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Walter Slezak

Walter Slezak (3 May 1902 – 21 April 1983) was a portly Austrian character actor who appeared in numerous Hollywood films. Slezak often portrayed villains or thugs, most notably the German U-boat captain in Alfred Hitchcock's 1944 Lifeboat, but occasionally he got to play lighter roles, as in 1962's The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm. He also played a cheerfully corrupt and philosophical private detective in the 1947 film noir Born to Kill and appeared as Squire Trelawney in the 1972 version of Treasure Island.

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May 3, 1902 In Vienna, Austria
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Sodom and Gomorrah 1922-10-13
Latest Project:
Series The Love Boat 1977-09-24
Known For
Poster of The Love Boat
Poster of Filmgeschichte(n) aus Österreich
Poster of Batman
Poster of What's My Line?
Series The Love Boat Marcel Locksmith 1977-09-24
Movie The Mysterious House of Dr. C. Dr. Coppelius 1976-01-09
Movie Treasure Island Squire Trelawney 1972-10-01
Movie Black Beauty Hackenschmidt 1971-01-01
Series Filmgeschichte(n) aus Österreich Self 1970-10-07
Movie Dr. Coppelius Dr. Coppelius 1968-12-25
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1968-01-22
Movie Heidi Father Richter 1968-11-17
Movie The Caper of the Golden Bulls Antonio Gonzales 1967-05-24
Series Batman The Clock King 1966-01-12
Movie Congress of Love Der 'Ewige Wiener' 1966-03-18
Movie Twenty-Four Hours to Kill Malouf 1965-03-08
Movie A Very Special Favor Unknown 1965-08-02
Movie Wonderful Life Lloyd Davis 1964-06-03
Movie Emil and the Detectives Baron 1964-12-18
Movie A Cry of Angels Unknown 1963-12-15
Movie The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm Stossel 1962-08-07
Series The Merv Griffin Show Self 1962-10-01
Movie Come September Maurice Clavell 1961-01-01
Series Cain's Hundred Unknown 1961-09-19
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Series The Chevy Mystery Show Host 1960-05-29
Series Outlaws Unknown 1960-09-26
Series Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Movie The Miracle Flaco 1959-11-12
Series The Big Party Unknown 1959-10-08
Movie Ten Thousand Bedrooms Papa Martelli 1957-04-03
Movie Pinocchio Gepetto 1957-10-13
Series Telephone Time Unknown 1956-04-08
Series The Dinah Shore Chevy Show Unknown 1956-10-05
Series The 20th Century Fox Hour Unknown 1955-10-05
Movie The Steel Cage Louis, the Prison Chef, segment "The Chef" 1954-12-01
Movie Call Me Madam August Tantinnin 1953-03-25
Movie Confidentially Connie Emil Spangenberg 1953-03-12
Movie White Witch Doctor Huysman 1953-07-01
Series Letter to Loretta Unknown 1953-09-20
Series Omnibus Unknown 1952-11-09
Movie People Will Talk Prof. Barker 1951-08-29
Movie Bedtime for Bonzo Prof. Hans Neumann 1951-04-05
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Series The Name's the Same Unknown 1951-12-05
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Series What's My Line? Self - Panelist 1950-02-02
Series Robert Montgomery Presents Unknown 1950-01-30
Movie Spy Hunt Dr Stahl 1950-06-08
Movie Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion Sgt. Axmann 1950-08-05
Movie The Yellow Cab Man Dr. Byron Dokstedder 1950-03-25
Series Suspense Unknown 1949-01-06
Movie The Inspector General Yakov 1949-12-31
Movie The Pirate Don Pedro Vargas 1948-06-11
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Movie Sinbad the Sailor Melik 1947-01-13
Movie Born to Kill Matthew Arnett 1947-04-30
Movie Riff-Raff Eric Molinar 1947-06-28
Movie Salome, Where She Danced Dimitrioff 1945-04-17
Movie The Spanish Main Don Juan Alvarado 1945-10-01
Movie Cornered Melchior Incza 1945-11-23
Movie Lifeboat Willy 1944-01-28
Movie Step Lively Joe Gribble 1944-07-26
Movie Till We Meet Again Vitrey, The Mayor 1944-08-30
Movie The Princess and the Pirate La Roche 1944-11-17
Movie This Land Is Mine Major Erich von Keller 1943-05-07
Movie The Fallen Sparrow Dr. Christian Skaas 1943-08-19
Movie Once Upon a Honeymoon Baron Franz Von Luber 1942-11-27
Movie Spione im Savoy-Hotel Kurt 1932-11-04
Movie Eros in Ketten Unknown 1929-09-19
Movie Osudné noci Unknown 1929-05-03
Movie Ledige Mütter Unknown 1928-02-14
Movie Almenrausch und Edelweiss Mentel 1928-03-28
Movie Ehegeheimnisse Unknown 1927-01-18
Movie Das Recht zu leben Unknown 1927-03-23
Movie The Long Intermission Ottokar 1927-11-09
Movie Die Lorelei Unknown 1927-04-26
Movie Liebe geht seltsame Wege Unknown 1927-08-10
Movie Grüß mir das blonde Kind am Rhein Unknown 1926-01-21
Movie Aus des Rheinlands Schicksalstagen Walter Thiermann 1926-03-01
Movie Junges Blut Oberprimaner 1926-03-23
Movie O alte Burschenherrlichkeit Unknown 1925-09-28
Movie Michael Michael 1924-09-26
Movie Sodom and Gomorrah Eduard Harber - Student am Cambridge-Lyzeum / Ein Goldschmied von Galiläa 1922-10-13