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Bill Coontz (1917–1978)

Bill Coontz was born on August 28, 1917 in Johnson, Iowa, USA as Willard B. Koontz. He is known for his work on Convoy (1978), Kingdom of the Spiders (1977) and Ole Rex (1961). He died on April 7, 1978 in Van Buren, Arkansas, USA. See full bio »

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 1978 Convoy
Old Iguana (as Bill Foster)
 1977 Kingdom of the Spiders
Clyde
 1975 Gone with the West
Mimmo's Man (as Bill Foster)
 1975 Smoke in the Wind
Stapp Huckaby (as Bill Foster)
 1973 Guns of a Stranger
Ace Gorenum (as William Foster)
 1972 Beware! The Blob
Bowling Alley Manager (as William B. Foster)
 1969 Big Daddy (as William B. Foster)
 1969 Heaven with a Gun
Townsman (uncredited)
 1958-1969 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Night Rider / Townsman / Barfly
- The Night Riders (1969) ... Night Rider (uncredited)
- Thoroughbreds (1958) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Patsy (1958) ... Barfly (uncredited)
 1967-1969 The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV Series)
Keough / Henchman / Pev Williams / ...
- Trail's End (1969) ... Keough (as Bill Foster)
- The Trap (1968) ... Henchman (uncredited)
- Meeting at Devil's Fork (1967) ... Pev Williams (as Bill Foster)
- Ride the Long Trail (1967) ... Ranch Hand (uncredited)
 1965-1968 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Barfly / Henchman / Townsman / ...
- Rimfire (1968) ... Henchman (uncredited)
- Night of the Executioner (1967) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Lady from Mesa (1967) ... Barfly (uncredited)
- The Haunted Gun (1967) ... Baggage Man (uncredited)
- The Stallion (1967) ... Willie - Ranch Hand (uncredited)
 1967 Rango (TV Series)
- My Teepee Runneth Over (1967) ... (as Bill Foster)
 1966 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Guard
- The Night of the Bottomless Pit (1966) ... Guard (uncredited)
 1966 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Fireman
- Memory (1966) ... Fireman (uncredited)
 1965-1966 Branded (TV Series)
Sheriff / Outlaw / Barfly / ...
- Headed for Doomsday (1966) ... Sheriff (uncredited)
- Judge Not (1965) ... Outlaw (uncredited)
- That the Brave Endure (1965) ... Barfly (uncredited)
- The Mission: Part 3 (1965) ... Firing Squard Soldier (uncredited)
 1966 Ride Beyond Vengeance
Barfly (uncredited)
 1965 The Loner (TV Series)
Henchman
- One of the Wounded (1965) ... Henchman (uncredited)
 1962-1965 The Virginian (TV Series)
Barfly / Calder Man / Miner / ...
- The Awakening (1965) ... Calder Man (uncredited)
- Return a Stranger (1964) ... Miner (uncredited)
- Echo of Another Day (1963) ... Joe - Deputy (uncredited)
- The Money Cage (1963) ... Bartender (uncredited)
- The Exiles (1963) ... Barfly (uncredited)
 1965 The Bounty Killer
Henchman (uncredited)
 1965 The Glory Guys
Brawler (uncredited)
 1963-1965 Bonanza (TV Series)
Brawler / Townsman / Logger
- Jonah (1965) ... Brawler (uncredited)
- The Saga of Squaw Charlie (1964) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Prime of Life (1963) ... Logger (uncredited)
 1965 Diamond Jim: Skulduggery in Samantha (TV Movie)
Gang Member (uncredited)
 1964 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Settler
- Pompey (1964) ... Settler (uncredited)
 1959-1964 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Townsman Getting Slapped / Wagon Train Member / Pirate
- The Stark Bluff Story (1964) ... Townsman Getting Slapped (uncredited)
- The Cappy Darrin Story (1959) ... Wagon Train Member / Pirate (as Bill Foster)
 1964 Destry (TV Series)
Stone / Barfly
- Stormy Is a Lady (1964) ... Stone (as William Foster)
- The Solid Gold Girl (1964) ... Barfly (uncredited)
 1961-1963 Rawhide (TV Series)
Trial Spectator / Barfly / Grant
- Incident at Confidence Creek (1963) ... Trial Spectator (uncredited)
- Incident of the Married Widow (1963) ... Barfly (uncredited)
- Incident of the Running Iron (1961) ... Grant (as William Foster)
 1963 Gunfight at Comanche Creek
Express Clerk (uncredited)
 1963 Lassie (TV Series)
John Givens
- Silver Soldier (1963) ... John Givens (as William Foster)
 1963 Showdown
Barfly at Farewell (uncredited)
 1959-1963 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Truck Driver / Dock Worker / Gangster at Peace Meeting / ...
