Elisha Cook Jr.

Actor
IVA Star Rating : 64
Elisha Vanslyck Cook Jr. was an American stage, film and television character actor who often specialized in roles as "cowardly villains and neurotics". He is perhaps best remembered for his portrayal of Wilmer in the 1941 version of The Maltese Falcon and the futile efforts made by his character to intimidate Sam Spade in the film. read more

Elisha Vanslyck Cook Jr. was an American stage, film and television character actor who often specialized in roles as "cowardly villains and neurotics". He is perhaps best remembered for his portrayal of Wilmer in the 1941 version of The Maltese Falcon and the futile efforts made by his character to intimidate Sam Spade in the film. Cook's acting career spanned more than 60 years, with roles in productions including The Big Sleep, Shane, The Killing, House on Haunted Hill, and Rosemary's Baby.

Birth Name

Elisha Van Slyck Cook Jr.

Born

Saturday, 26 December 1903

Died

Thursday, 18 May 1995

Actor Filmography

Cinemassacre's Monster Madness Peter Smith / Micah Smith 2007
Rosemary's Baby: A Retrospective (archive footage) 2000
Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend Eddie Forbes 2000
The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains Pappy Glue 1987
ALF Uncle Albert 1986
The Twilight Zone Weldon 1985
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear Mr. Bibbs (as Elisha Cook) 1984
Night Court Wilbur Posten 1984
Treasure: In Search of the Golden Horse Mr. Maps 1984
Whiz Kids Sid 1983
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Cinemassacre's Monster Madness Peter Smith / Micah Smith 2007
Rosemary's Baby: A Retrospective (archive footage) 2000
Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend Eddie Forbes 2000
The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains Pappy Glue 1987
ALF Uncle Albert 1986
The Twilight Zone Weldon 1985
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear Mr. Bibbs (as Elisha Cook) 1984
Night Court Wilbur Posten 1984
Treasure: In Search of the Golden Horse Mr. Maps 1984
Whiz Kids Sid 1983
The A-Team Jim Beam 1983
This Girl for Hire Eddie (as Elisha Cook) 1983
Bring 'Em Back Alive Wilmer Bass 1982
Hammett Eli the Taxi Driver (as Elisha Cook) 1982
Movie Madness Mousy ("Municipalians") 1982
Chicago Story Captain Billy 1982
Simon & Simon Bradley Bishop, Marcus 'Dutch' Silver 1981
The Fall Guy small-time crook 1981
Leave 'em Laughing Jetter 1981
Harry's War Sgt. Billy (as Elisha Cook) 1981
Magnum, P.I. Francis 'Ice Pick' Hofstetler, Francis 'Ice Pick' Hofstetler (as Elisha Cook), Harold W. Farber, Wilmer (as Elisha Cook) 1980
Carny On-Your-Mark 1980
Tom Horn Stablehand (as Elisha Cook) 1980
1941 The Patron (Dexter) (as Elisha Cook) 1979
The Champ Georgie (as Elisha Cook) 1979
Mad Bull Sweeper 1977
Dead of Night Karel 1977
Quincy M.E. Mr. Charles Trout Sr., Henry Davis 1976
America at the Movies Wilmer Cook (archive footage) 1976
St. Ives Eddie (as Elisha Cook) 1976
The Bionic Woman Inky 1976
The Black Bird Wilmer Cook 1975
Winterhawk Finley 1975
The Blue Knight Spinks 1975
Starsky and Hutch Polly the Snitch 1975
Switch Henley 1975
