Bert Kramer

Bert Kramer (October 10, 1934 June 20, 2001) was an American actor, who was born in San Diego. He appeared in many different television shows including Kojak, The Bionic Woman, The Rockford Files, Dallas, Dynasty and Matlock.

Bert Kramer
Bert Kramer (center) with The Fitzpatricks co-stars Clark Brandon and Jimmy McNichol
Born(1934-10-10)October 10, 1934
DiedJune 20, 2001(2001-06-20) (aged 66)
OccupationActor
Years active1966–2001

He is probably best known for playing Alex Wheeler on the soap opera Texas, a role he played from 1980 to 1981. He also portrayed the same character on Texas's parent show Another World for a short time in 1980.

Prior to his role of Alex Wheeler, he played blue collar patriarch, Mike Fitzpatrick on the 1977 short-lived drama series, The Fitzpatricks, which also starred Clark Brandon, Jimmy McNichol and Helen Hunt. From 1984 to 1985, he played the role of Brent Davis on The Young and the Restless.

In 1986, he starred in a Garry Marshall financed teleplay called Four Stars, alongside actress Julie Paris. The film was directed by Happy Days actress and talent manager Lynda Goodfriend. During this period, he made a number of national television commercials, including a "Good to the Last Drop" Maxwell House spot. He voiced a goblin in the film Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland in 1992.

Death

Kramer died of melanoma in Los Angeles on June 20, 2001, at the age of 66.[1]

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1972Lady Sings the BluesThe Policeman
1974EarthquakePolicemanUncredited
1978Moment by MomentStu
1981Bloody BirthdaySherriff James Brody
1985Thunder AlleyRichie's Father
1989Little Nemo: Adventures in SlumberlandGoblin GeneralVoice
1991Rover DangerfieldMaxVoice
1993Broken Trust
1995Tall TaleBronson
1996Street Corner JusticeMartin Hayworth
1997VolcanoL.A. Fire Chief
2000StarforceCouncil Leader
2000Between Christmas and New Year'sHoward
2001Boys to MenJoseph(segment "The Confession"), (final film role)

References

  1. Writer, From a Times Staff (3 July 2001). "Bert Kramer; Actor in TV and on L.A. Stage" via LA Times.
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