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Willis Bouchey (1907–1977)


Willis Bouchey appeared in almost 150 movies and television shows over a 30-year period from 1951 to 1979. He was one of those wonderful character actors who would be a crooked judge in one film and a humorous cavalry officer in another. He appeared in many of John Ford's movies as well as James Stewart's films. His longevity resulted, in part, ... See full bio »

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 1972 The Jimmy Stewart Show (TV Series)
Phineas Cobb
- The Quarterback Ache (1972) ... Phineas Cobb
 1971 Shoot Out
Stationmaster (uncredited)
 1970 Dirty Dingus Magee
Ira Teasdale
 1969-1970 Mayberry R.F.D. (TV Series)
Fremont / Rev. Mr. Bickford / Mr. Adams
- Goober, the Housekeeper (1970) ... Fremont
- The Church Bell (1969) ... Rev. Mr. Bickford
- Driver Education (1969) ... Mr. Adams
 1969 Lancer (TV Series)
Picking
- Little Darling of the Sierras (1969) ... Picking
 1969 Ironside (TV Series)
Judge
- The Machismo Bag (1969) ... Judge (uncredited)
 1969 Young Billy Young
Doc Cushman
 1969 The Love God?
Judge Jeremiah Claypool
 1969 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Dr. Samuels
- Captain Greer, Call Surgery (1969) ... Dr. Samuels
 1969 Support Your Local Sheriff!
Thomas Devery
 1969 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Colonel John Brock
- The Buddy (1969) ... Colonel John Brock
 1969 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Rowley
- A Tall Tale of Prater Beaseley (1969) ... Rowley
 1965-1968 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Jim Stark / Sheriff Hockley
- The Victim (1968) ... Jim Stark
- The Hostage (1965) ... Sheriff Hockley
 1967 This Is the Life (TV Series)
Pastor Gerhardt
- Faithful Until Death (1967) ... Pastor Gerhardt
 1966-1967 Pistols 'n' Petticoats (TV Series)
Doc Finley / Doctor
- Petrified Wretched (1967) ... Doc Finley
- Hank and the Indian War (1966) ... Doctor
 1967 Return of the Gunfighter
Judge Ellis
 1966 Follow Me, Boys!
Judge (uncredited)
 1965-1966 The Munsters (TV Series)
Mr. Bradley / The Judge
- A Visit from the Teacher (1966) ... Mr. Bradley
- John Doe Munster (1965) ... The Judge
 1962-1966 Hazel (TV Series)
Mr. McComber / Mayor Dixon / The Mayor / ...
- A Question of Ethics (1966) ... Mr. McComber
- Bonnie Boy (1965) ... Mayor Dixon
- A Lesson in Diplomacy (1964) ... The Mayor
- Hazel Scores a Touchdown (1963) ... Mr. Dempsey
- Mr. B on the Bench (1962) ... Arnold Winters
 1962-1965 McHale's Navy (TV Series)
Gen. Grayson / Admiral Steinholtz / Adm. Hawkins
- The Return of Giuseppe (1965) ... Gen. Grayson
- The Rage of Taratupa (1964) ... Admiral Steinholtz
- Who Do the Voodoo (1962) ... Adm. Hawkins
 1965 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Judge
- Gomer, the Star Witness (1965) ... Judge
 1965 My Mother the Car (TV Series)
Herman Elvine
- My Son, the Ventriloquist (1965) ... Herman Elvine
 1965 Get Smart (TV Series)
Air Force General
- Washington 4, Indians 3 (1965) ... Air Force General
 1965 F Troop (TV Series)
Col. Herman Saunders
- The Phantom Major (1965) ... Col. Herman Saunders
 1965 Green Acres (TV Series)
Mr. Felton
- Oliver Buys a Farm (1965) ... Mr. Felton
 1965 The Third Man (TV Series)
 1964-1965 Broadside (TV Series)
Admiral Bradford / The Admiral / Adm. Bradford
- Operation Clip-Joint (1965) ... Admiral Bradford
- The Great Ranakai Mutiny (1965) ... The Admiral
- The Great Lipstick War (1964) ... Adm. Bradford
- Kill 'Em with Kindness (1964) ... Admiral Bradford
 1964-1965 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Mr. O'Donnell / Dr. John Rhone
- Modern Merchandising (1965) ... Mr. O'Donnell
- Kate Flat on Her Back (1964) ... Dr. John Rhone
 1962-1965 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Dr. Bailey / Mr. Norton / Judge Neilson
- One of the Family (1965) ... Dr. Bailey
- The Paragon (1963) ... Mr. Norton
- I Saw the Whole Thing (1962) ... Judge Neilson
 1965 The Baileys of Balboa (TV Series)
Mayor
- Bailey's Band (1965) ... Mayor
 1963-1965 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Dr. Sanders / Mr. Willis
- Clampett General Hospital (1965) ... Dr. Sanders
- Elly Becomes a Secretary (1963) ... Mr. Willis
 1964 Where Love Has Gone
Judge Murphy
 1964 Cheyenne Autumn
Colonel at Victory Cave (uncredited)
 1961-1964 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Fletcher 'Fletch' Roberts / Mr. Carter / Charlie O'Malley / ...
