William Schallert Biography (1922-)

Full name, William Joseph Schallert; born July 6, 1922, in Los Angeles, CA; son of Edwin Francis (a drama editor) and Elza Emily (maiden name, Baumgarten)Schallert; married Rosemarie Diann Waggner, February 26, 1949; children: William Joseph, Edwin G., Mark M., Brendan C. Addresses: Agent: Cunningham, Escott & Dipene, 10635 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 130, Los Angeles, CA90025.; Contact: 14920 Ramos Place, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
July 6, 1922
Los Angeles, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (Uncredited) Philadelphia banker, The Foxes of Harrow, 1947
  • George Brant, Doctor Jim, 1947
  • (Uncredited) Gas station attendant, Mighty Joe Young (also known as Mr. Joseph Young of Africa), 1949
  • (Uncredited) Lieutenant, The Reckless Moment, Columbia, 1949
  • Dave Clark, Lonely Heart Bandits, Republic, 1950
  • (Uncredited) Union soldier, The Red Badge of Courage, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1951
  • Dr. Mears, The Man from Planet X, United Artists, 1951
  • (Uncredited) Intern with ambulance, The People against O'Hara, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1951
  • (Uncredited) Bannerline, 1951
  • (Uncredited) Rorschach test subject, M, 1951
  • Aylen, Storm over Tibet (also known as Mask of the Himalayas), Columbia, 1952
  • Gold bullion guard, Rose of Cimarron, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1952
  • Longfellow, Flat Top (also known as Eagles of the Fleet), Allied Artists, 1952
  • Carver, Captive Women (also known as 1,000 Years From Now and 3,000 A.D.), RKO, 1952
  • (Uncredited) Inquiry clerk, Hoodlum Empire, 1952
  • (Uncredited) Sally and Saint Anne, 1952
  • (Uncredited) Third newscaster, Invasion, U.S.A., 1952
  • Valmont, Sword of Venus (also known as Island of Monte Cristo), RKO, 1953
  • Collins, Port Sinister (also known as Beast of Paradise Isle and Beast of Paradise Island), RKO, 1953
  • (Uncredited) Torpedo Alley (also known as Down Periscope),1953
  • Johnson, a reporter, Tobor the Great, Republic, 1954
  • (Uncredited) Ambulance attendant, Them!, Warner Bros., 1954
  • Reporter, Riot in Cell Block 11, Allied Artists, 1954
  • Engle, Gog, United Artists, 1954
  • Dispatcher, The High and the Mighty, Warner Bros., 1954
  • (Uncredited) Rebel Soldier, The Raid, 1954
  • (Uncredited) Ben, gas station attendant, Down Three Dark Streets,1954
  • Assistant D.A. Andy Tucker, Shield for Murder, 1954
  • Captain Ben Morgan, Hell's Horizon, Columbia, 1955
  • Collins, Black Tuesday, United Artists, 1955
  • Captain Harding, Top of the World, United Artists, 1955
  • Private Livingston, Smoke Signal, Universal, 1955
  • Tony's instructor, An Annapolis Story (also known as The Blue and the Gold), Allied Artists, 1955
  • Reporter, Written on the Wind, Universal, 1956
  • Missionary, Raw Edge, Universal, 1956
  • Marshal Scott Hood, The Gunslinger (also known as The Yellow Rose of Texas), Associated Releasing, 1956
  • (Uncredited) Young husband, Friendly Persuasion, Allied Artists, 1956
  • (Uncredited) Pharmacist, Bigger than Life, Twentieth Century-Fox,1956
  • (Uncredited) Clive, the governor's secretary, The Lone Ranger, 1956
  • (Uncredited) Party guest, Glory, 1956
  • Ted Baker, The Tarnished Angels, Universal, 1957
  • Earl of Warwick, The Story of Mankind, Cambridge/Warner Bros., 1957
  • (Uncredited) Weatherman, The Monolith Monsters (also known as Monolith), Universal, 1957
  • Doctor Arthur Bramson, The Incredible Shrinking Man, Universal, 1957
  • Jacob Stalin, The Girl in the Kremlin, Universal, 1957
  • Court clerk, The Tattered Dress, Universal, 1957
  • Jim Shaney, Man in the Shadow (also known as Pay the Deviland Seeds of the Wrath), Universal, 1957
