Walter Slezak

Walter Slezak

Highest Rated: 100% Emil and the Detectives (1964)

Lowest Rated: 67% Bedtime for Bonzo (1951)

Birthday: May 3, 1902

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria-Hungary

Romantic lead and then (due to his increasing weight) character player, discovered by Michael Curtiz in Hungary in 1922. Slezak began appearing in German films that year and moved to the US, initially as a stage actor, in 1930. His screen roles were often as heavies, notably in "This Land is Mine" (1943) and "Lifeboat" (1944). Like his father, Leo Slezak (1873-1946), he was also a gifted opera singer. Daughter Erika Slezak has appeared on daytime soaps.

Highest rated movies

Emil and the Detectives
Chained
Lifeboat
The Inspector General
People Will Talk
Born to Kill
Come September
Call Me Madam

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Legend of the Juggler The Innkeeper (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 18% Treasure Island Squire Trelawney (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 53% Black Beauty Hackenschmidt (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 86% Heidi Father Richter (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Caper of the Golden Bulls Antonio Gonzalez (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Coppelius Dr. Coppelius (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet 24 Hours to Kill Malouf (Character) - 1965
100% 53% Emil and the Detectives Baron (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 0% Swinger's Paradise Lloyd Davis (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 61% The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm Stossel (Character) - 1962
80% 78% Come September Maurice Clavell (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 20% The Miracle Flaco (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 14% Ten Thousand Bedrooms Papa Vittorio Martelli (Character) - 1957
80% 67% Call Me Madam Augustin Tantinnin (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Confidentially Connie Emil Spangenberg (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 12% White Witch Doctor Huysman (Character) - 1953
67% 38% Bedtime for Bonzo Prof. Hans Neumann (Character) - 1951
88% 79% People Will Talk Prof. Barker (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 59% Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion Sgt. Axmann (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 75% The Yellow Cab Man Dr. Byron Dokstedder (Character) - 1950
90% 80% The Inspector General Yakov (Character) - 1949
78% 75% The Pirate Don Pedro Vargas (Character) - 1948
80% 59% Sinbad the Sailor Melik (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 33% Riff-Raff Eric Molinar (Character) - 1947
83% 74% Born to Kill Matthew Albert Arnett (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Salome, Where She Danced Col. Ivan Dimitrioff (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 52% The Spanish Main Don Juan Alvarado (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 55% Cornered Melchior Incza (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 22% Step Lively Joe Gribble (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Till We Meet Again Vitrey (Character) - 1944
93% 87% Lifeboat Willy (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 82% The Princess and the Pirate La Roche (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 49% The Fallen Sparrow Dr. Christian Skaas (Character) - 1943
71% 82% This Land Is Mine Major Erich von Keller (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 59% Once Upon a Honeymoon Baron Franz Von Luber (Character) - 1942
94% 71% Chained Eugène Michael (Character) - 1924

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Assignment: Vienna Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Oskar Pauker (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet 100% Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cain's Hundred Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1958 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet New Comedy Showcase Count Von Slezak (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dow Hour of Great Mysteries Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Startime Unknown (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The United States Steel Hour Unknown (Character) 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1950-1951