- Back to Nature (1964) ... Fletcher 'Fletch' Roberts
- The Great Filling Station Robbery (1963) ... Mr. Carter
- Convicts-at-Large (1962) ... Charlie O'Malley
- The Inspector (1961) ... Mr. Brady
 1964 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Dr. Sam Thorne
- The Masks (1964) ... Dr. Sam Thorne
 1964 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Fred Simpson
- Howdy, Neighbors (1964) ... Fred Simpson
 1964 Lassie (TV Series)
Registrar
- A Challenge for Lassie (1964) ... Registrar
 1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Leon Aron
- The Backslider (1963) ... Dr. Leon Aron
 1963 Stoney Burke (TV Series)
Bowen
- The Journey (1963) ... Bowen
 1962-1963 The Virginian (TV Series)
Glen Hubbard / Henry Mulford
- A Distant Fury (1963) ... Glen Hubbard
- 50 Days to Moose Jaw (1962) ... Henry Mulford
 1963 The Dakotas (TV Series)
Col. Fitch
- Incident at Rapid City (1963) ... Col. Fitch
 1959-1963 Bonanza (TV Series)
Judge / George Garvey
- The Last Haircut (1963) ... Judge
- A Rose for Lotta (1959) ... George Garvey
 1962 Going My Way (TV Series)
Bill Fleming
- Mr. Second Chance (1962) ... Bill Fleming
 1962 How the West Was Won
Surgeon (uncredited)
 1962 Wide Country (TV Series)
Judge Spencer
- Our Ernie Kills People (1962) ... Judge Spencer
 1959-1962 Laramie (TV Series)
Harvey Dodds / Bundy Wilcox / Judge Petrie / ...
- The Fortune Hunter (1962) ... Harvey Dodds
- The Dynamiters (1962) ... Bundy Wilcox
- The Lawless Seven (1961) ... Judge Petrie
- Trail Drive (1960) ... Frazer
- Fugitive Road (1959) ... Captain
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Mayor
- Flashing Spikes (1962) ... Mayor
 1962 Panic in Year Zero!
Dr. Powell Strong (as Willis Buchet)
 1962 Incident in an Alley
Police Capt. Tom Brady
 1962 87th Precinct (TV Series)
Jim Spencer
- Ramon (1962) ... Jim Spencer
 1962 Thriller (TV Series)
Lt. Farnham
- Man of Mystery (1962) ... Lt. Farnham
 1962 Saintly Sinners
Harrihan
 1958-1962 Bronco (TV Series)
Judge Fowler / Pearson
- Ride the Whirlwind (1962) ... Judge Fowler
- Quest of the Thirty Dead (1958) ... Pearson
 1961 Pocketful of Miracles
Newspaper Editor
 1958-1961 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Frank Dane / Sam Banktort
- Man of Another Breed (1961) ... Frank Dane
- The Golden Owl (1958) ... Sam Banktort
 1961 The Bob Cummings Show (TV Series)
- Roamin' Holiday (1961)
 1961 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Dean Westbrook
- Never Steal an Owl (1961) ... Dean Westbrook
 1960-1961 Harrigan and Son (TV Series)
Joe Carr
- The Testimonial (1961) ... Joe Carr
- Harrigan vs. Harrigan (1960) ... Joe Carr
- Junior Joins the Law Firm (1960) ... Joe Carr
 1961 You Have to Run Fast
Col. Maitland
 1961 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Lawyer John McRae
- Father's Day for Mr. Wilson (1961) ... Lawyer John McRae
 1961 Two Rode Together
Mr. Harry J. Wringle
 1959-1961 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV Series)
General / Mr. Krebs
- Spaceville (1961) ... General
- Maynard's Farewell to the Troops (1959) ... Mr. Krebs
 1961 The Brothers Brannagan (TV Series)
Joe Dowling
- Advantage: Death (1961) ... Joe Dowling
 1961 The Jim Backus Show (TV Series)
- Pinkmalion (1961)
 1960-1961 Pete and Gladys (TV Series)
Springer
- Gladys Rents the House (1961) ... Springer
- Pete Takes Up Golf (1960) ... Springer
- Pete's Changing Personality (1960) ... Springer
- Movie Bug (1960) ... Springer
 1961 Ripcord (TV Series)
Hank
- Air Carnival (1961) ... Hank
 1960 Five Guns to Tombstone
George Landon
 1960 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Nathaniel Emmons
- The Otto Frick Story (1960) ... Nathaniel Emmons
