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William Henry Kerr (1922–2014)

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 (as Bill Kerr)
 2003 Peter Pan
Fairy Guide (as Bill Kerr)
 2003 The Shark Net (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Coleman (as Bill Kerr)
 2001 Changi (TV Mini-Series)
Older Eddie
- Pacifying the Angels (2001) ... Older Eddie (as Bill Kerr)
- Eddie's Birthday (2001) ... Older Eddie (as Bill Kerr)
 2001 Let's Get Skase
Mitchell Vendieks (as Bill Kerr)
 1998 Minty (TV Series)
Willie Courtnay / Old Thane
- All Good Things (1998) ... Old Thane (as Bill Kerr)
- All the World's a Stage (1998) ... Willie Courtnay (as Bill Kerr)
- Reality Bites Back (1998) ... Willie Courtnay (as Bill Kerr)
- Good One, Sport (1998) ... Willie Courtnay (as Bill Kerr)
- The Great Escape (1998) ... Willie Courtnay (as Bill Kerr)
 1993-1994 Ship to Shore (TV Series)
Horace / Mr. Brinkmann
- Siege Perilous (1994) ... Horace (as Bill Kerr)
- The Joker Is Wild (1993) ... Mr. Brinkmann (as Bill Kerr)
 1993 Snowy (TV Series)
Stuart McLachlan
- Farewell, My Love (1993) ... Stuart McLachlan (as Bill Kerr)
- Love's Rocky Road (1993) ... Stuart McLachlan (as Bill Kerr)
- Codes of Conduct (1993) ... Stuart McLachlan (as Bill Kerr)
- High Claim, Higher Title (1993) ... Stuart McLachlan (as Bill Kerr)
- Sweethearts Sweet Oblivion (1993) ... Stuart McLachlan (as Bill Kerr)
 1992 Over the Hill
Maurice (as Bill Kerr)
 1991 The River Kings (TV Mini-Series)
Captain Elijah (as Bill Kerr)
 1991 Sweet Talker
'Uncle' Cec (as Bill Kerr)
 1990-1991 The New Adventures of Black Beauty (TV Series)
Samuel Burton
- The Convicts (1991) ... Samuel Burton (as Bill Kerr)
- Hope (1990) ... Samuel Burton (as Bill Kerr)
- The Sea Horses (1990) ... Samuel Burton (as Bill Kerr)
- Out of Sight, Out of Mind (1990) ... Samuel Burton (as Bill Kerr)
- A Question of Justice (1990) ... Samuel Burton (as Bill Kerr)
 1990 The Private War of Lucinda Smith (TV Movie)
Scotty (as Bill Kerr)
 1989 Kokoda Crescent
Russ (as Bill Kerr)
 1988 The Heroes (TV Movie)
Paddy McDowell (as Bill Kerr)
 1987 Rob Roy (Video) (voice, as Bill Kerr)
 1987 Bushfire Moon (TV Movie)
Trevor Watson (as Bill Kerr)
 1987 Running from the Guns
Gilman (as Bill Kerr)
 1986 Double Sculls (TV Movie)
Curly Pilsudki (as Bill Kerr)
 1986 Platypus Cove
Mr. Anderson (as Bill Kerr)
 1986 Return to Eden (TV Series)
Dave Welles
- Episode #1.15 (1986) ... Dave Welles (as Bill Kerr)
- Episode #1.14 (1986) ... Dave Welles (as Bill Kerr)
 1986 Sons and Daughters (TV Series)
Jeff Dalton
- Episode #1.798 (1986) ... Jeff Dalton (as Bill Kerr)
 1985 Relatives
Grandpa (as Bill Kerr)
 1985 Anzacs (TV Mini-Series)
Gen. Monash / General Monash
- Now, There Was a Day... (1985) ... Gen. Monash (as Bill Kerr)
- Fields of Fire (1985) ... General Monash (as Bill Kerr)
 1985 The Coca-Cola Kid
T. George McDowell (as Bill Kerr)
 1985 A Fortunate Life (TV Mini-Series)
- Providence (1914-1916) (1985) ... Narrator (voice, as Bill Kerr)
- Journey (1908-1914) (1985) ... Narrator (voice, as Bill Kerr)
- Bush Schooling (1905-1908) (1985) ... Narrator (voice, as Bill Kerr)
- Starting Out (1897-1905) (1985) ... Narrator (voice, as Bill Kerr)
 1984 The Settlement
Kearney (as Bill Kerr)
 1984 Vigil
Birdie (as Bill Kerr)
 1984 Razorback
Jake Cullen (as Bill Kerr)
 1983 Return to Eden (TV Mini-Series)
Dave Welles
- Part 1 (1983) ... Dave Welles (as Bill Kerr)
 1983 Dusty
Tom Lincoln (as Bill Kerr)
 1983 Great Expectations (TV Movie) (voice, as Bill Kerr)
 1982 ..Deadline.. (TV Movie)
William Ashby (as Bill Kerr)
 1982 The Year of Living Dangerously
Colonel Henderson (as Bill Kerr)
 1982 The Pirate Movie
Major General (as Bill Kerr)
 1982 1915 (TV Mini-Series) (as Bill Kerr)
 1982 Save the Lady
MacDuff (as Bill Kerr)
 1981 Gallipoli
Jack (as Bill Kerr)
 1980 Trial by Marriage (TV Series) (as Bill Kerr)
 1980 The Young Doctors (TV Series)
Douglas Kennedy
- Episode #1.833 (1980) ... Douglas Kennedy (as Bill Kerr)
- Episode #1.832 (1980) ... Douglas Kennedy (as Bill Kerr)
 1977-1979 Glenview High (TV Series)
Harry Carter
- The Night Watchman (1979) ... Harry Carter (as Bill Kerr)
- The Quietest Thunder (1979) ... Harry Carter (as Bill Kerr)
