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Bill Catching (1926–2007)

Bill Catching was born on June 16, 1926 in Bexar County, Texas, USA as Jerome P. Catching. He is known for his work on Mean Streets (1973), Salvador (1986) and The Streets of San Francisco (1972). He died on August 24, 2007 in Somerton, Arizona, USA. See full bio »

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 1980 The Man with Bogart's Face
Nero's Uncle
 1979 240-Robert (TV Series)
Lewis
- Double Trouble (1979) ... Lewis
 1978 Mean Dog Blues
Mr. Vogel
 1976 Mayday at 40,000 Feet! (TV Movie)
Dowling
 1976 Most Wanted (TV Series)
 1975 Sky Heist (TV Movie)
 1975 Movin' On (TV Series)
Angelo
- Weddin' Bells (1975) ... Angelo
 1974 Fer-de-Lance (TV Movie)
Chief Warren
 1974 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Frank
- This Valley of Terror (1974) ... Frank
 1974 Dirty Mary Crazy Larry
Roy Bailes (as William Catching)
 1974 Apple's Way (TV Series)
Pedestrian
- The Accident (1974) ... Pedestrian
 1974 The Hanged Man (TV Movie)
Executioner
 1974 Blazing Saddles
Outlaw #1 (uncredited)
 1973 Ordeal (TV Movie)
Joe Duncan
 1972 The Poseidon Adventure
Man (uncredited)
 1972 The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid
Farmer (uncredited)
 1964-1971 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Brant / Trapp / Guard #2 / ...
- Trafton (1971) ... Brant
- The Pack Rat (1970) ... Trapp
- Coreyville (1969) ... Guard #2
- Hammerhead (1964) ... Stomp
 1963-1971 The Virginian (TV Series)
Weldon / Railroad Man / 2nd Outlaw / ...
- The Town Killer (1971) ... Weldon
- With Love, Bullets and Valentines (1970) ... Railroad Man
- Strangers at Sundown (1963) ... 2nd Outlaw
- A Distant Fury (1963) ... Brawler (uncredited)
 1970 Macho Callahan
Gruber
 1969 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Hamel
- The Power (1969) ... Hamel
 1969 Heaven with a Gun
Willie (Beck hand)
 1969 Support Your Local Sheriff!
Brawler at Emma's (uncredited)
 1965-1969 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Calvin / Brawler / Man at Standoff
- Lightfoot (1969) ... Calvin
- The Lady from Mesa (1967) ... Brawler (uncredited)
- Palms of Glory (1965) ... Man at Standoff (uncredited)
 1968 The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV Series)
Bar Room Brawler
- The Fearless Man (1968) ... Bar Room Brawler (uncredited)
 1968 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Warden
- When Smitty Comes Marching Home (1968) ... (uncredited)
- My What a Pretty Bus (1968) ... Warden (uncredited)
 1960-1968 Bonanza (TV Series)
Crooked Roulette Dealer / Pitts / Townsman Running Out of Saloon / ...
- Trouble Town (1968) ... Crooked Roulette Dealer (uncredited)
- The Scapegoat (1964) ... Pitts
- Ponderosa Matador (1964) ... Townsman Running Out of Saloon (uncredited)
- The Prime of Life (1963) ... Logger (uncredited)
- The Lawmaker (1962) ... Robber During 1st Robbery (as J.P. Catching)
 1967 Hondo (TV Series)
Indian / Saloon Brawler / Soldier Slugged by Hondo
- Hondo and the Rebel Hat (1967) ... Indian (uncredited)
- Hondo and the Death Drive (1967) ... Saloon Brawler (uncredited)
- Hondo and the Eagle Claw (1967) ... Soldier Slugged by Hondo (uncredited)
 1967 Star Trek (TV Series)
Anti-Matter Lazarus Being #2
- The Alternative Factor (1967) ... Anti-Matter Lazarus Being #2 (uncredited)
 1965-1966 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Henchman / Loveless Henchman / Brawler / ...
