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Marcel Hillaire (1908–1988)

Another of a group of scene-stealing character actors who came to the fore during the early years of television, Marcel built a 40-year long career in Hollywood playing the archetypal French gendarme, maitre d' or small time crook. In fact, the balding, steely-eyed little actor was born Erwin Ottmar Hiller, son of music journalist and opera singer... See full bio »

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 1987 Amerika (TV Mini-Series)
Dieter Heinlander
- Part VII (1987) ... Dieter Heinlander
- Part V (1987) ... Dieter Heinlander
- Part IV (1987) ... Dieter Heinlander
- Part III (1987) ... Dieter Heinlander
- Part I (1987) ... Dieter Heinlander
 1979 Beggarman, Thief (TV Movie)
Magistrate
 1978 Evening in Byzantium (TV Movie)
Inspector Le Dioux
 1978 Keefer (TV Movie)
Maureau
 1977 Rosetti and Ryan (TV Series)
Daddy Miklos
- Ms. Bluebeard (1977) ... Daddy Miklos
 1977 Hunter (TV Series)
 1977 All's Fair (TV Series)
Frenchman
- Rememberance (1977) ... Frenchman
 1973 The Six Million Dollar Man: Solid Gold Kidnapping (TV Movie)
Customs Inspector
 1973 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
George
- A Small Cure for Big Alimony (1973) ... George
 1970-1972 McCloud (TV Series)
Inspector LeBlanc / Inspector Prideaux
- The Barefoot Stewardess Caper (1972) ... Inspector LeBlanc
- Our Man in Paris (1970) ... Inspector Prideaux
 1971 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
M. Verret
- Bayou Boy: Part 2 (1971) ... M. Verret
- Bayou Boy: Part 1 (1971) ... M. Verret
 1970 Three for Tahiti (TV Movie)
Police Chief Longet
 1970 Here Come the Brides (TV Series)
La Fond
- How Dry We Are (1970) ... La Fond
 1970 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Bishop
- The Falcon: Part 3 (1970) ... Bishop (uncredited)
- The Falcon: Part 2 (1970) ... Bishop
- The Falcon: Part 1 (1970) ... Bishop
 1970 Get Smart (TV Series)
Duval
- House of Max: Part 2 (1970) ... Duval
- House of Max: Part 1 (1970) ... Duval
 1969 Take the Money and Run
Fritz - Director
 1968 Now You See It, Now You Don't (TV Movie)
Monsieur Moulle
 1968 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Pelletier
- The Fleeing Nuns (1968) ... Pelletier
 1967-1968 Lost in Space (TV Series)
Junkman / Phanzig
- Junkyard of Space (1968) ... Junkman
- Condemned of Space (1967) ... Phanzig
 1968 Garrison's Gorillas (TV Series)
Achille
- Run from Death (1968) ... Achille
 1968 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Maurice Durand
- A Dangerous Proposal (1968) ... Maurice Durand
 1967 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Emile
- Wipeout (1967) ... Emile
 1966-1967 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Prof. Plato Pamplemousse / Antoine Fromage
- The Petit Prix Affair (1967) ... Prof. Plato Pamplemousse
- The Dog-Gone Affair (1966) ... Antoine Fromage
 1967 Monkeys, Go Home!
Mayor Gaston Lou
 1967 Occasional Wife (TV Series)
Jean Pierre Dubois
- A Couple of Home-Cooked Meals (1967) ... Jean Pierre Dubois
 1966 Murderers' Row
Police Capt. Deveraux
 1966 The Time Tunnel (TV Series)
Boudaire
- Devil's Island (1966) ... Boudaire
 1966 Made in Paris
Attendant
 1965 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Raoul Dubois / Gendarme Sergeant
- The Virtue Affair (1965) ... Raoul Dubois
- The See-Paris-And-Die Affair (1965) ... Gendarme Sergeant
 1965 I Spy (TV Series)
Maximilian de Brouget
- Chrysanthemum (1965) ... Maximilian de Brouget
 1965 A Very Special Favor
Claude - French Barrister
 1965 The Art of Love
Executioner
 1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
The Chauffeur
- Rapture at Two-Forty (1965) ... The Chauffeur
 1964-1965 The Rogues (TV Series)
Le Beau / Rorvik / Lavignon
- The Pigeons of Paris (1965) ... Le Beau
- The Computer Goes West (1964) ... Rorvik
- The Personal Touch (1964) ... Lavignon
 1964 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Janville
- An Act of War (1964) ... Janville
 1964 Combat! (TV Series)
Jean Sebelleau
- A Rare Vintage (1964) ... Jean Sebelleau
 1964 McHale's Navy
Chief de Gendarmes