McCoy Bob Mayfield 1975
S.W.A.T. Harry Thorne, Albert Winters 1975
Baretta Banjo, Banjo Vincent 1975
Movin' On Andrew Shannon 1974
The Outfit Carl (as Elisha Cook) 1973
Electra Glide In Blue Willie 1973
Emperor of the North Gray Cat (as Elisha Cook) 1973
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid Cody 1973
Messiah Of Evil Charlie 1973
Police Story Smiley 1973
Blacula Sam (as Elisha Cook) 1972
The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid Bunker (as Elisha Cook) 1972
The Night Stalker Mickey Crawford 1972
The Scarecrow Micah 1972
The Chicago Teddy Bears 1971
Night Slaves (unconfirmed) 1970
The Odd Couple Heel 1970
El Condor Old Convict (as Elisha Cook) 1970
McCloud Mr. Rafer 1970
The Movie Murderer Willie Peanuts 1970
The Great Bank Robbery Jeb (as Elisha Cook) 1969
The Ghost & Mrs. Muir Frankie 1968
Rosemary's Baby Mr. Nicklas (as Elisha Cook) 1968
Mannix Herbie 1967
Ironside Charley Yager 1967
Cimarron Strip Spud 1967
Welcome to Hard Times Hanson (as Elisha Cook) 1967
The Spy in the Green Hat Arnold (as Elisha Cook) 1967
The Road West Wild Man 1966
Star Trek: The Original Series Samuel T. Cogley 1966
The Monroes Jed 1966
Summer Fun Coach (as Elisha Cook) 1966
Batman Professor Isaacson 1966
The Wild Wild West Mike McGreavy, Gideon McCoy 1965
I Spy Erick Magnuson 1965
A Man Called Shenandoah Judd 1965
Blood on the Arrow Tex 1964
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Arnold 1964
Destry Leech 1964
The Glass Cage Ellen's father 1964
Johnny Cool Undertaker (as Elisha Cook) 1963
Burke's Law John Wyatt 1963
Temple Houston John Alvorsen 1963
The Fugitive Sailor 1963
The Haunted Palace Micah Smith (as Elisha Cook) 1963
Black Zoo Joe (as Elisha Cook) 1963
Papa's Delicate Condition Mr. Keith 1963
The Dakotas Brinkman 1962
The Dick Powell Theatre Lob (as Elisha Cook), Moxie 1961
One-Eyed Jacks Carvey (as Elisha Cook) 1961
Surfside 6 Mike Pulaski (as Elisha Cook) 1960
The Islanders Tomas 1960
Outlaws Cully 1960
Thriller Harry Elser 1960
College Confidential Ted Blake (as Elisha Cook) 1960
Platinum High School Harry Nesbit 1960
Startime Trick (as Elisha Cook) 1959
The Rebel Jeremy Hake 1959
Johnny Ringo Maxie Dolan 1959
Laramie Doc 1959
The Deputy Miller 1959
Bonanza John Walker, Marcus 1959
Johnny Staccato Conrad, Solomon Bradshaw 1959
Tightrope Sam Parker 1959
Day Of The Outlaw Larry Teter - Town Barber (as Elisha Cook) 1959
House On Haunted Hill Watson Pritchard (as Elisha Cook) 1959
The Untouchables Clarinet Player 1959
Rawhide Bain, Jim Gribble, Joel Turner 1959
77 Sunset Strip Alfred 'Pony' Quist 1958
The Kraft Music Hall Himself 1958
Bat Masterson Thorn Loomis, Pete Sheeley 1958
Peter Gunn Snooker 1958
Baby Face Nelson Homer van Meter 1957
Plunder Road Skeets Jonas 1957
Tombstone Territory Adam Kirby 1957
Trackdown Clint Serle 1957
The Real McCoys Harry 1957
Perry Mason Art Crowley, Reelin' Pete 1957
Wagon Train Cadge Waldo, Lem Salters, Matt Wilson (as Elisha Cook) 1957
Chicago Confidential Candymouth Duggan 1957
The George Sanders Mystery Theater (as Elisha Cook) 1957
The Lonely Man Willie (as Elisha Cook) 1957
Panic! Charlie Pulaski 1957
