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Rhys Williams (I) (1897–1969)


Moviegoers can be forgiven if they thought that stocky, jaunty Rhys Williams was a jovial Irishman, as he often played that type of character, but his role as a Welsh miner in John Ford's classic How Green Was My Valley (1941) (his film debut) was much closer to home for him, as he was born and raised in Wales. In fact, he served as a technical ... See full bio »

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 1970 Skullduggery
Judge Draper
 1969 Mannix (TV Series)
Doctor
- Last Rites for Miss Emma (1969) ... Doctor
 1969 Here Come the Brides (TV Series)
Bishop Newkirk
- A Kiss Just for So (1969) ... Bishop Newkirk
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
Professor Hellman
- The Believers (1967) ... Professor Hellman
 1967 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Judge Cranston
- Aunt Bee, the Juror (1967) ... Judge Cranston
 1967 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Prime Minister Ferenc Larya
- The Train (1967) ... Prime Minister Ferenc Larya
 1966 Brigadoon (TV Movie)
Andrew McLaren
 1966 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Dean Vincent Sutherland / Mr. Ferguson
- The Assassin (1966) ... Dean Vincent Sutherland
- Quantico (1966) ... Mr. Ferguson
 1964-1966 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Maj. Ian Conboy / Adam Macrae
- Siren Voices (1966) ... Maj. Ian Conboy
- Interlude (1964) ... Adam Macrae
 1966 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Dr. Tristam
- The Night of the Druid's Blood (1966) ... Dr. Tristam
 1966 Our Man Flint
Dr. Krupov
 1965 The Sons of Katie Elder
Charlie Striker
 1965 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
Hutchinson
- Anne Hutchinson (1965) ... Hutchinson
 1964 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Uncle Molnar
- Not Such a Simple Knot (1964) ... Uncle Molnar
 1963 Temple Houston (TV Series)
Judge Curry
- Billy Hart (1963) ... Judge Curry
 1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Chester Wayne
- The Good Samaritan (1963) ... Dr. Chester Wayne
 1963 The Lloyd Bridges Show (TV Series)
Fred
- The Ramp (1963) ... Fred
 1961-1962 The Law and Mr. Jones (TV Series)
Jude Morris
- Wilderness (1962) ... Jude Morris
 1958-1962 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Angus Breck / James Grady
- The Martin Onyx Story (1962) ... Angus Breck
- The Liam Fitzmorgan Story (1958) ... James Grady
 1953-1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Elder Kring / Bishop Tenney / O'Hara / ...
- A Musket for Jessica (1961) ... Elder Kring
- Bold Loser (1958) ... Bishop Tenney
- Imp on a Cobweb Leash (1957) ... O'Hara
- Mischief at Bandy Leg (1957) ... Matthew Magee
- Orphans (1956) ... Charlie
 1960-1961 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Doctor / Dr. Horton
- Bounty on Josh (1961) ... Doctor
- The Pariah (1960) ... Dr. Horton
 1960 The Best of the Post (TV Series)
Ben
 1960 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Ogden Bartholomae
- A Whale of a Tale (1960) ... Ogden Bartholomae
 1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Russell
- Play Acting (1960) ... Russell
 1960 Midnight Lace
Victor Elliot
 1960 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Elmo Barnes
- The Passenger (1960) ... Elmo Barnes
 1960 Bonanza (TV Series)
Andy McCarren
- Bitter Water (1960) ... Andy McCarren
 1960 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Malachi Brody
- Come Out Fighting (1960) ... Malachi Brody
 1960 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Jim Crook
- The Town (1960) ... Jim Crook
 1960 Maverick (TV Series)
Montague Montgomery
- Maverick and Juliet (1960) ... Montague Montgomery
 1960 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Torphy
- Dr. Kate (1960) ... Torphy
 1959 Riverboat (TV Series)
Josiah Cragg
- Strange Request (1959) ... Josiah Cragg
 1959 Philip Marlowe (TV Series)
Hank Overstreet
- The Ugly Duckling (1959) ... Hank Overstreet
 1959 Trackdown (TV Series)
Jedidiah
- The Unwanted (1959) ... Jedidiah
 1959 The David Niven Show (TV Series)
Papa Warcheck
- The Promise (1959) ... Papa Warcheck
 1958 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Uncle Frederick 'Fred' Jonathan Sutton
- The Busy Body (1958) ... Uncle Frederick 'Fred' Jonathan Sutton
 1958 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Rufus Varner
- The Case of the Purple Woman (1958) ... Rufus Varner
 1958 Merry Andrew
Constable
 1957 Raintree County
Ezra Gray
 1957 Code 3 (TV Series)
Sgt. Ed Thatcher
- Ashes Will Happen (1957) ... Sgt. Ed Thatcher
 1953-1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Hawkins
- The Way to Freedom (1955) ... Hawkins
- The Viking (1954)
- Allen of Harper (1953)
 1957 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Mr. Summers
- The Hands of Mr. Ottermole (1957) ... Mr. Summers
 1957 The Restless Breed
Reverend Simmons
 1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
Mr. Shamley
- Our First Christmas Tree (1956) ... Mr. Shamley
 1956 The Desperados Are in Town
Jud Collins
 1956 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Professor Green
- The Question (1956) ... Professor Green
 1956 The Boss
Stanley Millard
 1956 The Fastest Gun Alive
Brian Tibbs
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
Lieutenant Jamison
- The Circular Staircase (1956) ... Lieutenant Jamison
 1956 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Monroe / Mr. MacTavish
- Miss Victoria (1956) ... Mr. MacTavish
 1956 Nightmare
Deputy Torrence
 1956 Mohawk
Clem Jones
 1955 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Wilbur T. Gerrold
- The Wilbur T. Gerrold Story (1955) ... Wilbur T. Gerrold
 1955 Star Stage (TV Series)
 1955 Kings Row (TV Series)
Kevin Monaghan
- Mail Order Bride (1955) ... Kevin Monaghan
 1952-1955 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Fabian Peck / Sidney / Night Watchman / ...
