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William Challee (1904–1989)

William Challee was born on April 6, 1904 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as William John Challee. He was an actor, known for Five Easy Pieces (1970), Desperate (1947) and War Hunt (1962). He was married to Joan Wheeler, Ruth Nelson and Eleanor Lynn. He died on March 11, 1989 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1976 From Noon Till Three
Piano Player (uncredited)
 1976 Dynasty (TV Movie)
Plunkett
 1974 Movin' On (TV Series)
Ansel
- Antiques (1974) ... Ansel
 1974 Moonchild
Alchemist
 1973 Police Story (TV Series)
Old Man
- Line of Fire (1973) ... Old Man
 1973 Emergency! (TV Series)
Ezekial Johnson
- Alley Cat (1973) ... Ezekial Johnson
 1966-1972 Bonanza (TV Series)
Stableman / Jake / Pa Younger / ...
- The Initiation (1972) ... Stableman
- Forever (1972) ... Jake
- The Younger Brothers' Younger Brother (1972) ... Pa Younger
 1972 The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid
Old-Timer (uncredited)
 1972 Irish Whiskey Rebellion
Timothy
 1971 Sarge (TV Series)
Drunk
 1962-1971 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Baylock / Feist
- Cleavus (1971) ... Baylock
- The Gallows (1962) ... Feist
 1971 Family Affair (TV Series)
Mr. Cooley
- The Joiners (1971) ... Mr. Cooley
 1971 Zachariah
Old Man
 1970 Night Gallery (TV Series)
2nd Old Man (segment "The Little Black Bag")
- Room with a View/The Little Black Bag/The Nature of the Enemy (1970) ... 2nd Old Man (segment "The Little Black Bag")
 1970 Five Easy Pieces
Nicholas Dupea
 1969 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Murphy - Man in Bureau of Records
- Once Upon a Time: Part II (1969) ... Murphy - Man in Bureau of Records (uncredited)
 1967-1968 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Prisoner #1 / Fargo
- The Night of the Sedgewick Curse (1968) ... Prisoner #1
- The Night of the Bogus Bandits (1967) ... Fargo
 1967 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Jake Benson
- Dealer's Choice (1967) ... Jake Benson
 1967 Winchester 73 (TV Movie)
Liveryman (uncredited)
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
Ira Danielson
- Nightmare (1967) ... Ira Danielson
 1960-1967 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Checker Player / Townsman
- Floyd's Barbershop (1967) ... Checker Player
- The Manhunt (1960) ... Townsman (as Bill Challee)
 1963-1966 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Jim / Les, the Sheriff
- Wine Is a Traitor (1966) ... Jim (as William Challe)
- See Hollywood and Die (1963) ... Les, the Sheriff (uncredited)
 1966 Billy the Kid Versus Dracula
Tom - Station Agent (as William Chalee)
 1965 The Cincinnati Kid
Old Man (uncredited)
 1965 Joy in the Morning
Old Derelict (uncredited)
 1965 Nightmare in the Sun
Old coot in bar (as Bill Challee)
 1963-1965 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Wint Davis / Jess Bartholomew
- Final Performance (1965) ... Wint Davis
- The Star Juror (1963) ... Jess Bartholomew
 1964 Seven Days in May
Gen. Riley (uncredited)
 1964 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Mike Stiles
- One Nation Indivisible (1964) ... Mike Stiles
 1957-1964 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Slocum / Freighter / Homeowner
- The Geneva Balfour Story (1964) ... Slocum
- The Molly Kincaid Story (1963) ... Freighter (uncredited)
- The Jean LeBec Story (1957) ... Homeowner
 1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
The Man
- The Hunt (1963) ... The Man
 1962-1963 The Virginian (TV Series)
Duffy / Prisoner
- Brother Thaddeus (1963) ... Duffy
- The Brazen Bell (1962) ... Prisoner (uncredited)
 1963 The Hook
Schmidt
 1961-1963 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Man / Jasen
- Mute (1963) ... Man (uncredited)
- The Grave (1961) ... Jasen
 1961-1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Mike Kilkenny / Jed Ryan - Stationmaster
- Downfall (1962) ... Mike Kilkenny
- The Big Train: Part 2 (1961) ... Jed Ryan - Stationmaster (uncredited)
 1962 War Hunt
Lt. Colonel
 1962 All Fall Down
Third Bum (uncredited)
 1962 Frontier Circus (TV Series)
Arnold
- Quick Shuffle (1962) ... Arnold
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Clement Connell
- Price of Tomatoes (1962) ... Dr. Clement Connell
 1957-1962 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Jim Suggett / Shotgun Guard
- Return to Yesterday (1962) ... Jim Suggett
