William Traylor

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William Traylor
Born William Hurley Traylor, Jr.
(1930-10-08)October 8, 1930
Kirksville, Missouri
Died September 23, 1989(1989-09-23) (aged 58)
Los Angeles, California
Other names Blll Traylor, William Hurley Traylor
Occupation Actor, acting coach.
Years active 1955-1989
Spouse(s) Peggy Feury
(m.1961-1985; her death)

William "Bill" Traylor (October 8, 1930 - September 23, 1989) was an American television, theater, and motion picture actor. He was also an acting coach and founder of The Loft Studio, an acting school attended by such major stars as Sean Penn, Anjelica Huston and Nicolas Cage. He is the father of actresses Stephanie Feury and Susan Traylor.

Early life[edit]

He was born William Hurley Traylor, Jr. in Kirksville, Missouri, to parents Edna Mae (Singleton) and William Hurley Traylor, Sr. He and his two siblings, sisters Patricia (Traylor) Weber and Lucille (Traylor) Jorgenson, were raised in the Brashear, Missouri area, where William Sr. operated an oil business and service station.[1]



Year Film Role Notes
1989 Dead Bang Chief Elton Tremmel Final role before unexpected death
1989 Fletch Lives Ted Underhill
1985 Fletch Ted Underhill
1984 The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension General Catburd
1988 The Man With Two Brains Inspector
1981 The Postman Always Rings Twice Sackett
1980 The Long Riders Pinkerton
1980 Little House on the Prairie - Fight Team Fight Pete Ellerbee
1975 Smile Ray Brandy
1974 The Towering Inferno Security Guard Uncredited
1972 Cisco Pike Jack
1968 The Boston Strangler Arnie Carr
Windflowers FBI agent
1964 Diary Of A Bachelor Skip O'Hara
1957 The Last Frontier Soldier uncredited role


  1. ^ Kirksville Daily Express. Edna Traylor obituary. Published 19 December 1991.

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