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Mike Mazurki (1907–1990)


With an intimidating face like craggy granite and a towering 6'5" solid frame, Mike Mazurki (born Mikhail Mazurski) was one of cinema's first serial thugs and specialized in playing strongarm men, gangsters and bullies for over 50 years on screen. Nearly always portrayed as a lowbrow muscle, in real life Mazurski was highly intelligent, very well ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1990 Mob Boss (Video)
Don Taglianeti
 1990 Dick Tracy
Old Man at Hotel
 1987 Amazon Women on the Moon
Dutch (segment "Reckless Youth")
 1985 Doin' Time
Bruno
 1983 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Ugh / Swamp Rat
- Love Island/The Sisters (1983) ... Ugh
- Naughty Marietta/The Winning Ticket (1983) ... Swamp Rat
 1981 ...All the Marbles
Referee in Chicago (uncredited)
 1981 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (TV Movie)
Logan
 1981 Revenge of the Gray Gang (TV Movie)
Joe Malcheski
 1980 Alligator
Gatekeeper (as Michael Mazurki)
 1979 Gas Pump Girls
Moiv
 1978 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Choo-Choo
- A Fast Count (1978) ... Choo-Choo (uncredited)
 1978 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Robbins
- Mother Angel (1978) ... Robbins
 1978 The One Man Jury
Kayo's Handler
 1978 The Magic of Lassie
Apollo
 1977 Mad Bull (TV Movie)
Tidy
 1977 Switch (TV Series)
Blaine
- Three for the Money (1977) ... Blaine
 1975 The Wild McCullochs
Cliff Randall
 1974 The Centerfold Girls
The Caretaker
 1973 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Hannibal
- Superstition (1973) ... Hannibal
 1971 The Chicago Teddy Bears (TV Series)
Julie
- Billy the Kid (1971) ... Julie
- The Big Grab (1971) ... Julie
- The Alderman (1971) ... Julie
 1971 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Whale
- Trafton (1971) ... Whale
 1971 Mannix (TV Series)
Kony
- Days Beyond Recall (1971) ... Kony
 1971 Julia (TV Series)
Al Mcteague
- Strictly for the Birds (1971) ... Al Mcteague
 1970 Which Way to the Front?
Rocky (uncredited)
 1970 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Claude Terry
- Log 144: Bank Robbery (1970) ... Claude Terry
 1970 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Rocky (segment "Love and the Gangster")
- Love and the Boss's Ex/Love and Mr. Nice Guy/Love and the Gangster (1970) ... Rocky (segment "Love and the Gangster")
 1968-1969 Bonanza (TV Series)
Big Jack / Big Man
- Dead Wrong (1969) ... Big Jack
- Stage Door Johnnies (1968) ... Big Man
 1969 Land of the Giants (TV Series)
Loach
- Giants and All That Jazz (1969) ... Loach
 1969 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Hugo
 1968 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
The Boston Strong Girl's Father
- The Great Tag-Team Match (1968) ... The Boston Strong Girl's Father
 1967 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
Girard
 1967 Batman (TV Series)
Allegro
- The Wail of the Siren (1967) ... Allegro
 1966-1967 It's About Time (TV Series)
Clon
- The Stowaway (1967) ... Clon
- To Catch a Thief (1967) ... Clon
- The Mother-in-Law (1966) ... Clon
 1967 Rango (TV Series)
Downey
 1967 Mr. Terrific (TV Series)
Shoulders
- Stanley the Safecracker (1967) ... Shoulders
 1966 Gilligan's Island (TV Series)
Igor
- The Friendly Physician (1966) ... Igor
 1966 The Loner (TV Series)
Rule Vernon
- Pick Me Another Time to Die (1966) ... Rule Vernon
 1964-1966 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
El Toro / Akasheta
- Gabriel (1966) ... El Toro
