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Woodrow Parfrey (1922–1984)


One of the most interesting character actors to emerge on American film and television in the 1960s, Woodrow Parfrey brought a quirky charisma to every role he played, from shopkeepers to space-age simians. His noted turn as the unbalanced informer in Broadway's "Advise and Consent" (1961) set the standard for his offbeat, conspiratorial persona ... See full bio »

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 1984 The Yellow Rose (TV Series)
Bryce Macklin
- The Far Side of Fear (1984) ... Bryce Macklin
 1984 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Archie Doke
- Dreams of Steele (1984) ... Archie Doke
 1976-1983 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Jimmy / Bower
 1983 The Sting II
Georgie (as Woody Parfrey)
 1983 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Alf Gorman, Bank Manager
- Spaced Out (1983) ... Alf Gorman, Bank Manager
 1983 Bay City Blues (TV Series)
 1982 Frances
Dr. Doyle
 1982 Bring 'Em Back Alive (TV Series)
Holloway
- The Warlord (1982) ... Holloway
 1982 Jinxed!
Insurance Agent
 1982 CBS Afternoon Playhouse (TV Series)
William
- The Shooting (1982) ... William
 1982 Mr. Merlin (TV Series)
Bum
- Alex Goes Popless (1982) ... Bum
 1982 The Seduction
Store Salesman
 1981 Code Red (TV Series)
- A Saved Life (1981)
 1981 Pals (TV Short)
Prisoner
 1980 Flo (TV Series)
- So Long, Shorty (1980)
 1980 Bronco Billy
Dr. Canterbury
 1980 Carny
W. C. Hannon
 1979 Vega$ (TV Series)
Cashier / Winters
- The Day the Gambling Stopped (1979) ... Cashier
- Doubtful Target (1979) ... Winters
 1979 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
John Wilson
- Man on Fire (1979) ... John Wilson
 1979 The Tenth Month (TV Movie)
Tad Jones
 1979 Time Express (TV Series)
Ticket Clerk
- Rodeo/Cop (1979) ... Ticket Clerk
- The Copy-Writer/The Figure Skater (1979) ... Ticket Clerk
- Garbage Man/Doctor's Wife (1979) ... Ticket Clerk
 1979 Dallas (TV Series)
Doctor
- The Red File: Part 2 (1979) ... Doctor
 1979 Backstairs at the White House (TV Mini-Series)
Louis Howe
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... Louis Howe
 1979 The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel (TV Movie)
Messerschmidt
 1978 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series)
Dr. Hyman Monroe
- Bailey's Show (1978) ... Dr. Hyman Monroe
 1978 B.J. and the Bear (TV Series)
Store Proprietor
- The Foundlings (1978) ... Store Proprietor
 1978 The New Maverick (TV Movie)
Leveque, Man from New Orleans
 1978 The Seniors
1st Attorney
 1978 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
John Moody
- It's a Mile from Here to Glory (1978) ... John Moody
 1978 Baretta (TV Series)
Runt
- Woman Trouble (1978) ... Runt
 1978 Police Woman (TV Series)
- Flip of a Coin (1978)
 1978 When Every Day Was the Fourth of July (TV Movie)
Dr. Moss
 1978 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Reverend Pritchard
- Be My Friend (1978) ... Reverend Pritchard
 1978 Lucan (TV Series)
 1977 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Sheriff Hayden
- Angels on Horseback (1977) ... Sheriff Hayden
 1977 The Tony Randall Show (TV Series)
Davis
- Franklin vs. the Generation Gap (1977) ... Davis
 1977 Kojak (TV Series)
George
- The Summer of '69: Part 2 (1977) ... George
- The Summer of '69: Part 1 (1977) ... George
 1977 Eight Is Enough (TV Series)
 1971-1977 Insight (TV Series)
Sam Lentil / Dr. Landecker / Mr. Eddy
- Leroy (1977) ... Sam Lentil
- The Man Who Went Blue Sky (1974) ... Dr. Landecker
- Friends (1971) ... Mr. Eddy
 1975-1977 Police Story (TV Series)
Norrell / Napoleon Fargo
- Spitfire (1977) ... Norrell
- The Cutting Edge (1975) ... Napoleon Fargo
