Will Hare (I) (1919–1997)


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Character actor Will Hare has been appearing on stage, screen and television since he was 17 up to his death at age 80. Becoming a veteran of stage for over a half of a century, Hare's film debut was Alfred Hitchcock's The Wrong Man (1956) and his final theatrical appearance was "Me and Veronica" in 1992. Hare's other distinctive film credits ... See full bio »

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 1998 Mob Queen
Father Doyle
 1997 SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground (TV Movie)
Homeless Man (segment "Sax Cantor Riff")
 1992 Me and Veronica
Red
 1990 Grim Prairie Tales
Lee
 1986 Vendetta
Judge Waters
 1986 Dream West (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. McClain
- Part II (1986) ... Dr. McClain
- Dream West (1986) ... Dr. McClain
 1986 Child's Cry (TV Movie)
Mr. Edelman
 1985 Santa Barbara (TV Series)
Hiram Clagett
- Episode #1.348 (1985) ... Hiram Clagett
- Episode #1.347 (1985) ... Hiram Clagett
 1985 Back to the Future
Pa Peabody
 1985 The Aviator
Old Man
 1984 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
The Yard Manager
- Happy Birthday, General Lee (1984) ... The Yard Manager
 1984 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Old Man
- Number Eight (1984) ... Old Man
 1983 Dallas (TV Series)
Mark
- Ray's Trial (1983) ... Mark
 1983 Eyes of Fire
Calvin
 1983 The Powers of Matthew Star (TV Series)
Security Guard
- Swords and Quests (1983) ... Security Guard
 1982 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series)
Drunk
- The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (1982) ... Drunk
 1982 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Driver
- Cameras (1982) ... Driver
 1981 Pennies from Heaven
Father Everson
 1981 Fire on the Mountain (TV Movie)
Hayduke
 1981 Enter the Ninja
Dollars
 1980 Archie Bunker's Place (TV Series)
Dr. George Larkin
- Van Ranseleer's Operation (1980) ... Dr. George Larkin
 1979 The Rose
Mr. Leonard
 1979 Bender (TV Movie)
Zack
 1978 The Critical List (TV Movie)
Emmonds
 1978 Heaven Can Wait
Team Doctor
 1977 The Bionic Woman (TV Series)
Harley
- The Bionic Dog: Part 2 (1977) ... Harley
 1977 Kingston: Confidential (TV Series)
Shorty
- Dateline: Fear City (1977) ... Shorty
 1977 Black Oak Conspiracy
Doc Roades
 1977 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Dr. Meyers
- Who Killed Helen French? (1977) ... Dr. Meyers
 1976 Delvecchio (TV Series)
Dr. Heitzman
- Good Cop (1976) ... Dr. Heitzman
 1976 Special Delivery
Bartender (uncredited)
 1976 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Ames
- The Hostages (1976) ... Ames
 1975 Baretta (TV Series)
Haskins
- Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow (1975) ... Haskins
 1974 The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (TV Movie)
Elbert Cluveau
 1972 Banacek (TV Series)
Grayson
- To Steal a King (1972) ... Grayson
 1972 Great Performances (TV Series)
Skelly Mannor
- The Rimers of Eldritch (1972) ... Skelly Mannor
 1972 Appointment with Destiny (TV Series documentary)
Gen. Richard Ewall
- Surrender at Appomattox (1972) ... Gen. Richard Ewall
 1962-1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
Army Officer / Mr. Mason
- Stowaway (1964) ... Army Officer
- The Benefactor (1962) ... Mr. Mason
 1963 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Dr. Arnold Barnes
- The Thunder of Ernie Bass (1963) ... Dr. Arnold Barnes
 1962 Without Each Other
Fitz
 1956-1957 The Big Story (TV Series)
Reece
- The Long Dark Night (1957) ... Reece
 1956 The Wrong Man
Raymond McKaba (uncredited)
 1954 The Greatest Gift (TV Series)
Harold Matthews #1 (1954-1955)
 1951-1953 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Mike Walters / Warren
- One of Those Things (1953) ... Mike Walters
- Inside Story (1951) ... Warren
 1953 The Trip to Bountiful (TV Movie)
Ticket Man (Bus Station)
 1951 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
 1951 Martin Kane (TV Series)
John Blake
- The District Attorney Killer (1951) ... John Blake
- Murder in the Court ... John Blake
 1951 The Web (TV Series)
- For Laura (1951)
 1950 The Clock (TV Series)
 1949-1950 Suspense (TV Series)
Tony Grisalla / Ernest Bowers
- My Old Man's Badge (1950) ... Tony Grisalla
- Dead Ernest (1949) ... Ernest Bowers
 1949 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- New Brooms (1949)
 1949 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
Theodore Lawrence
- Little Women (1949) ... Theodore Lawrence
- The Silver Cord (1949)
 1948 Actor's Studio (TV Series)
- Esther (1948)
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Active on Broadway in the following productions: See more »

Alternate Names:

Wiliam Hare | William Hare | Wil Hare
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Will has been the face of the "Chessmaster" since 1986. The Chessmaster series is the world's best-selling computer chess program. See more »

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Frequently played old, father/grandfather characters

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Aries

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