  • Man on Fire, 1957
  • (Uncredited) Union lieutenant, Band of Angels, 1957
  • (Uncredited) Skipper of the "Bluefin," Torpedo Run, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1958
  • (Uncredited) Al, jewelry story clerk, Some Came Running, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1958
  • Henderson, Cry Terror!, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1958
  • Hotel clerk, Pillow Talk, Universal, 1959
  • (Uncredited) Preston, Day of the Outlaw, United Artists, 1959
  • The Beat Generation (also known as This Rebel Age), 1959
  • Vice president, Blue Denim (also known as Blue Jeans), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1959
  • (Uncredited) Captain Thomas G. "Tom" Lamphier, The Gallant Hours,United Artists, 1960
  • Paradise Alley (also known as Stars in Your Backyard), Pathe-America, 1962
  • Harry, the radio operator, Lonely Are the Brave (also known as Last Hero) Universal, 1962
  • The minister, Shotgun Wedding, Arkota, 1963
  • Griff, Philbert (Three's a Crowd), 1963
  • Judge Herman Spicer, Hour of the Gun, 1967
  • Mayor Webb Schubert, owner of Sparta Equipment Co., In the Heat of theNight, United Artists, 1967
  • Doctor Fraker, Will Penny, Paramount, 1968
  • Abel Esterlake, Speedway, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1968
  • Mr. Perkins, Sam Whiskey, United Artists, 1969
  • CIA Director Grauber, Colossus: The Forbin Project (also known asColossus 1980, The Day the World Changed Hands, and The Forbin Project), Universal, 1970
  • Professor Quigley, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, Buena Vista, 1970
  • Judge, The Trial of the Catonsville Nine, Melville, 1971
  • San Miguel Sheriff Bill Horton, Charley Varrick (also known as Kill Charley Varrick), Universal, 1973
  • Professor Quigley, The Strongest Man in the World, Buena Vista, 1975
  • Francis X. Cody, Tunnelvision (also known as Tunnel Vision), World Wide, 1976
  • (Uncredited) Cross-eyed Judge, The Jerk, 1979
  • Narrator, Doomsday Chronicles, 1979
  • Professor Mills, Hangar 18 (also known as Invasion Force),Sunn Classic, 1980
  • Father Tucker (Segment #3), Twilight Zone: The Movie, Warner Bros., 1983
  • Horn, Teachers, United Artists, 1984
  • (Uncredited) Man putting letters in mailbox, Gremlins, 1984
  • Dr. Greenbush, Innerspace, Warner Bros., 1987
  • Dean Kramer, House Party 2, New Line Cinema, 1991
  • (Uncredited) Doctor, Matinee, Universal, 1993
  • Himself, 100 Years of Horror: The Monster Makers, 1996
  • Himself, 100 Years of Horror: Sorcerers, 1996
  • Himself, 100 Years of Horror: Giants and Dinosaurs, 1996
  • Himself, 100 Years of Horror: Freaks, 1996
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Ted Richards, Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe (also known as Commando Cody), NBC, 1953
  • Mr. Leander Pomfritt, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (also known as Dobie Gillis), CBS, 1959-1963
  • Martin Lane, The Patty Duke Show, ABC, 1963-1966
  • Admiral Harold Harmon Hargrade, Get Smart, 1967-1968
  • Teddy Futterman, The Nancy Walker Show, ABC, 1976
  • Retired man/Scarlet Cyclone, Legends of the Super-Heroes, 1977
  • Carson Drew, The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, ABC, 1977-1978
  • Reverend John March, Little Women, NBC, 1979
  • Voice of announcer, Enos, 1980
  • Russ Lawrence, The New Gidget, syndicated, 1986-1988
  • Roger Wainwright #2, Santa Barbara, 1990-1991
  • Wesley Hodges, The Torkelsons, NBC, 1991-1992
  • Miniseries
  • General Mark Clark, Ike, the War Years, 1978
  • Herbert Kalmbach, Blind Ambition (also known as The John Dean Story), CBS, 1979
  • General Robert E. Lee, North and South: Book II, ABC, 1986
