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Charles Drake (I) (1917–1994)

Personable actor Charles Drake was born Charles Ruppert on October 2, 1917, in New York City. He graduated from Nichols College in 1937 and initially became a salesman before switching to acting in 1939 and appearing in little theater productions. He changed his stage name to the more suitable Charles Drake and in the late 1930s managed to snag a ... See full bio »

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 1983 My Brother's Wedding
Pastor #2
 1976 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Web Hilliard
- All Bets Off (1976) ... Web Hilliard
 1976 Matt Helm (TV Series)
Mr. Simmons, Ellen's dad
- Die Once, Die Twice (1976) ... Mr. Simmons, Ellen's dad
 1975 Switch (TV Series)
Charles Estabrook
- Mistresses, Murder and Millions (1975) ... Charles Estabrook
 1975 Cannon (TV Series)
Dr. Martin Larkin
- The Games Children Play (1975) ... Dr. Martin Larkin
 1975 The Lives of Jenny Dolan (TV Movie)
Alan Hardesty
 1975 Cop on the Beat (TV Movie)
Deputy Chief Berliner
 1975 Caribe (TV Series)
 1975 The Rookies (TV Series)
- Angel (1975) ... Bailey
 1975 Police Story (TV Series)
Cmdr. Roscoe
- Incident in the Kill Zone (1975) ... Cmdr. Roscoe
 1974 Harry O (TV Series)
Marty Scofield
- Mortal Sin (1974) ... Marty Scofield
 1973 Scream, Pretty Peggy (TV Movie)
George Thornton
 1973 Partners in Crime (TV Movie)
Lieutenant Fred Harnett
 1970-1973 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Tom Eades
- Aura to a New Tomorrow (1970) ... Tom Eades
 1972 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Mitchell Connally
- Kidnap (1972) ... Mitchell Connally
 1972 The Screaming Woman (TV Movie)
Ken Bronson
 1971 The Man and the City (TV Series)
- Running Scared (1971) ... Hess
 1971 The Seven Minutes
Sgt. Kellogg
 1971 Ironside (TV Series)
Mr. Thomas
- Accident (1971) ... Mr. Thomas
 1970 Bracken's World (TV Series)
Casey Smith
- Together Again, for the Last Time (1970) ... Casey Smith
 1969-1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
Randolf / Milo Cantrell
- Jenny (1970) ... Randolf
- A Woman of Stone (1969) ... Milo Cantrell
 1969-1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Jonathan Galley / Tom Laraby
- The Skin Game (1970) ... Jonathan Galley
- The Perfect Image (1969) ... Tom Laraby
 1970 Land of the Giants (TV Series)
Mr. Erdap
- A Small War (1970) ... Mr. Erdap
 1969 The Arrangement
 1969 Hail, Hero!
Senator Murchiston
 1969 The Bold Ones: The Protectors (TV Series)
Jack Sheehan
- A Case of Good Whiskey at Christmas Time (1969) ... Jack Sheehan
 1968 The Smugglers (TV Movie)
Harry Miller
 1968 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Andy Wharton / Simon Jarvis
- The Plague That Came to Ford's Run (1968) ... Andy Wharton
- Hero's Welcome (1968) ... Simon Jarvis
 1968 The Counterfeit Killer
 1967 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Harlan Gray
- Everyone Loved Harlan But His Wife (1967) ... Harlan Gray
 1967 The Money Jungle
Harvey Sheppard
 1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Taggart Coleman
- The THRUSH Roulette Affair (1967) ... Taggart Coleman
 1967 Mannix (TV Series)
Adam Pierson
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
Robert Morrison
- The Saucer (1967) ... Robert Morrison
 1967 F Troop (TV Series)
Major Terence McConnell
- Is This Fort Really Necessary? (1967) ... Major Terence McConnell
 1967 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Oliver Greer
- The One That Got Away (1967) ... Oliver Greer
 1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
- The Faceless Man (1966) ... Dolan
 1965 The Third Day
Lawrence Conway
 1965 Slattery's People (TV Series)
David Bryant
 1964 The Lively Set
Paul Manning
 1964 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Walter Kendricks
- Lucy and the Good Skate (1964) ... Walter Kendricks
 1964 Destry (TV Series)
Sheriff Connel
- Red Brady's Kid (1964) ... Sheriff Connel
 1958-1964 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Link Cheney / Marshal Vern Rothman / Hollister John Garrison / ...
- The Link Cheney Story (1964) ... Link Cheney
- The Myra Marshall Story (1963) ... Marshal Vern Rothman
- The Hollister John Garrison Story (1963) ... Hollister John Garrison
- The Caroline Casteel Story (1962) ... Frank Casteel
- The Sam Livingston Story (1960) ... Sam Livingston
 1963 Showdown
Bert Pickett
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Phil Hall
- Everybody Knows You Left Me (1963) ... Phil Hall
 1963 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Walter Mitchell
- Chain Reaction (1963) ... Walter Mitchell
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Larry Kester
- The Clocks (1962) ... Larry Kester
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series)
Mark Weston
- To the Best of My Recollection (1961) ... Mark Weston
 1957-1961 Rendezvous (TV Series)
John Burden / Host / The Lieutenant / ...
