Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
Louisa Burns-Bisogno to Jason Carter
William Cain Biography (1931-)
Born May 27, 1931, in Tuscaloosa, AL; son of John Calhoun (a machinist) and Minnie Lee (Smith) Cain; married Leta Anderson (an actress).
- Birth Details
- May 27, 1931
- Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
Credits; STAGE APPEARANCES
- (Stage debut) Shand, What Every Woman Knows, Patchwork Players, Roanoke,VA, 1949.
- (New York City debut) Ayamonn Braydon, Red Roses For Me, Greenwich Mews Theatre, 1959.
- The Birthday Party, Trinity Square Repertory Company, 1966-67.
- The Importance of Being Earnest, Trinity Square Repertory Company, 1967-68.
- Brother to Dragons, Trinity Square Repertory Company, 1968-69.
- Wilson in the Promise Land, Trinity Square Repertory Company, 1969-70.
- The Taming of the Shrew, Trinity Square Repertory Company, 1970-71.
- Woodrow Wilson, Wilson in the Promised Land, Trinity Square Repertory Company, American National Theatre and Academy (ANTA) Theatre, New York City, 1970.
- Dobbs, Child's Play, and Walter, The Price (double bill), Trinity SquareRepertory Theatre, Providence, RI, 1971-72.
- Play Strindberg, Actors Theatre of Louisville, KY, 1973-74.
- Relatively Speaking, Actors Theatre of Louisville, 1974-75.
- The Gin Game, Actors Theatre of Louisville, 1976-77.
- Philip, Relatively Speaking, York Players Company, Church of the HeavenlyRest, New York City, 1980.
- Jacob Mercer, Of the Fields, Lately, Century Theatre, New York City, 1980.
- Lloyd, Young Bucks, Tyson Studio, New York City, 1981.
- Vikings, Royal Poinciana Playhouse, Palm Beach, FL, 1981.
- Derelict, Studio Arena Theatre, Buffalo, NY, 1981-82.
- Jeffrey, Night and Day, ACT: A Contemporary Theatre, Seattle, WA, 1981-82, then Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, MA, 1982-83.
- Understudy, Martin, Kirby, and Paul, You Can't Take It With You, PlymouthTheatre, New York City, 1983.
- Man, After the Fall, Hartford Stage Company, Playhouse 91, New York City,1984.
- You Never Can Tell, Center Stage Theatre, Baltimore, MD, 1983-84.
- Rainsnakes, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1984-85.
- Painting Churches, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, OH, 1985-86.
- Clay Baker, Paducah, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1985.
- Peasant, Wild Honey, Virginia Theatre, New York City, 1986.
- Prince Irakly Stratonych Dulyebov, Artists and Admirers,CSC Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1986.
- Understudy, Henry, The Boys in Autumn, Circle in the Square Theatre, NewYork City, 1986.
- Reverend Paul Raeder, Copperhead, WPA Theatre, New York City, 1987.
- Dr. Mayberry, I Never Sang for My Father, John F. Kennedy Center for thePerforming Arts, Washington, D.C., and Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1987-88.
- Miller, Ah, Wilderness!, Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1987-88.
- David McComber, Ah, Wilderness!, Neil Simon Theatre, New York City, 1988.
- Other appearances include Arthur Kir, Nuts, Birmingham, MI; President Harding, The Gang's All Here, Creon, Antigone, and Jim Crow, Jericho Jim Crow, all in New York City; Andrew, Sleuth; coach, That Championship Season; Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Sunrise at Campobello; Edward P. Dowd, Harvey; Stockman,Enemy of the People; Dysart, Equus; Marcus, Another Part of the Forest; Horace, The Little Foxes; Russell, The Best Man; Proctor, The Crucible; Jamie, A Moon for the Misbegotten; Hero, The Rehearsal; Scott, Terra Nova; Devil, Don Juan in Hell. Also appeared in Henry V, I Married an Angel in Concert, and Buddha, all in New York City.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Steve, Broadway, West Coast tour, 1964.
- Dr. Seward, Dracula, East Coast tour, 1979.
- Also performed in Year of the Locusts, Edinburgh Festival, Scotland, andSchool for Wives, Phoenix Festival.
Credits; STAGE WORK
- Director, The Private Ear/The Public Eye, York Theatre Company, Church ofthe Heavenly Rest, 1981.
Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
- (Debut) Butler, The Betsy, Allied Artists, 1978.
- Poker player, The Dogs of War, United Artists, 1980.
- George Quigley, The Ultimate Solution of Grace Quigley, (also known as Grace Quigley), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists/Cannon, 1984.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES
- Hughes, All My Children (series), ABC, 1970.
- Mr. Whitney, Live Among the Lowly (special), PBS, 1976.
- Crying client, Sessions (movie), ABC, 1983.
- H.T. Jillks, Kane and Abel (mini-series), CBS, 1985.
- Weehawken Police Captain, Double Take, CBS, 1985.
- Also appeared as Dr. Paul Romney, The Littlest Victims (movie), 1989.
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