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Whit Bissell (1909–1996)


Whit Bissell came to Hollywood in the 1940s, and by the time he retired he had appeared in more than 200 movies and scores of TV series. He is best known for playing the evil scientist who turned Michael Landon into a half beast in the 1957 cult classic film I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957). Bissell specialized in playing doctors, military officers... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1984 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
Mr. Hobson
- Power Play (1984) ... Mr. Hobson
 1983 Emerald Point N.A.S. (TV Series)
Sidney
- Episode #1.11 (1983) ... Sidney
 1983 This Is the Life (TV Series)
Minister
- Bon Voyage and Shalom (1983) ... Minister
 1982 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Claude Faraday
- Hartless Hobby (1982) ... Claude Faraday
 1982 Darkroom (TV Series)
Arthur
- Lost in Translation (1982) ... Arthur
 1981 Walking Tall (TV Series)
Mr. Proctor
- The Killing of McNeal County's Children (1981) ... Mr. Proctor
 1979-1980 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Dr. John Zeiderman / Prof. Williams
- Prometheus: Part II (1980) ... Dr. John Zeiderman
- Kindred Spirits (1979) ... Prof. Williams
 1980 Hagen (TV Series)
Judge Bates
- King of the Hill ... Judge Bates
 1980 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
Dr. James Fenwick
- Treasure of Hazzard (1980) ... Dr. James Fenwick
 1978-1979 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Botanist / Dr. Miles Thornton
- No Way to Treat a Flower (1979) ... Botanist
- Images (1978) ... Dr. Miles Thornton
 1979 Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter (TV Movie)
Dr. Henry Blodgett
 1979 The Night Rider (TV Movie)
Richards
 1979 Ike: The War Years (TV Mini-Series)
Admiral
 1978 Project U.F.O. (TV Series)
Harper
- Sighting 4023: The I-Man Incident (1978) ... Harper
 1978 The Time Machine (TV Movie)
Ralph Branly
 1978 Donner Pass: The Road to Survival (TV Movie)
Uncle Billy Graves
 1978 ABC Saturday Comedy Special (TV Series)
Mr. Lodge
- Archie (1978) ... Mr. Lodge
 1978 Casey's Shadow
Dr. Williamson
 1977 Incredible Rocky Mountain Race (TV Movie)
Simon Hollaway
 1977 The Bionic Woman (TV Series)
Wolfe
- Over the Hill Spy (1977) ... Wolfe
 1977 The Tony Randall Show (TV Series)
Baker
- Bobby vs. Michael (1977) ... Baker
 1977 Last of the Mohicans (TV Movie)
Gen. Webb
 1977 The Lincoln Conspiracy
Sen. John Conness
 1976 Flood! (TV Movie)
Dr. Ted Horne
 1976 Petrocelli (TV Series)
Douglas Johnson
- The Pay Off (1976) ... Douglas Johnson
 1976 Kojak (TV Series)
Sentman
- Deadly Innocence (1976) ... Sentman
 1976 Swiss Family Robinson (TV Series)
Gov. Clairborne
- Jean LaFitte: Part 1 (1976) ... Gov. Clairborne
 1976 Lincoln (TV Mini-Series)
William Seward
 1976 Barbary Coast (TV Series)
Minister
- Mary Had More Than a Little (1976) ... Minister
 1975 Matt Helm (TV Series)
Rollins
- Think Murder (1975) ... Rollins
 1975 Psychic Killer
Dr. Paul Taylor
 1975 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
- Nick and Nora (1975)
 1975 Police Story (TV Series)
Police Chief
- Headhunter (1975) ... Police Chief
 1975 Harry O (TV Series)
Col. Zachary
- The Last Heir (1975) ... Col. Zachary
 1974 McCloud (TV Series)
Dr. Hansen
- The Barefoot Girls of Bleecker Street (1974) ... Dr. Hansen
 1973-1974 Ironside (TV Series)
Simon Cole / Walter Eustis
- The Taste of Ashes (1974) ... Simon Cole
- The Best Laid Plans (1973) ... Walter Eustis
 1973 The New Perry Mason (TV Series)
Trial Judge / Judge
- The Case of the Jailed Justice (1973) ... Trial Judge
 1973 Cry Rape (TV Movie)
Judge Newcombe
 1971-1973 Cannon (TV Series)
Warden Shepherd / Billingsley
- Perfect Alibi (1973) ... Warden Shepherd
- Scream of Silence (1971) ... Billingsley
 1973 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Roy Bantry
- Murder in the Doll's House (1973) ... Roy Bantry
 1970-1973 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Dr. Myron Emrick / Dr. Arnold Winnick
- The Working Heart (1973) ... Dr. Myron Emrick
- The Other Side of the Chart (1970) ... Dr. Arnold Winnick
 1973 Search (TV Series)
St. Clair