 1977 The Oregon Trail (TV Series)
Doc Cooley
- Suffer the Children (1977) ... Doc Cooley
 1976 Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Tottenhoe
 1976 Stay Hungry
Uncle Albert
 1976 Jigsaw John (TV Series)
Billy
- Dry Ice (1976) ... Billy
 1976 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Dr. Saltzman
- The Adventure of the Two-Faced Woman (1976) ... Dr. Saltzman
 1976 Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (TV Series)
Joe Verner
- Episode #1.40 (1976) ... Joe Verner (credit only)
- Episode #1.38 (1976) ... Joe Verner (uncredited)
- Episode #1.37 (1976) ... Joe Verner (uncredited)
 1976 The Blue Knight (TV Series)
- Cop Killer (1976)
 1975 Valley Forge (TV Movie)
Minto
 1975 The Family Holvak (TV Series)
Barber
- First Love: Part 1 (1975) ... Barber
 1975 Hearts of the West
Mr. Gates - Producer (uncredited)
 1975 Lucas Tanner (TV Series)
Joe Angeles
- A Touch of Bribery (1975) ... Joe Angeles
 1975 Get Christie Love! (TV Series)
Fallon
- A Fashion Heist (1975) ... Fallon
 1975 The Big Rip-Off (TV Movie)
Peabody
 1971-1975 McCloud (TV Series)
Arden / Elmer
- Sharks! (1975) ... Arden
- Encounter with Aries (1971) ... Elmer
 1975 The Family Nobody Wanted (TV Movie)
Elmer Franklin
 1968-1975 Mannix (TV Series)
Steve Dorsett / Eddie / Mel Faber / ...
- A Ransom for Yesterday (1975) ... Steve Dorsett
- All the Dead Were Strangers (1973) ... Eddie
- The Faces of Murder (1973) ... Mel Faber
- Catspaw (1971) ... Willy ('Marty Davis')
- Run Till Dark (1971) ... Willie Small
 1973-1975 The Rookies (TV Series)
Colby / Maxwell
- Angel (1975) ... Colby
- Crossfire (1973) ... Maxwell
 1974 Movin' On (TV Series)
Jack Wentworth
- Goin' Home: Part 2 (1974) ... Jack Wentworth
- Goin' Home: Part 1 (1974) ... Jack Wentworth
 1974 This Is the West That Was (TV Movie)
Mel Castlewaite
 1973-1974 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Tomlin / Doc
- One Chance to Live (1974) ... Tomlin
- The Stamp of Death (1973) ... Doc
 1974 Planet of the Apes (TV Series)
Veska
- Escape from Tomorrow (1974) ... Veska
 1974 Melvin Purvis G-MAN (TV Movie)
Nash Covington
 1974 The Fess Parker Show (TV Short)
Mr. Johnson
 1974 Firehouse (TV Series)
Barber
- No Way Out (1974) ... Barber
 1973-1974 Chase (TV Series)
Jack
- Hot Beef (1974)
- One for You, Two for Me (1973) ... Jack
 1974 Good Times (TV Series)
Interviewer
- Too Old Blues (1974) ... Interviewer
 1972-1974 Ironside (TV Series)
Fred / Walter Dolan
- Two Hundred Large (1974) ... Fred (as Woody Parfrey)
- A Man Named Arno (1972) ... Walter Dolan
 1973 Maude (TV Series)
Gus
- The Office Party (1973) ... Gus
 1973 Papillon
Clusiot
 1973 The New Perry Mason (TV Series)
Dr. Farraday
- The Case of the Cagey Cager (1973) ... Dr. Farraday
 1973 The Alpha Caper (TV Movie)
Minister
 1973 Charley Varrick
Harold Young
 1973 Oklahoma Crude
Lawyer
 1973 Wheeler and Murdoch (TV Movie)
Weston
 1973 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Denver Peck
- Superstition (1973) ... Denver Peck
 1973 The New Temperatures Rising Show (TV Series)
Brundage
- Panic in the Sheets (1973) ... Brundage
 1973 Hunter (TV Movie)
Tyson
 1972 The New Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Eli Scott
- Old Dick and Jenny (1972) ... Eli Scott
 1969-1972 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Durko / Reese / George Albert
- Another Final Game (1972) ... Durko
- The Tangled Web (1972) ... Reese
- The Sunday Drivers (1969) ... George Albert
 1970-1972 Room 222 (TV Series)
Mr. Granger
- Play It Loose (1970) ... Mr. Granger
 1972 No Place to Run (TV Movie)
Motel manager
 1972 A Very Missing Person (TV Movie)
Eberhardt
 1966-1972 Bonanza (TV Series)
Dr. Ingram / Theodore Scott / Professor / ...
