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Sorrell Booke

Sorrell Booke was born in Buffalo, New York in 1930, the son of a local physician. He found his calling early in life, like most actors, when his family encouraged him to entertain relatives by doing impressions and telling jokes. He went on to study at Yale and Columbia University, and mastered five languages. During the Korean War, Booke worked in counter-intelligence where his lingual talents served him well. His intelligence and subtlety are often overlooked when considering his signature role as Jefferson Davis "Boss" Hogg during his run on The Dukes of Hazzard (1979). He died of cancer in 1994 just after his 64th birthday.

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Jan 4, 1930 In Buffalo, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951-12-24
Latest Project:
Series Bonkers 1993-10-04
Known For
Poster of Scooby-Doo! Meets the Boo Brothers
Poster of Full House
Poster of Freaky Friday
Poster of The Manhunter
Series Bonkers Unknown 1993-10-04
Movie Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation Big Daddy Boo (voice) 1992-03-11
Movie Rock-A-Doodle Pinky 1991-08-02
Series Full House Lionel 1987-09-22
Movie Scooby-Doo! Meets the Boo Brothers Sheriff Rufus Buzby, T.J. Buzby (voice) 1987-10-18
Series Blacke's Magic Unknown 1986-01-05
Series Crazy like a Fox Unknown 1984-12-30
Series The Dukes Boss Hogg 1983-02-05
Series Newhart Unknown 1982-10-02
Series The Dukes of Hazzard Boss Hogg 1979-01-26
Movie The Cat from Outer Space Presiding Judge (uncredited) 1978-06-09
Movie Record City Coznowski 1978-02-08
Series Soap Mr. Lefkowitz 1977-09-13
Movie The Other Side of Midnight Lanchon 1977-06-08
Series The Love Boat Lucius Kergo 1977-09-24
Movie The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened Samuelson 1977-10-26
Movie Once Upon a Brothers Grimm King of Hesse 1977-11-23
Movie Brenda Starr A.J. Livwright 1976-05-08
Movie Special Delivery Hubert Zane 1976-07-16
Movie Freaky Friday Mr Dilk 1976-12-17
Series What's Happening!! Unknown 1976-08-05
Series Archer Unknown 1975-01-30
Movie The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery Dr. Melon 1975-03-07
Movie Adventures of the Queen Robert Dwight 1975-02-14
Series On the Rocks Unknown 1975-09-11
Series Joe and Sons Unknown 1975-04-18
Movie The Last Angry Man Dr. Max Vogel 1974-04-16
Movie The Take Oscar 1974-05-01
Series Good Times Unknown 1974-02-08
Movie Devil Times Five Harvey Beckman 1974-05-31
Series Kolchak: The Night Stalker Unknown 1974-09-13
Series The Rockford Files Wade G. Ward 1974-09-13
Series Harry O Edward Tabor 1974-09-12
Series The Manhunter Unknown 1974-09-11
Movie Bank Shot Al G. Karp 1974-07-31
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Movie The Iceman Cometh Hugo Kalmar 1973-11-10
Movie Slaughterhouse-Five Lionel Merble 1972-03-15
Movie The Adventures of Nick Carter Dr. Zimmerman 1972-02-20
Movie The Manhunter Carl Auscher 1972-03-20
Movie What's Up, Doc? Harry 1972-03-09
Series The Streets of San Francisco Unknown 1972-09-23
Series Temperatures Rising Harry Green 1972-09-12
Series Kung Fu Unknown 1972-10-14
Series M*A*S*H Unknown 1972-09-17
Series Alias Smith and Jones Unknown 1971-01-05
Series All in the Family Unknown 1971-01-12
Series Columbo J.J. Stringer 1971-09-15
Series Room 222 Unknown 1969-09-11
Movie Bye Bye Braverman Holly Levine 1968-02-21
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28
Movie The Borgia Stick Alton 1967-02-25
Movie Up the Down Staircase Dr. Bester 1967-06-28
Movie Matchless Colonel Coolpepper 1967-08-13
Movie A Fine Madness Leonard Tupperman 1966-06-29
Series CBS Playhouse Unknown 1966-12-08
Series The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. Unknown 1966-09-13
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Movie Fail Safe Congressman Raskob 1964-10-07
Movie Black Like Me Dr. Jackson 1964-01-01
Movie Joy House Harry 1964-06-12
Series The Patty Duke Show Unknown 1963-09-18
Movie Gone Are the Days! Ol' Cap', Stonewall Jackson Cotchipee 1963-08-09
Series The Great Adventure Unknown 1963-09-27
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1963-10-04
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Series Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Movie The Iceman Cometh Hugo 1960-11-14
Series Play of the Week Unknown 1959-10-12
Series Naked City Unknown 1958-09-30
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Series Omnibus Unknown 1952-11-09
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24