William Jordan (actor)

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William Jordan
Born William C. Jordan
(1937-10-13) October 13, 1937 (age 80)
Milan, Indiana
Occupation Actor
Years active 1954-present

William C. Jordan is an American film and television actor. He played Major Jake Gatlin in season one of the television series Project UFO.,[1] among other roles in films and television series.

Personal life[edit]

1954 Milan High School Basketball Team; Jordan is in the top row, fourth from right

Jordan was born in Milan, Indiana. As a high school student, under the name Bill Jordan, Jordan was a member of the famous 1954 Milan High School basketball team that won the 1954 Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) State Tournament. It was this 1954 Milan "Indians" basketball team on which the movie Hoosiers was loosely based. Jordan is a graduate of Indiana University.

During his career as an actor, Jordan rented an upscale apartment in Hollywood, while owning a large home in Arrowhead, California.[2]





  1. ^ Jay Sharbutt (February 17, 1978). "Project U.F.O. Next Webb Work". The Daily Union. Retrieved January 8, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Bachelor Actor Has Big House". Reading Eagle. May 22, 1978. Retrieved January 8, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b American Film Institute (1997). The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States: Feature Films, 1961-1970, Part 2. University of California Press. pp. 673, 781. Retrieved January 8, 2011. 
  4. ^ A. Aros, Andrew; Bertrand Dimmitt, Richard (1977). An actor guide to the talkies, 1965 through 1974. Scarecrow Press. p. 110. Retrieved January 9, 2011. 
  5. ^ Schlossheimer, Michael (2002). Gunmen and gangsters: profiles of nine actors who portrayed memorable screen tough guys. McFarland. p. 149. Retrieved January 9, 2011. 
  6. ^ S. Hischak, Thomas (2008). The Oxford companion to the American musical: theatre, film, and television. Oxford University Press US. p. 102. Retrieved January 9, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Actor Portraying 'King' Just Can't Be Topped". The Gadsden Times. February 12, 1978. Retrieved January 9, 2011. 
  8. ^ M. Devine, Jeremy (1999). Vietnam at 24 frames a second: a critical and thematic analysis of over 400 films about the Vietnam war. University of Texas Press. p. 175. Retrieved January 8, 2011. 

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