Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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William Smithers Biography (1927-)
Born July 10, 1927, in Richmond, VA; son of Marion Wilkinson (a systems engineer) and Marion Albany (Thompson) Smithers; married Claire Heller, July 13, 1955 (divorced, 1960). Addresses: AGENT--Beakel and Jennings, 427 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.
- Birth Details
- July 10, 1927
- Richmond, Virginia, United States
Credits; STAGE APPEARANCES
- STAGE DEBUT--Thomas Jefferson, The Common Glory, Williamsburg, VA, 1947.
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Tybalt, Romeo and Juliet, Broadhurst Theatre, 1951.
- LONDON DEBUT--David Beeston, Man and Boy, Queen's Theatre, 1963.
- Hotel waiter, Legend of Lovers, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1951-52.
- Treplev, The Seagull, Fourth Street Theatre, New York City, 1956.
- Philip Lovejoy, The Square Root of Wonderful, National Theatre, New YorkCity, 1957.
- Donal Davoren, The Shadow of a Gunman, Bijou Theatre, New York City, 1958.
- Demetrius, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Mercutio, Romeo and Juliet, bothAmerican Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, CT, 1959.
- Larry Doyle, Who'll Save the Plowboy?, Phoenix Theatre, New York City, 1962.
- David Beeston, Man and Boy, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1963.
- Also appeared in End As a Man, Theatre De Lys, New York City, 1954; The Troublemakers, President Theatre, New York City, 1954-55.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Tom, The Glass Menagerie and doctor, The Skin of Our Teeth, both TheatreGuild American Repertory Company, U.S. cities, 1961.
Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
- FILM DEBUT--Lieutenant Harold Woodruff, Attack!, United Artists, 1956.
- Captain Joe Marks, Trouble Man, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1972.
- Warden Barrot, Papillon, Allied Artists, 1973.
- Mitchell, Scorpio, United Artists, 1973.
- Dr. Karl, Deathsport, New World, 1978.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Committee member, The Witness, CBS, 1960-61.
- David Schuster, Peyton Place, ABC, 1965-66.
- Stanley Norris, The Guiding Light, CBS, 1970-71.
- Anderson Galt, Executive Suite, CBS, 1976-77.
- Dr. Trilling, Doctors' Private Lives, ABC, 1979.
- Jeremy Wendell, Dallas, CBS, 1981, then 1984-89.
- Joseph Kane, Call to Danger, CBS, 1968.
- Leo Barnes, The Monk, ABC, 1969.
- Wilson Barrett, The Return of Frank Cannon, CBS, 1980.
- Captain R.M. Merik, "Bread and Circuses," Star Trek, NBC, 1968.
- Colonel Poltz, Sledge Hammer!, ABC, 1987.
- Also Espionage, NBC; The Lawman, ABC; Most Wanted, ABC; The Name of the Game, NBC; Felony Squad, ABC; The Road West, NBC; The Invaders, ABC; Judd forthe Defense, ABC; The Mod Squad, ABC; Cade's County, CBS; Marcus Welby, M.D.,ABC; Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law,ABC; Ironside, NBC; The F.B.I., ABC; Mission: Impossible, CBS; Barnaby Jones, CBS; Hawkins, CBS; Quincy, M.E., NBC;Julie Farr, M.D. (also known as Having Babies), ABC; Lucan, ABC; The Six Million Dollar Man, ABC; Scarecrow and Mrs. King, CBS.
- Jerry Fielder, Brotherhood of the Bell, CBS, 1970.
- Dr. Miller, The Neon Ceiling, NBC, 1971.
- Mullen, Where the Ladies Go, ABC, 1980.
- Laertes, "Hamlet," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1953.
- Gourgaud, "Eagle in a Cage," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1965.
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