 1960 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Mr. Grant
- The Colter Craven Story (1960) ... Mr. Grant
 1960 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Mr. Travers
- The Injury (1960) ... Mr. Travers
 1960 Sergeant Rutledge
Col. Otis Fosgate - president of the court-martial
 1960 Not for Hire (TV Series)
Martin
- The General's Daughter (1960) ... Martin
 1959-1960 Johnny Ringo (TV Series)
Mayor Henderson / Mayor Hartford
- Single Debt (1960) ... Mayor Henderson
- The Arrival (1959) ... Mayor Hartford
 1960 Riverboat (TV Series)
Judge Wingate
- The Quick Noose (1960) ... Judge Wingate
 1958-1960 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Col. Bradley / Dr. Johnathon M. Kirk / Inspector John Bascomb
- Vendetta (1960) ... Col. Bradley
- Amos Carter (1959) ... Dr. Johnathon M. Kirk
- Drop to Drink (1958) ... Inspector John Bascomb
 1960 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
Henry Pomeroy
- Mother Steps Out (1960) ... Henry Pomeroy
 1960 Tightrope (TV Series)
Roger Mapes
- The Model and the Mobster (1960) ... Roger Mapes
 1960 The Deputy (TV Series)
Dr. Landry
- Lawman's Blood (1960) ... Dr. Landry
 1960 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Ralph Tobin
- Riot at Arroyo Seco (1960) ... Ralph Tobin
 1959 Markham (TV Series)
Joseph Amery
- Strange Visitor (1959) ... Joseph Amery
 1958-1959 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Governor / Ira Fenwick
- The Canary Kid, Inc. (1959) ... Governor
- Price on His Head (1958) ... Ira Fenwick
 1959 It Started with a Kiss
Officer at Airport (voice, uncredited)
 1959 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Marshal
- The Conspiracy: Part 2 (1959) ... Marshal
 1959 Colt .45 (TV Series)
Gov. Lew Wallace
- Amnesty (1959) ... Gov. Lew Wallace
 1959 Lawman (TV Series)
Jabez Bentham
- The Journey (1959) ... Jabez Bentham
 1959 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Lew Morse
- Two for Paradise (1959) ... Lew Morse
 1959 U.S. Marshal (TV Series)
Book Publisher
- Grandfather (1959) ... Book Publisher (uncredited)
 1959 Special Agent 7 (TV Series)
Jenning
- The Inside Man (1959) ... Jenning
 1959 No Name on the Bullet
Buck Hastings
 1958 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Paul Corrick
- The Iron Curtain Caper (1958) ... Paul Corrick
 1958 The Silent Service (TV Series)
Admiral Cole
- The Squalus Story (1958) ... Admiral Cole
 1958 The Last Hurrah
Roger Sugrue
 1958 Buckskin (TV Series)
Cash Robertson
- Cash Robertson (1958) ... Cash Robertson
 1958 Target (TV Series)
- Edge of Terror (1958)
 1958 The Sheepman
Frank Payton
 1958 The Court of Last Resort (TV Series)
Robert Pickett
- The Stephen Lowell Case (1958) ... Robert Pickett
 1958 Official Detective (TV Series)
 1958 Darby's Rangers
Brig. Gen. Truscott
 1958 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
Mr. Baldwin
- The Accident (1958) ... Mr. Baldwin
 1958 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Ottomar Gerhardt
- The Immortal Eye (1958) ... Ottomar Gerhardt
 1958 Sea Hunt (TV Series)
Mr. Ward
- Mark of the Octopus (1958) ... Mr. Ward
 1954-1958 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Sgt. Barth
- Silent Ambush (1958)
- Foggy Night (1954) ... Sgt. Barth
 1958 The Adventures of McGraw (TV Series)
Lt. Stark
- Time for Dying (1958) ... Lt. Stark
 1958 The Californians (TV Series)
Seth Woods
- Panic on Montgomery Street (1958) ... Seth Woods
 1957 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Marshal
- The Tinhorn (1957) ... Marshal
 1956-1957 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Marshal Case / Gen. Price / George Mott / ...
