March 15, 1886 - February 3, 1975
Born in Russia
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- As "Von Stomm's orderly" in a silent drama about a Bavarian mother and her four sons in service during World War I,
one of them in America, Four Sons (1928), directed by John Ford.
With Margaret Mann, James Hall , Charles Morton, Francis X. Bushman Jr., George Meeker, June Collyer, Earle Foxe (as Major von Stomm),
Frank Reicher, Archduke Leopold of Austria, Ferdinand Schumann-Heink, Jack Pennick, Bob Kortman and Harry Cording.
- As "The Actor's Valet" in the theatrical romantic comedy The Guardsman (1931), directed by Sidney Franklin.
Starring Alfred Lunt (as "The Actor") and Lynn Fontanne (as "The Actress").
With Roland Young, Zasu Pitts, Maude Eburne, Herman Bing and Ann Dvorak.
- As "Ludwig," devastated father of the drowned girl, Little Maria, in Universal's archetypal Frankenstein (1931), directed by James Whale.
With Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, Edward Van Sloan, Dwight Frye, John Boles, Frederick Kerr, Lionel Belmore and Marilyn Harris (as Maria).
- As the wounded informant in the exotic adventure Roar of the Dragon, (1932), about a boatload of Westerners threatened by Manchurian bandits.
Directed by Wesley Ruggles, from a script co-written by Merian C. Cooper of King Kong fame.
With Richard Dix, Gwili Andre, C. Henry Gordon, Edward Everett Horton, Arline Judge and Dudley Digges.
- As a janitor in Mae West's pre-code comedy She Done Him Wrong (1933), directed by Lowell Sherman.
With Cary Grant, Owen Moore, Gilbert Roland, Noah Beery, Rafaela Ottiano, Rochelle Hudson, Louise Beavers,
Ernie Adams, Mary Gordon and Frank Moran.
- As one of the satanic cultists (binding Joan) in Universal's stylish The Black Cat (1934), directed by Edgar G. Ulmer.
Starring Boris Karloff (as "Hjalmar Poelzig") and Bela Lugosi ("Dr. Vitus Werdegast"), with David Manners,
Julie Bishop ("Joan Alison"), Lucille Lund, Egon Brecher, Harry Cording,
Henry Armetta, Albert Conti, John Carradine and John George.
- As "Execution Official" in Mad Love (1935), based Maurice Renard's novel "The Hands of Orlac," and directed by Karl Freund.
Starring Peter Lorre, Colin Clive and Francis Drake, with Ted Healy, Sara Haden, Edward Brophy, Henry Kolker, Keye Luke, May Beatty,
Billy Gilbert, Charles Trowbridge and Ian Wolfe.
- As a peasant in The Black Room (1935), directed by Roy William Neill.
Starring Boris Karloff (as good/evil twin brothers), with Marian Marsh, Robert Allen, Thurston Hall,Torben Meyer, Katherine DeMille, Henry Kolker,
Edward Van Sloan, Egon Brecher , John George and Ivan Linow.
- As a painter / prisoner in Crime and Punishment (1935), based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novel, directed by Josef Von Sternberg.
Starring Peter Lorre and Edward Arnold, with Marian Marsh, Tala Birell, Elisabeth Risdon, Robert Allen, Douglass Dumbrille,
Gene Lockhart, Thurston Hall, Mrs. Patrick Campbell, Lorimer Johnston and Rafaela Ottiano.
- As an astonished Swiss villager in Swiss Miss (1938), directed by John G. Blystone and Hal Roach.
Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, with a large supporting cast including Grete Natzler, Walter Woolf King, Eric Blore,
Adia Kuznetzoff, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Doodles Weaver and Charles Gemora as a Gorilla (billed as Charles Gamore).
- As "Ewald Neumüller," a village councilman and one of the last of the jury that hung Ygor,
in Son of Frankenstein (1939), directed by Rowland V. Lee.
Starring Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi (Ygor), Lionel Atwill and Josephine Hutchinson,
with Donnie Dunaganm Emma Dunn, Edgar Norton, Perry Ivins, Lawrence Grant, Lionel Belmore, Michael Mark,
Gustav von Seyffertitz, Lorimer Johnston, Tom Ricketts, Ward Bond, Harry Cording, Dwight Frye,
Eddie Parker and Bud Wolfe.
Great score by Frank Skinner (arranged by Hans J. Salter), great makeup by Jack P. Pierce, and great special effects by John P. Fulton.
- As "Henry VI's Servant" in Tower of London (1939), directed by Rowland V. Lee.
Starring Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff and Vincent Price, with a towering cast including Barbara O'Neil, Ian Hunter, Nan Grey,
Leo G. Carroll, Miles Mander , Lionel Belmore, Rose Hobart, Donnie Dunagan, Ernie Adams, Richard Alexander,
Reginald Barlow, Ted Billings, Harry Cording, Nigel De Brulier, John George and Holmes Herbert.
- As "Man Reading Tribune" in The House of the Seven Gables (1940), based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel, and directed by Joe May.