- Jake Dance (1963) ... Truck Driver (uncredited)
- Come and Kill Me (1962) ... Dock Worker (uncredited)
- The Eddie O'Gara Story (1962) ... Gangster at Peace Meeting (uncredited)
- The Economist (1962) ... Bonus Army Member (uncredited)
- The Monkey Wrench (1962) ... Nitti Gangster (uncredited)
 1962 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Barfly
- Dark Decision (1962) ... Barfly (uncredited)
 1962 Stakeout!
Benny (as William Foster)
 1962 Shoot Out at Big Sag
Bill Hawker (as Bil Foster)
 1961 The Phantom (TV Movie)
Guard (uncredited)
 1961 Bloodlust!
Insane man in woods
 1961 Buffalo Gun
Cocha
 1961 Gun Fight
Krag (uncredited)
 1961 Ole Rex (as William B. Foster)
 1959-1961 The Rebel (TV Series)
Mountain Man / Bully in Street / Sergeant / ...
- Miz Purdy (1961) ... Mountain Man (as Bill Foster)
- To See the Elephant (1960) ... Bully in Street (as Bill Foster)
- Absolution (1960) ... Sergeant (as William Foster)
- Blind Marriage (1960) ... Al - Miner (as William Foster)
- In Memoriam (1959) ... Bar Brawler (uncredited)
 1955-1961 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Townsman / Barfly / Henchman / ...
- Wyatt Takes the Primrose Path (1961) ... Mexican (uncredited)
- The Good Mule and the Bad Mule (1961) ... Miner (uncredited)
- Apache Gold (1961) ... Indian (uncredited)
- My Enemy - John Behan (1960) ... Dongo - Clanton Henchman (uncredited)
- The Court vs. Doc Holliday (1960) ... Henchman Dongo (as William Foster)
 1960 Lawman (TV Series)
Ed Wrangel
- The Return of Owny O'Reilly (1960) ... Ed Wrangel (as Bill Foster)
 1960 The Girl in Lovers Lane
Bill Coontz (as William Coontz)
 1959-1960 The Texan (TV Series)
Barfly / Wedding Guest / Bishop Cowhand
- The Invisible Noose (1960) ... Barfly / Wedding Guest (uncredited)
- Showdown at Abilene (1959) ... Bishop Cowhand (uncredited)
 1960 Noose for a Gunman
Torchy (uncredited)
 1959 Congressional Investigator (TV Series)
Court Officer
- Teenage Gangs ... Court Officer (uncredited)
 1959 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Cowboy
- Dead Men Don't Pay Debts (1959) ... Cowboy (uncredited)
 1959 Johnny Ringo (TV Series)
Henchman
- The Arrival (1959) ... Henchman (uncredited)
 1959 The Deputy (TV Series)
Mawler
- Badge for a Day (1959) ... Mawler (as Bill Foster)
 1959 Lone Texan
Indian (uncredited)
 1959 The Rough Riders (TV Series)
Deputy Dewey
- A Matter of Instinct (1959) ... Deputy Dewey (as William Foster)
 1959 Plunderers of Painted Flats
Bill (as William Foster)
 1959 Pony Express (TV Series)
Bully
- Message from New Orleans (1959) ... Bully (as Bill Foster)
 1958 Gunsmoke in Tucson
Lynch Mob Member (uncredited)
 1958 Frankenstein's Daughter
First Victim - Warehouseman
 1958 No Place to Land
Bill
 1958 Buchanan Rides Alone
Townsman (uncredited)
 1958 The Littlest Hobo
Attendant
 1958 Man or Gun
Corley Henchman (uncredited)
 1957-1958 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Trial Spectator / Lynch Mob Member
- Three Sons (1958) ... Trial Spectator (uncredited)
- A Matter of Ethics (1957) ... Lynch Mob Member (uncredited)
 1958 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Barfly / Soldier
- Deadwood (1958) ... Barfly (uncredited)
- The Sooners (1958) ... Soldier (uncredited)
 1958 Man from God's Country
Henchman (uncredited)
 1958 She Demons
Storm Trooper
 1957 Ride Out for Revenge
Soldier (uncredited)
 1957 Pawnee
Wagon Train Member (uncredited)
 1957 Hell on Devil's Island
Convict (uncredited)
 1957 The Oklahoman
Dobie Henchman (uncredited)
 1957 The Badge of Marshal Brennan
