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Ken Drake (I) (1921–1987)

Ken Drake was born in Enid, Oklahoma in 1921. He served in the Navy in World War 2 and Korea as a Medic. He studied acting at the Pasadena Playhouse and met his wife Sylvie there. He appeared in over 60 television shows and was a gifted character actor who often disappeared into multiple roles in the same TV series. Beginning with "Sea Hunt" he ... See full bio »

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 1971 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Minister of Defence Karel Sartori
- The Merchant (1971) ... Minister of Defence Karel Sartori
 1967-1971 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Marshal / Lt. Colonel
- The Hostage (1971) ... Marshal (voice, uncredited)
- A Hanging Offense (1967) ... Lt. Colonel
 1970 Ironside (TV Series)
Bartender / Riker
- No Game for Amateurs (1970) ... Bartender
- The Wrong Time, the Wrong Place (1970) ... Riker
 1970 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Malden
 1969 The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (TV Series)
Chaplain
- The People Against Ortega (1969) ... Chaplain
 1960-1969 Bonanza (TV Series)
Leatham / Sam Jacks / Deputy Jackson / ...
- The Deserter (1969) ... Leatham
- Queen High (1968) ... Sam Jacks
- The Price of Salt (1968) ... Deputy Jackson
- Second Chance (1967) ... Breck
- Black Friday (1967) ... Charlie
 1957-1968 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Parker / Sheriff / Cowboy
- O'Quillian (1968) ... Parker
- Hard Luck Henry (1967) ... Sheriff
- Jealousy (1957) ... Cowboy
 1968 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
Butler
- Lucy's Impossible Mission (1968) ... Butler
 1967-1968 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
General Crocker / Professor Frimm
- The Night of the Gruesome Games (1968) ... General Crocker
- The Night of the Cadre (1967) ... Professor Frimm
 1968 Cimarron Strip (TV Series)
R.B. Forbes
- Big Jessie (1968) ... R.B. Forbes
 1967 The Rat Patrol (TV Series)
- The Darkest Raid (1967)
 1967 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Minister
- The List of Alice McKenna (1967) ... Minister
 1965-1967 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Communications Officer / Brig. Gen. Krasker
- The Hunters and the Killers (1967) ... Communications Officer
- Between the Lines (1965) ... Brig. Gen. Krasker
 1966 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Dr. Merar / Dr. Briggs
- Teacher of Outlaws (1966) ... Dr. Briggs
 1966 Tarzan (TV Series)
Karim / Dude
- The Figurehead (1966) ... Karim
- The Prisoner (1966) ... Dude
 1965 The Loner (TV Series)
Townsend Sr.
- The Kingdom of McComb (1965) ... Townsend Sr.
 1965 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Mr. McGill
- The Brontosaurus Caper (1965) ... Mr. McGill
 1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Monty Warneke
- The Long Ravine (1965) ... Monty Warneke
 1965 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Mr. Dunn
- Minus That Rusty Old Hacksaw (1965) ... Mr. Dunn
 1965 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Doctor
- The Deadly Decoy Affair (1965) ... Doctor
 1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
The Judge
- I, Robot (1964) ... The Judge
 1964 Flipper (TV Series)
Dorrie Stone
- Dolphin for Sale (1964) ... Dorrie Stone
 1964 The New Interns
Parking Lot Attendant
 1964 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Mr. Phelps
- A Sense of Tempo (1964) ... Mr. Phelps
 1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Boatman
- The Pirate and the Patriot (1964) ... Boatman
 1964 Destry (TV Series)
The Deputy
- Law and Order Day (1964) ... The Deputy
 1964 The Lieutenant (TV Series)
Ship's Doctor
- Green Water, Green Flag (1964) ... Ship's Doctor
 1963 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Motorcycle Shop Foreman
- Inquest Into a Bleeding Heart (1963) ... Motorcycle Shop Foreman
 1961-1963 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Daniel / Man
- A Kind of a Stopwatch (1963) ... Daniel
 1963 Empire (TV Series)
Ludwell
- Down There, the World (1963) ... Ludwell (uncredited)
 1963 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Mark St. James
