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Bill Bixby (1934–1993)

The son of a sales clerk and a department store owner, Bill Bixby was the sixth-generation Californian born as Wilfred Bailey Bixby, on January 22, 1934, in San Francisco, California. An only child growing up in the 1940s and 1950s, he attended schools in the same area, took ballroom dance lessons, before attending Lowell High School, where he ... See full bio »

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 1993 Blossom (TV Series)
- Blossom's Dilemma (1993) ... Cop (voice)
 1992 Diagnosis Murder (TV Movie)
Nick Osborne
 1990 An American Story (TV Movie)
 1987 Sledge Hammer! (TV Series)
- Hammer Hits the Rock (1987) ... Zeke (uncredited)
 1987 J.J. Starbuck (TV Series)
Donald Iskin
- Pilot (1987) ... Donald Iskin
 1986 True Confessions (TV Series)
- The Decision (1986) ... Host
- Episode #2.3 (1986)
 1986 Sin of Innocence (TV Movie)
David McGary
 1985 International Airport (TV Movie)
Harvey Jameson
 1983 Against the Odds (TV Series)
 1982 I've Had It Up to Here (TV Movie)
 1982 The Book of Lists (TV Series)
 1982 Murder Is Easy (TV Movie)
Prof. Luke Williams
 1978 Once Upon a Classic (TV Series)
 1977 The Love Boat (TV Series)
John Ballard
 1977 Black Market Baby (TV Movie)
Herbert Freemont
 1977 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Mini-Series)
Lieutenant Commander John Kelty
- No Way Out (1977) ... Lieutenant Commander John Kelty
 1977 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Arnold Greenwood
- Pilot (1977) ... Arnold Greenwood
 1977 The Oregon Trail (TV Series)
Fred F. Mason
- The Scarlet Ribbon (1977) ... Fred F. Mason
 1976 The Great Houdini (TV Movie)
Rev. Arthur Ford
 1976 The Invasion of Johnson County (TV Movie)
Sam Lowell
 1976 Spencer's Pilots (TV Series)
Philo McGrew
- Pilot (1976) ... Philo McGrew
 1974-1976 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Eric Doyle / Jerry Schilling
- Police Buff (1976) ... Eric Doyle
 1975 The Apple Dumpling Gang
Russel Donavan
 1975 Barbary Coast (TV Series)
Philippe Despard
- The Barbary Coast (1975) ... Philippe Despard
 1975 Mannix (TV Series)
Tony Elliott
- The Empty Tower (1975) ... Tony Elliott
 1968-1974 Ironside (TV Series)
Gallin / Tom Dayton / Edward Neufane
- Raise the Devil: Part 2 (1974) ... Gallin
- Raise the Devil: Part 1 (1974) ... Gallin
- Tom Dayton Is Loose Among Us (1970) ... Tom Dayton
- Sergeant Mike (1968) ... Edward Neufane
 1974 Rex Harrison Presents Stories of Love (TV Movie)
 1973 Shirts/Skins (TV Movie)
Teddy Bush
 1973 Steambath (TV Movie)
 1973 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Alex Chandler
- To Denise, with Love and Murder (1973) ... Alex Chandler
 1972 Medical Center (TV Series)
Dr. Hurst
- Pressure Point (1972) ... Dr. Hurst
 1972 The Couple Takes a Wife (TV Movie)
Jeff Hamilton
 1972 Search (TV Series)
Mark Elliott
- The Adonis File (1972) ... Mark Elliott
 1969-1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Kenny Frasier (segment "Love and the Overnight Guests") / (segment "Love and the Rug") / Alan (segment "Love and the Eskimo") / ...
- Love and the Lucky Couple/Love and the Mail Room/Love and the New Act/Love and the Overnight Guests (1972) ... Kenny Frasier (segment "Love and the Overnight Guests")
- Love and the Eskimo/Love and the Nuisance (1970) ... Alan (segment "Love and the Eskimo")
- Love and the Legal Agreement/Love and the Militant/Love and Who? (1969) ... Darian Patrick (segment "Love and the Legal Agreement")
 1972 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Noel / Bruce Tarraday (segment "Last Rites for a Dead Druid")
- The Return of the Sorcerer (1972) ... Noel
- The Waiting Room/Last Rites for a Dead Druid (1972) ... Bruce Tarraday (segment "Last Rites for a Dead Druid")
 1971 Congratulations, It's a Boy! (TV Movie)
Johnny Gaines
 1971 Big Fish, Little Fish (TV Movie)
Ronnie Johnson
 1969-1971 Insight (TV Series)