- Numbered for Death (1973) ... St. Clair
 1973 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Jack Alexander
- Tightrope to Tomorrow (1973) ... Jack Alexander
 1972 Pete 'n' Tillie
Minister
 1972 The Salzburg Connection
Newhart
 1960-1972 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Mr. Mays / Gov. Tryon
- Justin Morgan Had a Horse: Part 2 (1972) ... Mr. Mays
- Justin Morgan Had a Horse: Part 1 (1972) ... Mr. Mays
- Daniel Boone: And Chase the Buffalo (1960) ... Gov. Tryon
 1972 Justin Morgan Had a Horse
Mr. Mays
 1971 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (TV Series)
Magistrate
- Operation: Spread (1971) ... Magistrate
 1971 In Broad Daylight (TV Movie)
Capt. Moss
 1971 A Tattered Web (TV Movie)
Mr. Harland
 1971 City Beneath the Sea (TV Movie)
Prof. Holmes
 1970 The Young Lawyers (TV Series)
James Carlton
- Remember Chris Gately? (1970) ... James Carlton
 1970 The Andersonville Trial (TV Movie)
Doctor Ford
 1970 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
James Jenkins
- Beyond a Treasonable Doubt (1970) ... James Jenkins
 1970 Land of the Giants (TV Series)
Dr. Krane
- The Secret City of Limbo (1970) ... Dr. Krane
 1968-1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Wainwright / Donald Merrick
- Island of Gold and Precious Stones (1970) ... Wainwright
- The Taker (1968) ... Donald Merrick
 1969 Once You Kiss a Stranger...
Dr. Haggis
 1969 Insight (TV Series)
Basil Bonneau
- Consider the Zebra (1969) ... Basil Bonneau
 1969 Mannix (TV Series)
Harry Meacham
- The Solid Gold Web (1969) ... Harry Meacham
 1969 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Max
- Flight Five Doesn't Answer (1969) ... Max
 1969 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
Ted Crystal
- Lucy Goes on Strike (1969) ... Ted Crystal
 1968 The Outsider (TV Series)
Dr. Kingsland
- Along Came a Spider (1968) ... Dr. Kingsland
 1968 Julia (TV Series)
Mr. Colton
- Mama's Man (1968) ... Mr. Colton
 1968 5 Card Stud
Dr. Cooper
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Moss
- What You Can Do with Money (1968) ... Moss
 1967 Star Trek (TV Series)
Lurry
 1967 Iron Horse (TV Series)
McDougall
- Wild Track (1967) ... McDougall
 1967 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Chaplain
- To Watch a Thief (1967) ... Chaplain
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
Col. Harris
- Dark Outpost (1967) ... Col. Harris
 1967 A Covenant with Death
Bruce Donnelly
 1967 Please Don't Eat the Daisies (TV Series)
Harry
- The Silent Butler Spoke (1967) ... Harry
 1966 Jericho (TV Series)
 1966 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
Horace
- Fastest Gun in the East (1966) ... Horace
 1966 Hogan's Heroes (TV Series)
Gen. Kammler
- The Rise and Fall of Sergeant Schultz (1966) ... Gen. Kammler
 1966 Felony Squad (TV Series)
Milroy
- Strike Out (1966) ... Milroy
 1966 Camp Runamuck (TV Series)
Gibbons
- Senior Citizens (1966) ... Gibbons
 1966 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Prof. Harvey Glomm
- The Bat Cave Affair (1966) ... Prof. Harvey Glomm
 1966 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Carter
- The Spy-Master (1966) ... Carter
 1966 Laredo (TV Series)
Burke
- Limit of the Law Larkin (1966) ... Burke
 1966 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
George Richardson
- Underground (1966) ... George Richardson
 1965 The Long, Hot Summer (TV Series)
Phil McDermott
- The Return of the Quicks (1965) ... Phil McDermott
- Nor Hell a Fury (1965)
 1965 Lassie (TV Series)
Jim
- Pitfall (1965) ... Jim
 1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Dr. David Freestone
- The Man's Men (1965) ... Dr. David Freestone
 1965 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Ralph Denton
- The Crowded Wedding Ring (1965) ... Ralph Denton
 1965 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Connors
- The Peacemaker (1965) ... Connors
 1965 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
Dr. Miller (1971)
 1965 A Man Called Shenandoah (TV Series)
Henry Claymoor
- The Debt (1965) ... Henry Claymoor
 1957-1965 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Dennison Groody / Laurence Barlow / Max Pompey / ...
