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Willis Bouchey (1907–1977)

Willis Bouchey appeared in almost 150 movies and television shows over a 30-year period from 1951 to 1979. He was one of those wonderful character actors who would be a crooked judge in one film and a humorous cavalry officer in another. He appeared in many of John Ford's movies as well as James Stewart's films. His longevity resulted, in part, ... See full bio »

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Jason Tully - Conductor
The Big Heat
The Big Heat Lt. Ted Wilks
Don't Bother to Knock
Don't Bother to Knock Joe the Bartender


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 1972 The Jimmy Stewart Show (TV Series)
Phineas Cobb
 1971 Shoot Out
Stationmaster (uncredited)
 1970 Dirty Dingus Magee
Ira Teasdale
 1969-1970 Mayberry R.F.D. (TV Series)
Mr. Fremont / Rev. Mr. Bickford / Mr. Adams
 1969 Lancer (TV Series)
 1969 Ironside (TV Series)
 1969 Young Billy Young
Doc Cushman
 1969 The Love God?
Judge Jeremiah Claypool
 1969 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Dr. Samuels
 1969 Support Your Local Sheriff!
Thomas Devery
 1969 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Colonel John Brock
 1969 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
 1965-1968 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Jim Stark / Sheriff Hockley
 1967 This Is the Life (TV Series)
Pastor Gerhardt
 1966-1967 Pistols 'n' Petticoats (TV Series)
Doc Finley / Doctor
 1967 Return of the Gunfighter
Judge Ellis
 1966 Follow Me, Boys!
Judge (uncredited)
 1960-1966 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Judge / Judge Two / Second Judge
 1965-1966 The Munsters (TV Series)
Mr. Bradley / The Judge
 1962-1966 Hazel (TV Series)
Mr. McComber / Mayor Dixon / The Mayor / ...
 1962-1965 McHale's Navy (TV Series)
Gen. Grayson / Admiral Steinholtz / Adm. Hawkins
 1965 The Patty Duke Show (TV Series)
T. J. Blodgett
 1965 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
 1965 My Mother the Car (TV Series)
Herman Elvine
 1965 Get Smart (TV Series)
Air Force General
 1965 F Troop (TV Series)
Col. Herman Saunders
 1965 Green Acres (TV Series)
Mr. Felton
 1965 The Third Man (TV Series)
J.B. Masters
 1964-1965 Broadside (TV Series)
Admiral Bradford / The Admiral / Adm. Bradford
 1964-1965 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Mr. O'Donnel / Dr. John Rhone
 1962-1965 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Dr. Bailey / Mr. Norton / Judge Neilson
 1965 The Baileys of Balboa (TV Series)
 1963-1965 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Dr. Sanders / Mr. Willis
 1964 No Time for Sergeants (TV Series)
Mr. Henley
 1964 Where Love Has Gone
Judge Murphy
 1964 Cheyenne Autumn
Colonel at Victory Cave (uncredited)
 1961-1964 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Fletcher 'Fletch' Roberts / Mr. Carter / Charlie O'Malley / ...
 1964 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Dr. Samuel Thorne
 1964 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Fred Simpson
 1964 Lassie (TV Series)
 1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Leon Aron
 1963 Stoney Burke (TV Series)
 1962-1963 The Virginian (TV Series)
Glen Hubbard / Henry Mulford
 1963 The Dakotas (TV Series)
Colonel Fitch
 1959-1963 Bonanza (TV Series)
Judge / George Garvey
 1962 Dateline: San Francisco (TV Movie)
 1962 Going My Way (TV Series)
Bill Fleming
 1962 How the West Was Won
Surgeon (uncredited)
 1962 Wide Country (TV Series)
Judge Spencer
 1959-1962 Laramie (TV Series)
Harvey Dodds / Bundy Wilcox / Judge Petrie / ...
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
 1962 Saints and Sinners (TV Series)
Mr. Fielder
 1962 Panic in Year Zero!
Dr. Powell Strong (as Willis Buchet)
 1962 Incident in an Alley
Police Capt. Tom Brady
 1962 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Jason Tully - Conductor
 1962 87th Precinct (TV Series)
Harry [Jim in credits] Spencer
 1962 Thriller (TV Series)
Lt. Farnham
 1962 Saintly Sinners
Police Chief Harrihan
 1958-1962 Bronco (TV Series)
Judge Fowler / Pearson
 1961 Ripcord (TV Series)
 1961 Pocketful of Miracles
Newspaper Editor
