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Dave Willock

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Dave Willock (August 13, 1909 – November 12, 1990) was an American character actor. Willock appeared in 181 films and television series from 1939 to 1989. Born in 1909, Willock began his professional career in vaudeville in 1931, teaming with his boyhood friend Jack Carson in a comedy song and dance routine. For a time in the mid-1930s he was a reporter and editor for a Milwaukee newspaper. He first appeared on screen in Good Girls Go to Paris (1939), in an uncredited bit part. He teamed with Carson again when Carson invited him to write for his radio show; Willock wrote and played the part of Carson's nephew Tugwell on The Jack Carson Show from 1943–1949. Willock and Cliff Arquette had their own radio and television shows in the early 1950s. Both versions were called Dave and Charley; the radio version was heard circa 1950, but the television version of it was on the air for only three months in early 1952. In the 1961–1962 season, he played Harvey Clayton, father of the 1920s teenager Margie Clayton, portrayed by Cynthia Pepper in ABC's Margie. He appeared on an episode of Dragnet as an ex-vaudevillean who is cheated out of $9,000 that he found on a sidewalk. In 1966, he had an uncredited role as the bartender in the Elvis Presley vehicle Frankie and Johnny. Willock is probably most familiar to modern audiences from his performance as Baby Jane Hudson's father in the opening scenes of the cult classic What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962). He played seven different characters on CBS's Green Acres with Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor, mostly portraying clerks or elevator operators. Willock also did voice acting for animated roles, such as the offscreen narrator on Wacky Races (1968) and as father Augustus "Gus" Holiday on The Roman Holidays (1972). He appeared in a television commercial for "The Great American Soups", directed by American satirist Stan Freberg, alongside tap-dancing star Ann Miller. He died of complications due to stroke on November 12, 1990 at the age of 81. He is buried in Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery. For his contribution to the television industry, Dave Willock has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6358 Hollywood Boulevard.

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Aug 13, 1909 In Chicago, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Three Texas Steers 1939-05-12
Latest Project:
Movie Earthed 2 - Never Enough Dirt 2005-04-01
Known For
Poster of Prehistoric World
Poster of Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte
Poster of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Poster of Spellbound
Movie Earthed 2 - Never Enough Dirt Dave Wardell 2005-04-01
Movie Prehistoric World Unknown 1989-11-29
Movie Son of Dinosaurs Unknown 1989-11-29
Movie Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs Himself 1985-05-16
Movie Emperor of the North Pole Groundhog 1973-05-23
Movie Michael O'Hara the Fourth Store Manager 1972-03-26
Movie Now You See Him, Now You Don't Mr. Burns 1972-07-12
Series The Streets of San Francisco Unknown 1972-09-23
Series The Roman Holidays Gus Holiday (voice) 1972-09-09
Series Alias Smith and Jones Unknown 1971-01-05
Series Nanny and the Professor Unknown 1970-01-21
Series The Immortal Unknown 1970-09-24
Series Wacky Races Narrator 1968-09-14
Series The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show Unknown 1968-09-15
Series That Girl Unknown 1966-09-08
Series Run, Buddy, Run Unknown 1966-09-12
Series My Mother the Car Unknown 1965-09-14
Series Green Acres Unknown 1965-09-15
Series Hogan's Heroes Unknown 1965-09-17
Series The Cara Williams Show Unknown 1964-09-23
Movie The Patsy Alec 1964-06-24
Series The Munsters Unknown 1964-09-24
Movie Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte Taxi Driver 1964-12-15
Series Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Unknown 1964-09-25
Movie Send Me No Flowers Milkman Ernie 1964-10-14
Series Vacation Playhouse Unknown 1963-07-22
Movie Wives and Lovers Dr. Leon Partridge DDS 1963-08-29
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Movie 4 for Texas Alfred 1963-12-25
Series Petticoat Junction Unknown 1963-09-24
Series The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown 1962-09-20
Series The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown 1962-09-26
