Joe Brooks

  • Born on
    • December 14th, 1923
  • Died on
    • December 5th, 2007
Born in Los Angeles, Joe Brooks became an actor after graduating high school. He did some work as an extra, and his first speaking part was in the John Wayne WW II actioner The Fighting Seabees (1944). His acting career was interrupted by wartime service in the South Pacific. Returning to California after the war, he got back into acting again. He spent most of his career in bit parts and extra work until he was called to audition for the pilot for the western comedy series F Troop (1965). When told he would be testing for the part of the lookout, Brooks got the idea to play him as extremely nearsighted, making him virtually useless as a sentry. The pilot sold and Brooks was cast in the series as the "sight-impaired" lookout, Trooper Vanderbilt.

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Acting (10 Credits)

1986Eye of the Tiger as Jake
1984Gremlins as Dave Meyers (Santa)
1976The Big Bus as Bus Passenger
1975Bite the Bullet
1965F Troop
1955East of Eden as Townsman at Carnival (uncredited)
1955Wichita as Townsman
1951Rhubarb as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
1951A Streetcar Named Desire as Worker (uncredited)
1944The Fighting Seabees as Pilot (uncredited)

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