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William Tracy (I) (1917–1967)

Pittsburgh-born actor William Tracy was born on December 1, 1917, and began performing professionally as a youth. Trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Art, he appeared in musical and comedy roles until his big break arrived in 1937 at age 19 when he took over the role of fidgety military school "plebe" Misto Bottome in the hit Broadway show ... See full bio »

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 1962-1964 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Photographer / Man / Motel Manager Swetson
- The Case of the Paper Bullets (1964) ... Photographer
- The Case of the Bogus Books (1962) ... Man
- The Case of the Tarnished Trademark (1962) ... Motel Manager Swetson
 1963 Lassie (TV Series)
- Lassie's Fish Story (1963) ... Reporter
 1961 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Arnold Trask
- Wyatt Earp's Baby (1961) ... Arnold Trask
 1960 The Westerner (TV Series)
Doug Ritchie
- School Days (1960) ... Doug Ritchie
 1959 -30-
Unnamed Writer
 1955-1959 Dragnet (TV Series)
- The Big Squeeze (1959)
- The Big Student (1955)
 1959 December Bride (TV Series)
- Pete Has a Baby (1959)
 1957 The Silent Service (TV Series)
W.B. Wilson
- The Squailfish (1957) ... W.B. Wilson
 1957 The Wings of Eagles
Air Officer (uncredited)
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series)
- The Warriors (1956) ... Halliday
 1956 Navy Log (TV Series)
Joe Williams / Red Feeney
- Sacrifice (1956) ... Joe Williams
- Demos the Grik (1956) ... Red Feeney
 1955 Willy (TV Series)
George Pilkerton III
- Papa's Hot Tip (1955) ... George Pilkerton III
 1952-1953 Terry and the Pirates (TV Series)
Hotshot Charlie / Hotshot
- The Randall Affair (1953) ... Hotshot Charlie
- Compound C-3 Theft (1953) ... Hotshot Charlie
- The Green God (1953) ... Hotshot Charlie
- Extra Cargo (1953) ... Hotshot Charlie
- Macao Gold (1952) ... Hotshot Charlie
 1952 Mr. Walkie Talkie
Sgt. Doubleday
 1951 Sunny Side of the Street
Al Little
 1951 Hollywood Theatre Time (TV Series)
- I Spy (1951)
 1950 One Too Many
Billy Leighton
 1950 Dick Tracy (TV Series)
The Joker / Joker
- The Payroll Robbery (1950) ... The Joker
- The Mole: Part 3 (1950) ... The Joker
- The Mole: Part 1 (1950) ... Joker (uncredited)
 1949 Henry, the Rainmaker
Charlie Richards
 1948 The Walls of Jericho
Cully Caxton
 1942 George Washington Slept Here
Steve Eldridge
 1942 To the Shores of Tripoli
Johnny Dent
 1942 Young America
Earl Tucker, alias Ivan Leslie
 1941 Cadet Girl
The Runt, a Cadet
 1941 Tillie the Toiler
 1941 Her First Beau
Mervyn Roberts
 1941 Tobacco Road
Dude Lester
 1941 Mr. & Mrs. Smith
 1940 Gallant Sons
'Beefy' Monrose
 1940 Strike Up the Band
Phillip Turner
 1939 The Amazing Mr. Williams
Messenger Boy (uncredited)
 1939 Million Dollar Legs
Egghead Jackson
 1938 Angels with Dirty Faces
Jerry - as a Boy (as William Tracey)
 1938 Brother Rat
Misto Bottome (as William Tracey)
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As an actor he appeared in the serial adaptation of the Milton Caniff comic strip Terry and the Pirates (1940) and, a dozen years later, co-starred in the television series adapted from the same strip, Terry and the Pirates (1952), as Hot Shot Charlie (Charles C. Charles) to John Baer's Terry.

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