Alfred Drake

Actor, Soundtrack

Actor, Soundtrack


One of Broadway's most venerable, respected musical leading men, Alfred Drake created the male leads in "Oklahoma!" (1943), "Kiss Me Kate" (1949) and "Kismet" (1953). Sadly, he re-created none of these roles on screen. Very much a man of his beloved live theater, he never did go to Hollywood, except for the starring role in "Tars and Spars" (1946)...
Birth date
1914-10-07
Death date
1992-07-25

Known For


Trading Places
Trading Places
President of Exchange (1983)
Hamlet
Hamlet
Claudius (1964)
Play of the Week
Play of the Week
Mosca, Volpone's servant (1960)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
ActorThe Life & Adventures of Santa Claus
(TV Movie) The Great Ak (voice)
1985
ActorSpenser: For Hire
(TV Series) Roman St. George - Autumn Thieves (1985) ... Roman St. George
1985
ActorTrading Places
President of Exchange
1983
ActorThe Edge of Night
(TV Series) Dwight Endicott - Episode #1.6792 (1982) ... Dwight Endicott - Episode #1.6791 (1982) ... Dwight Endicott - Episode #1.6789 (1982) ... Dwight Endicott - Episode #1.6788 (1982) ... Dwight Endicott (credit only) - Episode #1.6787 (1982) ... Dwight Endicott Show all 30 episodes
1982
ActorThe Wide World of Mystery
(TV Series) Fred Carter - Visit from a Dead Man (1975) ... Fred Carter
1975
ActorHamlet
Claudius
1964/I
ActorThe DuPont Show of the Week
(TV Series) Loui Zakin - The Legend of Lylah Clare (1963) ... Loui Zakin
1963
ActorThe Ed Sullivan Show
(TV Series) Singer - Episode #14.24 (1961) ... Singer - Episode #14.12 (1960) ... Singer
1960-1961
ActorPlay of the Week
(TV Series) Mosca, Volpone's servant - Volpone (1960) ... Mosca, Volpone's servant
1960
ActorThe Voice of Firestone
(TV Series) - From Oklahoma to Music Man (1959)
1959
ActorKiss Me, Kate
(TV Movie) Frederick Graham (Petruchio)
1958
ActorThe Yeomen of the Guard
(TV Movie) Jack Point
1957
ActorThe Alcoa Hour
(TV Series) King - Key Largo (1956) ... King
1956
ActorThe Adventures of Marco Polo
(TV Movie) Marco Polo
1956
ActorMax Liebman Presents: Naughty Marietta
(TV Movie) Capt. Dick Warrington
1955
ActorCameo Theatre
(TV Series) - Dark of the Moon (1952)
1952
ActorCelanese Theatre
(TV Series) George Simon - Counsellor-at-Law (1951) ... George Simon
1951
ActorSomerset Maugham TV Theatre
(TV Series) - The French Governor (1951)
1951
ActorThe Billy Rose Show
(TV Series) - If You're an Actor--Act! (1950)
1950
ActorThe Philco Television Playhouse
(TV Series) Captain Brown - Quality Street (1949) ... Captain Brown
1949
ActorTars and Spars
Howard Young
1946
RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackBrows Held High
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - 10 Things I Hate About You (2014) ... (performer: "Kiss Me Kate")
2014
SoundtrackThe 25th Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) (performer: "Where Is the Life That Late I Led?", "The Olive Tree")
1971
SoundtrackMusic from Shubert Alley
(TV Special) (performer: "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'", "Love Me Tonight")
1959
SoundtrackThe Voice of Firestone
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - Episode #10.8 (1958) ... (performer: "The Olive Tree", "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top", "Wunderbar", "While Hearts are Singing")
1958
SoundtrackThe Adventures of Marco Polo
(TV Movie) (performer: "Beyond the Sunrise", "Market Day", "Population", "The Tartar Song", "Who, Me?", "Is It You", "You'll Be Seeing Me" (Reprise), "Epilogue")
1956
RoleTitleYear
SelfAmerican Masters
(TV Series documentary) Self - You're the Top: The Cole Porter Story (1990) ... Self
1990
SelfThe 44th Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) Self - Tony of Honor Recipient
1990
SelfHanya: Portrait of a Pioneer
(Documentary) Narrator
1988
SelfRodgers & Hammerstein: The Sound of American Music
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1985
SelfNight of 100 Stars
(TV Special) Self
1982
SelfWatch Your Mouth
(TV Series) Self - The Star (1978) ... Self
1978
SelfDinah!
