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William Windom
William Windom

Nina's Revenge, December 16, 1961 Written by John Meston, Directed by Tay Garnett, Guest Cast: Lois Nettleton, William Windom, Ron Foster, Johnny Seven

False Front, December 22, 1962 Written by John Meston, Story by Hal Moffett, Directed by Andrew McLaglen, Guest Cast: Andrew Prine, William Windom, Art Lund, Charles Fredericks

Judgment, October 2, 1972 Written by Shimon Wincelberg, Directed by Philip Leacoek, Guest Cast: William Windom, Ramon Bieri, Tim O'Connor, Mariette Hartley, Katherine Helmond, Richard Kelton

His is one of the most familiar faces in films and especially on television. He is quite versatile in his roles and was most often cast as a businessman, professional type, military officer or politician. He could play villains, troubled individuals and even period roles such as Westerns. He was born on September 28, 1923 in New York, New York and raised there. He began his acting career after a stint in the Army during World War II when sent to a college while processing out of the Army. He starred in a play there, went on tour with it and was on his way. He spent the next 15 years training at the American Repertory Theatre under Eva Le Gallienne and eventually starred on the Broadway stage. His film debut came in "To Kill A Mockingbird" (1962) as Gilmer. His other films include: "Cattle King" (1963) as Harry Travers; "The Americanization of Emily" (1964) as Capt. Harry Spaulding; "The Detective" (1968) as Colin MacIver; "The Gypsy Moths" (1969) as Allen Brandon; "Brewster McCloud" (1970) as Haskell Weeks; "The Mephisto Waltz" (1971) as Dr. West; "Mean Dog Blues" (1978) as Victor Lacey; "Funland" (1986) as Angus Perry; one of my favorites "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" (1972) as Bryant; "Sommersby" (1993) as Rev. Powell; "Miracle on 34th Street" (1994) as C. F. Cole; "Early Bird Special" (1998) as Fred and "True Crime" (1999) as Bartender. On TV he was best known for his role as Minnesota Congressman Glen Morley on "The Farmer's Daughter" (1963-66) and ironically he was descended of Minnesota Congressman William Windom for whom the city of Windom, Minnesota is named. He was also a regular on: "My World and Welcome to It" (1969) as John Monroe, for which he won an Emmy Award in 1970; "The Girl With Something Extra" (1973) as Stuart Kline; "Brothers and Sisters" (1979) as Larry Krandall; "Murder She Wrote" (1985-96) as Dr. Seth Hazlett; "Sky Commanders" (1987) as 'Cutter' Kling and "Parenthood" (1990) as Frank. He also starred in the mini-series: "Once an Eagle" (1976); "Seventh Avenue" (1977) and "Blind Ambition" (1979). He starred in TV movies including: "The Abduction of St. Anne" (1975); "Leave 'em Laughing" (1981) and "Surviving" (1985). He guest starred on almost every series on TV including: "Gunsmoke"; "The Twilight Zone"; "The F.B.I."; "Star Trek"; "Mission: Impossible"; "The Partridge Family"; "The A-Team"; "Magnum P.I." and "Murphy Brown."

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