 1964 What a Way to Go!
French Lawyer (uncredited)
 1964 Wild and Wonderful
Inspector Duvivier
 1963 The Wheeler Dealers
Giuseppe - Maitre d'
 1963 Take Her, She's Mine
Policeman
 1963 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (TV Series)
Chouteau
- The Day of Leaving (1963) ... Chouteau
 1962-1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Andre Dufy / Inspector Bordeaux
- Our Man in Switzerland (1963) ... Andre Dufy
- The Gemmologist Caper (1962) ... Inspector Bordeaux
 1960-1963 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
The Guide / Pierre - Waiter
- The New Exhibit (1963) ... The Guide
- A Most Unusual Camera (1960) ... Pierre - Waiter
 1963 G.E. True (TV Series)
Bertillon
- The Tenth Mona Lisa (1963) ... Bertillon
 1963 McHale's Navy (TV Series)
Emile Gerard / Gerard
- One Enchanted Weekend (1963) ... Emile Gerard
- The Big Raffle (1963) ... Gerard
 1961-1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Maurice Duveaux
- Borderline (1962)
- A Swiss Affair (1961) ... Maurice Duveaux
 1962 Bon Voyage!
Sewer Guide
 1960-1962 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Inspector Bouchard / Bouchard / Fresnay / ...
- A Bride for the Captain (1962) ... Inspector Bouchard
- The Secret Place (1962) ... Inspector Bouchard
- Policeman's Holiday (1962) ... Inspector Bouchard
- Once There Was a Princess (1962) ... Bouchard
- The Assassins (1961) ... Inspector Bouchard
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
The Barber, M. Guillaume
- Guillotine (1961) ... The Barber, M. Guillaume
 1961 The Honeymoon Machine
Inspector of casino games
 1960-1961 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Jacque / Pierre Anatole
- A Penny Saved (1961) ... Jacque
- Slight Touch of Homicide (1960) ... Pierre Anatole
 1961 The Tab Hunter Show (TV Series)
Ducasse
- The Art Patron (1961) ... Ducasse
 1960 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV Series)
Aristede Le Blanc
- Parlez-Vous English? (1960) ... Aristede Le Blanc
 1960 North to Alaska
Jenny's Husband - 'Butler' (uncredited)
 1960 Seven Thieves
Duc di Salins
 1959 Markham (TV Series)
Colonel Monet
- Mutation (1959) ... Colonel Monet
 1959 It Happened to Jane
Chef (uncredited)
 1959 The Third Man (TV Series)
Inspector Bochet
- A Pocketful of Sin (1959) ... Inspector Bochet
 1957-1959 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Hairdresser / Masseur
- Family Happiness (1959) ... Hairdresser
- The Change in Chester (1957) ... Masseur
 1957-1959 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
The Waiter / The Head Waiter / The Casino Manager
- Bilko's Credit Card (1959) ... The Waiter
- Bilko's Deluxe Tours (1958) ... The Head Waiter
- Bilko Goes to Monte Carlo (1957) ... The Casino Manager
 1957 The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series)
Gendarme
- Plastered in Paris (1957) ... Gendarme (uncredited)
 1953-1956 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Titanic Steward / Maitre d'Hotel
- A Night to Remember (1956) ... Titanic Steward
- A Night to Remember (1956) ... Maitre d'Hotel
- Two Times Two (1955)
 1954 Top Secret (TV Series)
 1954 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Dr. Gustave Riker
- Adapt or Die (1954) ... Dr. Gustave Riker
 1952-1954 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Gauraldine
- The Patriot from Antibes (1954) ... Gauraldine
 1954 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
 1953 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- A Time to Live (1953)
 1953 The Goldbergs (TV Series)
 1952-1953 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Headwaiter / Frenchman / Pierre
- The White Gown (1953) ... Headwaiter
- The Inn of Eagles (1953) ... Frenchman
- Thanks for a Lovely Evening (1953) ... Headwaiter
- Operation Weekend (1952) ... Pierre
- Kelly (1952) ... Frenchman
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The family's name was actually Hildesheim but was changed by Erwin's great-grandfather Isaac to hide their Jewish identity as anti-Semitism rose in Europe (early 1800s). See more »

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