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William Joyce (I) (1930–1998)

Handsome William Joyce was born on October 21, 1930, in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and raised in New Rochelle, New York. His childhood dream was to become a major-league baseball pitcher (he even worked out with the New York Yankees in 1947). However, Joyce was introduced to acting after he entered the army and became the star, writer and producer of... See full bio »

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The Parallax View
The Parallax View Senator Charles Carroll
Days of Our Lives
Days of Our Lives Kellam Chandler (1980-1981)
Zombie Bloodbath
Zombie Bloodbath Tom Harris
Johnny Guitar
Johnny Guitar Johnny Guitar


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 1989 Hunter (TV Series)
William Sedgwick
- The Fifth Victim (1989) ... William Sedgwick
 1989 Baywatch (TV Series)
- Heat Wave (1989) ... Dreyfuss
 1982-1988 Knots Landing (TV Series)
Carl / Charles Linden
- A Weekend Getaway (1988) ... Carl
- The Perfect Alibi (1988) ... Carl
- Possibilities (1982) ... Charles Linden
 1987 Stillwatch (TV Movie)
 1985 Knight Rider (TV Series)
Glen Arkett
- The Wrong Crowd (1985) ... Glen Arkett
 1985 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series)
Senator Hoffmeir
- A Little Sex, a Little Scandal (1985) ... Senator Hoffmeir
 1984 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
Race Track Investor
- Final Countdown (1984) ... Race Track Investor
 1979-1980 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Fire Chief / Fire Marshal
- Brushfire (1980) ... Fire Chief
- Fire (1979) ... Fire Marshal
 1980 Dan August: Once Is Never Enough (TV Movie) (as Bill Joyce)
 1979 A Man Called Sloane (TV Series)
Admiral Lloyd Carter
- The Seduction Squad (1979) ... Admiral Lloyd Carter
 1974-1978 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Robert Hamilton / Clete Larkin
- Academy of Evil (1978) ... Robert Hamilton
- Blueprint for a Caper (1974) ... Clete Larkin (as Bill Joyce)
 1977-1978 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Dr. Rosendahl / Sumner Harcourt
- Rosendahl and Gilda Stern Are Dead (1978) ... Dr. Rosendahl
- Forced Retirement (1977) ... Sumner Harcourt
 1978 Ruby and Oswald (TV Movie) (as Bill Joyce)
 1977 James at 16 (TV Series)
Mr. Cobb
- Fast and Loose (1977) ... Mr. Cobb (as Bill Joyce)
 1976/I Lifeguard
Lifeguard Captain (as Bill Joyce)
 1975 Caribe (TV Series)
Senator Hemmerdale
- The Survivor (1975) ... Senator Hemmerdale
 1972-1974 Cannon (TV Series)
E.T. Brannigan / Roger Dean
- Blood Money (1974) ... E.T. Brannigan (as Bill Joyce)
- The Shadow Man (1972) ... Roger Dean (as Bill Joyce)
 1973 The Young Nurses
 1972 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
- The Set-Up (1972) ... (as Bill Joyce)
 1971 Zombie Bloodbath
Tom Harris
 1971 Cannon (TV Movie)
Ken Langston (as Bill Joyce)
 1970 Somerset (TV Series)
Jack Wheeler (1975) (as Bill Joyce)
 1967 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Mr. Ray Rogers
- A Horse on You, Mr. Bedloe (1967) ... Mr. Ray Rogers (as Bill Joyce)
 1965 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
Kellam Chandler (1980-1981) (as Bill Joyce)
 1963 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
- The McCoy Hex (1963) ... Bob
 1962 Lawman (TV Series)
Bill Fells
- Heritage of Hate (1962) ... Bill Fells
 1961 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
- Shepherd with a Gun (1961) ... Tex
 1960 Lock Up (TV Series)
Ralph Daly
- Flying High (1960) ... Ralph Daly
 1960 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Travis 'Laredo' Perkins
- The Day of the Bad Man (1960) ... Travis 'Laredo' Perkins
 1960 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
Bill Joyce
- Betty's Double (1960) ... Bill Joyce
 1959 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Clay Barker
- Panic (1959) ... Clay Barker (as Bill Joyce)
 1959 Johnny Guitar (TV Movie)
Johnny Guitar
 1959 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Johnny Guitar
- Ballad to Die For (1959) ... Johnny Guitar
 1959 Rawhide (TV Series)
Ken Wade
- Incident Below the Brazos (1959) ... Ken Wade
 1959 The David Niven Show (TV Series)
Burt Anderson
- Backtrack (1959) ... Burt Anderson (as Bill Joyce)
 1959 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Tom Casement
- The Legacy (1959) ... Tom Casement
 1958-1959 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Captain Clayton / Buzz Partridge
- The Last Grey Man (1959) ... Captain Clayton
- Quiet City (1958) ... Buzz Partridge
 1959 This Man Dawson (TV Series)
 1958 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
 1958 Flight (TV Series)
Major Bob Walsh
- Havana Run ... Major Bob Walsh
 1958 The Silent Service (TV Series)
- The Silversides Story (1958) ... Davenport
 1957 Don't Go Near the Water
Lt. Boone (uncredited)
 1957 Man on Fire
Chamberlain (uncredited)
 1957 Conflict (TV Series)
- The Velvet Cage (1957)
 1957 This Could Be the Night
Bruce Cameron (as William Ogden Joyce)
 1957 The Wings of Eagles
Naval Aide (uncredited)
 1954 Top Banana
Dancer (uncredited)
Show Show Self (1 credit)

Personal Details

Other Works:

(???? Stage: Appeared (as "Dancer") in "Damn Yankees" on Broadway. See more »

Alternate Names:

Bill Joyce | William Ogden Joyce


6' 5" (1.96 m)

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His tall stature, commanding voice, and his western and politician roles.



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