Ralph Meeker

Birthday:

11/21/1920

Place of birth:

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States:

Biography:

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ralph Meeker (born Ralph Rathgeber; November 21, 1920 – August 5, 1988) was an American film, stage, and television actor. He first rose to prominence for his roles in the Broadway productions of Mister Roberts (1948–1951) and Picnic (1953), the former of which earned him a Theatre World Award for his performance. In film, Meeker is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Mike Hammer in Robert Aldrich's 1955 film noir cult classic Kiss Me Deadly. Meeker went on to play a series of roles that used his husky and macho screen presence, including a lead role in Stanley Kubrick's military courtroom drama Paths of Glory (1957), as a troubled mechanic opposite Carroll Baker in Something Wild (1961), as a World War II captain in The Dirty Dozen (1967), and in the gangster film The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967). Other credits include supporting roles in I Walk the Line (1970) and Sidney Lumet's The Anderson Tapes (1971). He also had a prolific career in television, appearing as Sergeant Steve Dekker on the series Not for Hire (1959–1960), and in the television horror film The Night Stalker (1972). After suffering a stroke in 1980, Meeker was forced to retire from acting, and died eight years later of a heart attack in Los Angeles, California. contributors on Wikipedia.


Film Credits

The Men Who Made the Movies: Samuel Fuller (2002)
as Lt. Driscoll (archive footage)
Without Warning (1980)
as Dave
Winter Kills (1979)
as Gameboy Baker
Hi-Riders (1978)
as Mike
My Boys Are Good Boys (1978)
as Bert Morton
The Alpha Incident (1978)
as Charlie
The Food of the Gods (1976)
as Bensington
Johnny Firecloud (1975)
as Colby
Brannigan (1975)
as Capt. Moretti
The Dead Don't Die (1975)
as Lieutenant Reardon
Cry Panic (1974)
as
The Girl on the Late, Late Show (1974)
as Inspector DeBiesse
Night Games (1974)
as Dutch Armbreck
Love Comes Quietly (1973)
as Ben Hoeksema
You'll Never See Me Again (1973)
as Will Alden
Birds of Prey (1973)
as Jim McAndrew
The Mind Snatchers (1972)
as The Major
The Night Stalker (1972)
as Bernie Jenks
The Reluctant Heroes (1971)
as Capt. Luke Danvers
The Anderson Tapes (1971)
as Police Captain 'Iron Balls' Delaney
I Walk the Line (1970)
as Carl McCain
Lost Flight (1970)
as Glenn Walkup
The Devil's Eight (1969)
as Burl
The Detective (1968)
as Curran
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967)
as George Clarence 'Bugs' Moran
The Dirty Dozen (1967)
as Captain Stuart Kinder
Wall of Noise (1963)
as Matt Rubio
Something Wild (1961)
as Mike
Ada (1961)
as Colonel Yancey
Paths of Glory (1957)
as Cpl. Philippe Paris
Run of the Arrow (1957)
as Lieutenant Driscoll
The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown (1957)
as Mike Valla
A Woman's Devotion (1956)
as Trevor Stevenson
Desert Sands (1955)
as Capt. David Malcolm
Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
as Mike Hammer
Big House, U.S.A. (1955)
as Geraldo 'Jerry' Barker aka Iceman
Code Two (1953)
as Chuck O'Flair
Jeopardy (1953)
as Lawson the Fugitive
The Naked Spur (1953)
as Roy Anderson
Somebody Loves Me (1952)
as Benny Fields
Shadow in the Sky (1952)
as Burt
Glory Alley (1952)
as Socks Barbarrosa
Teresa (1951)
as Sgt. Dobbs
Die Vier im Jeep (1951)
as Sergeant William Long

TV Series Credits

The Dirty Dozen (1988)
as Capitaine Stuart Kinder
Kaz (1978)
as
The Eddie Capra Mysteries (1978)
as
CHiPs (1977)
as
Barbary Coast (1975)
as
Police Woman (1974)
as
Harry O (1974)
as
Run, Joe, Run (1974)
as
The Evil Touch (1973)
as
Toma (1973)
as
Police Story (1973)
as
The Rookies (1972)
as
Primus (1971)
as
Cannon (1971)
as
Room 222 (1969)
as
The High Chaparral (1967)
as
Custer (1967)
as
Ironside (1967)
as
The Green Hornet (1966)
as
Tarzan (1966)
as
The F.B.I. (1965)
as
Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963)
as
The Outer Limits (1963)
as
Going My Way (1962)
as
Tallahassee 7000 (1961)
as
Route 66 (1960)
as
Not for Hire (1959)
as
The Texan (1958)
as
Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958)
as
Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater (1956)
as
The 20th Century Fox Hour (1955)
as
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955)
as Carl Spann
Climax! (1954)
as
Letter to Loretta (1953)
as
Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951)
as
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1951)
as
Lux Video Theatre (1950)
as
Studio One (1948)
as
The Ed Sullivan Show (1948)
as