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William Paterson (I) (1919–2003)

A graduate of Brown University, he appeared for at least part of every season for 20 years at The Cleveland Play House, taking time out for live television, films, and four national tours with his own one-man shows. He joined the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco (where Annette Bening, Denzel Washington, Benjamin Bratt, Harry Hamlin, ... See full bio »

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Dirty Harry
Dirty Harry Bannerman
Pacific Heights
Pacific Heights Mr. Hill
At Long Last Love
At Long Last Love Murray (Poker Party)
The Taming of the Shrew


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 1990 Pacific Heights
Mr. Hill
 1989 Midnight Caller (TV Series)
Ellsworth Burke
- But Not for Me (1989) ... Ellsworth Burke
 1986 Hard Traveling
 1982 Hear No Evil (TV Movie)
 1976 The Taming of the Shrew (TV Movie)
 1975 At Long Last Love
Murray (Poker Party)
 1973 The Waltons (TV Series)
Oglethorpe 'Fred' Hansen
- The Separation (1973) ... Oglethorpe 'Fred' Hansen
 1972 Search (TV Series)
Harry Corbett
- Flight to Nowhere (1972) ... Harry Corbett
 1972 Bonanza (TV Series)
Mr. Vannerman
- Riot (1972) ... Mr. Vannerman
 1972 Cade's County (TV Series)
Perry Miller
- Dead Past (1972) ... Perry Miller
 1971 Nichols (TV Series)
Perkins / Banker Perkins
- Away the Rolling River (1971) ... Perkins
- Ketcham Power (1971) ... Perkins
- Paper Badge (1971) ... Perkins
- The Indian Giver (1971) ... Banker Perkins
 1971 Longstreet (TV Series)
Henri De Carie
- So, Who's Fred Hornbeck? (1971) ... Henri De Carie (as William Patterson)
 1970 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Dr. Sharpe
- The Savage Wilderness (1970) ... Dr. Sharpe

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He performed at the gala event, "A Galaxy on Geary," in an American Conservatory Theatre production at the Geary Theater in San Francisco, California with Rene Auberjonois, Annette Bening, Peter Donat, Ruth Kobart, Andrea Marcovicci, David Straithaim, and Michael Tucker in the cast. See more »

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William Patterson

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