Sorrell Booke

Sorrell Booke

Highest Rated: 93% Fail-Safe (1964)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Jan 4, 1930

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA

This accomplished character actor is most famous for his role in the long-running "The Dukes of Hazzard" (1979-85), in which he played Boss Hogg, the foolhardy Southern mayor who cut a porcine figure in his all-white suits. Few knew that Sorrell Booke started his acting career in Buffalo NY, where at age nine he performed on local radio programs, or that over the course of his life appeared in over 100 plays. He won critical acclaim for his role as the unreconstructed Ol' Cap'n Cotchipee on Broadway in "Purlie Victorious" (1961), a role he recreated for his film debut, "Gone Are the Days" (1963). His television credits include appearances on the series "Rich Man, Poor Man: Book II" (1976-77) and "Soap" as Mr. Lefkowitz. His film work includes "Fail Safe" (1964), "Slaughterhouse-Five" (1971) and "The Iceman Cometh" (1973). Toward the end of his life, he did voiceovers for animated films and TV programs and hosted the 1984 Cotton Bowl Parade on CBS.

Highest rated movies

Fail-Safe
The Iceman Cometh
What's Up, Doc?
Slaughterhouse Five
Up the Down Staircase
Freaky Friday
Bye Bye Braverman
Joy House

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 50% Yogi and the Invasion of the Space Bears Mountain Bear (Voice) - 1988
No Score Yet 73% Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers Sheriff Rufus Buzby/T.J. Buzby (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Record City Coznowski (Character) - 1977
0% 74% The Other Side of Midnight Lanchon (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened Samuelson (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 56% The Amazing Howard Hughes Fiorello LaGuardia (Character) - 1977
70% 57% Freaky Friday Charles Dilk (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 23% Special Delivery Hubert Zane (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brenda Starr A.J. Livwright (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 33% Adventures of the Queen Robert Dwight (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 28% Bank Shot Al G. Karp (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 31% Devil Times Five Harvey Beckman (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Take Oscar (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Max Dr. Scott Herndon (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Angry Man Dr. Max Vogel (Character) - 1974
91% 75% The Iceman Cometh Hugo Kalmar (Character) - 1973
82% 68% Slaughterhouse Five Lionel Merble (Character) - 1972
89% 88% What's Up, Doc? Harry (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Nick Carter Dr. Zimmerman (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Pattern of Morality Unknown (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mastermind Max Engstrom (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Manhunter Carl Auscher (Character) - 1969
38% 34% Bye Bye Braverman Holly Levine (Character) - 1968
80% 67% Up the Down Staircase Dr. Bester (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matchless Colonel Coolpepper (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 79% Black Like Me Dr. Jackson (Character) - 1964
33% 63% Joy House Harry (Character) - 1964
93% 91% Fail-Safe Congressman Raskob (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gone Are the Days Ol' Cap' (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Million Dollar Incident Press agent (Character) - 1961

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 57% Captain Planet and the Planeteers Sheriff Hebbs (Guest Voice) 1994
No Score Yet 80% Full House Lionel (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Newhart Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet 67% The Dukes of Hazzard Jefferson Davis "Boss" Hogg (Character),
Director
1979-1985
No Score Yet 65% Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Password 79 Guest 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Norm Crosby's Comedy Shop Guest 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's Happening!! Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet 100% The Rockford Files Wade G. Ward (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet 100% Soap Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet 100% Good Times Mr. Galbraith (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet 92% Little House on the Prairie Mr. Watson (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet 90% All in the Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1972 1975 1977
No Score Yet 84% Columbo J.J. Stringer (Guest Star) 1974 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Amazing Howard Hughes Fiorello LaGuardia (Character) 1977
No Score Yet 100% The Bob Newhart Show Mr. Perlmutter (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry O Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Quincy Lloyd (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Herbie (Character) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Dick Van Dyke Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1973-1974
No Score Yet 100% Kung Fu Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Gerald Pandy (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet 95% M*A*S*H Gen. Wilson Spaulding Barker (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Leon (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 222 Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare MacAllister Thane (Guest Star) 1963 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet 12 O'Clock High Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Sam Frazier (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alcoa Hour Bartender (Character) 1957