  • Harry Hopkins, War and Remembrance, ABC, 1988
  • Reverend Hirt, Cross of Fire, NBC, 1989
  • Movies
  • Deputy Sheriff Denbigh, The Nine Lives of Elfego Baca (also knownas Elfago Baca), 1958
  • Alcatraz Express (also known as The Big Train), 1962
  • Martin Lane, Best of Patty Duke, 1963
  • William Connaught, Man on a String, 1971
  • Lewis Harrison, Escape, 1971
  • Oscar, Partners in Crime, 1973
  • Frank Kleiner, Hijack, ABC, 1973
  • Silver, Promise Him Anything, 1974
  • Dick Hodges, Remember When, 1974
  • Tanner, Death Sentence (also known as Murder One), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1974
  • Harry, Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway, 1976
  • The innkeeper, The Stableboy's Christmas, 1978
  • Reverend John March, Little Women, NBC, 1979
  • Voyeurs, 1983
  • Father Tucker, Grace Kelly (also known as The Grace Kelly Story), 1983
  • William's father, Through Naked Eyes, 1983
  • Congressman Stanford Barstow, Amazons, ABC, 1984
  • Russ Lawrence, Gidget's Summer Reunion, 1985
  • Narrator, Houston: The Legend of Texas (also known as The Legend of Texas, Gone to Texas: The Sam Houston Story, and The Sam Houston Story), CBS, 1986
  • Cade, Under the Influence (also known as Adult Children of Alcoholics), CBS, 1986
  • Mr. Pomfritt, Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis, CBS, 1988
  • Wallace, The Incident (also known as Incident at Lincoln Bluff and Incident at Bremen), CBS, 1990
  • Sheriff Pomeroy, Mrs. Lambert Remembers Love (also known as Running Out), CBS, 1991
  • Landrum Bolling, Held Hostage: The Sis and Jerry Levin Story, ABC,1991
  • Judge Boone, Shake, Rattle and Rock! (also known as Rebel Highway), Showtime, 1994
  • Secretary of Defense, The Second Civil War, HBO, 1997
  • Judge Shelton, To Dance with Olivia, CBS, 1997
  • Judge Gaffney, Harvey, PMP, 1997
  • Martin Lane, The Patty Duke Show: Still Rockin' in Brooklyn Heights, CBS, 1999
  • Specials
  • Voice of Willem, Tis the Season to Be Smurfy (animated), NBC, 1987
  • The Television Academy Hall of Fame (also known as The Sixth Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame), Fox, 1990
  • Senator Strickland, Sex, Shock and Censorship in the 90's, Showtime, 1993
  • Narrator, Christmas Miracles, ABC, 1997
  • Himself, Intimate Portrait: Patty Duke, Lifetime, 2001
  • Episodic
  • (As Bill Schallert) Private Wheeler, "Hill Number One," Family Theatre, 1951
  • "Reno," Death Valley Days, 1955
  • Mr. Thomas, "A Visit from Dr. Pliny," Science Fiction Theater, 1955
  • "The Return of Halley's Comet (May 10, 1910)," You Are There, CBS,1956
  • Eben Hakes, "Twelfth Night," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1957
  • "The Captain's Chimp," The Adventures of Jim Bowie, 1957
  • "The Pearl and the Crown," The Adventures of Jim Bowie, 1957
  • "The Bounty Hunter," The Adventures of Jim Bowie, 1957
  • Graves, "The Case of the Sulky Girl," Perry Mason, 1957
  • Clyde Broderick, "The Long Night," Have Gun Will Travel, 1957
  • (Uncredited) Innkeeper, "A Fair Trial," Zorro, 1957
  • Mr. Bloomgarden, "Beaver's Short Pants," Leave It to Beaver, 1957
  • "The Close Shave," The Adventures of Jim Bowie, 1958
  • "Home Sweet Home," The Adventures of Jim Bowie, 1958
  • "Deadlock," Sugarfoot, 1958
  • "A Matter of Murder," Jefferson Drum, 1958
  • "The Troubled Town," The Texan, 1958
  • "The Stranger," Zane Grey Theater, CBS, 1958
  • Alben Peavy, "Gypsum Hills Feud," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1958
  • "Call Your Shot," Wanted: Dead or Alive, CBS, 1959
  • "Littlest Giant," Wanted: Dead or Alive, CBS, 1959
  • "Act of Grace," Richard Diamond, Private Detective, CBS and NBC, 1959
