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Elisha Cook Jr. ACTOR


Elisha Cook Jr. was born on December 26th, 1903 in San Francisco, California with the birth name Elisha Vanslyck Cook Jr., born to Elisha Vanslyck Cook Sr.  At the age of fourteen he first began his involvement as an actor performing in vaudeville  and also gained some experience with various stock companies.
After some time, he was appearing on Broadway and gained quite a bit of experience performing in such productions as, "Lightnin", "Kingdom of God", "Henry Behave", "Many a Slip", "Ah, Wilderness!" and "Her Unborn Child".
In 1936 he began pursuing roles in the film industry.  Some of his early film roles included, "Her Unborn Child" (1936), "They Won't Forget" (1937), "The Maltese Falcon" (1941) starring Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet, "Phantom Lady" (1944), "The Big Sleep" (1946), and "Shane" (1953) starring Alan Ladd, Van Heflin, Jean Arthur, Brandon de Wilde and Jack Palance and "The Indian Fighter" (1955) starring Kirk Douglas.
As his career progressed some more notable film roles he added to his resume included, "The Killing" (1956), "House on Haunted Hill" (1959) starring Vincent Price, "Rosemary's Baby" (1968) starring Mia Farrow, "Electra Glide in Blue" (1973) and "Carny" (1980).
In addition to his many film roles he also appeared on a variety of television series such as, "Burke's Law" starring Gene Barry, "Sheriff of Cochise" starring John Bromfield, "Bat Masterson" starring Gene Barry, "The Fugitive" starring David Janssen, "Wagon Train", "Batman", "Magnum, P.I." starring Tom Selleck, "The Dennis Day Show", "The Bionic Woman" starring Lindsey Wagner and "Baretta" starring Robert Blake and Tom Ewell.

Elisha Cook Jr. married twice throughout his lifetime, first to Mary Lou Cook from 1929 through 1942.  He then wed Peggy McKenna in 1943 and they remained together until he passed away on May 18th, 1995 in Big Pine, California after suffering from a stroke.  He never had any of his own children and after retiring from the industry he lived a peaceful life in up in the High Sierra.  His remains were cremated and scattered throughout the ocean.  


1981-1988     Magnum, P.I.
1988         ALF
1987         The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains
1983-1986     Simon & Simon
1986         The Fall Guy 
1986         The Twilight Zone
1985         The A-Team
1985         Night Court
1984         It Came Upon the Midnight Clear 
1984         Pigs vs. Freaks
1984         Whiz Kids 
1984         Treasure: In Search of the Golden Horse
1983         This Girl for Hire 
1983         Shadow of Sam Penny 
1982         Bring 'Em Back Alive 
1982         Terror at Alcatraz 
1982         Insigh
1982         Hammett
1982         Chicago Story 
1982         National Lampoon's Movie Madness
1981         Leave 'em Laughing 
1981         Harry's War
1981         The Trouble with Grandpa
1980         Carny
1980         Tom Horn
1979         1941
1979         Salem's Lot
1979         The Champ
1978         Lucan 
1977         Mad Bull
1977         Quincy M.E. 
1977         The Bionic Woman 
1977         Dead of Night 
1975-1977     Baretta
1977         Switch 
1976         The Blue Knight 
1976         St. Ives
1976         McCoy 
1975         The Black Bird
1975         Police Story
1975         Starsky and Hutch
1975         Winterhawk
1975         S.W.A.T.
1974         The Odd Couple
1974         Ironside
1974         Mannix
1974         Movin' On
1974         The Phantom of Hollywood
1973         The Outfit
1973         Electra Glide in Blue
1973         Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
1973         Emperor of the North
1973         Messiah of Evil
1972         Blacula
1972         The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid
1972         The Night Stalker
1972         The Scarecrow
1971         The Chicago Teddy Bears
1971         McCloud
1970         Night Chase
1970         Night Slaves
1966-1970     Bonanza 
1970         El Condor
1970         The Movie Murderer 
1969         The Ghost & Mrs. Muir
1969         The Great Bank Robbery
1969         Cry for Poor Wally
1968         Rosemary's Baby
1967         Cimarron Strip
1967         Welcome to Hard Times
1967         Batman
1967         Star Trek
1967         The Monroes
1966         I Spy
1966         The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 
1966         The Road West 
1966         Summer Fun
1965-1966     The Wild Wild West 
1966         McNab's Lab
1965         Burke's Law
1958-1965     Gunsmoke
1958-1964     Perry Mason
1964         Blood on the Arrow
1959-1964     Rawhide
1960-1964     Wagon Train 
1964         Destry
1964         The Glass Cage
1963         Temple Houston
1963         Johnny Cool
1963         The Fugitive
1963         The Haunted Palace
1963         Black Zoo
1963         The Dakotas
1963         Papa's Delicate Condition
1962-1963     The Dick Powell Theatre 
1963         The Judge
1962         The Untouchables 
1962         Outlaws
1958-1961     G.E. True Theater
1961         Surfside 6 
1961         77 Sunset Strip 
1961         The Deputy
1961         Laramie
1961         One-Eyed Jacks
1961         The Islanders
1960         The Real McCoys
1960         Thriller
1960         The Rebel 
1960         College Confidential
1960         Platinum High School
1960         Startime
1960         Peter Gunn 
1960         Tightrope 
1959-1960     Johnny Staccato 
1960         Tombstone Territory 
1959         Johnny Ringo 
1958-1959     Bat Masterson 
1959         Day of the Outlaw
1959         The Third Man 
1959         House on Haunted Hill
1958         Schlitz Playhouse
1958         Panic!
1958         Trackdown 
1957         Baby Face Nelson
1957         Plunder Road
1957         Chicago Confidential
1957         The George Sanders Mystery Theater
1957         The Lonely Man
1957         Sheriff of Cochise
1957         The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp
1957         Whirlybirds
1957         Voodoo Island
1957         The Millionaire 
1956         Accused of Murder
1956         Climax! 
1956         Crusader
1956         The Killing
1956         TV Reader's Digest 
1955         The Indian Fighter
1955         Alfred Hitchcock Presents 
1955         Trial
1955         Mystery Is My Business 
1955         Treasury Men in Action
1955         Timberjack
1955         Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok
1955         The Lone Wolf
1954         Drum Beal
1954         Outlaw's Daughter
1954         The Dennis Day Show
1954         Adventures of Superman 
1953         The Jackie Gleason Show 
1953         The Motorola Television Hour
1953         Thunder Over the Plains
1953         I, the Jury
1953         Shane
1953         The Ford Television Theatre 
1952         Don't Bother to Knock
1951         Behave Yourself!
1949         The Great Gatsby
1949         Flaxy Martin
1947         The Gangste
1947         The Long Night
1947         Born to Kill
1947         Fall Guy
1946         The Big Sleep
1946         Two Smart People
1946         Joe Palooka, Champ
1946         The Falcon's Alibi
1946         Blonde Alibi
1946         Cinderella Jones
1945         Why Girls Leave Home
1945         Dillinger
1944         Dark Waters
1944         Dark Mountain
1944         Up in Arms
1944         Phantom Lady
1943         Kill or Be Killed
1943         Baptism of Fire
1942         Manila Calling
1942         Wildcat
1942         A-Haunting We Will Go
1942         In This Our Life
1942         Sleepytime Gal
1942         A Gentleman at Heart
1941         Hellzapoppin'
1941         Ball of Fire
1941         I Wake Up Screaming
1941         The Maltese Falcon
1941         Man at Large
1941         Sergeant York
1941         Love Crazy
1940         Tin Pan Alley
1940         Public Deb No. 1
1940         Stranger on the Third Floor
1940         He Married His Wife
1939         Grand Jury Secrets
1938         Newsboys' Home
1938         Submarine Patrol
1938         My Lucky Star
1938         Three Blind Mice
1937         Thoroughbreds Don't Cry
1937         Life Begins in College
1937         Danger: Love at Work
1937         Wife, Doctor and Nurse
1937         They Won't Forget
1937         The Devil Is Driving
1937         Love Is News
1937         Breezing Home
1936         Pigskin Parade
1936         Two in a Crowd
1931         Honor Among Lovers
1930         Chills and Fever
1930         Her Unborn Child