- When Alls Said and Done (1979) ... Harry Carter (as Bill Kerr)
- The Three R's (1979) ... Harry Carter (as Bill Kerr)
- Fight (1979) ... Harry Carter (as Bill Kerr)
 1978 Run from the Morning (TV Series) (as Bill Kerr)
 1978 Father, Dear Father in Australia (TV Series)
Customs Man
- Once More with Feeling (1978) ... Customs Man (as Bill Kerr)
 1976 The Confessional
Mr. Davey (as Bill Kerr)
 1975 Girls Come First (Short)
Hugh Jampton (as Bill Kerr)
 1975 The Melting Pot (TV Series)
Bluey Notts
- Episode #1.1 (1975) ... Bluey Notts (as Bill Kerr)
 1973 Ghost in the Noonday Sun
Giacomo (as Bill Kerr)
 1973 Tiffany Jones
Morton (as Bill Kerr)
 1972 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Stan Pritchard
- The Bad Debt Men (1972) ... Stan Pritchard (as Bill Kerr)
 1967-1968 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Giles Kent
- The Enemy of the World: Episode 6 (1968) ... Giles Kent (as Bill Kerr)
- The Enemy of the World: Episode 5 (1968) ... Giles Kent (as Bill Kerr)
- The Enemy of the World: Episode 4 (1968) ... Giles Kent (as Bill Kerr)
- The Enemy of the World: Episode 3 (1968) ... Giles Kent (as Bill Kerr)
- The Enemy of the World: Episode 2 (1967) ... Giles Kent (as Bill Kerr)
 1967 Adam Adamant Lives! (TV Series)
Inspector Foster
- The Deadly Bullet (1967) ... Inspector Foster (as Bill Kerr)
 1966 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Gladiator-in-Training (as Bill Kerr)
 1966 Carnaby, M.D.
Digger (as Bill Kerr)
 1964-1965 Compact (TV Series)
Ben Bishop
- Journey's End (1965) ... Ben Bishop (as Bill Kerr)
- Mistaken Identity (1964) ... Ben Bishop (as Bill Kerr)
- Over the Wall (1964) ... Ben Bishop (as Bill Kerr)
- To the Rescue (1964) ... Ben Bishop (as Bill Kerr)
- Moving On (1964) ... Ben Bishop (as Bill Kerr)
 1964 Miss Adventure (TV Series)
Max Parrish
- Strangers in Paradise: Part 4 (1964) ... Max Parrish (as Bill Kerr)
- Strangers in Paradise: Part 1 (1964) ... Max Parrish (as Bill Kerr)
 1963 Doctor in Distress
Australian Sailor (as Bill Kerr)
 1963 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
First Customs Officer
- Have You Read This Notice? (1963) ... First Customs Officer (as Bill Kerr)
 1963 The Wrong Arm of the Law
Jack Coombes (as Bill Kerr)
 1963 Benny Hill (TV Series)
- The Shooting of Willie the Kid (1963) ... Lester (as Bill Kerr)
 1962 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
- A Job for Johnny (1962) ... Hosking (as Bill Kerr)
 1962 A Pair of Briefs
Victor - Club Owner (as Bill Kerr)
 1962 Sykes and A... (TV Series)
- Sykes and a Gamble (1962) ... (as Bill Kerr)
 1961 Ghost Squad (TV Series)
- Hong Kong Story (1961) ... Wacker (as Bill Kerr)
 1961 Spike Milligan: A Series of Unrelated Incidents at Current Market Value (TV Movie)
Various Characters (as Bill Kerr)
 1960 Citizen James (TV Series)
- The Brand Image (1960) ... Bill (as Bill Kerr)
- The Rivals (1960) ... Bill (as Bill Kerr)
- The Elixir (1960) ... Bill (as Bill Kerr)
- The Race (1960) ... Bill (as Bill Kerr)
 1960 A Christmas Night with the Stars (TV Series)
- Episode dated 25 December 1960 (1960) ... Bill (as Bill Kerr)
 1959 The Captain's Table
Bill Coke (as Bill Kerr)
 1959 The Flying Doctor (TV Series)
Ted Mason
- The Conspiracy (1959) ... Ted Mason (as Bill Kerr)
 1957 The Shiralee (uncredited)
 1956 Port of Escape
Dinty Missouri (as Bill Kerr)
 1955 The Dam Busters
Flight Lieutenant H. B. Martin, D.S.O., D.F.C., A.F.C. (now Wing Commander) (as Bill Kerr)
 1955 The Night My Number Came Up
Soldier (as Bill Kerr)
 1954 You Know What Sailors Are
Lt. Smart (as Bill Kerr)
 1953 Raiders in the Sky
Bill Brown (as Bill Kerr)
 1952 My Death Is a Mockery
Hansen (as Bill Kerr)
 1951 Penny Points to Paradise
Digger Graves (as Bill Kerr)
 1934 The Silence of Dean Maitland
Cyril Maitland Jr. (as Bill Kerr)
 1933 Harmony Row
Leonard aka Sonny (as Willie Kerr)
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Other Works:

Bill Kerr also acted in "Wrong Arm Of The Law" as Jack Coombes. Gt.Britain. See more »

Alternate Names:

Bill Kerr | Willie Kerr

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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 »


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


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