 1958-1961 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Frank Dane / Sam Banktort
 1961 The Bob Cummings Show (TV Series)
 1961 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Dean Westbrook
 1960-1961 Harrigan and Son (TV Series)
Joe Carr
 1961 You Have to Run Fast
Col. Maitland
 1961 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Lawyer John McRae
 1961 Two Rode Together
Mr. Harry J. Wringle
 1961 The Case of the Dangerous Robin (TV Series)
 1959-1961 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV Series)
General / Mr. Krebs
 1961 The Brothers Brannagan (TV Series)
Joe Dowling
 1961 The Jim Backus Show (TV Series)
 1960-1961 Pete and Gladys (TV Series)
 1960 Five Guns to Tombstone
George Landon
 1960 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Nathaniel Emmons
 1960 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Mr. Grant
 1960 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Mr. Travers
 1960 Sergeant Rutledge
Col. Otis Fosgate
 1960 Not for Hire (TV Series)
 1959-1960 Johnny Ringo (TV Series)
Mayor Henderson / Hartford
 1960 Riverboat (TV Series)
Judge Wingate
 1958-1960 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Col. Bradley / Dr. Johnathon M. Kirk / Inspector John Bascomb
 1959-1960 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
Henry Pomeroy / Mr. Pomeroy
 1960 Tightrope (TV Series)
Roger Mapes
 1960 The Deputy (TV Series)
Dr. L. T.. Landry
 1960 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Ralph Tobin
 1959 Markham (TV Series)
Joseph Amery
 1958-1959 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Governor / Ira Fenwick
 1959 It Started with a Kiss
Officer at Airport (voice, uncredited)
 1959 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
 1959 The Horse Soldiers
Col. Phil Secord
 1959 Colt .45 (TV Series)
Gov. Lew Wallace
 1959 Lawman (TV Series)
Jabez Bentham
 1959 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Lew Morse
 1959 No Name on the Bullet
Buck Hastings
 1959 U.S. Marshal (TV Series)
Book Publisher
 1959 Special Agent 7 (TV Series)
 1958 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Paul Corrick
 1958 Union Pacific (TV Series)
Senator Medford
 1958 The Silent Service (TV Series)
 1958 The Last Hurrah
Roger Sugrue
 1958 Buckskin (TV Series)
Cash Robertson
 1958 Target (TV Series)
 1958 The Sheepman
Frank Payton
 1958 The Court of Last Resort (TV Series)
Robert Pickett
 1958 Official Detective (TV Series)
 1958 Darby's Rangers
Brig. Gen. Truscott
 1958 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
Mr. Baldwin
 1958 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Ottomar Gerhardt
 1958 Sea Hunt (TV Series)
Mr. Ward
 1954-1958 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Sgt. Barth
 1958 The Adventures of McGraw (TV Series)
Lt. Stark
 1958 The Californians (TV Series)
 1957 Dr. Christian (TV Series)
 1957 Men of Annapolis (TV Series)
Coach / Williams
 1957 The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (TV Series)
Dan Randolph
 1957 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
 1957 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
 1956-1957 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Case / CSA Gen. Sterling Price / George Mott / ...
 1957 Date with the Angels (TV Series)
Mr. Chase
 1957 Zero Hour!
British Army Doctor
 1957 The Gray Ghost (TV Series)
Gen. Stoughton
 1957 Casey Jones (TV Series)
Morgan Grant
 1957 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Max Bender
 1957 The Last Stagecoach West
George Bryceson
 1957 Beau James
Arthur Julian
 1957 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
 1957 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
Bert Peterson
 1957 The Garment Jungle
Dave Bronson
 1957 Panic! (TV Series)
Dr. Reynolds
 1957 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Jeremy Chambers
 1955-1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Alderson / Capt. Kane / Darby
 1957 Mister Cory
Mr. Vollard
 1957 Last of the Badmen
Marshall Parker
 1953-1957 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Hap Wheeler / George Robles / Charlie Crichton / ...
 1957 The Night Runner
Loren Mayes
 1957 The Wings of Eagles
 1956 The Forest Ranger (TV Movie)
Jody Scott
