Elisha Cook, Jr. (1903 - 1995)
For quite some time during Hollywood's Golden Age, Cook was known as "Hollywood's lightest heavy" and had a reputation for getting killed off in most of the movies he appeared in. As mentioned by Cook himself in some interviews, he may have a record for screen deaths pending.
- Wildcat (1942) [Harold "Chicopee" Nevins]: Killed when Larry "Buster" Crabbe sends a truck crashing into the rig while Elisha is standing on it.
- Manilla Calling (1942) [Gilman]: Killed by the Japanese during the attack on the plantation house.
- Phantom Lady (1944) [Cliff Milburn]: Strangled by Franchot Tone in Elisha's apartment; his body is shown again afterwards when Thomas Gomez and Ella Raines discover him. (Thanks to JK)
- Dark Mountain (1944) [Whitey]: Shot first by a policeman outside a police station window, then shot to death by Regis Toomey.
- Dark Waters (1944) [Cleeve]: Drowns in quicksand after being unable to free himself when his coat is snagged in a tree branch.
- Dillinger (1945) [Kirk Otto]: Shot to death by the police during a failed robbery.
- Two Smart People (1946) [Fly Feletti]: Shot to death by Lloyd Nolan when he attempts to intimidate John Hodiak.
- The Falcon's Alibi (1946) [Nick Carpenter]: Slips and falls to his death from a fire escape while trying to get away from Tom Conway. (Thanks to Brian)
- The Big Sleep (1946) [Harry Jones]: Forced to drink poisoned whiskey by Bob Steele; his body is discovered by Humphrey Bogart (who had been listening to their conversation from the other room) moments later. (Thanks to Mac)
- Born to Kill (1947) [Marty]: Stabbed in the stomach with a knife by Lawrence Tierney.
- Fall Guy (1947) [Joe]: Pushed in front of a moving car (presumably) by Charles Arnt.
- Flaxy Martin (1949) [Roper]: Falls to his death from a roof during a struggle with Zachary Scott.
- Behave Yourself! (1951) [Albert Jonas]: Stabbed in the back with a knife by Hans Conried.
- I, the Jury (1953) [Bobo]: Shot to death (off-screen) by Alan Reed; we later see his body (dressed in a Santa Claus suit) while police investigate the murder.
- Shane (1953) [Frank "Stonewall" Torrey]: Shot in the chest by Jack Palance in the street, after Jack goads Elisha into drawing his own gun.
- Thunder Over the Plains (1953) [Standish]: Deliberately gunned down by Lex Barker during the shoot-out between the Rangers and Hugh Sanders' gang; he dies shortly afterwards, after telling Randolph Scott about the written confession he had left in his office.
- The Outlaw's Daughter (1954) [Lewis 'Tulsa' Cook]: Mortally wounded by a rancher's gunfire after Bill Williams forcibly shoves him into the open, so that Bill can see where their opponent is shooting from; Elisha later dies while talking to Kelly Ryan.
- The Killing (1956) [George Peatty]: Mortally wounded in a shoot-out with Vince Edwards at the gang's hideout; he manages to make his way back to his apartment and kill Marie Windsor before dying.
- The Lonely Man (1957) [Willie]: Shot to death in a shootout with Jack Palance after Anthony Perkins warns Jack that Elisha is behind him.
- Voodoo Island (1957) [Martin Schuyler]: Falls to his death from a rope bridge, after being panicked by the sight of a voodoo doll in his image.
- Chicago Confidential (1957) [Candymouth Duggan]: Thrown from a bridge and into the path of a moving train by some of Douglas Kennedy's goons.
- One-Eyed Jacks (1961) [Carvey]: Shot in the chest in a shoot-out with Ben Johnson when Ben tries to rob the bank.
- Black Zoo (1963) [Joe]: Thrown into the lions' den by Michael Gough and devoured.
- The Haunted Palace (1963) [Mikus Smith / Gideon Smith]: In a dual role, "Mikus" is portrayed in flashbacks, while his descendant "Gideon" is burned to death as a result of a curse that was inflicted upon Mikus in the past.
- Welcome to Hard Times (1967) [Hanson the Undertaker]: Shot in the chest by Aldo Ray when Elisha tries to reclaim his stolen horse.
- Messiah of Evil (1972) [Charlie]: Killed (off-screen) by one of the vampires; we learn of his death when Michael Greer informs Marianna Hill.
- Blacula (1972) [Sam]: Bitten on the throat and drained of blood by Ketty Lester after she comes back to life in the morgue.
- The Black Bird (1975) [Wilmer Cook]: Killed (off-screen) presumably by one of the goons in pursuit of the Falcon.
- Carny (1980) [On-the-Mark]: Run down by a trucker in the middle of the carnival when the trucker drives through several booths.
- Johnny Ringo: Dead Wait (1959) [Maxie Dolan]: Shot dead by Don Durant when he points his gun at Peter Whitney. (Thanks to Brian)
- The Rebel: The Bequest (1960) [Charley Hake]: Shot in the chest by Robert Swan; he dies in the jail cell soon afterwards while talking to Nick Adams.
- Thriller: The Fatal Impulse (1960) [Harry Elser]: Mortally injured when stuck by a car while running from Robert Lansing and other policemen. He dies after telling Robert he had planted a bomb in a woman's handbag while he was on an elevator.
- Rawhide: Incident in the Middle of Nowhere (1961) [Joel Turner]: Shot three times in the chest after being scalded with hot coffee by Charles Fredericks when Elisha finds Charles and James Griffth following Eric Fleming's party through the mountains.
- The Wild Wild West: The Night Of The Double-Edged Knife (1965) [Mike McGreavy]: Found dead in Katharine Ross' house with an arrow in his back, killed by one of Leslie Nielsen' s men to frame the Cheyenne. (Thanks to Brian)
- ALF: We're So Sorry, Uncle Albert (1988) [Uncle Albert]: Dies of a heart attack after seeing ALF.(Thanks to JK)