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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.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  

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.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 88

Birthday 1917-10-02

Day of Death 1994-09-10

Place of Birth New York City, New York, U.S.

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Rendezvous (9 episodes) as John Burden
1983 My Brother's Wedding as Pastor #2
1975 Switch (1 episode)
1974 Harry O (1 episode)
1973 Scream, Pretty Peggy as George Thornton
1973 Police Story (1 episode)
1972 The Rookies (1 episode)
1972 The Screaming Woman as Ken Bronson
1971 Cannon (1 episode)
1969 The Arrangement as Finnegan
1969 Hail, Hero! as Senator Murchiston
1968 The Smugglers as Harry Miller
1968 Land of the Giants (1 episode) as Mr. Erdap
1968 The Swimmer as Howard Graham
1968 The Counterfeit Killer as Dolan
1967 Valley of the Dolls as Kevin Gillmore
1967 The Money Jungle as Harvey Sheppard
1967 Mannix (1 episode)
1967 Judd for the Defense (1 episode)
1967 Ironside (1 episode)
1966 Mission: Impossible (1 episode)
1966 Star Trek (1 episode) as Commodore Stocker
1965 F Troop (1 episode)
1965 The Third Day as Lawrence Conway
1964 Dear Heart as Frank Taylor
1964 The Lively Set as Paul Manning
1964 Daniel Boone (2 episodes)
1964 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1 episode) as Taggart Coleman
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1 episode)
1963 The Fugitive (1 episode)
1963 Showdown as Bert Pickett
1962 The Lucy Show (1 episode)
1961 Back Street as Curt Stanton
1961 Tammy Tell Me True as Buford Woodly
1960 Checkmate (1 episode) as Mack Weston
1959 No Name on the Bullet as Luke Canfield
1958 Step Down to Terror as Johnny Williams Walters
1957 Until They Sail as Capt. Richard Bates
1957 Jeanne Eagels as John Donahue
1956 Walk the Proud Land as Tom Sweeny
1956 The Price of Fear as Sgt. Pete Carroll
1955 All That Heaven Allows as Mick Anderson
1955 The 20th Century Fox Hour (1 episode)
1955 To Hell and Back as Brandon
1955 Female on the Beach as Police Lieutenant Galley
1954 Four Guns to the Border as Sheriff Jim Flannery
1954 Climax! (1 episode)
1954 Tobor the Great as Dr. Ralph Harrison
1954 The Glenn Miller Story as Don Haynes
1954 War Arrow as Sgt. Luke Schermerhorn
1953 Letter to Loretta (2 episodes)
1953 The Lone Hand as George Hadley
1953 It Came from Outer Space as Sheriff Matt Warren
1953 Gunsmoke as Johnny Lake
1952 Bonzo Goes to College as Malcolm Drew
1952 The Red Ball Express as Partridge
1952 The Treasure of Lost Canyon as Jim Anderson
1951 Little Egypt as Oliver Doane
1951 You Never Can Tell as Perry Collins
1951 Air Cadet as Capt. Sullivan
1950 Harvey as Dr. Sanderson
1950 Winchester '73 as Steve Miller
1950 Peggy as Tom Fielding
1950 Louisa as Radio Broadcaster (voice)
1950 I Was a Shoplifter as Herb Klaxon
1950 Comanche Territory as Stacey Howard
1950 Robert Montgomery Presents (18 episodes)
1949 Tarzan's Magic Fountain as Dodd
1948 Studio One (1 episode)
1948 The Tender Years as Bob Wilson
1947 The Pretender as Dr. Leonard Koster
1946 Winter Wonderland as Steve Kirk
1946 A Night in Casablanca as Lt. Pierre Delmar
1946 Whistle Stop as Ernie
1945 You Came Along as Lt. R. Janoschek
1945 Conflict as Prof. Norman Holsworth
1943 Air Force as Navigator
1942 Now, Voyager as Leslie Trotter (uncredited)
1942 Busses Roar as Eddie Sloan
1942 Winning Your Wings as State College Student
1942 Bullet Scars as Reporter
1942 The Man Who Came to Dinner as Sandy
1941 Dangerously They Live as Joe, Hospital Orderly with Dr. Murdock
1941 The Maltese Falcon as Reporter (uncredited)
1941 Nine Lives Are Not Enough as 'Snappy' Saunders (incorrectly listed as "Snappy Lucas" in end credits)
1941 Sergeant York as Scorer (uncredited)
1939 The Hunchback of Notre Dame as Young Priest (uncredited)
1939 Career as Rex Chaney

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