William Berke


03 Oct 1903


Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA


William Berke was born on October 3, 1903 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He was a director and writer, known for Gunfire (1950), Dick Tracy (1945) and Deputy Marshal (1949). He died on February 15, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Actor ( 17 credits )

The Hellion (1924) The Father (as William Lester)
The Back Trail (1924) Jim Lawton (as Billy Lester)
Gentle Julia (1923) Herbert Atwater (as William Lester)
The Forbidden Trail (1923) Rufe Trent (as Bill Lester)
Wolves of the Border (1923) (as William Lester)
Wolf Tracks (1923) Laroque (as Wm. Lester)
The Firebrand (1922) Sheriff Harding (as William Lester)
Back Fire (1922) Henchman Latigo (as William Lester)
The Crow's Nest (1922) Pecos (as William Lester)
The Marshal of Moneymint (1922) Slick Boyle (as William Lester)
Barb Wire (1922) Bart Moseby (as William Lester)
The Double O (1921) Mat Haley (as William Lester)
The Jest of Talky Jones (1918) (as William Lester)
The Winning of the Mocking Bird (1918) (as William Lester)
The Coming of Faro Nell (1918) (as William Lester)
The Clients of Aaron Green (1918) (as William Lester)
Cynthiana (1918) (as William Lester)

Producer ( 82 credits )

Cop Hater (1958) producer
Island Women (1958) producer
The Mugger (1958) producer
The Lost Missile (1958) executive producer
Four Boys and a Gun (1957) producer
Street of Sinners (1957) producer
I Spy (1955) producer / executive producer (3 episodes, 1955)
The Joe Palooka Story (1954) producer (2 episodes, 1954)
The Jungle (1952) producer
Life with Elizabeth (1952) associate producer (1 episode)
FBI Girl (1951) producer
Savage Drums (1951) producer
Pier 23 (1951) producer
Roaring City (1951) producer
Danger Zone (1951) producer
The Steel Helmet (1951) associate producer
Bandit Queen (1950) producer
Border Rangers (1950) producer
Train to Tombstone (1950) producer
Gunfire (1950) producer
I Shot Billy the Kid (1950) producer
The Goldbergs (1949) producer (12 episodes, 1953-1956)
Shoot to Kill (1947) producer
Renegade Girl (1946) producer
Rolling Home (1946) producer
The Falcon's Alibi (1946) producer
West of Tombstone (1942) producer
Riders of the Badlands (1941) producer
Confessions of Boston Blackie (1941) producer
The Royal Mounted Patrol (1941) associate producer
Prairie Stranger (1941) producer
Thunder Over the Prairie (1941) producer
Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride (1940) associate producer
Carolina Moon (1940) associate producer
Gaucho Serenade (1940) associate producer
Rancho Grande (1940) associate producer
South of the Border (1939) associate producer
Rovin' Tumbleweeds (1939) associate producer
New Frontier (1939) associate producer
Colorado Sunset (1939) associate producer
Wyoming Outlaw (1939) associate producer
Three Texas Steers (1939) associate producer
The Night Riders (1939) associate producer
Red River Range (1938) associate producer
Santa Fe Stampede (1938) associate producer
Overland Stage Raiders (1938) associate producer
Pals of the Saddle (1938) associate producer
Heroes of the Hills (1938) associate producer
Riders of the Black Hills (1938) associate producer
Outlaws of Sonora (1938) associate producer
Call the Mesquiteers (1938) associate producer
Young Dynamite (1937) associate producer
Roaring Six Guns (1937) executive producer
Atlantic Flight (1937) producer
Rough Riding Rhythm (1937) associate producer
Dangerous Holiday (1937) associate producer
Bill Cracks Down (1937) associate producer
Swing It Professor (1937) associate producer
A Man Betrayed (1936) associate producer
Aces Wild (1936) producer
Bulldog Edition (1936) supervising producer (as Wm. Berke)
Gun Grit (1936) producer
Desert Justice (1936) producer (uncredited)
Wildcat Saunders (1936) producer
Hair-Trigger Casey (1936) producer
Ghost Town (1936) producer
The Last of the Clintons (1935) producer
Wild Mustang (1935) producer (uncredited)
Adventurous Knights (1935) producer
Toll of the Desert (1935) producer
Social Error (1935) producer
Rustler's Paradise (1935) producer
Roaring Roads (1935) producer (as Wm. Berke)
Wagon Trail (1935) producer
The Pecos Kid (1935) producer
Timberesque (1935) producer
Wild Waters (1935) producer
Death Fangs (1934) producer
Crack-Up (1934) producer
Corruption (1933) producer
The Flaming Signal (1933) producer (as Wm. Berke)
The Woman Who Dared (1933) producer

