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Walter Burke

Highest Rated:   100% The Crimson Kimono (1959)
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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
67% Support Your Local Gunfighter
  • Morris
1971
69% 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
96% 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
90% 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 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 Batman
1966-1968
  • Sparrow
  • 1966
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Mizell
  • 1960

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