- The Executioner (1961) ... Host / John Burden
- The Stray Cat (1960) ... John Burden
 1960-1961 Laramie (TV Series)
Allen Winter / Matt Jessup
- The Accusers (1961) ... Allen Winter
- Ride into Darkness (1960) ... Matt Jessup
 1961 Tammy Tell Me True
Buford Woodly
 1961 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (TV Series)
Ben Stockton
- A Man's Game (1961) ... Ben Stockton
 1960 The Law and Mr. Jones (TV Series)
 1959 No Name on the Bullet
Luke Canfield
 1958 Step Down to Terror
Johnny Williams Walters
 1957-1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Guy Schmitt / George Rutherford
- Reunion (1958) ... Guy Schmitt
- The Playroom (1957) ... George Rutherford
 1957 Until They Sail
Capt. Richard Bates
 1957 Jeanne Eagels
John Donahue
 1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
- Jezebel (1956) ... Pres
 1955-1956 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Carl Phillips / Paul Doniger / Lew / ...
- The Company Wife (1956) ... Carl Phillips
- Maybe Tomorrow (1956)
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
Mickey Wayne
- Spin Into Darkness (1956) ... Mickey Wayne
 1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
- Gun in His Hand (1956) ... Macauley
 1956 The Price of Fear
Police Sgt. Pete Carroll
 1955 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Ned Welch
- Summer Pavilion (1955) ... Ned Welch
 1955 Appointment with Adventure (TV Series)
- When in Rome (1955)
 1955 All That Heaven Allows
Mick Anderson
 1955 Female on the Beach
Police Lieutenant Galley
 1955 To Hell and Back
 1955 The Best of Broadway (TV Series)
Keith Burgess
- Stage Door (1955) ... Keith Burgess
 1954-1955 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Tom / Jeff Bertch
- Case Book (1955) ... Tom
- You're Driving Me Crazy (1954) ... Jeff Bertch
 1954 Four Guns to the Border
Jim Flannery
 1954 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Afraid to Live (1954)
- Harvest of Wrath (1954) ... David
 1954 Tobor the Great
Dr. Ralph Harrison
 1954 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
 1954 Private Secretary (TV Series)
- Vive L'Amour (1954)
 1954 The Glenn Miller Story
Don Haynes
 1953 War Arrow
Sgt. Luke Schermerhorn
 1953 It Came from Outer Space
Sheriff Matt Warren
 1953 The Lone Hand
George Hadley
 1953 Gunsmoke
Johnny Lake
 1952 Bonzo Goes to College
Malcolm Drew
 1952 Red Ball Express
Pvt. Ronald Partridge / Narrator
 1951 You Never Can Tell
Perry Collins
 1951 Little Egypt
Oliver Doane
 1951 The Fat Man
Radio Broadcaster at Racetrack (voice, uncredited)
 1951 Air Cadet
Captain Sullivan
 1950 Mystery Submarine
Commodore (voice, uncredited)
 1950 Deported
Voice of Customs Official (uncredited)
 1950 Peggy
Tom Fielding
 1950 Louisa
Voice of Radio Broadcaster (uncredited)
 1950 I Was a Shoplifter
Herb Klaxon
 1950 Comanche Territory
Stacey Howard
 1949 Johnny Stool Pigeon
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1949 Tarzan's Magic Fountain
Mr. Dodd
 1948 The Babe Ruth Story
Reporter (uncredited)
 1947 The Pretender
Dr. Leonard G. Koster
 1946 Winter Wonderland
Steve Kirk
 1946 Whistle Stop
 1945 You Came Along
Lt. R. Janoschek
 1945 Conflict
Prof. Norman Holsworth
 1943 Air Force
 1943 The Hard Way
Trailer Narrator (uncredited)
 1942 Now, Voyager
Leslie Trotter (uncredited)
 1942 Across the Pacific
Officer (uncredited)
 1942 Busses Roar
Eddie Sloan
 1942 The Gay Sisters
Man Entering Courtroom (uncredited)
 1942 Wings for the Eagle
Customer (uncredited)
 1942 Yankee Doodle Dandy
Actor (uncredited)
 1942 Winning Your Wings (Short)
State College Student (uncredited)
 1942 Larceny, Inc.
R.V. Boyce - Driver in Accident (uncredited)
 1942 Shoot Yourself Some Golf (Short)
Golfer playing through (uncredited)
 1942 The Male Animal
Student (uncredited)
 1942 Bullet Scars
Harry a Reporter (uncredited)
 1941 You're in the Army Now
Private (uncredited)
 1941 Dangerously They Live
Joe, Hospital Orderly with Dr. Murdock (uncredited)
 1941 The Body Disappears
Arthur (scenes deleted)
 1941 The Maltese Falcon
Reporter (uncredited)
 1941 One Foot in Heaven
Second Bridegroom (uncredited)
 1941 Nine Lives Are Not Enough
'Snappy' Lucas
 1941 Navy Blues
Seabag Inspectioon Officer (uncredited)
 1941 Dive Bomber
Pilot (uncredited)
 1941 Sergeant York
Scorer (uncredited)
 1941 Out of the Fog
Reporter (uncredited)
 1941 Million Dollar Baby
Pamela's First Dance Partner (uncredited)
 1941 Affectionately Yours
Hospital Intern (uncredited)
 1941 I Wanted Wings
Cadet (uncredited)
 1939 The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Young Priest (uncredited)
 1939 Conspiracy
Police Guard (uncredited)
 1939 Career
Rex Chaney
Show Show Self (3 credits)

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Was chosen by Audie Murphy to play the role of Brandon in "To Hell and Back" because according to Murphy and other army buddies, he reminded Murphy of a friend in his army unit.

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