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Bill McCutcheon

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia James William McCutcheon (May 23, 1924 - January 9, 2002) was an American character actor known for his roles in film, television, and theatre, several of which won him Emmy and Tony awards. McCutcheon was born in Russell, Kentucky, the son of Florence Louise (née Elam) and Robert Kenna McCutcheon, who was a railroad conductor. McCutcheon's first major role was Leo the Leprechaun on The Howdy Doody Show. He followed this appearance with a recurring role (from 1984 to 1992) as Uncle Wally on the children's television series Sesame Street, for which he won an Emmy. McCutcheon was also active in film and on the stage. His first film appearance was in 1964's Santa Claus Conquers the Martians; later on, he was seen in movies including Family Business and Steel Magnolias. McCutcheon's theatre credits include a role as Moonface Martin in Anything Goes, which won him a Tony for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical. Other stage appearances include You Can't Take It With You and The Man Who Came to Dinner. McCutcheon had three children, Carol, Jay, and Kenna. McCutcheon died in 2002 of natural causes, at age 77. Description above from the Wikipedia article Bill McCutcheon, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
May 23, 1924 In Russell, Kentucky, United States
Movie/TV Credits:
13
First Appeared:
In the series Captain Kangaroo 1955-10-03
Latest Project:
Movie Mr. Destiny 1990-10-12
Known For
Poster of Family Business
Poster of Ball Four
Poster of W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings
Poster of Captain Kangaroo
Filmography
Movie Mr. Destiny Leo Hansen 1990-10-12
Movie Steel Magnolias Owen Jenkins 1989-11-15
Movie Family Business Doheny 1989-12-15
Movie The Appointments of Dennis Jennings Man on TV 1988-01-01
Movie Vibes Mr. Van Der Meer 1988-08-05
Series Spenser: For Hire Unknown 1985-09-20
Series Tales from the Darkside Unknown 1984-09-30
Series Ball Four 1976-09-22
Movie W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings Good Ole Boy #1 1975-05-21
Series Kojak Unknown 1973-10-24
Movie The Stoolie Gas station proprietor (as William McCutcheon) 1972-10-31
Movie Santa Claus Conquers the Martians Dropo 1964-11-14
Series Captain Kangaroo 1955-10-03
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