Nick Cravat

Highest Rated: 100% Cat Ballou (1965)
Birthday: Jan 11, 1912
Birthplace: Not Available
Diminutive New York native Nick Cravat spent his first two decades in show business as a circus and carnival acrobat. From the mid-'30s to the early '40s, he was the smaller half of the Lang and Cravat trapeze act; "Lang" was his childhood pal Burt Lancaster. While it is commonly assumed that Cravat made his first screen appearances in tandem with Lancaster, his film debut was in fact My Friend Irma (1949), which starred Diana Lynn, Marie Wilson, and Martin and Lewis. He did, of course, show up quite often in Lancaster's starring features, beginning with The Flame and the Arrow (1950) and ending with The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977). In the delightful The Crimson Pirate (1952), Cravat was afforded co-star billing with Lancaster, above leading lady Eva Bartok. Because he so often played a mute, many filmgoers believed that Cravat was genuinely non-verbal; actually, he possessed so thick and pronounced an East Coast accent that he was averse to mouthing dialogue. Outside of his work with Lancaster, Cravat is best remembered for one of his uncredited appearances: as the "thing on the wing" in the 1963 Twilight Zone installment "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet."

Highest Rated Movies



52% The Island of Dr. Moreau M'Ling 1977
86% Ulzana's Raid Trooper 1972
No Score Yet Valdez Is Coming Gang Member 1971
70% The Scalphunters Ramon 1968
No Score Yet The Way West Calvelli 1967
100% Cat Ballou Ad-Lib 1965
100% Run Silent, Run Deep Russo 1958
No Score Yet The Story of Mankind Apprentice 1957
No Score Yet Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier Busted Luck 1955
No Score Yet King Richard and the Crusaders Nectobanus 1954
No Score Yet 3 Ring Circus (Jerrico, the Wonder Clown) Timmy 1954
100% The Crimson Pirate Ojo 1952
No Score Yet Ten Tall Men Disgruntled Riff 1951
100% The Flame and the Arrow Piccolo 1950
No Score Yet My Friend Irma Mushie 1949
No Score Yet The File on Thelma Jordon Reporter 1949


80% The Twilight Zone
  • 1963


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