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William Bailey (I) (1886–1962)

William Bailey was born on September 26, 1886 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA as Gordon Reineck. He was an actor and director, known for Back to the Old Farm (1912), Lash of the Law (1926) and Top Hand (1925). He was married to Florence. He died on November 8, 1962 in Hollywood, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1959 But Not for Me
Doorman (uncredited)
 1959 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Bank Customer
- Texas John Slaughter: Killers from Kansas (1959) ... Bank Customer (uncredited)
 1958 Maverick (TV Series)
Banker / Doctor
- Diamond in the Rough (1958) ... Banker (uncredited)
- Rage for Vengeance (1958) ... Doctor (uncredited)
 1957 A Hatful of Rain
Man in Elevator (uncredited)
 1957 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (uncredited)
 1955 Tall Man Riding
Townsman (uncredited)
 1955 Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki
Board Member (uncredited)
 1954 The Whistler (TV Series)
- A Trip to Aunt Sarah's (1954) ... (as Bill Bailey)
 1954 Make Haste to Live
Ed Jenkins
 1953 Pack Train
Old-Timer (uncredited)
 1953 Affair with a Stranger
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1953 Confidentially Connie
Townsman (uncredited)
 1951-1953 The Range Rider (TV Series)
John Larson / Indian Agent
- West of Cheyenne (1953) ... John Larson
- Indian Sign (1951) ... Indian Agent (uncredited)
 1952 The Duel at Silver Creek
Townsman (uncredited)
 1952 Carrie
Man at Bar (uncredited)
 1952 Francis Goes to West Point
Parade Spectator (uncredited)
 1952 Here Come the Marines
Brogan the Postman (uncredited)
 1952 Clash by Night
Waiter (uncredited)
 1952 When in Rome
Ship Passenger (uncredited)
 1951 Double Dynamite
Bank Guard (uncredited)
 1951 Captain Video, Master of the Stratosphere
Prof. Dean's Butler [Chs. 4-5, 11] (uncredited)
 1951 The Unknown Man
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1951 Cattle Queen
Warden (as William N. Bailey)
 1951 Flight to Mars
Councilman (uncredited)
 1951 Pistol Harvest
Townsman (uncredited)
 1951 I Was a Communist for the FBI
Lawyer (uncredited)
 1951 Bowery Battalion
Officer (uncredited)
 1951 Al Jennings of Oklahoma
Robert Kyle (as William Norton Bailey)
 1951 Three Desperate Men
Buckboard Driver (uncredited)
 1950 Lightning Guns
Luke Atkins (as William Norton Bailey)
 1950 Counterspy Meets Scotland Yard
Assistant (uncredited)
 1950 Last of the Buccaneers
Guard at Ball (uncredited)
 1950 Devil's Doorway
Posse Member (uncredited)
 1950 Gunfire
Second Sheriff (as Bill Bailey)
 1950 Duchess of Idaho
Dance Contestant (uncredited)
 1950 Where Danger Lives
Man (uncredited)
 1950 Three Little Words
Man in Audience (uncredited)
 1950 Federal Man
Man in Elevator (uncredited)
 1950 Father of the Bride
Man in Nightmare Montage (uncredited)
 1950 Shadow on the Wall
Juror (uncredited)
 1950 Please Believe Me
Hank Wadburn (uncredited)
 1950 Kill the Umpire
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1950 The Yellow Cab Man
Accident Witness (uncredited)
 1950 Mark of the Gorilla
Game Preserve Officer (uncredited)
 1949 Cactus Jim (TV Series)
Cactus Jim (1951)
 1949 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Jim
- The Lone Ranger's Triumph (1949) ... Jim (uncredited)
 1949 The Gal Who Took the West
Paul (uncredited)
 1949 In the Good Old Summertime
Supper Club Patron (uncredited)
 1949 Brand of Fear
Frank Martin
 1949 Any Number Can Play
Casino Patron (uncredited)
 1949 The Great Sinner
Gambling Casino Accountant (uncredited)
