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Murray Alper (1904–1984)

Alper, a wonderful movie presence, played in numerous films as a cabbie, bookie, cop or GI. Although he never achieved star rating, he appeared with some of the screens biggest names. One of his last screen appearances was as a judo instructor in "The Nutty Professor" with Jerry Lewis. See full bio »

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 1969 Hook, Line and Sinker
Member - Board of Inquiry (uncredited)
 1966-1968 Get Smart (TV Series)
Owner of Diner / Contact Man
- Don't Look Back (1968) ... Owner of Diner
- Ship of Spies: Part 1 (1966) ... Contact Man
 1966-1968 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Doorman / Bartender
- Gomer and the Queen of Burlesque (1968) ... Doorman
- It Takes Two to Tangle (1966) ... Bartender
 1967 Green Acres (TV Series)
Bartender / Louie
- Das Lumpen (1967) ... Bartender
 1967 The Big Mouth
Ed - Motorcycle Officer (uncredited)
 1967 Occasional Wife (TV Series)
House Detective
- An Affair to Forget (1967) ... House Detective
 1967 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Bartender
- The Night of the Bogus Bandits (1967) ... Bartender
 1967 The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin
Police Officer (uncredited)
 1967 CBS Playhouse (TV Series)
Landlord
- The Final War of Olly Winter (1967) ... Landlord
 1966 Gidget (TV Series)
Cab Driver
- One More for the Road (1966) ... Cab Driver
 1966 Hazel (TV Series)
Bill
- Harold's Gift Horses (1966) ... Bill
 1965 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Mr. Lindley
- A Borderline Story (1965) ... Mr. Lindley
 1965 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
The Cabbie
- The Trap (1965) ... The Cabbie
 1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
The Conductor
- Four into Zero (1965) ... The Conductor
 1965 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Studio Driver
- Dash Riprock, You Cad (1965) ... Studio Driver
 1964 The Disorderly Orderly
Patient (uncredited)
 1964 The Munsters (TV Series)
The Second Man
- Tin Can Man (1964) ... The Second Man
 1964 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Pitchman
- The Race Town Story (1964) ... Pitchman
 1964 The Patsy
Bowler (uncredited)
 1963 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Bassett
- Some Weeks Are All Mondays (1963) ... Bassett
 1963 The Nutty Professor
Gym Attendant (uncredited)
 1963 Papa's Delicate Condition
Gambler (uncredited)
 1963 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Harv
- Wilson's Allergy (1963) ... Harv (uncredited)
 1962 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Creech / Mike
- Vengeance Is Mine (1962) ... Mike
 1962 What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Projectionist (uncredited)
 1962 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Crawford
- A Scent of Whales (1962) ... Crawford
 1962 Walk on the Wild Side
Diner in Cafe (uncredited)
 1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Delaney
- The Trial of Adam Troy (1961) ... Delaney
 1961 The Bob Cummings Show (TV Series)
 1961 The Ladies Man
Butcher (scenes deleted)
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series)
Sid
- Tight as a Drum (1961) ... Sid
 1961 The Case of the Dangerous Robin (TV Series)
- Key Man (1961)
 1960 Thriller (TV Series)
Older Bartender
- Knock Three-One-Two (1960) ... Older Bartender
 1960 Maverick (TV Series)
Gus
- Hadley's Hunters (1960) ... Gus
 1960 Ocean's Eleven
Deputy (uncredited)
 1960 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Diner Counterman
