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Will Wright

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. William Henry "Will" Wright (March 26, 1894, San Francisco, California - June 19, 1962, Los Angeles, California) was an American character actor. He was frequently cast in westerns and in curmudgeonly roles. Over the course of his career, Wright appeared in more than 200 film and television roles. He started his acting career in vaudeville and later moved to the stage, then on to movies, radio, and television. Among the films in which Wright appeared are Shadow of the Thin Man (1941), The Major and the Minor (1943), So Proudly We Hail! (1943), Road to Utopia (1946), Mother Wore Tights (1947), Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948), Little Women (1949), Walk Softly, Stranger (1950), Sunset in the West (1950), People Will Talk (1951), The Happy Time (1952), River of No Return (1954), The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), Jeanne Eagels (1957), and Gunman's Walk (1958). One of his most famous and memorable film roles was corrupt city official Dolph Pillsbury in the Academy Award-winning All the King's Men (1949). Wright provided the voice of Friend Owl in Walt Disney's animated film Bambi (1942). He guest starred on several television series. Will Wright died of cancer in 1962.

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Mar 26, 1894 In San Francisco, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Pure Feud 1934-04-20
Latest Project:
Movie APEX: The Secret Race Across America 2019-10-20
Known For
Poster of River of No Return
Poster of The Wild One
Poster of Little Women
Poster of USS VD: Ship of Shame
Movie APEX: The Secret Race Across America Self 2019-10-20
Movie How Videogames Changed the World Himself 2013-11-30
Movie Cape Fear Dr. Pearsall 1962-04-12
Series Mister Ed Unknown 1961-01-05
Movie The Deadly Companions Doctor Acton 1961-06-06
Movie Twenty Plus Two Newspaper morgue attendant 1961-08-13
Series The Dick Van Dyke Show Unknown 1961-10-03
Series The Tall Man Unknown 1960-09-10
Movie Inherit the Wind Bible Salesman (uncredited) 1960-06-24
Series Thriller Unknown 1960-09-13
Series The Andy Griffith Show Ben Weaver 1960-10-03
Series Pete and Gladys Unknown 1960-09-19
Series Outlaws Unknown 1960-09-26
Series Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Movie Alias Jesse James Titus Queasley 1959-03-20
Movie The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock Pentagon General 1959-08-06
Series Dennis the Menace Merrivale 1959-10-04
Series Mr. Lucky Unknown 1959-10-24
Series Riverboat Unknown 1959-09-13
Movie Gunman's Walk Judge 1958-07-01
Movie Quantrill's Raiders Judge Wood 1958-04-27
Movie The Missouri Traveler Sheriff Marvin Peavy 1958-01-21
Series Bronco Unknown 1958-09-23
Movie Rock-a-Bye Baby Fire Chief (uncredited) 1958-07-23
Series Bat Masterson Unknown 1958-10-08
Series Lawman Unknown 1958-10-05
Series 77 Sunset Strip Unknown 1958-10-10
Series The Donna Reed Show Unknown 1958-09-24
Movie Jeanne Eagels Marshal (uncredited) 1957-08-02
Movie The Wayward Bus Van Brunt 1957-05-27
Series Official Detective Unknown 1957-01-01
Series Sugarfoot Unknown 1957-09-17
Movie The Iron Sheriff Judge 1957-04-01
Movie Johnny Tremain Ephraim Lapham 1957-06-19
Series Perry Mason James Vardon 1957-09-21
Series The Real McCoys Unknown 1957-10-03
Series Trackdown Unknown 1957-10-04
Series Leave It to Beaver Unknown 1957-10-04
Series Maverick Unknown 1957-09-22
Movie These Wilder Years Old Cab Driver 1956-08-17
Series Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater Unknown 1956-10-05
Series The Millionaire Unknown 1955-01-19
Movie The Kentuckian John Decker 1955-08-01
Movie Atomic Energy as a Force for Good Tim Summers 1955-01-01
Movie The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell Admiral William S. Sims 1955-12-31
Series Gunsmoke Ben Walling 1955-09-10
Series The 20th Century Fox Hour Unknown 1955-10-05
Movie The Tall Men 1955-09-22
Movie Johnny Guitar Ned - Bank Teller (uncredited) 1954-05-26
Movie Born in Freedom: The Story of Colonel Drake Joel D. Angier 1954-03-29
Movie River of No Return Trading Post Proprietor 1954-04-30
Movie The Raid Josiah Anderson 1954-08-04
Series December Bride Unknown 1954-10-04
Series Lassie Unknown 1954-09-12
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Niagara Boatman 1953-01-26
