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William Sylvester (1922–1995)


William Sylvester was born on January 31, 1922 in Oakland, California, USA as William R. Silvester. He was an actor, known for 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Gorgo (1961) and Devil Doll (1964). He was married to Veronica Hurst and Sheila Sweet. He died on January 25, 1995 in Butte County, California. See full bio »

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 1977-1983 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Attorney David Stillwell / Randall Torgen / District Attorney Harrison / ...
- Whatever Happened to Morris Perlmutter? (1983) ... Attorney David Stillwell
- To Clear the Air (1982) ... Randall Torgen
- Stain of Guilt (1981) ... District Attorney Harrison
- The Eye of the Needle (1979) ... John Burnett
- Visitors in Paradise (1977) ... Newspaper Editor Joe Crawford
 1981 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (TV Series)
Lt. Gen. Preston Myers
- Testimony of a Traitor (1981) ... Lt. Gen. Preston Myers
 1980 First Family
TV Commentator Howard
 1980 B.J. and the Bear (TV Series)
Mr. Barclay
- Siege (1980) ... Mr. Barclay
 1979 Big Shamus, Little Shamus (TV Series)
Nelson Milgrim
- The Abduction (1979) ... Nelson Milgrim
 1978 What Really Happened to the Class of '65? (TV Series)
Kelly
- Class Clown (1978) ... Kelly
 1977 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Martin Dettman
- The Strange Fate of Flight 608 (1977) ... Martin Dettman
 1975-1977 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
Prescott / Frederick Collins
- Sharks: Part 2 (1977) ... Prescott
- Sharks (1977) ... Prescott
- U-509 (1977) ... Prescott
- Outrage in Balinderry (1975) ... Frederick Collins
 1976 McCloud (TV Series)
Jason Howard
- 'Twas the Fight Before Christmas... (1976) ... Jason Howard
 1976 Switch (TV Series)
Ellis
- Death Squad (1976) ... Ellis (as William Sylvestor)
 1975-1976 Harry O (TV Series)
Minister / District Attorney / Ben Loretz
- Anatomy of a Frame (1975) ... District Attorney
- Silent Kill (1975) ... Ben Loretz
 1976 Cannon (TV Series)
Elliot Markham
- Bloodlines (1976) ... Elliot Markham
 1975 The Hindenburg
Luftwaffe Colonel
 1975 Mobile One (TV Series)
- The Reporter (1975)
 1975 Caribe (TV Series)
Inspector Morane
- Murder in Paradise (1975) ... Inspector Morane
 1974 Get Christie Love! (TV Series)
Gleason
- For the Family Honor (1974) ... Gleason
 1974 Busting
Mr. Weldman
 1974 The Magician (TV Series)
Peter Hayden
- The Illusion of the Deadly Conglomerate (1974) ... Peter Hayden
 1973 Banacek (TV Series)
Dr. Stahl
 1973 Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (TV Movie)
Tom Henderson
 1970-1972 Bonanza (TV Series)
Horace Kingston / Mr. Cambeau
- The Bucket Dog (1972) ... Horace Kingston
- Danger Road (1970) ... Mr. Cambeau
 1972 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Tom Barber
- A Second Life (1972) ... Tom Barber
 1970-1971 Green Acres (TV Series)
Pilot / Dr. Hoffman / Aide to the Governor / ...
- Hawaiian Honeymoon (1971) ... Pilot
- Lisa the Psychologist (1971) ... Dr. Hoffman
- King Oliver I (1971) ... Aide to the Governor
- Oliver's Double (1970) ... Lt. Olson
 1970 Howdy (TV Movie)
 1970 San Francisco International Airport (TV Series)
Colonel Wilkins
- Emergency Alert (1970) ... Colonel Wilkins
 1970 The Lawyer
Paul Harrison
 1970 The Challengers (TV Movie)
Brad York
 1969 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Lafe Croswell / Jack Simmons
- The Little Thieves (1969) ... Lafe Croswell
- No Bugles, No Drums (1969) ... Jack Simmons
 1969 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Paul