- Shanklin (1972) ... Dr. Ingram
- My Friend, My Enemy (1969) ... Theodore Scott
- Napoleon's Children (1967) ... Professor
- Shining in Spain (1966) ... Jim Huber
 1972 Cade's County (TV Series)
Oliver See
- Dead Past (1972) ... Oliver See
 1967-1972 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Collins / Henks
- The Bride (1972) ... Collins
- The Diamond (1967) ... Henks
 1971 The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (TV Movie)
Ike Godsey
 1971 Men at Law (TV Series)
Max Goodwin
- This Money Kills Dreams (1971) ... Max Goodwin
 1971 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Sam Winters
- The 5th Victim (1971) ... Sam Winters
 1970-1971 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Man / John Marshall / Harv
- Log 106: Post Time (1971) ... Man
- Log 134: Child Stealer (1970) ... John Marshall
- Log 54: Impersonation (1970) ... Harv
 1971 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Pruitt
- The Hostage (1971) ... Pruitt
 1971 Cold Turkey
Tobacco Executive
 1971 Who Killed the Mysterious Mr. Foster? (TV Movie)
Doc Waters
 1971 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Mr. Oliver
- Unknown Victim (1971) ... Mr. Oliver
 1971 The Most Deadly Game (TV Series)
Hiram Welch
- The Classic Burial Position (1971) ... Hiram Welch
 1970 Crowhaven Farm (TV Movie)
Sam Wardwell
 1968-1970 That Girl (TV Series)
Clifford Magleson / Clerk
- That Cake (1970) ... Clifford Magleson
 1970 The Bill Cosby Show (TV Series)
Dr. Moore
- Is There a Doctor in the Hospital? (1970) ... Dr. Moore
 1970 The Andersonville Trial (TV Movie)
Louis Schade
 1969-1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Dr. Malcolm / Dr. Felix Louden / Reporter
- One of the Girls in Research (1970) ... Dr. Malcolm
- The Garden (1970) ... Dr. Felix Louden
- The Inquiry (1969) ... Reporter (uncredited)
 1968-1970 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Maxwell Digby / Barton Durston
- Buck's Portrait (1970) ... Barton Durston
- The Friend (1968) ... Maxwell Digby
- The Uniform (1968) ... Maxwell Digby
 1969-1970 Mayberry R.F.D. (TV Series)
Braden Pyle / Ken Marshall
- Goober's Brother (1970) ... Braden Pyle
- An Efficient Service Station (1969) ... Ken Marshall
 1970 The Movie Murderer (TV Movie)
Linderman
 1970 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Doctor (segment "Love and Those Poor Crusaders' Wives")
- Love and the Big Night/Love and Those Poor Crusaders' Wives/Love and the V.I.P. Restaurant (1970) ... Doctor (segment "Love and Those Poor Crusaders' Wives")
 1970 Hastings Corner (TV Movie)
Ta Ta Honker
 1969 Silent Night, Lonely Night (TV Movie)
Dr. Hyatt
 1969 The Good Guys (TV Series)
Chaplain
- Total Honesty (1969) ... Chaplain
 1969 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Quartermaster Owens
- The Printing Press (1969) ... Quartermaster Owens
 1969 Wake Me When the War Is Over (TV Movie)
 1969 Sam Whiskey
Thorston Bromley (Treasury inspector)
 1969 Lancer (TV Series)
Zeek
- The Man Without a Gun (1969) ... Zeek
 1965-1969 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
Mr. Farber / Mr. Murdock / Mr. Fakeling / ...
