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Will Hare (I) (1919–1997)

Character actor Will Hare has been appearing on stage, screen and television since he was 17 up to his death at age 80. Becoming a veteran of stage for over a half of a century, Hare's film debut was Alfred Hitchcock's The Wrong Man (1956) and his final theatrical appearance was "Me and Veronica" in 1992. Hare's other distinctive film credits ... See full bio »

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 1998 Mob Queen
Father Doyle
 1997 SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground (TV Movie)
Homeless Man (segment "Sax Cantor Riff")
 1993 Me and Veronica
 1986 Vendetta
Judge Waters
 1986 Dream West (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. McClain
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Dr. McClain
- Dream West (1986) ... Dr. McClain
 1986 Child's Cry (TV Movie)
Mr. Edelman
 1985 Santa Barbara (TV Series)
Hiram Clagett
- Episode #1.348 (1985) ... Hiram Clagett
- Episode #1.347 (1985) ... Hiram Clagett
 1985 Back to the Future
Pa Peabody
 1985 The Aviator
Old Man
 1984 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
The Yard Manager
- Happy Birthday, General Lee (1984) ... The Yard Manager
 1984 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Old Man
- Number Eight (1984) ... Old Man
 1983 Dallas (TV Series)
- Ray's Trial (1983) ... Mark
 1983 Eyes of Fire
 1983 The Powers of Matthew Star (TV Series)
Security Guard
- Swords and Quests (1983) ... Security Guard
 1982 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series)
- The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (1982) ... Drunk
 1982 Lou Grant (TV Series)
- Cameras (1982) ... Driver
 1981 Pennies from Heaven
Father Everson
 1981 Fire on the Mountain (TV Movie)
 1981 Enter the Ninja
 1980 Archie Bunker's Place (TV Series)
Dr. George Larkin
- Van Ranseleer's Operation (1980) ... Dr. George Larkin
 1979 The Rose
Mr. Leonard
 1979 Bender (TV Series)
- Bender (1979)
- Pilot for CBS (1979) ... Zack
 1978 The Critical List (TV Movie)
 1978 Heaven Can Wait
Team Doctor
 1977 The Bionic Woman (TV Series)
- The Bionic Dog: Part 2 (1977) ... Harley
 1977 Kingston: Confidential (TV Series)
- Dateline: Fear City (1977) ... Shorty
 1977 Black Oak Conspiracy
Doc Roades
 1977 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Dr. Meyers
- Who Killed Helen French? (1977) ... Dr. Meyers
 1976 Delvecchio (TV Series)
Dr. Heitzman
- Good Cop (1976) ... Dr. Heitzman
 1976 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
- The Hostages (1976) ... Ames
 1975 Baretta (TV Series)
- Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow (1975) ... Haskins
 1974 The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (TV Movie)
Elbert Cluveau
 1972 Banacek (TV Series)
- To Steal a King (1972) ... Grayson
 1972 Great Performances (TV Series)
Skelly Mannor
- The Rimers of Eldritch (1972) ... Skelly Mannor
 1962-1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
Army Officer / Mr. Mason
- Stowaway (1964) ... Army Officer
- The Benefactor (1962) ... Mr. Mason
 1963 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Dr. Arnold Barnes
- The Thunder of Ernie Bass (1963) ... Dr. Arnold Barnes
 1962 Without Each Other
 1956-1957 The Big Story (TV Series)
- The Long Dark Night (1957) ... Reece
 1956 The Wrong Man
Raymond McKaba (uncredited)
 1954 The Greatest Gift (TV Series)
Harold Matthews #1 (1954-1955)
 1951-1953 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Mike Walters / Warren
- One of Those Things (1953) ... Mike Walters
- Inside Story (1951) ... Warren
 1953 The Trip to Bountiful (TV Movie)
Ticket Man (Bus Station)
 1951 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
 1951 Martin Kane (TV Series)
John Blake
- The District Attorney Killer (1951) ... John Blake
- Murder in the Court ... John Blake
 1951 The Web (TV Series)
- For Laura (1951)
 1950 The Clock (TV Series)
 1949-1950 Suspense (TV Series)
Tony Grisalla / Ernest Bowers
- My Old Man's Badge (1950) ... Tony Grisalla
- Dead Ernest (1949) ... Ernest Bowers
 1949 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- New Brooms (1949)
 1949 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
Theodore Lawrence
- Little Women (1949) ... Theodore Lawrence
- The Silver Cord (1949)
 1948 Actor's Studio (TV Series)
- Esther (1948)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: The Trip to Bountiful. See more »

Alternate Names:

Wiliam Hare | William Hare | Wil Hare

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Will has been the face of the "Chessmaster" since 1986. The Chessmaster series is the world's best-selling computer chess program. See more »


Frequently played old, father/grandfather characters

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