- The Night of the Raven (1966) ... Loveless Henchman (uncredited)
- The Night of the Freebooters (1966) ... Brawler (uncredited)
- The Night of the Bars of Hell (1966) ... (uncredited)
- The Night of the Puppeteer (1966) ... Bar Fighter with Jim West (uncredited)
- The Night of the Whirring Death (1966) ... Loveless' Henchman (uncredited)
 1965-1966 Branded (TV Series)
Deke / Rube
- Cowards Die Many Times (1966) ... Deke
- The Greatest Coward on Earth (1965) ... Rube (uncredited)
 1966 Honey West (TV Series)
Gang Member / Paul Wycherly
- Just the Bear Facts, Ma'am (1966) ... Gang Member (uncredited)
- It's Earlier Than You Think (1966) ... Paul Wycherly
 1966 Ride Beyond Vengeance
A Drunk (as William Catching)
 1965 Operation C.I.A.
Frank Decker (as William Catching)
 1965 The Glory Guys
Brawling Trooper (uncredited)
 1965 The Great Race
Saloon Brawler (uncredited)
 1965 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
2nd Character
- Banjo-Playing Deputy (1965) ... 2nd Character
 1965 The Rounders
Brawler (uncredited)
 1965 Rawhide (TV Series)
Guard on Roof
- The Meeting (1965) ... Guard on Roof (uncredited)
 1960-1964 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Soldier / Deputy
- Those Who Stay Behind (1964) ... Deputy (uncredited)
- Weight of Command (1961) ... Soldier (uncredited)
- The Colonel Harris Story (1960) ... Soldier
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Keeler
- Who Killed Carrie Cornell? (1964) ... Keeler
 1963 Gunfight at Comanche Creek
Deputy Harris (uncredited)
 1963 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
National Guard Major
- The Galaxy Being (1963) ... National Guard Major (uncredited)
 1963 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
3rd Barman
- Shadow of a Man (1963) ... 3rd Barman
 1963 Laramie (TV Series)
Vince
- The Wedding Party (1963) ... Vince
 1958-1962 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Cowhand / The Cowhand / Pete
- The Angry Sky (1962) ... Cowhand
- Portrait of Teresa (1962) ... The Cowhand
- The Reward (1958) ... Pete
 1962 Ripcord (TV Series)
- Thoroughbred (1962)
 1959-1961 Sea Hunt (TV Series)
Whitney - Henchman / Frank Brand / Frank Bronson
- The Meet (1961) ... Whitney - Henchman
- The Alcatraz Story (1959) ... Frank Brand / Frank Bronson
 1961 Whispering Smith (TV Series)
Outlaw
- Stake-Out (1961) ... Outlaw (uncredited)
 1958-1961 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Ned Logan / Henchman / Mine Guard / ...
- The Prescott Campaign (1961) ... Ned Logan
- Stage to Nowhere (1960) ... Henchman
- Deadly Diamonds (1960) ... Mine Guard
- Who'll Bury My Violence? (1959) ... Higgins
- Cheyenne Club (1958) ... Kansas
 1960 The Brothers Brannagan (TV Series)
David - the Bodyguard
- Her Brother's Keeper (1960) ... David - the Bodyguard
 1960 Klondike (TV Series)
Kicking Champ
- Klondike Fever (1960) ... Kicking Champ
 1960 Spartacus
Soldier (uncredited)
 1960 The Slowest Gun in the West (TV Movie)
A Horseman (as William Catching)
 1960 Lawman (TV Series)
Evans
- The Lady Belle (1960) ... Evans
 1960 Mr. Lucky (TV Series)
Brawler
- Hair of the Dog (1960) ... Brawler (uncredited)
 1959-1960 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Townsmen / Townsend / Deputy / ...
- Black Belt (1960) ... Townsmen (uncredited)
- Jason (1960) ... Townsend (uncredited)
- Railroaded (1959) ... Deputy (uncredited)
- Secret Ballot (1959) ... Pax Henchman (uncredited)
 1959 Wichita Town (TV Series)
Ab Singleton
- Biggest Man in Town (1959) ... Ab Singleton
 1958-1959 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Henchman / Deputy
- Texas John Slaughter: Range War at Tombstone (1959) ... Henchman (uncredited)
- Lawman or Gunman (1958) ... Deputy (uncredited)
 1959 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Gang Member
- The Game (1959) ... Gang Member (uncredited)
 1957-1959 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Gang Member / Dan - Stagecoach Driver / Guard / ...
- The Legend (1959) ... Dan - Stagecoach Driver
- Payroll Robbery (1959) ... Guard (uncredited)
- The Lady Gambler (1958)
- Skeleton Canyon Massacre (1958) ... Gang Member (uncredited)
- Johnny Ringo's Last Ride (1958) ... Posse Rider (uncredited)
 1959 Law of the Plainsman (TV Series)
Potter
- Desperate Decision (1959) ... Potter
 1959 Johnny Ringo (TV Series)
Kurt Neilson
- The Arrival (1959) ... Kurt Neilson
 1957-1959 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Gang Member / Brawler / Stage Driver / ...