  • "Man on the Hill," Wichita Town, NBC, 1959
  • Salesman, "Incident with an Executioner," Rawhide, CBS, 1959
  • Doctor Sanders, "Epilogue," Alcoa Presents, 1959
  • Carl, "The Strange Journey of Jenny Hill," Maverick, 1959
  • Fogarty, "The Mind Reader," The Rifleman, 1959
  • Prosecutor Bogan, "The Accused," Johnny Ringo, 1959
  • "Hang 'Em High," Death Valley Days, 1959
  • Chet Mallet, "Blood Money," Black Saddle, 1959
  • Lieutenant Hill, "Incident of the Running Iron," Rawhide, CBS, 1960
  • "Trial for Murder: Parts 1 and 2," Wagon Train, NBC, 1960
  • Policeman, "Mr. Bevis," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1960
  • "The Amos Gibbons Story," Wagon Train, NBC, 1960
  • "A Handful of Hours," Men into Space, 1960
  • "Deadly Diamonds," Bat Masterson, 1960
  • Reed Smith, "Reunion in Laramie," Lawman, 1960
  • "Cap'n Pegleg," Death Valley Days, 1960
  • Ferris, "Killer, Choose a Card," Johnny Ringo, 1960
  • Dick Webb, "Tidal Wave," Alcoa Presents, 1960
  • "Strange Town," The Rifleman, 1960
  • "A Time to Run," Stagecoach West, 1960
  • "The Lady Plays Her Hand," Bat Masterson, 1960
  • Reverend Kirk, "A Word for a Day," The Dick Van Dyke Show, CBS, 1961
  • Edward A. Garr, "The Big Train," The Untouchables, ABC, 1961
  • "Short Rope for a Tall Man," The Rifleman, 1961
  • Sam Becker, "Quiet Sam," The Andy Griffith Show, 1961
  • "Johnny Sergeant," Gunslinger, 1961
  • Dr. Bradbury, "The Case of the Misguided Miracle," Perry Mason, 1961
  • "Mission--Varina," The Rebel, 1961
  • Professor MacFarland, "Dialogues with Death," Thriller, 1961
  • Lieutenant Gunderson, "Bad Actor," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, NBCand CBS, 1962
  • Mr. Norton, "Look to the Stars," Bonanza, 1962
  • Len Dykes, "The Case of the Melancholy Marksman," Perry Mason, 1962
  • Ranger, "Sanctuary," Lassie, 1962
  • "Five by Eight," Stoney Burke, 1962
  • "Sugar and Spice and Everything ... ," Sam Benedict, 1963
  • Chee Yan, "Lady of the Fifth Moon," Have Gun Will Travel, 1963
  • "Nobody Dies on Sunday (also known as Breakout)," Empire, 1963
  • "Incident of the White Eyes," Rawhide, 1963
  • Jess Damon, "Daddy Went Away," Gunsmoke, 1963
  • Major Fisher, "Headcount," Combat!, ABC, 1966
  • "Dead-Eye Dick," The Virginian, 1966
  • Stanley Dill, "A Man for Hank," Pistols 'n' Petticoats, 1967
  • Dr. Shneidermann, "The Bring 'Em Back Alive Raid," The Rat Patrol,ABC, 1967
  • Dr. Harrison Selby, "The Train," Mission: Impossible, CBS, 1967
  • Nilz Baris, "The Trouble with Tribbles," Star Trek, NBC, 1967
  • Mr. Grigsby, "The Night of the Bubbling Death," The Wild, Wild West, 1967
  • Simon Arkoff, "The Taker," Ironside, 1967
  • "Look for the Hound Dog," The Guns of Will Sonnett, 1968
  • Rufus Krause, "The Night of the Gruesome Games," The Wild, Wild West, 1968
  • Ezra Thorpe, "The Money Store," Gunsmoke, 1968
  • Dr. Arno, "The Clones," Land of the Giants, ABC, 1969
  • "The Swindler," The F.B.I., ABC, 1969
  • Frank Harper, "The Night of the Winged Terror: Parts 1 & 2," The Wild, Wild West, 1969
  • Dr. Anton, "Samantha's Curious Cravings," Bewitched, 1969
  • Earl Kibbee, "Witness for the Execution," Get Smart, 1970
  • Jack Spence, "Albert," Gunsmoke, 1970
  • "A Very Special Sailfish," Marcus Welby, M.D., 1970
  • Craig Wilke, "The Double Wall," Hawaii Five-O, 1970
  • Red Woodloe, "The Red Woodloe Story," The Partridge Family, 1971
  • "Dark Journey," The F.B.I., ABC, 1972
  • Judge Ray Cordelius, "Matt's Love Story," Gunsmoke, 1973
  • Lorin Sandusky, "Eyewitness to Murder," The Six Million Dollar Man, 1974
  • Alexander the Sommelier, "The Adventure of the Black Falcon," Ellery Queen, 1976
  • Bill Elgin, "Claws," The Bionic Woman, ABC, 1976
  • Snell, "Centennial," Little House on the Prairie, 1976
