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Will McMillan
Born William George McMillan
(1944-11-25)November 25, 1944
Steubenville, Ohio, U.S.
Died December 2, 2015(2015-12-02) (aged 71)
Burbank, California
Occupation
  • Actor
  • producer
  • director
Years active 1972–2012
Spouse(s) Laura Bahrs (m. 1981–2015, his death)
Children 4
Parent(s) William Claude and Nellie McMillan

William George "Will" McMillan (November 25, 1944 – December 2, 2015) was an American actor, producer, and director.

Early life[edit]

McMillan was born on November 25, 1944, in Steubenville, Ohio to William Claude and Nellie McMillan.[1] While attending Weir High School, he played both offense and defense for the football team that won the 1960 State Championship.[1] McMillan attended Washington & Jefferson College where he received a BA degree.[1] He attended Boston University where he received a Masters of Fine Arts.[1]

Career[edit]

Film[edit]

In the 1970s, McMillian moved to California to pursue a career in acting.[2] In 1972, he started his career with White Rat as Lieutenant. McMillan next starred as David in the 1973 film The Crazies. In 1976, he starred in The Enforcer, the third in the Dirty Harry film series, as Lt. Dobbs. In 1983, McMillan starred in Tin Man as Artie. In 1986, he starred in Oliver Stone's Salvador as Colonel Bentley Hyde Sr.

Television[edit]

McMillian guest starred in a number of television shows including Three's Company, Charlie's Angels, Knight Rider, Hunter, Knots Landing, Matlock, and Diagnosis: Murder. In 1984, he would land the role of Boris Roskov on ABC's General Hospital.

Later career[edit]

McMillian would enter into a different medium, Videos. He was in 1986's Cards of Death as Captain Twain, 1990's Dark Romances Vol. 1 as a bartender, and 1994's Schemes as a mean junkman.

Personal life and death[edit]

McMillian married Laura Bahrs in 1981.[1] They had 4 children.

He died on December 2, 2015 in Burbank, California.[1][2] He was survived by his wife, Laura and their four children, and a sister.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1972 White Rat Lieutenant Directed by Steven Mullin.
1973 The Crazies David
[3]
1974 The Sister-in-Law Edward Strong
  • Credited as W.G. McMillan
  • Written and directed by Joseph Ruben in his directorial debut.
  • Received an R rating from the MPAA.
[4]
1976 Goldenrod Ethan Gifford
The Enforcer Lt. Dobbs
[5][6][7][8][9]
1980 Used Cars Police Sergeant
Christmas Evil Young Man
1983 Tin Man Artie Directed by John G. Thomas. [10]
1986 Salvador Colonel Bentley Hyde Sr. War drama film written by Oliver Stone and Richard Boyle and directed by Stone. [11][12][13]
1983 Aspen Extreme Beard Uncredited
1994 Bad Girls Colonel Clayborne Western film directed by Jonathan Kaplan.
2005 Monarch of the Moon Col. Slate
2008 Jada Hutch Dramatic film directed by Clifton Powell.
Unbound Warden
  • Directed by Wes Llewellyn.
  • Written by Amanda Llewellyn.
Eva's Desert War Hero Directed by Lisa Miosi.
2009 Broken Grandfather Directed by Patrick G. Ingram.
2010 The Challenge God Written, directed, shot, edited and produced by Alex Berteanu with the close help of Tibi Cosneanu.
2011 Eye of the Storm Verizombie
[14][15]
2012 House Arrest Judge Directed by William Washington., (final film role)

