October 23, 1914|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Died||August 20, 1986
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Yvonne Brooke (?-1986) (his death) (2 children)|
Walter Brooke (October 23, 1914 – August 20, 1986) was an American actor. Brooke is best known for playing Mr. McGuire in the 1967 hit film The Graduate, where his character famously said "Plastics".
He is also remembered for playing district attorney Frank Scanlon in the television series The Green Hornet. Brooke also played several Naval officers a few times in the series McHale's Navy and an unnamed District Attorney in two episodes of Perry Mason: "The Case of the Floating Stones" in 1963, and "The Case of the Wrathful Wraith" in 1965. Brooke appeared on stage in the 1957 production of Hide and Seek at the Shubert Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Walter Brooke died from emphysema on August 20, 1986, aged 71. He was survived by his spouse Yvonne Brooke, and a son and a daughter.
- They Died with Their Boots On (1941) - Cadet Rosser (uncredited)
- All Through the Night (1941) - Reporter (uncredited)
- You're in the Army Now (1941) - Clerk (uncredited)
- Captains of the Clouds (1942) - Duty Officer (uncredited)
- Bullet Scars (1942) - Trooper Walter Leary
- The Male Animal (1942) - Reporter (uncredited)
- Murder in the Big House (1942) - Reporter (uncredited)
- In This Our Life (1942) - Cab Driver (uncredited)
- Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) - Reporter (uncredited)
- The Gay Sisters (1942) - Reporter (uncredited)
- Desperate Journey (1942) - Flight Sgt. Warwick (uncredited)
- The Iron Major (1943) - Lieutenant Stone (uncredited)
- C-Man (1949) - Joe (uncredited)
- Conquest of Space (1955) - Gen. Samuel T. Merritt
- The Party Crashers (1958) - Mr. Webster
- Bloodlust! (1961) - Dean Gerrard
- The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962) - The Mayor ('The Cobbler and the Elves')
- Where Love Has Gone (1964) - Banker (uncredited)
- The Graduate (1967) - Mr. McGuire
- Yours, Mine and Ours (1968) - Howard Beardsley
- How Sweet It Is! (1968) - Haskell Wax
- Daddy's Gone A-Hunting (1969) - Jerry Wolfe
- Marooned (1969) - Network Commentator
- Zig Zag (1970) - Adam Mercer
- The Landlord (1970) - Mr. Enders
- Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) - Captain Theodore Wilkinson
- Lawman (1971) - Luther Harris
- The Andromeda Strain (1971) - Assistant to Cabinet Secretary (uncredited)
- The Mephisto Waltz (1971) - Party Guest (uncredited)
- The Return of Count Yorga (1971) - Bill Nelson
- One Little Indian (1973) - The Doctor
- Executive Action (1973) - Smythe
- Harrad Summer (1974) - Sam Grove
- Framed (1975) - Sen. Tatum
- The Other Side of the Mountain (1975) - Dean
- The Big Bus (1976) - Mr. Ames
- St. Ives (1976) - Mickey
- Fun with Dick and Jane (1977) - Mr. Weeks
- Black Sunday (1977) - Fowler
- Beyond Reason (1977) - Dr. Grovenor
- North Dallas Forty (1979) - Doctor
- The Nude Bomb (1980) - American Ambassador
- Separate Ways (1981) - Lawrence Stevens
- Prince of the City (1981) - Judge (uncredited)
- Jagged Edge (1985) - Duane Bendix
- NPR : The Graduate, Present at the Creation
- "Classic TV Shows – Green Hornet, Van Williams, Bruce Lee". Fifities Web. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
- Associated Press (August 24, 1986). "Walter Brooke Is Dead at 71; A Stage, Movie and TV Actor". The New York Times. Retrieved May 20, 2016.
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