 1949 West of El Dorado
Sheriff Jack (as Wm. Norton Bailey)
 1949 The Lady Gambles
Croupier (uncredited)
 1949 Across the Rio Grande
Sheriff Reid
 1949 Flamingo Road
Leo Mitchell (uncredited)
 1949 The Stratton Story
Person in Theatre (uncredited)
 1949 Son of a Badman
Brad Burley
 1949 Tulsa
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1949 Trails End
Sheriff (as Wm. Norton Bailey)
 1948 Act of Violence
Convention Party Drunk (uncredited)
 1948 Family Honeymoon
Todd (uncredited)
 1948 Courtin' Trouble
Curtis (as Wm. Norton Bailey)
 1948 The Three Musketeers
Guard (uncredited)
 1948 False Paradise
Head Miner (uncredited)
 1948 Music Man
Mr. Larkin (as William Norton Bailey)
 1948 Silver Trails
John Chambers (as Wm. Norton Bailey)
 1948 The Babe Ruth Story
Reporter (scenes deleted)
 1948 Back Trail
Sheriff (uncredited)
 1948 The Gallant Legion
Barfly (uncredited)
 1948 Silver River
Man (uncredited)
 1948 My Dog Rusty
Voice in Crowd (uncredited)
 1948 Campus Sleuth
Coroner (as William Norton Bailey)
 1948 Black Bart
Townsman (uncredited)
 1947 The Senator Was Indiscreet
Politician (uncredited)
 1947 A Double Life
Detective (uncredited)
 1947 Trail of the Mounties
Mountie Chief (uncredited)
 1947 The Black Widow
Morgue Attendant (uncredited)
 1947 The Foxes of Harrow (uncredited)
 1947 Unconquered
Villager (uncredited)
 1947 I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now
Fan in Audience on Stage (uncredited)
 1947 Something in the Wind
Mr. Belton's Assistant (uncredited)
 1947 Robin Hood of Texas
Chase Car Owner (uncredited)
 1947 Code of the Saddle
Sheriff Wallace (as Wm. Norton Bailey)
 1947 Sarge Goes to College
Professor (uncredited)
 1947 Desperate
Traveling Salesman (uncredited)
 1947 The Farmer's Daughter
Father (uncredited)
 1947 The Egg and I
Doctor at Country Dance (uncredited)
 1947 Range Beyond the Blue
Cattle Rancher (uncredited)
 1947 I'll Be Yours
Gentleman (uncredited)
 1946 Faithful in My Fashion
Department Store Clerk (uncredited)
 1946 Easy to Wed
Newspaper Office Worker (uncredited)
 1946 Studio Visit (Short)
Stagehand (uncredited)
 1945 She Went to the Races
Racetrack Spectator (uncredited)
 1945 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood
Nightclub Patron at Ciro's (uncredited)
 1945 The Hidden Eye
Policeman (uncredited)
 1945 Ziegfeld Follies
Subway Passenger ('Pay the Two Dollars') (uncredited)
 1945 The Clock
Seal Act Spectator in Park / Subway Passenger (uncredited)
 1944 Nostradamus IV (Short)
Studio Recording Man (uncredited)
 1944 National Velvet
Bookie (uncredited)
 1944 Mrs. Parkington
Ball Musician (uncredited)
 1944 Barbary Coast Gent
Conductor (uncredited)
 1944 Maisie Goes to Reno
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1944 Movie Pests (Short)
Man Whose Foot Gets Stepped On (uncredited)
 1944 Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble
Brakeman (uncredited)
 1944 Two Girls and a Sailor
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1943 Shoe Shine Boy (Short)
Passerby (uncredited)
 1943 I Dood It
Audience Member (uncredited)
 1943 A Stranger in Town
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1942 Mr. Blabbermouth! (Short)
Subway Passenger (uncredited)
 1942 Pierre of the Plains
Man in Saloon (uncredited)
 1942 Calling Dr. Gillespie
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
 1942 Fingers at the Window
Policeman at Hotel (uncredited)
 1942 The Lady or the Tiger? (Short)
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1942 Dr. Kildare's Victory
Neighbor / Onlooker (uncredited)
 1942 The Vanishing Virginian
Extra in Courtroom (uncredited)
 1942 Nazi Agent
