Tracey Walter

Tracey Walter

Born: November 25, 1947
Age: 71
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
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Biography

Tracey Walter (born November 25, 1947) is an American character actor.[1] He has appeared in over 100 films and television series.

Walter was born in and grew up in Jersey City, New Jersey, the son of a truck driver.[2] He attended St. Anthony's High School there and played basketball.[3] He has a son and daughter.[3]

He is known for his portrayal of "sidekicks" and "henchmen" such as Bob the Goon in Batman, Cookie in City Slickers, and Malak in Conan the Destroyer.[1] He portrayed Frog Rothchild Jr. on the ABC sitcom Best of the West from 1981-82.[1]

Walter has acted in six Jonathan Demme films: Something Wild (1986), Married to the Mob (1988), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Philadelphia (1993), Beloved (1998), and The Manchurian Candidate (2004).[1] He has been directed by Danny DeVito in three films: Matilda (1996), Death to Smoochy (2002), and Duplex (2003). He acted with and was directed by Jack Nicholson in The Two Jakes (1990). He and Nicholson have appeared in nine films together, beginning with Goin' South in 1978.[1]

He appeared in a small role with Clint Eastwood in the 1982 film Honkytonk Man[1] and has coined the phrase "Right Cheer" (as in right here) while playing a service station attendant as well as "Make 'Em Bounce" (as in happy) from the movie Raggedy Man.[citation needed] His portrayal of Miller, the philosopher mechanic of Alex Cox's Repo Man,[1] earned Walter a Saturn Award in 1985 for Best Supporting Actor. In the 2000 film Erin Brockovich, Walter played Charles Embry, the PG&E employee who supplied the memo that tied an executive at the PG&E corporate headquarters to knowledge of the Hinkley station water contamination.

Walter's television credits include guest appearances on Taxi, Charlie's Angels, Hill Street Blues, Amazing Stories, Moonlighting, David Lynch's On the Air, Melrose Place, The Division, Veronica Mars, Criminal Minds and Cold Case. He appeared on Nash Bridges as Angel from 1996–2001 and on Reno 911! as Sheriff Walter Chechekevitch from 2003–2006.

