Ted De Corsia

Actor, Radio performer
Being bad did Ted De Corsia a lot of good during a prolific quarter-century-long career. His New York City street looks and voice made him a perfect fit for tough guy roles, and he played scores of them in 60 films and ... Read more »
Born: 09/29/1903 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (30)

Un Homme Est Mort 1972 (Movie)

Father (Actor)

5 Card Stud 1968 (Movie)

Eldon Bates (Actor)

King's Pirate 1966 (Movie)

Captain McTigue (Actor)

The Money Trap 1965 (Movie)

Police Captain (Actor)

It's Only Money 1961 (Movie)

Policeman (Actor)

From the Terrace 1960 (Movie)

Mr Benziger (Actor)

Noose For a Gunman 1959 (Movie)

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Handle With Care 1958 (Movie)

Sam Lawrence (Actor)

Inside the Mafia 1958 (Movie)

Augie Martello (Actor)

The Buccaneer 1958 (Movie)

Captain Rumbo (Actor)

Baby Face Nelson 1957 (Movie)

Rocco (Actor)

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral 1957 (Movie)

Shanghai Pierce (Actor)

The Joker Is Wild 1957 (Movie)

Georgie Parker (Actor)

The Midnight Story 1957 (Movie)

Lieutenant Kilrain (Actor)

Dance With Me Henry 1956 (Movie)

Big Frank (Actor)

The Conqueror 1956 (Movie)

Kumlek (Actor)

The Killing 1956 (Movie)

Randy Kennan (Actor)

Kismet 1955 (Movie)

Police Subaltern (Actor)

Man Without a Gun 1955 (Movie)

Rex Stang (Actor)

The Big Combo 1955 (Movie)

Bettini (Actor)

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 1954 (Movie)

Captain Farragut (Actor)

Crime Wave 1954 (Movie)

Doc Penny (Actor)

Man in the Dark 1953 (Movie)

Lefty (Actor)

Ride, Vaquero 1953 (Movie)

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The Enforcer 1951 (Movie)

Joseph Rico (Actor)

A Place in the Sun 1950 (Movie)

(Actor)

Three Secrets 1950 (Movie)

Del Prince (Actor)

It Happens Every Spring 1949 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Lady From Shanghai 1948 (Movie)

Sidney Broom (Actor)

Human Adventure (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Being bad did Ted De Corsia a lot of good during a prolific quarter-century-long career. His New York City street looks and voice made him a perfect fit for tough guy roles, and he played scores of them in 60 films and over twice as many TV appearances. The typecasting started early and strong when De Corsia played a killer in Orson Welles's offbeat mystery "The Lady From Shanghai" (1947). From then, the actor never slowed down, usually appearing in several films and TV productions every year. He put on his bad-guy suit often--for example, when he played a memorable crook turned government snitch in "The Enforcer" (1951), starring Humphrey Bogart. But it wasn't only evil men he played; in Stanley Kubrick's gritty crime classic "The Killing" (1956), he switched to the other side of the law to portray a cop, Patrolman Kennan. He also had the role of determined ship captain Farragut in the immodestly budgeted 1954 Jules Verne adaptation, "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea". De Corsia was even busier on TV, doing guest appearances or brief recurring roles on most of the well-known shows during his working lifetime. Among the many were "The Twilight Zone" (1959) and "Get Smart" (1966).

Milestones

1948

First film as actor

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