- Let the Chips Fall (1955) ... Fabian Peck
- The Wallet (1954) ... Sidney
- Search in the Night (1953) ... Night Watchman
- Night Ride (1953)
- The Man on the Train (1953) ... Raikes
 1955 Mystery Is My Business (TV Series)
Jackson
- Mission for Murder (1955) ... Jackson
 1955 The King's Thief
Turnkey
 1955 The Scarlet Coat
Peter Andre
 1955 How to Be Very, Very Popular
Cedric Flagg
 1955 The Kentuckian
Constable
 1955 The Man Behind the Badge (TV Series)
Harold Johnson
- The Case of the Hot Stock (1955) ... Harold Johnson
 1952-1955 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
William Armstrong
- Moonlight Witness (1954) ... William Armstrong
- G for Goldberger (1954)
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Melling
- Thunder on the Hill (1955) ... Melling
 1955 Many Rivers to Cross
Lige Blake
 1955 Battle Cry
Enoch Rogers
 1955 Waterfront (TV Series)
Emil Garth / Josh Bender / Carney
- Harbor Bound (1955) ... Emil Garth
- Captain for a Day (1955) ... Josh Bender
- Floating Bottle ... Carney
 1954 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- The Mural (1954)
- Lost Perspective (1954)
 1954 The Adventures of Falcon (TV Series)
Ricky Knight / Col. Hill
- False Faces (1954) ... Ricky Knight / Col. Hill
 1954 The Black Shield of Falworth
Diccon Bowman
 1954 The Lone Wolf (TV Series)
Dr. Glopius
- The Malibu Story (a.k.a. Malibu-Laguna) (1954) ... Dr. Glopius
 1954 Johnny Guitar
Mr. Andrews
 1954 Medallion Theatre (TV Series)
- Sinners (1954)
 1953 Bad for Each Other
Dr. Leslie M. Scobee
 1953 Man in the Attic
William Harley
 1953 Scandal at Scourie
Bill Swazey
 1953 Your Jeweler's Showcase (TV Series)
- The Monkey's Paw (1953)
 1953 Family Theatre (TV Series)
- Trial of Tara (1953)
 1953 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Macy Taylor
- The Evil Three (1953) ... Macy Taylor
 1953 Meet Me at the Fair
Pete McCoy
 1952 Plymouth Adventure
Mr. Weston (uncredited)
 1952 The World in His Arms
Eben Cleggett
 1952 Carbine Williams
Redwick Karson
 1952 Mutiny
Redlegs
 1952 Okinawa
Robby Roberg
 1952 The Light Touch
Mr. MacWade
 1951 The Son of Dr. Jekyll
Michaels, the butler
 1951 The Law and the Lady
Inspector McGraw
 1951 Never Trust a Gambler
Police Sgt. Quentin McCloy
 1951 Million Dollar Pursuit
Waxman 'Waxey' Wilk
 1951 Lightning Strikes Twice
Father Paul
 1951 The Sword of Monte Cristo
Mayor of Varonne
 1950 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
- Kerry Fallon (1950)
 1950 California Passage
John Norris
 1950 One Too Many
Michael H. 'Sully' Sullivan
 1950 Devil's Doorway
Scotty MacDougall
 1950 The Showdown
Chokecherry
 1950 Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
Vic Mason
 1950 Tyrant of the Sea
Capt. William Blake
 1949 Fighting Man of the Plains
Chandler Leach
 1949 Tokyo Joe
Col. Dahlgren
 1949 The Crooked Way
Lieutenant Joe Williams
 1949 Bad Boy
Arnold Strawn
 1948 Hills of Home
Mr. Milton
 1948 Tenth Avenue Angel
Blind Mac
 1947 If Winter Comes
Mr. Bright
 1947 The Trouble with Women
Judge
 1947 Moss Rose
Deputy Inspector Evans
 1947 The Imperfect Lady
Inspector Carston
 1947 The Farmer's Daughter
Adolph Petree
 1947 Easy Come, Easy Go
Priest
 1946 Cross My Heart
Prosecutor
 1946 The Strange Woman
Deacon Adams
 1946 So Goes My Love
Magel
 1945 The Bells of St. Mary's
Dr. McKay
 1945 The Spiral Staircase
Mr. Oates
 1945 Voice of the Whistler
Ernie Sparrow
 1945 You Came Along
Col. Stubbs
 1945 Blood on the Sun
Joseph Cassell
 1943 No Time for Love
Clancy (uncredited)
 1942 Random Harvest
Sam
 1942 Underground Agent
Henry Miller
 1942 Gentleman Jim
Harry Watson
 1942 Cairo
Strange Man
 1942 Eagle Squadron
Sgt. Johns
 1942 Mrs. Miniver
Horace
 1942 Remember Pearl Harbor
Señor 'Andy' Anderson
 1942 This Above All
Sergeant (uncredited)
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Hamlet (1938). Tragedy (revival). Written by William Shakespeare. Incidental music by Lehman Engel. Scenic Design and Costume Design by David Ffolkes. Directed by Margaret Webster. St. James Theatre: 12 Oct 1938- Jan 1939 (closing date unknown/96 performances). Cast: Maurice Evans (as "Hamlet, son to the late, and nephew to the... See more »
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Was technical advisor and actor in Ethel Barrymore's production of The Corn is Green. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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