(TV Series) Self - Episode #2.47 (1975) ... Self
1975
SelfThe 28th Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) Self - Nominee
1974
SelfThe Merv Griffin Show
(TV Series) Self - Alfred Drake, Pamela Mason, Uri Geller, Captain Edgar Mitchell (1973) ... Self
1973
SelfYour Money or Your Wife
(TV Movie) Self
1972
SelfThe 26th Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) Self - Performer
1972
SelfThe 25th Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) Self - Performer
1971
SelfToday
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 21 May 1965 (1965) ... Self
1965
SelfThe Voice of Firestone
(TV Series) Self - The Music of the 1920's (1963) ... Self - Episode #10.8 (1958) ... Self
1958-1963
SelfThe Bell Telephone Hour
(TV Series) Self - Singer / Self - Host - Music of Love (1962) ... Self - Host - Much Ado About Music (1961) ... Self - Singer - And Freedom Sings (1960) ... Self - Singer - A Night of Music (1959) ... Self - Singer
1959-1962
SelfThe Ed Sullivan Show
(TV Series) Self - Singer - Episode #14.40 (1961) ... Self - Singer - Episode #13.28 (1960) ... Self - Singer
1960-1961
SelfGolden Showcase
(TV Series) Self - Host - Romeos and Juliets - A Theme with Variations (1961) ... Self - Host
1961
SelfShowtime
(TV Series) Self - Episode #2.6 (1960) ... Self - Episode #1.8 (1959) ... Self - Episode #1.7 (1959) ... Self
1959-1960
SelfFirst Night
(TV Movie) Self
1960
SelfMusic from Shubert Alley
(TV Special) Self
1959
SelfThe Dinah Shore Chevy Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #3.22 (1959) ... Self
1959
SelfThe Garry Moore Show
(TV Series) Self - Alfred Drake, Vivian Blaine, Georgie Kaye, The Kingston Trio (1959) ... Self
1959
SelfThe Arthur Murray Party
(TV Series) Self - Musical Comedy Star / Self - Singer / Self - Singer Actor / ... - Episode #9.7 (1958) ... Self - Musical Comedy Star - Alfred Drake (1954) ... Self - Singer - Alfred Drake (1954) ... Self - Singer Actor - Episode #4.11 (1953) ... Self - actor-singer
1953-1958
SelfThe Big Record
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.4 (1957) ... Self
1957
SelfThe Steve Allen Plymouth Show
(TV Series) Self - Singer - Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Alfred Drake, Erin O'Brien, T.C. Jones, Jim Henson & the Muppets, Rod Alexander Dancers, Les Brown & His Band of Renown (1956) ... Self - Singer
1956
SelfMax Liebman Spectaculars
(TV Series) Self - Narrator - The Music of Gershwin (1956) ... Self - Narrator
1956
SelfThe Tonight Show
(TV Series) Self - Broadway cast of 'Kismet' - Eugene List, Elaine Stritch, Alfred Drake, Doretta Morrow, and the cast of "Kismet". (1954) ... Self - Broadway cast of 'Kismet'
1954
SelfCelebrity Parade for Cerebral Palsy
(TV Special) Self
1953
SelfCelebrity Time
(TV Series) Self - Guest panelist - Bill Corum, Galdys Swarthout, Alfred Drake (1951) ... Self - Guest panelist
1951
SelfThe Philco Television Playhouse
(TV Series) Self - Salute to Richard Rodgers (1951) ... Self
1951
SelfStrange Victory
(Documentary) Narrator
1948
SelfDiary of a Sergeant
(Documentary short) Harold Russell (voice, uncredited)
1945
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageMichael Grade's Stars of the Musical Theatre
(TV Movie documentary)
2014
Archive footageInsider Trading: The Making of 'Trading Places'
(Video documentary short) President of Exchange (uncredited)
2007
Archive footageTrading Places: Dressing the Part
(Video documentary short) President of Exchange (uncredited)
2007
Archive footageGreat Performances
(TV Series) Self - Performer - Broadway's Lost Treasures III: The Best of the Tony Awards (2005) ... Self - Performer
2005
Archive footageBroadway: The American Musical
(TV Mini-Series documentary) Curly McLain (in 'Oklahoma!') / Petruchio (in 'Kiss Me Kate') - Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin': 1943-1960 (2004) ... Curly McLain (in 'Oklahoma!') / Petruchio (in 'Kiss Me Kate')
2004
Archive footageBiography
(TV Series documentary) President of Exchange - Don Ameche: Hollywood's Class Act (1999) ... President of Exchange (uncredited)
1999