Starring George Sanders, Margaret Lindsay and Vincent Price, with a houseful of familiar supporting players including
Dick Foran, Nan Grey, Cecil Kellaway, Alan Napier, Gilbert Emery, Miles Mander, Charles Trowbridge, Harry Cording, Murdock MacQuarrie,
Edgar Norton, Hugh Sothern and Harry Woods.
- As "Professor Karm," evil Emperor Ming's scientist prisoner in Chapters 5-10 of Universal's stirring sci-fi fantasy serial
Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940), directed by Ford Beebe and Ray Taylor.
Starring Buster Crabbe, Carol Hughes, and Charles Middleton, with a cliffhanging cast including
Anne Gwynne, Frank Shannon, John Hamilton, Herbert Rawlinson, Lee Powell, Roland Drew, Earl Dwire, Byron Foulger,
Ernie Adams, Roy Barcroft, Lane Chandler, Luli Deste, Ray Mala, Eddie Parker, Tom Steele and Chief Yowlachie.
- As the Bazaar owner in The Mummy's Hand (1940), directed by Christy Cabanne.
Starring Dick Foran, Peggy Moran, Wallace Ford, George Zucco, Cecil Kellaway, Eduardo Ciannelli, Charles Trowbridge, and Tom Tyler (as Kharis, the mummy).
- As "Bishop" in The Son of Monte Cristo (1940), directed by Rowland V. Lee.
Starring Louis Hayward (as Edmond Dantes, the Count of Monte Cristo), Joan Bennett and George Sanders,
with a swashbucking cast including Florence Bates, Lionel Royce, Montagu Love, Ian Wolfe, Dwight Frye, Clayton Moore,
Ralph Byrd, Michael Visaroff, Henry Brandon, Jack Mulhall, Edward Keane, Ernie Adams, Stanley Andrews, Charles Trowbridge,
Lionel Belmore, Lawrence Grant, Charles Waldron and Leyland Hodgson.
- As "Councillor" in The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), directed by Erle C. Kenton.
Starring Cedric Hardwicke, Lon Chaney Jr., Ralph Bellamy, Lionel Atwill, Bela Lugosi and Evelyn Ankers,
with a monstrous cast including Janet Ann Gallow, Barton Yarborough, Leyland Hodgson, Olaf Hytten, Holmes Herbert, Richard Alexander,
Lionel Belmore, Harry Cording, George Eldredge, Dwight Frye. Lawrence Grant, Otto Hoffman, Brandon Hurst and William Smith, with stunt doubling by Eddie Parker.
Great original score by Hans J. Salter, and makeup by Jack P. Pierce.
- As a pottery vendor in the hilarious Hope & Crosby "Road picture," Road to Morocco (1942), directed by David Butler.
Starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour.
- As a vendor in the classic Warner Bros. wartime adventure-romance, Casablanca (1942), directed by Michael Curtiz.
Starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid, with an irresistable cast including
Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, S.Z. Sakall, Dooley Wilson, Madeleine LeBeau, Joy Page,
John Qualen, Leonid Kinskey, Curt Bois, Leon Belasco, Oliver Blake, Monte Blue, Gino Corrado, Marcel Dalio, Helmut Dantine,
Martin Garralaga, Gregory Gaye, Ilka Grüning, Olaf Hytten , George J. Lewis, Torben Meyer, Frank Puglia, Dan Seymour, Ludwig Stössel,
Norma Varden and Hans Heinrich von Twardowski.
- As "George," a Scotland Yard agent disguised as a bum, in the updated WWII-era mystery Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942),
based on characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and directed by Roy William Neill.
Starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce as heroic Holmes and Dr. Watson, and Lionel Atwill as villainous Professor Moriarty, with
a bombastic cast including Kaaren Verne, William Post Jr., Dennis Hoey, Holmes Herbert, Mary Gordon, Rudolph Anders,
Harry Cording, James Craven, Henry Daniell, George Eldredge, Paul Fix, Leyland Hodgson, Henry Victor and Harry Woods.
- As "Hotel Night Clerk" in the Warner Bros. wartime espionage thriller Background to Danger (1943), directed by Raoul Walsh.
Starring George Raft and Brenda Marshall, with a cast of dangerous characters including
Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Osa Massen, Turhan Bey, Willard Robertson, Kurt Katch,Pedro de Cordoba,
Nestor Paiva, Frank Puglia, Frank Reicher and Hans Heinrich von Twardowski .
- As "Laborer in Pain" in the harrowing story of the real-life Nazi reprisals for the assassination of
SS Commandant Reinhardt Heydrich, Hitler's Madman (1943), directed by Douglas Sirk.
Starring Patricia Morison and John Carradine (as the monster, Heydrich), with an insuperable cast including
Alan Curtis, Howard Freeman, Ralph Morgan, Edgar Kennedy, Ludwig Stössel, Elizabeth Russell, Jimmy Conlin, Ava Gardner,
Victor Kilian, Tully Marshall, John Merton, Dennis Moore, Lionel Royce, Hans Schumm , Richard Talmadge and Blanche Yurka.
