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Walter Slezak (1902–1983)

Tall, portly Viennese character actor Walter Slezak simultaneously pursued two different careers after his arrival in America in 1930: one, as a star of musical comedy on the stage, and another, as a portrayer of villains, impish rogues or pompous buffoons on screen. Born of a musical family in May 1902, son of famous opera star Leo Slezak, Walter... See full bio »

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 1980 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Marcel Locksmith
 1973 Assignment Vienna (TV Series)
 1970 The Juggler of Notre Dame
The Innkeeper
 1968 Heidi (TV Movie)
Father Richter
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Laszlo Braedeker (1976)
 1967 I Spy (TV Series)
Dennis
- Let's Kill Karlovassi (1967) ... Dennis
 1967 The Caper of the Golden Bulls
Antonio Gonzalez
 1966 Congress of Love
Wax museum guide
 1965 A Very Special Favor
Etienne, Restaurant Proprietor
 1965 The Man Who Bought Paradise (TV Movie)
Captain Meers
 1964 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Max Jurgens
- Never Is a Long Day (1964) ... Dr. Max Jurgens
 1964 Swingers' Paradise
Lloyd Davis
 1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Oskar Pauker
- 5: The Conclusion (1963) ... Oskar Pauker
- 5: Part 4 (1963) ... Oskar Pauker
- 5: Part 3 (1963) ... Oskar Pauker
- 5: Part 2 (1963) ... Oskar Pauker
- 5: Part 1 (1963) ... Oskar Pauker
 1963 Rawhide (TV Series)
Lazio Tzgorni
- Incident of the Black Ace (1963) ... Lazio Tzgorni
 1962 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Arnie Grote
- Cost of Living: Howard Judlow (1962) ... Arnie Grote
 1961 Outlaws (TV Series)
Martin Hall
- Masterpiece (1961) ... Martin Hall
 1961 Come September
Maurice Clavell
 1960 The Chevy Mystery Show (TV Series)
Host - Insp. Pierre Dumourier
- The Inspector Vanishes (1960) ... Host - Insp. Pierre Dumourier
 1959 A Christmas Festival (TV Movie)
Mr. Reallybig
 1959 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Emil Kronsteidt
- Alien Love (1959) ... Emil Kronsteidt
 1959 Startime (TV Series)
Joseph
- My Three Angels (1959) ... Joseph
 1959 A Doll's House (TV Movie)
Presenter
 1959 The Miracle
Flaco
 1959 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Finch
- The Slightly Fallen Angel (1959) ... Finch
 1958 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Henri Charpentier
- Recipe for Success (1958) ... Henri Charpentier
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Mr. Golden
- The Gentleman from Seventh Avenue (1958) ... Mr. Golden
 1957 Pinocchio (TV Movie)
Gepetto
 1957 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Best Wine (1957)
 1957 Ten Thousand Bedrooms
Papa Vittorio Martelli
 1951-1956 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Lev Simon
- Portrait of a Citizen (1956) ... Lev Simon
- Collector's Item (1951)
 1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Emil Markheim
- The Last Patriarch (1956) ... Emil Markheim
 1956 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Krisons Ringo
- Honored Guest (1956) ... Krisons Ringo
 1956 The Good Fairy (TV Movie)
Max Sporum
 1954 The Steel Cage
Louis, the Prison Chef (segment "The Chef")
 1953 Omnibus (TV Series)
Major Paul Petkoff
- Toine (1953)
 1953 White Witch Doctor
Huysman
 1953 Call Me Madam
August Tantinnin
 1953 Confidentially Connie
Emil Spangenberg
 1952 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1951-1952 Danger (TV Series)
- King of the Cons (1952)
- The Undefeated (1951)
 1950-1951 Suspense (TV Series)
Frank Cadwallader / Dr. Potterton / Richard Morley
- Doctor Anonymous (1951)
- De Mortuis (1951)
- The Three of Silence (1951) ... Frank Cadwallader
- The Mallet (1950) ... Dr. Potterton / Richard Morley
 1951 People Will Talk
Prof. Barker
 1951 Bedtime for Bonzo
Prof. Hans Neumann
 1950 Spy Hunt
Doctor Stahl
 1950 The Yellow Cab Man
Dr. Byron Dokstedder
 1948 The Pirate
Don Pedro Vargas
 1947 Riffraff
Eric Molinar
 1947 Sinbad, the Sailor
Melik
 1945 Cornered
Melchior Incza
 1945 The Spanish Main
Don Juan Alvarado
 1945 Salome Where She Danced
Dimitrioff
 1944 Till We Meet Again
Vitrey, The Mayor
 1944 Step Lively
Joe Gribble
 1944 Lifeboat
Willy
 1943 The Fallen Sparrow
Dr. Christian Skaas
 1943 This Land Is Mine
Major Erich von Keller
 1942 Once Upon a Honeymoon
Baron Franz Von Luber
 1932 The Gala Performance
Kurt
 1929 Eros in Ketten
Heinz Ewer
 1929 Osudné noci
Bellini
 1928 Almenrausch und Edelweiss
Mentel, beider Sohn
 1927 Die große Pause
Ottokar, ihr Sohn
 1927 Liebe geht seltsame Wege
Florizel, 'Flo-Flo'
 1927 Die Lorelei
 1926 Der Seekadett
 1926 Junges Blut
Oberprimaner
 1926 Aus des Rheinlands Schicksalstagen
Walter Thiermann - Ing. bei Großmann
 1924 My Leopold
Leopold, sein Sohn
 1924 Michael
Michael
 1922 Sodom und Gomorrha
Eduard Harber - Student am Cambridge-Lyzeum / Ein Goldschmied von Galiläa
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "I Married an Angel" on Broadway. Musical comedy. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Article | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Trivia:

Walter Slezak is mentioned in Marie Killelea's book "Karen" which deals with her daughter's cerebral palsy. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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