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September 11, 1936 |
La Crosse, Wisconsin, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Joan Addis (1958 - ?)|
Charles Dierkop (born September 11, 1936) is an American character actor.
Dierkop was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and attended Aquinas High School in La Crosse. He was raised by his aunt and uncle after his father left when Dierkop was an infant and his mother "left home when he was still a tot".
Dierkop dropped out of high school after his junior year and enlisted in the U.S. Marines. He served in Korea after the Korean War had ended and returned from there when he was discharged at age 19. Upon his return, he lived with his mother in Philadelphia, and with the help of the G.I. Bill, he enrolled in the American Foundation of Dramatic Arts in Philadelphia.
He was cast in two George Roy Hill films, and played an outlaw both times — as "Flat Nose Curry" in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), he played a member of the Hole in the Wall Gang, and as "Floyd" in The Sting (1973), he acted as a bodyguard to Robert Shaw's New York gangster/griftee, Doyle Lonnegan. He is best known for playing Detective Pete Royster on the television series Police Woman between 1974 and 1978.
Dierkop married Joan Addis in 1958. They had a daughter and a son.
- Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961) - Pilot of the Seaview (uncredited)
- The Hustler (1961) - Pool Room Hood (uncredited)
- The Pawnbroker (1964) - Robinson
- Gunn (1967) - Lazlo Joyce
- The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967) - Salvanti
- The Sweet Ride (1968) - Mr. Clean
- The Thousand Plane Raid (1969) - Railla
- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) - Flat Nose Curry
- Pound (1970) - Airdale
- Angels Hard as They Come (1971) - General
- Night of the Cobra Woman (1972) - (uncredited)
- The Hot Box (1972) - Journalist Garcia / Major Dubay
- Messiah of Evil (1973) - Gas Attendant
- The Student Teachers (1973) - (uncredited)
- The Sting (1973) - Floyd - Bodyguard
- Captains Courageous (1977) - Tom Platt
- Star Virgin (1979) - Igor
- Texas Lightning (1981) - Walt
- Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) - Killer Santa
- The Fix (1985) - Hawkeye
- Savage Harbor (1987) - Boat Gunman
- Code Name Zebra (1987) - Crazy
- Banzai Runner (1987) - Traven
- Grotesque (1988) - Matson
- Messenger of Death (1988) - Orville Beecham
- Spies and Lovers (1989) - Biker Ben
- Blood Red (1989) - Cooper
- Liberty & Bash (1989) - Mr. B
- Eternity (1990) - Video Editor
- Nerds of a Feather (1990) - Biker Ben
- Under Crystal Lake (1990)
- Roots of Evil (1992) - Collins
- Maverick (1994) - Riverboat Poker Player (uncredited)
- Reverse Heaven (1994) - Bank Robber
- Too Fast Too Young (1996) - Businessman
- Merchants of Venus (1998) - Carl
- Invisible Dad (1998) - Mr. Weiderman
- Superguy: Behind the Cape (2000) - Sam Trent
- Murder on the Yellow Brick Road (2005) - Redwood
- Mystery Woman: Wild West Mystery (2006, TV Movie) - Zeke Foster
- Chinaman's Chance: America's Other Slaves (2008) - Dr. Sawyer
- Forget Me Not (2009) - Foreman Pete
- The Midnighters (2016) - Louie
- The Deerslayer (TV Film)
- MacGyver (1991) - Mo Nimitz
- Simon & Simon (1986-1988) - Al Pacheco / Jerry Sappman
- The Fall Guy (1983-1985) - Mack Doyle / Arden
- Matt Houston (1983-1984) - Viney / Choo Choo
- Fantasy Island (1980-1982) - Vinnie Avalon / Harry 'Weasel' Forbes
- CHiPs (1980) - Mouse
- Vega$ (1978) - Lenny
- Police Woman (1974-1978) - Det. Pete Royster
- Cannon (1971-1974) - Eddie Main / Keegan
- Police Story (1973-1974) - Royster / Dave Rawlins
- Kojak (1974) - DeLuca
- Gunsmoke (1966-1973) - Traphagen
- Mannix (1969-1973) - Frank / Makuta / John Marrish
- Kung Fu (1973) - Traphagen
- Alias Smith and Jones
- Bearcats! (1971) - Pistolero in episode 9, "Bitter Flats"
- The Naked City
- Mission: Impossible
- Love, American Style
- Land of the Giants
- The High Chaparral
- Star Trek: The Original Series— 1 episode:Wolf in the Fold
- The Andy Griffith Show
- The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
- Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
- Adam-12 — Season 1 episode 7
- Lienlokken, Marguerite (March 30, 1968). "Charles Dierkop, TV 'Baddie' Is Visiting His Hometown". The La Crosse Tribune. Wisconsin, La Crosse. p. 14. Retrieved August 2, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- Martin, Bob (April 18, 1976). "'Police Woman' actor finds dad--after 39 years". Independent Press-Telegram. California, Long Beach. p. 72. Retrieved August 3, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 844. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.
- Aquinas News, Aquinas High School, La Crosse, Wisconsin, September 18, 1975, vol. 45, no. 2, pg. 1, "Former Aquinite is TV Star". Article about Charles Dierkop.
- Aquinas News, Aquinas High School, La Crosse, Wisconsin, September 2, 1978, Special 50th Anniversary edition, pg. 12, "Former Aquinite has his name in lights", Sue Schmidt, class of 1978. Article about Charles Dierkop.
- Charles Dierkop on IMDb
- Charles Dierkop at AllMovie
- Charles Dierkoy [sic] at the University of Wisconsin's Actors Studio audio collection
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