Bert Kramer
Bert Kramer (center) with The Fitzpatricks co-stars Clark Brandon and Jimmy McNichol
Born(1934-10-10)October 10, 1934
DiedJune 20, 2001(2001-06-20) (aged 66)
Years active1966–2001

Bert Kramer (October 10, 1934 – June 20, 2001) was an American actor, who was born in San Diego. He appeared in many different television shows including Kojak, The Bionic Woman, The Rockford Files, Dallas, Dynasty, Full House, M*A*S*H, and Matlock.

He is probably best known for playing Alex Wheeler on the soap opera Texas, a role he played from 1980 to 1981. He also portrayed the same character on Texas's parent show Another World for a short time in 1980.

Prior to his role of Alex Wheeler, he played blue-collar patriarch, Mike Fitzpatrick on the 1977 short-lived drama series, The Fitzpatricks, which also starred Clark Brandon, Jimmy McNichol and Helen Hunt. From 1984 to 1985, he played the role of Brent Davis on The Young and the Restless.

In 1986, he starred in a Garry Marshall financed teleplay called Four Stars, alongside actress Julie Paris. The film was directed by Happy Days actress and talent manager Lynda Goodfriend. During this period, he made a number of national television commercials, including a "Good to the Last Drop" Maxwell House spot. He voiced a goblin in the film Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland in 1992.


Kramer died of melanoma in Los Angeles on June 20, 2001, at the age of 66.[1]


Year Title Role Notes
1972 Lady Sings the Blues The Policeman
1974 Earthquake Policeman Uncredited
1978 Moment by Moment Stu
1981 Bloody Birthday Sherriff James Brody
1985 Thunder Alley Richie's Father
1989 Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland Goblin General Voice
1991 Rover Dangerfield Max Voice
1993 Broken Trust
1995 Tall Tale Bronson
1996 Street Corner Justice Martin Hayworth
1997 Volcano L.A. Fire Chief
2000 Starforce Council Leader
2000 Between Christmas and New Year's Howard
2001 Boys to Men Joseph (segment "The Confession"), (final film role)


  1. ^ Writer, a Times Staff (3 July 2001). "Bert Kramer; Actor in TV and on L.A. Stage" – via LA Times.