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Sorrell Booke (1930–1994)


Sorrell Booke was born in Buffalo, New York in 1930, the son of a local physician. He found his calling early in life, like most actors, when his family encouraged him to entertain relatives by doing impressions and telling jokes. He went on to study at Yale and Columbia University, and mastered five languages. During the Korean War, Booke worked ... See full bio »

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 1994 Captain Planet and the Planeteers (TV Series)
Sheriff Hebbs
- Jail House Flock (1994) ... Sheriff Hebbs (voice)
 1993 Bonkers (TV Series)
Boss Hoss
- Love Stuck (1993) ... Boss Hoss (voice)
 1993 Civil Wars (TV Series)
Charles Previn
- Alien Aided Affection (1993) ... Charles Previn
 1992 Capitol Critters (TV Series)
- Of Thee I Sting (1992) ... (voice)
 1991 Rock-A-Doodle
Pinky - The Manager (voice)
 1990 Gravedale High (TV Series) (voice)
 1988 Full House (TV Series)
Lionel
 1988 Yogi & the Invasion of the Space Bears (TV Movie)
Mountain Bear (voice)
 1987 Pound Puppies (TV Series)
Officer Edgar
- The Rescue Pups/Good Night, Sweet Pups (1987) ... Officer Edgar (uncredited)
 1987 Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers (TV Movie)
Sheriff Rufus Buzby / T.J. Buzby (voice)
 1986 You Again? (TV Series)
Roger Davidson
- Small Change (1986) ... Roger Davidson
 1986 Crazy Like a Fox (TV Series)
Bernard 'Bernie' Sinclair
- The Fox Who Saw Too Much (1986) ... Bernard 'Bernie' Sinclair
 1985 Newhart (TV Series)
Sheik Fraser
- The Geezers in the Band (1985) ... Sheik Fraser
 1985 The Pound Puppies (TV Movie)
Mayor Fist aka The Mayor (voice)
 1981 Smurfs (TV Series)
Additional voices (voice, as Sorrell Brooke)
 1980 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Lucius Kergo
 1979 Bigfoot and Wildboy (TV Series)
- Outlaw Bigfoot (1979)
 1978 Greatest Heroes of the Bible (TV Series)
- Joseph in Egypt (1978)
 1978 What's Happening!! (TV Series)
Mr. Finley
- Basketball Brain (1978) ... Mr. Finley
 1978 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Wade G. Ward
- The Jersey Bounce (1978) ... Wade G. Ward
 1978 The Cat from Outer Space
Presiding Judge (uncredited)
 1978 Record City
Coznowski
 1978 Good Times (TV Series)
Mr. Galbraith
- I Had a Dream (1978) ... Mr. Galbraith
 1978 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Mr. Watson
- I Remember, I Remember (1978) ... Mr. Watson
 1977 Once Upon a Brothers Grimm (TV Movie)
King of Hesse
 1972-1977 All in the Family (TV Series)
Joseph Sanders / Mr. Bennett
- Archie's Grand Opening (1977) ... Joseph Sanders
- Grandpa Blues (1975) ... Joseph Sanders
- Archie the Donor (1975) ... Joseph Sanders
