Charles Drake

Charles Drake

  • Birthday: 1917-10-02
  • Deathday: 1994-09-10
  • Place of birth: New York City, New York, USA
  • Also know as: Charles Ruppert

Biography

Charles Drake (October 2, 1917 – September 10, 1994) was an American actor.Drake was born as Charles Ruppert in New York City. He graduated from Nichols College and became a salesman. In 1939, he turned to acting and signed a contract with Warner Brothers. He wasn't immediately successful. World War II interrupted his career; soon after his military service was complete, Drake returned to Hollywood in 1945, his contract with Warner Brothers ended. In the 1940s, he did some freelance work, like A Night in Casablanca. In 1949 he moved to Universal Studios. In 1955, Drake turned to television as one of the stock-company players on Robert Montgomery Presents and three years later he became the host of the British TV espionage weekly Rendezvous. In 1959, he starred in the Western film, No Name on the Bullet, where he played a doctor dedicated to saving a small town from a dangerous assassin. In 1967 he played the part of Oliver Greer in The Fugitive episode The One That Got Away. He played in 83 films between 1939 and 1975, including Scream, Pretty Peggy. More than 50 were dramas, but he also acted in comedies, science fiction, horror and film noir. He died on September 10, 1994 in East Lyme, Connecticut, aged 76. Description above from the Wikipedia article  Charles Drake, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Filmography

Valley of the Dolls

1967

As Kevin Gillmore

The Pretender

1947

As Dr. Leonard Koster

Conflict

1945

As Norman Holsworth

A Night in Casablanca

1946

As Lt. Pierre Delmar

Winchester '73

1950

As Steve Miller

War Arrow

1953

As Sgt. Luke Schermerhorn

All That Heaven Allows

1955

As Mick Anderson

Tammy Tell Me True

1961

As Buford Woodly

Air Force

1943

As Navigator

Tobor the Great

1954

As Dr. Ralph Harrison

To Hell and Back

1955

As Brandon

Female on the Beach

1955

As Police Lieutenant Galley

I Was a Shoplifter

1950

As Herb Klaxon

The Glenn Miller Story

1954

As Don Haynes

The Arrangement

1969

As Finnegan

It Came from Outer Space

1953

As Sheriff Matt Warren

The Price of Fear

1956

As Pete Carroll

No Name on the Bullet

1959

As Luke Canfield

The Treasure of Lost Canyon

1952

As Jim Anderson

Whistle Stop

1946

As Ernie

Step Down to Terror

1958

As Johnny Walters

Comanche Territory

1950

As Stacey Howard

Dear Heart

1965

As Frank Taylor

Bonzo Goes to College

1952

As Malcolm Drew

Air Cadet

1951

As Captain Sullivan

Busses Roar

1942

As Eddie Sloan

Jeanne Eagels

1957

As John Donahue

The Third Day

1965

As Lawrence Conway

Winning Your Wings

1942

As State College Student (uncredited)

Gunsmoke

1953

As Johnny Lake

You Never Can Tell

1951

As Perry Collins

The Red Ball Express

1952

As Partridge

The Lively Set

1964

As Paul Manning

Scream, Pretty Peggy

1973

As George Thornton

The Lone Hand

1953

As George Hadley

Showdown

1963

As Bert Pickett

Four Guns to the Border

1954

As Sheriff Jim Flannery

Back Street

1961

As Curt Stanton

You Came Along

1945

As Lt. R. Janoschek

Nine Lives Are Not Enough

1941

As Snappy Saunders

Career

1939

As Rex Chaney

Bullet Scars

1942

As Reporter at Police HQ

Little Egypt

1951

As Oliver Doane

Walk the Proud Land

1956

As Tom Sweeny

The Money Jungle

1967

As Harvey Sheppard

Now, Voyager

1942

As Leslie Trotter (uncredited)

The Maltese Falcon

1941

As Reporter (uncredited)

Until They Sail

1957

As Capt. Richard Bates

The Smugglers

1968

As Harry Miller

Winter Wonderland

1946

As Steve Kirk

Peggy

1950

As Tom Fielding

Sergeant York

1941

As Scorer (uncredited)

My Brother's Wedding

1983

As Pastor #2

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

1939

As Young Priest (uncredited)

Dangerously They Live

1941

As Joe, Hospital Orderly with Dr. Murdock (uncredited)

The Tender Years

1948

As Bob Wilson

The Screaming Woman

1972

As Ken Bronson

Hail, Hero!

1969

As Senator Murchiston

The Swimmer

1968

As Howard Graham

James Stewart: A Wonderful Life

1988

As Self (archive footage)

Summer Pavilion

1955

As Ned Welch

The Lives of Jenny Dolan

1975

As Alan Hardesty

The Hard Way

1943

As Trailer Narrator (Uncredited)

Partners in Crime

1973

As Lt. Fred Harnett

One Foot in Heaven

1941

As Second Bridegroom (uncredited)

Across the Pacific

1942

As Officer (uncredited)

Louisa

1950

As Radio Broadcaster (voice) (uncredited)

Harvey

1950

As Dr. Sanderson

Cop on the Beat

1975

As Deputy Chief Berliner

The Male Animal

1942

As Student (uncredited)

Johnny Stool Pigeon

1949

As Hotel Clerk (uncredited)

Police Headquarters

1974

As David L. Chapin

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