Writer ( 81 credits )

The Lost Missile (1958)
Border Rangers (1950) (screenplay)
Gunfire (1950) (written by)
Deputy Marshal (1949) (screenplay)
Rolling Home (1946) (story)
Timberesque (1935) (story)
Post of Honor (1930) (scenario) (as William Lester)
The Badge of Bravery (1930) (story and scenario) (as William Lester)
The Smiling Terror (1929) (story) (as William Lester)
Playing False (1929) (scenario) (as William Lester)
Red Romance (1929) (story) (as William Lester)
A Rider of the Sierras (1929) (story) (as William Lester)
Slim Fingers (1929) (story) (as William Lester)
In Line of Duty (1929) (story) (as William Lester)
The Price of Fear (1928) (story) (as William Lester)
A Romeo of the Range (1928) (story) (as William Lester)
The Cloud Dodger (1928) (story) (as William B. Lester)
Greased Lightning (1928) (story and scenario) (as William Lester)
The Ride for Help (1928) (story) (as William Lester)
The Valiant Rider (1928) (scenario) (as William Lester)
Framed (1928) (scenario) (as William Lester)
The Arizona Cyclone (1928) (story and scenario) (as William Lester)
The Code of the Mounted (1928) (as William Lester)
Put 'Em Up (1928) (as William Lester)
Madden of the Mounted (1928) (scenario) (as William Lester)
The Brand of Courage (1928) (as William Lester)
The Air Patrol (1928) (as William Lester)
A Made-To-Order Hero (1927) (story) (as William Lester)
Desert Dust (1927) (story) (as William B. Lester)
Ridin' Wild (1927) (story) (as William Lester)
On Special Duty (1927) (scenario) (as William Lester)
The Scrappin' Fool (1927) (scenario) (as William Lester)
Daze of the West (1927) (as William Lester)
The Man Tamer (1927) (story) (as William Lester)
The Plumed Rider (1927) (as William Lester)
The Phantom Outlaw (1927) (as William Lester)
The Fighting Three (1927) (story) (as William Lester)
Gun Justice (1927) (as William Lester)
Hands Off (1927) (as William B. Lester)
The Ore Raiders (1927) (as William Lester)
The Lone Star (1927) (as William Lester)
The Broncho Buster (1927) (as William B. Lester)
Hard Fists (1927) (screenplay) (as William Lester)
Straight Shootin' (1927) (story) (as William A. Berke)
The Peace Deputy (1927) (as William Lester)
Kelcy Gets His Man (1927) (as William Lester)
The Denver Dude (1927) (adaptation) (as William B. Lester)
A One Man Game (1927) (story) (as William Lester)
The Golden Stallion (1927) (original story and scenario) (as William Lester)
Rough and Ready (1927) (as William Lester)
Double Trouble (1927) (story) (as William Lester)
Pioneer Blood (1926) (as William Lester)
The Pinnacle Rider (1926) (as William Lester)
The Shoot 'Em Up Kid (1926) (as William Lester)
Jim Hood's Ghost (1926) (story) (as William Lester)
Don't Shoot (1926)
The Little Warrior (1926) (as William Lester)
The Fire Barrier (1926) (as William Lester)
Trapped (1926) (story) (as William Lester)
Outlaw Love (1926) (as William Lester)
The Fighting Boob (1926) (story) (as William Lester)
Mountain Molly O' (1926)
The Flaming West (1926) (story) (as William Lester)
Queen of the Hills (1926) (scenario) (as William Lester)
Montana of the Range (1926) (story and continuity) (as William Lester)
Peggy of the Secret Service (1925) (as William Lester)
The Boundary Line (1925) (story) (as William Lester)
The Gold Trap (1925) (story) (as William Lester)
Border Justice (1925)
Cold Nerve (1925) (as William Lester)
Barriers of the Law (1925) (as William Lester)
Galloping Vengeance (1925) (story) (as William Lester)
Riding Romance (1925) (story) (as William Lester)
Flashing Spurs (1924) (story) (as William Lester)
Trigger Fingers (1924)
Good Men and Bad (1923) (as William Lester)
Gallopin' Through (1923)
Wolf Tracks (1923) (as Wm. Lester)
The Love Pirate (1923) (adaptation) (as William Lester)
The Crow's Nest (1922) (story) (as William Lester)
Barb Wire (1922) (as William Lester)