- The Case of the Carefree Coronary (1965) ... Dennison Groody
- The Case of the Nautical Knot (1964) ... Laurence Barlow
- The Case of the Lavender Lipstick (1960) ... Max Pompey
- The Case of the Crooked Candle (1957) ... Larry Sands - Surveyor
 1965 The Loner (TV Series)
Nichols
- An Echo of Bugles (1965) ... Nichols
 1965 Fluffy
Dr. Braden
 1965 The Hallelujah Trail
Hobbs
 1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Kenneth Kline
- Wings of Hope (1965) ... Dr. Kenneth Kline
- Music Hath Charms (1965) ... Dr. Kenneth Kline
 1965 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
The Trapper
- The Devil's Four (1965) ... The Trapper
 1965 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Karl Bellini
- May Day, May Day... (1965) ... Karl Bellini
 1965 Peyton Place (TV Series)
Calvin Hanley
- Episode #1.48 (1965) ... Calvin Hanley
- Episode #1.47 (1965) ... Calvin Hanley
- Episode #1.44 (1965) ... Calvin Hanley
- Episode #1.41 (1965) ... Calvin Hanley
- Episode #1.39 (1965) ... Calvin Hanley
 1964-1965 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
Woodrow Wilson / Myles
- Governor John M. Slaton (1964) ... Myles
 1965 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Gibson
- Scapegoat (1965) ... Gibson
 1965 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Combs
 1964 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Dr. Ellis Turner
- Courage at 3:00 A.M. (1964) ... Dr. Ellis Turner
 1963-1964 The Virginian (TV Series)
Whit Parsons / Andrew Cass / Burns
- Return a Stranger (1964) ... Whit Parsons
- The Long Quest (1964) ... Andrew Cass
- The Final Hour (1963) ... Burns
 1964 Where Love Has Gone
Prof. Bell
 1958-1964 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Mr. Moore / Mac McLeod / Frank Lane / ...
- The John Gillman Story (1964) ... Mr. Moore
- The Ben Engel Story (1964) ... Mac McLeod
- The Mary Beckett Story (1962) ... Frank Lane
- The Jane Hawkins Story (1960) ... Dr. Morton Hicks
- The Millie Davis Story (1958) ... Albert Sykes
 1964 Advance to the Rear
Capt. Queeg
 1964 Channing (TV Series)
Richard Brubaker
- My Son, the All-American (1964) ... Richard Brubaker
 1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Adam Driscoll
- Behind the Locked Door (1964) ... Adam Driscoll
 1964 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Mr. Prescott
- A Roll of the Dice (1964) ... Mr. Prescott
 1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Benjamin Silliman
- The Colonel from Connecticut (1964) ... Benjamin Silliman
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Gus Hickman
- The Deep End (1964) ... Gus Hickman
 1963 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Commanding General
- Nightmare (1963) ... Commanding General
 1963 Glynis (TV Series)
Crown
- Agents Are Murder (1963) ... Crown
 1963 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Mr. Herbert
- Whatever You Wish (1963) ... Mr. Herbert
 1963 Hud
Mr. Burris
 1963 Spencer's Mountain
Dr. Campbell
 1963 Going My Way (TV Series)
Dr. Stevens
- Hear No Evil (1963) ... Dr. Stevens
 1963 The Dakotas (TV Series)
Owen Teed
- One Day in Vermillion (1963) ... Owen Teed
 1957-1963 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Fairchild / Vance Crawford / Storekeeper Jonas
- The Burning Tree (1963) ... Fairchild
- The Silver Queen (1958) ... Vance Crawford
- No Visitors (1957) ... Storekeeper Jonas
 1963 Saints and Sinners (TV Series)
Clements
- Ten Days for a Shirt Tail (1963) ... Clements
 1962 The Manchurian Candidate
Medical Officer (uncredited)
 1962 Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man
Ludstrum (scenes deleted)
 1962 Birdman of Alcatraz
Dr. Ellis
 1960-1962 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Arthur Dane / Dr. Joseph Loring / Jason Plain
- Lalama Lady (1962) ... Arthur Dane
- Total Eclipse (1962) ... Dr. Joseph Loring
- Hong Kong Passage (1960) ... Jason Plain
 1962 Bonanza (TV Series)
Henry Neighbors
- The Long Night (1962) ... Henry Neighbors
 1958-1962 Lawman (TV Series)
Alexander Burrell / Al Skinner / Edgar Chase / ...
