William Watson (actor)

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William Watson
Born William C. Watson
(1938-10-05)October 5, 1938
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died November 5, 1997(1997-11-05) (aged 59)
Kauai, Hawaii, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1965 - 1987

William C. Watson (October 5, 1938 – November 5, 1997) was an American actor.[1]


Born in Chicago, Illinois, Watson appeared in many television series and films, In the Heat of the Night (1967),[1] Lawman (1971), The Hunting Party (1971), Chato's Land (1972), Executive Action (1973) and Wholly Moses! (1980).

In the 1960s and 1970s, he guest-starred on several TV series such as The Rat Patrol, The High Chaparral, Gunsmoke, Kojak, Hawaii Five-0, The Rookies, Starsky and Hutch (in the episode "Captain Dobey, You're Dead"), M*A*S*H, The Dukes of Hazzard, Quinn Martin's Tales of the Unexpected (in the episode "The Force of Evil"),[2] and many more. His last appearance was in the film It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987) with Michael Moriarty. He was best remembered as the slave trader who captured young Kunta Kinte in the TV miniseries Roots.



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