Skip Homeier

Skip Homeier

actor, director

Skip Homeier was born on Oct 05, 1930 in USA. Skip Homeier's big-screen debut came with Tomorrow, the World! directed by Leslie Fenton in 1944, strarring Emil Bruckner (as Skippy Homeier). Skip Homeier is known for Washington: Behind Closed Doors directed by Gary Nelson, Cliff Robertson stars as William Martin and Jason Robards as President Richard Monckton. The upcoming new movie Skip Homeier plays is The Wild Wild West Revisited which will be released on May 09, 1979.

A prolific young performer, child/juvenile Skippy Homeier was born George Vincent Homeier on October 5, 1930. Beginning on radio in his native Chicago at age six ("Portia Faces Life"), he came to films at age 14 with Les hommes de demain (1944), which was originally a 1943 Broadway drama starring Skippy, Ralph Bellamy and Shirley Booth. Recreating his role of Emil Bruchner, he received excellent reviews for his chilling portrayal of a callous Nazi youth this time opposite Fredric March and Betty Field.The fair, oval-faced, tousled-haired blond remained an often troublesome, unsympathetic teen in post-war films such as Boys' Ranch (1946) as an incorrigible character named "Knuckles," but he also displayed his charms with his jitterbugging title teen in Arthur Takes Over (1948) and likable young character in Mickey (1948).Growing into adult roles (now billed as Skip Homeier or G.V. Homeier), he continued at a more menacing pace in movie westerns and crime dramas, notably Okinawa : Le Verdun du Pacifique (1951), La cible humaine (1950) (as Gregory Peck's nemesis), La vengeance de Scarface (1954) (as an albino hit man), L'inconnu du ranch (1956) and L'homme de l'Arizona (1957).As Homeier's film career began to bog down in the late 1950's, he turned more and more to TV parts playing a few good guys at times just as a change of pace. In addition to a number of guest roles in such anthology series such as "Schlitz Playhouse," "Playhouse 90," "Zane Grey Theatre," "The Alcoa Hour," "Lux Video Theatre," "Armstrong Theatre," "Robert Montgomery Presents" and "Studio One in Hollywood" and "Science Fiction Theatre," Skip starred in a brief TV series as Dan Raven (1960).Skip went on to appear in a host of guest roles on such 60's series as "Wanted: Dead or Alive," "The Millionaire," "The Loretta Young Show," "The Deputy," "The Rifleman," "The Defenders," "The Addams Family," "The Virginian," "Branded," "Perry Mason," "Burke's Law," "Combat!," "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea," "Bonanza," "Star Trek," "Lassie," "The Wonderful World of Disney," "Mannix" and "Mission: Impossible." A few film roles did come his way co-starring with Beverly Garland in the chiller Stark Fear (1962), and supporting Audie Murphy in the westerns Le collier de fer (1963) and La patrouille de la violence (1964) and Don Knotts in the slapstick comedy The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)The remainder of Skip's career stuck closely to TV. He had a regular role as a doctor in the drama series The Interns (1970), and was a continuing guest star on a host of popular TV programs such as "Owen Marshall," "Police Woman, "The Blue Knight," "The Streets of San Francisco," "The Six Million Dollar Man," "The Bionic Woman," "Barnaby Jones," "Fantasy Island" and "Quincy." TV-movies and mini-series work included Ce cher disparu (1972), Voyage of the Yes (1973), Helter Skelter (1976), Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977) and Le retour des Mystères de l'Ouest (1979).Skip phased out his career and retired completely following a featured role in the western film Showdown at Eagle Gap (1982). Little was heard from him until his death on June 25, 2017 at the age of 86 from spinal myelopathy in Indian Wells, California. He was survived by his second wife, former actress Della Sharman and two sons from his first marriage.

  • Birthday

    Oct 05, 1930
  • Place of Birth

    Chicago, Illinois, USA

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