- A Man to Look Up To (1957) ... Marshal Case
- Decision at Wilson's Creek (1957) ... Gen. Price
- Dangerous Orders (1957) ... George Mott
- The Unrelenting Sky (1956) ... Paul Travers
 1957 Date with the Angels (TV Series)
Mr. Chase
- The Burglar (1957) ... Mr. Chase
 1957 Zero Hour!
British Army Doctor
 1957 Casey Jones (TV Series)
Morgan Grant
- Spurline to Danger (1957) ... Morgan Grant
 1957 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Max Bender
- A Matter of Ethics (1957) ... Max Bender
 1957 The Gray Ghost (TV Series)
Gen. Stoughton
- Mosby's Rangers (1957) ... Gen. Stoughton
 1957 The Last Stagecoach West
George Bryceson
 1957 Beau James
Arthur Julian
 1957 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Cunningham
- The Gentle Kingdom (1957) ... Cunningham
 1957 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
Peterson
- Husband and Wife (1957) ... Peterson
 1957 The Garment Jungle
Dave Bronson
 1957 Panic! (TV Series)
Dr. Reynolds
- Nightmare (1957) ... Dr. Reynolds
 1957 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Jeremy Chambers
- Fathers and Sons (1957) ... Jeremy Chambers
 1957 The Night Runner
Loren Mayes
 1955-1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Alderson / Capt. Kane / Darby
- Deadline Decision (1957) ... Alderson
- Man on the Ledge (1955) ... Capt. Kane
- The Ox-Bow Incident (1955) ... Darby (uncredited)
 1957 Mister Cory
Mr. Vollard
 1957 Last of the Badmen
Marshall Parker
 1953-1957 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Hap Wheeler / George Robles / Charlie Crichton / ...
- Ringside Seat (1957) ... Hap Wheeler
- Behind the Mask (1956) ... George Robles
- ..... and Son (1955) ... Charlie Crichton
- Turn Back the Clock (1954) ... Maj. Evans
- The Ming Lama (1953) ... Arthur Collins
 1957 The Wings of Eagles
Barton
 1957 Dr. Christian (TV Series)
Parsons
- Once a Cop (1957) ... Parsons
 1957 Men of Annapolis (TV Series)
Coach / Williams
- Blinding Light (1957) ... Coach
- All American (1957) ... Williams
 1957 The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (TV Series)
Dan Randolph
- The Lost Face (1957) ... Dan Randolph
 1956 The Forest Ranger (TV Movie)
Jody Scott
 1956 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
Emmet Ward
- The Promising Young Man (1956) ... Emmet Ward
 1955-1956 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Carver
- Wild April (1956)
- Diplomatic Outpost (1956) ... Carver
- Petticoat Doctor (1955)
 1956 Pillars of the Sky
Col. Edson Stedlow
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Robertson
- A Question of Balance (1956) ... Robertson
 1956 You Are There (TV Series)
William C. Ralston
- The Great Diamond Fraud (November, 1872) (1956) ... William C. Ralston
 1956 Johnny Concho
Sheriff Henderson
 1956 Magnificent Roughnecks
Ernie Biggers
 1954-1956 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Col. Schmidt / Mr. Dunwood
- Yellowbelly (1956) ... Col. Schmidt
- An Operation in Money (1954) ... Mr. Dunwood
 1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
Connors
- The Judge (1956) ... Connors
 1956 Frontier (TV Series)
Vance Landry
- The Hunted (1956) ... Vance Landry (as Bill Bouchey)
 1956 Navy Log (TV Series)
Adm. Stover
- Men from Mars (1956) ... Adm. Stover
 1956 Forever, Darling
Mr. Oliver Clinton (as Willis B. Bouchey)
 1955 The Spoilers
Jonathan Struve
 1955 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Edwin Stanton / Mr. Cully
