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Charles Drake (I) (1917–1994)

Personable actor Charles Drake was born Charles Ruppert on October 2, 1917, in New York City. He graduated from Nichols College in 1937 and initially became a salesman before switching to acting in 1939 and appearing in little theater productions. He changed his stage name to the more suitable Charles Drake and in the late 1930s managed to snag a ... See full bio »

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Harvey Dr. Raymond Sanderson
Conflict Prof. Norman Holsworth
The Swimmer
The Swimmer Howard Graham
It Came from Outer Space
It Came from Outer Space Sheriff Matt Warren


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 1983 My Brother's Wedding
Pastor #2
 1976 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Web Hilliard
 1976 Matt Helm (TV Series)
Mr. Simmons, Ellen's dad
 1975 Switch (TV Series)
Charles Estabrook
 1975 Cannon (TV Series)
Dr. Martin Larkin
 1975 The Lives of Jenny Dolan (TV Movie)
Alan Hardesty
 1975 Cop on the Beat (TV Movie)
Deputy Chief Berliner
 1975 Caribe (TV Series)
 1975 The Rookies (TV Series)
 1975 Police Story (TV Series)
Cmdr. Roscoe
 1974 Harry O (TV Series)
Marty Scofield
 1974 Police Headquarters (TV Movie)
David L. Chapin
 1973 Scream, Pretty Peggy (TV Movie)
George Thornton
 1973 Partners in Crime (TV Movie)
Lieutenant Fred Harnett
 1973 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
 1970-1973 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Tom Eades
 1972 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Mitchell Connally
 1972 The Screaming Woman (TV Movie)
Ken Bronson
 1971 The Man and the City (TV Series)
 1971 The Seven Minutes
Sgt. Kellogg
 1971 Ironside (TV Series)
Mr. Thomas
 1970 Bracken's World (TV Series)
Casey Smith
 1969-1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
Randolf / Milo Cantrell
 1969-1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Jonathan Galley / Tom Laraby
 1970 Land of the Giants (TV Series)
Mr. Erdap
 1969 The Arrangement
 1969 Hail, Hero!
Senator Murchiston
 1969 The Bold Ones: The Protectors (TV Series)
Jack Sheehan
 1968 The Smugglers (TV Movie)
Harry Miller
 1968 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Andy Wharton / Simon Jarvis
 1968 The Counterfeit Killer
 1968 The Swimmer
Howard Graham
 1967 The Money Jungle
Harvey Sheppard
 1967 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Harlan Gray
 1967 Valley of the Dolls
Kevin Gillmore
 1967 Star Trek (TV Series)
Commodore Stocker
 1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Taggart Coleman
 1967 Mannix (TV Series)
Adam Pierson
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
Robert Morrison
 1967 F Troop (TV Series)
Major Terence McConnell
 1967 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Oliver Greer
 1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
 1965 The Third Day
Lawrence Conway
 1965 Slattery's People (TV Series)
David Bryant
 1964 Dear Heart
Frank Taylor
 1964 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Walter Kendricks
 1964 The Lively Set
Paul Manning
 1964 Destry (TV Series)
Sheriff Connel
 1958-1964 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Link Cheney / Marshal Vern Rothman / Hollister John Garrison / ...
 1963 Showdown
Bert Pickett
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Phil Hall
 1963 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Walter Mitchell
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Larry Kester
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series)
Mark Weston
 1960-1961 Laramie (TV Series)
Allen Winter / Matt Jessup
 1961 Back Street
Curt Stanton
 1961 Tammy Tell Me True
Buford Woodly
 1961 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (TV Series)
Ben Stockton
 1960 The Law and Mr. Jones (TV Series)
Charles Preston
 1959-1960 Rendezvous (TV Series)
John Burden
 1959 No Name on the Bullet
Luke Canfield