- Tombstone (1959) ... Brawler (uncredited)
- Arizona Comes to Dodge (1959) ... Stage Driver (uncredited)
- Earp Ain't Even Wearing Guns (1959) ... Norris (uncredited)
- Little Brother (1958) ... Gang Member (uncredited)
- Cattle Thieves (1958) ... Cowhand (uncredited)
 1959 North by Northwest
Auction Attendant (uncredited)
 1959 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Second Man
- Two of a Kind (1959) ... Second Man
 1959 The Thin Man (TV Series)
 1957-1959 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Newt Murdock / Faylen
- Man Alone (1959)
- The Freighter (1958) ... Newt Murdock
- Village of Fear (1957) ... Faylen
 1959 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Tom Williams
 1959 Cimarron City (TV Series)
Cowhand
- Blind Is the Killer (1959) ... Cowhand (uncredited)
 1956-1959 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Johnny, Stage Driver
- Stagecoach Spy (1959) ... Johnny, Stage Driver
- The Loggerheads (1956)
 1959 Northwest Passage (TV Series)
Jerry Wade
- The Fourth Brother (1959) ... Jerry Wade (uncredited)
 1959 Yancy Derringer (TV Series)
Assassin
- The Night the Russians Landed (1959) ... Assassin (uncredited)
 1959 Pony Express (TV Series)
Pete Crandall
- Message from New Orleans (1959) ... Pete Crandall
 1958 Sky King (TV Series)
Rusty
- Sky Robbers (1958) ... Rusty
 1958 The Rough Riders (TV Series)
Henchman
- The Governor (1958) ... Henchman (uncredited)
 1958 Jefferson Drum (TV Series)
Dealer
- A Bad Day for a Tinhorn (1958) ... Dealer
 1957-1958 Highway Patrol (TV Series)
Truck Driver Murray / Bud Merrick
- The Truckers (1958) ... Truck Driver Murray
- Motorcycle B (1957) ... Bud Merrick
 1955-1958 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Slattery / Fred
- Meteor Mesa (1958) ... Slattery
- Old Cowboys Never Die (1955) ... Fred (as J.P. Catching)
 1958 Mackenzie's Raiders (TV Series)
Trooper Cromie
- Death by the Numbers (1958) ... Trooper Cromie
 1957 Code 3 (TV Series)
Sgt. Ross
- Bail Out (1957) ... Sgt. Ross
 1957 The Restless Breed
Henchman (uncredited)
 1952-1957 The Roy Rogers Show (TV Series)
Henchman / Henchman Bert / Henchman Jeff Meadows / ...
- Accessory to Crime (1957) ... Henchman Bert
- High Stakes (1957) ... Henchman Jeff Meadows
- Tossup (1956)
- Empty Saddles (1956) ... Henchman
- Shoot to Kill (1952) ... Henchman
 1957 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Andre Jabot
- Convoy Gold (1957) ... Andre Jabot
 1956 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
Searcher
- Little Girl Lost ... Searcher
 1955-1956 Brave Eagle (TV Series)
Longarm
- Voice of the Serpent (1955) ... Longarm
- Mask of Manitou (1955)
- Moonfire (1955)
 1950-1955 The Cisco Kid (TV Series)
Sheriff / Henchman / Henchman Whitey / ...
- Cisco and the Tappers (1955) ... Henchman Whitey
- Gold Strike (1954) ... Stage Driver (uncredited)
- The Steel Plow (1954) ... Jarvis
- Double Deal (1954) ... Sheriff
 1955 The Man from Laramie
Mule Driver (uncredited)
 1955 Luke and the Tenderfoot (TV Series)
Bounty Hunter
- John Wesley Hardin (1955) ... Bounty Hunter
 1955 5 Against the House
Cop (uncredited)
 1954 They Rode West
Trooper (uncredited)
 1954 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1953 The Nebraskan
Anderson (uncredited)
 1953 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
 1951-1953 Boston Blackie (TV Series)
Policeman / Officer Bill
- Crown Jewels (1953)
- False Face (1953)
- The Heist Job (1953) ... (uncredited)
- Inside Crime (1952)
 1953 I Led 3 Lives (TV Series)
Comrade Bud
- Communist Cop (1953) ... Comrade Bud
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
- Legal Tender (1952)
 1951 Best of the Badmen
Fowler Man (uncredited)
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Was stunt double for Leo Carillo in The Cisco Kid (1950) series. See more »

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