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Mike Mazurki



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Devil's Henchman
  • Actor
2012
64% Dick Tracy
  • Old Man at Hotel
1990
No Score Yet Mob Boss
  • Actor
1990
60% Amazon Women on the Moon
  • Dutch ("Reckless Youth")
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
67% Alligator
  • Gatekeeper
1980
No Score Yet Gas Pump Girls
  • Moiv
1979
No Score Yet The Magic of Lassie
  • Apollo
1978
No Score Yet One Man Jury
  • Handler
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
No Score Yet The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin
  • Mountain Ox
1967
No Score Yet 7 Women
  • Tunga Khan
1966
60% The Disorderly Orderly
  • Driver
1964
70% Cheyenne Autumn
  • 1st Sgt. Stanislaus Wichowsky
1964
11% Four for Texas
  • Chad
1963
75% 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
44% The Errand Boy
  • Blonde `Movie Siren'
1961
No Score Yet The Facts of Life
  • Man in Motel Room
1960
96% 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
74% 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
50% 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
No Score Yet 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
No Score Yet 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Batman
1966-1968
  • Allegro

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