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Elisha Cook Jr.

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Elisha Vanslyck Cook, Jr.  (December 26, 1903 – May 18, 1995) was an American character actor who made a career out of playing cowardly villains and weedy neurotics in dozens of films. He was perhaps most noted for his portrayal of the "gunsel" Wilmer, who tries to intimidate Humphrey Bogart's Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon. Description above from the Wikipedia article Elisha Cook, Jr., licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Dec 26, 1903 In San Francisco, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Chills and Fever 1930-04-26
Latest Project:
Movie The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains 1987-10-31
Known For
Poster of The Haunted Palace
Poster of Shane
Poster of The Maltese Falcon
Poster of Chills and Fever
Movie The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains Pappy Glue 1987-10-31
Series ALF Uncle Albert (archive footage) 1986-09-22
Series The Twilight Zone Unknown 1985-09-27
Movie Treasure: In Search of the Golden Horse Mr. Maps 1984-01-02
Movie Pigs vs. Freaks Novatney 1984-06-07
Movie This Girl For Hire Eddie 1983-01-11
Series The A-Team Jim Beam 1983-01-23
Movie Hammett Eli the Taxi Driver 1982-06-09
Movie Harry's War Sgt. Billy 1981-03-06
Movie Leave 'em Laughing Jetter 1981-04-29
Series Simon & Simon Unknown 1981-11-24
Movie Tom Horn Stable Hand 1980-03-28
Movie Carny On-Your-Mark 1980-05-23
Series Magnum, P.I. Unknown 1980-12-11
Movie The Champ Georgie 1979-07-10
Movie 1941 The Patron (Dexter) 1979-12-14
Series Salem's Lot Gordon 'Weasel' Phillips 1979-11-17
Movie Dead of Night Karel 1977-03-29
Movie Mad Bull Sweeper 1977-12-21
Series The Bionic Woman Unknown 1976-01-14
Series Quincy, M.E. Unknown 1976-10-03
Movie St. Ives Eddie 1976-02-24
Series S.W.A.T. Unknown 1975-02-24
Series Baretta Unknown 1975-01-17
Series The Blue Knight Unknown 1975-05-09
Movie Senior Power Mr. Boyle 1975-01-01
Series Switch Unknown 1975-09-09
Movie Winterhawk Finley 1975-11-05
Movie The Black Bird Wilmer Cook 1975-12-25
Series Starsky & Hutch Unknown 1975-09-10
Movie The Phantom of Hollywood Studio Engineer (uncredited) 1974-02-12
Movie Messiah of Evil Charlie 1973-05-02
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Movie Electra Glide in Blue Willie 1973-05-17
Movie Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid Cody 1973-05-23
Movie Emperor of the North Pole Gray Cat (as Elisha Cook) 1973-05-23
Movie The Outfit Carl (as Elisha Cook) 1973-10-01
Movie The Scarecrow Micah 1972-01-10
Movie The Night Stalker Mickey Crawford 1972-01-11
Movie The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid Bunker 1972-05-12
Movie Blacula Sam 1972-08-25
Series McCloud Unknown 1970-02-17
Movie The Movie Murderer Willie Peanuts 1970-02-02
Movie El Condor Old Convict 1970-06-19
Series The Odd Couple Heel 1970-09-24
Movie Night Slaves Unknown 1970-09-29
Movie Night Chase Proprietor 1970-11-20
Movie Cry for Poor Wally Unknown 1969-07-24
Movie Rosemary's Baby Mr. Nicklas 1968-06-12
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28
Movie Welcome to Hard Times Hanson 1967-04-30
Series Cimarron Strip Unknown 1967-09-07
Series Batman Unknown 1966-01-12
Series Star Trek Samuel Cogley 1966-09-08
Series The Monroes Unknown 1966-09-07
Series The Wild Wild West Unknown 1965-09-17
Movie The Glass Cage Ellen's father 1964-02-06
Movie The Big Parade of Comedy Unknown 1964-09-02
Movie Blood on the Arrow Tex 1964-10-11
Movie Papa's Delicate Condition Mr. Keith 1963-03-06
Series The Dakotas Unknown 1963-01-07
Movie Black Zoo Joe 1963-05-15
Series The Fugitive Sailor 1963-09-17
Movie Johnny Cool Underworld Leader 1963-10-02
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Movie The Haunted Palace Gideon Smith / Micah Smith 1963-08-28
Movie One-Eyed Jacks Carvey 1961-03-30
Series Surfside 6 Unknown 1960-10-06
Movie Platinum High School Harry Nesbit 1960-05-13
Series Thriller Unknown 1960-09-13
Movie College Confidential Ted Blake 1960-08-26
Series Outlaws Unknown 1960-09-26
Series The Islanders Unknown 1960-10-02
