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Walter Burke (I) (1908–1984)

Highly recognizable Irish-American character actor whose small stature and wizened features made him resemble a leprechaun (a role which he played on more than one occasion). Probably best known as Willie Stark's bodyguard in All the King's Men (1949). See full bio »

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 1980 The Hustler of Muscle Beach (TV Movie)
Priest
 1980 Hello, Larry (TV Series)
Mr. Vandervellen
- The Neighbor Dies (1980) ... Mr. Vandervellen
 1977 The Red Hand Gang (TV Series)
- Devil's Canyon (1977)
- Monkey Business (1977)
- The Photo Clue (1977)
 1977 Insight (TV Series)
Jack Werner
- I Want to Die (1977) ... Jack Werner
 1976 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Joey Collins
- Runaway (1976) ... Joey Collins
 1974-1976 Police Story (TV Series)
Tim Riley / Joey
- The Other Side of the Fence (1976) ... Tim Riley
- Glamour Boy (1974) ... Joey
 1973 Diana (TV Series)
Mr. Hanrahan
- Who's Minding the Cat? (1973) ... Mr. Hanrahan
 1973 The Stone Killer
J D
 1973 Murdock's Gang (TV Movie)
Bert Collins
 1971-1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Angel (segment "Love and the Family Hour") / Doc (segment "Love and the Heist")
- Love and the Heist/Love and the Love Potion/Love and the Teddy Bear (1971) ... Doc (segment "Love and the Heist")
 1972 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Jimmy / George Callahan
- Jimmy the Gent (1972) ... Jimmy / George Callahan
 1961-1972 Bonanza (TV Series)
Campbell / Jesse Pierson / Tim O'Brien
- The Twenty-Sixth Grave (1972) ... Campbell
- Destiny's Child (1966) ... Jesse Pierson
- Bank Run (1961) ... Tim O'Brien
 1972 Hec Ramsey (TV Series)
Amos Mole
- Hangman's Wages (1972) ... Amos Mole
 1972 Goodnight, My Love (TV Movie)
Wheezer
 1972 Circle of Fear (TV Series)
Daniel
- The Concrete Captain (1972) ... Daniel
 1972 Longstreet (TV Series)
Virgil Willis
- The Sound of Money Talking (1972) ... Virgil Willis
 1972 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Billy Fuller
- Backup 1-L20 (1972) ... Billy Fuller
 1972 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Jamie (segment "Deliveries in the Rear")
- Deliveries in the Rear/Stop Killing Me/Dead Weight (1972) ... Jamie (segment "Deliveries in the Rear")
 1969-1972 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Cab Driver / Charlie Gallo / Benny Logan
- The Hunters (1972) ... Cab Driver
- The Natural (1971) ... Charlie Gallo
- Silent Partner (1969) ... Benny Logan
 1972 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Nate Ullstead
- Image (1972) ... Nate Ullstead
 1971 Chandler
Zeno
 1971 Nichols (TV Series)
Hartford
- The One Eyed Mule's Time Has Come (1971) ... Hartford
 1970 The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again (TV Movie)
The Stableman
 1970 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Artemus the Peddler
- The Boy Who Stole the Elephant: Part 2 (1970) ... Artemus the Peddler (uncredited)
 1970 The Boy Who Stole the Elephant (TV Movie)
Tinker
 1970 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
The Boss
- One Jeannie Beats Four of a Kind (1970) ... The Boss
 1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
Billy Neal
- The Gift (1970) ... Billy Neal
 1970 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Stanley Wolczak
- Beyond a Treasonable Doubt (1970) ... Stanley Wolczak
 1959-1969 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
George Acton / Harry Elko / Willie Kearns / ...
- Roots of Fear (1969) ... George Acton
- Circus Trick (1965) ... Harry Elko
- Extradition: Part 1 (1963) ... Willie Kearns
- Hinka Do (1960) ... Herman
- Wind (1959) ... Bystander
 1969 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (TV Series)
Dylan
- The Wonderful Old Saloon (1969) ... Dylan
 1969 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Hamel
- Benvenuto... Who? (1969) ... Hamel
 1966-1969 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Ned Stokely / T. J. Dyce / George Gates / ...