Matinee Classics - '1941' starring Dan Dykroyd, Ned Beatty, John Belushi, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Christopher Lee, Tim Matheson, Toshiro Mifune, Warren Oates, Robert Stack, Treat Williams, Nancy Allen, Eddie Allen, Bobby Di Cicco, ianneKay, Slim Pickens, Wendie Jo Sperber, Lionel Stander, Jordan Brian, John Candy, Perry Lang, Patti LuPone, Frank McRae, Steven Mond, Michael McKean, John Landis, Mickey Rourke, Joe Flaherty, Ignatius Wolfington, Lucille Benson, Elisha Cook Jr. and Susan Bac
Matinee Classics - The Indian Fighter starring Kirk Douglas, Elsa Martinelli, Walter Matthau, Diana Douglas, Walter Abel, Lon Chaney Jr., Eduard Franz, Alan Hale Jr., Elisha Cook Jr., Ray Teal, Frank Cady, Michael Winkelman, William Phipps, Harry Landers and Hank Worden
Matinee Classics - Don't Bother to Knock starring Richard Widmark, Marilyn Monroe, Anne Bancroft, Donna Corcoran, Jeanne Cagney, Lurene Tuttle, Elisha Cook Jr., Jim Backus, Verna Felton, Willis Bouchey and Don Beddoe
Matinee Classics - Behave Yourself! starring Shelley Winters, Farley Granger, Lon Chaney Jr., William Demarest, Hans Conried, Sheldon Leonard, Allen Jenkins and Elisha Cook Jr.
Matinee Classics - The Big Sleep starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers, Dorothy Malone, Peggy Knudsen, Regis Toomey, Charles Waldron, Charles D. Brown, Bob Steele, Elisha Cook and Louis Jean Heydt
Matinee Classics - Messiah of Evil starring Michael Greer, Mariana Hill, Joy Bang, Anitra Ford, Royal Dano, Elisha Cook Jr. and Charles Dierkop
Matinee Classics - One-Eyed Jacks starring Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Katy Jurado, Ben Johnson, Slim Pickens, Timothy Carey, Elisha Cook, Margarita Cordova and Ray Teal
Matinee Classics - Phantom Lady starring Franchot Tone, Ella Raines, Alan Curtis, Aurora, Thomas Gomez, Fay Helm, Elisha Cook Jr., Andrew Tombes, Regis Toomey, Joseph Crehan, Doris Lloyd and Virginia Brissac
Matinee Classics - Shane starring Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde, Jack Palance, Ben Johnson, Edgar Buchanan, Emile Meyer, Elisha Cook Jr., Douglas Spencer, John Dierkes, Ellen Corby, Paul McVey, John Miller, Edith Evanson, Leonard Strong and Nancy Kulp
Matinee Classics - Shane starring Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde, Jack Palance, Ben Johnson, Edgar Buchanan, Emile Meyer, Elisha Cook Jr., Douglas Spencer, John Dierkes, Ellen Corby, Paul McVey, John Miller, Edith Evanson, Leonard Strong and Nancy Kulp

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