Peter Whitney

Highest Rated: 100% The Big Heat (1953)
Lowest Rated: 50% Mr. Skeffington (1944)
Birthday: May 24, 1916
Birthplace: Not Available
Burly character actor Peter Whitney was under contract to Warner Bros. from 1941 to 1945. Whitney spent much of that time on loan-out, playing a variety of moronic thugs and henchmen. His best-ever screen role (or roles) was as identical twin hillbilly murderers Mert and Bert Fleagle in the 1944 screwball classic Murder He Says. He enjoyed a rare romantic lead in the 1946 horror film The Brute Man (the title character was played by Rondo Hatton). Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Whitney supported himself by portraying some of TV's most scurrilous and homicidal backwoods villains. Peter Whitney essayed a more comical characterization as rustic free-loader Lafe Crick in several first-season episodes of The Beverly Hillbillies.

Highest Rated Movies



93% The Ballad of Cable Hogue Cushing 1970
No Score Yet Chubasco Matt 1968
96% In the Heat of the Night George Courtney 1967
No Score Yet The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm The Giant 1962
No Score Yet Buchanan Rides Alone Amos 1958
No Score Yet Man from Del Rio Ed Bannister 1956
No Score Yet Great Day in the Morning Phil the Cannibal 1956
No Score Yet The Last Frontier Sgt. Maj. Decker 1955
No Score Yet The Sea Chase Bachman 1955
No Score Yet Gorilla at Large Kovacs 1954
No Score Yet The Black Dakotas Grimes 1954
No Score Yet Day of Triumph Nikator 1954
No Score Yet All the Brothers Were Valiant James Finch 1953
No Score Yet The Great Sioux Uprising Ahab Jones 1953
100% The Big Heat Tierney 1953
No Score Yet Big Jim McLain Truckdriver 1952
No Score Yet The Iron Curtain Winikov 1948
No Score Yet The Gangster Brother-in-law 1947
No Score Yet Violence Joker Robinson 1947
No Score Yet Northwest Outpost Volkoff Overseer 1947
No Score Yet The Brute Man Actor 1946
100% Canyon Passage Actor 1946
No Score Yet The Notorious Lone Wolf Harvey Beaumont 1946
No Score Yet Three Strangers Gabby 1946
No Score Yet Hotel Berlin Heinrichs 1945
No Score Yet Murder, He Says Mert Fleagle/Bert Fleagle 1945
50% Mr. Skeffington Chester Forbish 1944
No Score Yet Action in the North Atlantic Whitey 1943
No Score Yet Destination Tokyo Dakota 1943
No Score Yet Reunion in France Soldier with Candy 1942
No Score Yet Whistling in Dixie Frank V. Baille 1942
No Score Yet Rio Rita Jake 1942
No Score Yet Valley of the Sun Willie 1942
No Score Yet Blues in the Night Pete 1941
No Score Yet Nine Lives Are Not Enough Roy Slocum 1941
No Score Yet Underground Alex Schumann, Underground Member 1941


No Score Yet Bonanza
Cutter Senator Carson Hudson
  • 1971
  • 1968
  • 1960
No Score Yet The Monkees
  • 1967
  • 1966
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
Dan Murdock Dan Braden Ira Holt
  • 1965
  • 1959
  • 1957
  • 1955
No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies
Lafe Lafe Crick
  • 1964
No Score Yet Rawhide
  • 1960
No Score Yet Maverick
Brock Agent Gunnerson
  • 1960
  • 1958
No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
Capt. McBain
  • 1954


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