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Eddie Albert (I) (1906–2005)


A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Eddie Albert was a circus trapeze flier before becoming a stage and radio actor. He made his film debut in 1938 and has worked steadily since, often cast as the friendly, good-natured buddy of the hero but occasionally being cast as a villain; one of his most memorable roles was as the cowardly, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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 1997 California (TV Series)
Ben McKay
 1997 Extreme Ghostbusters (TV Series)
Ben - Museum Curator
- The Jersey Devil (1997) ... Ben - Museum Curator (voice)
 1996-1997 Spider-Man (TV Series)
Adrian Toomes / Old Vulture / Vulture
- Partners in Danger Chapter 5: Partners (1997) ... Old Vulture / Adrian Toomes (voice)
 1995 The Barefoot Executive (TV Movie)
Herbert Gower
 1994 Death Valley Memories
Narrator
 1994 Headless! (Short)
Sheriff George
 1993 Time Trax (TV Series)
Noah
- Treasure of the Ages (1993) ... Noah
 1993 The Golden Palace (TV Series)
Bill Douglas
- Say Goodbye, Rose (1993) ... Bill Douglas
 1993 Okavango: The Wild Frontier (TV Series)
Uncle Bill
- The End of Life as We Knew It (1993) ... Uncle Bill
- SoThis Is Africa (1993) ... Uncle Bill
 1991 The Girl from Mars (TV Movie)
Dr. Charles Favender
 1990 The Ray Bradbury Theatre (TV Series)
Jonathan Hughes
- Touch of Petulance (1990) ... Jonathan Hughes
 1989 Brenda Starr
Police Chief Maloney
 1989 thirtysomething (TV Series)
Charlie Weston
- Elliot's Dad (1989) ... Charlie Weston
 1989 The Big Picture
M.C. (as Eddie Albert Sr.)
 1988 War and Remembrance (TV Mini-Series)
Breckinridge Long
- Part 6 (1988) ... Breckinridge Long
 1988 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Roger Leads
- Dream Me a Life (1988) ... Roger Leads
 1988 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Jackson Lane
- The Body Politic (1988) ... Jackson Lane
 1987 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
Carlton Travis
- Manhunt (1987) ... Carlton Travis
- New Faces (1987) ... Carlton Travis
 1987 Turnaround
Theo, magiker
 1987 Mercy or Murder? (TV Movie)
Joe Varon
 1986 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Senator Corky McCorkindale
- Jonathan Smith Goes to Washington (1986) ... Senator Corky McCorkindale
 1986 Dress Gray (TV Movie)
Judge Hand
 1985 Head Office
Pete Helmes
 1985 Stitches
Dean Bradley
 1985 Hotel (TV Series)
MacDonald 'Mack' Erickson
- Pathways (1985) ... MacDonald 'Mack' Erickson
 1985 In Like Flynn (TV Movie)
Bill White
 1984 Burning Rage (TV Movie)
Will Larson
 1984 The Act
Harry Kruger
 1983 The Demon Murder Case (TV Movie)
Father Dietrich
 1983 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Judge Elliott Morris Taylor
- Pirate's Key: Part 2 (1983) ... Judge Elliott Morris Taylor
- Pirate's Key: Part 1 (1983) ... Judge Elliott Morris Taylor
 1982 Rooster (TV Movie)
Rev. Harlan Barnum
 1981 Goliath Awaits (TV Movie)
Adm. Wiley Sloan
