William Bramley

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William Bramley
William Bramley in Laredo 1967.jpg
Bramley in Laredo (1967)
Born(1928-04-18)April 18, 1928
DiedOctober 28, 1985(1985-10-28) (aged 57)
Alma materBucknell University
Years active1958–1984

William Bramley (April 18, 1928 – October 28, 1985) was an American actor.


Born in New York, New York, Bramley graduated from Bucknell University in 1953. While there, he was involved with the Cap and Dagger Club theatrical organization.[1]

Bramley made his film debut in the Academy Award-winning 1961 movie musical West Side Story,[2] co-directed by Robert Wise and co-starring Richard Beymer. Bramley played the role of policeman Officer Krupke. He also appeared in the 1968 film Madigan. Other film credits include Gunpoint (1966), I Love You, Alice B. Toklas (1968), Getting Straight (1970), Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? (1970), Doctors' Wives (1971), Bless the Beasts & Children (1971), Hangup (1974), Revenge of the Cheerleaders (1976), and The Wild Life (1984).

He appeared in TV movies including Ready for the People (1964), Trial Run (1969), Michael O'Hara the Fourth (1972), The Last Day (1975), Tough Girl (1981).

Bramley played a number of characters in various TV series including the lead policeman in the second-season episode of the TV series Star Trek entitled "Bread and Circuses". Bramley made guest appearances on such TV series as Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Combat!, Straightaway, Kentucky Jones, Lassie (1969 episode "Patsy"),The Virginian, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie (as a policeman), Emergency!, McCloud, Gomer Pyle, and Barnaby Jones. His final television appearance was in an episode of St. Elsewhere.

Bramley died on October 28, 1985, in the Tarzana Medical Center in Tarzana, California, at the age of 57.[1]



Year Title Role Notes
1961 West Side Story Krupke
1963 The Thrill of It All Angry Driver
1968 Madigan O'Brien Uncredited
1968 I Love You, Alice B. Toklas! 1st Patrolman
1970 Getting Straight Wade Linden
1970 Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came Deputy Henry
1971 Doctors' Wives Dr. Hagstrom
1971 Bless the Beasts & Children Mr. Goodenow
1974 Hangup Simpson
1974 Freebie and the Bean Mr. Franklin Uncredited
1976 Revenge of the Cheerleaders Walter Hartlander
1984 The Wild Life Security Officer Final film role


