Bill Quinn

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Bill Quinn
William Tyrell Quinn

(1912-05-06)May 6, 1912
DiedApril 29, 1994(1994-04-29) (aged 81)
OccupationFilm, television actor
Spouse(s)Mary Catherine Roden (1940-1994; his death; 3 children)

Bill Quinn (May 6, 1912 – April 29, 1994) was an American film actor. He was sometimes credited as Billy Quinn, William Quinn, and William T. Quinn.[1]

Quinn appeared in more than 150 acting roles over seven decades, starting in the 1920s in silent films and ending in 1989 in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. He is best remembered as Archie's blind friend, Mr. Van Ranseleer, in All in the Family, and later as a regular in the spin-off Archie Bunker's Place. His other television roles include The Odd Couple, in which he played the recurring role of the roommates' physician, Dr. Melnitz; The Rifleman as Sweeney, the bartender; McHale's Navy; and Mary's father in The Mary Tyler Moore Show. In 1971, he was featured in the Universal Pictures movie How to Frame a Figg starring Don Knotts.

He played Judge Antonio Runzuli in Bustin' Loose starring Richard Pryor and Cicely Tyson.

Quinn was the father-in-law of Bob Newhart: He is the father of Newhart's wife, Virginia "Ginnie" Quinn Newhart.[2] He appeared in small supporting roles in several episodes of The Bob Newhart Show and Newhart.

Quinn died at the age of 81 in Camarillo, California of natural causes.



  1. ^ Bill Quinn (1912-1994) at IMDb
  2. ^ "Bill Quinn" Retrieved 21 November 2012.

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