began acting at the age of two. At ten he appeared in the Academy Award-winning classic THE TREASURE OF SIERRA MADRE, and played a young John Garfield
in HUMORESQUE. Thirty years later he would turn in one of film's most chilling performances as real-life murderer Perry Smith in the screen adaptation of Truman Capote's IN COLD BLOOD. He also played a stockcar racer in CORKY, an Arizona motorcycle cop in ELECTRA GLIDE IN BLUE, and a fugitive Indian in TELL THEM WILLIE BOY IS HERE.
In the late seventies, Blake starred as a tough New York cop in the popular television series Baretta, for which he won an Emmy, a Golden Globe and three People's Choice Awards. In 1983, he received critical praise for his work as Hoffa in the TV movie Blood Feud. In 1993, he earned an Emmy nomination for his performance in Judgment Day: The John List Story. Last year, Blake appeared with Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson in Joseph Ruben's MONEY TRAIN.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.
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