David Bauer (actor)
6 March 1917|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||13 July 1973
|Cause of death||Heart attack|
|Occupation||Film, television actor|
|Spouse(s)||Stella Tanner (1960-1973) (his death) (1 child)|
He was chosen as the most promising actor at Washington University and his professional career began immediately after graduating. Plays in which he appeared included A Sound of Hunting, The Inspector General, Volpone, The Iceman Cometh and Children of Darkness. He appeared as Doc in the London stage production of West Side Story at Her Majesty's Theatre. Though born in the United States, he left his native country due to McCarthyism and settled in Britain.
He appeared in The Baron, The Champions (where he provided opening narration for each episode), The Avengers, Department S, Gideon's Way, Jason King, The Prisoner, The Protectors, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), The Saint, and Strange Report.
Ironically in light of his reasons for leaving the United States for Britain, "Living in Harmony", the episode of The Prisoner in which he appeared as The Judge/Number Two, was banned in the series' original run on American television, supposedly due to drug use but more likely because of the political commentary on the Vietnam War that could be read into the episode.
Bauer worked in Hollywood under the name David Wolfe until being blacklisted. As a result, the Internet Movie Database and other online sources confuse many of his film credits with those of another David Wolfe (1915-1994). The "David Wolfe" who appears in The Undercover Man, Where The Sidewalk Ends, Salt of the Earth. and other Hollywood films of the period is in fact David Bauer.
- Flat Two (1962) - Emil louba
- Live It Up! (1963) - Mark Watson
- Man in the Middle (1964) - Colonel Mayburt
- Walk a Tightrop (1964) - Ed
- The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965) - Young Judge (uncredited)
- The Double Man (1967) - Andrew Miller
- You Only Live Twice (1967) - American Diplomat (uncredited)
- Danger Route (1967) - Bennett
- Torture Garden (1967) - Mike Charles (segment 2 "Terror Over Hollywood")
- Dark of the Sun (1968) (UK title: The Mercenaries) - Adams
- Inspector Clouseau (1968) - Police Chief Geffrion
- Crooks and Coronets (1969) - Jack
- The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969) - Villac Umu
- Patton (1970) - Lieutenant General Harry Buford
- Fun and Games (1971) - Gribney
- Diamonds Are Forever (1971) - Morton Slumber
- Embassy (1972) - Kadish
- Endless Night (1972) - Uncle Frank
- Road Movie (1974) - Harry (final film role)