David Watson (actor)

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David Watson
David William Watson

March 10, 1940
DiedOctober 5, 2014(2014-10-05) (aged 74)
New York City, United States
Years active1965–2003

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

Watson was born in Austin, Texas. Subsequently Watson's parents moved to London, where they had been 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] Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, 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 (AKA Paperback Romance) and The Wannabes. He died of a heart attack in 2014.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
1970 Beneath the Planet of the Apes Cornelius
1987 Beyond the Next Mountain Lt. Broughton
1994 Lucky Break Professor Type at Party
2003 The Wannabes Granville Van Dyke (final film role)


  1. ^ David Watson on IMDb
  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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