  • Leon Harrison, "The Election," Maude, 1976
  • General Zwicker, "Tail Gunner Joe," The Big Event, NBC, 1977
  • Mr. Morton, "Ann, the Father," One Day at a Time, 1978
  • Mark Worth, "Expose," Lou Grant, 1979
  • Dr. Wakeford, "Edith Gets Hired," Archie Bunker's Place, 1979
  • Dean Harmon, "The Preacher Takes a Wife," Little House on the Prairie, 1979
  • Reverend Warmer, "Christmas Watch," CHiPS, NBC, 1979
  • Stanley Perkins, "The Traveling Man," The Waltons, 1980
  • Stanley Perkins, "The Gold Watch," The Waltons, 1981
  • Stanley Perkins, "The Threshold," The Waltons, 1981
  • Bob, the foster father, "Basket Case," Magnum, P.I., CBS, 1983
  • Skip's Father, "Call Me Responsible," The Duck Factory, NBC, 1984
  • Colin Breen, "Waltz of Death," Matt Houston, 1984
  • Ambassador Crowley, "The Boy Who Could Be King," Scarecrow and Mrs. King, CBS, 1986
  • "Family Ties," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1986
  • Father Grant, "Shadow Play," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1986
  • Merritt Rowner, "Horizons," Hotel, 1986
  • Billings, "Opposites Attack," Simon & Simon, 1987
  • Judge Elliot Franklin, "The Gift," Matlock, NBC, 1987
  • "Handoff," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1987
  • Grandpa Raines, "Man's Best Friend: Parts 1 & 2," Highway to Heaven, 1987
  • Judge Haller, "So Help Me God--July 29, 1957," Quantum Leap, NBC,1989
  • Ken Hamilton, "The Murphy Brown School of Broadcasting," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1989
  • Carl Tibbetts, "A Final Arrangement," In the Heat of the Night, 1990
  • "The Way We War," Dream On, HBO, 1990
  • "Second Time Aground," Dream On, HBO, 1990
  • "All about Louie," Dream On, HBO, 1990
  • Voice of Wesayso Scientist, "Power Erupts," Dinosaurs, ABC, 1991
  • Bert Wilkins, "Coach for a Day: Parts 1 & 2," Coach, ABC, 1993
  • Varani, "Sanctuary," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, syndicated, 1993
  • Judge Milligan, "Paul Fights the System," The Good Life, NBC, 1994
  • Dr. Curtis, asylum therapist, "Inlaws and Outlaws," Melrose Place,Fox, 1994
  • Judith's father, "I Never Promised You Charoses, Martin," Dream On, HBO, 1994
  • Al, Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known asLois and Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1994
  • Martin Lane, Roseanne, ABC, 1995
  • Mr. Mitchell Jennings, "Ghosts," ER, NBC, 1996
  • Nilz Baris, "Trials and Tribble-ations," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 1996
  • Vernon Kilroy, Leaving L.A., ABC, 1997
  • Walter, "Scarlet Rose," Pacific Blue, USA Network, 1999
  • Manager, "Four Drops of Blood," Family Law, CBS, 1999
  • Also appeared as Reverend Randolph Giddings, "The Man of the Family," Here Come the Brides; in The Persuaders!; "Baby Chase," Midnight Caller.
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Additional voices, The Smurfs (also known as Smurfs' Adventures; animated), 1981
  • Additional voices, The Pink Panther and Sons (animated), NBC, 1984
  • Additional voices, Goltar and the Golden Lance (animated), 1985
  • Additional voices, Wildfire (animated), CBS, 1986
  • Stage Appearances
  • The Trial of the Catonsville Nine, off-Broadway production, 1971
  • Dr. Pangloss, Martin, and the storyteller, Candide, Music Center Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1996
  • House, Falcon Theatre, Los Angeles, 2001
  • The Special Prisoner, New Jersey, 2002

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Weaver, Tom, They Fought in the Creature Features; Interviews with 23Classic Horror, Science Fiction and Serial Stars, McFarland and Co. (Jefferson, NC), 1995

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