 1958 Step Down to Terror
Johnny Williams Walters
 1957-1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Guy Schmitt / George Rutherford
 1957 Until They Sail
Capt. Richard Bates
 1957 Jeanne Eagels
John Donahue
 1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
 1955-1956 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Carl Phillips / Gavin Rhodes / Paul Doniger / ...
 1956 Walk the Proud Land
Tom Sweeny
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
Mickey Wayne
 1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
 1956 The Price of Fear
Police Sgt. Pete Carroll
 1955 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Ned Welch
 1955 Appointment with Adventure (TV Series)
 1955 All That Heaven Allows
Mick Anderson
 1955 Female on the Beach
Police Lieutenant Galley
 1955 To Hell and Back
 1955 The Best of Broadway (TV Series)
Keith Burgess
 1954-1955 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Tom / Jeff Bertch
 1954 Four Guns to the Border
Jim Flannery
 1954 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
 1954 Tobor the Great
Dr. Ralph Harrison
 1954 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
 1954 Private Secretary (TV Series)
 1954 The Glenn Miller Story
Don Haynes
 1953 War Arrow
Sgt. Luke Schermerhorn
 1953 It Came from Outer Space
Sheriff Matt Warren
 1953 The Lone Hand
George Hadley
 1953 Gunsmoke
Johnny Lake
 1952 Bonzo Goes to College
Malcolm Drew
 1952 Red Ball Express
Pvt. Ronald Partridge / Narrator
 1952 The Treasure of Lost Canyon
Jim Anderson
 1951 You Never Can Tell
Perry Collins
 1951 Little Egypt
Oliver Doane
 1951 The Fat Man
Radio Broadcaster at Racetrack (voice, uncredited)
 1951 Air Cadet
Captain Sullivan
 1950 Mystery Submarine
Commodore (voice, uncredited)
 1950 Harvey
Dr. Raymond Sanderson
 1950 Deported
Voice of Customs Official (uncredited)
 1950 Peggy
Tom Fielding
 1950 Winchester '73
Steve Miller
 1950 Louisa
Voice of Radio Broadcaster (uncredited)
 1950 I Was a Shoplifter
Herb Klaxon
 1950 Comanche Territory
Stacey Howard
 1949 Johnny Stool Pigeon
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1949 Tarzan's Magic Fountain
Mr. Dodd
 1948 The Babe Ruth Story
Reporter (uncredited)
 1948 The Tender Years
Bob Wilson
 1947 The Pretender
Dr. Leonard G. Koster
 1946 A Night in Casablanca
 1946 Winter Wonderland
Steve Kirk
 1946 Whistle Stop
 1945 You Came Along
Lt. R. Janoschek
 1945 Conflict
Prof. Norman Holsworth
 1943 Air Force
 1943 The Hard Way
Trailer Narrator (uncredited)
 1942 Now, Voyager
Leslie Trotter (uncredited)
 1942 Across the Pacific
Officer (uncredited)
 1942 Busses Roar
Eddie Sloan
 1942 The Gay Sisters
Man Entering Courtroom (uncredited)
 1942 Wings for the Eagle
Customer (uncredited)
 1942 Yankee Doodle Dandy
Actor (uncredited)
 1942 Winning Your Wings (Short)
State College Student (uncredited)
 1942 Larceny, Inc.
R.V. Boyce - Driver in Accident (uncredited)
 1942 Shoot Yourself Some Golf (Short)
Golfer Playing Through (uncredited)
 1942 The Male Animal
Student (uncredited)
 1942 Bullet Scars
Harry a Reporter (uncredited)
 1941 You're in the Army Now
Private (uncredited)
 1941 Dangerously They Live
Joe, Hospital Orderly with Dr. Murdock (uncredited)
 1941 The Body Disappears
Arthur (scenes deleted)
 1941 The Maltese Falcon
Reporter (uncredited)
 1941 One Foot in Heaven
Second Bridegroom (uncredited)
 1941 Nine Lives Are Not Enough
'Snappy' Lucas
 1941 Navy Blues
Seabag Inspectioon Officer (uncredited)
 1941 Dive Bomber
Pilot (uncredited)
 1941 Sergeant York
Scorer (uncredited)
 1941 Out of the Fog
Reporter (uncredited)
 1941 Million Dollar Baby
Pamela's First Dance Partner (uncredited)
 1941 Affectionately Yours
Hospital Intern (uncredited)
 1941 I Wanted Wings
Cadet (uncredited)
 1939 The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Young Priest (uncredited)
 1939 Conspiracy
Police Guard (uncredited)
 1939 Career
Rex Chaney
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