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CHARLES DRAKE BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Charles Drake was born on October 2nd, 1917 in New York City, New York with the birth name Charles Rupert.  After high school he earned his college degree from Nichols College in 1937 and first pursued a career in sales before deciding to focus on a acting profession.
 
He began working as a stage actor and after gaining some experience, Warner Brothers took an interest in him and signed him to a contract.  He began adding some un-credited roles to his resume appearing in such films as, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1939) starring Charles Laughton and Maureen O'Hara, "The Maltese Flacon" (1941) starring Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, Mary Astor and Sydney Greenstreet, "The Man Who Came to Dinner" (1942) starring Bette Davis, Monty Woolley, Ann Sheridan, Reginald Gardiner, Jimmy Durante and Billie Burke, "Now, Voyager" (1942), "Sergeant York" (1941) starring Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan and Frank McHugh and "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (1942) starring James Cagney, Walter Huston, Rosemary DeCamp, George Tobias and Joan Leslie.
 
Drake then took a break from acting to serve in the United States military during World War II.  Upon completing his service, Drake returned to acting and soon Universal Pictures picked him up and he began appearing in more substantial credited film roles.  Some of his feature film roles during this point in his career included, "Harvey" (1950) starring James Stewart and Josephine Hull, "You Never Can Tell" (1951) starring Dick Powell, "Winchester '73" (1950) starring James Stewart, Stephen McNally, Dan Duryea, Shelley Winters and Will Geer, "Little Egypt" (1951) starring Mark Stevens, Rhonda Fleming, Tom D'Andrea, Nancy Guild, Minor Watson and John Litel and "Bonzo Goes to College" (1952) starring Ronald Reagan.
 
In addition to now working as a film actor he also appeared on a number of television series such as, "Robert Montgomery Presents", "The Lucy Show", "Rendezvous", "Kraft Theatre", "Fireside Theatre", "Climax!", "Playhouse 90", "The Law & Mr. Jones", "The Eleventh Hour", "Destry", "Wagon Train", "The Fugitive" starring David Janssen, "Star Trek" starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelley and "Daniel Boone" starring Fess Parker.
 
Although he added over eighty film roles and a large amount of television roles to his credits, he never managed to reach the level of stardom he hoped for, although, Drake did make a decent living as an actor.
 
Some of his more recent appearances included the television series, "Caribe", "Cannon" starring William Conrad, "Matt Helm", "McMillan & Wife" starring Rock Hudson and Susan Saint James and his last film role in 1983 on, "My Brother's Wedding". 
 
Charles Drake passed away at the age of seventy six on September 10th, 1994 in East Lyme, Connecticut. 

 
Filmography

1983   My Brother's Wedding 
 
1976   McMillan & Wife

1976   Matt Helm

1975   Switch
 
1975   Cannon

1975   The Lives of Jenny Dolan 

1975   Cop on the Beat
 
1975   Caribe

1975   The Rookies

1975   Police Story
 
1974   Harry O 

1973   Scream, Pretty Peggy

1973   Partners in Crime
 
1973   Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law 

1970-1973  Marcus Welby, M.D. 

