Tracey Walter is an American actor.


Walter was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, on November 25, 1947. As an adult, he started an acting career. He became known for his portrayal of sidekicks and henchmen such as Bob the Goon in Batman, Cookie in City Slickers, and Malak in Conan the Destroyer. Walter also portrayed Frog Rothchild, Jr., on the ABC-produced sitcom series Best of the West from 1981 to 1982. He has acted in six films by Jonathan Demme, (Something Wild, Married to the Mob, The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, Beloved, and The Manchurian Candidate), three by Danny DeVito (Matilda, Death to Smoochy, and Duplex), and one by Jack Nicholson in The Two Jakes (which Nicholson also starred in). The two have also acted together in nine other films.

Walter also appeared in a small role in the 1982 film Honkytonk Man and coined the phrase "right cheer" (as in "right here"). He also coined the phrase "make 'em bounce" (as in happy) in Raggedy Man. Walter's portrayal of Miller, a mechanic in Repo Man, earned him a Saturn Award in 1984 for Best Supporting Actor. In the 2000 film Erin Brockovich, Walter portrayed Charles Embry, a PG&E employee who supplied the memorandum that tied an executive official at the PG&E corporate headquarters to knowledge of the Hinkley station water contamination. Walter's TV credits include guest-star appearances on Taxi, Charlie's Angels, Hill Street Blues, Amazing Stories, Moonlighting, David Lynch's On the Air, Melrose Place, The Division, Veronica Mars, Criminal Minds, and Cold Case. He also appeared on Nash Bridges as Angel from 1996 to 2001 and on Reno 911! as Sheriff Walter Chechekevitch from 2003 to 2006.

On Criminal MindsEdit

Walter portrayed Ike Stratman in the Season Three episode Elephant's Memory.


For a full filmography, see here.

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