- The Doctor (1962) ... Alexander Burrell
- The Substitute (1961) ... Al Skinner
- The Threat (1961) ... Edgar Chase
- The Oath (1958) ... Thornton Eggles
 1957-1962 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Charlie / Jennings
- The Gold Witch (1962) ... Charlie
- The General (1957) ... Jennings
 1962 Third of a Man
Maxwell
 1962 Bus Stop (TV Series)
Mitchell
- Verdict of 12 (1962) ... Mitchell
 1962 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Mr. Bliss
- Burglar Proof (1962) ... Mr. Bliss
 1960-1962 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Hank Fenton / Quincey Tibbles
- Many a Slip (1962) ... Hank Fenton
- Girl in the Galleon (1960) ... Quincey Tibbles
 1962 Ripcord (TV Series)
Elmo Gossett
- Hi-Jack (1962) ... Elmo Gossett
 1961 Follow the Sun (TV Series)
Martin Poole
- The Far Side of Nowhere (1961) ... Martin Poole
 1959-1961 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Henry Waller / Volney Adams / Gabe Fenway / ...
- Long Gun from Tucson (1961) ... Henry Waller
- The Hangman (1960) ... Volney Adams
- The Fourflusher (1960) ... Gabe Fenway
- The Patsy (1959) ... Sam Barrows
 1961 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Sims
- The Geetas Box (1961) ... Sims
 1961 The Detectives (TV Series)
Mortmain
- One Lucky Break (1961) ... Mortmain
 1961 Straightaway (TV Series)
Covey
- The Tin Caesar (1961) ... Covey
 1961 The Bob Cummings Show (TV Series)
 1961 Stagecoach West (TV Series)
Harmony Bell / Dr. Frederick Ainsworth
- Blind Man's Bluff (1961) ... Harmony Bell
- Not in Our Stars (1961) ... Dr. Frederick Ainsworth
 1961 The Deputy (TV Series)
Will Culp
- An Enemy of the Town (1961) ... Will Culp
 1961 The Law and Mr. Jones (TV Series)
Howard Barron
- A Fool for a Client (1961) ... Howard Barron
 1961 The Tom Ewell Show (TV Series)
 1960 Maverick (TV Series)
Clement Samuels
- Kiz (1960) ... Clement Samuels
 1960 The Roaring 20's (TV Series)
Judge Seward
- Judge Seward's Secret (1960) ... Judge Seward
- Brother's Keeper (1960) ... Judge Seward
 1956-1960 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Major McConnell / Kerney Boles
- The Ox (1960) ... Major McConnell
- You Only Run Once (1956) ... Kerney Boles (as Whitner Bissell)
 1960 Klondike (TV Series)
Josiah Hariess
- Saints and Stickups (1960) ... Josiah Hariess
 1960 The Brothers Brannagan (TV Series)
Sanford
- Delayed Payment (1960) ... Sanford
 1960 Route 66 (TV Series)
Jim Slade
- Black November (1960) ... Jim Slade
 1960 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series)
Henry Lombard and Norman Lombard
- Interrupted Wedding (1960) ... Henry Lombard and Norman Lombard
 1960 Johnny Ringo (TV Series)
Sheriff Gabe Arson
- Killer, Choose a Card (1960) ... Sheriff Gabe Arson
 1958-1960 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Bert Loomis / Frank Gibson / Matt Corey
- Bentley and the Beach Bum (1960) ... Bert Loomis
- Bentley: The Gentleman Farmer (1960) ... Bert Loomis
- Bentley Goes to Washington (1959) ... Bert Loomis
- Kelly's Secret (1959) ... Bert Loomis
- A Key for Kelly (1959) ... Bert Loomis
 1959-1960 Rawhide (TV Series)
Doc Taggert / Sam Harris
- Incident of the 100 Amulets (1960) ... Doc Taggert (as Whit Bissel)
- Incident of Fear in the Streets (1959) ... Sam Harris
 1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Henry
- Surprise Party (1960) ... Henry
 1954-1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Czadek / Joseph Goebbels / Father Tracy / ...
