Walter Burke

Walter Burke

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Crimson Kimono (1959)
  • Lowest Rated: 62% Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971)
  • Birthday: Aug 25, 1908
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Diminutive Irish-American character actor Walter Burke kicked off his film career in 1948. Burke's weaselly, cigarette-dangling-from-lips characterization of political flunky Sugar Boy in the Oscar-winning All the King's Men (1949) set the tone for most of his later roles. Though often afforded meaty roles on television -- he was one of several actors who subbed for William Talman during the 1960-1961 season of Perry Mason -- Burke had no objection to accepting tiny but memorable bits, such as the cockney who warns Eliza Doolittle, "There's a bloke be'ind that pillar, takin' down every word that you're sayin'!" in the opening scene of My Fair Lady (1964). In another unbilled assignment, Burke convincingly voice-doubled for narrator Walter Winchell in a handful of early-'60s episodes of The Untouchables. Closing out his film career in the early '70s, Walter Burke moved to Pennsylvania, where he became an acting teacher.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Stone Killer J.D. 1973
No Score Yet Chandler Zeno 1971
62% Support Your Local Gunfighter Morris 1971
71% Support Your Local Sheriff! Fred Johnson 1969
80% The President's Analyst Henry Lux 1967
No Score Yet Double Trouble Captain Roach's Mate 1967
95% My Fair Lady Main Bystander 1964
No Score Yet The Wheeler Dealers Billy Joe 1963
No Score Yet The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze Lory Filch 1963
86% How the West Was Won Gambler 1963
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast Grimaldi 1962
No Score Yet Jack the Giant Killer Garna 1962
100% The Crimson Kimono Ziggy 1959
No Score Yet Never Love a Stranger Keough 1958
No Score Yet M McMahan 1951
No Score Yet The Guy Who Came Back O'Hara 1951
No Score Yet The Killer That Stalked New York Danny 1950
No Score Yet Dark City Bartender 1950
No Score Yet Mystery Street Ornithologist 1950
97% All the King's Men Sugar Boy 1949
86% The Naked City Backalis 1948

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
1972-1977
Joey Collins
  • 1976
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Nate Ullstead
  • 1972
No Score Yet Night Gallery
1970-1973
Jameson
  • 1972
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Campbell Jesse Tim
  • 1972
  • 1966
  • 1961
No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie
1965-1970
Ross
  • 1970
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Willie Judge Brooker Herman Elko Hager
  • 1969
  • 1965
  • 1963
  • 1962
  • 1960
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Smiley
  • 1968
No Score Yet Lost in Space
1965-1968
O.M.
  • 1967
93% Batman
1966-1968
Sparrow
  • 1966
No Score Yet Hogan's Heroes
1965-1971
Alf
  • 1966
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Doc Martin
  • 1966
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
James Blackburn Freddie Green Jack Grabba Man Kelso
  • 1966
  • 1964
  • 1961
  • 1960
  • 1959
No Score Yet Bewitched
1964-1972
Zeno
  • 1965
83% The Munsters
1964-1966
Swanson
  • 1965
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Mizell
  • 1960
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Benny
  • 1959

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