Cigar Store Clerk (uncredited)
 1941 Two-Faced Woman
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1941 The Big Store
Man Leaving Store (uncredited)
 1941 The Penalty
Man in Courtroom (uncredited)
 1941 Whispers (Short)
Eavesdropping Husband (uncredited)
 1940 You, the People (Short)
Jim (uncredited)
 1940 Bitter Sweet
Man in Bath (uncredited)
 1940 Third Finger, Left Hand
Ship's Officer / Man Leaving Drugstore (uncredited)
 1940 British Intelligence
British Intelligence Agent (uncredited)
 1939 Another Thin Man
Freight Elevator Operator (uncredited)
 1939 Miracles for Sale
Spectator in Theatre Box (uncredited)
 1939 Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever
Bank Employee (uncredited)
 1939 Angel of Mercy (Short)
Recruiting Sergeant (uncredited)
 1938 Spring Madness
Train Conductor Announcing "Board" (uncredited)
 1938 Rhythm of the Saddle
Rancher (uncredited)
 1938 The Crowd Roars
Ticket Collector (uncredited)
 1938 The Chaser
Hank, Brandon Henchman (uncredited)
 1938 That Mothers Might Live (Short)
Passerby (uncredited)
 1938 Life in Sometown, U.S.A. (Short)
Husband in Courtroom (uncredited)
 1938 Arsène Lupin Returns
Detective (uncredited)
 1938 A Yank at Oxford
Racetrack Timekeeper (uncredited)
 1937 I'll Take Romance
Client in Kane's Waiting Room (uncredited)
 1937 My Dear Miss Aldrich
Dupont (scenes deleted)
 1937 Between Two Women
First Policeman (uncredited)
 1937 Bars and Stripes (Short)
Patrol Car Driver (uncredited)
 1937 The Last of Mrs. Cheyney
Ship Passenger (uncredited)
 1937 We Who Are About to Die
Policeman Passenger (uncredited)
 1936 Career Woman
Attorney--Clarkdale (uncredited)
 1936 Charlie Chan at the Opera
Detective (uncredited)
 1936 Murder with Pictures
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1936 Hollywood Boulevard
Trocadero Patron (uncredited)
 1936 Grand Jury
Policeman (uncredited)
 1936 We Went to College
Alumnus (uncredited)
 1936 The Case Against Mrs. Ames
Logan's Courtroom Assistant (uncredited)
 1936 The Witness Chair
Court Bailiff (uncredited)
 1936 Too Many Parents
Trustee (uncredited)
 1936 The Preview Murder Mystery
Studio Commissary Chief (uncredited)
 1936 I'll Name the Murderer
Hugo Van Ostrum (as Wm. Norton Bailey)
 1936 Charlie Chan's Secret
Det. Harris (uncredited)
 1935 Magnificent Obsession
Man on Pier (uncredited)
 1935 In Old Kentucky
Steward (uncredited)
 1935 Another Face
Ed, a Policeman (uncredited)
 1935 King Solomon of Broadway
Detective
 1935 Thunder Mountain
Cliff Borden (as William Norton Bailey)
 1935 The Murder Man
Welch - Police Photographer (uncredited)
 1935 Straight from the Heart
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1935 Living on Velvet
Ted Drew (uncredited)
 1935 Shadow of Doubt
Det. Don (uncredited)
 1935 Devil Dogs of the Air
Lieutenant Getting Maneuver Instructions (uncredited)
 1935 Society Doctor
Male Nurse (uncredited)
 1934 The Secret Bride
Court Reporter (uncredited)
 1934 One Hour Late
Clayton (uncredited)
 1934 Change of Heart
Man in Street (uncredited)
 1934 Little Man, What Now?
Insurance Clerk (uncredited)
 1934 Bottoms Up
Reporter (uncredited)
 1934 Gambling Lady
Extra at Racetrack Behind Lang (uncredited)
 1934 George White's Scandals
Harold Bestry
 1934 David Harum
Townsman (uncredited)
 1934 It Happened One Night
Clark (uncredited)
 1934 Search for Beauty
Cement Foreman (uncredited)
 1934 Massacre
Investigation Attendant (uncredited)
 1933 Fargo Express
Goss Partner #2 (uncredited)
 1933 A Man of Sentiment
Doctor (uncredited)
 1933 Penthouse
Maitre D', Pinnacle Club (uncredited)
 1933 The Trail Drive
Banker (uncredited)
