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Bill Kerr (I)

In the 1950s, Bill Kerr was one of Tony Hancock's regular sidekicks in the popular radio series 'Hancock's Half Hour'. In the first series he was smarter than Tony, but as the series progressed he became more and more stupid and childlike, regularly calling Tony 'Tubb'. Despite remaining on the radio series throughout its six year run, when the TV ... See full bio »
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 2004 Southern Cross
Tom Casely
 2003 Peter Pan
Fairy Guide
 2003 The Shark Net (TV Movie)
Mr. Coleman
 2001 Changi (TV Mini-Series)
Older Eddie
- Pacifying the Angels (2001) ... Older Eddie
 2001 Let's Get Skase
Mitchell Vendieks
 1993-1994 Ship to Shore (TV Series)
Horace / Mr. Brinkmann
- Siege Perilous (1994) ... Horace
- The Joker Is Wild (1993) ... Mr. Brinkmann
 1992 Over the Hill
Maurice
 1991 The River Kings (TV Mini-Series)
Captain Elijah
 1991 Sweet Talker
'Uncle' Cec
 1990 The Private War of Lucinda Smith (TV Movie)
Scotty
 1989 Kokoda Crescent
Russ
 1988 The Heroes (TV Movie)
Paddy McDowell
 1987 Rob Roy (Video) (voice)
 1987 Bushfire Moon (TV Movie)
Trevor Watson
 1987 Running from the Guns
Gilman
 1986 Double Sculls
Curly Pilsudki
 1986 Platypus Cove
Mr. Anderson
 1986 Return to Eden (TV Series)
Dave Welles
- Episode #1.15 (1986) ... Dave Welles
- Episode #1.14 (1986) ... Dave Welles
 1986 Sons and Daughters (TV Series)
Jeff Dalton
- Episode #1.798 (1986) ... Jeff Dalton
 1985 Relatives
Grandpa
 1985 The Coca-Cola Kid
T. George McDowell
 1985 A Fortunate Life (TV Mini-Series)
Narrator
- Providence (1914-1916) (1985) ... Narrator (voice)
- Journey (1908-1914) (1985) ... Narrator (voice)
- Bush Schooling (1905-1908) (1985) ... Narrator (voice)
- Starting Out (1897-1905) (1985) ... Narrator (voice)
 1984 The Settlement
Kearney
 1984 Vigil
Birdie
 1984 Razorback
Jake Cullen
 1983 Return to Eden (TV Mini-Series)
Dave Welles
- Part 1 (1983) ... Dave Welles
 1983 Dusty
Tom Lincoln
 1983 Great Expectations (TV Movie) (voice)
 1982 ..Deadline.. (TV Movie)
William Ashby
 1982 The Year of Living Dangerously
Colonel Henderson
 1982 1915 (TV Mini-Series)
 1982 Save the Lady
MacDuff
 1981 Gallipoli
Jack
 1980 Trial by Marriage (TV Series)
 1978 Run from the Morning (TV Series)
 1978 Father, Dear Father in Australia (TV Series)
Customs Man
- Once More with Feeling (1978) ... Customs Man
 1976 The Confessional
Mr. Davey
 1975 Girls Come First (Short)
Hugh Jampton
 1975 The Melting Pot (TV Series)
Bluey Notts
 1973 Ghost in the Noonday Sun
Giacomo
 1973 Tiffany Jones
Morton
 1972 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Stan Pritchard
- The Bad Debt Men (1972) ... Stan Pritchard
 1967 Adam Adamant Lives! (TV Series)
Inspector Foster
- The Deadly Bullet (1967) ... Inspector Foster
 1966 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Gladiator-in-Training
 1966 Carnaby, M.D.
Digger
 1964-1965 Compact (TV Series)
Ben Bishop
- Journey's End (1965) ... Ben Bishop
- Over the Wall (1964) ... Ben Bishop
- To the Rescue (1964) ... Ben Bishop
- Moving On (1964) ... Ben Bishop
 1964 Miss Adventure (TV Series)
Max Parrish
- Strangers in Paradise: Part 4 (1964) ... Max Parrish
- Strangers in Paradise: Part 1 (1964) ... Max Parrish
 1963 Doctor in Distress
Australian Sailor
 1963 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
First Customs Officer
- Have You Read This Notice? (1963) ... First Customs Officer
 1963 The Wrong Arm of the Law
Jack Coombes
 1963 Benny Hill (TV Series)
Lester
- The Shooting of Willie the Kid (1963) ... Lester
 1962 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Hosking
- A Job for Johnny (1962) ... Hosking
 1962 A Pair of Briefs
Victor - Club Owner
 1962 Sykes and A... (TV Series)
 1961 Ghost Squad (TV Series)
Wacker
- Hong Kong Story (1961) ... Wacker
 1960 Citizen James (TV Series)
Bill
- The Brand Image (1960) ... Bill
- The Rivals (1960) ... Bill
- The Elixir (1960) ... Bill
- The Race (1960) ... Bill
 1959 The Captain's Table
Bill Coke
 1959 The Flying Doctor (TV Series)
Ted Mason
- The Conspiracy (1959) ... Ted Mason
 1957 The Shiralee (uncredited)
 1956 Port of Escape
Dinty Missouri
 1955 The Dam Busters
Flight Lieutenant H. B. Martin, D.S.O., D.F.C., A.F.C. (now Wing Commander)
 1954 You Know What Sailors Are
Lt. Smart
 1953 Raiders in the Sky
Bill Brown
 1952 My Death Is a Mockery
Hansen
 1951 Penny Points to Paradise
Digger Graves
 1934 The Silence of Dean Maitland
Cyril Maitland Jr.
 1933 Harmony Row
Leonard aka Sonny (as Willie Kerr)
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Other Works:

He acted in Julian Slade's musical, "Salad Days," at the Duke of York's Theatre in London, England with Elizabeth Seal, Adam Bareham, Sheila Steafel, and Ian Talbot in the cast. David Conville was director. See more »

Alternate Names:

Willie Kerr
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Trivia:

One aspect of Bill's life which writers Galton and Simpson picked up on for "Hancock's Half Hour" was that, between the ages of 5 and 19, he genuinely lived in the New South Wales city of Wagga Wagga. See more »

Trademark:

Catchphrase "I'm only here for four minutes!"

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