Mills Watson

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Mills Watson
Born William Oscar Watson
(1940-07-10) July 10, 1940 (age 75)
United States Oakland, California
Occupation Actor
Years active 1968–1992
Spouse(s) Caroline Mary Mason, 1968–1970 (divorced)

Mills Watson (born William Oscar Watson on July 10, 1940) is an American actor who is probably best known for his role as Deputy Perkins, first on B.J. and the Bear and later on The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo. He also played Uncle Buster in the sitcom, Harper Valley P.T.A.. Watson has appeared in guest roles in numerous TV series such as Hawaii Five-O, Emergency!, M*A*S*H, The Rockford Files, The A-Team and Murder She Wrote, as well as movies including Papillon, Up In Smoke and Cujo. After his acting debut in 1968, in an episode of Gunsmoke, his last role was in the television film Gunsmoke: To the Last Man. Watson retired from acting and now resides in Marcola, Oregon.[1]


  1. ^ "An Interview with Ed Lauter". Shock Cinema (New York City): pp. 3–8, 48. Issue #38, published May 2010.  Check date values in: |date= (help) Ed Lauter quote, page 4 (article includes a cast photo of Lauter and Mills together): "Mills is retired now: He lives up in Marcola, Oregon, has 22 acres, and is as happy as a clam."

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