Luis Van Rooten

Highest Rated: 100% The Big Clock (1948)
Lowest Rated: 70% Detective Story (1951)
Birthday: Nov 29, 1906
Birthplace: Not Available
Luis Van Rooten, he of the velvet voice and Mephistopholean countenance, was born in Mexico City and educated at the University of Pennsylvania. Van Rooten was a moderately successful architect before he decided upon an acting career. He was busiest in radio, playing the title role in The Adventures of Nero Wolfe, and appearing regularly on such series as Box 13, Bulldog Drummond, Chandu the Magician, The Damon Runyon Theater, Escape, John's Other Wife, and X Minus One. On television, Van Rooten was prominently featured on One Man's Family, Major Dell Conway of the Flying Tigers, and Wonderful John Acton, and was the frequent narrator of the 1960s documentary series Perspectives on Greatness. Off camera, Van Rooten enjoyed a reputation as an expert horticulturalist. Luis Van Rooten's film career began with 1944's The Hitler Gang and ended with 1961's Operation Eichmann; he played the same character, Nazi chieftan Heinrich Himmler, in both.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Lydia Bailey Gen. LeClerc 2009
No Score Yet Operation Eichmann Heinrich Himmler 1961
No Score Yet Curse of the Faceless Man Dr. Fiorillo 1958
No Score Yet Fraulein Fritz Graubach 1958
No Score Yet The Unholy Wife Ezra Benton 1957
No Score Yet The Sea Chase Matz 1955
No Score Yet Det Stora äventyret (The Great Adventure) Actor 1953
No Score Yet My Favorite Spy Hoenig 1951
70% Detective Story Joe Feinson 1951
97% Cinderella King and Grand Duke 1950
No Score Yet City Across the River Joe Cusack 1949
No Score Yet Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture Bill Craddock 1949
93% Champion Jerome Harris 1949
No Score Yet Night Has a Thousand Eyes Mr. Myers 1948
No Score Yet To the Ends of the Earth Alberto Berado 1948
100% The Big Clock Edwin Orlin 1948
No Score Yet Two Years Before the Mast Foster 1946
No Score Yet The Hitler Gang Heinrich Himmler 1944


No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
  • 1958
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
Tucker Mel
  • 1958
100% The Honeymooners
Mr. Johnson
  • 1956


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