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William Preston (I) (1921–1998)

William Preston started an acting career late in his life, giving up his career as a book keeper in a Philadelphia trucking firm to begin acting at age 47. He had extensive stage experience, performing in over 60 Shakespeare productions as well as being nominated for Florida's state supporting actor award. Among his many movie roles, he played ... See full bio »

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 2009 Icy Waters (Short)
Mr. Lipinsky
 2009 No Exit (Short)
Homeless Man
 1998 Illuminata
Old toothless man
 1997 Destination Anywhere (Video)
Homeless Man
 1997 My Perfect Journey (Short)
Leonardo
 1996 I'm Not Rappaport
Jake
 1996 The Crucible
George Jacobs
 1996 Spin City (TV Series)
Older Homeless Man
- The Competition (1996) ... Older Homeless Man
 1996 Joe's Apartment
Complaint Handler
 1996/I Writer's Block (Short)
Jail writer
 1995 Flasher
Flasher
 1995 Reckless
Porter
 1994 It Runs in the Family
Grandpa Bumpus
 1993 Me and Veronica
Old Man
 1993 An Early Twilight (Short)
Peter
 1991 The Fisher King
John the Bum
 1990 The Exorcist III
Old Man in Wheelchair
 1989 Lady in the Corner (TV Movie)
E.B. Bennett
 1985 Goodbye, New York
Elevator Man
 1983 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
Mr. Waterman
- The Haunted Mansion Mystery (1983) ... Mr. Waterman
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Portrayed recurring character Carl 'Oldy' Olson on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993), NBC. He made his last national TV appearance as the character one week prior to his death. "Late Night" did a touching video eulogy shortly after his death. See more »

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