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Skip Homeier (born as George Vincent Homeier on October 5, 1930) is an actor.


Homeier was born in Chicagomarker, Illinoismarker, United Statesmarker, North America. He began acting as Skippy Homeier at the age of six, on the radio show Portia Faces Life. From 1943 until 1944 he played the role of Emil in the Broadwaymarker play, Tomorrow the World. Cast as a child indoctrinated into Nazism, who is brought to the United States from Germany following the death of his parents, Homeier was praised for his performance. He played the troubled youngster in the 1944 film adaptation and received good reviews playing opposite Fredric March and Betty Field as his American uncle and aunt.

Although Homeier worked frequently throughout his childhood and adolescence, he did not become a major star, but was able to make a transition from child actor to adult, especially in a range of roles as delinquent youths, common in Hollywood films of the 1950s. He played a killer opposite Gregory Peck in The Gunfighter (1950) and also played strong character roles in war films, such as Halls of Montezuma (1950, Beachhead) and Sam Fuller's Fixed Bayonets (1951). He also appeared in the Western The Burning Hills and with Randolph Scott in the Budd Boetticher western films, The Tall T (1957) and Comanche Station (1960), as wayward youths with no chance of redemption.


From 1960-1961, Homeier starred in the title role in Dan Raven a crime drama on NBC set on the famous Sunset Strip of West Hollywoodmarker, Californiamarker, with a number of celebrities appearing in guest roles as themselves. Homeier appeared in The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966) with Don Knotts. Homeier frequently appeared as a guest star, usually a villain, in all four of Irwin Allen's sci-fi series in the mid to late 1960s. He guest-starred in two episodes of the original Star Trek television series, "Patterns of Force", and "The Way to Eden".

In the 1970-1971 season, Homeier, at 40, co-starred as Dr. Hugh Jacoby in another series, The Interns, which was based on a film of the same name and aired on CBS. His costars were Broderick Crawford as the hospital administrator, Christopher Stone as Dr. Jim Hardin, and Mike Farrell as Dr. Sam Marsh.

Homeier has been retired since the middle 1980s.


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