Walter Brooke

Highest Rated: 92% The Landlord (1970)
Birthday: Oct 13, 1914
Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
It's hard to believe that American actor Walter Brooke, who always looked about 45 years old, actually made his first film in 1942 when he was all of 27. Confined for the most part to B productions after his film debut in Bullet Scars (1942), Brooke's film roles improved as he grew into his familiar businesslike demeanor, as in his plot-motivating character in Conquest of Space (1953). Character actors never seem to be out of work, and Brooke was no exception. A full two decades after his film bow, he was still getting good parts in films like The Graduate (1967) (as Mr. Maguire) and Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970). In between film assignments, Brooke kept busy on television. Among his many guest-starring spots (including the 1963 Twilight Zone episode "A Short Drink from a Certain Fountain"), Walter Brooke played Bill Herbert for two years on the early serial One Man's Family (1950-52); he was a regular two other soap operas, Three Steps to Heaven (1953) and Paradise Bay (1965); and he was seen as District Attorney Scanlon on the adventure series The Green Hornet (1966), costarring with Van Williams and a young Bruce Lee.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
83% Jagged Edge Duane Bendix 1985
No Score Yet Separate Ways Lawrence 1982
17% The Nude Bomb (The Return of Maxwell Smart) American Ambassador 1980
No Score Yet Make Me an Offer Glenn Harris 1980
83% North Dallas Forty Doctor 1979
No Score Yet In Search of Historic Jesus Joseph 1979
No Score Yet Joseph and His Brothers Actor 1979
No Score Yet Beyond Reason Actor 1978
68% Black Sunday Fowler 1977
55% Fun with Dick and Jane Mr. Weeks 1977
38% St. Ives Mickey 1976
78% The Big Bus Mr. Ames 1976
No Score Yet The Other Side of the Mountain Dean 1975
No Score Yet Framed Senator 1975
No Score Yet Nightmare at 43 Hillcrest Actor 1974
No Score Yet Harrad Summer Sam Grove 1974
No Score Yet Stowaway to the Moon Whitehead 1974
57% Executive Action Smythe 1973
No Score Yet One Little Indian The Doctor 1973
71% Lawman Luther Harris 1971
67% The Andromeda Strain Corpse in water (uncredited) 1971
No Score Yet The Return of Count Yorga (The Abominable Count Yorga) Bill Nelson 1971
55% Tora! Tora! Tora! Capt. Wilkinson 1970
92% The Landlord Mr. Enders 1970
83% Marooned Radin, Network Commentator 1969
50% Yours, Mine and Ours Howard Beardsley 1968
No Score Yet Sergeant Ryker Col. Arthur Merriam 1968
No Score Yet How Sweet It Is! Haskell Wax 1968
88% The Graduate Mr. Maguire 1967
No Score Yet The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm The Mayor 1962
No Score Yet The Party Crashers Mr. Webster 1958
60% Conquest of Space Gen. Samuel T. Merritt 1955
No Score Yet Conquest of Space Actor 1954
No Score Yet C-Man Joe 1949
No Score Yet The Iron Major Lt. Stone 1943
No Score Yet The Gay Sisters Reporter 1942
92% Yankee Doodle Dandy Reporter 1942
No Score Yet In This Our Life Cab driver 1942
63% Desperate Journey Flight Sgt. Warwick 1942
No Score Yet The Male Animal Reporter 1942
82% They Died With Their Boots On Rosser 1941

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
Sandler Judge Simpson
  • 1982
  • 1976
No Score Yet The Incredible Hulk
1978-1982
Mark Roberts
  • 1980
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
Dr. Gilliam Councilman Becker Dr. Forbes Harry Chase
  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1978
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
Kellerman Twilliger
  • 1979
No Score Yet M*A*S*H
1972-1983
Gen. Lyle Weiskopf
  • 1979
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
Clyde Sondman Dr. Bosca Gertmanian
  • 1979
  • 1977
  • 1974
No Score Yet The Waltons
1972-1981
Johnson Mr. Johnson
  • 1978
  • 1976
  • 1975
No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show
1970-1977
Judge
  • 1976
  • 1975
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Judge Lavery
  • 1975
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Roth
  • 1970
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Perry Fillmore Corry Finch
  • 1970
  • 1968
  • 1964
No Score Yet The Green Hornet
1966-1967
Frank Scanlon
  • 1967
  • 1966
83% The Munsters
1964-1966
John Stewart
  • 1965
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Moderator Jesse Platt Wilcox
  • 1965
  • 1964
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Chad Cooper Dr. Raymond Gordon
  • 1963
  • 1961
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Nichols
  • 1959

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