 1956 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
Emmet Ward
 1955-1956 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
 1956 Pillars of the Sky
Col. Edson Stedlow
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1956 You Are There (TV Series)
William C. Ralston
 1956 Johnny Concho
Sheriff Henderson
 1956 Magnificent Roughnecks
Ernie Biggers
 1954-1956 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Col. Schmidt / Mr. Dunwood
 1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
 1956 Frontier (TV Series)
Vance Landry
 1956 Navy Log (TV Series)
Adm. Stover / Commandant
 1956 Forever, Darling
Mr. Oliver Clinton (as Willis B. Bouchey)
 1956 The Great Gildersleeve (TV Series)
Mayor Terwilliger
 1955 The Spoilers
Jonathan Struve
 1955 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Edwin Stanton / Mr. Cully
 1955 Hell on Frisco Bay
Police Lt. Paul Neville
 1953-1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
J. B. Duringham / Robert Gregg / Angus MacDonald / ...
 1955 The McConnell Story
Newton Bass
 1955 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
 1955 Damon Runyon Theater (TV Series)
 1955 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Harry Lawson
 1955 The Whistler (TV Series)
Steven West
 1955 I Cover the Underworld
Warden Lewis J. Johnson
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Capt. Ferris
 1955 The Eternal Sea
Review Panel Chairman (Admiral Bill) (uncredited)
 1955 Big House, U.S.A.
Robertson Lambert (as Willis B. Bouchey)
 1955 The Man Behind the Badge (TV Series)
Frank Ellis
 1955 Battle Cry
Mr. Forrester
 1952-1955 Dragnet (TV Series)
Ralph Stevens / Robert Paul / Harold Everson Sr.
 1955 The Long Gray Line
Maj. Thomas
 1954 Adventures of the Falcon (TV Series)
 1954 The Bridges at Toko-Ri
Capt. Evans (as Willis B. Bouchey)
 1954 The Violent Men
Sheriff Martin Kenner
 1954 Drum Beat
Gen. Gilliam
 1954 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Father Francis Darling
 1954 Treasury Men in Action (TV Series)
 1954 A Star Is Born
McBride (uncredited)
 1954 Suddenly
Dan Carney
 1954 The Lone Wolf (TV Series)
Ed Phillips
 1954 Them!
Official at D.C. Meeting (uncredited)
 1954 Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series)
Gordon Lane
 1954 Fireman Save My Child
 1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
 1954 Battle of Rogue River
Major Wallach (uncredited)
 1954 Executive Suite
Detective (uncredited)
 1953-1954 The Pride of the Family (TV Series)
Dr. Hammond
 1953 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
 1953 The Big Heat
Lt. Ted Wilks
 1953 The Affairs of Dobie Gillis
Dr. Askit - Quiz Master (uncredited)
 1953 From Here to Eternity
Army Lieutenant Colonel (uncredited)
 1953 Gun Belt
 1953 Dangerous Crossing
Captain Peters
 1953 Pickup on South Street
Zara (as Willis B. Bouchey)
 1953 The President's Lady
Judge McNairy (uncredited)
 1953 Destination Gobi
Capt. Gates (uncredited)
 1953 Biff Baker, U.S.A. (TV Series)
 1953 The I Don't Care Girl
Keith Theatre Manager (uncredited)
 1952 Million Dollar Mermaid
 1952 Just for You
Hank Ross
 1952 Assignment: Paris
Biddle, an Editor
 1952 Don't Bother to Knock
Joe the Bartender (as Willis B. Bouchey)
 1952 Washington Story
Senator (uncredited)
 1952 Red Planet Mars
 1952 Belles on Their Toes
Kendall Williams (uncredited)
 1952 Carbine Williams
Joseph Mitchell (uncredited)
 1952 Anything Can Happen
Judge Gordon (uncredited)
 1952 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
 1952 Deadline - U.S.A.
Henry (uncredited)
 1952 Return of the Texan
Isham Gilder (uncredited)
 1951 Elopement
Dr. Lucius Brenner (uncredited)
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(1937-41) Radio: Appeared (as "Charles Cunningham") on series "The Guiding Light". See more »

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Alternate Names:

Willis B. Bouchet | Bill Bouchey | William Bouchey | Willis B. Bouchey | Willis Buchet


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In The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), he delivers the memorable last line: "Nothing's too good for the man who shot Liberty Valance.". See more »

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