- The Book of Silence (1960) ... Czadek
- No Hiding Place (1958) ... Father Tracy
- Try to Remember (1956) ... Dolph
- Committed (1954) ... Paul Wells
 1957-1960 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Myron Ackelroyd / Gen. George Custer
- Outcast of Cripple Creek (1960) ... Myron Ackelroyd
 1960 Philip Marlowe (TV Series)
Allen Wade
- Time to Kill (1960) ... Allen Wade
 1960 Tightrope (TV Series)
David Johnson
- Night of the Gun (1960) ... David Johnson
 1958-1959 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Mr. Murdock / Mr. Curtis
- The Town Councilman (1959) ... Mr. Murdock
- Blow the House Down (1958) ... Mr. Curtis
 1959 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Pat Danning
- You Can't Pick the Number (1959) ... Pat Danning
 1959 Men Into Space (TV Series)
Oliver Farrar
- Christmas on the Moon (1959) ... Oliver Farrar
 1959 Never So Few
Capt. Alofson - Psychiatrist
 1959 The Lineup (TV Series)
Maxwell
 1959 Lock Up (TV Series)
Warden
- Presumption of Guilt (1959) ... Warden
 1959 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Capt. Will Fielding
- Brainwave (1959) ... Capt. Will Fielding
 1958-1959 Sea Hunt (TV Series)
Ed Harris / Mission Team Manager
- The Raft (1959) ... Ed Harris
- Sixty Feet Below (1958) ... Mission Team Manager
 1959 The Man and the Challenge (TV Series)
Dr. Robert Widener
- Odds Against Survival (1959) ... Dr. Robert Widener
 1959 Markham (TV Series)
George Conrad
- We Are All Suspect (1959) ... George Conrad
 1956-1959 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Mark Tynan
- The Rumor (1959)
- The Night They Won the Oscar (1956) ... Mark Tynan
 1959 The Millionaire (TV Series)
James Mahoney
- Millionaire Ann Griffin (1959) ... James Mahoney
 1959 The Texan (TV Series)
Shep Crawford
- Caballero (1959) ... Shep Crawford
 1959 Warlock
Petrix
 1959 No Name on the Bullet
Pierce
 1959 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Lige Fuller
- The Muleskinner (1959) ... Lige Fuller
 1958 Zorro (TV Series)
Comandante Luis de Guerro
- The Flaming Arrow (1958) ... Comandante Luis de Guerro
 1958 Monster on the Campus
Dr. Oliver Cole
 1958 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Daniel Swink
- The Frog (1958) ... Daniel Swink
 1958 Trackdown (TV Series)
Pendleton
- Killer Take All (1958) ... Pendleton
 1958 The Black Orchid
Mr. Harmon
 1958 State Trooper (TV Series)
Charles Bowman
- Joker's Dead (1958) ... Charles Bowman
 1958 Gang War
Mark (scenes deleted)
 1958 The Defiant Ones
Lou Gans
 1957-1958 Panic! (TV Series)
Lead / Frank Chambers
- Parole (1958) ... Lead
- The Embezzler (1957) ... Frank Chambers
 1958 Man Without a Gun (TV Series)
- Aftermath (1958)
 1958 The Californians (TV Series)
Dr. Haley
- Pipeline (1958) ... Dr. Haley
 1958 Suspicion (TV Series)
Henry Bolton
- Fraction of a Second (1958) ... Henry Bolton
 1957-1958 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Henry Thompson / Morrison / Mr Morrison
- The Brothers (1958) ... Henry Thompson
- Diamond Smugglers (1957) ... Morrison
- Hot Wire (1957) ... Mr Morrison
 1958 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Doc
- The White Flag (1958) ... Doc
 1958 The Thin Man (TV Series)
Smitty
- Murder Is Where You Find It (1958) ... Smitty
 1952-1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Denton
- Trial by Slander (1958) ... Denton
 1958 The Veil (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Will Madison
- Whatever Happened to Peggy (1958) ... Dr. Will Madison
 1957 M Squad (TV Series)
Tommy Hatch
- The Palace Guard (1957) ... Tommy Hatch
 1957 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Joel Poinsette
