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Robert J. Wilke

Prolific American character actor of primarily villainous roles. The son of German parents, Cincinnati feed-store manager August Wilke and his wife Rose, Robert Joseph Wilke grew up in Cincinnati. He worked as a lifeguard at a Miami, Florida, hotel, where he made contacts in the film business. He was able to obtain work as a stuntman and continued as such until the mid-'40s, when he began getting actual roles in low-budget westerns and serials. A prominent appearance as one of the heavies in Le train sifflera trois fois (1952) led to work in higher-quality films. He worked extensively in television as well as movies, and became an enormously familiar face, though a fairly anonymous one to the general public. His weathered visage made him a perfect western bad guy, but he occasionally played sympathetic parts as well, as in Les moissons du ciel (1978). An expert golfer, he was said by his friend Claude Akins to have earned more money on the golf course than he ever did in movies. He died in 1989. -


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Born:
May 18, 1914 In Cincinnati - Ohio - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
120
First Appeared:
In the movie That Man's Here Again 1937-04-16
Latest Project:
Movie James Stewart's Wonderful Life 1988-11-22
Known For

Robert J. Wilke Movies Filmography

Movie
James Stewart's Wonderful Life
(archive footage) 1988-11-22
Movie
The Sweet Creek County War
1979-01-25
Movie
Days of Heaven
The Farm Foreman 1978-09-13
Series
How the West Was Won
Unknown 1977-02-06
Series
Run, Joe, Run
Unknown 1974-09-07
Movie
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
le commandant en second du Nautilus 1973-11-22
Movie
Santee
Deaks (as Robert Wilke 1973-09-01
Movie
The Boy Who Cried Werewolf
The Sheriff 1973-08-01
Series
Kung Fu
Unknown 1972-10-14
Movie
The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler
Hugh Fielding 1971-11-30
Movie
A Gunfight
Marshal Tom Cater 1971-08-25
Movie
The Cheyenne Social Club
Corey Bannister 1970-06-12
Movie
The Desperate Mission
Gant 1969-01-01
Series
The Outcasts
Unknown 1968-09-23
Movie
Tony Rome
Ralph Turpin 1967-11-10
Series
Cimarron Strip
Unknown 1967-09-07
Movie
The Hallelujah Trail
Chief Five Barrels 1965-06-23
Series
The Legend of Jesse James
1965-09-13
Movie
Fate Is the Hunter
Stillman 1964-11-08
Series
The Fugitive
Unknown 1963-09-17
Movie
The Gun Hawk
Johnny Flanders 1963-08-28
Series
The Virginian
Unknown 1962-09-19
Series
Target: The Corruptors!
Unknown 1961-09-29
Movie
The Long Rope
Ben Matthews 1961-01-01
Movie
Spartacus
Guard captain 1960-10-06
Movie
The Slowest Gun in the West
Billy the Kid Blake 1960-05-07
Movie
The Magnificent Seven
Wallace 1960-04-14
Series
Laramie
Unknown 1959-09-15
Series
Rawhide
Unknown 1959-01-09
Series
Bronco
Unknown 1958-09-23
Movie
Return To Warbow
Red 1958-01-15
Series
Wanted: Dead or Alive
Unknown 1958-09-06
Series
Bat Masterson
Unknown 1958-10-08
Movie
Man of the West
Ponch 1958-09-30
Series
The Rifleman
Unknown 1958-09-30
Series
77 Sunset Strip
Unknown 1958-10-10
Movie
The Tarnished Angels
Hank 1957-11-21
Series
Zorro
Unknown 1957-10-10
Series
Maverick
Unknown 1957-09-22
Series
Perry Mason
Unknown 1957-09-21
Series
Have Gun – Will Travel
Unknown 1957-09-14
Movie
Night Passage
Concho 1957-07-24
Movie
Hot Summer Night
Tom Ellis (as Robert Wilke) 1957-02-15
Movie
The Lone Ranger
Cassidy (as Robert Wilke) 1956-02-25
Movie
Raw Edge
Sile Doty (as Robert Wilke) 1956-03-24
Movie
Backlash
Jeff Welker 1956-04-11
Movie
The Rawhide Years
Neal (as Robert Wilke) 1956-04-13
Movie
Canyon River
Joe Graycoe 1956-08-04
Movie
Written on the Wind
Dan Willis 1956-10-04
Movie
Gun the Man Down
Matt Rankin 1956-11-15
Series
The Adventures of Jim Bowie
