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Austin Willis (I) (1917–2004)

Austin Willis was born in 1917 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He was an actor, known for Goldfinger (1964), Seaway (1965) and Firefox (1982). He was married to Gwen Laforty and Kate Reid. He died on April 4, 2004 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. See full bio »

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Goldfinger Simmons
Seaway Admiral Henry Victor Leslie Fox
Firefox Walters
The Mouse That Roared
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 1986 Seeing Things (TV Series)
Dr. Fowler
- The Eyes of Ra (1986) ... Dr. Fowler
 1986 The Boy in Blue
 1985 Kane & Abel (TV Mini-Series)
Senator Willis
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Senator Willis
 1982 Firefox
 1980-1981 Vega$ (TV Series)
Warren Michaels / Jesse
- Backlash (1981) ... Warren Michaels
- Consortium (1980) ... Jesse
 1980 Casino (TV Movie)
 1979 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
- Dead Last (1979) ... Grube
 1975 Cannon (TV Series)
Lionel Evers
- Coffin Corner (1975) ... Lionel Evers
 1966-1972 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Stuart / Warden James
- Arrangement with Terror (1972) ... Stuart
- Anatomy of a Prison Break (1966) ... Warden James
 1971 Winter Comes Early
Graydon Hunter
 1971 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Joseph Bellen
- Exit the Closer (1971) ... Joseph Bellen
 1971 Death Takes a Holiday (TV Movie)
Martin Herndon
 1971 The Sheriff (TV Movie)
 1970 The Silent Force (TV Series)
- The Octopus (1970)
 1970 Dr. Frankenstein on Campus
 1970 The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (TV Series)
Frank T. Hanley
- Point of Honor (1970) ... Frank T. Hanley
 1969 McQueen (TV Series)
- All the World's a Stage (1969) ... Wasser
 1969 Adventures in Rainbow Country (TV Series)
Philip Hurst
- The Muskies Are Losing Their Teeth (1969) ... Philip Hurst
 1968 Mannix (TV Series)
George Carlisle / Dr. Mark Gregory
- Who Will Dig the Graves? (1968) ... Dr. Mark Gregory
- Deadfall: Part 2 (1968) ... George Carlisle
- Deadfall: Part 1 (1968) ... George Carlisle
 1968 The Boston Strangler
Dr. Nagy
 1968 The Invaders (TV Series)
William Gehrig
- The Vise (1968) ... William Gehrig
 1968 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Myles Prentice
- Saro-Jane, You Never Whispered Again (1968) ... Myles Prentice
 1967 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Richard Cahill
- The Money Farm (1967) ... Richard Cahill
 1967 Hour of the Gun
Anson Safford
 1967 Eight on the Lam
Mr. Pomeroy
 1967 The Rat Patrol (TV Series)
Doctor Anderson
- The Hour Glass Raid (1967) ... Doctor Anderson
 1967 One Hundred Years Young (TV Movie)
 1966 I Spy (TV Series)
General Shaw
- Father Abraham (1966) ... General Shaw
 1964 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Dr. Dittman
- The Respect of One for Another (1964) ... Dr. Dittman
 1962-1963 Playdate (TV Series)
Fred Rutledge / Cmdr. Eckteren
- The Man Who Cheered the Leafs (1963) ... Fred Rutledge
- The Looking Glass World (1962) ... Cmdr. Eckteren
 1961 One Plus One
Sam Tooray, 'The Divorcee' segment
 1952-1961 Encounter (TV Series)
Harry / Tom Crawford / Loren Hill / ...
- Company Party (1961) ... Tom Crawford
- Collision (1960) ... Loren Hill
- Hide Me in the Mountains (1960) ... Clyde Burnett
- The Night They Killed Joe Howe (1960) ... Annand
 1961 Festival (TV Series)
David Hooks
- The Quare Fellow (1961) ... David Hooks
 1960 The Barbarians
 1960 I Aim at the Stars
U.S. General John B. Medaris
 1960 Crack in the Mirror
 1960 Too Young to Love
Mr. Collins
 1959 Upstairs and Downstairs
 1959 The Mouse That Roared
United States Secretary of Defense
 1959 Hudson's Bay (TV Series)
The Preacher / Factor Lyman
- Voice in the Wilderness (1959) ... The Preacher
- Jury of His Peers ... Factor Lyman
 1958 Wolf Dog
Clem Krivak
 1954-1958 On Camera (TV Series)
'Dr.' Barney Weaver / Father / Anthony Pinkerton / ...
- A Cure for the Doctor (1958) ... 'Dr.' Barney Weaver
- The Little Witch (1958) ... Father
- A Lesson in Psychology (1957) ... Anthony Pinkerton
- The Stowaway (1957) ... Captain of a cargo vessel
- A Godmother for Amy (1957) ... Mr. Sheldon
 1957 First Performance (TV Series)
Ken Cullum
- Ice on Fire (1957) ... Ken Cullum
 1957 A Dangerous Age
Police Officer
 1956 The Cage (Short)
 1954-1955 Playbill (TV Series)
- Mr. Finchley Versus the Bomb (1955) ... General
 1953 Space Command (TV Series)
Dr. Fleming
 1948 Sins of the Fathers
Dr. Ben Edwards
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He acted in Terrence Rattigan's play, "Man and Boy," at the Queen's Theatre in London, England with Charles Boyer, Jane Downs, and Geoffrey Keen in the cast. Michael Benthall was director.

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Originally to have played the role of CIA agent Felix Leiter in Goldfinger (1964), but at the last minute he was given the smaller role of Simmons. See more »

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