Cowhand / Indian in Knife Fight (uncredited)
 1956 Annie Oakley (TV Series)
Indian / Miner / Townsman
- Indian Justice (1956) ... Indian (uncredited)
- Annie and the Lacemaker (1956) ... Miner (uncredited)
- Joker on Horseback (1956) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1956 I Killed Wild Bill Hickok
Henchman (uncredited)
 1956 Corky and White Shadow (TV Series)
Deputy Joe
- An Introduction (1956) ... Deputy Joe (as Bill Foster)
 1956 Hidden Guns
Dave - Deputy
 1955 Duel on the Mississippi
Riverboat Patron (uncredited)
 1955 Apache Ambush
Jironza Renegade & Traeger Man (uncredited)
 1955 Wichita
Cowpuncher (uncredited)
 1955 The Man Behind the Badge (TV Series)
Lobou
- The Case of the Elusive Firebug (1955) ... Lobou (as Bill Foster)
 1955 Seminole Uprising
Trooper (uncredited)
 1955 Seven Angry Men
Brown Follower (uncredited)
 1954-1955 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Trooper / Barfly / Henchman
- The Barber of Seville (1955) ... Barfly (uncredited)
- The Outcast of Fort Apache (1954) ... Henchman (uncredited)
- Rin Tin Tin, Outlaw (1954) ... Trooper (uncredited)
- Rin Tin Tin and the Apache Chief (1954) ... Trooper (uncredited)
 1951-1954 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Smoke / Paxton / Henchman
- Ol' Pardner Rides Again (1954) ... Smoke
- Medicine Show (1952) ... Paxton
- Hepsibah (1951) ... Henchman (uncredited)
 1954 Cattle Queen of Montana
Indian (uncredited)
 1954 Sitting Bull
Trooper Foster (uncredited)
 1954 Thunder Pass
Indian (uncredited)
 1954 The Law vs. Billy the Kid
Garrett Posse Member (uncredited)
 1954 The Lawless Rider
Red Rooks
 1954 The Lone Gun
Townsman (uncredited)
 1954 Bitter Creek
Henchman (uncredited)
 1953 Jack Slade
Barfly (uncredited)
 1953 Thunder Over the Plains
Soldier (uncredited)
 1953 Conquest of Cochise
Trooper (uncredited)
 1953 Pack Train
Barfly (uncredited)
 1953 The Farmer Takes a Wife
Dancer (uncredited)
 1953 Rebel City
Henchman (uncredited)
 1953 Cow Country
Rustler (uncredited)
 1953 The Marksman
Henchman (uncredited)
 1953 Jack McCall, Desperado
Trial Spectator (uncredited)
 1953 Fort Vengeance
Mountie (uncredited)
 1953 Son of the Renegade
Wild Bill Coontz
 1953 The Homesteaders
Trail Hand (uncredited)
 1953 Kansas Pacific
Henchman (uncredited)
 1953 Niagara
Young Man (uncredited)
 1953 The Redhead from Wyoming
Gang Member (uncredited)
 1952 Canyon Ambush
Henchman Duncan (uncredited)
 1952 Fargo
Farmer (uncredited)
 1952 Fearless Fagan
Soldier (uncredited)
 1952 Dead Man's Trail
Stagecoach Driver (uncredited)
 1952 Man from the Black Hills
Jed - Shotgun Rider (uncredited)
 1952 Night Stage to Galveston
Texas Ranger (uncredited)
 1952 Bugles in the Afternoon
Trooper (uncredited)
 1952 Waco
Ivers Henchman (uncredited)
 1952 Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory
Foster - Henchman (uncredited)
 1952 Lone Star
Townsman (uncredited)
 1952 Texas City
Soldier (uncredited)
 1952 The Range Rider (TV Series)
Fight Spectator
- Fight Town (1952) ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
 1951 The Cisco Kid (TV Series)
Henchman
- Vigilante Story (1951) ... Henchman (uncredited)
 1951 The Longhorn
Cowhand (uncredited)
 1951 Lawless Cowboys
Posse Rider (uncredited)
 1951 Gold Raiders
Gold Guard (uncredited)
 1951 The Hoodlum
Gang Member (uncredited)
 1951 The Last Outpost
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1950 Outlaw Gold
Townsman (uncredited)
 1950 Border Outlaws
Deputy Tom (uncredited)
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