- Point and Counterpoint (1969) ... Ned Stokely
- Fall of a Hero (1968) ... T. J. Dyce
- The Disappearance (1967) ... George Gates
- The Iron Box (1966) ... Young Billy
 1969 The Outsider (TV Series)
L.J. Fox
- Through a Stained Glass Window (1969) ... L.J. Fox
 1968 The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV Series)
Ollie / Gideon Stark / Loomis
- The Straw Man (1968) ... Ollie
- The Trap (1968) ... Gideon Stark
- A Fool and His Money (1968) ... Loomis
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Shimmy Jones
- Square House (1968) ... Shimmy Jones
 1968 Ironside (TV Series)
Smiley
- All in a Day's Work (1968) ... Smiley
 1968 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Leprechaun Mickey Moore O'Shaughnessy / Leprechaun Patrick Moore O'Shaughnessy
- Terrible Leprechaun (1968) ... Leprechaun Mickey Moore O'Shaughnessy / Leprechaun Patrick Moore O'Shaughnessy
 1967 The President's Analyst
Henry Lux
 1967 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
John P. Cassidy
- The Night of the Cut-Throats (1967) ... John P. Cassidy
 1967 Stranger on the Run (TV Movie)
Berk
 1967 Rango (TV Series)
- The Rustlers (1967)
 1967 Double Trouble
Mate
 1967 Laredo (TV Series)
Jake Taggert
- A Question of Guilt (1967) ... Jake Taggert
 1967 Lost in Space (TV Series)
O. M.
- The Toymaker (1967) ... O. M.
 1964-1966 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Gopher Burke
- The Hero of Apache Pass (1966) ... Gopher Burke
 1966 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Doc Martin
- Joshua's Kingdom (1966) ... Doc Martin
 1966 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Cockney
- Lucy Flies to London (1966) ... Cockney
 1966 The Plainsman
Abe Ireland
 1959-1966 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Adams / Panhandler (Kelso) / Jack Grabba / ...
- The Case of the Wooden Nickels (1964) ... Panhandler (Kelso)
- The Case of the Missing Melody (1961) ... Jack Grabba
- The Case of the Ominous Outcast (1960) ... James Blackburn
- The Case of the Jaded Joker (1959) ... Freddie Green
 1966 The Legend of Jesse James (TV Series)
Smiley Jaspers
- A Burying for Rosey (1966) ... Smiley Jaspers
 1966 Hogan's Heroes (TV Series)
Alfred Burke / Alfie the Artist
- The Safecracker Suite (1966) ... Alfred Burke / Alfie the Artist
 1966 Batman (TV Series)
Sparrow
- The Penguin's a Jinx (1966) ... Sparrow
- Fine Feathered Finks (1966) ... Sparrow
 1965 I Spy (TV Series)
Sax
- Dragon's Teeth (1965) ... Sax
 1965 My Brother the Angel (TV Series)
Al
 1965 Branded (TV Series)
Luke
- A Taste of Poison (1965) ... Luke
 1965 The Munsters (TV Series)
Alfred Swanson
- Movie Star Munster (1965) ... Alfred Swanson
 1965 Bewitched (TV Series)
The Great Zeno
- It's Magic (1965) ... The Great Zeno
 1965 Diamond Jim: Skulduggery in Samantha (TV Movie)
O'Connell
 1964 Mickey (TV Series)
Grandpa Toddie
- For the Love of Grandpa Toddie (1964) ... Grandpa Toddie
 1964 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Hotel Clerk
- A Candle in the Window (1964) ... Hotel Clerk
 1964 My Fair Lady
Bystander Who Warns Eliza (uncredited)
 1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Dr. Frederick Riner / Invisibles Recruiter
- The Mutant (1964) ... Dr. Frederick Riner
- The Invisibles (1964) ... Invisibles Recruiter
 1964 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Hoby Osborne
- The Black Flower (1964) ... Hoby Osborne
 1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Higgins
- The Night Raiders (1964) ... Higgins
 1964 Grindl (TV Series)
Olaf
- The Mad Bomber (1964) ... Olaf
 1963 The Wheeler Dealers
Billy Joe (uncredited)
 1963 Temple Houston (TV Series)
Potts
- Toll the Bell Slowly (1963) ... Potts
 1963 Maggie Brown (TV Movie)
McHesney
 1963 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
McChesney
- Maggie Brown (1963) ... McChesney