 1981 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
John Cramer
- The Fall Guy (1981) ... John Cramer
 1981 Take This Job and Shove It
Samuel Ellison
 1981 Peter and Paul (TV Movie)
Festus
 1981 Yesterday
Bart Kramer
 1981 The Oklahoma City Dolls (TV Movie)
Coach Homer Sixx
 1981 Living in Paradise (TV Movie)
Vincent Slattery
 1980 Foolin' Around
Daggett
 1980 Beulah Land (TV Mini-Series)
Felix Kendrick
 1980 Border Cop
Moffat
 1978 The Word (TV Mini-Series)
Ogden Towery
 1978 Crash (TV Movie)
Capt. Dunn
 1978 Evening in Byzantium (TV Movie)
Brian Murphy
 1976 Moving Violation
Alex Warren
 1976 Birch Interval
Pa Strawacher
 1975 Hustle
Leo Sellers
 1975 Whiffs
Colonel Lockyer
 1975 The Devil's Rain
Dr. Sam Richards
 1975 Promise Him Anything (TV Movie)
Pop
 1974 The Take
Chief Berrigan
 1974 McQ
Kosterman
 1973 The Borrowers (TV Movie)
Pod Clock
 1973 Daddy's Girl (TV Movie)
Bob Randall
 1972 McCloud (TV Series)
Roy Erickson
- The Park Avenue Rustlers (1972) ... Roy Erickson
 1972 The Heartbreak Kid
Mr. Corcoran
 1972 Fireball Forward (TV Movie)
Col. Douglas Graham
 1972 The Lorax (TV Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1971 See the Man Run (TV Movie)
Dr. Thomas Spencer
 1971 Columbo (TV Series)
Maj. Gen. Martin J. Hollister
- Dead Weight (1971) ... Maj. Gen. Martin J. Hollister
 1971 Li'l Abner (TV Movie)
 1970 Howdy (TV Movie)
 1968 Mouse on the Mayflower (TV Movie)
Capt. Standish (voice)
 1966 7 Women
Charles Pether - Mission Teacher
 1965 The Party's Over
Ben
 1965 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Brother Love
- The Love Affair (1965) ... Brother Love
 1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Arthur J. Poindexter
- Who Killed Rosie Sunset? (1965) ... Arthur J. Poindexter
 1965 The Rogues (TV Series)
Gregg Roberts
- The Golden Ocean (1965) ... Gregg Roberts
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Bert Andrews
- The Gun (1964) ... Dr. Bert Andrews
 1964 Rawhide (TV Series)
Taylor Dickson
- The Photographer (1964) ... Taylor Dickson
 1964 The Reporter (TV Series)
Paul Pollard
- A Time to Be Silent (1964) ... Paul Pollard
 1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Andy Thorne
- Cry of Silence (1964) ... Andy Thorne
 1964 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Charlie O'Rourke
- Visions of Sugar Plums (1964) ... Charlie O'Rourke
 1964 The Lieutenant (TV Series)
Rodney Cameron O'Rourke
- O'Rourke (1964) ... Rodney Cameron O'Rourke
 1964 The Nutcracker (TV Movie)
Host / narrator (U.S.version)
 1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Norman French
- A Vote of Confidence (1963) ... Dr. Norman French
 1963 Captain Newman, M.D.
Col. Norval Algate Bliss
 1963 Combat! (TV Series)
Phil
- Doughboy (1963) ... Phil
 1963 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series)
Frank Land
- The Loser (1963) ... Frank Land
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Ken Downer
- I Feel Like a Rutabaga (1963) ... Ken Downer
 1963 General Hospital (TV Series)
Jack Boland #1 (1993)
