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William Traylor (I) (1930–1989)

William Traylor was born on October 8, 1930 in Kirksville, Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for Fletch (1985), The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981) and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984). He was married to Peggy Feury. He died on September 23, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1989 Fletch Lives
Mr. Underhill
 1987 Assault and Matrimony (TV Movie)
Detective
 1986 Dynasty (TV Series)
Dan Franklin
- The Ball (1986) ... Dan Franklin (as Bill Traylor)
- The Trial: Part 2 (1986) ... Dan Franklin (as Bill Traylor)
- The Trial: Part 1 (1986) ... Dan Franklin (as Bill Traylor)
 1986 Beverly Hills Madam (TV Movie)
Taylor
 1984 Riptide (TV Series)
General Thomas Walker
- Beat the Box (1984) ... General Thomas Walker
 1983 The Man with Two Brains
Inspector
 1983 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
John
- The Gang's All Here (1983) ... John
 1982 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Chairman
- Beachhead (1982) ... Chairman
 1982 World War III (TV Movie)
Maj. Nicolai Saamaretz
 1980 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Pete Ellerbee
- Fight Team Fight! (1980) ... Pete Ellerbee
 1980 The Long Riders
Pinkerton
 1979 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Frank Bishop
- The Protectors (1979) ... Frank Bishop
 1979 Having Babies (TV Series)
Benson Ford
- Transition (1979) ... Benson Ford
 1977 The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened (TV Movie)
Coach
 1976 Baretta (TV Series)
Quinn / Jameson
- Under the City (1976) ... Quinn
- The Dippers (1976) ... Jameson
 1976 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
James Stanhope
- Episode #1.2667 (1976) ... James Stanhope
 1976 Jigsaw John (TV Series)
Investigator Kingsley
- The Executioner (1976) ... Investigator Kingsley
 1975 Harry O (TV Series)
Howard Pomeroy
- Portrait of a Murder (1975) ... Howard Pomeroy
 1975 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Norris
- Captain Dobey, You're Dead (1975) ... Norris (as Bill Traylor)
 1975 Fear on Trial (TV Movie)
 1975 Cannon (TV Series)
Dave Tolchuk
- The Deadly Conspiracy (1975) ... Dave Tolchuk
 1975 Smile
Ray Brandy
 1975 One of Our Own (TV Movie)
Bill Hinshaw
 1974 The Towering Inferno
Security Guard in Control Room (uncredited)
 1974 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Wilson
- Caledonia - It's Worth a Fortune! (1974) ... Wilson
 1974 Sons and Daughters (TV Series)
Policeman
- The Accident (1974) ... Policeman
 1974 The Execution of Private Slovik (TV Movie)
Rossiter
 1974 The Legend of Hillbilly John
Reverend Millen
 1974 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Maulpede
- The Way of Violence Has No Mind (1974) ... Maulpede
 1973 Mannix (TV Series)
Al Fields
- The Faces of Murder (1973) ... Al Fields
 1972 Banacek (TV Series)
Ballinger
- To Steal a King (1972) ... Ballinger
 1972 Banyon (TV Series)
Ed Bailey
- The Decent Thing to Do (1972) ... Ed Bailey
 1972 Cisco Pike
Jack
 1971 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Gene
- Murder by the Barrel (1971) ... Gene (as William Hurley Traylor)
 1971 The Man and the City (TV Series)
Canfield
- I Should Have Let Him Die (1971) ... Canfield
 1971 Incident in San Francisco (TV Movie)
 1970 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Lester Hunter
- The Inheritors (1970) ... Lester Hunter
 1969-1970 Bracken's World (TV Series)
Assistant Director / Harvey / Bobby
- Nude Scene (1970) ... Assistant Director
- A Team of One-Legged Acrobats (1970) ... Assistant Director
- Day for Night (1970) ... Assistant Director
- Fallen, Fallen Is Babylon (1970) ... Assistant Director
- The Chase Sequence (1969) ... Harvey
 1969 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Tom Stoneman
- The Terrible Tarbots (1969) ... Tom Stoneman
 1969 Adam-12 (TV Series)
James Brown
- Log 123: Courtroom (1969) ... James Brown
 1969 The Outcasts (TV Series)
Todd Spencer
- Give Me Tomorrow (1969) ... Todd Spencer
 1968 The Boston Strangler
Arnie Carr
 1968 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Milo
- The Lay of the Land (1968) ... Milo
 1968 Windflowers
FBI Agent
 1964 The Reporter (TV Series)
Caxton
- He Stuck in His Thumb (1964) ... Caxton
 1964 Flipper (TV Series)
Dr. Darmon
- 300 Feet Below (1964) ... Dr. Darmon
 1964 Diary of a Bachelor
The Bachelor
 1963 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
John Mallory
- You Could Die Laughing (1963) ... John Mallory
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Melvin Shaw
 1961 One Plus One
Hollister, "Honeymoon' segment
 1961 'Way Out (TV Series)
- Button, Button (1961)
 1959 Destination Space (TV Movie)
Space Ship Crew
 1959 Sunday Showcase (TV Series)
Cam Kay
- The Indestructible Mr. Gore (1959) ... Cam Kay
 1954-1958 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
Les Turner
- The Christmas Story (1958) ... Les Turner
- The Christmas Story (1954) ... Les Turner
 1956-1958 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Theodore Lawrence
- O'Rourke's House (1958)
 1956-1957 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Milo
- Stardust II (1956) ... Milo
 1957 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Warren
- Weekend in Vermont (1957) ... Warren
 1957 West Point (TV Series)
John Bellson
- The Harder Right (1957)
- Wrong Fight (1957) ... John Bellson
 1956 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Chuck Belden
- My Baby Boy (1956) ... Chuck Belden (as Bill Traylor)
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Peter at 22
- It's a Most Unusual Day (1956) ... Peter at 22
 1955 The Last Frontier
Soldier (uncredited)
 1955 Highway Patrol (TV Series)
Officer
- Father Thief (1955) ... Officer
 1954 I Led 3 Lives (TV Series)
Comrade Andrew
- Goon Squad (1954) ... Comrade Andrew (as Bill Traylor)

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Played the non-singing role of Steve Baker in the 1966 Lincoln Center revival of "Show Boat".

Alternate Names:

Bill Traylor | William Hurley Traylor
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Father of actresses Stephanie Feury and Susan Traylor.

Star Sign:

Libra

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