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Luis Van Rooten



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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
67% Detective Story
  • Joe Feinson
1951
No Score Yet City Across the River
  • Joe Cusack
1949
No Score Yet Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture
  • Bill Craddock
1949
92% 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

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