- Archie's Helping Hand (1974) ... Joseph Sanders
- Archie and the Editorial (1972) ... Mr. Bennett
 1977 The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened (TV Movie)
Samuelson
 1974-1977 Columbo (TV Series)
Bertie Hastings / J.J. Stringer
- The Bye-Bye Sky High I.Q. Murder Case (1977) ... Bertie Hastings
- Swan Song (1974) ... J.J. Stringer
 1977 Kingston: Confidential (TV Series)
Lloyd Harwin
- Triple Exposure (1977) ... Lloyd Harwin
 1977 The Amazing Howard Hughes (TV Movie)
Fiorello LaGuardia
 1977 Black Sheep Squadron (TV Series)
Father Phillipe
- Poor Little Lambs (1977) ... Father Phillipe
 1977 Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (TV Series)
Rabbi Weintraub
- Episode #2.80 (1977) ... Rabbi Weintraub (credit only)
- Episode #2.77 (1977) ... Rabbi Weintraub (uncredited)
 1977 Hunter (TV Series)
Mervyn
- The Lovejoy File (1977) ... Mervyn
 1976 Freaky Friday
Mr. Dilk
 1976 The Bob Newhart Show (TV Series)
Mr. Perlmutter
- Send This Boy to Camp (1976) ... Mr. Perlmutter
 1976 Special Delivery
Hubert Zane
 1976 Brenda Starr (TV Movie)
A.J. Livwright
 1976 Harry O (TV Series)
Edward Tabor
- The Mysterious Case of Lester and Dr. Fong (1976) ... Edward Tabor
 1976 Mastermind
Max Engstrom
 1975 On the Rocks (TV Series)
Judge Arnold Davis
- The High and the Mighty: Part 2 (1975) ... Judge Arnold Davis
 1975 Joe and Sons (TV Series)
Mo Molonaire
- The Desperate Minutes (1975) ... Mo Molonaire
- A Real Lady (1975) ... Mo Molonaire
 1975 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Quincy Lloyd
- Murder by Proxy (1975) ... Quincy Lloyd
 1975 Adventures of the Queen (TV Movie)
Robert Dwight
 1975 Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV Series)
Mr. Eddy
- Legacy of Terror (1975) ... Mr. Eddy
 1975 Archer (TV Series)
Leo Berkowitz
- The Arsonist (1975) ... Leo Berkowitz (as Sorrell Brooke)
 1975 Police Story (TV Series)
Herbie
- Incident in the Kill Zone (1975) ... Herbie
 1974 The Lives of Benjamin Franklin (TV Mini-Series)
Cochin
- The Whirlwind ... Cochin
 1974 The Manhunter (TV Series)
 1974 Bank Shot
Al G. Karp
 1974 Devil Times Five
Harvey Beckman
 1974 The Take
Oscar
 1974 The Last Angry Man (TV Movie)
Dr. Max Vogel
 1974 Dr. Max (TV Movie)
Dr. Scott Herndon
 1973-1974 The New Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Herbie Vincent / Otto
- Commercial Housewives (1974) ... Herbie Vincent
- Dick in Deutsch (1973) ... Otto
 1974 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Sheriff Hodges
- A Dream Within a Dream (1974) ... Sheriff Hodges
 1973 The New Perry Mason (TV Series)
Milo Vernon
- The Case of the Horoscope Homicide (1973) ... Milo Vernon
 1973 Young Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
- The Accident (1973)
