Walter Cartier biography

Walter Cartier

Professional Boxer, Boxer

1922 – 1995


Who was Walter Cartier?

Walter Cartier was a professional boxer turned actor, originally from the Bronx in New York City, New York.

He became a professional boxer after World War II. Film director Stanley Kubrick's first film, Day of the Fight, featured Cartier and his twin brother, Vincent. After this, Walter Cartier tried his hand at acting in other films such as Somebody Up There Likes Me and television.

Today, he is best known for his role in the classic United States sitcom The Phil Silvers Show, appearing as the mild-mannered Private Claude Dillingham. One memorable episode was written around Cartier and his boxing skills.

His ancestry was Irish, his grandfather having changed the family name from McCarthy to Cartier.


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Mar 29, 1922
The Bronx
Also known as
  • Walter "Twin" Carter
  • United States of America
Lived in
  • New York City
  • The Bronx
Aug 16, 1995

on July 23, 2013