Actor Fred Draper

Frederick Paul Draper II (September 2, 1923 – December 28, 1999) was an American film and television actor. He was roommates in New York City with Harry Mastrogeorge and John Cassavetes while attending The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York with Grace Kelly, Anne Bancroft and others. He graduated May 1, 1950. He appeared on numerous television programs and films.

Born in Chester, Pennsylvania, he appeared in four films directed by Cassavetes, Faces, Husbands, A Woman Under the Influence, and Opening Night. He also played different roles in six episodes of the Peter Falk detective series Columbo (viewable at The Museum of Television and Radio in Beverly Hills, California).


Year Title Role Notes
1957 M Squad Detective Lt. Wade Episode: “Street of Fear”
1958 The Adventures of Jim Bowie Wiley Baker Episode: “Charivari”
1963 A Child Is Waiting Dr. Sack Uncredited
1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre Mark’s Father Episode: “Kill Me on July 20th”
1966-1969 Peyton Place Bartender Fred 6 episodes, Uncredited
1968 Faces Freddie Draper
1970 Husbands: A Comedy About Life, Death and Freedom
1971-1976 Columbo Joseph / Swanny Swanson / David Morris / Lab Tech / Murcheson / Cab Driver 6 episodes
1974 Police Woman” Distinguished Guest Episode: “Seven Eleven”
1974 A Woman Under the Influence George Mortensen
1977 Future Cop” Lieutenant Commander Episode: “The Mad Mad Bomber”
1977 Opening Night Leo (final film role)


He retired to Rancho Cucamonga, California, where he died at age 76.[citation needed]

External Links

Actor Fred Draper – Wikipedia

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