- As "Friedrich Strauss," one of the two men kidnapped and sacrificed for Dr. Niemann's unholy revenge and lab experiments
in Universal's "monster rally," House of Frankenstein (1944), directed by Erle C. Kenton.
Starring Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., Elena Verdugo, John Carradine J. Carrol Naish, Glenn Strange, with a horrifying supporting cast including George Zucco,
Lionel Atwill, Sig Ruman, Anne Gwynne, Peter Coe, and Frank Reicher (the other kidnap victim).
- As the "Nightwatchman" in the romantic drama The Great Flamarion (1945), directed by Anthony Mann.
Starring Erich von Stroheim, with Mary Beth Hughes, Dan Duryea, Steve Barclay, Lester Allen, Esther Howard,
Joseph Granby and John Hamilton.
- As "Pop Palooka," father of Ham Fisher's comic strip prizefighter in Monogram's series
starring Joe Kirkwood Jr. and Leon Errol as manager, "Knobby Walsh," with knockout supporting casts:
- Joe Palooka, Champ (1946), directed by Reginald Le Borg.
With Elyse Knox (as "Anne Howe"), Eduardo Ciannelli, Joe Sawyer, Elisha Cook Jr., Warren Hymer, Robert Kent,
Sarah Padden (as "Moms Palooka"), J. Farrell MacDonald, Carol Hughes,
Emmett Vogan and heavyweight champion Joe Louis.
- Gentleman Joe Palooka (1946), directed by Cy Endfield.
With Elyse Knox, Lionel Stander, H.B. Warner, Warren Hymer, Richard Lane, Cliff Nazarro, Fritz Feld,
Sarah Padden, Louis Jean Heydt, Freddie Steele, Tom Harmon, Ian Wolfe amd Arthur Space.
- Joe Palooka in the Knockout (1947), directed by Reginald Le Borg.
With Morris Carnovsky, Elyse Knox, Billy House, Trudy Marshall, Marc Lawrence, Donald MacBride, Vince Barnett, Sarah Padden,
Clarence Muse, Chester Clute, James Flavin, Harry Strang and Matt Willis.
- Joe Palooka in Fighting Mad (1946), directed by Reginald Le Borg.
With Elyse Knox, John Hubbard, Patricia Dane, Charles Cane, Wally Vernon, Horace McMahon, Sarah Padden,
Frank Reicher, Herb Vigran, Dewey Robinson, Emil Sitka and Cy Kendall.
- As apartment manager "Mr. Mark" in a quiet but deadly film noir gem, Follow Me Quietly (1949), directed by Richard Fleischer.
With William Lundigan, Dorothy Patrick, Jeff Corey, Nestor Paiva, Paul Guilfoyle and Douglas Spencer.
- As the refinery watchman in the suspenseful UFO thriller, Phantom from Space (1953), directed by W. Lee Wilder.
With Ted Cooper, Harry Landers, Noreen Nash, Rudolph Anders, James Seay, Jack Daly, Tom Bailey, Steve Clark,
Lela Nelson, Burt Arnold and Dick Sands (as The Phantom).
- As "Fred," a hotel clerk in another classic film noir, The Big Combo (1955), directed by Joseph H. Lewis.
Starring Cornel Wilde, Richard Conte, Brian Donlevy and Jean Wallace, with a tough, downbeat cast including
Robert Middleton, Lee Van Cleef, Earl Holliman, Helen Walker, Jay Adler, John Hoyt,
Ted de Corsia and Whit Bissell.
- As the Hartford prom chaperone in producer Sam Katzman's story about the birth of Rock 'n' Roll, Rock Around the Clock (1956), directed by Fred F. Sears.
Starring Bill Haley and the Comets
(Bill Haley, Rudy Pompilli, Al Rex, Franny Beecher, Johnny Grande, Ralph Jones and Billy Williamson), with a rockin' supporting cast including
The Platters, Tony Martinez, Freddie Bell, legendary DJ Alan Freed, Alix Talton, Lisa Gaye, John Archer and Johnny Duncan.
- As "Emil," one of the leads in Attack of the Puppet People (1958), directed by Bert I. Gordon.
Starring John Agar, John Hoyt and June Kenney, with a towering cast including Jack Kosslyn, Marlene Willis, Ken Miller,
Laurie Mitchell, Scott Peters and Susan Gordon.
Produced by Samuel Z. Arkoff, Bert I. Gordon and James H. Nicholson.
Original music by Albert Glasser
- As "Gaston," the watchman in Return of the Fly (1959), directed by Edward Bernds.
Starring Vincent Price, with Brett Halsey, John Sutton, David Frankham, Dan Seymour and Ed Wolff (doubling Halsey as The Fly)
- As "Eric Zinthrop," the buggy scientist whose royal jelly anti-aging formula has disastrous side effects,
in The Wasp Woman (1960), directed by Roger Corman and (uncredited) Jack Hill.
Starring Susan Cabot, with Anthony Eisley, Barboura Morris, William Roerick , Bruno VeSota, and Roger Corman.
- As the Gypsy in the "Incident of the Dancing Death" episode of the TV western series Rawhide (April 8, 1960).
Starring Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar and Sheb ("Purple People Eater") Wooley.
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