William Bryant (actor)

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William Bryant
Born (1924-01-31)January 31, 1924
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Died June 26, 2001(2001-06-26) (aged 77)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1950-1995

William Bryant (January 31, 1924 – June 26, 2001), was an American actor. He is one of the more recognizable television character actors of the 1960s and 1970s.

Career[edit]

Born in Detroit, Bryant was a character actor who appeared in films such as King Dinosaur (1955), Escape from San Quentin (1957), Experiment in Terror (1962), with Glenn Ford, How to Murder Your Wife and The Great Race with Jack Lemmon, What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966), McQ (1973), Walking Tall Part II (1975).

He also played several roles in the classic western movies Heaven with a Gun (1969), Chisum (1970), Macho Callahan (1970), Wild Rovers (1971), The Deadly Trackers (1973).

Television[edit]

Most of his career was made on television, including Hallmark Hall of Fame, Frontier, Casey Jones, Tales of the Texas Rangers, The Gray Ghost, Maverick, The Rebel, Have Gun – Will Travel, The Rifleman, Laramie, The Virginian, Rawhide, Branded, Combat!, Mission Impossible, Bonanza, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Mannix, The Wild Wild West, Alias Smith and Jones, Banacek, McCloud, Columbo, Gunsmoke, Petrocelli, Cannon, The Rockford Files, Barnaby Jones and many more. He also played the role of Colonel Crook, in the TV series Hondo and part of the cast in Emergency! (1972–1978) as Captain, Branded (1965) as Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, Lancer (1968), as Sheriff Gabe.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1953 The 49th Man FBI Agent in Montage as William R. Klein
1953 Sky Commando Lt. John 'Johnny' Willard as William R. Klein
1954 Battle of Rogue River Corporal as Bill Bryant
1955 A Bullet for Joey Jack Allen as Bill Bryant
1955 King Dinosaur Dr. Ralph Martin as Bill Bryant
1957 Escape from San Quentin Richie
1962 Experiment in Terror Chuck
1965 How to Murder Your Wife Construction Worker
1965 Branded (TV series) President Ulysses S. Grant
1965 The Great Race Baron's Guard
1966 Ride Beyond Vengeance Bartender
1966 What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? Minow
1967 Hondo Col. Crook
1968/1969 Lancer Sheriff Gabe
1969 Smith! Corporal/Court Bailiff (uncredited)
1969 Heaven with a Gun Bart Paterson (cattleman)
1970 The Animals Sheriff Martin Lord
1970 Chisum Jeff
1970 Macho Callahan Dealer
1971 Wild Rovers Hereford
1971 The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler Craig Harmon
1972 Conquest of the Planet of the Apes Man at Auction (uncredited)
1973 The Deadly Trackers Deputy Bill
1974 McQ Stan Boyle
1975 Walking Tall Part II F.B.I. Man
1975 The Other Side of the Mountain Bill Kinmont
1976 The Macahans (TV film) Major at Shiloh
1976 Gable and Lombard Colonel
1976 Mayday at 40,000 Feet! (TV film) Kent
1976 Two-Minute Warning Lt. Calloway
1972/1978 Emergency! (TV series) Captain Engine
1978 Switch (TV series) Lt. Shilton
1978 The Other Side of the Mountain Part 2 Bill Kinmont
1978 Corvette Summer Plain Clothes Police Lecturer
1979 Mountain Family Robinson Forest Ranger
1979 The Legend of the Golden Gun (TV film) William Ford
1979 The Billion Dollar Threat (TV film) Harry Grebe
1982/1984 The Fall Guy (TV series) The Director
1986 The Education of Allison Tate Chauffeur
1986 Hell Squad Nightclub owner
1987 Amazon Women on the Moon Male Republican as Bill Bryant

References[edit]

Encyclopedia of Television Series, Pilots and Specials: 1974-1984, by Vincent Terrace

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