- Mexican Adventure (1957) ... Joel Poinsette
 1957 I Was a Teenage Frankenstein
Prof. Frankenstein
 1957 The Tall Stranger
Adam Judson
 1957 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Jonas Pilgrim
- The Shooting of Jett King (1957) ... Jonas Pilgrim
 1957 The Court of Last Resort (TV Series)
George Brower
- The Tomas Mendoza Case (1957) ... George Brower
 1956-1957 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Addison / Wood
- The Man on the Thirty-fifth Floor (1957) ... Mr. Addison
- Two Sides to Everything (1956) ... Wood
 1957 Code 3 (TV Series)
Charles Ellsworth
- The Man with Many Faces (1957) ... Charles Ellsworth
 1957 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Chris
- Circumstantial (1957) ... Chris
 1957 The Wayward Girl
Ira Molson
 1957 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
John P. Clum
 1957 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
Mr. Burke
- Maid in Sweden (1957) ... Mr. Burke
 1957 Crossroads (TV Series)
Cobb
- The Last Strand (1957) ... Cobb
 1955-1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
George Elgin / Dr. Pierce
- Deadline Decision (1957) ... George Elgin
 1957 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Lyle Bailey
- Johnny Flagstaff (1957) ... Lyle Bailey
 1957 Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
Barrett
- Vapor Lock (1957) ... Barrett
 1956-1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Otis Elwell
- The Comedian (1957) ... Otis Elwell
 1957 The Young Stranger
Grubbs, Theater Manager
 1957 Dr. Christian (TV Series)
Breen / Layton
- The Philanthropist (1957) ... Breen
- Revenge (1957) ... Layton
 1955-1956 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Fred Lopert / Dr. Maxwell Carnaven / Harry Grayson
- Doctor Robot (1956) ... Fred Lopert
- The Green Bomb (1956) ... Dr. Maxwell Carnaven
- Sound of Murder (1955) ... Harry Grayson
 1956 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
Sinclair Bruder
- The Great Guy (1956) ... Sinclair Bruder
 1953-1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Luke
- The Women Who Dared (1956) ... Luke
 1956 Man from Del Rio
Breezy Morgan
 1955-1956 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Ben / David Combs
- Pride of the Man (1956) ... Ben
- The Girl in the Bathing Suit (1955) ... David Combs
 1956 Dakota Incident
Mark Chester
 1956 The Proud Ones
Mr. Sam Bolton
 1955-1956 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Meltzer / Dan Carson
- The Woman Who Changed Her Mind (1956) ... Meltzer
- When the Wise Men Appeared (1955) ... Dan Carson
 1955-1956 Climax! (TV Series)
Mr. Grubbs
- Deal a Blow (1955) ... Mr. Grubbs
 1956 Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Dr. Hill (uncredited)
 1956 Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal (TV Series)
- Matchmaker (1956)
 1955 At Gunpoint
Clem Clark
 1955 Hour of Stars (TV Series)
Dr. Pierce
- The Miracle on 34th Street (1955) ... Dr. Pierce
 1955 Shack Out on 101
Eddie
 1953-1955 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
- Crisis in Paris (1955)
 1955 Trial
Sam Wiltse
 1955 The Desperate Hours
FBI Agent Carson
 1954-1955 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Roger Gilman / John Delroy / Herman Martin
- Framed for Murder (1955) ... Roger Gilman
- False Accusations (1955) ... John Delroy
- A Broken Match (1954) ... Herman Martin
 1955 Not as a Stranger
Dr. Dietrich
 1955 The Halls of Ivy (TV Series)
Maypole
- The Umbrella Man (1955) ... Maypole
 1955 City Detective (TV Series)
Joe
- Come Back, Little Witness (1955) ... Joe
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series)
Marty Wilkins / Rolley