Movie Day of the Outlaw Larry Teter (town barber) 1959-07-01
Series Tightrope Unknown 1959-09-08
Movie House on Haunted Hill Watson Pritchard 1959-02-17
Series Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Series Johnny Staccato Unknown 1959-09-10
Series The Rebel Unknown 1959-10-04
Series Johnny Ringo Unknown 1959-10-02
Series The Third Man Unknown 1959-10-02
Series Peter Gunn Unknown 1958-09-22
Series Bat Masterson Unknown 1958-10-08
Series 77 Sunset Strip Unknown 1958-10-10
Movie The Lonely Man Willie 1957-06-21
Series Panic! Unknown 1957-03-05
Movie Voodoo Island Martin Schuyler 1957-02-01
Movie Chicago Confidential Candymouth Duggan 1957-08-30
Series Trackdown Unknown 1957-10-04
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Movie Plunder Road Skeets Jonas 1957-12-05
Movie Baby Face Nelson Homer van Meter 1957-12-11
Movie The Killing George Peatty 1956-06-06
Movie Accused of Murder 'Whitey' Pollock 1956-12-21
Series The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Unknown 1955-09-06
Series The Millionaire Unknown 1955-01-19
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Movie Timberjack Punky (as Elisha Cook) 1955-02-18
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Movie Trial Finn (as Elisha Cook) 1955-10-07
Movie The Indian Fighter Briggs (as Elisha Cook) 1955-12-21
Series The Lone Wolf Unknown 1954-01-01
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Movie Drum Beat Blaine Crackel 1954-11-10
Movie Outlaw's Daughter Lewis 'Tulsa' Cook 1954-11-01
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Shane Frank 'Stonewall' Torrey 1953-04-23
Movie I, the Jury Bobo 1953-08-14
Movie Thunder Over the Plains Joseph Standish 1953-10-27
Movie Don't Bother to Knock Eddie Forbes 1952-07-18
Series Adventures of Superman Unknown 1952-09-19
Movie Behave Yourself! Albert Jonas 1951-09-22
Series The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok Unknown 1951-04-15
Movie Flaxy Martin Roper 1949-02-15
Movie The Great Gatsby Klipspringer 1949-07-13
Movie Born to Kill Marty 1947-04-30
Movie Fall Guy Joe 1947-03-15
Movie The Long Night Frank Dunlap 1947-05-28
Movie The Gangster Oval 1947-11-25
Movie Cinderella Jones Oliver S. Patch 1946-03-09
Movie The Falcon's Alibi Nick, KGR disc jockey 1946-04-12
Movie Blonde Alibi Sam Collins 1946-03-01
Movie The Big Sleep Harry Jones 1946-08-23
Movie Two Smart People Fly Feletti 1946-06-04
Movie Joe Palooka, Champ Eugene 1946-05-26
Movie Dillinger Kirk Otto 1945-04-25
Movie Why Girls Leave Home Jimmy Lobo 1945-10-09
Movie Phantom Lady Cliff Milburn 1944-01-28
Movie Up in Arms Info Jones 1944-02-17
Movie Dark Mountain Whitey 1944-09-01
Movie Dark Waters Cleeve 1944-11-21
Movie Kill or Be Killed Unknown 1943-01-25
Movie A Gentleman at Heart Genius 1942-01-16
Movie Manila Calling Gillman 1942-10-16
Movie Sleepytime Gal Ernie 1942-03-05
Movie A-Haunting We Will Go Frank Lucas 1942-08-07
Movie Wildcat Harold 'Chicopee' Nevins 1942-09-03
Movie Sergeant York Piano Player (uncredited) 1941-09-27
Movie Love Crazy Joe (elevator operator) 1941-05-23
Movie The Maltese Falcon Wilmer Cook 1941-10-18
Movie Man at Large Hotel Clerk 1941-09-26
Movie I Wake Up Screaming Harry Williams 1941-10-31
Movie Hellzapoppin' Harry Selby 1941-12-25
Movie Ball of Fire Waiter 1941-12-02
Movie He Married His Wife Dicky Brown 1940-01-19
Movie Stranger on the Third Floor Joe Briggs 1940-08-16
Movie Tin Pan Alley Joe Codd 1940-11-29
Movie Public Deb No. 1 Communist 1940-09-13
Movie My Lucky Star Waldo 1938-09-09
Movie Three Blind Mice Boy on Bench (uncredited) 1938-06-18
Movie Submarine Patrol Seaman Rutherford Davis Pratt, aka 'The Professor' 1938-11-25
Movie Newsboys' Home Danny 1938-12-24
Movie The Devil Is Driving Tony Stevens 1937-06-25
Movie Love Is News Egbert Eggleston 1937-02-26
Movie They Won't Forget Joe Turner 1937-07-14
Movie Wife, Doctor and Nurse Glen Wylie 1937-09-17
Movie Life Begins in College Oliver ("Ollie") Stearns Jr. 1937-10-01
Movie Danger - Love at Work McBain, the chemist 1937-09-30
Movie Two in a Crowd Skeeter 1936-10-03
Movie Pigskin Parade Herbert Van Dyke 1936-10-23
Movie Honor Among Lovers Office Boy 1931-02-28
Movie Chills and Fever Member of the Glee Club 1930-04-26