Mike Mazurki

Highest Rated: 100% Nightmare Alley (1947)
Lowest Rated: 11% Four for Texas (1963)
Birthday: Dec 25, 1907
Birthplace: Not Available
Though typecast as a dull-witted brute, Austrian-born Mike Mazurki was the holder of a Bachelor of Arts degree from Manhattan College. During the 1930s, he was a professional football and basketball player, as well as a heavyweight wrestler. His clock-stopping facial features enabled Mazurki to pick up bit and supporting roles in such films as The Shanghai Gesture (1941) and Dr.Renault's Secret (1943). Larger parts came his way after his indelible portrayal of psychotic brute Moose Malloy in 1944's Murder My Sweet. His trademarked slurred speech was reportedly the result of an injury to his Adam's apple, incurred during his wrestling days. While villainy was his bread and butter, Mazurki enjoyed working with comedians like Jerry Lewis and Lou Costello; he was particularly fond of the latter because the diminutive Costello treated him with dignity and respect, defending big Mike against people who treated the hulking actor like a big dumb lug. Mazurki's many TV appearances included a regular role on the short-lived 1971 sitcom The Chicago Teddy Bears. In 1976, Mike Mazurki was effectively cast as a kindly trapper in the family-oriented "four-waller" Challenge to Be Free, which ended up a cash cow for the veteran actor.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Devil's Henchman Actor 2012
63% Dick Tracy Old Man at Hotel 1990
No Score Yet Mob Boss Actor 1990
59% Amazon Women on the Moon Dutch ("Reckless Youth") $0.6M 1987
No Score Yet Doin' Time Bruno 1985
No Score Yet The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Logan 1981
No Score Yet The Man with Bogart's Face Himself 1980
75% Alligator Gatekeeper 1980
No Score Yet Gas Pump Girls Moiv 1979
No Score Yet One Man Jury Handler 1978
No Score Yet The Magic of Lassie Apollo 1978
No Score Yet Mad Bull Actor 1977
No Score Yet The Incredible Rocky Mountain Race Actor 1977
No Score Yet Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood Studio Guard 1976
No Score Yet Challenge To Be Free Trapper 1975
No Score Yet The McCullochs Randall 1975
No Score Yet The Centerfold Girls (Girl Hunter) Actor 1974
No Score Yet Which Way to the Front? Rocky (uncredited) 1970
43% The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin Mountain Ox 1967
No Score Yet 7 Women Tunga Khan 1966
60% The Disorderly Orderly Driver 1964
67% Cheyenne Autumn 1st Sgt. Stanislaus Wichowsky 1964
11% Four for Texas Chad 1963
73% It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Miner 1963
60% Donovan's Reef Sgt. Monk Menkowicz 1963
No Score Yet Five Weeks in a Balloon Slave Captain 1962
No Score Yet Zotz! Igor 1962
63% Pocketful of Miracles Big Mike 1961
50% The Errand Boy Blonde `Movie Siren' 1961
No Score Yet The Facts of Life Man in Motel Room 1960
95% Some Like It Hot Spats' Henchman 1959
No Score Yet Alias Jesse James Tough 1959
No Score Yet The Buccaneer Tarsus 1958
No Score Yet Hell Ship Mutiny Ross 1957
No Score Yet Man in the Vault Louie 1956
71% Around the World in 80 Days Character 1956
No Score Yet Davy Crockett and the River Pirates Actor 1956
No Score Yet Comanche Flat Mouth 1956
57% Kismet Chief Policeman 1955
No Score Yet Blood Alley Big Han 1955
No Score Yet Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier Bigfoot Mason 1955
No Score Yet New York Confidential Arnie Wendler 1955
No Score Yet The Egyptian Death House Foreman 1954
No Score Yet My Favorite Spy Monkara 1951
No Score Yet The Light Touch Charles 1951
No Score Yet Ten Tall Men Roshko 1951
No Score Yet Dark City Sidney Winant 1950
79% Night and the City Strangler 1950
No Score Yet Watch The Birdie Actor 1950
57% Samson and Delilah Leader of Philistine Soldiers 1949
No Score Yet Abandoned Hoppe 1949
No Score Yet Rope of Sand Pierson 1949
No Score Yet Come to the Stable Heavy Man 1949
No Score Yet Neptune's Daughter MacMozolla 1949
No Score Yet The Noose Hangs High Chuck 1948
No Score Yet I Walk Alone Dan 1948
80% Unconquered Dave Bone 1947
No Score Yet Killer Dill Little Joe 1947
100% Nightmare Alley Bruno 1947
80% Sinbad the Sailor Yusuf 1947
No Score Yet Mysterious Intruder Harry Pontos 1946
No Score Yet Dakota Bigtree Collins 1945
No Score Yet Dick Tracy, Detective Alexis "Splitface" Banning 1945
No Score Yet Abbott and Costello in Hollywood Klondike Pete 1945
No Score Yet The Spanish Main Swaine 1945
No Score Yet Nob Hill Rafferty's Fighter 1945
60% The Thin Man Goes Home Man 1945
89% The Horn Blows at Midnight Humphrey Rafferty 1945
93% Murder, My Sweet Moose Malloy 1944
No Score Yet The Princess and the Pirate Pirate 1944
No Score Yet Summer Storm Policeman 1944
83% The Canterville Ghost Metropolus 1944
No Score Yet Shine On, Harvest Moon Bouncer 1944
No Score Yet Lost Angel Fighter 1943
No Score Yet Swing Fever Wrestler 1943
No Score Yet Thank Your Lucky Stars Olaf 1943
No Score Yet Behind the Rising Sun Japanese Wrestler 1943
No Score Yet Mission to Moscow Workman 1943
No Score Yet It Ain't Hay Bouncer 1943
No Score Yet Dr. Renault's Secret Rogell (uncredited) 1942
100% The Shanghai Gesture Coolie 1942
100% Gentleman Jim Jake Kilrain 1942
No Score Yet Two Mugs from Brooklyn Joe 1942
No Score Yet Belle of the Nineties New Orleans Audience Admirer 1934

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Whale
  • 1971
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Big Man Big Jack
  • 1969
  • 1968
No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies
1962-1971
Wrestler
  • 1968
93% Batman
1966-1968
Allegro
  • 1967
No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie
1965-1970
Girard
  • 1967
90% Gilligan's Island
1964-1967
Igor
  • 1966
83% The Munsters
1964-1966
Leo
  • 1964

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