Walter Slezak, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Walter Slezak


Date of Birth: 03-May-1902

Place of Birth: Vienna, Austria

Date of Death: 21-Apr-1983

Profession: stage actor, television actor, film actor

Nationality: Austria

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Walter Slezak

  • Walter Slezak (German pronunciation: [?valt? 'sl?zak]; 3 May 1902 – 21 April 1983) was an Austrian-born character actor and singer who appeared in German films before migrating to the US in 1930 and featuring in numerous Hollywood productions.Slezak often portrayed villains or thugs, most notably the German U-boat captain in Alfred Hitchcock's film Lifeboat (1944), but occasionally he got to play lighter roles, as in The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962) and as a wandering gypsy in The Inspector General (1949).
  • He also played a cheerfully corrupt and philosophical private detective in the film noir Born to Kill (1947) and appeared as Squire Trelawney in Treasure Island (1972).

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