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Berry Kroeger

Berry Kroeger

Show Count: 50
Series Count: 7
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Born: October 16, 1912
Old Time Radio, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Died: January 4, 1991, Los Angeles, California, USA
An American film, television, and stage actor.

Born in San Antonio, Texas, Kroeger got his acting start on radio as an announcer and actor, playing for a time The Falcon in the radio series and The Shadow. Kroeger was a regular as Sam Williams on the radio daytime drama Young Doctor Malone. He was discovered by filmmaker William Wellman while performing on Broadway and began appearing in films in 1948 with his role in The Iron Curtain.

Kroeger specialized in playing slimy bad guys in films like Act of Violence (1948) and The Iron Curtain (1948), a crooked lawyer in Cry of the City (1948) and a heavy in Joseph H. Lewis' cult crime classic, Gun Crazy (1949). His flair for decadent leering and evil scowls often led to his being cast in "schlock fare" like, 1966's Chamber of Horrors and 1971's The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant. He appeared in a small role as a village elder in Young Frankenstein (1974).

He appeared in dozens of television programs. He guest starred on seven episodes of Perry Mason, including murderer Edgar Whitehead in the 1961 episode, "The Case of the Blind Man's Bluff," and murder victim Kirk Cameron in the 1964 episode, "The Case of the Illicit Illusion." He also appeared in shows such as Hawaiian EyeGet Smart (as a character spoofing actor Sydney Greenstreet) and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.. His last major film role was in 1977's The Demon Seed.

On Broadway, Kroeger portrayed the High Lama in the ill-fated 1956 musical adaptation of Lost Horizon entitled Shangri-La.

On January 4, 1991, Berry Kroeger died of kidney failure.


Source: Wikipedia

CBS Radio Mystery TheaterCBS Radio Mystery Theater
Show Count: 1462
Broadcast History: 6 January 1974 to 31 December 1982
Cast: Leon Janney, Evie Juster, Ralph Bell, Jackson Beck, Teri Keane, Mason Adams, Roger DeKoven, Robert Dryden, Bryna Raeburn, Joseph Julian, Ian Martin, Mary Jane Higby, William Redfield, Mandel Kramer, Paul McGrath, Amzie Strickland, Joan Lorring, Joan Banks, Elspeth Eric, Santos Ortega, Arnold Moss, Grace Matthews, Bret Morrison, Berry Kroeger, Jim Jordan, Les Tremayne
Director: Himan Brown
Producer: Himan Brown
Host: E G Marshall, Tammy Grimes
CBS Radio Mystery Theater wasn't initiated until the 1970's – long after so many radio broadcasts had failed in the intense competition with television.
Broadcast: 3rd May 1959
Added: Jun 04 2011
Broadcast: 23rd April 1949
Added: Feb 27 2006
Broadcast: 31st October 1949
Added: Jun 13 2001
Broadcast: May 22, 1945
Added: May 31 2013
Broadcast: 10th September 1950
Added: Sep 10 2006
Broadcast: March 4, 1951
Added: May 03 2010
Broadcast: 17th October 1949
Added: Sep 25 2005
Broadcast: 20th July 1959
Starring: Berry Kroeger
Added: Apr 25 2004
Broadcast: 20th July 1958
Added: Jun 18 2011
Broadcast: 17th April 1945
Starring: Berry Kroeger
Added: Jan 07 2005
Broadcast: 14th October 1948
Added: Jan 10 2009
Broadcast: 29th May 1945
Added: Jun 13 2001
Broadcast: 23rd November 1958
Added: Nov 25 2011
Broadcast: 25th January 1956
Added: Jan 16 2006
Broadcast: 23rd September 1942
Starring: Berry Kroeger
Added: Sep 05 2004
Broadcast: 8th November 1949
Added: Jun 08 2012
Broadcast: 24th June 1948
Added: Jun 25 2005
Broadcast: 7th January 1951
Added: Jul 12 2011
Broadcast: 20th March 1948
Added: Mar 20 2008
Broadcast: 19th October 1956
Added: Nov 18 2008
Broadcast: 19th January 1949
Added: Jan 20 2008