 1963 Miracle of the White Stallions
Rider Otto
 1963 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Lewis Wiley
- Accomplice (1963) ... Lewis Wiley
 1963 Wide Country (TV Series)
Duke Donovan
- The Judas Goat (1963) ... Duke Donovan
 1963 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Frank Foster
- Windfall (1963) ... Frank Foster
 1963 Naked City (TV Series)
Earl Johannis
 1962 Who's Got the Action?
Clint Morgan
 1957-1962 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Kurt Davos / John Darro
- The Kurt Davos Story (1962) ... Kurt Davos
- The John Darro Story (1957) ... John Darro
 1962 The Virginian (TV Series)
Cal Kroeger
- Impasse (1962) ... Cal Kroeger
 1953-1962 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Jordan Blake / Sam Stover
- Famous (1961) ... Jordan Blake
- Apple of His Eye (1959) ... Sam Stover
- Tin Wedding (1953)
 1962 Winter Journey (TV Movie)
Frank Elgin, an actor
 1962 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
Joe Minelli
- The Night the Phone Rang (1962) ... Joe Minelli
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Mark Evans
- The Time of the Tonsils (1962) ... Mark Evans
 1962 The New Breed (TV Series)
Walter Cowley
- A Motive Named Walter (1962) ... Walter Cowley
 1962 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Gene Billstrom
- An Uncommonly Innocent Killing (1962) ... Gene Billstrom
 1962 Madison Avenue
Harvey Holt Ames
 1961 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Bonzo Croydon
- A Fistful of Pride (1961) ... Bonzo Croydon
 1961 Frontier Circus (TV Series)
Dr. Payton Jordan
- The Hunter and the Hunted (1961) ... Dr. Payton Jordan
 1961 The Two Little Bears
Harry Davis
 1961 Theatre '62 (TV Series)
 1961 The Spiral Staircase (TV Movie)
Albert Warren
 1961 The Young Doctors
Dr, Charles Dornberger
 1954-1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Louie Schmidt / Paul Mattson / Narrator
- Louie and the Horseless Buggy (1961) ... Louie Schmidt
- Into the Night (1955) ... Paul Mattson
- I'm a Fool (1954) ... Narrator
 1960 Startime (TV Series)
Host
- Well, What About You? (1960) ... Host
 1960 Sunday Showcase (TV Series)
Guest
- Hollywood Sings (1960) ... Guest
 1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Oliver Erwenter / Leroy Dawson
- The Ding-A-Ling Girl (1959) ... Leroy Dawson
 1959 Beloved Infidel
Bob Carter
 1959 The Ballad of Louie the Louse (TV Movie)
Paul Hughes
 1959 Riverboat (TV Series)
Dan Simpson
- The Unwilling (1959) ... Dan Simpson
 1959 Laramie (TV Series)
Roany Bishop
- Glory Road (1959) ... Roany Bishop
 1959 The David Niven Show (TV Series)
Adam Winter
- The Promise (1959) ... Adam Winter
 1959 Your Hit Parade (TV Series)
 1958 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Joe Minelli
- The Night the Phone Rang (1958) ... Joe Minelli
 1954-1958 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Max Asher / Tiger Tipton / Lionel Kent
- The Last Witness (1958) ... Max Asher
- The Count of Ten (1954) ... Tiger Tipton
- Act of Faith (1954) ... Lionel Kent
 1956-1958 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Jess Matson / Jed Wiley / Sam Barlow / ...
- The Vaunted (1958) ... Jess Matson
- A Gun for My Bride (1957) ... Jed Wiley
- Fugitive (1957) ... Sam Barlow
 1952-1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Sheldon Black / Randy Smith
- Last Edition (1958) ... Sheldon Black
- Too Many Nelsons (1955) ... Randy Smith
 1958 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Calvin Lazarus
- Lazarus Walks Again (1958) ... Calvin Lazarus
 1958 The Roots of Heaven
Abe Fields
 1958 The Gun Runners
Hanagan
 1958 Orders to Kill
Major MacMahon
 1958 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Jim Hammond
- An End to Fear (1958) ... Jim Hammond
 1956-1957 Climax! (TV Series)
David Adams / Barney Kanda / Gabe Douglas
- Murder Has a Deadline (1957) ... David Adams
- Let It Be Me (1957) ... Barney Kanda
- Burst of Violence (1956) ... Gabe Douglas
 1957 The Joker Is Wild
Austin Mack
 1956 Our Mr. Sun (TV Movie)
The Fiction Writer
 1956 Attack
Capt. Erskine Cooney
 1956 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Ralph Grimes
