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William Bishop (I) (1918–1959)

William attended grammar and high schools in New York and New Jersey. Upon graduation, he enrolled at West Virginia University where he planned to study law and played football and tennis. One summer, his uncle got him a job at the Suffern County (in New York) Theatre. He worked with actors Broderick Crawford, George Tobias, José Ferrer and Kent ... See full bio »

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 1959 The Oregon Trail
Capt. George Wayne
 1959 Riverboat (TV Series)
Monte Loman
- Payment in Full (1959) ... Monte Loman
 1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- The Lady's Choice (1959) ... Williams
 1959 Behind Closed Doors (TV Series)
David Sparrow
- Crypto 40 (1959) ... David Sparrow
 1958 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Pete Hopper
- The Pete Hopper Story (1958) ... Pete Hopper
 1957 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
- A Lass in Alaska (1957) ... David
 1957 Short Cut to Hell
Sgt. Stan Lowery
 1954-1957 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Bruce Stevens / Matt Brownley
- Desperation (1957) ... Bruce Stevens
- Mantrap (1954) ... Matt Brownley
 1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Matt Hornbeck
- The Marriage Broker (1957) ... Matt Hornbeck
 1952-1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Charlie Sewell
- Night Ride to Butte (1954) ... Charlie Sewell
- Lineman's Luck (1953)
- Drawing Room A (1952)
 1957 The Phantom Stagecoach
Glen Hayden
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Charles Duffy
- The Star Wagon (1957) ... Charles Duffy
 1956 The White Squaw
Bob Garth
 1956 The Boss
Bob Herrick
 1954-1956 It's a Great Life (TV Series)
Steve Connors / Steve
- The Housekeeper (1956) ... Steve Connors
- Passport for Amy (1956) ... Steve Connors
- The Charity Drive (1956) ... Steve Connors
- Old Soldiers Never Die (1956) ... Steve Connors
- Operation for Earl (1956) ... Steve Connors
 1955-1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
- Empty Arms (1955)
 1955 Top Gun
Canby Judd
 1955 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1955 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Mel Wingate
- Hour of Nightmare (1955) ... Mel Wingate
 1955 The Green Mountain Boys (TV Movie)
Ethan Allen
 1954 Shower of Stars (TV Series)
- Entertainment on Wheels (1954) ... Steve
 1954 City Detective (TV Series)
- Sixteen Vertical (1954) ... Martin
 1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
- Grenadine (1954)
 1953-1954 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Captain Lucas / Jean LaFitte
- Spindletop: Texas' First Oil Gushers (1954) ... Captain Lucas
- A Time to Grow (1953)
 1954 Overland Pacific
Del Stewart
 1954 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Brad Delmar
- The Hollywood Story (1954) ... Brad Delmar
 1953 The Studebaker Story (Short)
Henry Studebaker
 1952-1953 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Crawford Long / Peter Warrender / Will
- Bless the Man (1953) ... Dr. Crawford Long
- Unexpected Wife (1953) ... Peter Warrender
- Brown of Calaveras (1952) ... Will (as Bill Bishop)
- M'Liss (1952) ... (as Bill Bishop)
 1953 Gun Belt
Ike Clinton
 1952 Your Jeweler's Showcase (TV Series)
- Tiger Bait (1952)
 1952 The Raiders
Marshal William Henderson
 1952 Breakdown
Terry Williams
 1952 Cripple Creek
Silver Kirby
 1952 Montana Territory
Opening Off-Screen Narrator (uncredited)
 1951 The Basketball Fix
Mike Taft
 1951 The Frogmen
Ferrino (uncredited)
 1950 The Killer That Stalked New York
Dr. Ben Wood
 1950 The Tougher They Come
Gus Williams
 1950 Harriet Craig
Wes Miller
 1949 Mr. Soft Touch
Radio Broadcaster (voice, uncredited)
 1949 The Walking Hills
'Shep' Dave Wilson
 1949 Slightly French
J.B. (voice, uncredited)
 1948 The Untamed Breed
Larch Keegan
 1948 Thunderhoof
The Kid
 1948 Coroner Creek
Leach Conover
 1948 Port Said
Leslie Sears
 1947 Devil Ship
 1947 Song of the Thin Man
Al Amboy
 1947 The Romance of Rosy Ridge
Ad Buchanan
 1947 The Beginning or the End
2nd Lieutenant - Electronics Officer, Enola Gay (uncredited)
 1943 A Guy Named Joe
Ray - Transport Pilot (uncredited)
 1943 Lost Angel
Reporter (uncredited)
 1943 Whistling in Brooklyn
Psychiatrist (uncredited)
 1943 Girl Crazy
Radio Man (uncredited)
 1943 Cry 'Havoc'
Soldier (uncredited)
 1943 Swing Fever
Soldier with Autograph Book (uncredited)
 1943 Swing Shift Maisie
Young Pilot (uncredited)
 1943 I Dood It
Detective (uncredited)
 1943 Salute to the Marines
Cpl. Anderson (uncredited)
 1943 Young Ideas
French Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1943 Seeing Hands (Short)
Man Pulling Lamp Cord (uncredited)
 1943 Pilot #5
Cadet (uncredited)
 1943 Brief Interval (Short)
Dr. Oliver Lockwood

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Nephew of Charles MacArthur and Helen Hayes, cousin of James MacArthur (Hawaii Five-O (1968)). His mother was Charles MacArthur's sister.

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