- Hank Aka Chips (1957) ... Shotgun Guard
 1961 The Investigators (TV Series)
Eelie
- The Dead End Man (1961) ... Eelie
 1960-1961 Laramie (TV Series)
Charlie Graves / Saunders
- The Accusers (1961) ... Charlie Graves
- Duel at Parkison Town (1960) ... Saunders
 1961 The Law and Mr. Jones (TV Series)
'Professor' Jason Phillips
- No Law for Ghosts (1961) ... 'Professor' Jason Phillips
 1961 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Mr. Gribbon
- Money in the Bank (1961) ... Mr. Gribbon
 1961 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Doc Howard J. Edgerton
- Meeting at Mimbers (1961) ... Doc Howard J. Edgerton (as Bill Challee)
 1961 Two Faces West (TV Series)
Caleb
- The Wayward (1961) ... Caleb
 1959-1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Petrie / Barney Welch
- Incident in a Small Jail (1961) ... Petrie
- Human Interest Story (1959) ... Barney Welch
 1960-1961 The Detectives (TV Series)
Fighter Kelley / Mike Anson
- An Eye for an Eye (1961) ... Fighter Kelley
- The Other Side (1960) ... Mike Anson
 1958-1961 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Witness / Lou Dundee
- Old Slanders (1961) ... Witness (uncredited)
- Sweet Revenge (1958) ... Lou Dundee
 1961 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Sam Osser
- A Quiet Night in Town: Part 2 (1961) ... Sam Osser
- A Quiet Night in Town: Part 1 (1961) ... Sam Osser
 1960 Cimarron
Barber (uncredited)
 1960 Outlaws (TV Series)
Barton
- Starfall: Part 2 (1960) ... Barton
 1960 Klondike (TV Series)
Henry Swoger
- Swoger's Mule (1960) ... Henry Swoger
 1960 The Plunderers
1st Citizen
 1960 One Foot in Hell
Pete's Friend (uncredited)
 1960 Tate (TV Series)
Old Timer
- Before Sunup (1960) ... Old Timer
 1960 Noose for a Gunman
Gorse
 1955-1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Redway / Wally
- Aftermath (1960) ... Redway
- The Family Man (1959)
- The Doctors of Pawnee Hill (1957) ... Wally
 1960 Black Saddle (TV Series)
Samuel Gould
- Burden of Guilt (1960) ... Samuel Gould
 1960 Maverick (TV Series)
Bartender
- The Misfortune Teller (1960) ... Bartender
 1959-1960 Lawman (TV Series)
Nat Denning / Bill Porter
- The Hardcase (1960) ... Nat Denning
- The Prodigal (1959) ... Bill Porter (as Bill Challee)
 1960 Toby Tyler, or Ten Weeks with a Circus
Jailbird (uncredited)
 1959 The Story on Page One
Lemke (uncredited)
 1959 The Sound and the Fury
Roustabout (uncredited)
 1959 Mackenzie's Raiders (TV Series)
Sam
- Apache Boy (1959) ... Sam
 1957-1959 State Trooper (TV Series)
Pop Boltster / Mr. Willoughby
- Prettiest Dress in Goldfield (1959) ... Pop Boltster
- The Only Girl on Boot Hill (1957) ... Mr. Willoughby
 1958 The Texan (TV Series)
Matt Ainsley / Roy Tovers
- A Time of the Year (1958) ... Matt Ainsley
- No Tears for the Dead (1958) ... Roy Tovers
 1958 Twilight for the Gods
Sweeney
 1958 Casey Jones (TV Series)
Barlow
- Mrs. Casey Jones (1958) ... Barlow
 1958 Saddle the Wind
Barfly (uncredited)
 1958 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Hark Purdy
- The Lion's Cub (1958) ... Hark Purdy
 1957 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Old Sailor, Harris
- Novel Appeal (1957) ... Old Sailor, Harris
 1955-1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Old Timer
- Secret Darkness (1957)
- My Son Is Gone (1955) ... Old Timer
 1957 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Mr. Medford
- The Case of the Runaway Corpse (1957) ... Mr. Medford
 1957 Raintree County
Spectator (uncredited)
 1957 The O. Henry Playhouse (TV Series)
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
 1957 Calypso Heat Wave
Second Thug
 1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Malatta / Trooper
- Man of the Law (1957) ... Malatta
- The Still Trumpet (1957) ... Trooper (uncredited)
 1957 Wire Service (TV Series)
Dill
- Violence Preferred (1957) ... Dill
 1952-1957 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Clippy Jones / Max / Mack
- The Phony Alibi (1957) ... Clippy Jones
- The Monkey Mystery (1952) ... Max (as Bill Challee)
- The Haunted Lighthouse (1952) ... Mack (uncredited)
 1957 Panic! (TV Series)
Mack
- Nightmare (1957) ... Mack
 1957 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Mr. Peterson
- Dan Marshall's Brat (1957) ... Mr. Peterson
 1957 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Ted Winters
- Hostage (1957) ... Ted Winters
 1950-1957 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Fake soldier / Cal Ames / Henchman Blade / ...