- A Gun Is Not a Gentleman (1963) ... Mark St. James
 1961-1963 Ripcord (TV Series)
Rep Fant / Hal Lundy / FBI Agent
- Panic at 10,000 (1963) ... Rep Fant
- Million Dollar Drop (1963) ... Hal Lundy
- Counter-Attack (1961) ... FBI Agent
 1962 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
First Psychiatrist
- The Great Feud (1962) ... First Psychiatrist
 1962 Wide Country (TV Series)
Lester
- Our Ernie Kills People (1962) ... Lester
 1962 Everglades (TV Series)
Newcomb / Alexander
- Fatal Information (1962) ... Newcomb
- The Hostage (1962) ... Alexander
 1960-1962 Outlaws (TV Series)
Ken Horses / First Robber
- The Bitter Swede (1962) ... Ken Horses
- The Fortune Stone (1960) ... First Robber
 1962 King of Diamonds (TV Series)
Caldwell
- Diamond in the Rough (1962) ... Caldwell
 1958-1961 Sea Hunt (TV Series)
George Hillman / Steve Walker / Dr. Levy / ...
- Crime at Sea (1961) ... George Hillman
- Confidential Mission (1961) ... Steve Walker
- Mercy Ship (1961) ... Dr. Levy
- Time Fuse (1960) ... Dr. Jim Phelpman
- Cindy (1960) ... Cindy's Dad
 1961 Pete and Gladys (TV Series)
Gary Milhouse
- The Projectionist (1961) ... Gary Milhouse
 1958-1961 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Scratchy / Ron Daigle / Secret / ...
- Farmer with a Badge (1961) ... Scratchy
- Episode in Eden (1961) ... Ron Daigle
- Murder Can Be Dangerous (1960) ... Secret
- Cattle and Cane (1960) ... Colby
- Lady Luck (1959) ... Sheriff
 1959-1961 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Maj. Warren / Gas Man
- Night of Decision (1961) ... Maj. Warren
- The Dead Part of the House (1959) ... Gas Man
 1960-1961 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Tim Murdock / Jack Grey
- Casey and the Clowns (1961) ... Tim Murdock
- The Too Perfect Crime (1960) ... Jack Grey (uncredited)
 1961 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Prof. Jody
- I Know It's Murder (1961) ... Prof. Jody
 1961 The Americans (TV Series)
Bravo
- The Regular (1961) ... Bravo
 1961 The Aquanauts (TV Series)
Elmer Burnside
- Secret at Half Moon Key (1961) ... Elmer Burnside
 1960 Lock Up (TV Series)
Stark / Swanson
- Top Secret (1960) ... Stark
- The Case of Lt. Weston (1960) ... Swanson
 1959-1960 Not for Hire (TV Series)
Bragan / Col. Bragan
- The Witness (1960) ... Bragan
- The System (1960) ... Bragan
- Adults Only (1960) ... Bragan
- Diamond Head Decoy (1960) ... Bragan
 1960 Law of the Plainsman (TV Series)
Bill Downs
- A Question of Courage (1960) ... Bill Downs
 1957-1960 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Marshal Dave / Frank Masters
- Female Killer (1960) ... Marshal Dave
- Reward for a Gunslinger (1957) ... Frank Masters
 1959 Men Into Space (TV Series)
Prof. Emerson
- Burnout (1959) ... Prof. Emerson
 1959 Crime & Punishment, USA
Hendricks
 1959 Border Patrol (TV Series)
Andre De Chagny
- Rattigan and the Cat (1959) ... Andre De Chagny
 1958 Highway Patrol (TV Series)
Joe Hodges / Ohio Cop-Killer
- Transmitter Danger (1958) ... Joe Hodges
- Policewoman (1958) ... Ohio Cop-Killer (uncredited)
 1958 Target (TV Series)
- On Cue (1958)
 1958 Mackenzie's Raiders (TV Series)
Gang Member
- Deadlock ... Gang Member
 1958 I Bury the Living
Bill Honegger (uncredited)
 1958 The Power of the Resurrection
Marcus (as Kenneth Drake)
 1957 Harbor Command (TV Series)
Frank Chaney
- Boat Bomb (1957) ... Frank Chaney (as Keneth Drake)
 1956 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Andre the Photographer
- The Story of Tom Mead (1956) ... Andre the Photographer (as Kenneth Drake)
 1956 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Divinity Student Astronaut Trainee
- Project 44 (1956) ... Divinity Student Astronaut Trainee (as Kenneth Drake)
 1955 The Shrike
Author (uncredited)
 1953 The Bigamist
Court Clerk (uncredited)

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Father of actress and dialect coach Jessica Drake, and Robert Drake, Producing Director of The Old Globe Theatre San Diego, California. Former husband of writer and theatre critic Sylvia Drake.

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Scorpio

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