 1963 The Lloyd Bridges Show (TV Series)
O'Farrell
- The Rising Moon (1963) ... O'Farrell
 1961-1963 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Mr. Harman / Herbie Snow
- Globe of Death (1963) ... Mr. Harman
- Ring of Terror (1961) ... Herbie Snow
 1963 Empire (TV Series)
Micah
- Where the Hawk Is Wheeling (1963) ... Micah
 1960-1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Joe Dolan / Riordan / Benny Markham
- Terror in Silence (1963) ... Joe Dolan
- The Baker Street Caper (1962) ... Riordan
- The Double Death of Benny Markham (1960) ... Benny Markham
 1962 Fair Exchange (TV Series)
Travis
- To Each His Own (1962) ... Travis
 1962 Wide Country (TV Series)
Tim Mayhew
- Good Old Uncle Walt (1962) ... Tim Mayhew
 1962 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Joseph Bell / Rabbits
- The Big Trouble with Charlie (1962) ... Rabbits
 1962 How the West Was Won
Wagon Poker Player (uncredited)
 1962 Beauty and the Beast
Grimaldi
 1962 Jack the Giant Killer
Garna
 1962 Thriller (TV Series)
Lucas / Croxton
- Man of Mystery (1962) ... Lucas
- The Hollow Watcher (1962) ... Croxton
 1962 Follow the Sun (TV Series)
Gympy
- Annie Beeler's Place (1962) ... Gympy
 1959-1962 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Inky Green
- Ernie Kovacs Show (1959) ... Inky Green
 1962 King of Diamonds (TV Series)
Hans Stuger
- The Magic Act (1962) ... Hans Stuger
 1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
L.B. Prentiss
- A Friendly Tribe (1961) ... L.B. Prentiss
 1959-1961 Lawman (TV Series)
Ernie / Jimmy Fresco / 'Specs' Toynby / ...
- By the Book (1961) ... Ernie
- Samson the Great (1960) ... Jimmy Fresco
- Red Ransom (1959) ... Whiskey Jimmie
 1961 87th Precinct (TV Series)
Danny Gimp
- Line of Duty (1961) ... Danny Gimp
 1961 The Lawless Years (TV Series)
Miles Miller
- The Miles Miller Story (1961) ... Miles Miller
 1961 Outlaws (TV Series)
Murphy
- Sam Bass (1961) ... Murphy
 1961 The Best of the Post (TV Series)
 1959-1961 The Detectives (TV Series)
Malone / Wino
- Terror on Ice (1961) ... Malone
- The Streger Affair (1959) ... Wino
 1961 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
Mouse
- The Return of Long John Silver (1961) ... Mouse
 1959-1961 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Andy Miggs / Mr. Abbott
- Shadow of a Man (1961) ... Andy Miggs
- The Fifth Man (1959) ... Mr. Abbott
 1961 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Kilgore
- Talk and You're Dead (1961) ... Kilgore
 1961 Two Faces West (TV Series)
Professor Gluyas Hatwell
- The Drought (1961) ... Professor Gluyas Hatwell
 1960 Klondike (TV Series)
Sam Bronson
- Bathhouse Justice (1960) ... Sam Bronson
 1960 The Islanders (TV Series)
Mesrob
- The Phantom Captain (1960) ... Mesrob
- Operation Dollar Sign (1960) ... Mesrob
 1960 Assignment: Underwater (TV Series)
Alonzo
- The Hot Chihuaha (1960) ... Alonzo
 1959-1960 The Alaskans (TV Series)
Jenks / Sid Queed
- The Devil Made Fire (1960) ... Jenks
- Kangaroo Court (1960) ... Sid Queed
- The Blizzard (1959) ... Jenks
 1960 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series)
Napoleon Gunther / Wilbur Wick
- Wagon Show (1960) ... Napoleon Gunther
- Kill with Kindness (1960) ... Wilbur Wick
 1959-1960 The Man from Blackhawk (TV Series)
Tom Abbott / Tyce
- The Harpoon Story (1960) ... Tom Abbott
- Death Is the Best Policy (1959) ... Tyce
 1960 Rawhide (TV Series)
Mr. Dimity
- Incident of the Deserter (1960) ... Mr. Dimity
 1960 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Joe Mizell
- The Big Tall Wish (1960) ... Joe Mizell
 1960 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Harry Ames
- Memory (1960) ... Harry Ames
 1960 Mr. Lucky (TV Series)
Tobias Foss
- The Tax Man (1960) ... Tobias Foss
 1958-1960 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Cliffie Thomas / Ditto
