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Bill Edwards (I) (1918–1999)

Handsome, strapping, wavy-haired, New Jersey-born Bill Edwards started out to be an artist but sidetracked somewhat successfully into acting during WWII. Born on September 14, 1918, he was raised in Wyoming country and rode on the rodeo circuit for a couple of years until a number of broken bones forced him to rethink his life's direction. He ... See full bio »

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Hail the Conquering Hero Forrest Noble
The Virginian Sam Bennett
Danger Street Sandy Evans


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 1986 Blood & Orchids (TV Movie)
George Elmendorf
 1985 Gidget's Summer Reunion (TV Movie)
Harry Schaffer
 1982 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Coach Bell
- One More Summer (1982) ... Coach Bell
 1971-1979 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Jonathan Kaye / John Tarnow / Simpson / ...
- A Shallow Grave (1979) ... John Tarnow
- East Wind - Ill Wind (1977) ... Jonathan Kaye
- Deadly Doubles (1977) ... Jonathan Kaye
- You Don't See Many Pirates These Days (1977) ... Jonathan Kaye
- Tour De Force, Killer Aboard (1976) ... Jonathan Kaye
 1978 Pearl (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Begeham
- Part 3 (1978) ... Dr. Begeham
- Part 2 (1978) ... Dr. Begeham
- Part 1 (1978) ... Dr. Begeham
 1977 Big Hawaii (TV Series)
- Gandy (1977)
 1974 Inferno in Paradise
Captain Martin
 1970 Tora! Tora! Tora!
Col. Kendall J. Fielder - Short's Intelligence Officer (uncredited)
 1960-1966 Bonanza (TV Series)
Hoffman / Merchant / Man / ...
- Ride the Wind: Part 2 (1966) ... Hoffman
- A Woman Lost (1963) ... Merchant
- The Secret (1961) ... Man
- Death at Dawn (1960) ... Mr. Cameron
 1966 Court Martial (TV Series)
M.P. M / Sgt. Dyson
- Where There Was No Echo (1966) ... M.P. M / Sgt. Dyson
 1961 Sea Hunt (TV Series)
USCG Commander Murdock
- Sub Hatch (1961) ... USCG Commander Murdock
 1959 Don't Give Up the Ship
Executive Officer (uncredited)
 1957 Dragnet (TV Series)
- The Big Coins (1957)
 1956 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Captain Charles Carter
- Two Bits (1956) ... Captain Charles Carter
 1951 The First Legion
 1951 Follow the Sun
Service Station Attendant (uncredited)
 1951 Call Me Mister
Military Policeman (uncredited)
 1950 What Happened to Jo Jo? (Short)
Mr. Dobson
 1950 Border Outlaws
Mike Hoskins
 1950 Federal Man
Agent George Palmer (as William Edwards)
 1950 The Fighting Stallion
Lon Evans
 1949 Trail of the Yukon
Jim Blaine
 1949 Home in San Antone
Ted Gibson
 1948 Ladies of the Chorus
Alan Wakely, Mae's Ex-husband (uncredited)
 1947 Danger Street
Sandy Evans
 1946 Our Hearts Were Growing Up
Tom Newhall
 1946 The Virginian
Sam Bennett
 1946 Miss Susie Slagle's
Elijah Howe, Jr.
 1945 Yolanda and the Thief
Gatekeeper (uncredited)
 1945 Duffy's Tavern
Soda Jerk (uncredited)
 1944 Our Hearts Were Young and Gay
Tom Newhall
 1944 Hail the Conquering Hero
Forrest Noble
 1944 The Adventures of Mark Twain
Miner (uncredited)
 1944 You Can't Ration Love
Pete Allen, big man on campus
 1943 Riding High
Cowboy (uncredited)
 1943 Princess O'Rourke
Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
 1943 Adventure in Iraq
Radio Operator
 1943 Murder on the Waterfront
Guard (uncredited)
 1943 Air Force
Soldier (uncredited)
 1943 The Hard Way
Interne at Hospital (uncredited)
 1942 Now, Voyager
Passenger (uncredited)
 1942 You Can't Escape Forever
Cassidy (uncredited)
 1942 Busses Roar
Blond Sailor at Bar (uncredited)
 1942 The Gay Sisters
Man Entering Courtroom (uncredited)
 1942 Escape from Crime
Reporter (uncredited)
 1942 Wings for the Eagle
Customer (uncredited)
 1942 Yankee Doodle Dandy
Reporter (uncredited)
 1942 Winning Your Wings (Short)
Soldier Dancing with Blonde (uncredited)
 1942 Murder in the Big House
Reporter (uncredited)
 1942 The Bugle Sounds
Recruit (uncredited)
 1939 Daughters Courageous
Boy on Beach (uncredited)
 1938 Strange Faces
Bit Part (uncredited)

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William Edwards


6' 5" (1.96 m)

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