- Lac Duquesne (1964) ... Akasheta (uncredited)
 1966 7 Women
Tunga Khan - Bandit Leader
 1966 F Troop (TV Series)
Geronimo
 1965 Laredo (TV Series)
Pvt. Percy Flower
- Pride of the Rangers (1965) ... Pvt. Percy Flower
 1965 Mister Ed (TV Series)
Beppo
- Ed the Counterspy (1965) ... Beppo
 1965 Requiem for a Gunfighter
Ivy Bliss
 1964 The Bill Dana Show (TV Series)
Tiger Donovan
- Glick the Strongman (1964) ... Tiger Donovan
 1964 The Disorderly Orderly
Moving Van Passenger (uncredited)
 1964 The Munsters (TV Series)
Leo 'Knuckles' Kraus
- Knock Wood, Here Comes Charlie (1964) ... Leo 'Knuckles' Kraus
 1964 Cheyenne Autumn
Senior. First Sergeant
 1963-1964 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Cully Barstow / Arthur Jacks
- The Case of the Missing Button (1964) ... Cully Barstow
- The Case of the Deadly Verdict (1963) ... Arthur Jacks
 1964 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Lance Corp. Otto Moller
- The Duncan McIvor Story (1964) ... Lance Corp. Otto Moller
 1964 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (TV Series)
Bill Jim
- The Day of the Lame Duck (1964) ... Bill Jim
 1963 4 for Texas
Chad
 1963 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Big Moose Miller
- Charley, the Tiger (1963) ... Big Moose Miller
 1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Venturi / Mr. Anston
- Everybody Loves Sweeney (1963) ... Venturi
- The Losers (1963) ... Mr. Anston
 1962 Five Weeks in a Balloon
Slave Captain
 1962 Zotz!
Igor
 1959-1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Moose Tobin / Frankie Marlowe
- Man in the Middle (1962) ... Moose Tobin
- The Artichoke King (1959) ... Frankie Marlowe
 1958-1962 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Jo Jo / Power / Breed
- Don't Shoot the Piano Player (1962) ... Jo Jo
- Love's Young Dream (1960) ... Power
- Ella West (1958) ... Breed
 1961 Pocketful of Miracles
Big Mike
 1961 The Errand Boy
Blonde 'Movie Siren'
 1961 The Roaring 20's (TV Series)
Rhino
- The Duke on the Bum (1961) ... Rhino
 1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Hoodlum
- Open House (1961) ... Hoodlum
 1961 Swingin' Along
Bookie
 1960 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
George 'Mac'
- Kelly, the Matchmaker (1960) ... George 'Mac'
 1960 The Facts of Life
First Husband in Motel Room
 1960 The Texan (TV Series)
First Bank Robber / Kale
- The Accuser (1960) ... First Bank Robber
- Captive Crew (1960) ... Kale
 1960 Overland Trail (TV Series)
Juan
- Mission into Mexico (1960) ... Juan
 1960 Tightrope (TV Series)
Jim Raskin
- The Long Odds (1960) ... Jim Raskin
 1960 Johnny Midnight (TV Series)
Perry
- Leading Lady (1960) ... Perry
 1959 Sunday Showcase (TV Series)
 1959 M Squad (TV Series)
Coskie, Karate Instructor
- Decoy in White (1959) ... Coskie, Karate Instructor
 1959 Some Like It Hot
Spats' Henchman
 1959 Alias Jesse James
Dirty Dog Tough (uncredited)
 1959 Rescue 8 (TV Series)
Rocky Coogan
- Rubber Gold (1959) ... Rocky Coogan
 1958 Official Detective (TV Series)
Banning
- The Policeman's Gun (1958) ... Banning
 1957 Hell Ship Mutiny
Ross
 1956 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Pvt. Novak
- The Sergeant Boyd Story (1956) ... Pvt. Novak
 1956 Man in the Vault
Louie
 1956 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
The Butcher of Barbados
- Outlaw Kingdom (1956) ... The Butcher of Barbados
 1956 Around the World in Eighty Days
Drunk in Hong Kong Dive
 1956 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
Jake Harlan
- Tough Guy ... Jake Harlan
 1956 My Friend Flicka (TV Series)
Hercules Throckmorton
