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William McCall (I) (1870–1938)

William McCall was born on May 19, 1870 in Delavan, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Fighting Fate (1921), The Little Minister (1922) and Across the Border (1922). He was married to Catherine Schomer. He died on January 10, 1938 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Fighting Fate Detective Lassiter
Across the Border Phillip Landers


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 1938 The Buccaneer
Ship's Officer (uncredited)
 1937 The Mysterious Pilot
Trapper (uncredited)
 1937 Boy of the Streets
Pete (uncredited)
 1937 Outlaws of the Prairie
Townsman (uncredited)
 1937 Hollywood Round-Up
Saloon Set Extra (uncredited)
 1937 Moonlight on the Range
Dave Cassidy (as Bill McCall)
 1937 The Big Squirt (Short)
Streetcar Passenger (uncredited)
 1937 Heroes of the Alamo
Kibitzer (uncredited)
 1937 Riders of the Dawn
State Official (uncredited)
 1937 Hoosier Schoolboy
Townsman (uncredited)
 1937 Lodge Night (Short)
Potentate Jones (uncredited)
 1937 Orphan of the Pecos
Barfly (uncredited)
 1937 From Bad to Worse (Short)
Train Conductor (uncredited)
 1937 The Law Commands
Settler (uncredited)
 1937 Gunsmoke Ranch
Settler Flanagan (uncredited)
 1937 Whistling Bullets
Bill - Old-Timer (uncredited)
 1937 Bar-Z Bad Men
Barfly (uncredited)
 1937 Paradise Express
Farmer at Meeting (uncredited)
 1936 Stormy Trails
Doctor (uncredited)
 1936 Vengeance of Rannah
Bureau Chief (uncredited)
 1936 Aces Wild
Sheriff Ted (uncredited)
 1936 Cavalcade of the West
Townsman (uncredited)
 1936 Oh, Susanna!
Sage City Whittling Townsman (uncredited)
 1936 Santa Fe Bound
Townsman (uncredited)
 1936 Idaho Kid
Townsman (uncredited)
 1936 Prison Shadows
Prison Inmate (uncredited)
 1936 Guns and Guitars
Voter (uncredited)
 1936 Too Much Beef
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1936 The Fugitive Sheriff
Gambler (uncredited)
 1936 Pinto Rustlers
Rancher (uncredited)
 1936 The Speed Reporter
Hotel Doorman (uncredited)
 1936 Outlaws of the Range
Dad Wilson
 1936 Share the Wealth (Short)
 1936 King of the Pecos
Man at Trial (uncredited)
 1936 Three Godfathers
Townsman at Social (uncredited)
 1936 Red River Valley
Rancher (uncredited)
 1936 Border Caballero
Barfly (uncredited)
 1936 The Lawless Nineties
Rejected Voter (uncredited)
 1936 Blazing Justice
The Marshal (uncredited)
 1936 The Mysterious Avenger
Rancher (uncredited)
 1935 Lawless Border
Old Man Warren
 1935 Lawless Riders
Amos (uncredited)
 1935 The Law of the 45's
Doctor Attending Stoney (uncredited)
 1935 The Last of the Clintons
Ed Carney (uncredited)
 1935 Frontier Justice
Sheepman (uncredited)
 1935 Flicker Fever (Short)
Actor on Steps (uncredited)
 1935 Western Frontier
Storekeeper (uncredited)
 1935 Lightning Triggers
Sheriff Tom (uncredited)
 1935 Toll of the Desert
Stagecoach Driver (uncredited)
 1935 Party Wire
Townsman (uncredited)
 1935 The Tia Juana Kid
Texas Sheriff
 1935 Big Calibre
Sheriff #1 (uncredited)
 1935 Desert Mesa
Sam Kent (as Bill McCall)
 1935 Rustlers of Red Dog
Gambler [Chs. 1, 7] (uncredited)
 1934 Night Alarm
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1934 In Old Santa Fe
Doctor (uncredited)
 1934 Fighting Hero
Trial Spectator (uncredited)
 1934 Oil's Well (Short)
 1934 Beggars in Ermine
Steel Worker (uncredited)
 1934 It Happened One Night
Bus Passenger (uncredited)
 1934 Gold Nuggets (Short)
 1934 Lighting Bill
Ross (as Bill McCall)
 1934 The Old Bugler (Short)
 1933 Circle Canyon
Deputy (uncredited)
 1933 Gordon of Ghost City
Barfly (uncredited)
 1933 The Barber Shop (Short)
Man with Horse (uncredited)
 1933 The Fiddlin' Buckaroo
Townsman (uncredited)
 1933 The Big Squeal (Short)
 1933 Fighting with Kit Carson
Army Officer (Ch. 1) (uncredited)
 1933 Somewhere in Sonora
Race Spectator (uncredited)
 1933 The Pharmacist (Short)
