Bill Gunn (1929–1989)

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Bill Gunn was born on July 15, 1929 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as William Harrison Gunn. He was an actor and writer, known for Stop! (1970), Ganja & Hess (1973) and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964). He died on April 5, 1989 in Nyack, New York, USA. See full bio »


(age 59) in Nyack, New York, USA

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Known For

Stop! Writer
Ganja & Hess George Meda
The Landlord Writer


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 1986 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
- War Stories (1986) ... Homer
- The Card Game (1986) ... Homer
 1982 Losing Ground
 1973 Ganja & Hess
George Meda
 1967 Tarzan (TV Series)
- The Ultimatum (1967) ... Metusa (as William Gunn)
 1966 Penelope
Sgt. Rothschild
 1965 The Fugitive (TV Series)
- Conspiracy of Silence (1965) ... Avery
 1965 The Spy with My Face
 1964 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Jesse Kamba
- The Elusive Dik-Dik (1964) ... Dr. Jesse Kamba
 1964 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
- The Double Affair (1964) ... Namana
 1964 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Mike Harris
- For the Mice and the Rabbits (1964) ... Mike Harris (as William Gunn)
 1963 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Lt. James P. Willowmore
- Nightmare (1963) ... Lt. James P. Willowmore
 1962-1963 Stoney Burke (TV Series)
Toby / Bud Sutter
- Kincaid (1963) ... Toby
- The Mob Riders (1962) ... Bud Sutter
 1962 The Interns
Rosco (uncredited)
 1962 The Defenders (TV Series)
Frank Reilly
- The Tarnished Cross (1962) ... Frank Reilly
 1961 Naked City (TV Series)
Al Norbert
- Which Is Joseph Creeley? (1961) ... Al Norbert
 1961 Route 66 (TV Series)
Hank Plummer - The Memphis Naturals
- Goodnight Sweet Blues (1961) ... Hank Plummer - The Memphis Naturals (as The Memphis Naturals)
 1959 The Sound and the Fury
T.P., Dilsey's Grandson (as William Gunn)
 1957 Crossroads (Short)
Roy (uncredited)
 1957 Look Up and Live (TV Series documentary)
- No Man Is an Island (1957) ... George (as William Gunn)
 1954 The Stranger (TV Series)
Joey Thompson
- The Build Up (1954) ... Joey Thompson
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Wrote "The Forbidden City", produced at the New York Shakespeare Festival at the Public Theater.

Alternate Names:

William Gunn | The Memphis Naturals

Did You Know?


Billy Gunn was a great friend of James Dean who took many well known photos such as "Billy Gunn with stool"; he also produced the artwork "Portrait of Billy Gunn".

Gunn was the person who introduced James Dean to both the bongos and to jazz music.



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