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Movie What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Ray Hudson 1962-10-31
Series The Lucy Show Unknown 1962-10-01
Movie The Ladies Man Assistant TV Director 1961-06-21
Series Margie Unknown 1961-10-12
Series The Tom Ewell Show Unknown 1960-09-27
Series My Three Sons Unknown 1960-09-29
Movie Ten Seconds to Hell Peter Tillig 1959-06-16
Series Wichita Town Unknown 1959-09-30
Series The Twilight Zone Marty 1959-10-02
Series Not for Hire Unknown 1959-10-23
Series Dennis the Menace Unknown 1959-10-04
Series Wanted: Dead or Alive Unknown 1958-09-06
Movie Queen of Outer Space Lt. Mike Cruze 1958-09-07
Series The Donna Reed Show Unknown 1958-09-24
Movie The Delicate Delinquent William C. Goerner 1957-06-06
Movie The Buster Keaton Story Joe Keaton 1957-05-01
Series Richard Diamond, Private Detective Unknown 1957-07-01
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Series Boots and Saddles Unknown 1957-09-19
Series The Real McCoys Unknown 1957-10-03
Series Telephone Time Unknown 1956-04-08
Series Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater Unknown 1956-10-05
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Movie Revenge of the Creature Lou Gibson 1955-05-13
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Movie Remains to Be Seen Delivery Man (uncredited) 1953-05-15
Movie Roar of the Crowd Buster Sands 1953-05-31
Series Letter to Loretta Unknown 1953-09-20
Movie It Came from Outer Space Pete Davis (uncredited) 1953-06-05
Movie Love Is Better Than Ever Davey 1952-02-23
Movie A Girl in Every Port Seaman McGonegal (uncredited) 1952-02-13
Movie Battle Zone Smitty 1952-10-26
Movie Flat Top Willie 1952-10-26
Movie Darling, How Could You! Usher (Uncredited) 1951-08-08
Movie Roadblock Airport Clerk (uncredited) 1951-09-17
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Movie Louisa Joe Collins - Cab Driver 1950-05-31
Movie Chicago Deadline Pig 1949-10-17
Movie Sealed Verdict Stockade Desk Sergeant 1948-11-05
Movie So This Is New York Willis Gilbey 1948-06-01
Movie Stork Bites Man Lester 1947-06-21
Movie Joe Palooka, Champ Mr. Rodney (as Dave 'Tugwell' Willock) 1946-05-26
Movie The Searching Wind Harry 1946-08-09
Movie The Runaround Hubert 'Billy' Willis 1946-06-04
Movie Bring on the Girls Sailor (uncredited) 1945-03-30
Movie Spellbound Bellboy (uncredited) 1945-11-08
Movie This Love of Ours Dr. Dailey 1945-11-02
Movie Pin Up Girl Dud Miller 1944-04-25
Movie He Hired the Boss Sailor 1943-04-02
Movie The Hard Way Bellboy (Uncredited) 1943-01-13
Movie Action in the North Atlantic Convoy Speaker (uncredited) 1943-06-12
Movie Dixie Dugan Phil (uncredited) 1943-03-12
Movie The Gang's All Here Sgt. Pat Casey 1943-12-24
Movie Let's Face It Barney Hilliard 1943-08-04
Movie Princess O'Rourke Delivery Boy (uncredited) 1943-10-23
Movie The Male Animal Student (uncredited) 1942-03-12
Movie This Time for Keeps Soda Jerk 1942-03-01
Movie Over My Dead Body Sailor 1942-01-15
Movie The Affairs of Martha Milkman (uncredited) 1942-06-21
Movie The Fleet's In Sailor 1942-01-24
Movie Priorities on Parade Push Gasper 1942-07-23
Movie You Were Never Lovelier Hotel Acuña Bellboy (uncredited) 1942-11-19
Movie For Me and My Gal Elevator Operator (uncredited) 1942-10-21
Movie Lucky Jordan Angelo Palacio 1942-11-16
Movie Men of the Sky Bob 'Sir Galahad' Gladdens 1942-07-25
Movie A Shot in the Dark Elevator Operator (uncredited) 1941-04-05
Movie Mr. District Attorney Hypo 1941-03-27
Movie She Knew All the Answers Messenger Boy 1941-05-13
Movie Caught in the Draft Colonel's Orderly 1941-07-04
Movie Cracked Nuts Radio Technician 1941-07-02
Movie Hellzapoppin' Orchestra Trombone Player (uncredited) 1941-12-25
Movie Harvard Here I Come Student 1941-12-18
Movie Granny Get Your Gun Frightened Motorist 1940-02-10
Movie Brother Rat and a Baby Talking Cadet in Trouble 1940-01-13
Movie Black Friday Student 1940-02-29
Movie Too Many Husbands Elevator Operator 1940-04-03
Movie S.O.S Tidal Wave Page 1939-06-02
Movie Three Texas Steers Hotel Desk Clerk 1939-05-12
Movie Good Girls Go to Paris Student (uncredited) 1939-06-20
Movie Golden Boy Arena Call Boy 1939-09-05
Movie The Amazing Mr. Williams Bellboy (uncredited) 1939-11-22
Movie Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Senate Guard (uncredited) 1939-10-19
Movie Blondie Takes a Vacation Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited) 1939-07-20