- Bentley's Birthday Gift (1960) ... Diner Counterman
 1960 The Leech Woman
Drunk (uncredited)
 1960 Lassie (TV Series)
Al
- Champ (1960) ... Al
 1955-1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Ship Passenger / Lloyd
- Not the Running Type (1960) ... Ship Passenger
- Breakdown (1955) ... Lloyd
 1960 Johnny Midnight (TV Series)
Bunkey
- One Over Par (1960) ... Bunkey
 1959 Johnny Staccato (TV Series)
Policeman
- Tempted (1959) ... Policeman
 1959 Markham (TV Series)
Hymie Kramer
- The Long Haul (1959) ... Hymie Kramer
 1959 Say One for Me
Otto (uncredited)
 1959 The Young Philadelphians
Diner Counterman (uncredited)
 1958 The Bob Cummings Show (TV Series)
Cabbie
- Grandpa Moves West (1958) ... Cabbie
 1958 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Joe
- A Very Merry Christmas (1958) ... Joe
 1958 The Geisha Boy
GI in Korea (uncredited)
 1958 December Bride (TV Series)
- Contour Chair (1958)
 1957 Baby Face Nelson
Alex - Bank Guard
 1957 The Thin Man (TV Series)
Trimmer
- The Duke of Sing Sing (1957) ... Trimmer
 1957 Calypso Joe
Transfer Man
 1957 Hey, Jeannie! (TV Series)
Steve
- Jeannie the Policewoman (1957) ... Steve
 1957 Hold That Hypnotist
Gale
 1957 Chain of Evidence
Honor Farm Clerk (uncredited)
 1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
Medic
- The Comeback (1956) ... Medic
 1956 Slightly Scarlet
Hood (uncredited)
 1955-1956 Damon Runyon Theater (TV Series)
Pockets Brogan / Arne
- Miracle Jones (1956) ... Pockets Brogan
- Dancing Dan's Christmas (1955) ... Arne
 1956 It's a Great Life (TV Series)
Bus Driver
- The Elusive Dime (1956) ... Bus Driver
 1955 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Marty Simmons
- Man in the Ring (1955) ... Marty Simmons
 1955 The McConnell Story
Sergeant (uncredited)
 1955 Jail Busters
Gus
 1955 Las Vegas Shakedown
House Manager
 1955 The Big Tip Off
Dan Curry - Gambler
 1955 Women's Prison
Mae's Boyfriend (uncredited)
 1951-1954 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Pete Vernon / Ace Parker / Kirby / ...
- The Kid from Red Butte (1954) ... Pete Vernon
- Mexican Gun Running Story (1952) ... Ace Parker
- Border City (1951) ... Kirby
- Behind Southern Lines (1951) ... Army Sergeant
 1954 The Adventures of Falcon (TV Series)
Andy Curtis
- False Faces (1954) ... Andy Curtis
 1954 Jungle Gents
Fats Lomax (uncredited)
 1954 Security Risk
Mike
 1954 Tanganyika
Paul Duffy (uncredited)
 1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Chauffeur
- For the Love of Kitty (1954) ... Chauffeur
 1954 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Sanders
- The Golden Vulture (1954) ... Sanders
 1954 Highway Dragnet
Ice Cream Truck Driver
 1953 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
- For Art's Sake (1953)
 1953 Three Sailors and a Girl
Marine (uncredited)
 1953 Devil's Canyon
Driver-Guard (uncredited)
 1953 Vice Squad
Cop (uncredited)
 1953 Arena
Medic (uncredited)
 1953 Murder Without Tears
Jim, the Bartender
 1953 Tricky Dicks (Short)
The Thrill Killer
 1953 Spies and Guys (Short)
Sergeant
 1953 Trouble Along the Way
Bus Driver (uncredited)
 1953 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
 1953 Jalopy
Red Baker
 1953 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series)
- Legal Affair (1953)
 1952 The Jazz Singer
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1952 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
 1952 No Holds Barred
Barney
 1952 Sky King (TV Series)
Nat
- The Giant Eagle (1952) ... Nat
 1952 Army Bound
Military Police Sergeant
 1952 Because You're Mine
Supply Sergeant (uncredited)