- See No Evil (1960) ... Cliffie Thomas
- The Torch (1958) ... Ditto
 1959-1960 Black Saddle (TV Series)
Tim Potter
- The Killer (1960) ... Tim Potter
- Client: Brand (1959) ... Tim Potter
 1960 Johnny Midnight (TV Series)
- Registered Mail (1960)
 1960 Shotgun Slade (TV Series)
Gulter
- The Blue Dog (1960) ... Gulter
 1960 This Man Dawson (TV Series)
'Jumpy' Higgins
- Plague (1960) ... 'Jumpy' Higgins
 1959 Johnny Staccato (TV Series)
Raymond 'Stash' McGill
- A Piece of Paradise (1959) ... Raymond 'Stash' McGill
 1959 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Peter Menzies / Sam Barry
- The Stone Cutter (1959) ... Peter Menzies
- Front Runner (1959) ... Sam Barry
 1959 Law of the Plainsman (TV Series)
Mr. Smith
- The Gibbet (1959) ... Mr. Smith
 1959 The Crimson Kimono
Ziggy (uncredited)
 1959 The Lineup (TV Series)
Blinky
- Death of a Puppet (1959) ... Blinky
 1959 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Gus Henessy / Jeff Marker
- Confession (1959) ... Gus Henessy
- Hanging Fever (1959) ... Jeff Marker
 1959 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
- Hello, Charlie (1959)
 1959 Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Van
- See No Evil (1959) ... Van
 1959 Rescue 8 (TV Series)
Mike Thompson
- Left Hook to Hades (1959) ... Mike Thompson
 1959 The Thin Man (TV Series)
- Dear Dead Days (1959)
 1959 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Marty Saunders
- The Little Man (1959) ... Marty Saunders
 1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Benny
- Relative Value (1959) ... Benny (as Walter L. Burke)
 1959 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Bartender
- The Mysterious Stranger (1959) ... Bartender
 1959 Yancy Derringer (TV Series)
Sneaky Joe
- Panic in Town (1959) ... Sneaky Joe
 1958 Never Love a Stranger
Jimmy Keough (uncredited)
 1956 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Devlin / Sam Adams
- The Big Vote (1956) ... Devlin
- The Archangel Harrigan (1956) ... Sam Adams
 1956 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
3rd Class Passenger / Steerage Passenger
- A Night to Remember (1956) ... 3rd Class Passenger
- A Night to Remember (1956) ... Steerage Passenger
 1956 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Sgt. Finny
- The Terrorists (1956) ... Sgt. Finny
 1955 Star Tonight (TV Series)
 1955 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Shorty
- The Gambler (1955) ... Shorty
 1954-1955 The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series)
Joe, poolhall attendant / Lefty
- A Little Man Who Wasn't There (1955) ... Joe, poolhall attendant (uncredited)
- Episode dated 18 December 1954 (1954) ... Lefty (uncredited)
 1955 The Elgin Hour (TV Series)
Armstrong
- The Bridge (1955) ... Armstrong
 1954 Danger (TV Series)
 1953 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- The Shadow Line (1953)
 1952 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
 1952 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Squeak
- Billy Budd (1952) ... Squeak
 1951 The Guy Who Came Back
O'Mara
 1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Buccaneer (1951)
 1951 M
MacMahan
 1951 Martin Kane (TV Series)
Eddie Stevens
- A Jockey Is Murdered (1951) ... Eddie Stevens
 1950 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Benson
- To Thine Own Self (1950) ... Benson
 1950 Double Deal
Wally - Karnes' Thug (uncredited)
 1950 The Killer That Stalked New York
Danny - Bellhop (uncredited)
 1950 Dark City
George the Bartender (uncredited)
 1950 Mystery Street
An Ornithologist
 1948 The Naked City
Pete Backalis (uncredited)
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Began his career on the Broadway stage as a child actor. He appeared in plays such as "Up in Central Park" and "Major Barbara". See more »

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