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|Born||January 16, 1903
|Died||December 20, 1992
Los Angeles, California
Peter Brocco (January 16, 1903 – December 20, 1992) was an American film and TV character actor for nearly 60 years.
He appeared as a criminal type in several episodes of Adventures of Superman. He holds the distinction of having been killed off in two of them, a relative rarity for villains in the series. In the first, The Secret of Superman, he deduces that Kent is Superman, but is killed in a police shootout soon after. In The Clown Who Cried, he falls off a building and Superman is unable to save him. He also appeared as "The Spector" in The Phantom Ring, where the criminals developed a machine that can make them invisible. Finally, in that episode, he survives, albeit rather banged up by Superman.
Brocco played Colonel Matterson, a patient suffering from dementia, in the Academy Award-winning One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975).
- Appointment with Murder (1948)
- Search for Danger (1949)
- The Twilight Zone, "The Four of Us Are Dying" (1959)
- One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
- Peter Brocco at the Internet Movie Database
- Peter Brocco at the Internet Broadway Database
- Peter Brocco at AllMovie
- Peter Brocco at Memory Alpha (a Star Trek wiki)
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