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  1. Robert J. Wilke, Actor: The Magnificent Seven. Prolific American character actor of primarily villainous roles. The son of German parents, Cincinnati feed-store manager August Wilke and his wife Rose, Robert Joseph Wilke grew up in Cincinnati. He worked as a lifeguard at a Miami, Florida, hotel, where he made contacts in the film business. He was able to obtain work as a stuntman and continued ...

  2. Mini Bio (1) Prolific American character actor of primarily villainous roles. The son of German parents, Cincinnati feed-store manager August Wilke and his wife Rose, Robert Joseph Wilke grew up in Cincinnati. He worked as a lifeguard at a Miami, Florida, hotel, where he made contacts in the film business.

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    • May 18, 1914 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
  3. Occupation. Actor. Years active. 1936–1981. Spouse (s) Patricia Wilke. Children. 1. Robert J. Wilke (May 18, 1914 – March 28, 1989) was an American film and television actor noted primarily for his roles as villains, mostly in Westerns .

  4. Actor. A prolific American film and television actor noted primarily for his roles as villains, mostly in Westerns. He started as a stuntman in the 1930s and his first appearance on screen was in San Francisco (1936). He soon began to acquire regular character parts, mainly as a heavy, and made his mark when, along...

    • Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
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  5. Robert J. Wilke appeared in six episodes of The Rifleman ― The Marshal as Florry Sheldon, he was one of the Sheldon brothers who wanted to kill Micah ― The Pet as the heavy Haskins, the dude who killed Flecker. Wilke was a star left half-back for the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

  6. Robert J. Wilke's first taste of popularity came while he was performing with a high-dive act at the 1933 World's Fair in Chicago. Encouraged to give Hollywood a try, Wilke entered films as a stunt man and bit player in 1936. He spent most of his movie career in Westerns like High Noon (1952), Arrowhead (1953), The Lone Ranger (1955),...

    • January 1, 1914
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