Sheriff William O. 'Bill' Gillespie
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Sheriff William O. 'Bill' Gillespie (Character)
from In the Heat of the Night (1967)

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In the Heat of the Night -- While traveling in the Deep South, Virgil Tibbs, a black Philadelphia homicide detective, becomes unwittingly embroiled in the murder investigation of a prominent businessman when he is first accused of the crime and then asked to solve it! Finding the killer proves to be difficult, however, especially when his efforts are constantly thwarted by the bigoted town sheriff (Steiger). But neither man can solve this case alone. Putting aside their differences and prejudices, they join forces in a desperate race against time to discover the shocking truth

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Alternate Names:
Acting Sheriff William O. 'Bill' Gillespie / Bill Gillespie / Chief William O. 'Bill' Gillespie / Gillespie

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TV:
  1. "In the Heat of the Night"
        - Grow Old Along with Me (1995) TV episode, Played by Carroll O'Connor / Carroll O'Connor
        - By Duty Bound (1995) TV episode, Played by Carroll O'Connor / Carroll O'Connor
        - Who Was Geli Bendl? (1994) TV episode, Played by Carroll O'Connor / Carroll O'Connor
        - A Matter of Justice (1994) TV episode, Played by Carroll O'Connor / Carroll O'Connor
        - Give Me Your Life: Part 2 (1994) TV episode, Played by Carroll O'Connor
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Feature:
  1. In the Heat of the Night (1967) Played by Rod Steiger (as Gillespie)
Archive Footage:
  1. "In the Heat of the Night"
        - Trundel's Will Be Done (1992) TV episode, Played by Carroll O'Connor (as Chief William O. 'Bill' Gillespie)

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Quotes:
From In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Mayor Webb Schubert: Bill... what's made you change your mind about Tibbs?
Gillespie: Who says I have?
Mayor Webb Schubert: [referring to Tibbs slapping Endicott] Last Chief we had... he'd have shot Tibbs one second after he slapped Endicott, claim self-defense.
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