Year Title Role Notes
1955 Pond's Theater Episode: "Prologue to Glory"
1958–1959 The Phil Silvers Show Pvt. Pete Masters 2 episodes; uncredited in one episode and credited as Bill Bramley in another
1960 Diagnosis: Unknown Detective McClutchey Episode: "The Case of the Radiant Wine"; uncredited
1961 The Aquanauts Mr. Wesson Episode: "The Defective Tank Adventure"
1961 The Detectives Range Manager Episode: "Other Cheek"
1961 Checkmate Burke Episode: "The Button Down Break"
1962 Straightaway Episode: "Escape from Darkness"
1962 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Dr. Hagerty Episode: "The Test"
1962 Alcoa Premiere Bosun Gallagher Episode: "Seven Against the Sea"
1962 The Tall Man Bart Tugwell Episode: "The Runaway Groom"
1962 The Untouchables Stephen Millerick Episode: "Elegy"
1962–1963 Laramie Tulman / Hanson 2 episodes
1962–1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Fred Starcher / Lt. McDonald 2 episodes
1962–1972 Bonanza Mr. Mueller / Dan Fowler / Gifford Owens / Townsend 4 episodes
1962–1973 Gunsmoke Loomis / Anderson / Cane / Miller / Turner / Adam Haley / Jake Struck / Jed Woodard / Davis Henry / Browder 10 episodes
1963 The Dakotas Jellicoe Episode: "Mutiny at Fort Mercy"
1963 G.E. True Frank Joseph Episode: "Firebug"
1963 Wide Country Mike Knudsen Episode: "The Care and Handling of Tigers"
1963 Empire Marty Albee Episode: "The Convention"
1963 Breaking Point Lloyd Episode: "The Bull Roarer"
1963–1964 Temple Houston Gus Finney / Ford Conley 2 episodes
1963–1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre Roy David 'Biff' Mueller / District Attorney 2 episodes
1963–1968 The Virginian Karnes / Arnold Bowden / Del Hobart / John Ferguson / Charlie Tressider 5 episodes
1964 77 Sunset Strip Bridges Episode: "Dead as in 'Dude'"
1964 The Farmer's Daughter Desk Sergeant Episode: "Katy Gets Arrested"
1964 The Donna Reed Show Harvey Jay Episode: "My Son the Catcher"
1964 Destry Red Brady Episode: "Red Brady's Kid"
1964 The Bing Crosby Show 1st Officer Episode: "The Green Couch"
1964 Ready for the People Nick Williams TV Movie
1964 Tom, Dick, and Mary Sergeant Episode: "And Baby Makes Four"
1964 Wendy and Me Policeman Episode: "Wendy, the Woman in the Gray Flannel Suit"
1964–1969 Lassie Police Officer / Mr. Munson / Chet McCabe 4 episodes
1965 The Outer Limits 'Baldy' Baldwin Episode: "The Premonition"
1965 Hazel Mr. Camden Episode: "Stop Rockin' Our Reception"
1965 Death Valley Days McCartney Episode: "The Battle of San Francisco Bay"
1965 Kentucky Jones Cal Dryer Episode: "Most Precious Gold"
1965 Slattery's People Beecher Episode: "A Sitting Duck Named Slattery"
1965 Honey West George Mortimer Episode: "The Owl and the Eye"
1965 Dr. Kildare Dr. Bernard Krantz 2 episodes
1965–1966 Lost in Space Robotoid (voice) / Mr. Nobody 2 episodes; uncredited
1966 The Wackiest Ship in the Army Episode: "Chinese Checkers"
1966 Perry Mason Leon Vandenberg Episode: "The Case of the Crafty Kidnapper"
1966 The Fugitive Lynch / Tim Oates 2 episodes; credited as Bill Bramley
1966 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. Ingo Episode: "The Danish Blue Affair"
1966 Gomer Pyle: USMC Cop #2 Episode: "Follow That Car"
1966 Combat! Desk Sergeant Episode: "Gulliver"
1966 12 O'Clock High Col. Farnum Episode: "The Duel at Mont Sainte Marie"
1966 Bewitched Mr. Mills Episode: "Soapbox Derby"
1966–1967 Iron Horse Sheriff Stevenson / Ferris 2 episodes
1966–1973 The F.B.I. Kurt Milkey / Foreman / Howard Spain / Steve Drake / Ray Scott 5 episodes
1967 Laredo Luke Bergstrom Episode: "The Seventh Day"
1967 The Invaders Constable Gabbard Episode: "Nightmare"
1967 The Monkees Larry Episode: "Monkee Mother"
1967 The Road West Anderson Episode: "The Eighty-Seven Dollar Bride"
1967–1968 Cimarron Strip Fargo Jones / Whiskey Jack 2 episodes
1967–1969 That Girl Bert Weevle / Tim 2 episodes; as Bill Bramley
1967–1972 The Magical World of Disney Police Commissioner / Oscar Gruber 3 episodes
1968 Star Trek: The Original Series Policeman Episode: "Bread and Circuses"
1968 The Ugliest Girl in Town Car Salesman Episode: "The Ugliest Girl in Town"
1968–1969 Land of the Giants P.G. Hanley / 1st Giant 2 episodes
1968–1974 Adam-12 Fred Culligan / Mr. Cullen 2 episodes
1969 The Outcasts Stretter Episode: "They Shall Rise Up"
1969 Trial Run Karlson TV Movie
1969 I Dream of Jeannie Policeman Episode: "Jeannie for the Defense"
1969 Love, American Style Policeman Episode: "Love and the Phone Booth"
1969 My World and Welcome to It Beeman Episode: "Rally Round the Flag"
1969 The Last of the Powerseekers Sergeant Grady TV Movie
1969–1975 Ironside Paul Pacheco / Brooks / Bert Martin / Ken Hansen / Joe Lorca 5 episodes
1970 Julia Stanley Maguire Episode: "The Prisoner of Brenda"
1970 Nanny and the Professor Deliveryman #1 Episode: "Spring, Sweet Spring"
1970–1971 Room 222 Mr. Windisch / Coach Windish 2 episodes
1971 The Name of the Game Paul / Deputy Episode: "The Showdown"
1971 Bearcats! Mr. Overton Episode: "The Feathered Serpent"
1971 Nichols Hemmings Episode: "Deer Crossing"
1971 Mod Squad Artie Ralston Episode: "Real Loser"; uncredited
1971 Cannon Lieutenant Egan Episode: "Death Is a Double-Cross"
1971–1972 McMillan & Wife Whitey / Sergeant Warthheimer 2 episodes
1972 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury Grover Potter Episode: "Operation: Dorias"
1972 Longstreet Leonard Ames Episode: "Through Shattering Glass"
1972 Michael O'Hara the Fourth Police Commissioner TV Movie
1972 Emergency! Sam Episode: "Crash"
1972 The Delphi Bureau Dr. Kantor Episode: "The White Plague Project"
1973 The Waltons Matt Beckwith Episode: "The Gypsies"
1973 McCloud Detective Sgt. Reese Episode: "The Solid Gold Swingers"
1973–1975 The Streets of San Francisco Condon / John Condon / Parole Board Chief / Officer Pete Morgan 4 episodes
1973–1976 Barnaby Jones Sheriff Martin Perry / Sheriff Lunceford / Mike 3 episodes
1974 Get Christie Love! Bartender Episode: "Pawn Ticket for Murder"
1974–1975 Petrocelli Cyrus Mitchell / Milt Daniels 2 episodes
1975 The Last Day Oates TV Movie
1975 Barbary Coast Hatch Episode: "Funny Money"
1979 How the West Was Won Ferryman Episode: "Hillary"
1981 Little House on the Prairie Jed Finley Episode: "Blind Justice"
1981 ABC Afterschool Specials Judge M.A. Dibella Episode: "Tough Girl"
1982 The Dukes of Hazzard Boss Bowman Episode: "The Hazzardgate Tape"
1983 St. Elsewhere Mr. Czeski Episode: "Qui Transtulit Sustinet"


  1. ^ a b "William Bramley, 57, actor". The Daily Item. Pennsylvania, Sunbury. November 14, 1985. p. 8. Retrieved 16 January 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ Williams, Whitney (27 September 1961). "Review: 'West Side Story'". Variety. ISSN 0042-2738.

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