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Billy Sands (1911–1984)


Billy Sands was born William F. Sands on January 6, 1911 in Bergen, NY to John F. and Dana A. Sands. He began his professional acting career in 1946 when he appeared on Broadway with Spencer Tracy in Robert Sherwood's "Rugged Path", but he eventually became a television character actor who appeared regularly as Pvt. Dino Papparelli on The Phil ... See full bio »

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 1983-1984 Webster (TV Series)
Harry
- Webster Long: Part 1 (1984) ... Harry
- Uncle Phillip (1984) ... Harry
- Missing (1984) ... Harry
- A Question of Honor (1983) ... Harry
- Second Time Around (1983) ... Harry
 1983 The New Odd Couple (TV Series)
 1983 Amanda's (TV Series)
Barney
- Oh, Promise Me (1983) ... Barney
 1982 One Day at a Time (TV Series)
 1977-1982 The Jeffersons (TV Series)
Mr. Johanssen / Mechanic
- Laundry Is a Tough Town: Part 1 (1982) ... Mr. Johanssen
- Jefferson Airplane (1977) ... Mechanic
 1981 The Munsters' Revenge (TV Movie)
Shorty
 1980 The Bad News Bears (TV Series)
The Vendor / Edgar
- Lights Out (1980) ... The Vendor / Edgar
 1980 Serial
Bartender
 1976-1980 Laverne & Shirley (TV Series)
Waldo / Holms
- The Collector (1980) ... Waldo
- Dear Future Model (1976) ... Holms
 1977 High Anxiety
Customer
 1977 Alice (TV Series)
Larry
- Mel's Cup (1977) ... Larry
 1977 Baretta (TV Series)
Morton Greenbaum
- Think Mink (1977) ... Morton Greenbaum
 1976 Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (TV Series)
Bartender
- Episode #2.65 (1976) ... Bartender (credit only)
- Episode #2.64 (1976) ... Bartender (uncredited)
 1976 Raid on Entebbe (TV Movie)
Mr. Goldbaum
 1976 Rocky
Club Fight Announcer
 1976 Maude (TV Series)
Mario
- The Game Show (1976) ... Mario
 1975 Big Eddie (TV Series)
Monte 'Bang Bang' Valentine
- A Date with Eddie (1975) ... Monte 'Bang Bang' Valentine
- Alone Together (1975) ... Monte 'Bang Bang' Valentine
- One of Our Red Shoes Is Missing (1975) ... Monte 'Bang Bang' Valentine
- Eddie Makes a Speech (1975) ... Monte 'Bang Bang' Valentine
- Crashing Violet (1975) ... Monte 'Bang Bang' Valentine
 1975 Wives (TV Movie)
Man
 1975 Lucas Tanner (TV Series)
Bellhop
- The Noise of a Quiet Weekend (1975) ... Bellhop
 1971-1974 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Fed / Man #2 / Mr. Bennick / ...
- Our Fathers (1974) ... Fed
- The Subway Story (1974) ... Man #2
- New York's Oddest (1974) ... Mr. Bennick
- The Princess (1972) ... Tailor
 1974 Happy Days (TV Series)
Waiter
- The Skin Game (1974) ... Waiter
 1971-1974 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
Billy / Mr. Larson / Mr. Orson
- Meanwhile, Back at the Office (1974) ... Billy
- Lucy's Punctured Romance (1972) ... Mr. Larson
- Lucy's Lucky Day (1971) ... Mr. Orson
 1971-1973 All in the Family (TV Series)
Voice of Stretch Cunningham / Man in Bar / Man in Bar #2 / ...
- Gloria and the Riddle (1972) ... Man in Bar
- The Man in the Street (1971) ... Man in Bar #2
- Edith Has Jury Duty (1971) ... Voice of Bailiff
- Judging Books by Covers (1971) ... Nick (as Billie Sands)
 1973 The Harrad Experiment
Jack
 1972 Another Nice Mess
Interpreter
 1972 Evil Roy Slade (TV Movie)
Randolph Sweet
 1971 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Joe (segment 'Love and the Fountain of Youth') / Ernie (segment "Love and the Neglected Wife")
- Love and the Artful Codger/Love and the Neglected Wife/Love and the Traveling Salesman (1971) ... Ernie (segment "Love and the Neglected Wife")
 1971 Ellery Queen: Don't Look Behind You (TV Movie)
Adrian Abbott (uncredited)
 1971 The Bill Cosby Special, or? (TV Movie)
Reporter
 1971 How to Frame a Figg
Bowling Alley Manager
 1970 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Bartender
- Log 25: Indians (1970) ... Bartender
 1970 The Bill Cosby Show (TV Series)
Porter
 1967 The Reluctant Astronaut
Airport Announcer / Man Mopping Floor in Film (uncredited)
 1961-1962 Car 54, Where Are You? (TV Series)
Quackenbush - the Man Who Thinks He Can Fly / Hot Dog Man / Thief / ...
- Hail to the Chief (1962) ... Quackenbush - the Man Who Thinks He Can Fly (uncredited)
- No More Pickpockets (1962) ... Hot Dog Man
- Get Well, Officer Schnauser (1961) ... Thief
- The Paint Job (1961) ... Lou (as William E. Sands)
 1961 The Defenders (TV Series)
Sid Helper
- Killer Instinct (1961) ... Sid Helper
 1951 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Reporter Number One
- Manhattan Pastorale (1951) ... Reporter Number One (as William F. Sands)
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Staged: Appeeared in "Rugged Path", written by Robert E. Sherwood, produced on Broadway. Also in cast: Spencer Tracy. NOTE: This was Sands' first job as an actor. See more »

Alternate Names:

Billie Sands | William E. Sands | William F. Sands
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Trivia:

Sands began his professional career in 1946 on Broadway with Spencer Tracy in Robert Sherwood's 'Rugged Path'.

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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