 1933 Captured!
German Orderly (uncredited)
 1933 Don't Bet on Love
Reporter (uncredited)
 1933 The Silk Express
Silk Man on Phone (uncredited)
 1933 The Lone Avenger
Henchman Landers (as Wm. Norton Bailey)
 1933 From Hell to Heaven
Johnny - Race Announcer (uncredited)
 1933 Grand Slam
Van Dorn's Bridge Partner (uncredited)
 1932 Central Park
Gangster Eddie (uncredited)
 1932 Down to Earth
Businessman (uncredited)
 1932 Fighting for Justice
Colorado (uncredited)
 1932 Crooner
Man on Dance Floor (uncredited)
 1932 The Midnight Patrol
Powers (as William Norton Bailey)
 1931 Mata Hari
Dubois' Aide (uncredited)
 1931 West of Broadway
Herbert - Maitre D' (uncredited)
 1930 The Truth About Youth
Jim - Kara's Boyfriend (uncredited)
 1930 Today
Gregory
 1930 Back Pay
Ed
 1929 The Aviator
Brooks (as William Norton Bailey)
 1928 Burning Bridges
Jim Black (as William N. Bailey)
 1928 Waterfront
Brute Mullin (as William Norton Bailey)
 1928 Hit of the Show
Tremaine (as William Norton Bailey)
 1928 The Way of the Strong
Tiger Louie (as William Norton Bailey)
 1928 Man in the Rough
Jim Kane (as William Norton Bailey)
 1928 The Flyin' Cowboy
James Bell
 1928 The Stronger Will
Ralph Walker (as William Norton Bailey)
 1927 Wild Beauty
Jim ' Bull' Kennedy
 1927 High School Hero
Mr. Merrill (as William N. Bailey)
 1927 The Masked Menace (as William Norton Bailey)
 1927 The Fighting Three
Steve Clayton (as William Norton Bailey)
 1927 Melting Millions (as William Norton Bailey)
 1926 The Stolen Ranch
Sam Hardy (as William Norton Bailey)
 1926 The House Without a Key
Harry Jennison (as William Norton Bailey)
 1926 Pound Foolish (Short)
The Insurance Salesman
 1926 Lightning Bill
William W. Williams (as Bill Bailey)
 1926 Fightin' Jack
Jack Rhodes (as Bill Bailey)
 1926 Ranson's Folly
Lt. Crosby (as William Norton Bailey)
 1926 Lash of the Law (as Bill Bailey)
 1926 Queen o'Diamonds
LeRoy Phillips (as William N. Bailey)
 1925 You're Fired (as Bill Bailey)
 1925 Lazybones
Elmer Ballister
 1925/I Bustin' Thru
Harvey Gregg (as William Norton Bailey)
 1925/I Top Hand
 1925 Big Pal
 1925 Fighting Youth
Harold Brennty (as William Norton Bailey)
 1925 The Desert Flower
Jack Royal (as William Norton Bailey)
 1925 My Neighbor's Wife
Greed's Assistant
 1924 The Flaming Forties
Desparde (as William Norton Bailey)
 1924 Gold Heels
Kendall Jr (as William Norton Bailey)
 1924 The Desert Hawk
Tex Trapp
 1924 Winner Take All
Jim Devereaux (as William Norton Bailey)
 1924 The Cyclone Rider
Reynard Trask
 1924 Against All Odds
Tom Curtis (as William N. Baily)