Unknown 1956-09-07
Series
Cheyenne
Unknown 1955-09-20
Series
Gunsmoke
Unknown 1955-09-10
Movie
Wichita
Ben Thompson (as Robert Wilke) 1955-07-03
Movie
Shotgun
Bentley (as Robert Wilke) 1955-04-23
Movie
Strange Lady in Town
Karg 1955-04-12
Movie
Smoke Signal
1st Sgt. Daly (as Robert Wilke) 1955-03-01
Movie
The Lone Gun
Hort Moran (as Robert Wilke) 1954-04-25
Movie
The Far Country
Madden 1954-02-12
Series
Lassie
Unknown 1954-09-12
Movie
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
First Mate of the Nautilus 1954-05-13
Movie
War Paint
Trooper Grady 1953-08-28
Movie
Arrowhead
Sgt. Stone 1953-08-03
Movie
Powder River
Will Horn (as Bob Wilke) 1953-06-07
Movie
Cow Country
Sledge 1953-04-25
Movie
High Noon
Jim Pierce 1952-06-09
Movie
The Las Vegas Story
Clayton (as Robert Wilke) 1952-01-30
Movie
Road Agent
Slab Babcock 1952-03-29
Movie
Fargo
Link - Henchman (as Robert Wilke) 1952-09-07
Movie
Hellgate
Sgt. Maj. Kearn 1952-09-04
Movie
Cattle Town
Keeno 1952-09-06
Series
Adventures of Superman
Unknown 1952-09-19
Movie
Wyoming Roundup
Wyatt - Henchman 1952-11-09
Movie
Best of the Badmen
Jim Younger 1951-08-09
Movie
Saddle Legion
Henchman Hooker 1951-04-07
Movie
Gunplay
Henchman Winslow (as Robert Wilke) 1951-07-23
Movie
Overland Telegraph
Bellew - Henchman (as Robert Wilke) 1951-12-15
Movie
Cyclone Fury
Henchman Bunco (as Bob Wilke) 1951-08-14
Movie
Pistol Harvest
Andy Baylor (as Robert Wilke) 1951-08-30
Movie
Hot Lead
Stoney Dawson (as Robert Wilke) 1951-09-30
Movie
Across the Badlands
Duke Jackson / Keno Jackson (as Bob Wilke) 1950-09-14
Movie
The Desert Hawk
Camel Driver 1950-08-05
Movie
Outcasts of Black Mesa
Curt - Henchman (as Bob Wilke) 1950-04-12
Movie
Coyote Canyon
Deputy Sheriff Ed (as Bob Wilkie) 1949-11-17
Movie
The Wyoming Bandit
Sam - Henchman (as Bob Wilke) 1949-07-15
Movie
Homicide for Three
Policeman 1948-12-08
Movie
Carson City Raiders
Ed Noble (as Bob Wilke) 1948-05-13
Movie
Twilight on the Rio Grande
Henchman 1947-03-31
Movie
Buck Privates Come Home
GI Buddy (uncredited) 1947-04-04
Movie
Blackmail
Policeman 1947-07-24
Movie
The Ghost Goes Wild
Burglar 1947-08-08
Movie
White Tie and Tails
Starter (uncredited) 1946-08-30
Movie
The Inner Circle
Police Officer Cummings (as Bob Wilke) 1946-08-07
Movie
Passkey to Danger
Police Sergeant 1946-05-11
Movie
Badman's Territory
Deputy Marshal (uncredited) 1946-05-04
Movie
Rough Riders of Cheyenne
Smoke - Henchman (as Bob Wilke) 1945-10-31
Movie
Sunset in El Dorado
Curley Roberts - Henchman (as Bob Wilke) 1945-09-29
Movie
Bandits of the Badlands
Henchman Keller (as Bob Wilke) 1945-09-14
Movie
Trail of Kit Carson
Dave MacRoy (as Bob Wilke) 1945-07-11
Movie
Corpus Christi Bandits
Henchman Steve 1945-04-20
Movie
Earl Carroll Vanities
Cab Driver 1945-04-05
Movie
Sheriff of Cimarron
Henchman Dobie 1945-02-28
Movie
Call of the Rockies
Deputy Jim 1944-07-14
Movie
The Fighting Seabees
Arriving Construction Worker (uncredited) 1944-01-27
Movie
Cowboy and the Senorita
Townsman (uncredited) 1944-05-13
Movie
San Antonio Kid
Henchman (as Bob Wilke) 1944-08-16
Movie
Bordertown Trail
Henchman 1944-08-11
Movie
Sheriff of Sundown
Bradley - Henchman (as Bob Wilke) 1944-11-07
Movie
Vigilantes of Dodge City
Bill (as Bob Wilke) 1944-11-15
Movie
Whispering Footsteps
Bank Customer 1943-12-30
Movie
Dick Tracy vs. Crime Inc.
Cutter Helmsman 1941-12-27
Movie
Sierra Sue
Carnival Spectator (uncredited) 1941-11-12
Movie
Adventures of Red Ryder
Henchman 1940-06-28
Movie
Grand Ole Opry
Hillbilly (uncredited) 1940-06-25
Movie
In Old Missouri
Hillbilly 1940-04-17
Movie
In Old Monterey
Man on Wagon 1939-08-14
Movie
Daredevils of the Red Circle
G-Man 1939-06-10
Movie
S.O.S Tidal Wave
Man in TV Studio 1939-06-02
Movie
Star Reporter
Reporter 1939-02-22
Movie
That Man's Here Again
(uncredited) 1937-04-16