Sorrell Booke

Sorrell Booke

  • Born on
    • January 4th, 1930
  • Died on
    • February 11th, 1994
Sorrell Booke was born in Buffalo, New York in 1930, the son of a local physician. He found his calling early in life, like most actors, when his family encouraged him to entertain relatives by doing impressions and telling jokes. He went on to study at Yale and Columbia University, and mastered five languages. During the Korean War, Booke worked in counter-intelligence where his lingual talents served him well. His intelligence and subtlety are often overlooked when considering his signature role as Jefferson Davis "Boss" Hogg during his run on The Dukes of Hazzard (1979). He died of cancer in 1994 just after his 64th birthday.

Starring Sorrell Booke on Plex

  • Fail Safe
    Fail Safe
    Congressman Raskob


Acting (19 Credits)

1992Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation as Big Daddy Boo (voice)
1991Rock-A-Doodle as Pinky
1987Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers as Sheriff Rufus Buzby, T.J. Buzby (voice)
1979The Dukes of Hazzard as Boss Hogg
1978The Cat from Outer Space as Presiding Judge (uncredited)
1977The Amazing Howard Hughes as Fiorello LaGuardia
1977The Other Side of Midnight as Lanchon
1976Freaky Friday as Mr Dilk
1974Devil Times Five as Harvey Beckman
1974The Bank Shot as Al G. Karp
1973The Iceman Cometh as Hugo Kalmar
1972What's Up, Doc? as Harry
1972Slaughterhouse-Five as Lionel Merble
1968Bye Bye Braverman as Holly Levine
1967Up the Down Staircase as Dr. Bester
1966A Fine Madness as Leonard Tupperman
1964Black Like Me as Dr. Jackson
1964Joy House as Harry
1964Fail Safe as Congressman Raskob


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