Elisha Cook Jr.

Biography

Elisha Vanslyck Cook, Jr.  (December 26, 1903 – May 18, 1995) was an American character actor who made a career out of playing cowardly villains and weedy neurotics in dozens of films. He was perhaps most noted for his portrayal of the "gunsel" Wilmer, who tries to intimidate Humphrey Bogart's Sam S...

77 titles Acting

7.2

The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains

1987 · Pappy Glue

6.1

Pigs vs. Freaks

1984 · Novatney

This Girl For Hire

1983 · Eddie

6.5

Hammett

1982 · Eli the Taxi Driver

6.9

Leave 'em Laughing

1981 · Jetter

6.4

Carny

1980 · On-Your-Mark

6.9

Tom Horn

1980 · Stable Hand

6.8

The Champ

1979 · Georgie

5.8

1941

1979 · The Patron (Dexter)

5.8

Mad Bull

1977 · Sweeper

6.4

Dead of Night

1977 · Karel

6.4

St. Ives

1976 · Eddie

5.4

The Black Bird

1975 · Wilmer Cook

5.9

Winterhawk

1975 · Finley

7.3

Emperor of the North Emperor of the North Pole

1973 · Gray Cat

7.2

Electra Glide in Blue

1973 · Willie

6.5

Messiah of Evil

1973 · Charlie

7.1

The Outfit

1973 · Carl (as Elisha Cook)

7.4

Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid

1973 · Cody

7.6

The Scarecrow

1972 · Micah

7.8

The Night Stalker

1972 · Mickey Crawford

5.6

Blacula

1972 · Sam

7.5

Night Chase

1970 · Proprietor

7.3

The Movie Murderer

1970 · Willie Peanuts

6.2

Night Slaves

1970 ·

6.0

El Condor

1970 · Old Convict

8.0

Rosemary's Baby

1968 · Mr. Nicklas

6.0

Welcome to Hard Times

1967 · Hanson

4.9

Blood on the Arrow

1964 · Tex

7.3

The Glass Cage

1964 · Ellen's father

6.8

The Haunted Palace

1963 · Gideon Smith / Micah Smith

5.6

Black Zoo

1963 · Joe

6.5

Johnny Cool

1963 · Underworld Leader

6.6

Papa's Delicate Condition

1963 · Mr. Keith

7.2

One-Eyed Jacks

1961 · Carvey

5.8

Platinum High School

1960 · Harry Nesbit

4.8

College Confidential

1960 · Ted Blake

7.3

Day of the Outlaw

1959 · Larry Teter (town barber)

6.9

House on Haunted Hill

1959 · Watson Pritchard

6.9

Plunder Road

1957 · Skeets Jonas

4.6

Voodoo Island

1957 · Martin Schuyler

6.0

Chicago Confidential

1957 · Candymouth Duggan

6.6

Baby Face Nelson

1957 · Homer van Meter

6.5

The Lonely Man

1957 · Willie

5.8

Accused of Murder

1956 · 'Whitey' Pollock

8.0

The Killing

1956 · George Peatty

6.9

Trial

1955 · Finn (as Elisha Cook)

6.4

The Indian Fighter

1955 · Briggs (as Elisha Cook)

5.4

Timberjack

1955 · Punky (as Elisha Cook)

6.5

Drum Beat

1954 · Blaine Crackel

7.3

Outlaw's Daughter

1954 · Lewis 'Tulsa' Cook

7.7

Shane

1953 · Frank 'Stonewall' Torrey

6.1

I, the Jury

1953 · Bobo

6.6

Thunder Over the Plains

1953 · Joseph Standish

6.9

Don't Bother to Knock

1952 · Eddie Forbes

5.6

Behave Yourself!

1951 ·

6.6

Flaxy Martin

1949 · Roper

6.6

The Great Gatsby

1949 · Klipspringer

6.6

The Gangster

1947 · Oval

7.3

Born to Kill

1947 · Marty

6.7

The Long Night

1947 · Frank Dunlap

6.3

Fall Guy

1947 · Joe

6.5

Two Smart People

1946 · Fly Feletti

5.3

Cinderella Jones

1946 · Oliver S. Patch

6.6

The Falcon's Alibi

1946 · Nick, KGR disc jockey

8.0

The Big Sleep

1946 · Harry Jones

6.5

Blonde Alibi

1946 · Sam Collins

5.1

Why Girls Leave Home

1945 · Jimmy Lobo

6.6

Dillinger

1945 · Kirk Otto

6.6

Dark Waters

1944 · Cleeve

7.3

Phantom Lady

1944 · Cliff Milburn

6.6

Up in Arms

1944 · Info Jones

7.0

A Gentleman at Heart

1942 · Genius

5.7

Wildcat

1942 · Harold 'Chicopee' Nevins

7.3

Manila Calling

1942 · Gillman

6.4

A-Haunting We Will Go

1942 · Frank Lucas

8.1

The Maltese Falcon

1941 · Wilmer Cook

7.6

Hellzapoppin'

1941 · Harry Selby

7.3

I Wake Up Screaming

1941 · Harry Williams

7.5

Love Crazy

1941 · Joe (elevator operator)

6.7

Man at Large

1941 · Hotel Clerk

7.8

Ball of Fire

1941 · Waiter

6.9

Public Deb No. 1

1940 · Communist

6.7

Tin Pan Alley

1940 · Joe Codd

6.2

He Married His Wife

1940 · Dicky Brown

6.9

Stranger on the Third Floor

1940 · Joe Briggs

5.9

Submarine Patrol

1938 · Seaman Rutherford Davis Pratt, aka 'The Professor'

5.9

Newsboys' Home

1938 · Danny

6.1

My Lucky Star

1938 · Waldo

7.3

They Won't Forget

1937 · Joe Turner

5.4

Life Begins in College

1937 · Oliver ("Ollie") Stearns Jr.

6.4

Danger - Love at Work

1937 · McBain, the chemist

5.6

The Devil Is Driving

1937 · Tony Stevens

6.7

Wife, Doctor and Nurse

1937 · Glen Wylie

7.2

Love Is News

1937 · Egbert Eggleston

6.2

Pigskin Parade

1936 · Herbert Van Dyke

6.5

Two in a Crowd

1936 · Skeeter

6.7

Honor Among Lovers

1931 · Office Boy