- Don't Ignore the Miracles (1969) ... Paul
 1968 The Syndicate
Burt Hickey
 1968 Beast of Morocco
Paul Carver
 1957-1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Frank Dawson / Jim Colton / Bob Fellowes / ...
- The Touch of a Dead Hand (1963) ... Jim Colton
- Danger Zone (1963) ... Bob Fellowes
- Ebb Tide (1959) ... Capt. Davis
 1967 You Only Live Twice
Pentagon Official (uncredited)
 1965-1966 The Saint (TV Series)
Foots Fortunati / Ralph Damien
- Interlude in Venice (1966) ... Foots Fortunati
- The Happy Suicide (1965) ... Ralph Damien
 1965-1966 Mogul (TV Series)
Brian Skinner / Al Stevens
- There's Nothing Like the Great Outdoors (1966) ... Brian Skinner
- Kelly's Eye (1965) ... Al Stevens
 1966 The Baron (TV Series)
Nick
- Farewell to Yesterday (1966) ... Nick
 1965 Devils of Darkness
Paul Baxter
 1965 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
Stephen Harris
- The Paper Man (1965) ... Stephen Harris
 1965 Man in the Dark
Paul Gregory
 1964 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Mr. Simmons
- Episode #1.759 (1964) ... Mr. Simmons
- Episode #1.758 (1964) ... Mr. Simmons
 1964 The Hidden Truth (TV Series)
Quayle
- One of the Hampshire Pargeters (1964) ... Quayle
 1964 Devil Doll
Mark English
 1963 The Sentimental Agent (TV Series)
Shaw
- The Scroll of Islam (1963) ... Shaw
 1963 Jezebel ex UK (TV Series)
Don Carpendale
- The Long Cool Drop (1963) ... Don Carpendale
 1963 Incident at Midnight
Vince Warren
 1963 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Vince Warren
- Incident at Midnight (1963) ... Vince Warren
 1961 Ghost Squad (TV Series)
Brett
- Death from a Distance (1961) ... Brett
 1961 Information Received
Rick Hogan
 1961 Gorgo
Sam Slade
 1961 The Devil Inside
Layton / Steve Ross
 1957-1960 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Sergeant O'Hara
- Rain (1960) ... Sergeant O'Hara
- The Cake Baker (1960)
 1960 Danger Man (TV Series)
James Carpenter / Oscar Schumak
- The Prisoner (1960) ... James Carpenter / Oscar Schumak
 1960 Theatre 70 (TV Series)
 1959 Julius Caesar (TV Movie)
Antony
 1959 Alfred Marks Time (TV Series)
- Episode #4.3 (1959)
 1959 Whirlpool
Hermann
 1958 Dublin Nightmare
John Kevin
 1958 The Dickie Henderson Half-Hour (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1958)
 1957 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Mr. Black
- The Staring Match (1957) ... Mr. Black
 1957 High Tide at Noon
Alec Douglas
 1956 Assignment Foreign Legion (TV Series)
Tony
- Finger Your Neck (1956) ... Tony
 1956 House of Blackmail
Jimmy
 1955 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Henry Jefferson
- Border Incident (1955) ... Henry Jefferson
 1954 The Unholy Four
Philip Vickers
 1954 What Every Woman Wants
Jim Barnes
 1953 Break to Freedom
Lt. 'Texas' Norton
 1953 Raiders in the Sky
Mac
 1953 The Yellow Balloon
Len Turner
 1950 They Were Not Divided
American soldier (uncredited)
 1949 Give Us This Day
Giovanni (as Bill Sylvester)
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(1954-55) Stage: Appeared in John Patrick's and Vern J. Sneider's play, "The Teahouse of the August Moon," at Her Majesty's Theatre in London, England, with Eli Wallach, Marlene, Dickie Henderson, John Bushelle, Lionel Murton and Gaylord Cavallaro in the cast. Robert Lewis was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Bill Sylvester | William Sylvestor

Height:

6' 3½" (1.92 m)
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Trivia:

An American actor who moved to England after World War II. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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