 1952 Here Come the Marines
Cpl. Stacy
 1952 The Steel Fist
Nicholas
 1951 Lost Continent
Air Police Sergeant
 1951 Let's Go Navy!
Sailor with Nuramo tattoo
 1951 Strangers on a Train
Boatman (uncredited)
 1951 Fighting Coast Guard
Medic / Interne (uncredited)
 1951 Appointment with Danger
Goddard's Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1951 Lullaby of Broadway
Joe the Bartender (uncredited)
 1951 Navy Bound
Seaman 'Warthog' Novak
 1951 Gasoline Alley
Giffin, Salesman / Con Man (uncredited)
 1950 David Harding, Counterspy
Customer (uncredited)
 1950 The Gunfighter
Townsman at Funeral (uncredited)
 1950 Kill the Umpire
Fireman (uncredited)
 1950 Blonde Dynamite
John Zero 'Dynamite' Bacchuss
 1950 Backfire
Fight Referee (uncredited)
 1949 On the Town
Cab Company Owner (uncredited)
 1949 Free for All
McGuinness
 1949 Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff
Joe, Reporter (uncredited)
 1949 Any Number Can Play
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1949 Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Zalinka (uncredited)
 1948 Force of Evil
Comptroller (uncredited)
 1948 Blondie's Secret
Larry
 1948 Let's Live a Little
2nd Cabbie (uncredited)
 1948 The Return of October
Little Max (uncredited)
 1948 Sleep, My Love
Drunk (uncredited)
 1948 Slippy McGee
Red
 1948 Public Prosecutor (TV Series)
 1947 The Gangster
Eddie (uncredited)
 1947 Wife to Spare (Short)
Louie Jackson
 1947 The Long Night
Mac the Bartender (uncredited)
 1946 Gallant Bess
Johnny
 1946 Angel on My Shoulder
Jim - Taxicab Driver (uncredited)
 1946 The Phantom Thief
Eddie Alexander, Chauffeur
 1946 Up Goes Maisie
Mitch O'Hara
 1945 They Were Expendable
'Slug' Mahan T.M.C.
 1945 Honeymoon Ahead
Spike
 1945 The Horn Blows at Midnight
Tony - the Hotel Bell Captain (uncredited)
 1945 The Power of the Whistler
Joe Blainey, Elite Bakery Truck Driver (uncredited)
 1945 God Is My Co-Pilot
Sgt. Altonen (uncredited)
 1944 Army Wives
Mike
 1944 Something for the Boys
Army Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
 1944 Moonlight and Cactus
Slugger
 1944 Wing and a Prayer
Benjamin K. 'Benny 'O'Neill
 1944 Roger Touhy, Gangster
Ralph Burke (uncredited)
 1944 The Eve of St. Mark
Sgt. Kriven
 1944 Once Upon a Time
Soldier Leaving Theater (uncredited)
 1944 Lady in the Dark
Taxicab Driver (uncredited)
 1943 Swing Fever
Burly Attentant (uncredited)
 1943 Corvette K-225
Jones
 1943 Larceny with Music
Cab Driver
 1943 The Good Fellows
Cummings (uncredited)
 1943 This Is the Army
Soldier (uncredited)
 1943 Hers to Hold
Smiley, the Foreman
 1943 Bombardier
Little Boy - Spy (uncredited)
 1943 Good Morning, Judge
Charlie Martin (uncredited)
 1943 The Hard Way
Joe Duglatz (uncredited)
 1943 Air Force
Butch - Demolition Squad Corporal (uncredited)
 1943 Lady Bodyguard
Attendant (uncredited)
 1943 No Time for Love
Moran (uncredited)
 1942 Mug Town
Shorty
 1942 The Gay Sisters
Elevator Operator (uncredited)
 1942 Escape from Crime
Fingerprint Man's Assistant (uncredited)
 1942 The Big Shot
Quinto, a Convict
 1942 Powder Town
Joe, Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1942 Yankee Doodle Dandy
Wiseguy (uncredited)
 1942 My Favorite Spy
Kay's 1st Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1942 The Lady Is Willing
Joe Quig
 1942 Obliging Young Lady
Pickup Driver with Red (uncredited)
 1942 Call Out the Marines
Military Policeman (uncredited)
 1942 Divide and Conquer (Short)
Neighbor (uncredited)
 1941 You're in the Army Now
Supply Man: Hats (uncredited)
 1941 Dangerously They Live
Miller, Psychopathic Ward Guard (uncredited)
 1941 Married Bachelor
Sleeper - Branigan's henchman)
 1941 Down Mexico Way
Flood
 1941 Navy Blues
Sailor in Storeroom (uncredited)
 1941 Manpower
Lineman (uncredited)
