Robert J. Wilke

Robert Wilkie

Highest Rated: 100% Wichita (1955)

Lowest Rated: 40% Fate Is the Hunter (1964)

Birthday: May 18, 1914

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

While he looked as rugged as other Western television actors of his day, Robert J. Wilke never quite achieved the same level of stardom as some of his contemporaries. Nevertheless, he had a lengthy and prolific career, beginning in the mid-'30s as a movie stuntman, which led to acting roles in features (in small parts, generally henchmen or ne'er do wells). By the early '50s, he was still appearing in minor Westerns when he had a breakthrough in "High Noon" as Jim Pierce, one of the three bad guys waiting for Gary Cooper's Will Kane at the train station. Although the vast majority of his subsequent film roles were also villains, "High Noon" led to a small part in "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," as well as lots of television work. During the late '50s and the '60s, Wilke landed his first recurring characters, on two episodes of "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" and the "Zorro" series, and around this time he also became familiar to fans of Western shows, logging credits for "Gunsmoke," "Bonanza," and countless others. Toward the end of his career, his highlights included Terrence Malick's 1978 romance "Days of Heaven," in which he played the main characters' primary antagonist. Yet Wilke's farm foreman was something of a revelation, coming across more as a working man with responsibilities to carry out than the sneering villain one might have expected.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Manu Baunilha, Bia Chocolate Unknown (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Monkey Rip-Off Zaerbo (Character) - 1979
92% 89% Days of Heaven The Farm Foreman (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 14% The Boy Who Cried Werewolf The Sheriff (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 22% Santee Deake (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler Hugh Fielding (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 43% A Gunfight Marshal Tom Cater (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Desperate Mission Gant (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Officer Shaw (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 33% They Call It Murder Sheriff Rex Brandon (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 68% The Cheyenne Social Club Corey Bannister (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Smoky Jeff Nicks (Character) - 1966
40% 62% Fate Is the Hunter Stillman (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shock Treatment Mike Newton (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gun Hawk Johnny Flanders (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Long Rope Ben Matthews (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Slowest Gun in the West Billy the Kid Blake (Character) - 1960
89% 87% The Magnificent Seven Wallace (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Never Steal Anything Small Lennie (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Return to Warbow Red (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hot Summer Night Tom Ellis (Character) - 1957
50% 55% Night Passage Concho (Character) - 1957
100% 70% The Tarnished Angels Hank (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Raw Edge Sile Doty (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Canyon River Joe Graycoe (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rawhide Years Neal (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 38% Backlash Jeff Welker (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 30% Gun the Man Down Matt Rankin (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Smoke Signal 1st Sgt. Daly (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 84% The Lone Ranger Cassidy (Character) - 1955
100% 67% Wichita Ben Thompson (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shotgun Bentley (Character) - 1955
89% 74% 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea First Mate of the Nautilus (Character) - 1954
92% 84% From Here to Eternity Sgt. Henderson (uncredited) (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet War Paint Trooper Grady (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 41% Arrowhead Sgt. Stone (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wyoming Roundup Henchman Wyatt (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cattle Town Keeno (Character) - 1952
97% 89% High Noon Pierce (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 48% The Las Vegas Story Clayton (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Mountains Henry Mandel (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Overland Telegraph Bellew (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hot Lead Stoney Dawson (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 27% Best of the Badmen Jim Younger (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Across the Badlands Duke Jackson / Keno Jackson (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Cronin (Character) - 1949
80% 70% Buck Privates Come Home GI Buddy (uncredited) (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trail of Kit Carson Dave MacRoy (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Call of the Rockies Deputy Jim (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 50% The Yellow Rose of Texas Deputy (uncredited) (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet The San Antonio Kid Henchman (Character) - 1944

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dallas Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kung Fu Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sheriff of Cochise Pat Burke (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1968-1969 1964-1965 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tarzan Colin Yeager (Guest Star) 1966-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cimarron Strip Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Pegger (Guest Star) 1967 1964 1962 1958-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Johnny (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Ben Holladay (Character) 1965-1966 1962-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1962-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Deputy Sheriff Connors (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1962-1963 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Clint Buckner (Guest Star) 1959-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Vern Reece (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dakotas Judge Everett Markham (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1963 1958-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1961-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Target: The Corruptors Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronco Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tall Man Marshal Ben Hartley (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal Dillon Unknown (Guest Star) 1958-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Guest Star) 1960 1955-1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bat Masterson Rod Clements (Guest Star) 1958-1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zorro Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star) 1958-1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Thin Man Duke Martin (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Screen Directors Playhouse Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Mr. Corey (Guest Star) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jeff's Collie Unknown (Guest Star) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Four Star Playhouse Unknown (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Roy Rogers Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1952-1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gene Autry Show Henchman Cody (Guest Star) 1952 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1950

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