Elisha Cook Jr.

1903 - 1995

Elisha Cook Jr.

Elisha Vanslyck Cook Jr. (December 26, 1903 – May 18, 1995) was an American stage, film and television character actor who often specialized in roles as "cowardly villains and neurotics". He is perhaps best remembered for his portrayal of Wilmer in the 1941 version of The Maltese Falcon and the futile efforts made by his character to intimidate Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) in the film. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elisha Cook Jr. has received more than 486,032 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4,153rd most popular actor.

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  • 490k

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  • 43.13

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  • 19

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.98

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.41

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Elisha Cook Jr. ranks 4,120 out of 8,832Before him are Jane Curtin, Anton Lesser, Alun Armstrong, Judy Greer, Avery Brooks, and Sasha Mitchell. After him are Robert John Burke, Roy Kinnear, Polly Bergen, Saoirse Ronan, Cardi B, and Victor Varconi.

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Among people born in 1903, Elisha Cook Jr. ranks 197Before him are George Koltanowski, Earl Hines, Romeo Neri, Georges de Rham, Jeanette MacDonald, and Marshall Harvey Stone. After him are Daphne Akhurst, Vernon Duke, Helena Nordheim, Kenneth Clark, Morgan Taylor, and Wilfrid Hyde-White. Among people deceased in 1995, Elisha Cook Jr. ranks 190Before him are Nancy Kelly, Fred West, Vladislav Listyev, Frank Silva, David Wayne, and George Abbott. After him are George W. Romney, Phil Harris, Big John Studd, Priscilla Lane, Warren E. Burger, and Stephen Spender.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Elisha Cook Jr. ranks 6,292 out of 12,171Before him are Stephen Sommers (1962), Henry Halleck (1815), Judy Greer (1975), Dwyane Wade (1982), Avery Brooks (1948), and Ellsworth Vines (1911). After him are Robert John Burke (1960), Neal Morse (1960), Polly Bergen (1930), Saoirse Ronan (1994), Robert R. Livingston (null), and Roger Mahony (1936).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Elisha Cook Jr. ranks 2,013Before him are Alan Tudyk (1971), Harry Hamlin (1951), Dove Cameron (1996), Jane Curtin (1947), Judy Greer (1975), and Avery Brooks (1948). After him are Robert John Burke (1960), Polly Bergen (1930), Saoirse Ronan (1994), Cardi B (1992), Jerry O'Connell (1974), and Corey Feldman (1971).