 1924 The Uninvited Guest
Fred Morgan
 1923/I Three O'Clock in the Morning
Hugo von Strohm
 1923 Is Money Everything?
Roy Pelham
 1922 Ginger Face (Short)
Johnny's Father
 1921 The Yellow Arm
Jerry Engleson (as William N. Bailey)
 1920 The Phantom Foe
Bob Royal (as William Norton Bailey)
 1919 Victory
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1919 Three Black Eyes
Payne
 1919 Break the News to Mother
Warren Flint
 1919 Speedy Meade
Cal Merchant
 1919 Shadows of Suspicion
Captain Walter Byfield
 1918 I'll Say So
August Myers
 1918 Bonnie Annie Laurie
Captain Donald McGrego
 1918 Leap to Fame
Hoffman's Servant
 1918 The Eagle's Eye
Heinrich von Lertz
 1918 The Blind Adventure
Capt. Fraser-Freer
 1917 The Pride of New York
Harold Whitley
 1917 Richard the Brazen
Fitzgeorge
 1917 The Inevitable
Frank Lyons
 1917 On Dangerous Ground
Ritter Bloem
 1916 A Coney Island Princess
Jan Kouver
 1916 War Brides
Eric
 1916 His Own Story (Short)
Bill Harding (as William N. Bailey)
 1916 A Million a Minute
Mark Seager
 1916 The Soul Man (Short)
William Wilton
 1915 The Suburban
Jack Brambough, Donald's Pal
 1915 Crime's Triangle (Short)
Harold Briar (as William N. Bailey)
 1915 His Wife's Past (Short)
 1915 Conscience
George Grant
 1915 Her Husband's Honor (Short)
Secret Service Agent Ellen
 1915 A Fireside Realization (Short) (as William N. Bailey)
 1915 When It Strikes Home
Victor Hartley
 1915 From the Valley of the Missing
Everett Brinbecombe (as W.N. 'Bill' Bailey)
 1915 The Other Man (Short)
 1915 Runaway June
Mr. Villard
 1914 The Shanghai Man
Shanghai Man
 1914 The Boundary Rider
Big Bill
 1914 The Banker's Daughter
Harold Routledge
 1914 Chains of Bondage (Short)
Dr. Oliver
 1914 Let No Man Escape (Short)
Albert Wright
 1914 Hear No Evil (Short)
 1914 The Testing Fire (Short)
 1914 Through the Storm (Short)
1st Yeggman
 1914 The Conqueror (Short)
Frank
 1914 Our Mutual Girl
Captain James Curtin (episode 49)
 1914 The Hour and the Man (Short)
William Maxwell
 1913 Life's Weaving (Short)
 1913 The Death Weight (Short)
Bill Trent - the First Bad Nephew
 1913 The Toll of the Marshes (Short)
Frank Morton - Secretary
 1913 The Love Lute of Romany (Short)
Frank Rogers - the Farmer
 1913 The Way Perilous (Short)
Roger Crane
 1913 Dear Old Girl (Short)
A Friend of Ted Warren's
 1913 Tony, the Fiddler (Short)
Big Bill / William Carson
 1913/II For Old Time's Sake (Short)
Will - the Burglar / Former Boyfriend
 1913/I The Right of Way (Short)
Brady
 1913 Sunlight (Short)
The Crook
 1913 The Hermit of Lonely Gulch (Short)
Joe Bailey
 1913 The Power of Conscience (Short) (uncredited)
 1913 The Whip Hand (Short)
 1913 King Robert of Sicily (Short)
Angel King
 1913 Hilda Wakes (Short)
John Woods
 1913 The Final Judgment (Short)
Carl Brandon
 1913 Let No Man Put Asunder (Short)
Jim Wilson
 1913 Into the North (Short)
Frank Davis - Whiskey Runner
 1913 The Hero Coward (Short)
Bill Snell - a Notorious Crook
 1913 The Heiress (Short)
Club member
 1912 The Error of Omission (Short)
Tommy's Father's Friend
 1912 The Iron Heel (Short)
Wiley's Butler
 1912 The Penitent (Short)
Hugh Thompson
 1912 Mr. Up's Trip Tripped Up (Short)
The Butler
 1912 The Snare (Short)
Tom Ransom
 1912 The Grassville Girls (Short)
 1912 Terrible Teddy (Short)
Lillian's Third Suitor's Pal - the Impersonator
 1912 The Redemption of Slivers (Short)
Farmer Prescott
 1912/I Ghosts (Short)
A Friend of Dr. Trueman
 1912 A Little Louder, Please! (Short)
The Widow's Nephew
 1912/I The Love Test (Short)
George
 1912 The Fall of Montezuma (Short)
Guatemozin, Montezuma's Brother
 1912 Back to the Old Farm (Short)
George Randall
 1912 The Browns Have Visitors (Short)
Mr. Brown
 1912 The Understudy (Short)
Actor
 1912 Hearts of Men (Short)
The Crook
 1911 Mae's Suitors (Short)
A Suitor
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Starred in the original cast of No, No Nanette (1925), a smash hit on Broadway.

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