- Young Girl in an Apple Tree (1955) ... Marty Wilkins
- Down from the Stars (1955) ... Rolley
 1955 The Big Combo
Doctor (scenes deleted, as Whit Bissel)
 1954 Target Earth
Tom, Chief research scientist
 1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
Bud
- Death Rides a Wildcat (1954) ... Bud
- Terror Train (1954)
 1954 Three Hours to Kill
Deke
 1954 The Shanghai Story
Paul Grant
 1954 Riot in Cell Block 11
Snader
 1954 It Should Happen to You
Robert Grau
 1953 Racket Squad (TV Series)
Tyler Justin Osborne
- Diamond Smugglers (1953) ... Tyler Justin Osborne
 1953 Devil's Canyon
Virgil Gates
 1952 The Turning Point
Buck (uncredited)
 1952 The Big Story (TV Series)
Harry Neigher
- Harry Neigher of the Connecticut Herald (1952) ... Harry Neigher
 1952 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- The Gentle Rain (1952)
 1952 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Rev. Trumbull
- The Country Lawyer (1952) ... Rev. Trumbull
 1952 The Doctor (TV Series)
- The Inquisitors (1952)
 1952 Danger (TV Series)
 1952 The Sellout
Wilfred Jackson
 1952 Skirts Ahoy!
Mr. Yarbrough (uncredited)
 1951-1952 The Web (TV Series)
- The Perfect Out (1952)
- Model Murder (1951)
 1952 Hoodlum Empire
Filby - The Pickpocket (uncredited)
 1952 The Cases of Eddie Drake (TV Series)
Nixey
- Shoot the Works (1952) ... Nixey
 1952 Boots Malone
Lou Dyer (uncredited)
 1951 Out There (TV Series)
 1951 Red Mountain
Miles
 1951 The Family Secret
Joe Elsner
 1951 Lost Continent
Stanley Briggs
 1951 Night Into Morning
Monument Salesman (uncredited)
 1951 Sealed Cargo
Schuster (uncredited)
 1951 Tales of Robin Hood
Will Stutely
 1951 The Red Badge of Courage
Wounded Officer (uncredited)
 1950 For Heaven's Sake
Doctor (uncredited)
 1950 The Du Pont Story
Dr. Wallace Carothers
 1950 Wyoming Mail
Sam
 1950 A Life of Her Own
Rental Agent (uncredited)
 1950 Convicted
States Attorney Owens (uncredited)
 1950 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- The Ear (1950)
 1950 Perfect Strangers
Mr. Lister - Defense Attorney (uncredited)
 1950 When Willie Comes Marching Home
Lt. M.J. Hanley - Psychiatrist (uncredited)
 1949 Side Street
Harold Simpsen
 1949 And Baby Makes Three
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1949 Tokyo Joe
Capt. Winnow (uncredited)
 1949 The Crime Doctor's Diary
Pete Bellem
 1948 That Lady in Ermine
Giulio
 1948 Canon City
Richard Heilman
 1948 Raw Deal
Murderer
 1947 Night Song
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1947 Brute Force
Tom Lister
 1947 The Sea of Grass
Ted, the Clerk (uncredited)
 1946 It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog
Chester Frye (uncredited)
 1946 Somewhere in the Night
John (uncredited)
 1946 Cluny Brown
Archie, Dowager's Son (uncredited)
 1944 Winged Victory
Lt. Hudson (uncredited)
 1943 Destination Tokyo
Yo Yo (uncredited)
 1943 Holy Matrimony
Harry Leek (uncredited)
 1940 The Sea Hawk
Gate Guard at Palace Entrance (uncredited)
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Stage Play: American Holiday. Written by Edwin L. Barker and Albert Wineman Barker. Scenic Design by Tom Adrian Cracraft. Directed by Halsted Welles [credit as Halstead Welles], Lucius Cook [credited as Lucius Moore Cook] and Agnes Morgan, under the supervision of Edward T. Goodman. Manhattan Theatre: 21 Feb 1936- Mar 1936 (closing date ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Whit Bissel | Whitner Bissell | Whitt Bissell

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Son of prominent surgeon Dr. J. Dougal Bissell. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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