- The Case of the Porcelain Puppy (1969) ... Mr. Farber
- Divorce, Genie Style (1968) ... Mr. Murdock
- My Master, the Swinging Bachelor (1967) ... Mr. Fakeling
 1968 The Sunshine Patriot (TV Movie)
Beamis
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Dan Grimes
- The Death Farm (1968) ... Dan Grimes
 1968 The Outcasts (TV Series)
Judge
- Pilot (1968) ... Judge
 1968 Bewitched (TV Series)
Gen. Stanton
- I Confess (1968) ... Gen. Stanton
 1968 Madigan
Marvin
 1962-1968 The Virginian (TV Series)
Hobie Simpson / Joe Darby
- The Hell Wind (1968) ... Hobie Simpson
- The Accomplice (1962) ... Joe Darby
 1967-1968 Felony Squad (TV Series)
Eddie Rade / Harley
- Killing, Country Style (1968) ... Eddie Rade
- The Desperate Silence (1967) ... Harley
 1967 The Flying Nun (TV Series)
Weatherman
- Wailing in a Winter Wonderland (1967) ... Weatherman
 1966-1967 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Holmes
- T Is for Traitor (1967) ... Holmes
- The Golden Web (1967) ... Holmes
- Big Deal (1966) ... Holmes
- Rail Runs West (1966) ... Holmes
 1967 The Second Hundred Years (TV Series)
Ben Dickey / Commander Crane
- No Experience Necessary (1967) ... Ben Dickey
- Remember the Maine (1967) ... Commander Crane
 1967 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Leo Brock
- Fatal Cargo (1967) ... Leo Brock
 1967 Lost in Space (TV Series)
Col. Fogey
- The Haunted Lighthouse (1967) ... Col. Fogey
 1965-1967 Hogan's Heroes (TV Series)
Hugo Hindmann / Friedlaw / Colonel Schneider
- Casanova Klink (1967) ... Hugo Hindmann / Friedlaw
- Kommandant of the Year (1965) ... Colonel Schneider
 1967 The Flim-Flam Man
Super Market Manager
 1967 The King's Pirate
Gow
 1966-1967 Occasional Wife (TV Series)
Moe / Grant Gray
- The Business Trip (1967) ... Moe
- I Do, We Don't (1966) ... Grant Gray
 1967 Get Smart (TV Series)
Dr. Pasteur
- It Takes One to Know One (1967) ... Dr. Pasteur
 1964-1966 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Dr. Adrian Cool / Dr. Ansel Pertwee / Andy Watson / ...
- The Take Me to Your Leader Affair (1966) ... Dr. Adrian Cool
- The Sort of Do-It-Yourself Dreadful Affair (1966) ... Dr. Ansel Pertwee
- The Moonglow Affair (1966) ... Andy Watson
- The Cherry Blossom Affair (1965) ... Kutuzov
- The Project Strigas Affair (1964) ... Linkwood
 1966 Please Don't Eat the Daisies (TV Series)
Phil Bennett
- My Son, the Genius (1966) ... Phil Bennett
 1966 Batman (TV Series)
Rooper
 1966 Family Affair (TV Series)
Mr. Hayden
- Marmalade (1966) ... Mr. Hayden
 1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
DeCarlo
- Time of Flight (1966) ... DeCarlo
 1965-1966 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Stede
- No Gun Behind His Badge (1965) ... Stede
 1966 Scalplock (TV Movie)
Banker Holmes
 1966 A Man Called Shenandoah (TV Series)
Cliff Eldridge
- The Death of Matthew Eldridge (1966) ... Cliff Eldridge
 1966 Honey West (TV Series)
Ronald Neuworth
- The Fun-Fun Killer (1966) ... Ronald Neuworth
 1966 My Favorite Martian (TV Series)
Floor Manager
- Martin, the Mannequin (1966) ... Floor Manager
 1965 The Legend of Jesse James (TV Series)
Clagett
- Manhunt (1965) ... Clagett
 1965 The War Lord
Piet
 1964-1965 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Mort Graham / Cleo Potter / Mr. Newlin
- Three Cheers for Little Boy Blue (1965) ... Mort Graham
- Devil's Carnival (1964) ... Cleo Potter
- World's End (1964) ... Mr. Newlin
 1965 Mister Roberts (TV Series)
Congressman Cooper
- Old Rustysides (1965) ... Congressman Cooper
 1963-1965 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series)
Judge / Link Hartman
- Sleeping Beauty Revisited (1965) ... Judge
- The Speechmaker: Part 1 (1963) ... Link Hartman
 1965 Laredo (TV Series)
Sam Burns
- Rendezvous at Arillo (1965) ... Sam Burns
 1965 The Munsters (TV Series)
Mr. Petrie
- Country Club Munsters (1965) ... Mr. Petrie
 1965 No Time for Sergeants (TV Series)
Dr. Boggs
- Whortleberry Roots for Everyone (1965) ... Dr. Boggs
 1965 Wendy and Me (TV Series)
 1964 The Rogues (TV Series)
