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Bill Lancaster (I) (1947–1997)

Bill was known by his friends as "Billy", when he was a youth. He attended "public" school, as many actor's sons and daughters did in the 1960s. He was never athletic since he was stricken with a childhood disease. He was well liked at Emerson Junior High School in West Los Angeles, California. He graduated from Emerson in June 1962. He was known ... See full bio »

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The Thing Writer


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 2005 Bad News Bears (1976 screenplay) / (screenplay)
 2002 The Thing (Video Game) (characters)
 1982 The Thing (screenplay)
  The Bad News Bears (TV Series) (characters created by - 20 episodes, 1979 - 1980) (characters - 1 episode, 1980) (based upon characters created by - 1 episode, 1979)
- The Good Life (1980) ... (characters created by)
- The Headless Ghost of MacKintosh Manor (1980) ... (characters created by)
- Double Play (1980) ... (characters created by)
- Scrambled Eggs (1980) ... (characters created by)
- Old Timers' Day (1980) ... (characters)
 1978 The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (written by)
 1976 The Bad News Bears (written by)
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 1982 The Thing
Norwegian (video footage) (uncredited)
 1974 Moses the Lawgiver (TV Mini Series)
Young Moses
- Part VI (1974) ... Young Moses (as William Lancaster)
- Part V (1974) ... Young Moses (as William Lancaster)
- Part IV (1974) ... Young Moses (as William Lancaster)
- Part III (1974) ... Young Moses (as William Lancaster)
- Part II (1974) ... Young Moses (as William Lancaster)
 1974 The Midnight Man
Arthur King (as William Lancaster)
 1967 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Second Boy
- Night in a Small Town (1967) ... Second Boy (as William Henry Lancaster)
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 1978 The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (co-producer)
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 1982 The Thing (photographic model: Norwegian crew - uncredited)
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 2012 Special Collector's Edition (TV Series) (in memory of - 1 episode)
- La Cosa (2012) ... (in memory of)
 1998 The Thing: Terror Takes Shape (Video documentary) (in memory of our friend)
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 1998 The Thing: Terror Takes Shape (Video documentary)

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Alternate Names:

William Henry Lancaster | William Lancaster


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Kip "Kippie" Raleigh Kovacs  (his death)  (1 child)

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