Biography

Berry Kroeger was an American film, television and stage actor.

Born in San Antonio, Texas, Kroeger got his acting start on radio as an announcer on Suspense and as an actor, playing for a time The Falcon in the radio series. Kroeger was a regular as Sam Williams on the radio daytime drama Young Doctor Malone. He was discovered by filmmaker William Wellman while performing on Broadway and began appearing in films in 1948 with his role in The Iron Curtain.

Kroeger specialized in playing slimy bad guys in films like Act of Violence (1948) and The Iron Curtain (1948), a crooked lawyer in Cry of the City (1948) and a heavy in Joseph H. Lewis' cult crime classic, Gun Crazy (1949). His flair for decadent leering and evil scowls often led to his being cast in "schlock fare", like 1966's Chamber of Horrors and 1971's The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant. He appeared in a small role as a village elder in Young Frankenstein (1974).

He appeared in dozens of television programs. He guest starred on seven episodes of Perry Mason, including murderer Edgar Whitehead in the 1961 episode, "The Case of the Blind Man's Bluff," and murder victim Kirk Cameron in the 1964 episode, "The Case of the Illicit Illusion." He also appeared in shows such as Hawaiian Eye, Get Smart (as a character spoofing actor Sydney Greenstreet) and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.. His last major film role was in 1977's The Demon Seed.

On Broadway, Kroeger portrayed the High Lama in the ill-fated 1956 musical adaptation of Lost Horizon entitled Shangri-La.

On January 4, 1991, Berry Kroeger died of kidney failure.

*Source:* **Wikipedia**

Berry Kroeger was an American film, television and stage actor.

Born in San Antonio, Texas, Kroeger got his acting start on radio as an announcer on Suspense and as an actor, playing for a time The Falcon in the radio series. Kroeger was a regular as Sam Williams on the radio daytime drama Young Doctor Malone. He was discovered by filmmaker William Wellman while performing on Broadway and began appearing in films in 1948 with his role in The Iron Curtain.

Kroeger specialized in playing slimy bad guys in films like Act of Violence (1948) and The Iron Curtain (1948), a crooked lawyer in Cry of the City (1948) and a heavy in Joseph H. Lewis' cult crime classic, Gun Crazy (1949). His flair for decadent leering and evil scowls often led to his being cast in "schlock fare", like 1966's Chamber of Horrors and 1971's The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant. He appeared in a small role as a village elder in Young Frankenstein (1974).

He appeared in dozens of television programs. He guest starred on seven episodes of Perry Mason, including murderer Edgar Whitehead in the 1961 episode, "The Case of the Blind Man's Bluff," and murder victim Kirk Cameron in the 1964 episode, "The Case of the Illicit Illusion." He also appeared in shows such as Hawaiian Eye, Get Smart (as a character spoofing actor Sydney Greenstreet) and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.. His last major film role was in 1977's The Demon Seed.

On Broadway, Kroeger portrayed the High Lama in the ill-fated 1956 musical adaptation of Lost Horizon entitled Shangri-La.

On January 4, 1991, Berry Kroeger died of kidney failure.

*Source:* **Wikipedia**

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 65

Birthday 1912-10-16

Day of Death 1991-01-04

Place of Birth San Antonio, Texas, USA

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Also Known As

  • Walker Berry Kroeger
  • Barry Kroeger
  • Berry Kroger
  • Barry Kroger

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1977 Demon Seed as Petrosian
1974 Young Frankenstein as First Village Elder
1974 Pets as The Art Connoisseur
1971 The Seven Minutes as Paul Van Fleet
1971 The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant as Max
1971 The Mephisto Waltz as Raymont
1970 The Wild Scene as Tim O'Shea
1969 Nightmare in Wax as Max Black
1967 Garrison's Gorillas (1 episode)
1965 The F.B.I. (1 episode)
1965 Get Smart (1 episode)
1965 Run for Your Life (1 episode)
1964 Youngblood Hawke as Jock Maas
1964 The Time Travelers as Preston
1964 Daniel Boone (2 episodes)
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1 episode)
1963 Burke's Law (1 episode)
1962 Womanhunt
1962 Hitler as Ernst Röhm
1961 Atlantis: the Lost Continent as Surgeon
1961 The Americans (1 episode)
1961 Mister Ed (1 episode)
1960 The Roaring 20's (1 episode)
1960 Surfside 6 (1 episode)
1960 The Walking Target as Arnie Hoffman
1960 Pete and Gladys (1 episode)
1960 Thriller (1 episode)
1960 The Tall Man (1 episode)
1960 Seven Thieves as Hugo Baumer
1959 Mr. Lucky (1 episode)
1959 Hawaiian Eye (1 episode)
1959 Adventures in Paradise (1 episode)
1959 Tightrope (1 episode)
1958 Man with a Camera (1 episode)
1958 77 Sunset Strip (1 episode)
1958 Behind Closed Doors (1 episode)
1958 The Rifleman (1 episode)
1958 Bronco (1 episode)
1958 Peter Gunn (1 episode)
1957 Perry Mason (7 episodes)
1957 The Thin Man (1 episode)
1957 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1 episode)
1956 Man in the Vault as Willis Trent (as Berry Kroger)
1955 Blood Alley as Old Feng
1955 Yellowneck as Plunkett
1954 Inner Sanctum (1 episode)
1952 Battles of Chief Pontiac as Col. von Weber
1952 Omnibus (2 episodes)
1952 Pontius Pilate as Caiaphas
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (3 episodes)
1951 The Sword of Monte Cristo as Minister Charles La Roche
1950 Guilty of Treason as Hungarian State Police Col. Timar
1950 Gun Crazy as Packett
1949 Fighting Man of the Plains as Cliff Bailey
1949 Chicago Deadline as Solly Wellman
1949 Black Magic as Alexandre Dumas, Sr.
1949 Lights Out (1 episode)
1949 Down to the Sea in Ships as Manchester
1949 Act of Violence as Johnny
1949 Suspense (4 episodes)
1948 The Dark Past as Mike
1948 Studio One (8 episodes)
1948 Cry of the City as W. A. Niles
1948 The Iron Curtain as John Grubb, aka 'Paul'
1941 Tom, Dick and Harry as Boy Lead in Movie

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