Paul Willson Biography (1945-)

Full name, Paul Lee Willson; born December 25, 1945, in Fairmont, MN; son ofLee Wilford and Doris Geraldine Willson; married Patricia Ferguson, October 26, 1983. Addresses: Agent: Pakula/King and Associates, 9229 West Sunset Blvd., Suite 315, West Hollywood, CA 90069-3403.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, writer
Birth Details
December 25, 1945
Fairmont, Minnesota, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Member of guerrilla theatre group, The Strawberry Statement, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1970
  • Tommy Dodge, The Pack (also known as The Long Dark Night and The Long, Hard Night), Warner Bros., 1977
  • Member of improvisation group, The Goodbye Girl (also known as Neil Simon's "The Goodbye Girl"), Warner Bros., 1977
  • Drunk, Solly's Diner, 1979
  • Page, Where the Buffalo Roam, 1980
  • Patient, I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can, Paramount Home Video, 1982
  • Dr. Schroder, Brainwaves (also known as Mind Games and Shadow of Death), 1982
  • Man in ticket line, The Sting II, Universal, 1982
  • Walter Gibbs, The Devonsville Terror, New West, 1983
  • Frank, Too Much Oregano, 1983
  • Television commentator, Protocol, Warner Bros., 1984
  • Mr. Seeger, Moving, Warner Bros., 1988
  • Grimsdyke, My Best Friend Is a Vampire (also known as I Was a Teenage Vampire), Kings Road Entertainment, 1988
  • Mr. Michaels, 976-EVIL, New Line Cinema, 1989
  • Beany, Circuitry Man (also known as Circulatory Man), Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1990
  • Smith, Problem Child 2, Universal, 1991
  • Cook, Motorama, Two Moon Releasing, 1993
  • Beany, Plughead Rewired: Circuitry Man II (also known as Circuitry Man II), Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1994
  • Who Was That Man?, 1998
  • Priest, Punch Drunk, 1998
  • Bob Porter, Office Space (also known as Cubiculos de la oficina), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999
  • Benny Finch, Barstow 2008, Firebuilder Pictures/Monkeyfactory, 2001
  • Voice of Mr. Detweiler, Recess: School's Out (animated), Buena Vista/Walt Disney, 2001
  • Officer Rodney, The Beat, Ardustry Home Entertainment, 2003
  • Whistling John Shaw, Alex & Emma, Warner Home Video, 2003
  • Coal executive, Straight-Jacket, Regent Releasing/here! Films, 2004
  • Uncle Marty, L.A. D.J., Enterprise Entertainment, 2004
  • Mike Sweazy, Cook-Off!, Halcyon, 2006
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Bill, Empire, 1984
  • Paul Krapence, a recurring role, Cheers, NBC, between 1985 and 1993
  • Dennis Taylor, Fast Times (also known as Fast Times at Ridgemont High), 1986
  • Leonard Smith, It's Garry Shandling's Show, Fox, 1988-90
  • Deputy Zajac, a recurring role, George and Leo, 1997-98
  • Voice of Coach Kluge, Recess (animated; also known as Disney's"Recess": Created by Paul and Joe), 1998-2001
  • Movies
  • Danny, Gridlock (also known as The Great American Traffic Jam), NBC, 1980
  • Abbey, Mae West, ABC, 1982
  • Ben Woods, Return To Mayberry, NBC, 1986
  • Sloopy, The Wharf Rat, Showtime, 1995
  • Harry, Audrey's Rain, Hallmark Channel, 2003
  • Episodic
  • "A Date with Eraserhead," Laverne & Shirley (also known as Laverne & Shirley & Company and Laverne & Shirley & Friends), 1978
  • Chuck Emmitt Saugis, America 2-Night, 1978
  • Suicidal confessor, "Clerical Error," Mork & Mindy, 1980
  • Groom, "Where There's a Will," Too Close for Comfort (also known as The Ted Knight Show), 1981
  • Bob, "Cheerleader in Chains," Mork & Mindy, 1982
  • Murphy, "Trial by Fury," Hill Street Blues, 1982
  • "Whatever Happened to the Class of '56?," Laverne & Shirley (also known as Laverne & Shirley & Company and Laverne &Shirley & Friends), 1982
  • "Defective Ballet," Laverne & Shirley (also known as Laverne & Shirley & Company and Laverne & Shirley & Friends), 1982