Director ( 96 credits )

Cop Hater (1958)
Island Women (1958)
The Mugger (1958)
The Lost Missile (1958) (uncredited)
Four Boys and a Gun (1957)
Street of Sinners (1957)
Judge Roy Bean (1956) (1 episode, 1956)
I Spy (1955) (4 episodes, 1956)
Annie Oakley (1954) (2 episodes, 1954)
The Joe Palooka Story (1954) (5 episodes, 1954-1955)
Valley of Head Hunters (1953)
The Marshal's Daughter (1953)
The Jungle (1952)
Life with Elizabeth (1952) (1 episode)
The Hunter (1952) (unknown episodes)
FBI Girl (1951)
Savage Drums (1951)
Pier 23 (1951)
Smuggler's Gold (1951)
Roaring City (1951)
Danger Zone (1951)
Fury of the Congo (1951)
The Range Rider (1951) (10 episodes, 1952-1953)
Bandit Queen (1950)
Pygmy Island (1950)
Border Rangers (1950)
Train to Tombstone (1950)
Gunfire (1950)
On the Isle of Samoa (1950)
I Shot Billy the Kid (1950)
Operation Haylift (1950)
Mark of the Gorilla (1950)
Captive Girl (1950)
The Gene Autry Show (1950) (2 episodes, 1953)
Deputy Marshal (1949)
Treasure of Monte Cristo (1949)
Sky Liner (1949)
Arson, Inc. (1949)
Zamba (1949)
The Lost Tribe (1949)
The Goldbergs (1949) (1 episode, 1953)
Man Against Crime (1949) (9 episodes, 1953)
Highway 13 (1948)
Jungle Jim (1948)
Racing Luck (1948)
Waterfront at Midnight (1948)
Speed to Spare (1948)
Caged Fury (1948)
Shoot to Kill (1947)
Code of the West (1947)
Renegade Girl (1946)
The Falcon's Adventure (1946)
Rolling Home (1946)
Sunset Pass (1946)
Ding Dong Williams (1946)
Dick Tracy (1945)
Why Girls Leave Home (1945)
Betrayal from the East (1945)
High Powered (1945)
Double Exposure (1944)
Dangerous Passage (1944)
That's My Baby! (1944)
The Falcon in Mexico (1944)
Tornado (1944)
The Last Horseman (1944)
Riding West (1944)
Girl in the Case (1944)
Wyoming Hurricane (1944)
The Navy Way (1944)
Sailor's Holiday (1944)
Dark Mountain (1944)
The Vigilantes Ride (1943)
Minesweeper (1943)
Silver City Raiders (1943)
Hail to the Rangers (1943)
Robin Hood of the Range (1943)
Frontier Fury (1943)
Law of the Northwest (1943)
Saddles and Sagebrush (1943)
Riders of the Northwest Mounted (1943)
The Fighting Buckaroo (1943)
A Tornado in the Saddle (1942)
Pardon My Gun (1942)
Riding Through Nevada (1942)
The Lone Prairie (1942)
Overland to Deadwood (1942)
Bad Men of the Hills (1942)
Riders of the Northland (1942)
Down Rio Grande Way (1942)
Lawless Plainsmen (1942)
Gun Grit (1936) (as Lester Williams)
Desert Justice (1936) (as Lester Williams)
Toll of the Desert (1935) (as Lester Williams)
Wild Waters (1935) (as William Hall)
Death Fangs (1934) (as William Hall)
Crack-Up (1934) (as Wm. Hall)