- Code of Honor (1957) ... Fake soldier (uncredited)
- Hot Spell in Panamint (1956) ... Cal Ames (as Bill Challee)
- The Counterfeit Mask (1956) ... Henchman Blade (as Bill Challee)
- The Wooden Rifle (1956) ... Deputy Sheriff Jed Crawley (as Bill Challee)
- Adventure at Arbuckle (1955) ... Bad-Eye Dixon
 1957 Official Detective (TV Series)
Hatch
- The Creeper (1957) ... Hatch
 1956 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Joe
- Father Forgets (1956) ... Joe
 1956 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
Callahan
- Fire on Chiricahua Mountains (1956) ... Callahan
 1956 The Desperados Are in Town
Tom Kesh
 1956 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Innkeeper Morrell
- The General's Escape (1956) ... Innkeeper Morrell
 1956 Star Stage (TV Series)
 1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Johnson
- Tin Can Skipper (1956) ... Johnson
 1956 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Tatum Soldier with Michael Landon
- Decision (1956) ... Tatum Soldier with Michael Landon (uncredited)
 1956 Lassie (TV Series)
Ed Higgins
- The Stamp Album (1956) ... Ed Higgins
 1955 Jungle Jim (TV Series)
John Nelson
- Man from Zanzibar (1955) ... John Nelson
 1955 Big Town (TV Series)
- Sleeping Pills (1955)
 1955 Highway Patrol (TV Series)
Garage Man
- Prison Break (1955) ... Garage Man
 1955 Chicago Syndicate
Dolan - a Thug
 1955 Man Without a Star
Brick Gooder (uncredited)
 1954 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1954 Waterfront (TV Series)
Mr. Hobson
- Christmas in San Pedro ... Mr. Hobson
 1954 The Glenn Miller Story
Dispatch Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
 1952-1953 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
- The Trail (1952)
 1952 Gruen Guild Theater (TV Series)
- Birds of Prey (1952)
 1952 This Woman Is Dangerous
Ned Shaw (uncredited)
 1952 The Big Trees
Brother Williams (uncredited)
 1951 On Dangerous Ground
Thug (uncredited)
 1951 Racket Squad (TV Series)
Gus Brown
- The Bill of Sale Racket (1951) ... Gus Brown (as Bill Challee)
 1951 The Whip Hand
Guard (uncredited)
 1951 Front Page Detective (TV Series)
Fred Stacy
- Gold Venom (1951) ... Fred Stacy
 1950 Gambling House
Parking Attendant (uncredited)
 1950 Outrage
Lee Wilkins, packing plant foreman
 1949 Port of New York
Leo Stasser
 1949 Reign of Terror
Bourdon (uncredited)
 1948 Force of Evil
Gunman #1 (uncredited)
 1948 Tap Roots
Sergeant (uncredited)
 1948 Beyond Glory
Sergeant at Depot (uncredited)
 1948 Another Part of the Forest
Passenger on the Train (uncredited)
 1947 Desperate
Reynolds
 1947 The Guilt of Janet Ames
Ambulance Surgeon (uncredited)
 1947 Boomerang!
Whitney - Harvey's Assistant (uncredited)
 1947 The Sea of Grass
Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)
 1946 Nocturne
Olsen - Police Photographer (uncredited)
 1946 Swamp Fire
Barfly (uncredited)
 1946 Without Reservations
Corporal (uncredited)
 1946 Deadline at Dawn
Ray - Newsstand Proprietor (uncredited)
 1946 From This Day Forward
Pawnbroker (uncredited)
 1946 Tokyo Rose
Mike Kovac
 1946 Miss Susie Slagle's
Interne (uncredited)
 1945 A Gun in His Hand (Short)
Snorky (uncredited)
 1945 Counter-Attack
Paratrooper (uncredited)
 1945 God Is My Co-Pilot
Joe (uncredited)
 1945 A Song to Remember
Titus (uncredited)
 1944 None But the Lonely Heart
Knocker Jones (uncredited)
 1944 The Seventh Cross
Fischer (uncredited)
 1944 Days of Glory
Ducrenko (uncredited)
 1944 Easy Life (Short)
Dick, a Thug (uncredited)
 1944 The Story of Dr. Wassell
Radio Man (uncredited)
 1943 Destination Tokyo
Rocky the Quartermaster (uncredited)
 1939 ...One Third of a Nation...
Reporter (uncredited)
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Stage Play: The Little Clay Cart. Drama (revival). Written by King Shudraka. Translated by Arthur William Ryder. Directed by Agnes Morgan and Irene Lewisohn. Neighborhood Playhouse: 8 Nov 1926- Dec 1926 (closing date unknown/39 performances). Cast: Anton Bundsman (as "Aryaka/The Clerk"), Albert Carroll (as "A Shampooer Who Turns Monk"), ... See more »

Alternate Names:

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