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Elisha Cook Jr.

1903-12-26 San Francisco, California, USA

Image of Elisha Cook Jr.


​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Elisha Vanslyck Cook, Jr.  (December 26, 1903 – May 18, 1995) was an American character actor who made a career out of playing cowardly villains and weedy neurotics in dozens of films. He was perhaps most noted for his portrayal of the "gunsel" Wilmer, who tries to intimidate Humphrey Bogart's Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon. Description above from the Wikipedia article Elisha Cook, Jr., licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia


The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains Pappy Glue 1987-10-31
Treasure: In Search of the Golden Horse Mr. Maps 1984-01-02
Pigs vs. Freaks Novatney 1984-06-07
This Girl For Hire Eddie 1983-01-11
Hammett Eli the Taxi Driver 1982-06-09
National Lampoon's Movie Madness Mousy ("Municipalians") 1982-04-23
Harry's War Sgt. Billy 1981-03-06
Leave 'em Laughing Jetter 1981-04-29
Carny On-Your-Mark 1980-05-23
Tom Horn Stable Hand 1980-03-28
The Champ Georgie 1979-07-10
1941 The Patron (Dexter) 1979-12-14
Dead of Night Karel 1977-03-29
Mad Bull Sweeper 1977-12-21
St. Ives Eddie 1976-02-24
The Black Bird Wilmer Cook 1975-12-25
Winterhawk Finley 1975-11-05
Senior Power Mr. Boyle 1975-01-01
The Phantom of Hollywood Studio Engineer (uncredited) 1974-02-12
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid Cody 1973-05-23
The Outfit Carl (as Elisha Cook) 1973-10-01
Emperor of the North Gray Cat 1973-05-23
Messiah of Evil Charlie 1973-05-02
Electra Glide in Blue Willie 1973-05-17
The Scarecrow Micah 1972-01-10
The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid Bunker 1972-05-12
Blacula Sam 1972-08-25
The Night Stalker Mickey Crawford 1972-01-11
Night Slaves 1970-09-29
The Movie Murderer Willie Peanuts 1970-02-02
Night Chase Proprietor 1970-11-20
El Condor Old Convict 1970-06-19
Cry for Poor Wally 1969-07-24
The Great Bank Robbery Jeb 1969-09-10
Rosemary's Baby Mr. Nicklas 1968-06-12
The Movie Orgy Self (archival footage) 1968-01-01
Welcome to Hard Times Hanson 1967-04-30
The Spy in the Green Hat Arnold 1967-02-03
The Glass Cage Ellen's father 1964-02-06
Blood on the Arrow Tex 1964-10-11
The Big Parade of Comedy (archive footage) 1964-09-02
Papa's Delicate Condition Mr. Keith 1963-03-06
Johnny Cool Underworld Leader 1963-10-02
The Haunted Palace Gideon Smith / Micah Smith (as Elisha Cook) 1963-08-28
Black Zoo Joe 1963-05-15
One-Eyed Jacks Carvey 1961-03-30
Platinum High School Harry Nesbit 1960-05-13
College Confidential Ted Blake 1960-08-26
House on Haunted Hill Watson Pritchard 1959-02-17
Day of the Outlaw Larry Teter (town barber) 1959-07-01
Baby Face Nelson Homer van Meter 1957-12-11
Voodoo Island Martin Schuyler 1957-02-01
Chicago Confidential Candymouth Duggan 1957-08-30
Plunder Road Skeets Jonas 1957-12-05
The Lonely Man Willie 1957-06-21
Accused of Murder 'Whitey' Pollock 1956-12-21
The Killing George Peatty 1956-06-06
The Indian Fighter Briggs (as Elisha Cook) 1955-12-21
Trial Finn (as Elisha Cook) 1955-10-07
Timberjack Punky (as Elisha Cook) 1955-02-18
Drum Beat Blaine Crackel 1954-11-10
Outlaw's Daughter Lewis 'Tulsa' Cook 1954-11-01
Shane Frank 'Stonewall' Torrey 1953-04-23
I, the Jury Bobo 1953-08-14
Thunder Over the Plains Joseph Standish 1953-10-27
Don't Bother to Knock Eddie Forbes 1952-07-18
Behave Yourself! Albert Jonas 1951-09-22
Flaxy Martin Roper 1949-02-15
The Great Gatsby Klipspringer 1949-07-13
Born to Kill Marty 1947-04-30
The Long Night Frank Dunlap 1947-05-28
The Gangster Oval 1947-11-25
Fall Guy Joe 1947-03-15
Joe Palooka, Champ Eugene 1946-05-26
Cinderella Jones Oliver S. Patch 1946-03-09
Blonde Alibi Sam Collins 1946-03-01
Two Smart People Fly Feletti 1946-06-04
The Big Sleep Harry Jones 1946-08-23
The Falcon's Alibi Nick 1946-04-12
Why Girls Leave Home Jimmy Lobo 1945-10-09
Dillinger Kirk Otto 1945-04-25
Dark Waters Cleeve 1944-11-21
Up in Arms Info Jones 1944-02-17
Dark Mountain Whitey 1944-09-01
Phantom Lady Cliff Milburn 1944-01-28
Kill or Be Killed 1943-01-25
Baptism of Fire Bill (uncredited) 1943-12-01
A Gentleman at Heart Genius 1942-01-16
Manila Calling Gillman 1942-10-16
Wildcat Harold 'Chicopee' Nevins 1942-09-03
Sleepytime Gal Ernie 1942-03-05
A-Haunting We Will Go Frank Lucas 1942-08-07
Sergeant York Piano Player (uncredited) 1941-09-27
The Maltese Falcon Wilmer Cook 1941-10-18
Hellzapoppin' Harry Selby 1941-12-25
Love Crazy Joe (elevator operator) 1941-05-23
Man at Large Hotel Clerk 1941-09-26
Ball of Fire Waiter 1941-12-02
I Wake Up Screaming Harry Williams 1941-10-31
He Married His Wife Dicky Brown 1940-01-19
Tin Pan Alley Joe Codd 1940-11-29
Public Deb No. 1 Communist 1940-09-13
Stranger on the Third Floor Joe Briggs 1940-08-16
Three Blind Mice Boy on Bench (uncredited) 1938-06-18
My Lucky Star Waldo 1938-09-09
Submarine Patrol Seaman Rutherford Davis Pratt, aka 'The Professor' 1938-11-25
Newsboys' Home Danny 1938-12-24
They Won't Forget Joe Turner 1937-07-14
The Devil Is Driving Tony Stevens 1937-06-25
Love Is News Egbert Eggleston 1937-02-26
Life Begins in College Oliver ("Ollie") Stearns Jr. 1937-10-01
Danger - Love at Work McBain, the chemist 1937-09-30
Wife, Doctor and Nurse Glen Wylie 1937-09-17
Two in a Crowd Skeeter 1936-10-03
Pigskin Parade Herbert Van Dyke 1936-10-23
Honor Among Lovers Office Boy 1931-02-28
Chills and Fever Member of the Glee Club 1930-04-26