 1941 My Life with Caroline
Jenkins - Chauffeur
 1941 Bullets for O'Hara
Singing Messenger (uncredited)
 1941 Sergeant York
But! Boy (uncredited)
 1941 Caught in the Draft
Make-Up Man (uncredited)
 1941 Out of the Fog
Drug Store Soda Jerk (uncredited)
 1941 Affectionately Yours
Blair
 1941 Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Harold - Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1940 Street of Memories
Taxicab Driver (uncredited)
 1940 East of the River
Dink Rogers, Blackjack Player (uncredited)
 1940 City for Conquest
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1940 The Bride Wore Crutches
Izzy (uncredited)
 1940 Lucky Partners
Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
 1940 Blondie Has Servant Trouble
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1940 Manhattan Heartbeat
Mechanic
 1940 Sailor's Lady
Sailor (uncredited)
 1940 Turnabout
Masseur
 1940 My Favorite Wife
Yosemite Bartender (uncredited)
 1940 Double Alibi
Joe - Counterman (uncredited)
 1940 Black Friday
Bellhop
 1940 The Lone Wolf Strikes
Pete (uncredited)
 1939 The Big Guy
Williams
 1939 The Night of Nights
Muggins
 1939 Another Thin Man
Larry - a Father (uncredited)
 1939 The Roaring Twenties
Fletcher's Mechanic (uncredited)
 1939 Stop, Look and Love
Pete (uncredited)
 1939 Bachelor Mother
Dance Floor Gatekeeper at 'The Pink Slipper' (uncredited)
 1939 It's a Wonderful World
Newspaper Man at Ferry Landing (uncredited)
 1939 Rose of Washington Square
Eddie - Candy Butcher (uncredited)
 1939 Twelve Crowded Hours
Louie Allen
 1939 Tail Spin
Albuquerque Mechanic (uncredited)
 1939 The Great Man Votes
Tri-County Distribution Truck Driver (uncredited)
 1939 King of the Underworld
Eddie
 1938 Road Demon
Hap Flynn
 1938 Next Time I Marry
Joe
 1938 The Cowboy and the Lady
Cowboy at Ranch (uncredited)
 1938 Submarine Patrol
Orderly in Maitland's Office (uncredited)
 1938 The Arkansas Traveler
Hobo, Frogeyes (uncredited)
 1938 Young Dr. Kildare
Blue Swan Waiter (uncredited)
 1938/II Keep Smiling
Projectionist 'Shorty' (uncredited)
 1938 Passport Husband
Baggage Man (uncredited)
 1938 Gold Diggers in Paris
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1938 Cocoanut Grove
Concessionaire (uncredited)
 1938 Island in the Sky
Blackie - Doyle's Henchman (uncredited)
 1938 Change of Heart
Plumber (uncredited)
 1937 Big Town Girl
Marty
 1937 That's My Story!
Blackie
 1937 Escape by Night
Horace 'Red' Graham
 1937 The Singing Marine
Marine (uncredited)
 1937 Riding on Air
Gunner in Mob Plane (uncredited)
 1937 You Can't Buy Luck
Chauffeur Spike Connors
 1937 23 1/2 Hours Leave
Sgt. Schultz
 1937 Sea Devils
Seaman Brown
 1937 When's Your Birthday?
Dustin's Trainer (uncredited)
 1937 Torture Money (Short)
Little Davie Barkell (uncredited)
 1936 After the Thin Man
The Kid (uncredited)
 1936 Winterset
Louie (uncredited)
 1936 The Big Broadcast of 1937
Taxi driver
 1936 Lady Be Careful
Mattie
 1936 High Tension
Chuck
 1936 Murder on a Bridle Path
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1936 Panic on the Air
Marvin Danker
 1936 Two in Revolt
Andy
 1936 The Milky Way
Cabbie with Little Agnes (uncredited)
 1935 Seven Keys to Baldpate
Max the Monk
 1935 Hands Across the Table
Cabbie (uncredited)
 1935 The Public Menace
Stiglitz
 1935 Navy Wife
Sam (uncredited)
 1935 Little Big Shot
Doré's Henchman
 1931 The Girl Habit
Hood
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Murray Apler

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5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Appeared in eight Bowery Boys comedies for Monogram in the 1940's and 50's.

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Capricorn

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