Series You Are There Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie The Last Posse Todd Mitchell 1953-07-04
Series Letter to Loretta Unknown 1953-09-20
Movie The Wild One Art Kleiner 1953-12-30
Movie Young Man with Ideas Party Guest (uncredited) 1952-05-02
Movie The Las Vegas Story Mike Fogarty 1952-01-30
Movie Paula Raymond Bascom 1952-05-15
Movie The Happy Time Family Doctor 1952-10-30
Movie Lure of the Wilderness Sheriff Brink 1952-07-16
Series Cavalcade of America Unknown 1952-10-01
Movie O. Henry's Full House Hotel Desk Clerk (segment "The Clarion Call") (uncredited) 1952-08-07
Movie My Forbidden Past Luther Toplady 1951-04-25
Movie Excuse My Dust Race judge 1951-06-27
Movie Vengeance Valley Mr. Willoughby 1951-02-14
Series The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok Unknown 1951-04-15
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Movie The Tall Target Thomas Ogden (uncredited) 1951-08-17
Series Dragnet Unknown 1951-12-16
Series I Love Lucy Mr. Walters 1951-10-15
Movie House by the River Inspector Sarten 1950-03-25
Movie A Ticket to Tomahawk Marshal Kit Dodge 1950-05-19
Movie No Way Out Dr. Cheney - Coroner (uncredited) 1950-08-16
Movie Sunset in the West Sheriff Tad Osborne 1950-09-25
Movie Walk Softly, Stranger Jake, Poker Player (uncredited) 1950-10-14
Movie The Green Promise Mr. Grenstedt 1949-03-22
Movie Little Women Mr. Grace (uncredited) 1949-03-10
Movie Act of Violence Pop 1949-01-22
Movie Big Jack Will Farnsworth 1949-04-12
Movie All the King's Men Dolph Pillsbury 1949-11-16
Movie Mrs. Mike Dr. McIntosh 1949-12-23
Movie Lust for Gold Parsons 1949-06-10
Movie Adam's Rib Judge Marcasson 1949-11-18
Movie Brimstone Martin Tredwell 1949-08-15
Movie Relentless Sam - the Horse Dealer 1948-06-15
Movie The Inside Story J. J. Johnson 1948-03-14
Movie California's Golden Beginning 1948-01-01
Movie They Live by Night Mobley 1948-08-06
Movie Whispering Smith Sheriff McSwiggin 1948-12-09
Movie Black Eagle Sheriff Clancy 1948-09-16
Movie An Act of Murder Judge Jim Wilder 1948-12-05
Movie The Walls of Jericho Dr. Nathan J. Patterson 1948-11-22
Movie Keeper of the Bees Dr. Grayson 1947-07-10
Movie Blaze of Noon Mr. Thomas 1947-05-02
Movie Danger Street Police Chief Bullward 1947-06-20
Movie Mother Wore Tights Withers (uncredited) 1947-08-20
Movie Cynthia Gus Wood, Thatcher's Real Estate Rep 1947-08-29
Movie Wild Harvest Mike Alperson 1947-09-26
Movie Along the Oregon Trail Jim Bridger 1947-08-30
Movie The Blue Dahlia 'Dad' Newell 1946-04-16
Movie The Hoodlum Saint Allan 'Knucklehead' Smith - Times Editor (uncredited) 1946-04-04
Movie The Madonna's Secret The Riverman 1946-02-16
Movie They Made Me a Killer Henry, the Blacksmith 1946-05-03
Movie Down Missouri Way Prof. Morris 1946-08-15
Movie One Exciting Week Otis Piper 1946-06-08
Movie The Inner Circle Henry Boggs 1946-08-07
Movie Blue Skies Dan - Stage Manager (uncredited) 1946-10-15
Movie Rendezvous with Annie Elmer Snodgrass 1946-07-22
Movie High Powered Jeff Hines 1945-02-27
Movie Grissly's Millions John Frey 1945-01-16
Movie Bewitched Mr. Herkheimer 1945-07-04
Movie Rhapsody in Blue Rachmaninoff 1945-06-27
Movie Scarlet Street Globe Loan Office Manager (uncredited) 1945-12-25
Movie Road to Utopia Mr. Latimer (uncredited) 1945-11-01
Movie The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry Mr. Nelson (uncredited) 1945-08-17
Movie Practically Yours Sen. Cowling (uncredited) 1944-12-20
Movie The Meanest Man in the World Pawn Shop Owner (uncredited) 1943-02-12
Movie War of the Wildcats Doctor 1943-12-06
Movie So Proudly We Hail Colonel Clark (Uncredited) 1943-09-09
Movie USS VD: Ship of Shame Commandant (uncredited) 1942-01-02
Movie Shut My Big Mouth Jim Long 1942-02-19
Movie The Major and the Minor Ticket Agent #1 (uncredited) 1942-09-16
Movie Bambi Friend Owl (voice) (uncredited) 1942-08-14
Movie Wildcat John 'Paw' Smithers 1942-09-03
Movie The Richest Man in Town Frederick Johnson 1941-08-02
Movie Maisie Was a Lady Judge Thatcher (Uncredited) 1941-01-10
Movie Cracked Nuts Sylvanus Boogle 1941-07-02
Movie Blossoms in the Dust Senator 1941-08-15
Movie Honky Tonk Townsman at Meeting House 1941-10-01
Movie The Tell-Tale Heart Second Deputy Sheriff (uncredited) 1941-10-25
Movie Shadow of the Thin Man Maguire 1941-11-21
Movie Nothing But the Truth Mr. Bart Prichard (uncredited) 1941-10-10
Movie Blondie Plays Cupid Mr. Tucker 1940-10-31
Movie You, the People Mr. Roberts 1940-11-30
Movie Pure Feud Lem (uncredited) 1934-04-20