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Walter Slezak

Actor | * 05/03/1902 († 80, 04/21/1983) | Vienna, Austria
Walter Slezak (German pronunciation: [ˌvaltɐ ˈslɛzak]; 3 May 1902 – 21 April 1983) was an Austrian-born film and stage actor. He mainly appeared in German films before migrating to the United States in 1930 and featuring in numerous Hollywood productions. Slezak often portrayed villains or thugs, most notably the German U-boat captain in Alfred Hitchcock's film Lifeboat (1944), but occasionally he got to play lighter roles, as in The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962) and as a wandering gypsy in The Inspector General (1949). He also played a cheerfully corrupt and philosophical private detective in the film noir Born to Kill (1947) and appeared as Squire Trelawney in Treasure Island (1972). ()
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Walter Slezak (3 May 1902 – 21 April 1983) was a portly Austrian character actor who appeared in numerous Hollywood films. Slezak often portrayed villains or thugs, most notably the German U-boat captain in Alfred Hitchcock's 1944 Lifeboat, but occasionally he got to play lighter roles, as in 1962's The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm. He also played a cheerfully corrupt and philosophical private detective in the 1947 film noir Born to Kill and appeared as Squire Trelawney in the 1972 version of Treasure Island.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Walter Slezak

Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical

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Movies with Walter Slezak as Actor(57)

as Dr. Coppelius1976 The Mysterious House of Dr. C.
as Squire Trelawney1972 Treasure Island
as Hackenschmidt1971 Black Beauty
as Dr. Coppelius1968 Dr. Coppelius
as Father Richter1968 Heidi
as Antonio Gonzales1967 The Caper of the Golden Bulls
as Der 'Ewige Wiener'1966 Congress of Love
as Lloyd Davis1964 Wonderful Life
as Maurice Clavell1961 Come September
as Flaco1959 The Miracle
as Gepetto1957 Pinocchio
as Papa Martelli1957 Ten Thousand Bedrooms
as Louis, the Prison Chef, segment "The Chef"1954 The Steel Cage
as Huysman1953 White Witch Doctor
as Emil Spangenberg1953 Confidentially Connie
as August Tantinnin1953 Call Me Madam
as Prof. Barker1951 People Will Talk
as Prof. Hans Neumann1951 Bedtime for Bonzo
as Dr. Byron Dokstedder1950 The Yellow Cab Man
as Dr Stahl1950 Spy Hunt
as Don Pedro Vargas1948 The Pirate
as Matthew Arnett1947 Born to Kill
as Melik1947 Sinbad the Sailor
as Eric Molinar1947 Riff-Raff
as Dimitrioff1945 Salome, Where She Danced
as Melchior Incza1945 Cornered
as Don Juan Alvarado1945 The Spanish Main
as Joe Gribble1944 Step Lively
as Willy1944 Lifeboat
as Vitrey, The Mayor1944 Till We Meet Again
as Major Erich von Keller1943 This Land Is Mine
as Dr. Christian Skaas1943 The Fallen Sparrow
as Baron Franz Von Luber1942 Once Upon a Honeymoon
as Ottokar1927 The Long Intermission
as Oberprimaner1926 Junges Blut
as Walter Thiermann1926 Aus des Rheinlands Schicksalstagen
as Michael1924 Michael
as Eduard Harber - Student am Cambridge-Lyzeum / Ein Goldschmied von Galiläa1922 Sodom and Gomorrah

TV Shows/Series with Walter Slezak as Actor(18)


Full Name: Walter Slezak
Citizenship: Austria
Born: Saturday, 05/03 1902 (May) in Vienna
Died: Thursday, 04/21 1983 (April) in New York City (aged: 80)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Record Label: RCA Victor
Children: Erika Slezak
Father: Leo Slezak
Walter Slezak frequently works together with these people:
Edward Andrews (10x, Actor)
J. Pat O'Malley (10x, Actor)
Edward Binns (10x, Actor)
Leslie Nielsen (9x, Actor)
Everett Sloane (9x, Actor)
Nina Foch (9x, Actress)
Ralph Bellamy (8x, Actor)
Henry Jones (8x, Actor)
Charles Aidman (8x, Actor)
Constance Ford (8x, Actress)
John Newland (8x, Crew)
Darrell Silvera (6x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:65761, Added: 05/23/2018, Last updated: 11/16/2020