Peter Brocco

Peter Brocco


Also Known As
Peter Andersen
Birth Place
Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
January 16, 1903
December 20, 1992
Cause of Death
Heart Attack


Veteran character player whose career has spanned over 40 years. Brocco made his first feature appearance in John Sturges' "Alias Mr. Twilight" (1946). He went on to appear in a slew of TV-movies and series including several "Twilight Zone" episodes, "Star Trek," "Alias Smith and Jones" (1971), "The Winds of War" (1983) and Danny DeVito's "The Ratings Game" (1984). Among Brocco's more si...


Veteran character player whose career has spanned over 40 years. Brocco made his first feature appearance in John Sturges' "Alias Mr. Twilight" (1946). He went on to appear in a slew of TV-movies and series including several "Twilight Zone" episodes, "Star Trek," "Alias Smith and Jones" (1971), "The Winds of War" (1983) and Danny DeVito's "The Ratings Game" (1984). Among Brocco's more significant film credits are Fritz Lang's "House By the River" (1950), Stanley Kubrick's "Spartacus" (1960), "Our Man Flint" (1966), Milos Forman's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Next" (1975) and Danny DeVito's "The War of the Roses" (1989) which marked the end of a long and distinguished career.



Cast (Feature Film)

The War of the Roses (1989)
Laguna Heat (1987)
Throw Momma From The Train (1987)
The Ratings Game (1984)
Twilight Zone--The Movie (1983)
Night Partners (1983)
A Time for Dying (1982)
Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979)
The One And Only (1978)
Raid On Entebbe (1977)
Scott Free (1976)
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
The Family Kovack (1974)
Mr Manzak
Homebodies (1974)
Mr Blakely
Jarrett (1973)
Fuzz (1972)
Man with garbage
No Place to Run (1972)
What's the Matter with Helen? (1971)
Wizened old man
Johnny Got His Gun (1971)
Ancient prelate
Alias Smith and Jones (1971)
The Priest Killer (1971)
Father Miles
A Time For Dying (1971)
Some Kind of a Nut (1969)
Mr. Suzumi
Gaily, Gaily (1969)
Then Came Bronson (1969)
Railroad Clerk
Games (1967)
Enter Laughing (1967)
Lawyer Peabody
The Russians Are Coming The Russians Are Coming (1966)
Reverend Hawthorne
Our Man Flint (1966)
Dr. Wu
Dark Intruder (1965)
Chi Zang
The Pleasure Seekers (1964)
The Balcony (1963)
The Three Stooges in Orbit (1962)
Dr. Appleby
A Public Affair (1962)
Leonard Lohman
The Interns (1962)
Fear No More (1961)
Steve Cresca
Underworld U. S. A. (1961)
Vic Farrar
Spartacus (1960)
Elmer Gantry (1960)
Let No Man Write My Epitaph (1960)
Salesman at florist shop
Hot Blood (1956)
He Laughed Last (1956)
Al Fusary
Diane (1956)
Court painter
Stranger at My Door (1956)
The Racers (1955)
The Silver Chalice (1955)
Stall keeper
Wyoming Renegades (1955)
I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955)
Rogue Cop (1954)
[George] Wrinkles Fallon
The Atomic Kid (1954)
Mr. Mosley
Tobor the Great (1954)
Dr. Gustav
Duffy of San Quentin (1954)
El Alamein (1954)
The Story of Three Loves (1953)
The Desert Song (1953)
Old refugee
Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation (1953)
Adolph Wade
Bandits of Corsica (1953)
The Ring (1952)
Barney Williams
Cripple Creek (1952)
Harem Girl (1952)
Woman in the Dark (1952)
Nick Petzick
Young Man With Ideas (1952)
Head waiter
Mutiny (1952)
Actor's Blood and Woman of Sin (1952)
Mr. [Frederick] Herbert
The Prisoner of Zenda (1952)
Holiday for Sinners (1952)
Radar Men From the Moon (1952)
His Kind of Woman (1951)
Short and thin
The Fat Man (1951)
Too Young to Kiss (1951)
The Great Caruso (1951)
Father Bronzetti
Belle Le Grand (1951)
Roadblock (1951)
Bank heist man
Sirocco (1951)
Hollywood Story (1951)
The Whip Hand (1951)
Nate Garr
The Tall Target (1951)
Drums in the Deep South (1951)
Union corporal
Francis Goes to the Races (1951)
Dr. Marberry
Flame of Stamboul (1951)
Sadik Raschin
Chain of Circumstance (1951)
Key to the City (1950)
The Gunfighter (1950)
Card player
The Breaking Point (1950)
Three Secrets (1950)
Black Hand (1950)
Roberto Columbo
Jolson Sings Again (1950)
Captain of waiters
House by the River (1950)
Gunmen of Abilene (1950)
Henry Turner
Champagne for Caesar (1950)
Fortune teller
Peggy (1950)
Mr. Winters
The Killer That Stalked New York (1950)
Broken Arrow (1950)
Post Office Investigator (1949)
Bruno Antista
The Reckless Moment (1949)
Law of the Barbary Coast (1949)
Search for Danger (1949)
Morris Jason
Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture (1949)
Susanna Pass (1949)
Flaming Fury (1949)
E. V. Wessman
The Undercover Man (1949)
Tension (1949)
Miss Grant Takes Richmond (1949)
Prison Warden (1949)
The Lady Gambles (1949)
The Argyle Secrets (1948)
The Gallant Blade (1948)
Sgt. Jacques
Appointment with Murder (1948)
Giuseppe Donatti
The Countess of Monte Cristo (1948)
Hotel desk clerk
The Vicious Circle (1948)
Dr. Samosch
The Saxon Charm (1948)
Cyril Leatham
The Lone Wolf in Mexico (1947)
The Swordsman (1947)
The Return of Monte Cristo (1946)
Alias Mr. Twilight (1946)
Brick Robey
Stand by All Networks (1942)
Cab driver

