Ralph Peters


Biography

Ralph Peters was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Peters's early acting career consisted of roles in various films, such as "Wanted By the Police" (1938), the Jack Randall western "Where the West Begins" (1938) and the Ken Maynard western "Flaming Lead" (1939). He also appeared in "Oklahoma Terror" (1939), the western "Riders of Black Mountain" (1940) with Tim McCoy a...

Biography

Ralph Peters was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Peters's early acting career consisted of roles in various films, such as "Wanted By the Police" (1938), the Jack Randall western "Where the West Begins" (1938) and the Ken Maynard western "Flaming Lead" (1939). He also appeared in "Oklahoma Terror" (1939), the western "Riders of Black Mountain" (1940) with Tim McCoy and "Death Rides the Range" (1940). He continued to act in productions like "You're Out of Luck" (1941), "My Kingdom For a Cook" (1943) and the mystery "Black Magic" (1944) with Sidney Toler. He also appeared in "Take It Big" (1944). Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in the crime picture "Dark City" (1950) with Charlton Heston, the western "Slaughter Trail" (1951) with Brian Donlevy and "The Racket" (1951) with Robert Mitchum. He also appeared in "The Sniper" (1952) and "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (1953). Peters was most recently credited in "The Future of War" (PBS, 2000-01). Peters passed away in April 1959 at the age of 57.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Badlands of Montana (1957)
Sammy Fielding
While the City Sleeps (1956)
Gerald Meade
Hollywood or Bust (1956)
Truck driver
The Fighting Chance (1955)
Burly man
3 Ring Circus (1955)
Chef
Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki (1955)
Barber
Destry (1955)
Bartender
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Passport official
Houdini (1953)
Prisoner
Stop, You're Killing Me (1953)
Stranger
Everything I Have Is Yours (1952)
Frank, electrician
The Girl in White (1952)
Mover
The Sniper (1952)
Police interlocuter
Rhythm Inn (1951)
Guitar
Gasoline Alley (1951)
Reddick
Sunny Side of the Street (1951)
Bruce
The Racket (1951)
Davis
Slaughter Trail (1951)
Matt McGroot, stagecoach driver
A Millionaire for Christy (1951)
Collector
Father of the Bride (1950)
Mover with marquee
Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)
Counterman
Riding High (1950)
Doorman, beer tavern
Let's Dance (1950)
Cab driver
Beyond the Purple Hills (1950)
Tim
The Yellow Cab Man (1950)
Pedestrian
Experiment Alcatraz (1950)
Bartender
Three Husbands (1950)
Policeman
Never a Dull Moment (1950)
Gabe
Beware of Blondie (1950)
Luke
Dark City (1950)
Proprietor
Sorrowful Jones (1949)
Cab driver
Chicago Deadline (1949)
Taxi driver
Little Women (1949)
Hackman
The Valiant Hombre (1949)
Sky Liner (1949)
Joe Kirk
Take One False Step (1949)
Portly man
Act of Violence (1949)
Tim, a bartender
Fighting Fools (1949)
Beef
If You Knew Susie (1948)
Mac
The Creeper (1948)
Porter
My Girl Tisa (1948)
Customer
Best Man Wins (1948)
Bookmaker
Hazard (1948)
Taxicab driver
An Act of Murder (1948)
Chef
One Touch of Venus (1948)
Taxi driver
The Babe Ruth Story (1948)
Turnkey
Killer McCoy (1947)
Gum chewing man
Ladies' Man (1947)
Policeman
Where There's Life (1947)
Policeman
Desert Fury (1947)
Pete, café owner
Trail to San Antone (1947)
Sam
Stork Bites Man (1947)
Morgan
It Had to Be You (1947)
Cab driver
The Man I Love (1947)
Taxi driver
Adventure (1946)
Joe
Rendezvous with Annie (1946)
Bachelor
Meet Me on Broadway (1946)
Bartender
Nobody Lives Forever (1946)
Windy Mather
The Dark Mirror (1946)
Dumb cop
Little Giant (1946)
Jim
Inside Job (1946)
Sauer
Canyon Passage (1946)
Stutchell
Bringing Up Father (1946)
Goofy
On Stage Everybody (1945)
Carter
Lady on a Train (1945)
Taxi driver
Nob Hill (1945)
Policeman
Honeymoon Ahead (1945)
Georgie
Hold That Blonde (1945)
Mr. Reddy
See My Lawyer (1945)
O'Brien
Radio Stars on Parade (1945)
Steve
Murder, He Says (1945)
Yokel
Incendiary Blonde (1945)
Member of orchestra
I Love a Soldier (1944)
Bartender
Cover Girl (1944)
Truckman
Twilight on the Prairie (1944)
Texas Bill
Slightly Terrific (1944)
Butch
One Body Too Many (1944)
Joe
Take It Big (1944)
House detective
Ghost Catchers (1944)
Mug
Music in Manhattan (1944)
Truck driver
Roger Touhy, Gangster (1944)
Clanahan
Standing Room Only (1944)
Counter man
Rosie, the Riveter (1944)
Willoughby
3 Is a Family (1944)
Moving man
King of the Cowboys (1943)
Governor's chauffeur
The Mantrap (1943)
Gas station attendant
Find the Blackmailer (1943)
Coleman
My Kingdom for a Cook (1943)
"Pretty Boy" Peterson
Good Morning, Judge (1943)
Harry Pollard
Shantytown (1943)
Henderson
It Ain't Hay (1943)
Man at microphone
Mountain Rhythm (1943)
Masseur
One Dangerous Night (1943)
House detective
Two Yanks in Trinidad (1942)
Sentry
Affairs of Jimmy Valentine (1942)
They All Kissed the Bride (1942)
Truck driver
The Big Street (1942)
Florist
True to the Army (1942)
Army truck driver
A Man's World (1942)
Vince Carrol
Shut My Big Mouth (1942)
Butch
Ball of Fire (1942)
Asthma Anderson
Joan of Ozark (1942)
Window cleaner
Bells of Capistrano (1942)
Jailor
The Talk of the Town (1942)
Moving man
You Were Never Lovelier (1942)
Chauffeur
I Married a Witch (1942)
2d prisoner
Maisie Gets Her Man (1942)
Indian, Eddie
A Night to Remember (1942)
Taxi driver
A Tragedy at Midnight (1942)
Policeman
The Old Homestead (1942)
Detective Cassidy
Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942)
Henchman
The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)
Taxi driver
Get Hep to Love (1942)
Taxi driver
Double Date (1941)
New York Town (1941)
Box office man
Pacific Blackout (1941)
First soldier at bombs
The People vs. Dr. Kildare (1941)
Bailey
Billy the Kid's Range War (1941)
Jailer
Two in a Taxi (1941)
Zazu
Sunset in Wyoming (1941)
Policeman at the jail
Across the Sierras (1941)
Hobie
You're Out of Luck (1941)
Mulligan
The Lone Rider Ambushed (1941)
Bartender [Gus]
You Belong to Me (1941)
Joseph
Outlaws of the Rio Grande (1941)
Monty
The Blonde from Singapore (1941)
Waiter
Raiders of the Desert (1941)
Slim
The Face Behind the Mask (1941)
Cook
Meet Boston Blackie (1941)
Cabby
Richest Man in Town (1941)
Townsman
Tight Shoes (1941)
Philly
Convicted Woman (1940)
Truck driver
The Lady in Question (1940)
Pedestrian
Laughing at Danger (1940)
Dugan
Ghost Valley Raiders (1940)
Deputy sheriff
Death Rides the Range (1940)
Panhandle
Riders of Black Mountain (1940)
Tombstone
Pioneers of the Frontier (1940)
Jack Harvey
Up in the Air (1940)
Delaney
Men Without Souls (1940)
2nd reporter
The Durango Kid (1940)
Taylor
Margie (1940)
Detective
Sandy Gets Her Man (1940)
Policeman
Son of Roaring Dan (1940)
Casey Waters
Blondie on a Budget (1940)
Bartender
Arizona (1940)
Bartender
The Lone Wolf Strikes (1940)
Missing Daughters (1939)
Waiter
Those High Grey Walls (1939)
Stiff-necked convict
Oklahoma Terror (1939)
Reb
Irish Luck (1939)
Rovin' Tumbleweeds (1939)
Satchel
Trigger Fingers (1939)
Mort
Flaming Lead (1939)
Panhandle
Six-Gun Rhythm (1939)
Spud Donovan
The Amazing Mr. Williams (1939)
Tobacco store proprietor
The Man from Sundown (1939)
Bradley
Cafe Hostess (1939)
Cab driver
Accidents Will Happen (1938)
Passenger
Outlaws of Sonora (1938)
Gabby
Wanted by the Police (1938)
Jess
Where the West Begins (1938)
Hawkins
Tough Kid (1938)
Blackie
Rough Riding Rhythm (1938)
Scrubby
Man's Country (1938)
Snappy
Call the Mesquiteers (1938)
The Great Gambini (1937)
Bartender
Swing It Professor (1937)
Beaver
She's No Lady (1937)
Headwaiter
Gun Grit (1936)

