William Bassett

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William Bassett was born on December 28, 1935 in Evanston, Illinois, USA. He is an actor, known for The Karate Kid (1984), Black Dynamite (2009) and House of 1000 Corpses (2003). See full bio »

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Known For

The Karate Kid Mr. Mills
Black Dynamite Captain Yancy
House of 1000 Corpses Sheriff Frank Huston
The Towering Inferno Leasing Agent


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  Super Athlete (completed)
Hockey God
 2018 Fallout 76 (Video Game)
Settler Forager - Wastelanders DLC (voice)
 2018/II Blood Type
Santa Soup Bum
 2016 World of Final Fantasy (Video Game)
Ramuh (English version, voice, as William H. Bassett)
 2015 Final Fantasy Type-0 HD (Video Game)
Khalia (English version, voice, as William H. Bassett)
 2014 Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (Video Game)
Archmage Antonidas / Cairne Bloodhoof (voice)
 2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic (Video Game)
Additional Voices (voice)
 2009 Fallout 3: Broken Steel (Video Game)
Elder Owyn Lyons (voice)
 2009 Black Dynamite
Captain Yancy
 2008 Fallout 3 (Video Game)
Elder Owyn Lyons (voice)
 2008 Metal Gear Solid: Digital Graphic Novel (Video)
Jim Houseman (English version, voice)
 2008 Fast Girl
 2006-2007 Avatar: The Last Airbender (TV Series)
Swampmonster / Huu
- Day of the Black Sun: The Invasion (2007) ... Huu / Swampmonster (voice, as William H. Basset)
- The Swamp (2006) ... Swampmonster (voice, as William H. Basset)
 2007 Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Burning Earth (Video Game)
Additional Voices (voice, as William H. Bassett)
 2005 Arrested Development (TV Series)
Cab Driver
- The Cabin Show (2005) ... Cab Driver (as William H. Bassett)
 2005 Reno 911! (TV Series)
- Clemmy Marries a Dead Guy (2005) ... Mover (as William H. Bassett)
 2005 Demon Hunter
Cardinal White
 2005 Welcome to September
Mr. Taskey
 2005 Carnivàle (TV Series)
Dr. Delichter
- Damascus, NE (2005) ... Dr. Delichter (as William H. Bassett)
 2005 Nano Breaker (Video Game)
Norman Baker (English version, voice)
 2003-2005 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (TV Series)
Chief Cabinet Secretary Takakura / Uno / Director
- Endless Gig (2005) ... Chief Cabinet Secretary Takakura (English version, voice, as Bill Basset)
- Martial Law (2004) ... Chief Cabinet Secretary Takakura (English version, voice, as Bill Basset)
- Selecon (2004) ... Uno (English version, voice, as Bill Basset)
- Tachikoma no Iede, Eiga-Kantoku no Yume/Escape From (2003) ... Director (English version, voice, as Bill Bassett)
 2004 Scrubs (TV Series)
- My Last Chance (2004) ... Patient (as William H. Bassett)
 2004/I Wild Roomies
Mr. Seeley
 2004 Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (Video Game)
Jim Houseman (voice, as William H. Basset)
 2004 Appleseed
Elder (English version, voice, as Frederick Bloggs)
 2003 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Spelling Bee Judge
- Seize the Day (2003) ... Spelling Bee Judge
 2003 Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne (Video Game)
Cairne Bloodhoof (voice, as Frederick Bloggs)
 2003 House of 1000 Corpses
Sheriff Frank Huston (as William H. Bassett)
 2002 Neverwinter Nights (Video Game)
Saer Bodkin / Vale Reyer (voice, uncredited)
 2002 Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (Video Game)
Antonidas / Cairne Bloodhoof (voice, as Frederick Bloggs)
 2002 Medal of Honor: Allied Assault (Video Game) (voice)
 2002 Crazy as Hell
Mr. Brennan
 2001 The Man with No Eyes (Short)
 2001 Night Class
Holden (as William H. Basset)
 2001 Soulkeeper
Old Bum
 2001 The Division (TV Series)
Older Man
