Walter Slezak

Walter Slezak

  • Born on
    • May 3rd, 1902
  • Died on
    • April 21st, 1983
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.


Acting (26 Credits)

1972Treasure Island as Squire Trelawney
1971Black Beauty as Hackenschmidt
1968Heidi as Father Richter
1964Emil and the Detectives as Baron
1962The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm as Stossel
1961Come September as Maurice Clavell
1953White Witch Doctor as Huysman
1953Call Me Madam as August Tantinnin
1951Bedtime for Bonzo as Prof. Hans Neumann
1951People Will Talk as Prof. Barker
1950The Yellow Cab Man as Dr. Byron Dokstedder
1950Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion as Sgt. Axmann
1949The Inspector General as Yakov
1948The Pirate as Don Pedro Vargas
1947Riffraff as Eric Molinar
1947Sinbad, the Sailor as Melik
1947Born to Kill as Matthew Arnett
1945Cornered as Melchior Incza
1945The Spanish Main as Don Juan Alvarado
1944Lifeboat as Willy
1944The Princess and the Pirate as La Roche
1944Step Lively as Joe Gribble
1943The Fallen Sparrow as Dr. Christian Skaas
1943This Land Is Mine as Major Erich von Keller
1942Once Upon a Honeymoon as Baron Franz Von Luber
1924Michael as Michael


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