Thayer
- The Boston Money Party (1964) ... Thayer
 1964 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
Principal Ralston / Governor William Brandon
- Mary S. McDowell (1964) ... Principal Ralston
- Oscar W. Underwood (1964) ... Governor William Brandon
 1964 Hazel (TV Series)
Lester Morton
- Just Me, Harold and the Universe (1964) ... Lester Morton
 1964 Tom, Dick and Mary (TV Series)
Myron Sears
- The Touch of Your Hand (1964) ... Myron Sears
 1964 Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Bill
- The Apartment House (1964) ... Bill
 1964 The Richard Boone Show (TV Series)
Col. Pok
- A Need of Valor (1964) ... Col. Pok
 1964 Suspense (TV Series)
Doctor
- I, Mike Kenny (1964) ... Doctor
 1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
George Bissel
- The Colonel from Connecticut (1964) ... George Bissel
 1963 Breaking Point (TV Series)
Witchdoctor
 1962-1963 Perry Mason (TV Series)
George Moffgat / George Pickson
- The Case of the Drowsy Mosquito (1963) ... George Moffgat
- The Case of the Bogus Books (1962) ... George Pickson
 1963 Temple Houston (TV Series)
Fred Bell
- Find Angel Chavez (1963) ... Fred Bell
 1963 Cattle King
Stafford
 1963 The Dakotas (TV Series)
Pat Gilroy
- Sanctuary at Crystal Springs (1963) ... Pat Gilroy
 1963 Empire (TV Series)
Gates
- 65 Miles Is a Long, Long Way (1963) ... Gates
 1962-1963 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Ferris / Fred Myerson
- One Last Killing (1963) ... Ferris
- Elegy (1962) ... Fred Myerson
 1963 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Bob Wire
- Bob Wire (1963) ... Bob Wire
 1963 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Tom
- Louie Pheeters (1963) ... Tom
 1962 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Vernon Kurtz
- Maddon's Folly (1962) ... Vernon Kurtz
 1962 Wide Country (TV Series)
Stanley P. Mattox Jr.
- What Are Friends For? (1962) ... Stanley P. Mattox Jr.
 1961-1962 The Defenders (TV Series)
Watts / Hamblin
- Reunion with Death (1962) ... Watts
- The Man with the Concrete Thumb (1961) ... Hamblin
 1959-1961 Naked City (TV Series)
Dr. Manning Wirtz / George Butterwick / Andrew Eisert
- Which Is Joseph Creeley? (1961) ... Dr. Manning Wirtz
- A Kettle of Precious Fish (1961) ... George Butterwick
- Burst of Passion (1959) ... Andrew Eisert
 1960-1961 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
City Official / Yoman
- A Chapter on Tyranny: Dateline Berlin (1961) ... City Official
- Dishonor System (1960) ... Yoman
 1961 Westinghouse Presents: The Dispossessed (TV Movie)
Marshal
 1961 'Way Out (TV Series)
William Rogers
- Hush-Hush (1961) ... William Rogers
 1961 Tallahassee 7000 (TV Series)
Marty Roebuck
- The Fugitive (1961) ... Marty Roebuck
 1961 The Million Dollar Incident (TV Movie)
Scoutmaster
 1960 The Robert Herridge Theater (TV Series)
Graves
- The Lottery (1960) ... Graves
 1960 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Bryan
- Treasure Island (1960) ... Bryan
 1959 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Epihodoff
 1959 Startime (TV Series)
Auditor
- The Wicked Scheme of Jebal Deeks (1959) ... Auditor
 1959 Brenner (TV Series)
Isaacson
- Crime Wave (1959) ... Isaacson
 1957 Johnny Gunman
Sidney Wells
 1957 So Lovely... So Deadly
Bill Emerson
 1957 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- One Smart Apple (1957)
 1956 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series)
Pip
- A Fragile Affair (1956) ... Pip
 1956 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
1st Class Passenger
- A Night to Remember (1956) ... 1st Class Passenger
 1956 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Jesse
- A Favor for Sam (1956) ... Jesse
 1950 Danger (TV Series)
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Fought at the Battle of the Bulge during WWII and was wounded and captured by the Germans. It was those experiences that helped set up many of the tough, eccentric characters he played. See more »

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