1972   Mission: Impossible
 
1972   The Screaming Woman

1971   The Man and the City 

1971   The Seven Minutes
 
1971   Ironside

1970   Bracken's World 

1969-1970  The Virginian 
 
1969-1970  The Name of the Game 

1970   Land of the Giants

1969   The Arrangement
 
1969   Hail, Hero!

1969   The Bold Ones: The Protectors

1968   The Smugglers 
 
1968   Daniel Boone

1968   The Counterfeit Killer

1968   The Swimmer 
 
1967   The Money Jungle 

1967   Judd for the Defense 

1967   Valley of the Dolls
 
1967   Star Trek

1967   The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

1967   Mannix
 
1967   The Invaders

1967   F Troop

1967   The Fugitive
 
1966   Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 

1965   The Third Day

1965   Slattery's People
 
1964   Dear Heart

1964   The Lively Set

1964   The Lucy Show
 
1964   Destry

1958-1964  Wagon Train

1963   Showdow
 
1963   The Eleventh Hour

1963   Alcoa Premiere

1962   The Dick Powell Theatre
 
1961   Checkmate

1957-1961  Rendezvous 

1960-1961  Laramie 
 
1961   Back Street

1961   Tammy Tell Me True

1961   The Barbara Stanwyck Show 
 
1960   The Law and Mr. Jones

1959   No Name on the Bullet

1958   Step Down to Terror
 
1957-1958 Playhouse 90

1957   Until They Sail 

1957   Jeanne Eagels 
 
1956   Lux Video Theatre

1956   Walk the Proud Land

1955-1956 Robert Montgomery Presents 
 
1956   Climax!

1956   The 20th Century-Fox Hour

1956   Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre
 
1956   The Price of Fear

1955   Studio One in Hollywood 

1955   Appointment with Adventure 
 
1955   All That Heaven Allows

1955   Female on the Beach

1955   To Hell and Back 
 
1955   The Best of Broadway

1954-1955 The Loretta Young Show 

1954   Four Guns to the Border 
 
1954   Fireside Theatre

1954   Tobor the Great

1954   Kraft Theatre
 
1954   The Glenn Miller Story

1953   War Arrow 

1953   The Lone Hand
 
1953   It Came from Outer Space

1953   Gunsmoke

1952   Bonzo Goes to College
 
1952   Red Ball Express

1952   The Treasure of Lost Canyon

1951   You Never Can Tell 
 
1951   Little Egypt

1951   The Fat Man

1951   Air Cadet
 
1950   Mystery Submarine

1950   Harvey

1950   Deported
 
1950   Winchester '73

1950   Peggy

1950   Louisa
 
1950   I Was a Shoplifter

1950   Comanche Territory

1949   Johnny Stool Pigeon 
 
1949   Tarzan's Magic Fountain

1948   The Babe Ruth Story 

1948   The Tender Years 
 
1947   The Pretender 

1947   Winter Wonderland 

1946   A Night in Casablanca
 
1946   Whistle Stop 

1945   You Came Along

1945   Conflict 
 
1945   It Happened in Springfield

1943   The Hard Way

1943   Air Force 
 
1942   Now, Voyager 

1942   Across the Pacific 

1942   Busses Roar 
 
1942   The Gay Sisters

1942   Wings for the Eagle

1942   Yankee Doodle Dandy 
 
1942   Winning Your Wings 

1942   Larceny, Inc. 

1942   Shoot Yourself Some Golf
 
1942   The Male Animal

1942   Bullet Scars

1942   The Man Who Came to Dinner 
 
1941   You're in the Army Now 

1941   Dangerously They Live 

1941   The Body Disappears 
 
1941   The Maltese Falcon 

1941   One Foot in Heaven 

1941   Nine Lives Are Not Enough 
 
1941   Navy Blues

1941   Dive Bomber 

1941   Sergeant York 
 
1941   Out of the Fog 

1941   Million Dollar Baby 

1941   Affectionately Yours
 
1941   I Wanted Wings

1939   The Hunchback of Notre Dame

1939   Conspiracy
 
1939   Career





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Matinee Classics - The Glenn Miller Story starring James Stewart, June Allyson, Harry Morgan, Charles Drake, George Tobias, Barton MacLane, Sig Ruman, Marion Ross, Nino Tempo, Louis Armstrong, Frances Langford, Irving Bacon, Kathleen Lockhart, Gene Krupa, James Bell and Katharine Warren
Matinee Classics - The Glenn Miller Story starring James Stewart, June Allyson, Harry Morgan, Charles Drake, George Tobias, Barton MacLane, Sig Ruman, Marion Ross, Nino Tempo, Louis Armstrong, Frances Langford, Irving Bacon, Kathleen Lockhart, Gene Krupa, James Bell and Katharine Warren


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