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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 Mazuruski or Mikhail Mazurkiewicz) 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 ... See full bio »

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Murder, My Sweet
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 1990 Dick Tracy
Old Man at Hotel
 1987 Amazon Women on the Moon
Dutch (segment "Reckless Youth")
 1985 Doin' Time
 1981 ...All the Marbles
Referee in Chicago (uncredited)
 1980 Alligator
Gatekeeper (as Michael Mazurki)
 1979 Gas Pump Girls
 1978 The One Man Jury
Kayo's Handler
 1978 The Magic of Lassie
 1975 The Wild McCullochs
Cliff Randall
 1974 The Centerfold Girls
The Caretaker
 1970 Which Way to the Front?
Rocky (uncredited)
 1966 7 Women
Tunga Khan - Bandit Leader
 1965 Requiem for a Gunfighter
Ivy Bliss
 1964 The Disorderly Orderly
Moving Van Passenger (uncredited)
 1964 Cheyenne Autumn
Senior First Sergeant
 1963 4 for Texas
 1962 Five Weeks in a Balloon
Slave Captain
 1962 Zotz!
 1961 Pocketful of Miracles
Big Mike
 1961 The Errand Boy
Blonde 'Movie Siren'
 1961 Swingin' Along
 1960 The Facts of Life
First Husband in Motel Room
 1959 Alias Jesse James
Dirty Dog Tough (uncredited)
 1957 Hell Ship Mutiny
 1956 Man in the Vault
 1956 Around the World in Eighty Days
Drunk in Hong Kong Dive
 1956 Comanche
Flat Mouth
 1955 Kismet
Chief Policeman
 1955 New Orleans Uncensored
Big Mike
 1955 New York Confidential
Arnie Wendler
 1954 The Egyptian
Foreman, House of Death (uncredited)
 1951 My Favorite Spy
 1951 The Light Touch
 1951 Ten Tall Men
 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
 1949 The Devil's Henchman
 1949 Rope of Sand
 1949 Come to the Stable
 1949 Neptune's Daughter
Mac Mozolla
 1948 The Noose Hangs High
 1948 Relentless
 1948 I Walk Alone
 1947 Nightmare Alley
 1947 Unconquered
 1947 Killer Dill
Little Joe
 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 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
 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 Goon (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 Mission to Moscow
Russian Machinist Workman (uncredited)
 1943 Taxi, Mister
Henchman Joe
 1943 Prairie Chickens
Henchman Charlie (uncredited)
 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)
 1941 The Shanghai Gesture
The Coolie
 1935 Black Fury
Security Force Applicant (uncredited)
 1934 Belle of the Nineties
New Orleans Audience Admirer (uncredited)
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Music video: Appeared in Rod Stewart's video "Infatuation." He was the guy who punched out Stewart. NOTE: He later said on a television interview that he got more fame out of that video than any movie or television role he acted in. See more »

Alternate Names:

'Iron' Mike Mazurki | Michael Mazurki


6' 4¾" (1.95 m)

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Contrary to his image as a brawny, not very smart tough guy, Mazurki graduated at the top of his class from Manhattan College, class of 1930, with a Bachelor of Arts degree. See more »


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