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Will Wright

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Will Wright (born William Henry Wright on March 26, 1891 in San Francisco, California - June 19, 1962 in Hollywood, California) was an American character actor. He was frequently cast in curmudgeonly roles. He was sometimes credited as Will J. Wright. Wright guest starred on the 1954-1955 CBS legal drama, The Public Defender, starring Reed Hadley. He appeared twice in the 1956-1957 CBS situation comedy Hey, Jeannie!, with Jeannie Carson. In 1958, Wright guest starred in the episode "The Woman from Sacramento" on John Payne's NBC western series, The Restless Gun, in the role of Jim Blackwell, a wealthy but dying rancher who doubts the identity of his estranged daughter, played by Kathleen Crowley, who has arrived for a final visit with her father, of whom she has virtually no memory. Wright portrayed department store owner and grasping landlord Ben Weaver in several episodes of CBS's The Andy Griffith Show and was the voice of Friend Owl in Walt Disney's animated film Bambi. He also appeared in Johnny Tremain. From 1960-1962, he appeared four times as Doc Bigelow on the NBC western series Laramie, with John Smith and Robert Fuller. He also guest starred with child actor Stephen Talbot in the 1960 episode "Don't Scream at a Jet" in the syndicated series The Blue Angels, fictional stories about elite fliers of the United States Navy. Wright died of cancer. His interment was in Fairfield's Suisun-Fairfield Cemetery. Description above from the Wikipedia article Will Wright, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Mar 26, 1894 In San Francisco, California
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Pure Feud 1934-04-20
Latest Project:
Movie Cape Fear 1962-04-12
Known For
Poster of A Ticket to Tomahawk
Poster of Adam's Rib
Poster of Danger Street
Poster of Shut My Big Mouth
Movie Cape Fear Dr. Pearsall 1962-04-12
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
Movie The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock Pentagon General 1959-08-06
Movie Alias Jesse James Titus Queasley 1959-03-20
Series Riverboat Unknown 1959-09-13
Movie Quantrill's Raiders Judge Wood 1958-04-27
Movie The Missouri Traveler Sheriff Marvin Peavy 1958-01-21
Movie Gunman's Walk Judge 1958-07-01
Series Bronco Unknown 1958-09-23
Movie Rock-a-Bye Baby Fire Chief (uncredited) 1958-07-23
Series Lawman Unknown 1958-10-05
Series Bat Masterson Unknown 1958-10-08
Movie The Wayward Bus Van Brunt 1957-05-27
Movie The Iron Sheriff Judge 1957-04-01
Movie Johnny Tremain Ephraim Lapham 1957-06-19
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Movie Jeanne Eagels Marshal (uncredited) 1957-08-02
Series Leave It to Beaver Unknown 1957-10-04
Series Trackdown Unknown 1957-10-04
Movie These Wilder Years Old Cab Driver 1956-08-17
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Movie The Kentuckian John Decker 1955-08-01
Movie The Tall Men 1955-09-22
Movie The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell Admiral William S. Sims 1955-12-31
Movie River of No Return Trading Post Proprietor 1954-04-30
Series Lassie Unknown 1954-09-12
Series December Bride Unknown 1954-10-04
Series You Are There Unknown 1953-02-01
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie The Wild One Art Kleiner 1953-12-30
Movie The Last Posse Todd Mitchell 1953-07-04
Movie Paula Raymond Bascom 1952-05-15
Movie Lure of the Wilderness Sheriff Brink 1952-07-16
Movie Young Man with Ideas Party Guest (uncredited) 1952-05-02
Movie The Las Vegas Story Mike Fogarty 1952-01-30
Movie O. Henry's Full House Hotel Desk Clerk (segment "The Clarion Call") (uncredited) 1952-08-07
Movie The Happy Time Family Doctor 1952-10-30
Series Cavalcade of America Unknown 1952-10-01
Movie My Forbidden Past Luther Toplady 1951-04-25
Movie Excuse My Dust Race judge 1951-06-27
Series The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok Unknown 1951-04-15
Movie The Tall Target Thomas Ogden (uncredited) 1951-08-17
Series Dragnet Unknown 1951-12-16
Series I Love Lucy Unknown 1951-10-15
Movie A Ticket to Tomahawk Marshal Kit Dodge 1950-05-19
Movie House by the River Inspector Sarten 1950-03-25
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 1949-03-21
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 Adam's Rib Judge Marcasson 1949-11-18
Movie Lust for Gold Parsons 1949-06-10
Movie All the King's Men Dolph Pillsbury 1949-11-16
Movie Mrs. Mike Dr. McIntosh 1949-12-23
Movie Brimstone Martin Tredwell 1949-08-15
Movie Relentless Sam - the Horse Dealer 1948-06-15
Movie California's Golden Beginning 1948-01-01
Movie They Live by Night Mobley 1948-08-06
Movie The Inside Story J. J. Johnson 1948-03-14
Movie Black Eagle Sheriff Clancy 1948-09-16
Movie Whispering Smith Sheriff McSwiggin 1948-12-09
Movie An Act of Murder Judge Jim Wilder 1948-12-05
Movie The Walls of Jericho Dr. Nathan J. Patterson 1948-11-22
Movie Danger Street Police Chief Bullward 1947-06-20
Movie Blaze of Noon Mr. Thomas 1947-05-02
Movie Keeper of the Bees Dr. Grayson 1947-07-10
Movie Cynthia Gus Wood, Thatcher's Real Estate Rep 1947-08-29
Movie Mother Wore Tights Withers (uncredited) 1947-08-20
Movie Wild Harvest Mike Alperson 1947-09-26
Movie Along the Oregon Trail Jim Bridger 1947-08-30
Movie The Hoodlum Saint Allan 'Knucklehead' Smith - Times Editor (uncredited) 1946-04-04
Movie The Blue Dahlia 'Dad' Newell 1946-04-16
Movie Road to Utopia Mr. Latimer (uncredited) 1946-02-27
Movie The Madonna's Secret The Riverman 1946-02-16
Movie One Exciting Week Otis Piper 1946-06-08
Movie Blue Skies Dan - Stage Manager (uncredited) 1946-10-15
Movie The Inner Circle Henry Boggs 1946-08-07
Movie Rendezvous with Annie Elmer Snodgrass 1946-07-22
Movie Grissly's Millions John Frey 1945-01-16
Movie High Powered Jeff Hines 1945-02-27
Movie Rhapsody in Blue Rachmaninoff 1945-06-27
Movie Scarlet Street Globe Loan Office Manager (uncredited) 1945-12-25
Movie The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry Mr. Nelson (uncredited) 1945-08-17
Movie Bewitched Mr. Herkheimer 1945-07-04
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
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