- The First Hit's Free, Baby (2001) ... Older Man (as William H. Bassett)
 2000 Ah! My Goddess: The Movie
Additional Voices (English version, voice, as Fred Bloggs)
 2000 The Invisible Man (TV Series)
Benjamin Scarborough
- Tiresias (2000) ... Benjamin Scarborough (as William H. Bassett)
 2000 Diablo II (Video Game)
Ormus (voice, as Frederick Bloggs)
 1999-2000 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (TV Series)
Alexander / Alexander (segment "The Burial")
- The Burial (2000) ... Alexander (as William H. Bassett)
- The Nightmare/The Stalker/The Impossible Car Dream/The Dresser/The Burial (1999) ... Alexander (segment "The Burial") (as William H. Bassett)
 1999 Power Rangers Lost Galaxy (TV Series)
Ghost Commander
- Beware the Mutiny (1999) ... Ghost Commander (as William H. Bassett)
 1999 Dharma & Greg (TV Series)
- Tie-Dying the Knot (1999) ... Dewey (as William H. Bassett)
 1999 Metal Gear Solid: Integral (Video Game)
Jim Houseman (English version, voice, as Frederick Bloggs)
 1999 3rd Rock from the Sun (TV Series)
- Dick v. Strudwick (1999) ... Bernard (as William H. Bassett)
 1999 Sabrina the Teenage Witch (TV Series)
Uncle Roy
- The Long and Winding Short Cut (1999) ... Uncle Roy (as William H. Bassett)
 1999 Cowboy Bebop (TV Series)
- Mushroom Samba (1999) ... Frog (English version, voice, as Fred Bloggs)
 1998 Metal Gear Solid (Video Game)
Jim Houseman (English version, voice, as Frederick Bloggs)
 1998 The Magnificent Seven (TV Series)
- Working Girls (1998) ... Bartender
 1997 A Match Made in Heaven (TV Movie)
Sam Landry
 1996 Her Costly Affair (TV Movie)
Ed Baines
 1995 Catnapped! The Movie
Magician (English version, voice, as Fred Bloggs)
 1995 OP Center (TV Mini Series)
Academic #4
 1994 Spring Awakening (TV Movie)
Ulf Anderson
 1992 Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory (TV Series)
Yuri Hussler
- A Storm Raging Through (1992) ... Yuri Hussler (English version, voice, as Fred Bloggs)
 1991 Never Forget (TV Movie)
Lewis Brandon
 1990 The New Lassie (TV Series)
Arthur Reynolds
- Watch Your Step (1990) ... Arthur Reynolds (as William H. Bassett)
 1990 Mancuso, FBI (TV Series)
- Night of the Living Shred (1990) ... (as William H. Bassett)
 1990 Angel Town
Graduate Dean
 1989 The Hollywood Detective (TV Movie)
Jerry Brazil (as William H. Bassett)
 1989 The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (TV Movie)
Dr. Watts (as William H. Bassett)
 1979-1988 Dallas (TV Series)
Attorney Gurney / Dr. Paul Hollister / Gurney / ...
- War and Love and the Whole Damned Thing (1988) ... Attorney Gurney (as William H. Bassett)
- Out of the Frying Pan (1988) ... Gurney (as William H. Bassett)
- Carousel (1988) ... Attorney Gurney (as William H. Bassett)
- Changing of the Guard (1982) ... Dr. Hollister (as William H. Bassett)
- Secrets (1979) ... Dr. Paul Hollister (as William H. Bassett)
 1968-1988 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
Dr. Walter Griffin / Government Official / Jerry Barnes / ...
- Episode #1.5848 (1988) ... Government Official (as William H. Bassett)
- Episode #1.5835 (1988) ... Government Official (as William H. Bassett)
- Episode #1.5834 (1988) ... Government Official (as William H. Bassett)
- Episode #1.5803 (1988) ... Government Official (as William H. Bassett)
- Episode #1.5050 (1985) ... Jack Lane
 1988 Akira
Additoinal Voices (English version, voice, as Frederick Bloggs)
 1988 Black Eagle
Dean Rickert
 1987 Dynasty (TV Series)
R.D. Fleming
- The Spoiler (1987) ... R.D. Fleming
 1987 General Hospital (TV Series)
Wolfgang Von Schuler
- Episode dated 1 October 1987 (1987) ... Wolfgang Von Schuler (as William H. Bassett)
- Episode dated 21 August 1987 (1987) ... Wolfgang Von Schuler (as William H. Bassett)
- Episode dated 6 August 1987 (1987) ... Wolfgang Von Schuler (as William H. Bassett)
