Mike Mazurki

Actor, Professional wrestler
Professional heavyweight wrestler turned character actor. Mazurki was discovered by Josef von Sternberg and made his screen debut in a bit part in his 1941 film "The Shanghai Gesture."
Born: 12/25/1907 in Austria

Filmography

Actor (70)

Dick Tracy 1990 (Movie)

Old Man at Hotel (Actor)

Doin' Time 1984 (Movie)

Bruno (Actor)

Revenge of the Gray Gang 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Alligator 1979 (Movie)

Gatekeeper (Actor)

The Man With Bogart's Face 1979 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Gas Pump Girls 1978 (Movie)

Moiv (Actor)

One Man Jury 1977 (Movie)

Kayo's Handler (Actor)

The Magic of Lassie 1977 (Movie)

Apollo (Actor)

The McCullochs 1975 (Movie)

Randall (Actor)

The Chicago Teddy Bears 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mad Trapper 1971 (Movie)

Trapper (Actor)

It's About Time 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

Actor

The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin 1966 (Movie)

(Actor)

Cheyenne Autumn 1964 (Movie)

1st Sgt Stanislaus Wichowsky (Actor)

Requiem For a Gunfighter 1964 (Movie)

Ivy Bliss (Actor)

Seven Women 1964 (Movie)

Tunga Khan (Actor)

Donovan's Reef 1963 (Movie)

Sgt Menkowicz (Actor)

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World 1963 (Movie)

Miner (Actor)

The Disorderly Orderly 1963 (Movie)

(Actor)

Five Weeks in a Balloon 1962 (Movie)

Slave Captain (Actor)

Four For Texas 1962 (Movie)

Chad (Actor)

A Pocketful of Miracles 1961 (Movie)

Big Mike (Actor)

The Errand Boy 1961 (Movie)

Blond 'Movie Siren' (Actor)

Zotz 1961 (Movie)

Igor (Actor)

The Facts of Life 1960 (Movie)

Man in Motel Room (Actor)

Some Like It Hot 1959 (Movie)

Spats Henchman (Actor)

The Buccaneer 1958 (Movie)

Tarsus (Actor)

Hell Ship Mutiny 1957 (Movie)

Ross (Actor)

Around the World in 80 Days 1956 (Movie)

Character (Actor)

Blood Alley 1955 (Movie)

Big Han (Actor)

Comanche 1955 (Movie)

Flat Mouth (Actor)

Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier 1955 (Movie)

Bigfoot Mason (Actor)

Kismet 1955 (Movie)

Chief Policeman (Actor)

New York Confidential 1955 (Movie)

Arnie Wendler (Actor)

The Egyptian 1954 (Movie)

Death House Foreman (Actor)

My Favorite Spy 1951 (Movie)

Monkara (Actor)

Abandoned 1949 (Movie)

Hoppe (Actor)

I Walk Alone 1947 (Movie)

Dan, the nightclub doorman (Actor)

Nightmare Alley 1947 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sinbad the Sailor 1947 (Movie)

Yusuf (Actor)

Dakota 1945 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dick Tracy 1945 (Movie)

Splitface' (Actor)

Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood 1944 (Movie)

Klondike Pete (Actor)

The Canterville Ghost 1944 (Movie)

Metropolus (Actor)

The Missing Juror 1944 (Movie)

Cullie - Masseur (Actor)

Behind the Rising Sun (Movie)

Japanese Wrestler (Actor)

Come to the Stable (Movie)

Heavy Man (Actor)

Davy Crockett (TV Show)

Actor

Dr. Renault's Secret (Movie)

Rogell (Ex-convict) (Actor)

Gentleman Jim (Movie)

Jake Kilrain (Actor)

Killer Dill (Movie)

Little Joe (Actor)

Lost Angel (Movie)

Fighter (Actor)

Mad Bull (TV Show)

Actor

Mob Boss (TV Show)

Actor

Mysterious Intruder (Movie)

Harry Pontos (Actor)

Neptune's Daughter (Movie)

Mac Mazolla (Actor)

Nob Hill (Movie)

Rafferty's Fighter (Actor)

Rope of Sand (Movie)

Pierson (Actor)

Samson and Delilah (Movie)

Leader of Philistine Soldiers (Actor)

Shine On, Harvest Moon (Movie)

(Actor)

Summer Storm (Movie)

Policeman (Actor)

Swing Fever (Movie)

Wrestler (Actor)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Movie)

Logan (Actor)

The Horn Blows at Midnight (Movie)

Bass player/Humphrey (Actor)

The Noose Hangs High (Movie)

Chuck (Actor)

The Spanish Main (Movie)

Swaine (Actor)

The Thin Man Goes Home (Movie)

Man (Actor)

Unconquered (Movie)

Dave Bone (Actor)

Biography

Professional heavyweight wrestler turned character actor. Mazurki was discovered by Josef von Sternberg and made his screen debut in a bit part in his 1941 film "The Shanghai Gesture."

Relationships

Father
Ukrainian

Mother
Ukrainian

Jeannette Lindner

Wife
married c. 1943 divorced c. 1950 had two children together

Sylvia Mazurki

Wife
married c. 1968 until Mazurki's death in December 1990 died October 18, 1997

Mannette Mazurki

Daughter
mother, Jeannette Lindner

Michelle Mazurki

Daughter
born c. 1948 mother, Jeannette Lindner

EDUCATION

Manhattan College

Bronx, New York 1930
member of football team

Milestones

1966

TV series debut, as regular on "It's About Time"

1940

Screen debut in "The Shanghai Gesture"

1915

Moved from Austria to Cohoes, NY aged six

Became professional heavyweight wrestler after leaving college

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