Bill Henderson (I) (1926–2016)


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Bill Henderson was born on March 19, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as William Randall Henderson. He was an actor, known for Clue (1985), City Slickers (1991) and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984). He was married to Ritsuyo Moriyasu. He died on April 3, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Clue The Cop
(1985)
City Slickers Ben Jessup
(1991)
Maverick Riverboat Poker Player
(1994)

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 2007 My Name Is Earl (TV Series)
Charlie
 2006 Lies and Alibis
Counterman
 2005 McBride: The Chameleon Murder (TV Movie)
Judge Bigalow
 2003 Cold Case (TV Series)
George 'Tinkerbell' Polk (2003)
- A Time to Hate (2003) ... George 'Tinkerbell' Polk (2003)
 2003 Hard Ground (TV Movie)
Junior Gunn
 2000 Family Law (TV Series)
Mr. Perlis
- Necessity (2000) ... Mr. Perlis
 2000 7th Heaven (TV Series)
Caleb
- Twelve Angry People (2000) ... Caleb
 1999 Malcolm & Eddie (TV Series)
Uncle Buddy
- A Fowl and Stormy Night (1999) ... Uncle Buddy (voice)
 1999 Smiling Fish & Goat on Fire
Clive Winter
 1999 Trippin'
Gramps Reed
 1999 ER (TV Series)
Charley Barnes
- Double Blind (1999) ... Charley Barnes
 1998 Kiss of a Stranger
Buster
 1998 Lethal Weapon 4
Angry Patient
 1998 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (TV Series)
Lloyd Weeks
- Blind Man's Dog (1998) ... Lloyd Weeks
 1998 Promised Land (TV Series)
Mel Roylance
- Total Security (1998) ... Mel Roylance
 1998 Mad About You (TV Series)
Mets Shortstop
- The 2nd Mrs. Buchman (1998) ... Mets Shortstop
 1997 Living Single (TV Series)
Old Man #2
- He's the One (1997) ... Old Man #2
 1997 Timecop (TV Series)
Lenny Spatz
- Public Enemy (1997) ... Lenny Spatz
 1997 Sparks (TV Series)
Mr. Hill
- Dog Gone (1997) ... Mr. Hill
 1997 Hoodlum
Mr. Redmond
 1997 Conspiracy Theory
Hospital Security
 1996 Ghosts of Mississippi
Minister
 1996 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Verdis
- Burnin' Love (1996) ... Verdis
 1995 The Marshal (TV Series)
Auto Body Man
- '65-'95 (1995) ... Auto Body Man
 1994 Maverick
Riverboat Poker Player (as Bill Handerson)
 1994 Roc (TV Series)
Matthew
- No Place Like Home (1994) ... Matthew
 1993 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Bishop William Prinn
- A Correct Settling (1993) ... Bishop William Prinn
 1993 Picket Fences (TV Series)
Toobah Varney
- The Lullaby League (1993) ... Toobah Varney
 1993 Marked for Murder (TV Movie)
 1992 White Men Can't Jump
The Venice Beach Boys
 1991 City Slickers
Ben Jessup
 1990 Dear John (TV Series)
Pete
- John's Night Out (1990) ... Pete
 1989 Hardball (TV Series)
Pearly
- Till Death Do Us Part (1989) ... Pearly
 1989 No Holds Barred
Charlie
 1989 How I Got Into College
Detroit High School Coach
 1989 Cousins
Valhalla Band
 1987 227 (TV Series)
Sgt. Stokes
- Bull's Eye (1987) ... Sgt. Stokes
 1987 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Vince Hines
- Kingpins (1987) ... Vince Hines
 1987 Gimme a Break! (TV Series)
Ernie
- Mama's Date (1987) ... Ernie
 1987 MacGyver (TV Series)
Gas Station Cashier
- Birth Day (1987) ... Gas Station Cashier
 1986 Wisdom
Theo
 1986 Valerie (TV Series)
Mr. Avery
- The Roots of All Evil (1986) ... Mr. Avery
 1986 The George McKenna Story (TV Movie)
Goodman
 1986 Smart Alec
Julie's Agent
 1986 Murphy's Law
Ben Wilcove
 1986 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)
Mr. Yeager
- Have You Tried Talking to Patty? (1986) ... Mr. Yeager
 1982-1986 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Garbageman / Jimmy
- Act of Conscience (1986) ... Garbageman
- High Steel (1982) ... Jimmy
 1985 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Older Cop (segment "Night of the Meek")
