Ralph Meeker

Actor / Film Producer | * 11/21/1920 († 67, 08/05/1988) | Minneapolis, Minnesota (United States of America (USA))
Ralph Meeker (born Ralph Rathgeber; November 21, 1920 – August 5, 1988) was an American film, stage, and television actor. He first rose to prominence for his roles in the Broadway productions of Mister Roberts (1948–1951) and Picnic (1953), the former of which earned him a Theatre World Award for his performance. In film, Meeker is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Mike Hammer in Robert Aldrich's 1955 film noir cult classic Kiss Me Deadly. Meeker went on to play a series of roles that used his husky and macho screen presence, including a lead role in Stanley Kubrick's military courtroom drama Paths of Glory (1957), as a troubled mechanic opposite Carroll Baker in Something Wild (1961), as a World War II captain in The Dirty Dozen (1967), and in the gangster film The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967). Other credits include supporting roles in ... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Thriller | Crime

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Theatre World Award

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Movies with Ralph Meeker as Actor(44)

as Lt. Driscoll (archive footage)2002 The Men Who Made the Movies: Samuel Fuller
as Dave1980 Without Warning
as Gameboy Baker1979 Winter Kills
as Charlie1978 The Alpha Incident
as Mike1978 Hi-Riders
as Bert Morton1978 My Boys Are Good Boys
as Bensington1976 The Food of the Gods
as Colby1975 Johnny Firecloud
as Capt. Moretti1975 Brannigan
as Lieutenant Reardon1975 The Dead Don't Die
as Dutch Armbreck1974 Night Games
as Inspector DeBiesse1974 The Girl on the Late, Late Show
as Will Alden1973 You'll Never See Me Again
as Jim McAndrew1973 Birds of Prey
as Ben Hoeksema1973 Love Comes Quietly
as Bernie Jenks1972 The Night Stalker
as The Major1972 The Mind Snatchers
as Police Captain 'Iron Balls' Delaney1971 The Anderson Tapes
as Capt. Luke Danvers1971 The Reluctant Heroes
as Glenn Walkup1970 Lost Flight
as Carl McCain1970 I Walk the Line
as Burl1969 The Devil's Eight
as Curran1968 The Detective
as George Clarence 'Bugs' Moran1967 The St. Valentine's Day Massacre
as Captain Stuart Kinder1967 The Dirty Dozen
as Matt Rubio1963 Wall of Noise
as Mike1961 Something Wild
as Colonel Yancey1961 Ada
as Mike Valla1957 The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown
as Cpl. Philippe Paris1957 Paths of Glory
as Lieutenant Driscoll1957 Run of the Arrow
as Trevor Stevenson1956 A Woman's Devotion
as Capt. David Malcolm1955 Desert Sands
as Mike Hammer1955 Kiss Me Deadly
as Geraldo 'Jerry' Barker aka Iceman1955 Big House, U.S.A.
as Lawson the Fugitive1953 Jeopardy
as Roy Anderson1953 The Naked Spur
as Chuck O'Flair1953 Code Two
as Socks Barbarrosa1952 Glory Alley
as Benny Fields1952 Somebody Loves Me
as Burt1952 Shadow in the Sky
as Sergeant William Long1951 Four in a Jeep
as Sgt. Dobbs1951 Teresa

TV Shows/Series with Ralph Meeker as Actor(34)

Movies with Ralph Meeker as Crew(1)

Production/Executive Producer1978 My Boys Are Good Boys

Full Name: Ralph Meeker
Born: Sunday, 11/21 1920 (November) in Minneapolis, Minnesota (United States of America (USA))
Died: Friday, 08/05 1988 (August) in Woodland Hills (aged: 67)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Northwestern University
Ralph Meeker frequently works together with these people:
Whit Bissell (16x, Actor)
William Shatner (15x, Actor)
Claude Akins (15x, Actor)
James Gregory (15x, Actor)
Edward Binns (15x, Actor)
John Larch (14x, Actor)
Royal Dano (14x, Actor)
Phillip Pine (14x, Actor)
Barry Sullivan (13x, Actor)
William Schallert (13x, Actor)
Malcolm Atterbury (13x, Actor)
Samuel Fuller (4x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:33381, Added: 05/13/2018, Last updated: 11/18/2021