Tracey Walter

Tracey Walter (born November 25, 1947) is an American character actor. He has appeared in over 100 films and television shows. Walter was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, the son of a truck driver. He is known for his portrayal of "side-kicks" and "henchmen" such as Bob the Goon in Batman, Cookie in City Slickers, and Malak in Conan the Destroyer. He portrayed Frog Rothchild Jr. on the ABC sitcom Best of the West from 1981 to 1982. Walter has acted in six Jonathan Demme films: Something Wild (1986), Married to the Mob (1988), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Philadelphia (1993), Beloved (1998), and The Manchurian Candidate (2004). He has been directed by Danny DeVito in three films: Matilda (1996), Death to Smoochy (2002), and Duplex (2003). The two have acted together in nine films, the first being Goin' South in 1978. He acted with and was directed by Jack Nicholson in The Two Jakes (1990). He appeared in a small role with Clint Eastwood in the 1982 film Honkytonk Man and has coined the phrase "Right Cheer" (as in right here) while playing a service station attendant as well as "Make 'Em Bounce (as in happy) from the movie Raggedy Man".


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