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Filmography

Film

Selected filmography

  • Badge 373 (1973) as Delivery Boy
  • Annie Hall (1977) as Actor in Rob's T.V. Show
  • Blue Collar (1978) as Union Member
  • Goin' South (1978) as Coogan, Moon's Old Gang
  • The Fifth Floor (1978) as Mental Patient
  • Hardcore (1979) as Male Teller
  • The Hunter (1980) as Rocco Mason
  • High Noon, Part II: The Return of Will Kane (1980, TV Movie) as Harlan Tyler
  • The Hand (1981) as Cop
  • Raggedy Man (1981) as Arnold
  • Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (1982) as Carl Dorsett
  • Honkytonk Man (1982) as Pooch
  • Rumble Fish (1983) as Alley Mugger
  • Repo Man (1984) as Miller
  • Conan the Destroyer (1984) as Malak
  • At Close Range (1986) as Patch
  • Something Wild (1986) as The Country Squire
  • Malone (1987) as Calvin Bollard
  • Mortuary Academy (1988) as Don Dickson
  • Under the Boardwalk (1988) as Bum
  • Out of the Dark (1988) as Lt. Frank Meyers
  • Midnight Run (1988) as Diner Counter Man
  • Married to the Mob (1988) as Mr. Chicken Lickin'
  • Batman (1989) as Bob the Goon
  • Homer and Eddie (1989) as Tommy Dearly
  • Young Guns II (1990) as Beever Smith
  • The Two Jakes (1990) as Tyrone Otley
  • Pacific Heights (1990) as Exterminator
  • The Silence of the Lambs (1991) as Lamar
  • Liquid Dreams (1991) as Cecil
  • Delusion (1991) as Bus Ticket Cashier
  • City Slickers (1991) as Cookie
  • Guncrazy (1992) as Elton
  • Amos & Andrew (1993) as Bloodhound Bob
  • Cyborg 2 (1993) as Wild Card
  • Philadelphia (1993) as Librarian
  • Fist of the North Star (1995) as Paul McCarthy
  • Destiny Turns on the Radio (1995) as Pappy
  • Larger Than Life (1996) as Wee St. Francis
  • Matilda (1996) as FBI Agent
  • Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story (1996) as Joe Bennett
  • Amanda (1996) as Father Reckinger
  • Wild America (1997) as Leon
  • Drive (1997) as Hedgehog
  • Playing God (1997) as Jim
  • Desperate Measures (1998) as Medical Inmate
  • Beloved (1998) as Slave Catcher
  • Mighty Joe Young (1998) as Conservacy Guard
  • Fa├žade (1999) as Jake
  • Man on the Moon (1999) as National Enquirer Editor
  • Drowning Mona (2000) as Clarence
  • Erin Brockovich (2000) as Charles Embry
  • Jack the Dog (2001) as Mortician
  • The Man from Elysian Fields (2001) as Bartender
  • Impostor (2001) as Mr. Siegel
  • How High (2001) as Prof. Wood
  • Death to Smoochy (2002) as Ben Franks
  • Ted Bundy (2002) as Randy Myers
  • Masked and Anonymous (2003) as Desk Clerk
  • Manhood (2003) as Attorney
  • Duplex (2003) as Pharmacy Customer
  • The Manchurian Candidate (2004) as Night Clerk
  • Berkeley (2005) as Draft Board doctor
  • Relative Strangers (2006) as Toupee Salesman
  • Man in the Chair (2007) as Mr. Klein
  • Nobel Son (2007) as Simon Ahrens
  • Wasting Away (2007) as Mr. Whicks
  • Trailer Park of Terror (2008) as Ancient Trucker
  • Just Add Water (2008) as Clem
  • Dark Reel (2008) as Roy White
  • The Perfect Game (2009) as Captain Slater
  • I Spit on Your Grave (2010) as Earl
  • Midnight Son (2011) as Janitor
  • Politics of Love (2011) as Glen
  • Alyce (2011) as Landlord
  • Fred 3: Camp Fred (2012) as Scary Gary
  • Savannah (2013) as Mathias
  • Swelter (2014) as old man Henry johnson
  • 31 (2016) as Lucky Leo
  • Middle Man (2016) as Father Ricky / Lil J

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1978 Starsky and Hutch Leo
1979 WKRP in Cincinnati Don Pesola #2
1980 Charlie's Angels Clint Mason Episode: "An Angel's Trail"
1981-1982 Best of the West Frog Rothchild Jr.
1982-1983 Hill Street Blues Willie Laporter / Sammy
1983 Cagney & Lacey Boone
1983 Taxi Panhandler
1985-1986 Amazing Stories Blaze / Ezra
1986-1987 Designing Women Malcolm Box
1987 Moonlighting Arnie Steckler
1987-1988 ALF Gravel Gus
1987-1992 Star Trek: The Next Generation Berik / Kayron
1989 Alien Nation Tom Mulden
1989-1990 Freddy's Nightmares Eugene Moss / The Gravedigger
1990 Get a Life The Ride Operator
1991 Monsters Ed, the Janitor Episode: "Hostile Takeover"
1991 She-Wolf of London Boris
1992 On the Air 'Blinky' Watts
1992 Wings Tucker
1993 The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. Phil Swill
1994 Melrose Place Man at 'Dreamy Pines'
1994 Ride the Wind Francis
1994 L.A. Law John Rosten
1995 In the Line of Duty: Kidnapped Oliver Tracy
1995 Buffalo Girls Jim Ragg
1996-2001 Nash Bridges Angel
1997 Tell Me No Secrets Sean Ferguson
2002 The Division Tom Johnson
2002 Boomtown Dwayne
2003 Teen Titans Puppet King (voice)
2003 Justice League Mophir (voice)
2003-2006 Reno 911! Sheriff Walter Chechekevitch
2005 Veronica Mars Manager
2007 Raines William Jones
2007 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Bum
2008 Monk The Professor Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Miracle"
2012 Southland Tom Smith Episode: "Identity"

[ Source: Wikipedia ]