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1977 Three's Company Policeman
  • Episode: "Alone Together" (S 2:Ep 6)
  • Credited as W.G. McMillan
1980 Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb TV film directed by David Lowell Rich
1981 Charlie's Angels John Wheeler Episode: "Mr. Galaxy" (S 5 :Ep 15)
Little House on the Prairie Bartender Episode: "Chicago" (S 8:Ep 8)
The Greatest American Hero Kerner Episode: "Saturday Night on Sunset Boulevard" (S 1:Ep 5)
1982 Little House on the Prairie 3rd Man Episode: "A Faraway Cry" (S 8:Ep 20)
The Greatest American Hero Commander
  • Credited as Will Mac Millan
  • Episode: "Good Samaritan" (S 2:Ep 19)
Father Murphy Bartender Episode: "The Father Figure" (S 2:Ep 2)
1983 Knight Rider Sheriff Casey Episode: "Ring of Fire" (S 2:Ep 10)
1984 The A-Team Joe Episode: "Sheriffs of Rivertown" (S 3:Ep 10)
General Hospital Boris Roskov Credited as William MacMillan
1985 Riptide Hobbs Episode: "Boz Busters" ( S 2:Ep 15)
Hunter Will Donaldson Episode: "The Garbage Man" (S 1:Ep 11)
Hunter Parole Officer Episode: "Guilty" (S 1:Ep 16)
1986 Moonlighting Agent Dayton Episode: "Symphony in Knocked Flat" (S 3:Ep 3) [16]
1987 Fame Kenneth Garth Episode: "Go Softly Into Morning" (S 6:Ep 11)
Hill Street Blues Fire Marshal Episode: "It Ain't Over Till It's Over" (S 7:Ep 22)
Werewolf Sheriff Brandt Episode: "Nothing Evil in These Woods" (S 1:Ep 7)
Knots Landing Lieutenant Cox Episode: "Half-Truths" (S 9:Ep 4)
1989 Nearly Departed The Foreman Episode: "Altared States" (S 1:Ep 3)
Chameleons Policeman #3 TV movie
Matlock Sheriff Dan Guerney Episode: "The Blues Singer" (S 3:Ep 19)
1990 Fine Things U.S. Marshal TV movie
1991 Father Dowling Mysteries Guest Episode: "The Fugitive Priest Mystery" (S 3:Ep 11)
Equal Justice Judge Wilcox Episode: "Courting Disaster"
L.A. Law Judge Colonel Barney Massien Episode: "Rest in Pieces" (S 5:Ep 2)
Guns of Paradise Marshal Gordon
  • Episode: "Shield of Gold" (S 3:Ep 11)
  • Was Paradise before being renamed.
Reasonable Doubts Jablonski Episode: "...and Sleep Won't Come"
Life Goes On Colonel Fielding Episode: "Invasion of the Thatcher Snatchers"
1992 Matlock Lt. Lucas Wells Episode: "The Outcast, part 1" (S 6: Ep 14)
Matlock Lt. Lucas Wells Episode: "The Outcast, part 2" (S 6: Ep 15)
Renegade Buck
Willing to Kill: The Texas Cheerleader Story Uncredited
1993 Aspen Extreme Beard
Homefront Guest Episode: "Shabbat Shalom"
Danger Theatre Cash McClean
  • Credited as Will Macmillan
  • Episode: "Comes a Searcher/Vengeance in the Grass"
1994 Diagnosis: Murder Officer Episode: "My Four Husbands" (S 2:Ep 5)
1995 Murder One Angus Ramsey Episode: "Chapter Six"
1997 Beverly Hills, 90210 Tony Episode: "Phantom of C.U." (S 7:Ep 15)
1999 NYPD Blue George Franklin Episode: :"Raphael's Inferno" (S 6:Ep 14)
2004 Las Vegas Woodlief Episode: "Die Fast, Die Furious" (S 1:Ep 15)
The Young and the Restless Jerry Gunderson Episode: "Episode #1.8014"
2005 The West Wing David Adams Episode: "2162 Votes" (S 6:Ep 22)
2006 Close to Home Henry's Attorney Episode: "Legacy" (S 2:Ep 5)
2008 Raising the Bar Frank Nolan Episode: "Out on the Roof" (S 1:Ep 8)

Video[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1986 Cards of Death Captain Twain
1990 Dark Romances Vol. 1 Bartender
1994 Schemes Mean Junkman

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "William George McMillan". grecohertnick.com. Retrieved December 13, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Jaguar, Joanna (December 13, 2015). "Will McMillan, soap opera actor and star of George A Romero's 'The Crazies', dies at 71". Retrieved December 13, 2015.
  3. ^ "Special Article: Year of 'The Crazies': 1973". BloodyDisgusting. Retrieved December 13, 2015.
  4. ^ Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Playground Daily News, Friday 13 June 1975, Volume 30, Number 109, page 5C.
  5. ^ McGilligan 1999, p. 275.
  6. ^ McGilligan 1999, p. 278.
  7. ^ "Starting Over: 1970-1990". You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story (2008)
  8. ^ Hughes, p. 62.
  9. ^ "Dirty Harry Movies". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved December 13, 2015.
  10. ^ "Tin Man". The New York Times. Retrieved December 13, 2015.
  11. ^ "Salvador". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved December 13, 2015.
  12. ^ Ebert, Roger (April 25, 1986). "Salvador". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved December 13, 2015.
  13. ^ Goodman, Walter (March 5, 1986). "Salvador". The New York Times. Retrieved December 13, 2015.
  14. ^ "'The Eye Of The Storm' Wins at Melbourne International Film Festival". Yahoo! TV. August 8, 2011. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
  15. ^ Bulbeck, Pip (August 9, 2011). "'The Eye Of The Storm' Wins at Melbourne International Film Festival". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
  16. ^ Erickson, Hal. "Moonlighting: Symphony in Knocked Flat". Allmovie. All Media Guide. Retrieved December 13, 2015.

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