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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.

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​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.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 161

Birthday 1903-12-26

Day of Death 1995-05-18

Place of Birth San Francisco, California, USA

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Also Known As

  • Elisha Cook

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1987 The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains as Pappy Glue
1986 ALF (1 episode)
1985 The Twilight Zone (1 episode)
1984 Pigs vs. Freaks as Novatney
1984 Treasure: In Search of the Golden Horse
1983 The A-Team (1 episode) as Jim Beam
1983 This Girl For Hire as Eddie
1982 Hammett as Eli the Taxi Driver
1981 Simon & Simon (2 episodes)
1981 Leave 'em Laughing as Jetter
1980 Magnum, P.I. (12 episodes)
1980 Salem's Lot: The Movie as Gordon 'Weasel' Phillips
1980 Carny as On-Your-Mark
1980 Tom Horn as Stable Hand
1979 1941 as The Patron (Dexter)
1979 Salem's Lot (2 episodes) as Gordon 'Weasel' Phillips
1979 The Champ as Georgie
1977 Mad Bull as Sweeper
1977 Dead of Night as Karel
1976 Quincy, M.E. (2 episodes)
1976 St. Ives as Eddie
1976 The Bionic Woman (1 episode)
1975 The Black Bird as Wilmer Cook
1975 Winterhawk as Finley
1975 Starsky & Hutch (1 episode)
1975 Switch (1 episode)
1975 The Blue Knight (1 episode)
1975 S.W.A.T. (1 episode)
1975 Baretta (3 episodes)
1974 The Phantom of Hollywood as Studio Engineer (uncredited)
1973 The Outfit as Carl (as Elisha Cook)
1973 Police Story (1 episode)
1973 Electra Glide in Blue as Willie
1973 Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid as Cody
1973 Emperor of the North as Gray Cat
1973 Messiah of Evil as Charlie
1972 Blacula as Sam
1972 The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid as Bunker
1972 The Night Stalker as Mickey Crawford
1972 The Scarecrow as Micah
1970 Night Chase as Proprietor
1970 Night Slaves
1970 The Odd Couple (1 episode)
1970 McCloud (1 episode)
1970 El Condor as Old Convict
1970 The Movie Murderer as Willie Peanuts
1969 Cry for Poor Wally
1968 Rosemary's Baby as Mr. Nicklas
1967 Mannix (1 episode)
1967 Cimarron Strip (1 episode)
1967 Welcome to Hard Times as Hanson
1967 Ironside (1 episode)
1966 Star Trek (1 episode) as Samuel Cogley
1966 The Monroes (1 episode)
1966 Batman (2 episodes)
1965 The Wild Wild West (2 episodes)
1964 Blood on the Arrow as Tex
1964 The Glass Cage as Ellen's father
1963 Johnny Cool as Underworld Leader
1963 Burke's Law (1 episode)
1963 The Fugitive (1 episode)
1963 The Haunted Palace as Gideon Smith / Micah Smith
1963 Black Zoo as Joe
1963 Papa's Delicate Condition as Mr. Keith
1963 The Dakotas (1 episode)
1961 One-Eyed Jacks as Carvey
1960 Surfside 6 (1 episode)
1960 The Islanders (1 episode)
1960 Outlaws (1 episode)
1960 Thriller (1 episode)
1960 College Confidential as Ted Blake
1960 Platinum High School as Harry Nesbit
1959 The Rebel (1 episode)
1959 The Third Man (1 episode)
1959 Johnny Ringo (1 episode)
1959 Johnny Staccato (2 episodes)
1959 Tightrope (1 episode)
1959 Day of the Outlaw as Larry Teter (town barber)
1959 House on Haunted Hill as Watson Pritchard
1959 Rawhide (3 episodes)
1958 77 Sunset Strip (1 episode)
1958 Bat Masterson (2 episodes)
1958 Peter Gunn (1 episode)
1957 Baby Face Nelson as Homer van Meter
1957 Plunder Road as Skeets Jonas
1957 Trackdown (1 episode)
1957 Perry Mason (2 episodes)
1957 Chicago Confidential as Candymouth Duggan
1957 The Lonely Man as Willie
1957 Panic! (1 episode)
1957 Voodoo Island as Martin Schuyler
1956 Accused of Murder as 'Whitey' Pollock
1956 The Killing as George Peatty
1955 The Indian Fighter as Briggs (as Elisha Cook)
1955 Trial as Finn (as Elisha Cook)
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1 episode)
1955 Gunsmoke (4 episodes)
1955 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1 episode)
1955 Timberjack as Punky (as Elisha Cook)
1955 The Millionaire (1 episode)
1954 Drum Beat as Blaine Crackel
1954 Outlaw's Daughter as Lewis 'Tulsa' Cook
1954 Climax! (1 episode)
1954 The Lone Wolf (1 episode)
1953 Thunder Over the Plains as Joseph Standish
1953 I, the Jury as Bobo
1953 Shane as Frank 'Stonewall' Torrey
1953 General Electric Theater (3 episodes)
1952 Adventures of Superman (1 episode)
1952 Don't Bother to Knock as Eddie Forbes
1951 The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1 episode)
1951 Behave Yourself!
1949 The Great Gatsby as Klipspringer
1949 Flaxy Martin as Roper
1947 The Gangster as Oval
1947 The Long Night as Frank Dunlap
1947 Born to Kill as Marty
1947 Fall Guy as Joe
1946 The Big Sleep as Harry Jones
1946 Two Smart People as Fly Feletti
1946 Joe Palooka, Champ as Eugene
1946 The Falcon's Alibi as Nick, KGR disc jockey
1946 Cinderella Jones as Oliver S. Patch
1946 Blonde Alibi as Sam Collins
1945 Why Girls Leave Home as Jimmy Lobo
1945 Dillinger as Kirk Otto
1944 Dark Waters as Cleeve
1944 Dark Mountain as Whitey
1944 Up in Arms as Info Jones
1944 Phantom Lady as Cliff Milburn
1943 Kill or Be Killed
1942 Manila Calling as Gillman
1942 Wildcat as Harold 'Chicopee' Nevins
1942 A-Haunting We Will Go as Frank Lucas
1942 Sleepytime Gal as Ernie
1942 A Gentleman at Heart as Genius
1941 Hellzapoppin' as Harry Selby
1941 Ball of Fire as Waiter
1941 I Wake Up Screaming as Harry Williams
1941 The Maltese Falcon as Wilmer Cook
1941 Man at Large as Hotel Clerk
1941 Sergeant York as Piano Player (uncredited)
1941 Love Crazy as Joe (elevator operator)
1940 Tin Pan Alley as Joe Codd
1940 Public Deb No. 1 as Communist
1940 Stranger on the Third Floor as Joe Briggs
1940 He Married His Wife as Dicky Brown
1938 Newsboys' Home as Danny
1938 Submarine Patrol as Seaman Rutherford Davis Pratt, aka 'The Professor'
1938 My Lucky Star as Waldo
1938 Three Blind Mice as Boy on Bench (uncredited)
1937 They Won't Forget as Joe Turner
1937 Life Begins in College as Oliver ("Ollie") Stearns Jr.
1937 Danger - Love at Work as McBain, the chemist
1937 Wife, Doctor and Nurse as Glen Wylie
1937 The Devil Is Driving as Tony Stevens
1937 Love Is News as Egbert Eggleston
1936 Pigskin Parade as Herbert Van Dyke
1936 Two in a Crowd as Skeeter
1931 Honor Among Lovers as Office Boy
1930 Chills and Fever as Member of the Glee Club

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