- Night of the Meek/But Can She Type?/The Star (1985) ... Older Cop (segment "Night of the Meek")
 1985 Clue
The Cop
 1985 Fletch
Speaker
 1985 Do You Remember Love (TV Movie)
Wendell
 1985 The Facts of Life (TV Series)
Art Jackson
- Jazzbeau (1985) ... Art Jackson
 1984 Dreams (TV Series)
Torpedo
- The Birthday Party (1984) ... Torpedo
- Tears in the Night (1984) ... Torpedo
- Suspicion (1984) ... Torpedo
- Stuttering (1984) ... Torpedo
- Rusted Dreams (1984) ... Torpedo
 1984 The New Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Arnie
- Torch Song (1984) ... Arnie
 1984 Fear City
Nicky's Doctor
 1983 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Maynard
- The Russians Are Coming (1983) ... Maynard
 1983 Get Crazy
King Blues
 1983 Ace Crawford... Private Eye (TV Series)
Mello
- The Gentleman Bandit (1983) ... Mello
- The Microchip Caper (1983) ... Mello
- Inch in a Pinch (1983) ... Mello
- Bull Bates (1983) ... Mello
- Murder at Restful Hills (1983) ... Mello
 1982 Benson (TV Series)
Jay
- Benson's Army Reunion (1982) ... Jay
 1982 One Shoe Makes It Murder (TV Movie)
Chick
 1981 Continental Divide
Train Conductor
 1980 Inside Moves
Blue Lewis
 1979 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Antoine Moray / Babalao
- Babalao (1979) ... Antoine Moray / Babalao
 1979 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
2nd Player
- With This Gun, I Thee Wed (1979) ... 2nd Player
 1979 Flesh & Blood (TV Movie)
Fight Reporter
 1979 The Kid from Left Field (TV Movie)
Brad Linquist
 1979 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series)
Attendent
- Arnold's Girlfriend: Part 2 (1979) ... Attendent
- Arnold's Girlfriend: Part 1 (1979) ... Attendent
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series)
Champ Sugrue
- Part II (1896-1897) (1979) ... Champ Sugrue
 1979 Leave It to Charlie (TV Series)
Willy McLintock
- Money, Money, Money (1979) ... Willy McLintock
 1976-1977 Good Times (TV Series)
Ray the Bartender / Night Club Owner
- Requiem for a Wino (1977) ... Ray the Bartender
- The Judy Cohen Story (1976) ... Night Club Owner
 1977 What's Happening!! (TV Series)
Clarence Hopkins
- Trial and Error (1977) ... Clarence Hopkins
 1977 Fire Sale
Psychiatrist (uncredited)
 1977 The Jeffersons (TV Series)
JoJo
- George's Guilt (1977) ... JoJo
 1976 Silver Streak
Red Cap
 1976 Mother, Jugs & Speed
Charles Taylor
 1974-1976 Harry O (TV Series)
Spencer Johnson / Teak
- Death Certificate (1976) ... Spencer Johnson
- APB Harry Orwell (1975) ... Spencer Johnson
- Tender Killing Care (1975) ... Spencer Johnson
- Shades (1975) ... Spencer Johnson
- Eyewitness (1974) ... Teak
 1976 Louis Armstrong - Chicago Style (TV Movie)
Charles Rudolph
 1975 Sanford and Son (TV Series)
Harvey
- Bank on This (1975) ... Harvey
 1975 Cornbread, Earl and Me
Watkins
 1975 A Shadow in the Streets (TV Movie)
Leroy Marcus Benson
 1974 Happy Days (TV Series)
Mr. Davis
- The Best Man (1974) ... Mr. Davis
 1974 Get Christie Love! (TV Series)
Sgt. Stoner Martin
- Get Christie Love! (1974) ... Sgt. Stoner Martin
 1972 Trouble Man
Jimmy
 1972 Cool Breeze
Minister (uncredited)
 1971 The Bill Cosby Show (TV Series)
Man #3 / Male Teacher #5 / First Teacher
- Tobacco Road (1971) ... Man #3
- The Sesame Street Rumble (1971) ... Male Teacher #5
- To Each According to His Appetite (1971) ... First Teacher
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A native of Chicago, Henderson sang with the Ramsey Lewis Trio, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Quincy Jones, the Charlie Haden Quintet and many others. His 1963 album, Bill Henderson With the Oscar Peterson Trio, is considered a classic in the jazz vernacular. See more »

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