Berry Kroeger (1912-91) got his acting start on radio as an announcer and actor, playing for a time “The Falcon” and “The Shadow.” He was discovered by filmmaker William Wellman while performing on Broadway and began appearing in films in 1948. Kroeger specialized in playing slimy bad guys in films like ACT OF VIOLENCE and GUN CRAZY. He also appeared in a small role as a village elder in Young Frankenstein (1974). He appeared in dozens of television programs, guest starring on shows such as “Get Smart” (as a character spoofing actor Sydney Greenstreet) and “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”

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