David Watson (actor)

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David Watson
Born David William Watson
March 10, 1940
Austin Texas
Died October 5, 2014(2014-10-05) (aged 74)
New York, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1965–2003

David Watson (March 10, 1940 - October 5, 2014) was a British American actor of film, television and theatre.[1]

After being born in Austin, Texas, Watson's parents moved to London, where they were brought up, and where Watson was then brought up.

On stage, Watson played many Shakespearean characters including that of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark in Hamlet, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Prospero in The Tempest and Macbeth in Macbeth.

After appearing on stage, Watson first moved onto television, appearing in episodes of TV shows such as Rawhide,[2] Never Too Young, The Girl from U.N.C.L.E., The Time Tunnel, Petticoat Junction, Rowan & Martin's Laugh In, The Legend of Robin Hood,[3] Disneyland, Daniel Boone, Charlie's Angels, The Bionic Woman, Project U.F.O. and Good Guys Bad Guys.

He also appeared in the films Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Beyond the Next Mountain, Lucky Break[disambiguation needed] and The Wannabes. He died of a heart attack in 2014.[4]


  1. ^ David Watson at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ "Rawhide Signs Two Regulars". Los Angeles Times. 17 May 1965. p. C25. 
  3. ^ "New Robin Hood From Nottingham". Los Angeles Times. 16 February 1968. p. C18. 
  4. ^ Thestage.co.uk

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