Paul Genge

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Paul Morgan Genge (29 March 1913 Brooklyn, New York – 13 May 1988 Los Angeles, California) was an actor from the 1950s through to the late 1970s.[1] Genge is most famous for his role as the shotgun toting gray-haired mob hitman 'Mike' in the 1968 film Bullitt (his character is the passenger in the black 1968 Dodge Charger during the famous car chase that goes out of control and causes his death and the driver's). Other film roles include that of a payoff man in The Outfit (1973), a California Highway Patrol officer in 1967's Hot Rods to Hell, Whitey, a communist suspect in The FBI Story (1959) and Lieutenant Hagerman in North By Northwest (1959). He also appeared on many television shows from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.[2] He played in four episodes of Perry Mason, starring Raymond Burr; in three of the roles he played a law-enforcement officer, such as San Francisco Inspector Wade in "The Case of the Poison Pen Pal" in 1962. In his final appearance in 1966 he played Bud in "The Case of the Sausalito Sunrise." Ironically, in that episode he and his comrade, in attempting to hijack goods from a truck driven by Paul Drake, are killed when their car loses control and rolls down the cliff, somewhat similar to the chase scene in Bullitt.