- The Old Champ (1956) ... Hercules Throckmorton
 1956 Comanche
Flat Mouth
 1955 Kismet
Chief Policeman
 1955 It's a Great Life (TV Series)
Bud
- Hash House (1955) ... Bud
 1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- Fedar (1955)
 1955 New Orleans Uncensored
Big Mike
 1955 New York Confidential
Arnie Wendler
 1954 Duffy's Tavern (TV Series)
McGurk
- Archie the Ex-Coward ... McGurk
 1954 Public Defender (TV Series)
Bruce
- Socrates (1954) ... Bruce
 1954 The Egyptian
Foreman, House of Death (uncredited)
 1952 The Light Touch
Charles
 1951 My Favorite Spy
Monkara
 1951 Ten Tall Men
Roshko
 1951 Criminal Lawyer
'Moose' Hendricks
 1951 Pier 23
Ape Danowski
 1950 He's a Cockeyed Wonder
'Lunk' Boxwell
 1949 Samson and Delilah
Leader of Philistine Soldiers
 1949 Abandoned
Hoppe
 1949 The Devil's Henchman
Rhino
 1949 Rope of Sand
Pierson (guard)
 1949 Come to the Stable
Sam
 1949 Neptune's Daughter
Mac Mozolla
 1948 The Noose Hangs High
Chuck
 1948 Relentless
Jake
 1948 I Walk Alone
Dan
 1947 Nightmare Alley
Bruno
 1947 Unconquered
Bone
 1947 Killer Dill
Little Joe
 1947 Sinbad, the Sailor
Yusuf
 1946 The French Key
Sam Cragg
 1946 Mysterious Intruder
Harry Pontos
 1946 Live Wires
Patsy 'Pat' Clark
 1945 The Thin Man Goes Home
First Man Outside Barber Shop (uncredited)
 1945 Dakota
'Bigtree' Collins
 1945 The Spanish Main
Erik Swaine
 1945 The Jury Goes Round 'n' Round (Short)
Juror
 1945 The Horn Blows at Midnight
Bass Player / Humphrey Rafferty
 1944 The Princess and the Pirate
Pirate (uncredited)
 1944 The Missing Juror
Cullie - Masseur (uncredited)
 1944 The Canterville Ghost
Metropolus
 1944 Summer Storm
Tall Policeman Bending Over Petroff (uncredited)
 1944 Shine on Harvest Moon
Bouncer (uncredited)
 1943 Lost Angel
Fighter (uncredited)
 1943 Whistling in Brooklyn
Henchman on Ship (uncredited)
 1943 Henry Aldrich Haunts a House
The Ghoul (uncredited)
 1943 Swing Fever
Wrestler (uncredited)
 1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars
Olaf (uncredited)
 1943 Behind the Rising Sun
Japanese Wrestler (uncredited)
 1943 Bomber's Moon
Kurt (scenes deleted)
 1943 Prairie Chickens
Henchman Charlie (uncredited)
 1943 Mission to Moscow
Russian Machinist Workman (uncredited)
 1943 Taxi, Mister
Henchman Joe
 1943 It Ain't Hay
Bouncer (uncredited)
 1942 Gentleman Jim
Jake Kilrain (uncredited)
 1942 That Other Woman
Thug (uncredited)
 1942 The Moon and Sixpence
Tough Bill (uncredited)
 1942 Dr. Renault's Secret
Rogell (uncredited)
 1942 About Face (Short)
Tough Sailor (uncredited)
 1941 The Shanghai Gesture
The Coolie
 1935 Black Fury
Security Force Applicant (uncredited)
 1934 Belle of the Nineties
New Orleans Audience Admirer (uncredited)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (6 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (6 credits)

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Other Works:

(6/8/48) Radio: Appeared in a "Hollywood Startime" production of "Murder, My Sweet". See more »

Alternate Names:

'Iron' Mike Mazurki | Michael Mazurki

Height:

6' 5" (1.96 m)
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Well known to generations of wrestling fans as "Iron" Mike Mazurki, he delighted them with several world-class battles during his long career. Outside the squared circle he was dedicated to serving those in his wrestling brotherhood, and in the 1960s he founded the "Cauliflower Alley Club", a non-profit organization that awarded scholarships and financial assistance to retired or injured ... See more »

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