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Walter Brooke

Highest Rated:   100% Marooned (1969)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
82% Jagged Edge
  • Duane Bendix
1985
No Score Yet Separate Ways
  • Lawrence
1982
19% The Nude Bomb (The Return of Maxwell Smart)
  • American Ambassador
1980
No Score Yet Make Me an Offer
  • Glenn Harris
1980
87% 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
71% Black Sunday
  • Fowler
1977
60% 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
50% Executive Action
  • Smythe
1973
No Score Yet One Little Indian
  • The Doctor
1973
80% 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
57% Tora! Tora! Tora!
  • Capt. Wilkinson
1970
92% The Landlord
  • Mr. Enders
1970
100% 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
91% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
  • Sandler Judge Simpson
  • 1982
  • 1976
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Chad Cooper Dr. Raymond Gordon
  • 1963
  • 1961

Quotes from Walter Brooke's Characters