John / Johnny
- The War of the Eggs (1971) ... John
- The Poker Game (1969) ... Johnny
 1968 The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (TV Series)
Paul Wilkie
- The Ghost Hunter (1968) ... Paul Wilkie
 1968 Speedway
Kenny Donford
 1968 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
George Palmer
- To Steal a Battleship (1968) ... George Palmer
 1968 The Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series)
- Two for Penny (1968) ... David
 1967 Clambake
James J. Jamison III
 1967 That Girl (TV Series)
Harry Banner
- The Apartment (1967) ... Harry Banner
 1967 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Dan Gilmore
- Appointment with an Epitaph (1967) ... Dan Gilmore
 1966 Combat! (TV Series)
- The Losers (1966) ... Kline
 1966 Ride Beyond Vengeance
Johnsy Boy Hood
 1963 Under the Yum Yum Tree
Track Team Coach (uncredited)
 1963 The Lieutenant (TV Series)
Pvt. Stu Sallaway
- A Million Miles from Clary (1963) ... Pvt. Stu Sallaway
 1963 Irma la Douce
Tattooed Sailor
 1961-1963 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Tom Bradley, the Rival / Mack / Joey
- Jose's Rival (1963) ... Tom Bradley, the Rival
- Danny and Durante (1961) ... Mack
- Danny Weaves a Web (1961) ... Joey
 1962-1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Ben Mollenhour / Dr. John Grant
- The Balance and the Crucible (1963) ... Dr. Ben Mollenhour
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
- Try to Keep Alive Until Next Tuesday (1963) ... Art (as William Bixby)
 1963 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
- The Thirty-Fathom Grave (1963) ... OOD
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
- The Voice of Charlie Pont (1962) ... Brune
- Once a Bachelor (1962)
 1962 Lonely Are the Brave
Airman in Helicopter (uncredited)
 1962 Follow the Sun (TV Series)
Jason Wylie
- Chalk One Up for Johnny (1962) ... Jason Wylie
 1962 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series)
Charles Raymond / Raymond
- That's Showbiz (1962) ... Charles Raymond
- A Man's Best Friend (1962) ... Charles Raymond
- Home Sweet Home (1962) ... Raymond
 1962 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Ronald Bailey
- Bailey's Bad Boy (1962) ... Ronald Bailey
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series)
Pete Canaday
- To the Best of My Recollection (1961) ... Pete Canaday
 1961 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
- The Law and Kelly Gregg (1961) ... Paul
 1961 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Intern at party
- A Few Brief Lines for Dave (1961) ... Intern at party
 1961 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV Series)
- The Gigolo (1961) ... Roger
 1961 Straightaway (TV Series)
- The Tin Caesar (1961)
 1961 Hennesey (TV Series)
- Welcome Home, Dr. Blair (1961) ... Intern
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Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
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Other Works:

Active on Broadway in the following production: See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 1 Portrayal | 3 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

William Bixby


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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Personal Quote:

[on comparing himself to Michael Landon's battle against cancer, at the same time] The day I was told I had cancer, Michael was in an office next door. When the big 'C' word hits you, it's very difficult to handle. It's terrible to be told. It was hard enough to hear about myself. But when I heard about Michael, I just sat down and cried. See more »


Appeared with fellow comedian Richard Dawson on several game shows: the pilot of a trashy 1970s game show, Cop Out! (1972), Password All-Stars (1961), and Masquerade Party (1974), which Dawson hosted. See more »


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