- Episode dated 2 July 1987 (1987) ... Wolfgang Von Schuler (as William H. Bassett)
- Episode dated 22 April 1987 (1987) ... Wolfgang Von Schuler (as William H. Bassett)
 1986 Invaders from Mars
NASA Scientist
 1986 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Mr. Miller
- Deadly Force (1986) ... Mr. Miller (as William H. Bassett)
 1986 The Naked Cage
 1986 Newhart (TV Series)
First male guest to leave
- The Stratford Horror Picture Show (1986) ... First male guest to leave (as William H. Bassett)
 1985 Hotel (TV Series)
- Rallying Cry (1985) ... Reese (as William H. Bassett)
 1985 Creator
Dr. Sutter (as William H. Bassett)
 1985 Hunter (TV Series)
Park Bench Bum
- Guilty (1985) ... Park Bench Bum (as William H. Bassett)
 1985 Cover Up (TV Series)
Dr. Stevens
- Murder Offshore (1985) ... Dr. Stevens
 1984 Jessie (TV Series)
Mr Shepard
- Trick of Fate (1984) ... Mr Shepard
 1984 Rituals (TV Series)
Phillip Mason #1
- Episode #1.6 (1984) ... Phillip Mason #1
- Episode #1.5 (1984) ... Phillip Mason #1
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... Phillip Mason #1
 1984 Sam's Son
Mr. Turner (as William H. Bassett)
 1984 The Karate Kid
Mr. Mills
 1984 Knots Landing (TV Series)
- Negotiations (1984) ... Emissary (as William H. Bassett)
 1983 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Jeff Brogen
- Trust Your Hart (1983) ... Jeff Brogen (as William H. Bassett)
 1982 Moonlight (TV Movie)
Tappan Zee Man (as William H. Basset)
 1982 Richard II (Video)
Lord Marshal
 1979-1982 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
Doctor / Lowell Roberts / Policeman
- Beyond Witch Mountain (1982) ... Lowell Roberts
- The Kids Who Knew Too Much (1980) ... Policeman
- Shadow of Fear: Part 2 (1979) ... Doctor (as William H. Bassett)
- Shadow of Fear: Part 1 (1979) ... Doctor (as William H. Bassett)
 1982 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
- The Adventures of Ozzie and Harold (1982) ... Clark (as William H. Bassett)
 1981 Flamingo Road (TV Series)
- Bad Chemistry (1981) ... (as William H. Basset)
 1981 Thornwell (TV Movie)
CIC Agent (as William H. Bassett)
 1980 The Kids Who Knew Too Much (TV Movie)
 1979 Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro
Counterfeiter (Manga Video dub) / Whispering Councilman (Manga Video dub) (English version, voice, as Fred Bloggs)
 1979 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Alexander Crosley
- Charlatan (1979) ... Alexander Crosley (as William H. Bassett)
 1979 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
- By the Death of a Child (1979) ... Harris (as William H. Bassett)
 1979 Old Boyfriends
David Brinks
 1978 The Bastard (TV Series)
British Officer (as William H. Bassett)
 1978 Keefer (TV Movie)
The Sergeant
 1978 Perfect Gentlemen (TV Movie)
Southern Man
 1978 Return from Witch Mountain
Operations Officer (as William H. Bassett)
 1977 The Night They Took Miss Beautiful (TV Movie)
 1976-1977 The Feather and Father Gang (TV Series)
- Murder at F-Stop II (1977) ... Huffaker (as William H. Bassett)
- Two-Star Killer (1976) ... Huffaker
 1977 Never Con a Killer (TV Movie)
Huff Hufaker (as William H. Bassett)
 1977 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
- Very Good Friends (1977) ... Father
 1976 Once an Eagle (TV Mini Series)
Captain Winkler
- Part 5 (1976) ... Captain Winkler (as William H. Bassett)
 1976 The Krofft Supershow (TV Series)
Stone (segment: Wonderbug)
- Episode #1.5 (1976) ... Stone (segment: Wonderbug)
 1976 Wonderbug (TV Series)
- The Maltese Gooneybird (1976) ... Stone
 1976 The Love Boat (TV Movie)
The First Officer
 1975 Lucky Lady
 1975 Shazam! (TV Series)
Bill Ritzi
- Double Trouble (1975) ... Bill Ritzi (as William H. Bassett)
 1975 My Father's House (TV Movie)