- Rookie of the Year (1955) ... Mr. Cully
 1955 Hell on Frisco Bay
Police Lt. Paul Neville
 1953-1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
J. B. Duringham / Robert Gregg / Angus MacDonald / ...
- Nothing to Do Till Next Fall (1955) ... J. B. Duringham
- The Direct Approach (1955) ... Robert Gregg
- By-Line (1954) ... Angus MacDonald
- The Closed Door (1953) ... Dr. Clanders
 1955 The McConnell Story
Newton Bass
 1955 Damon Runyon Theater (TV Series)
Walters
- The Mink Doll (1955) ... Walters
 1955 The Whistler (TV Series)
West
- Meeting on Tenth Street (1955) ... West (as Willis B. Bouchey)
 1955 I Cover the Underworld
Warden Lewis J. Johnson
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Capt. Ferris
- A Million Dollar Story (1955) ... Capt. Ferris
 1955 The Eternal Sea
Review Panel Chairman (Admiral Bill) (uncredited)
 1955 Big House, U.S.A.
Robertson Lambert (as Willis B. Bouchey)
 1955 The Man Behind the Badge (TV Series)
Immigration Officer (Ret.) Frank Ellis
- The Case of the Priceless Passport (1955) ... Immigration Officer (Ret.) Frank Ellis (as Willis B. Bouchey)
 1955 Battle Cry
Mr. Forrester
 1952-1955 Dragnet (TV Series)
Ralph Stevens / Robert Paul / Harold Everson Sr.
- The Big Screen (1955) ... (as Bill Bouchey)
- The Big New Year (1954) ... Ralph Stevens
- The Big Ham (1954) ... Robert Paul (as William Bouchey)
- The Big Building (1953) ... (as Bill Bouchey)
- The Big Seventeen (1952) ... Harold Everson Sr. (as Bill Bouchey)
 1955 The Violent Men
Sheriff Martin Kenner
 1955 The Long Gray Line
Maj. Thomas
 1954 The Adventures of Falcon (TV Series)
Shavers
- The Reckoning (1954) ... Shavers
 1954 The Bridges at Toko-Ri
Capt. Evans (as Willis B. Bouchey)
 1954 Drum Beat
Gen. Gilliam
 1954 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Father Francis Darling
- For Father Darling (1954) ... Father Francis Darling
 1954 A Star Is Born
McBride (uncredited)
 1954 Suddenly
Dan Carney
 1954 The Lone Wolf (TV Series)
Ed Phillips
- The Arena (1954) ... Ed Phillips
 1954 Them!
Official at D.C. Meeting (uncredited)
 1954 Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series)
Gordon Lane
- Mask of Hate (1954) ... Gordon Lane
 1954 Fireman Save My Child
Mayor
 1954 Executive Suite
Detective (uncredited)
 1954 Battle of Rogue River
Maj. Wallach (uncredited)
 1953-1954 The Pride of the Family (TV Series)
Dr. Hammond
- Albie Feels His Age (1954) ... Dr. Hammond
- Pilot (1953)
 1953 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
- The FBI Story (1953) ... (as Bill Bouchey)
 1953 The Affairs of Dobie Gillis
Dr. Askit - Quiz Master (uncredited)
 1953 From Here to Eternity
Army Lieutenant Colonel (uncredited)
 1953 Dangerous Crossing
Capt. Peters
 1953 Gun Belt
Endicott
 1953 Pickup on South Street
Zara (as Willis B. Bouchey)
 1953 The President's Lady
Judge McNairy (uncredited)
 1953 Destination Gobi
Capt. Gates (uncredited)
 1953 Biff Baker, U.S.A. (TV Series)
Jack
- The Witness (1953) ... Jack
 1953 The I Don't Care Girl
Keith Theatre Manager (uncredited)
 1952 Million Dollar Mermaid
Director
 1952 Assignment: Paris
Biddle, an Editor
 1952 Just for You
Hank Ross
 1952 Don't Bother to Knock
Joe the Bartender (as Willis B. Bouchey)
 1952 Washington Story
Senator (uncredited)
 1952 Red Planet Mars
President
 1952 Belles on Their Toes
Kendall Williams (uncredited)
 1952 Carbine Williams
Joseph Mitchell (uncredited)
 1952 Anything Can Happen
Judge Gordon (uncredited)
 1952 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
 1952 Deadline - U.S.A.
Henry (uncredited)
 1952 Return of the Texan
Isham Gilder (uncredited)
 1951 Elopement
Dr. Lucius Brenner (uncredited)
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(5/3/64) Television: Appeared (as "Charles Thompson") in the "Pay the Piper" episode of "This Is the Answer" religious series. The story was about a distraught father seeking vengeance for his daughter's death in an auto accident. He vows to expose the bartenders who sell liquor to minors. See more »

Alternate Names:

Willis B. Bouchet | Bill Bouchey | William Bouchey | Willis B. Bouchey | Willis Buchet

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5' 9" (1.75 m)
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While some sources refer to an active career on Broadway before Bouchey entered films, the Internet Broadway Database (IBDB) lists no productions in which he appeared. See more »

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