Voodoo Island Martin Schuyler 1957
Whirlybirds Robber 1957
Accused of Murder 'Whitey' Pollock 1956
The Sheriff of Cochise Simpson 1956
The Killing George Peatty 1956
The Indian Fighter Briggs 1955
Crusader Ed Scanlon 1955
Trial Finn 1955
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Shorty 1955
The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial Jed 1955
Gunsmoke Cyrus Tucker, George, Huggins, Jocko Beal 1955
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Guns McCallum 1955
Timberjack Punky (as Elisha Cook) 1955
The Millionaire Ed Nevins 1955
TV Reader's Digest Big Mike Preisser 1955
Drum Beat Blaine Crackel 1954
The Outlaw's Daughter Lewis 'Tulsa' Cook 1954
Climax! Pop 1954
The Lone Wolf Chris Walters 1954
Mystery Is My Business Matty 1954
The Motorola Television Hour Charlie 1953
Thunder Over the Plains Joseph Standish 1953
The Philip Morris Playhouse 1953
I, the Jury Bobo 1953
Shane Stonewall Torrey 1953
General Electric Theater Jed, Lloyd Harwell, Willy Zucks 1953
The Ford Television Theatre 1952
Death Valley Days Peasley 1952
The Jackie Gleason Show Himself - as Lefty 1952
Adventures of Superman Homer Garrity 1952
Don't Bother To Knock Eddie Forbes 1952
Footlights Theater 1952
The Dennis Day Show Barney's Gunsel 1952
Schlitz Playhouse Goon #1 (as Elisha Cook) 1951
Behave Yourself! Albert Jonas 1951
Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok Jumper Joe 1951
Big Town Escaped convict 1950
Treasury Men in Action Roy Weber 1950
Dick Tracy 1950
The Great Gatsby Klipspringer 1949
Flaxy Martin Roper 1949
The Gangster Oval 1947
The Long Night Frank Dunlap 1947
Born To Kill Marty 1947
Fall Guy Joe 1947
The Big Sleep Harry Jones 1946
Two Smart People Fly Feletti 1946
Joe Palooka, Champ Eugene 1946
The Falcon's Alibi Nick 1946
Cinderella Jones Oliver S. Patch 1946
Blonde Alibi Sam Collins 1946
Why Girls Leave Home Jimmy Lobo 1945
Dillinger Kirk Otto 1945
Dark Waters Cleeve 1944
Dark Mountain Whitey 1944
Up In Arms Info Jones 1944
Phantom Lady Cliff 1944
Manila Calling Gillman 1942
Wildcat Harold 'Chicopee' Nevins 1942
A-Haunting We Will Go Frank Lucas 1942
Sleepytime Gal Ernie 1942
A Gentleman at Heart Genius 1942
Ball Of Fire Waiter (as Elisha Cook) 1942
Hellzapoppin' Harry Selby 1941
I Wake Up Screaming Harry Williams 1941
The Maltese Falcon Wilmer Cook 1941
Man at Large Hotel Clerk 1941
Sergeant York Piano Player (uncredited) 1941
Love Crazy Elevator Man 1941
Tin Pan Alley Joe Codd 1940
Public Deb No. 1 Communist 1940
Stranger on the Third Floor Joe Briggs 1940
He Married His Wife Dicky Brown 1940
Grand Jury Secrets Robert Austin / Norman Hazlitt 1939
Newsboys' Home Danny 1938
Submarine Patrol Seaman Rutherford Davis Pratt - aka 'The Professor' 1938
My Lucky Star Waldo 1938
Three Blind Mice Boy on Bench 1938
They Won't Forget Joe Turner 1937
Life Begins in College Ollie Stearns 1937
Danger - Love at Work Chemist 1937
Wife, Doctor and Nurse Glen Wylie 1937
The Devil Is Driving Tony Stevens 1937
Love Is News Egbert Eggleston 1937
Pigskin Parade Herbert Van Dyke 1936
Two in a Crowd Skeeter 1936
Honor Among Lovers Office Boy 1931
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