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      Albert Dekker

      Albert Dekker

      Highest Rated: 100% The Killers (1946)

      Lowest Rated: 13% The Silver Chalice (1954)

      Birthday: Dec 20, 1905

      Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

      A hard-working character actor, Albert Dekker had few opportunities to play the lead in a career that spanned four decades and amassed over 70 motion pictures. After spending a decade on stage in New York, Dekker made his way to Hollywood where he landed supporting parts in "The Great Commandment" (1939), "The Man in the Iron Mask" (1939) and "Strange Cargo" (1940). But it was his turn as the mad scientist in the camp classic "Dr. Cyclops" (1940) that brought him wider recognition, leading to larger roles in "Once Upon a Honeymoon" (1942), "In Old California" (1942) and "Wake Island" (1942). Following a brief stint in politics where he represented the 57th district in the California State Assembly, Dekker delivered his most memorable character turns in "The Killers" (1946), "Gentleman's Agreement" (1947), "East of Eden" (1955) and "Kiss Me Deadly" (1955). By the end of the 1950s, his film career began to wane, leading to a necessary switch to the small screen. Dekker found new life as a guest star on shows like "Mission: Impossible" (CBS, 1966-1973), "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (NBC, 1964-68) and "Bonanza" (NBC, 1959-1973). He returned to features with a small, but crucial supporting role in "The Wild Bunch" (1969), only to become the victim of a horrific accident when he was found in his bathtub following his death from autoerotic asphyxiation. His sordid death sparked rumors of foul play, though in the end it simply put an abrupt end to a productive but unremarkable career.

      Highest rated movies

      100% The Killers
      100% Experiment Perilous
      98% Kiss Me Deadly
      92% The Furies
      92% Beau Geste
      91% The Wild Bunch
      89% Wake Island
      86% East of Eden

      Photos

      THE SOUND AND THE FURY, Albert Dekker, 1959, ©20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright, SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER, Montgomery Clift, Katharine Hepburn, Albert Dekker, 1959 DR. CYCLOPS, Albert Dekker, 1940 RANGERS OF FORTUNE, Betty Brewer, Albert Dekker, 1940 DR. CYCLOPS, Albert Dekker, Charles Halton, 1940 DR. CYCLOPS, Albert Dekker, 1940 TARZAN'S MAGIC FOUNTAIN, Brenda Joyce, Alan Napier, Evelyn Ankers, Charles Drake, Albert Dekker, 1949 AMONG THE LIVING, Susan Hayward, Albert Dekker, 1941 WOMAN OF THE TOWN, Claire Trevor, Albert Dekker, 1943 IN OLD CALIFORNIA, Albert Dekker, John Wayne, Harry Shannon, 1942 SALOME, WHERE SHE DANCED, David Bruce, Albert Dekker, 1945 DR. CYCLOPS, Albert Dekker, 1940 TARZAN'S MAGIC FOUNTAIN, Charles Drake, Albert Dekker, Lex Barker, 1949 TARZAN'S MAGIC FOUNTAIN, Charles Drake, Albert Dekker, Brenda Joyce, Evelyn Ankers, Alan Napier, 1949 THE KILLERS, Albert Dekker, Burt Lancaster, 1946 WOMAN OF THE TOWN, Claire Trevor, Albert Dekker, 1943 TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST, James Burke, Alan Ladd, Albert Dekker, 1946 DR. CYCLOPS, Charles Halton, Janice Logan, Albert Dekker, Victor Kilian (back), 1940 THE KILLERS, Edmond O'Brien, Albert Dekker, 1946 WOMAN OF THE TOWN, George Cleveland, Barry Sullivan, Albert Dekker, 1943

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      91% 90% The Wild Bunch Pat Harrigan (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Come Spy With Me Walter Ludeker (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 23% Gammera the Invincible Secretary of Defense (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Death of a Salesman Ben (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The World I Want Karl Hesse (Character) - 1966
      40% 32% Gamera Unknown (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gamera the Invincible Secretary of Defense (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 62% Middle of the Night Walter Lockman (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 36% The Wonderful Country Texas Ranger Capt. Rucker (Character) - 1959
      68% 83% Suddenly, Last Summer Dr. Hockstader (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet El precio de la deshonra Unknown (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 30% These Thousand Hills Marshal Conrad (Character) - 1959
      60% 44% The Sound and the Fury Earl Snopes (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Machete Don Luis Montoya (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet She Devil Dr. Richard Bach (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 60% Illegal Frank Garland (Character) - 1955
      86% 90% East of Eden Will Hamilton (Character) - 1955
      98% 84% Kiss Me Deadly Dr. G.E. Soberin (Character) $882 1955
      13% 17% The Silver Chalice Kester (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wait 'Til the Sun Shines, Nellie Lloyd Slocum (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 50% As Young as You Feel Louis McKinley (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kid From Texas Alexander Kain (Character) - 1950
      92% 80% The Furies Mr. Reynolds (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 24% Destination: Murder Armitage (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 22% Tarzan's Magic Fountain Mr. Trask (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Search for Danger Kirk (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet 30% Fury at Furnace Creek Edward Leverett (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lulu Belle Mark Brady (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 57% Cass Timberlane Boone Havock (Character) - 1947
      82% 78% Gentleman's Agreement John Minify (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Slave Girl Pasha (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 50% The Pretender Kenneth Holden (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 29% Suspense Frank Leonard (Character) - 1946
      100% 89% The Killers Big Jim Colfax (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet 70% California Mr. Pike (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Years Before the Mast Brown (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The French Key Johnny Fletcher (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Salome, Where She Danced Count Erik Von Bohlen (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hold That Blonde Police Inspector Callahan (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Incendiary Blonde Joe Cadden (Character) - 1945
      100% 46% Experiment Perilous ` 'Clag'` Claghorn (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Buckskin Frontier Gideon Skene (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet 48% In Old Oklahoma Jim "Hunk" Gardner (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet 0% The Woman of the Town Bat Masterson (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet No Score Yet War of the Wildcats Jim "Hunk" Gardner (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet 0% The Kansan Steve Barat (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Yokel Boy 'Buggsy' Malone (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 60% Once Upon a Honeymoon Gaston Le Blanc (Character) - 1942
      89% 48% Wake Island Shad McClosky (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 47% In Old California Britt Dawson (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Forest Rangers Twig Dawson (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Night in New Orleans Police Lieutenant William Richards (Character) - 1942
      80% 46% Among the Living John Raden/Paul Raden (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet 72% Honky Tonk Brazos Hearn (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet You're the One Luke Laramie (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Buy Me That Town Louie Lanzer (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Blonde Inspiration Phil Hendricks (Character) - 1941
      79% 56% Dr. Cyclops Dr. Alexander Thorkel (Character) - 1940
      75% 60% Strange Cargo Moll (Character) - 1940
      80% 42% Seven Sinners Dr. Martin (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rangers of Fortune George Bird (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet 74% The Man in the Iron Mask King Louis XIII (Character) - 1939
      92% 85% Beau Geste Legionnaire Schwartz (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Commandment Longinus (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet 77% Marie Antoinette Comte de Provence (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet 82% The Great Garrick LeBrun (Character) - 1937

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
      100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Unknown (Character) 1952