Airplane Captain
 1974 The Rookies (TV Series)
- Take Over (1974) ... Walden (as William H. Basset)
 1974 The Towering Inferno
Leasing Agent (as William H. Bassett)
 1974 Harry O (TV Series)
Red Kramer
- Forty Reasons to Kill: Part 2 (1974) ... Red Kramer (as William H. Bassett)
 1974 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Donald Bateman
- The Twenty-Five Caliber Plague (1974) ... Donald Bateman (as William H. Bassett)
 1974 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
The Collector
- The Cloning of Clifford Swimmer (1974) ... The Collector
 1974 Unwed Father (TV Movie)
 1973 Police Story (TV Series)
- Man on a Rack (1973) ... Psychologist (as William H. Bassett)
 1973 The Man of Destiny (TV Movie)
The Sub-Lieutenant
 1973 The Lie (TV Movie)
The Army Major (as William H. Bassett)
 1973 The Young and the Restless (TV Series)
Pete Walker (1982-1983)
 1973 Search (TV Series)
- Ends of the Earth (1973) ... Donald (as William H. Bassett)
 1972 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Gordon Calder
- Kristie (1972) ... Gordon Calder (as William H. Basset)
 1972 1776
Thomas Heyward, Jr. (SC) (uncredited)
 1972 Another Part of the Forest (TV Movie)
 1972 Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
Mr. Pine - Governor Breck's assistant (uncredited)
 1972 Cade's County (TV Series)
Howard Tanner
- The Fake (1972) ... Howard Tanner (as William H. Bassett)
 1968-1971 Insight (TV Series)
- The Immigrant (1971) ... Roman
- The Ghetto Trap (1968) ... Roman
 1970 Nancy (TV Series)
Secret Service Agent Turner / Agent Turner
- Busiest Bride in the World (1970) ... Secret Service Agent Turner
- East Is East and West Is West (1970) ... Agent Turner
- Guess Who's Coming to the White House? (1970) ... Secret Service Agent Turner
- It's a Good Day for Meeting the President's Daughter (1970) ... Secret Service Agent Turner
 1970 The Grasshopper
Aaron (as William H. Bassett)
 1970 Bonanza (TV Series)
Jed Walker
- Decision at Los Robles (1970) ... Jed Walker (as William H. Bassett)
 1970 Mannix (TV Series)
Warren Hoxie
- Medal for a Hero (1970) ... Warren Hoxie (as William H. Bassett)
 1969 Land of the Giants (TV Series)
Ranger Jack
- Home Sweet Home (1969) ... Ranger Jack (as William H. Bassett)
 1969 A Time for Dying
The Southerner
 1969 The Outcasts (TV Series)
- The Long Ride (1969) ... Travers
 1969 Here Come the Brides (TV Series)
- The Deadly Trade (1969) ... Willard
- Wives for Wakando (1969) ... Willard (as William H. Bassett)
 1968-1969 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
Sam Farrow / Clem
- Jeannie for the Defense (1969) ... Sam Farrow
- U.F.Oh Jeannie (1968) ... Clem
 1968 The Second Hundred Years (TV Series)
- Luke and Comrade Tanya (1968) ... Sergei
 1968 Bewitched (TV Series)
Prince Charming / Cousin Charlie
- Prince of a Guy (1968) ... Prince Charming / Cousin Charlie
 1967 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Lt. Carter
- The Night of the Arrow (1967) ... Lt. Carter (as William H. Bassett)
 1966 The Journey of the Fifth Horse (TV Movie)
Rubin / Narvinsky (as William H. Bassett)
 1960 The Chevy Mystery Show (TV Series)
Dr. Roger Waring
- Dark Possession (1960) ... Dr. Roger Waring (as W.H. Bassett)
 1960 The Tempest (TV Movie)
Ferdinand (as William H. Bassett)
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Alternate Names:

Bill Basset | William H. Basset | Bill Bassett | W.H. Bassett | Willam H. Bassett | William H. Bassett | Frederick Bloggs | Fred Bloggs


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Auditioned for a small role in House of 1000 Corpses (2003), but director Rob Zombie liked him so much gave him a slightly bigger role as the sheriff.

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