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Colin Drake (I) (1917–2011)

Colin Drake was born on March 8, 1917. He was an actor and writer, known for Triple Cross (1966), Sherlock Holmes (1954) and Lost in the Wild (1976). He died on March 27, 2011 in Auburn, California, USA. See full bio »


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Triple Cross
Triple Cross English Farmer
Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes Albert Snow / Amos Carruthers / Conductor / Dr. Jonas / Duncan Ross / Judge Westlake
Lost in the Wild
The Exchange Student


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 1993 Cheers (TV Series)
- Sunday Dinner (1993) ... Grandpa
 1991 Cast a Deadly Spell (TV Movie)
Butler Meadows
 1991 Thirtysomething (TV Series)
- Sifting the Ashes (1991) ... Wohlman
 1990 People Like Us (TV Movie)
Ormonde Van Degan
 1984-1988 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Maitre D' / Darrell Palmore
- Heaven Nose, Mister Smith (1988) ... Maitre D'
- Hotel of Dreams (1984) ... Darrell Palmore
 1987 Throb (TV Series)
- An Oldie But Goodie (1987) ... Kenneth
 1986 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
Wilfred Whitney Cheswick
- Love, Rose (1986) ... Wilfred Whitney Cheswick
 1985 1st & Ten: The Championship (TV Series)
Butler Wilson
- Not Quite Mr. Right (1985) ... Butler Wilson
 1980-1983 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Mr. Hawkins / Senator
- Home Again: Part 2 (1983) ... Mr. Hawkins (credit only)
- Home Again: Part 1 (1983) ... Mr. Hawkins
 1982 Father Murphy (TV Series)
City Slicker
- Graduation (1982) ... City Slicker
 1981 Goliath Awaits (TV Movie)
Old Man
 1981 Archie Bunker's Place (TV Series)
- Custody: Part 2 (1981) ... Witness
 1980 Rush
 1980 Sanford (TV Series)
Party Guest
- The Meeting: Part 2 (1980) ... Party Guest
 1978 Little Boy Lost
Store Keeper
 1976 King's Men (TV Series)
- Pipeline (1976)
 1976 Rush (TV Series)
- Live to Fight Another Day (1976) ... Mitchell
 1974-1975 Homicide (TV Series)
Josef Stepanov / Frankovic
- Spools and Clocks (1975) ... Josef Stepanov
- The Fellas Send Their Regards (1974) ... Frankovic
 1975 Inn of the Damned
 1975 The Great MacArthy
 1973 La ligne de démarcation (TV Series)
Le colonel
- Mary (1973) ... Le colonel
 1973 Les malheurs de la comtesse (TV Movie)
Le consul Trinidad
 1973 L'affaire Dominici
Sir Jack Drummond
 1972 César and Rosalie
Un acheteur étranger
 1972 Dust in the Sun
Sheriff Edwards
 1972 Number 96 (TV Series)
Alex Bardwell (1974)
 1972 L'Atlantide (TV Movie)
 1972 L'odeur des fauves
Le général
 1970 Give Her the Moon
 1968 Astérix et Cléopâtre (English version, voice)
 1968 Koenigsmark (TV Movie)
Smith (as Collin Drake)
 1968 Mr. Freedom
 1967 The Exchange Student
 1967 The Champagne Murders
Un invité chez Evelyne (uncredited)
 1967 Les cinq dernières minutes (TV Series)
- La mort masquée (1967) ... Smithy
 1966 Triple Cross
English Farmer
 1966 La ligne de démarcation
Le Colonel (uncredited)
 1966 Les malabars sont au parfum
Le colonel Tumbled
 1965 The Sandpiper
Administrator (uncredited)
 1965 What's New Pussycat
Durell - Mental Patient (uncredited)
 1964 The Counterfeit Constable
Le gentleman aux jumelles (uncredited)
 1964 Let's Rob the Bank
Le confrère anglais (uncredited)
 1963 Charade
Hamilton Bartholomew (uncredited)
 1963 Your Turn, Darling
Colonel Willis
 1962 The Longest Day
Zanuck (uncredited)
 1962 A Touch of Treason
Le responsable du FBI
 1962 Tales of Paris
Un collaborateur de Parker (segment "Ella")
 1961 Dynamite Jack
Larry Schultz
 1960 Women Are Like That
Général Flash
 1960 Crack in the Mirror
Zanuck (uncredited)
 1960 Once More, with Feeling!
Doctor (uncredited)
 1958 The Roots of Heaven
Journalist (uncredited)
 1954-1955 Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Amos Carruthers / Conductor / Judge Westlake / ...
- The Case of the Impromptu Performance (1955) ... Amos Carruthers
- The Case of the Night Train Riddle (1955) ... Conductor (uncredited)
- Case of the Vanished Detective (1955) ... Judge Westlake
- The Case of the Split Ticket (1955) ... Albert Snow
- The Case of the Red Headed League (1954) ... Duncan Ross
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I never dreamed that years later I'd end up playing Gypsy's grandfather on stage." (On meeting the famous stripper Gypsy Rose Lee on Broadway). "Australia has all the ingredients for making great movies - clear untouched stretches of country, the weather and great talent.


Counts his dog Trixie as his best friend.

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