Cast (Special)

The Red Room Riddle (1983)
The Rainbow Girl (1982)
Another Part of the Forest (1972)
The Shameful Secrets of Hastings Corners (1970)
Brett Fandango; Pa'S Son

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

The Winds of War (1983)

Life Events


Feature acting debut "Alias Mr. Twilight"


TV acting debut in the series, "Commando Cody"


Final film appearance in "The War of the Roses"


Final TV performance in an episode of "Max Monroe: Loose Cannon"


Movie Clip

Underworld U.S.A. -- (Movie Clip) Meet Your Maker Tolly, now grown up to be Cliff Robertson, and in jail for 13 years since the murder of his career criminal father, donates blood in order to meet the prison doctor (Henry Norell), just to get at one of his dad's killers, Farrar (Peter Brocco), in writer-producer-director Samuel Fuller's Underworld U.S.A., 1961.
Spartacus (1960) -- (Movie Clip) Have We Learned Nothing? Producer and title character Kirk Douglas is disgusted with his fellow slave gladiators, making their former masters fight after their rebellion, confronting colleague Crixus (John Ireland), looking to inspire action against Rome, planning to find some ships, in Stanley Kubrick’s Spartacus, 1960.
Roadblock (1951) -- (Movie Clip) I Didn't See A Thing The crystalline, clever opening, from the screenplay credited to Steve Fisher and George Bricker from a story by Richard Landau and Daniel Mainwaring, Charles McGraw holds the gun, worrying Peter Brocco, with Louis-Jean Heydt, direction by Harold Daniels, in Roadblock, 1951.
Black Hand (1950) -- (Movie Clip) Old World Terror Richard Thorpe directs, in a style that might be compared to Francis Coppola's, the opening in Little Italy of MGM's noir-ish Mafia drama Black Hand, 1950, Peter Brocco a soon-to-be-martyred lawyer, Eleonora Mendelssohn his wife, and Raymond Malkin the son who will grow up to be Gene Kelly.
Narrow Margin, The (1952) -- (Movie Clip) Don't Take Too Long Detective Brown (Charles McGraw) gets a detailed pitch and some sample cash from gangster Yost (Peter Brocco) while the witness (Marie Windsor) sweats, in Richard Fleischer's The Narrow Margin, 1952.
Underworld U.S.A. -- (Movie Clip) Who's The Guy? Banged-up teen hoodlum Tolly (David Kent) with barkeeper friend Sandy (Beatrice Kay) on New Years Eve, then witnessing the central crime, early in writer-producer-director Samuel Fuller's Underworld U.S.A., 1961.


Gaily, Gaily - (Original Trailer) Beau Bridges plays a young man coming of age in corrupt 1910's Chicago in Gaily, Gaily (1969) based on a novel by Ben Hecht (The Front Page).
Racers, The - (Textless Trailer) A man (Kirk Douglas) alienates everyone around him on his goal to become a world-famous race car driver in The Racers (1955).
Sirocco - (Original Trailer) Humphrey Bogart is back in another North African city full of intrigue, Sirocco (1951) co-starring Lee J. Cobb and Zero Mostel.
Prisoner of Zenda, The (1952) - (Original Trailer) An Englishman who resembles the king of a small European nation gets mixed up in palace intrigue when his look-alike is kidnapped in The Prisoner of Zenda (1952), starring Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr and James Mason.
Our Man Flint - (Original Trailer) When scientists use eco-terrorism to impose their will on the world, top agent Derek Flint (James Coburn) is called in Our Man Flint (1966).
Underworld U.S.A. - (Original Trailer) Cliff Robertson plays the police against the mob to bust open Underworld U.S.A. (1961) directed by Samuel Fuller.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - (Original Trailer) A small-time criminal (Jack Nicholson) fakes insanity in hopes of doing easy time in a mental hospital in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975).
Story Of Three Loves, The - (Original Trailer) A all-star cast on an ocean liner finding and remembering love in The Story Of Three Loves (1953).
Tension - (Original Trailer) A man (Richard Basehart) who had planned to murder his wife's lover becomes the prime suspect when somebody beats him to it in Tension (1949), directed by John Berry, co-starring Audrey Totter.
Rogue Cop - (Original Trailer) Robert Taylor got his first bad-guy role in Rogue Cop (1954) as a corrupt policeman whose brother is targeted by the mob.
Too Young To Kiss - (Original Trailer) A grown woman (June Allyson) poses as a child prodigy to advance her career as a concert pianist in Too Young To Kiss (1951).
Miss Grant Takes Richmond -- (Re-issue Trailer) William Holden hires Lucille Ball as a secretary, thinking she's too daffy to discover he's a bookie.