Cast (Special)

The Future of War (2000)

Cast (Short)

So You Want to Build a House (1948)
Trial by Trigger (1944)
Mr. Blabbermouth! (1942)

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Ball Of Fire (1942) - Shove In Your Clutch Sugarpuss (Barbara Stanwyck) briefed backstage by thugs Pastrami (Dan Duryea) and Asthma (Ralph Peters), all of them mistaking Professor Potts (Gary Cooper) for a lawman, in Howard Hawks' Ball Of Fire, 1942, from an original script by Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett.
Sniper, The (1952) - They Said I Was Looking In Their Windows Big set piece by director Edward Dmytryk, Ralph Peters the snarky cop at the podium as suspects John Pickard, Byron Foulger and Ralph Smiley are shredded, then Richard Kiley’s first scene as shrink Kent, discouraging chief cop Anderson (Frank Faylen) and Lt. Kafka (Adolphe Menjou) in The Sniper, 1952.
3 Ring Circus (1954) - Dig That Crazy Sawdust Out of the Army on the G-I Bill, Dean Martin as Pete is broke and tagging along with Jerry Lewis as “Jerome,” who has a gig as an apprentice lion tamer at a circus, meeting Zsa Zsa Gabor briefly, and getting in trouble, in the Paramount vehicle 3 Ring Circus, 1955.
Millionaire For Christy, A (1951) - The Death Of Your Uncle Opening with Eleanor Parker as the title character, wearing her beaver coat in the wrong season, Una Merkel her office buddy, Ralph Peters the repo-man and Douglas Dumbrille her boss, in the late-screwball comedy A Millionaire For Christy, 1951, co-starring Fred MacMurray.
Girl In White, The (1952) - She Needs A Real Doctor Thirty-something June Allyson, still expected to play a teen, in this case the subject of the bio-pic, pioneering New York doctor Emily Dunning Barringer, her mom falling ill, and Dr. Yeomans (Mildred Dunnock), loosely based on a real person, stepping up, opening The Girl In White, 1952.

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