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Also Known As: Barry Kroeger Died: January 4, 1991
Born: October 16, 1912 Cause of Death: kidney failure
Birth Place: Profession: actor

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Veteran character actor, often in villainous roles, who started his career in radio on such programs as "First Nighter," "Lux Radio Theater" and "The Mercury Theater." Spotted by director William Wellman while acting on Broadway in "Joan of Lorraine," Kroeger soon thereafter played a supporting role in Wellman's film "The Iron Curtain" (1948). Over the next three decades he performed in several dozen films as well as on stage and TV. Kroeger's flair for decadent leering and evil scowls often led to his being cast in schlock fare like "Chamber of Horrors" (1966) and "The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant" (1971). He is probably best remembered for his role as the sleazy Packett in Joseph H. Lewis' cult crime classic, "Gun Crazy" (1949).

Veteran character actor, often in villainous roles, who started his career in radio on such programs as "First Nighter," "Lux Radio Theater" and "The Mercury Theater." Spotted by director William Wellman while acting on Broadway in "Joan of Lorraine," Kroeger soon thereafter played a supporting role in Wellman's film "The Iron Curtain" (1948). Over the next three decades he performed in several dozen films as well as on stage and TV. Kroeger's flair for decadent leering and evil scowls often led to his being cast in schlock fare like "Chamber of Horrors" (1966) and "The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant" (1971). He is probably best remembered for his role as the sleazy Packett in Joseph H. Lewis' cult crime classic, "Gun Crazy" (1949).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Demon Seed (1977) Petrosian
2.
 Pets (1973)
3.
 The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant (1971) [Dr.] Max [Kroeger]
4.
 The Mephisto Waltz (1971) Raymont
5.
 The Seven Minutes (1971) Paul Van Fleet
6.
 The Wild Scene (1970) Tim
7.
 Nightmare in Wax (1969) Max Block [Black]
8.
 Chamber of Horrors (1966) Chun Sing
9.
 Youngblood Hawke (1964) Jock Maas
10.
 Woman Hunt (1962) Petrie/Osgood
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Acted on Broadway with Ingrid Bergman in "Joan of Lorraine" in the 1940s
1948:
Played first major film role in "The Iron Curtain"
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Signed contract with 20th Century-Fox in the late 1940s
1977:
Played last major film role in "The Demon Seed"
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wife:
Mary Agnes Kroeger. Survived him.

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