 1972 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Conrad Meyer Zulick
- The Strange Fate of Conrad Meyer Zulick (1972) ... Conrad Meyer Zulick
 1972 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Gerald Pandy
- Milligan (1972) ... Gerald Pandy
 1972 The New Temperatures Rising Show (TV Series)
Harry
- The Accident Con (1972) ... Harry
 1972 The Manhunter (TV Movie)
Carl Auscher
 1972 Slaughterhouse-Five
Lionel Merble
 1972 What's Up, Doc?
Harry
 1972 Adventures of Nick Carter (TV Movie)
Dr. Zimmerman
 1971-1972 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Herman Daden / Murray Gale
- The Color of Respect (1972) ... Herman Daden
- Pilot (1971) ... Murray Gale
 1971 Cannon (TV Series)
Leon
- Death Chain (1971) ... Leon
 1971 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Chip Tyler
- The Replacement (1971)
- The Fatal Connection (1971) ... Chip Tyler
 1971 Room 222 (TV Series)
Mr. Bomberg
- Mr. Bomberg (1971) ... Mr. Bomberg
 1970 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Dr. Sam Berman
- The Double Wall (1970) ... Dr. Sam Berman
 1969 CBS Playhouse (TV Series)
Timmons
- Sadbird (1969) ... Timmons
 1968 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Heisel
- The Night of the Egyptian Queen (1968) ... Heisel
 1968 Ironside (TV Series)
Arthur Justin
- Shell Game (1968) ... Arthur Justin
 1968 Bye Bye Braverman
Holly Levine
 1967 Matchless
Colonel Coolpepper
 1967 Up the Down Staircase
Dr. Bester
 1967 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Peter Kiri
- Shock (1967) ... Peter Kiri
 1967 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Sydney Morehouse
- The Double-O-Nothing Affair (1967) ... Sydney Morehouse
 1967 The Borgia Stick (TV Movie)
Alton
 1966 T.H.E. Cat (TV Series)
William Smith
- To Kill a Priest (1966) ... William Smith (as Sorrel Booke)
 1966 A Fine Madness
Leonard Tupperman
 1963-1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
MacAllister Thane / Julius Orloff
- What's God to Julius? (1963) ... Julius Orloff
 1965 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Max Rice
 1965 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Sgt. Aronson
- Faith, Hope and Sergeant Aronson (1965) ... Sgt. Aronson
 1963-1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Larry Gorman / Sid Jarman
- Exit from a Plane in Flight (1965) ... Larry Gorman
- Corridor 400 (1963) ... Sid Jarman
 1965 Barnaby (TV Movie)
W.C. Fields
 1964 The Patty Duke Show (TV Series)
Gilbert Tugwell
- Block That Statue (1964) ... Gilbert Tugwell
 1964 Joy House
Harry
 1964 Black Like Me
Dr. Jackson
 1964 Look Up and Live (TV Series)
Torte / Tobit
- Utopia, Ltd. (1964) ... Torte
 1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
E.W. Ross
- Escape (1964) ... E.W. Ross
 1963 Chronicle (TV Series)
 1963 Gone Are the Days!
Ol' Cap', Stonewall Jackson Cotchipee
 1963 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Jake Resnick
- The Legend of Lylah Clare (1963) ... Jake Resnick
 1960-1963 Naked City (TV Series)
Fentus / Principal Leventhal / Detective / ...
- A Horse Has a Big Head - Let Him Worry! (1962) ... Principal Leventhal
- Let Me Die Before I Wake (1962) ... Detective
- The Face of the Enemy (1962) ... Mr. Hawk
- The Hot Minerva (1961) ... Doctor
 1962 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Adler
- A Private Room (1962) ... Adler
 1962 Route 66 (TV Series)
Sam Frazier
- Voice at the End of the Line (1962) ... Sam Frazier
 1962 The Defenders (TV Series)
Prosecutor
- Blood County (1962) ... Prosecutor
 1962 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Olivera
- Anatomy of Betrayal: Dateline Cuba (1962) ... Mr. Olivera
 1962 Car 54, Where Are You? (TV Series)
Police Commissioner Harper
- How High Is Up? (1962) ... Police Commissioner Harper
 1961 Victoria Regina (TV Movie)
James
 1961 The Million Dollar Incident (TV Movie)
Press agent
 1961 Cry Vengeance! (TV Movie)
Doctor
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Hugo
- The Iceman Cometh: Part 2 (1960) ... Hugo
- The Iceman Cometh: Part 1 (1960) ... Hugo
 1960 The Iceman Cometh (TV Movie)
Hugo
 1959 Brenner (TV Series)
Max Pappas
- The Bluff (1959) ... Max Pappas
 1957 Omnibus (TV Series)
Mr. Brillby
- Life of Samuel Johnson (1957) ... Mr. Brillby
 1957 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
- Mayerling (1957)
 1952 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Dist. Atty. Ira Newton (1969)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Purlie Victorious. Comedy. Written by Ossie Davis. Directed by Howard Da Silva. Cort Theatre (moved to The Longacre Theatre from 20 Nov 1961- 13 May 1962): 28 Sep 1961- 13 May 1962 (261 performances). Cast: Ossie Davis (as "Purlie Victorious Judson"), Ruby Dee (as "Lutiebell Gussie Mae Jenkins"), Sorrell Booke (as "Ol' Cap'n ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Sorrel Booke | Sorrell Brooke

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Ex-wife, Miranda, is the daughter of Hubert Renfro (H.R.) Knickerbocker (1898-1949), a Pulitzer prize-winning war correspondent. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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