- No License to Kill (II) (1956) ... Ralph Grimes
 1953-1956 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Ted / Narrator
- Rise Up and Walk (1956) ... Ted
- Wings Over Barriers (1953) ... Narrator
 1953-1956 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Charlie
- Rise Up and Walk (1956)
- The Bachelor Party (1953) ... Charlie
 1955 I'll Cry Tomorrow
Burt McGuire
 1955 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Jesse
- The World to Nothing (1955) ... Jesse
 1955 The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater (TV Series)
R.J. Banning
- And Now from the Audience (1955) ... R.J. Banning
 1955 The Girl Rush
Elliot Atterbury
 1955 Front Row Center (TV Series)
Dr. Jack Davidson
- Johnny Belinda (1955) ... Dr. Jack Davidson
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Joey White
- Human Nature Through a Rear View Mirror (1955) ... Joey White
 1955 The Chocolate Soldier (TV Movie)
Bumerli
 1955 A Connecticut Yankee (TV Movie)
Martin Barret
 1954 Medallion Theatre (TV Series)
- Homestead (1954)
 1953 Season's Greetings (TV Movie)
 1953 The Motorola Television Hour (TV Series)
 1953 The Philip Morris Playhouse (TV Series)
 1951-1953 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
John Peter Zenger / Winston Smith
- 1984 (1953) ... Winston Smith
- The Trial of John Peter Zenger (1953) ... John Peter Zenger
- The Trial of John Peter Zenger (1951) ... John Peter Zenger
 1953 Nothing But the Best (TV Series)
Host
- Episode #1.2 (1953) ... Host
- Episode #1.1 (1953) ... Host
 1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV Series)
- The Little Wife (1953)
 1953 Danger (TV Series)
- Subpoena (1953)
 1949-1953 Suspense (TV Series)
Danny Maguire
- Mutiny Below (1953) ... Danny Maguire
- Revenge (1949)
 1953 The Plymouth Playhouse (TV Series)
 1952 Carrie
Charles Drouet
 1952 Actor's and Sin
Orlando Higgens (segment "Woman of Sin")
 1951 Somerset Maugham TV Theatre (TV Series)
- Smith Serves (1951)
 1951 Lights Out (TV Series)
 1951 Meet Me After the Show
Chris Leeds
 1951 You're in the Navy Now
Lt. Bill Barron
 1950 The Fuller Brush Girl
Humphrey Briggs
 1948 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
 1948 Every Girl Should Be Married
Harry Proctor / 'Old' Joe (uncredited)
 1948 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
- Joy to the World (1948)
 1948 You Gotta Stay Happy
Bullets Baker
 1947 Unconquered
Barker (scenes deleted)
 1947 Time Out of Mind
Jake Bullard
 1947 Hit Parade of 1947
Kip Walker
 1947 Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman
Steve Nelson
 1947 The Perfect Marriage
Gil Cummins
 1943 Bombardier
Tom Hughes
 1943 Ladies' Day
Wacky Waters
 1943 Lady Bodyguard
Terry Moore
 1942 Eagle Squadron
Leckie
 1942 Treat 'Em Rough
Bill Kingsford aka The Panama Kid
 1941 Out of the Fog
George Watkins
 1941 Thieves Fall Out
Edward 'Eddie' Barnes
 1941 The Wagons Roll at Night
Matt Varney
 1941 The Great Mr. Nobody
Robert 'Dreamy' Smith
 1940 A Dispatch from Reuter's
Max Wagner
 1940 My Love Came Back
Dusty Rhodes
 1940 An Angel from Texas
Peter Coleman
 1939 On Your Toes
Phil Dolan Jr.
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Stage Play: The Boys from Syracuse. Musical comedy. Music by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Lorenz Hart. Book by George Abbott. Based on the play "The Comedy of Errors" by William Shakespeare. Vocal arrangements by Hugh Martin. Music orchestrated by Hans Spialek. Musical Director: Harry S. Levant. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Costume Design ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Eddie Albert Sr. | Eddie Albert Heimberger

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on turning 82 in 1988]: I'm happy to be alive. I've had three pieces of cake otherwise I'm looking after my health. See more »

Trivia:

His wife, Margo, died in 1985, just five months before the couple's 40th wedding anniversary. See more »

Trademark:

His gruff voice See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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