Elisha Cook Jr.

Actor
Diminutive, wiry character player memorable for his numerous roles as cowardly villians and neurotics. Originally from vaudeville and the Broadway stage, Cook, who briefly entered films in 1929 before returning to the ... Read more »
Born: 12/26/1903 in San Francisco, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (67)

The Twilight Zone 1985 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Magnum, P.I. 1980 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Off Sides 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Hammett 1982 (Movie)

Eli (Actor)

National Lampoon Goes to the Movies 1981 (Movie)

Mousy (Actor)

Carny 1980 (Movie)

On-Your-Mark (Actor)

Harry's War 1980 (Movie)

Sergeant Billy (Actor)

1941 1979 (Movie)

Patron (Actor)

The Champ 1979 (Movie)

Georgie (Actor)

St. Ives 1976 (Movie)

Room Clerk (Actor)

The Black Bird 1975 (Movie)

Wilmer (Actor)

Winterhawk 1975 (Movie)

Reverend Will Finley (Actor)

Electra Glide in Blue 1973 (Movie)

Willie (Actor)

The Outfit 1973 (Movie)

Carl (Actor)

Blacula 1972 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

Messiah of Evil 1972 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid 1972 (Movie)

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The Emperor of the North Pole 1972 (Movie)

Gray Cat (Actor)

The Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid 1972 (Movie)

Bunker (Actor)

The Night Stalker 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

El Condor 1970 (Movie)

Old Convict (Actor)

Star Trek 1967 - 1969 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Great Bank Robbery 1969 (Movie)

Jeb (Actor)

Rosemary's Baby 1968 (Movie)

Mr Nicklas (Actor)

Welcome to Hard Times 1967 (Movie)

Hanson (Actor)

The Spy in the Green Hat 1965 (Movie)

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Johnny Cool 1963 (Movie)

Undertaker (Actor)

The Glass Cage 1963 (Movie)

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Papa's Delicate Condition 1962 (Movie)

Mr Keith (Actor)

The Haunted Palace 1962 (Movie)

Peter Smith (Actor)

One-Eyed Jacks 1960 (Movie)

Bank Teller (Actor)

Platinum High School 1960 (Movie)

Harry Nesbitt (Actor)

Day of the Outlaw 1958 (Movie)

Larry (Actor)

House on Haunted Hill 1958 (Movie)

Watson Pritchard (Actor)

Baby Face Nelson 1957 (Movie)

Van Meter (Actor)

Chicago Confidential 1957 (Movie)

Candymouth (Actor)

Plunder Road 1957 (Movie)

Skeets (Actor)

The Lonely Man 1957 (Movie)

Willie (Actor)

Accused of Murder 1956 (Movie)

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The Killing 1956 (Movie)

George Peatty (Actor)

The Indian Fighter 1955 (Movie)

Briggs (Actor)

Trial 1955 (Movie)

Finn (Actor)

Drum Beat 1954 (Movie)

Crackel (Actor)

I, the Jury 1953 (Movie)

Bobo (Actor)

Shane 1953 (Movie)

Torrey (Actor)

Don't Bother to Knock 1952 (Movie)

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Born to Kill 1947 (Movie)

Marty Waterman (Actor)

The Long Night 1947 (Movie)

Frank Dunlap (Actor)

The Big Sleep 1946 (Movie)

Harry Jones (Actor)

The Falcon's Alibi 1946 (Movie)

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Dillinger 1945 (Movie)

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Phantom Lady 1944 (Movie)

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Up in Arms 1943 (Movie)

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A Gentleman at Heart 1941 (Movie)

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The Maltese Falcon 1941 (Movie)

Wilmer Cook (Actor)

Stranger on the Third Floor 1939 (Movie)

Joe Briggs (Actor)

Pigskin Parade 1935 (Movie)

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Leave 'Em Laughing (TV Show)

Actor

Mad Bull (TV Show)

Actor

Night Chase (TV Show)

Actor

Salem's Lot (TV Show)

Actor

Terror at Alcatraz (TV Show)

Actor

The Movie Murderer (TV Show)

Actor

The Trouble With Grandpa (TV Show)

Actor

This Girl For Hire (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Diminutive, wiry character player memorable for his numerous roles as cowardly villians and neurotics. Originally from vaudeville and the Broadway stage, Cook, who briefly entered films in 1929 before returning to the stage, made a strong impression with his definitive sniveling gunsel in "The Maltese Falcon" (1941), and followed with similar roles as weaklings or sadistic loser-hoods: Harry Jones in "The Big Sleep" (1946) and George Peatty in Stanley Kubrick's "The Killing" (1956) over a more than sixty-year career.

Relationships

Elisha Cook

Father

Mary Cook

Wife
married in 1929 divorced in 1942 died in 1944

Helen Henry

Mother

EDUCATION

St Albans School

Chicago , Illinois
boarding school

Chicago Academy of Fine Arts

Chicago , Illinois

Milestones

1929

Feature acting debut, "Her Unborn Child"

1926

Made Broadway debut, "Henry- Behave"

1921

Stage actor

Appeared in vaudeville, joining Frank Balcon in "Lightnin'" from the age 14

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