Skip Homeier


Skip Homeier

Biography

Prolific Golden Age actor Skip Homeier started his career at the age of six, when he lent his high-pitched vocals to the radio soap opera "Portia Faces Life." By 14 he was on Broadway, starring in "Tomorrow the World," a play about a Nazi-influenced German boy who is brought to the United States after the death of his parents. He earned acclaim for his harrowing portrayal of the deranged...

Biography

Prolific Golden Age actor Skip Homeier started his career at the age of six, when he lent his high-pitched vocals to the radio soap opera "Portia Faces Life." By 14 he was on Broadway, starring in "Tomorrow the World," a play about a Nazi-influenced German boy who is brought to the United States after the death of his parents. He earned acclaim for his harrowing portrayal of the deranged orphan and reprised the role in the 1944 film adaptation, leading to a string of performances as troubled adolescents. He made the transition from child actor to grown supporting player with ease, staying within his niche as a bad boy in such films as the Jack Palance World War II drama "Halls of Montezuma" and the family-feud Western "Day of the Bad Man." As the decades wore on, Homeier grew tired of playing villains and sought out hero roles in television, which he rarely acquired. He is well remembered by "Star Trek" fans as both the Nazi Deputy F├╝hrer Melakon and the insane and large-lobed Tiburonian, Doctor Sevrin. After more than 130 appearances in film and television and nearly 40 years in the business, Homeier retired from screen acting in 1982, making his final appearance in a one-off role on the crime-solving coroner drama, "Quincy M.E."

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

The Wild Wild West Revisited (1979)
Joseph
Overboard (1978)
Dr Medlow
The Greatest (1977)
Starbird and Sweet William (1976)
The Voyage of the Yes (1973)
Two For the Money (1972)
Doctor
Tiger by the Tail (1970)
Deputy Sheriff Laswell
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)
Ollie
Bullet for a Badman (1964)
Pink
Showdown (1963)
Caslon
Stark Fear (1963)
Gerald Winslow
Comanche Station (1960)
Frank
Plunderers of Painted Flats (1959)
Joe Martin
Day of the Bad Man (1958)
Howard Hayes
The Tall T (1957)
Billy Jack
No Road Back (1957)
John Railton
The Burning Hills (1956)
Jack Sutton
Dakota Incident (1956)
Frank Banner
Between Heaven and Hell (1956)
Swanson
Thunder over Arizona (1956)
Tim Mallory
Stranger at My Door (1956)
Clay Anderson
Ten Wanted Men (1955)
Howie Stewart
The Road to Denver (1955)
Sam Mayhew, also known as Tom Blackwell
At Gunpoint (1955)
Bob Dennis
Beachhead (1954)
Reynolds
Black Widow (1954)
John Amberly
Dawn at Socorro (1954)
Buddy Ferris
The Lone Gun (1954)
Cass Downing
Cry Vengeance (1954)
Roxey
The Last Posse (1953)
Art Romer
Sailor Beware (1952)
Mac
Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952)
Carl Pennock
Sealed Cargo (1951)
Steve
Fixed Bayonets! (1951)
Whitey
Halls of Montezuma (1951)
Pretty boy
The Gunfighter (1950)
Hunt Bromley
The Big Cat (1949)
Jim [Hawks]
Arthur Takes Over (1948)
Arthur Bixby
Mickey (1948)
Hank Evans
Boys' Ranch (1946)
Skippy
Tomorrow, the World! (1944)
Emil Bruckner

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977)
Helter Skelter (1976)
Judge Charles H Older

Life Events

Bibliography