  • Gregg/Glen, "Someone Single, Someone Blue," Cheers, NBC, 1983
  • Tom, "Little Sister, Don't Cha," Cheers, NBC, 1983
  • Employee at WPED-TV, "The First Time," Scarecrow and Mrs. King, 1983
  • Shriver, "The Hot Grounder," Hunter, 1984
  • Hotel desk clerk, "The Lady in the Iron Mask," Moonlighting, 1985
  • Don Orley, "Who Really Watches the Sunset?," Riptide, 1985
  • "Eleven Angry Men and Dot," It's a Living, 1985
  • Duncan Fitzgerald, Cheers, NBC, 1986
  • Preacher, "Pecos Bill," Tall Tales and Legends (also known as Shelley Duvall's "Tall Tales and Legends"), 1986
  • Witness, "Belle of the Bald," L.A. Law, 1988
  • Voice of florist, "Some Enchanted Evening," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1990
  • Stu, "Crimes and Michelle's Misdemeanors," Full House, ABC, 1990
  • Arthur Nivingston, "How Do You Solve a Problem like Sophia?," The Golden Girls, 1990
  • Into the Night, ABC, 1991
  • Santa Claus, "I Saw Mommy Kicking Santa Claus: Parts 1 & 2," Dave's World, CBS, 1993
  • Dr. Barshilon, "Absence Makes the Nurse Grow Weirder," Empty Nest,NBC, 1994
  • Bob Minkoff, "The Gift Episode," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1994
  • Ed Landers, "A Hippo Never Forgets," The Martin Short Show, NBC, 1994
  • Officer Zajac, "Beauty & the Beasts," Pig Sty, UPN, 1995
  • Officer Zajac, "Iowa vs. New York," Pig Sty, UPN, 1995
  • Officer Zajac, "Five Cards, No Studs," Pig Sty, UPN, 1995
  • Officer Zajac, "Tonight's Episode: May I Borrow a Cup of Death," Pig Sty, UPN, 1995
  • Frank, "Brother, Can You Spare 1.2 Million?," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1995
  • Driver, The George Wendt Show, CBS, 1995
  • Councilman Peters, "A Hero's Story," The Wayans Bros., The WB, 1996
  • Percy, "Fantasy Camp," Coach, ABC, 1996
  • Mr. Bosco, "Dead Guy," Malcolm & Eddie, 1996
  • Harrison Leeworth, "Copies," The John Larroquette Show (also knownas Larroquette), NBC, 1996
  • Possum Dave, "Absolutely Fabio," Step By Step, ABC, 1997
  • Fred, "I Buried Sid," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1998
  • (Uncredited) Fred, "Flip," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1998
  • Apathetic bartender, "Maggie's First Save," Maggie, 1998
  • Dr. Bernstein, "Caroline and the Office," Caroline in the City (also known as Caroline), 1998
  • Arthur Entous, "Gifts," Party of Five, Fox, 1998
  • (Uncredited) Ross Feinman, "Those Lips, That Hand," Ally McBeal, Fox, 1998
  • Lenny, "The Heartbreak Kid," Two of a Kind, ABC, 1998
  • Ted, "The Unnatural," The X-Files, Fox, 1999
  • Albert, "Get Up, Stand Up," The Jamie Foxx Show, The WB, 1999
  • Mail carrier, "The Identity Loan," The Michael Richards Show, NBC,2000
  • Ed, "The Red Dress," Malcolm in the Middle, Fox, 2000
  • Ed, "Shame," Malcolm in the Middle, Fox, 2000
  • Sales guy, "Hi-Def Jam," The King of Queens, CBS, 2001
  • Loquar, "The Void," Star Trek: Voyager (also known as Voyager), UPN, 2001
  • Officer Stan Zajac, "A Bone of Contention," Men, Women & Dogs,The WB, 2001
  • Ed, "Hal Coaches," Malcolm in the Middle, Fox, 2002
  • Attorney Conlin Barker, "Chapter Forty-Four," Boston Public, Fox,2002
  • Andy Portico, "The Grand Opening," Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, 2002
  • Paul Krapence, "Cheerful Goodbyes," Frasier, NBC, 2002
  • Red Shannon, "Stan Hooper Goes to Washington," A Minute with Stan Hooper, Fox, 2003
  • Ed, "The Block Party," Malcolm in the Middle, Fox, 2004
  • Specials
  • Frank, Sunday Funnies, NBC, 1983
  • Pete, The Garry Shandling Show: 25th Anniversary Special, Showtime, 1986
  • Lawyer for Phillips, Limited Partners, CBS, 1988
  • Casting director, 101 Dalmations' A Canine's Tale, ABC, 1996
  • WRITINGS
  • Videos
  • Be Somebody ... or Be Somebody's Fool!, 1984

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