1st Man Who Helps Fainting Woman (uncredited)
 1933 The Whirlwind
Pa Curtis (uncredited)
 1933 Caliente Love (Short)
Casino Patron (uncredited)
 1933 Phantom Thunderbolt
Townsman (uncredited)
 1933 Breed of the Border
Barfly (uncredited)
 1933 Easy on the Eyes (Short)
Mr. Drew (uncredited)
 1933 The Hitch Hiker (Short)
Assistant Director (uncredited)
 1933 Too Many Highballs (Short)
Cop in Station (uncredited)
 1933 Artist's Muddles (Short)
Guest (uncredited)
 1933 The Singing Boxer (Short)
Man in Boxing Ring (uncredited)
 1933 Blue of the Night (Short)
Conductor (uncredited)
 1932 Hypnotized
Ship Officer (uncredited)
 1932 Doubling in the Quickies (Short)
Gate Guard (uncredited)
 1932 Bring 'Em Back Sober (Short)
Jewish Tailor (uncredited)
 1932 False Impressions (Short)
Gardener (uncredited)
 1932 Courting Trouble (Short)
Bit Role
 1932 Between Fighting Men
Saloon Waiter (uncredited)
 1932 The Cowboy Counsellor
Bartender (uncredited)
 1932 Hidden Valley
Deputy Bill (uncredited)
 1932 Gold
Sheriff (uncredited)
 1932 Cornered
Dan Herrick (uncredited)
 1932 The Boiling Point
Sheriff #2 (uncredited)
 1932 Hatta Marri (Short)
1st Cowboy on Fence (uncredited)
 1932 Hawkins & Watkins Inc. (Short)
Gardener / Radio Audience (uncredited)
 1932 Jimmy's New Yacht (Short)
Ship Captain (uncredited)
 1932 Listening in (Short)
Bailiff (uncredited)
 1932 The Rider of Death Valley
Barfly (uncredited)
 1932 Speed in the Gay Nineties (Short)
Man at Bar (uncredited)
 1932 Billboard Girl (Short)
Postal Clerk (uncredited)
 1932 Heavens! My Husband! (Short)
 1932 Lady! Please! (Short)
Detective Collins (uncredited)
 1932 Shopping with Wifie (Short)
Mac (uncredited)
 1932 The Girl in the Tonneau (Short)
Police Chief
 1932 Ridin' for Justice
Barfly (uncredited)
 1931 The Range Feud
Townsman (uncredited)
 1931 Idle Roomers (Short)
 1931 Queenie of Hollywood (Short)
Police Officer (uncredited)
 1931 The Nevada Buckaroo
Townsman (uncredited)
 1931 Headin' for Trouble
Sheriff (uncredited)
 1931 The Cannonball (Short)
Conductor with Gun (uncredited)
 1931 The Montana Kid
Townsman (uncredited)
 1931 The Albany Branch (Short)
Mr. Winchester
 1931 Alias the Bad Man
Brown (uncredited)
 1931 Hold 'er Sheriff (Short)
Bartender (uncredited)
 1930 A Hollywood Theme Song (Short)
2nd Mayor
 1930 The Dawn Trail
Townsman (uncredited)
 1930 Under Texas Skies
Deputy Marshal Walsh (as Wm. McCall)
 1930 Won by a Neck (Short)
 1930 Midnight Daddies
Cafe Manager (uncredited)
 1930 Hello, Television (Short)
Minister in Television Wedding (uncredited)
 1930 The Lonesome Trail
Rankin (as Bill McCall)
 1930 For the Defense
Juror (uncredited)
 1930 Under a Texas Moon
Saloon Customer (uncredited)
 1930 He Trumped Her Ace (Short)
Restaurant Patron / Bridge Player (uncredited)
 1930 Trailing Trouble
Pop Blake (as Wm. McCall)
 1929 Ridin' Leather (Short)
 1929/I A Close Call (Short)
 1929 Don't Get Jealous (Short)
Roadhouse Proprietor (uncredited)
 1929 The Big Palooka (Short)
Aimee's Father (uncredited)
 1929 The Rodeo (Short)
Traffic Cop
 1929 Ladies Must Eat (Short)
Man Outside Hotcake Harry's (uncredited)
 1929 Two Gun Morgan (Short)
 1929 Taxi Spooks (Short)
Traffic Cop
 1929 Uncle Tom (Short) (uncredited)
 1929 Range of Fear (Short)
 1928 Better Behave (Short)
Man Reading Paper (uncredited)
 1928 A Clean Sweep (Short)
 1928 A Jim Jam Janitor (Short)
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1928 Hubby's Latest Alibi (Short)
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
 1928 Hubby's Weekend Trip (Short)
Office Manager (uncredited)
 1928 A Taxi Scandal (Short)
Police Sergeant
 1928 Smith's Catalina Rowboat Race (Short) (uncredited)
 1928 Motorboat Mamas (Short)
Cabaret Maitre D'
 1928 The Campus Carmen (Short)
Extra (uncredited)
 1928 A Dumb Waiter (Short)
Headwaiter - Opera House Cafe
 1928 Hot Luck (Short)
Fire Chief (uncredited)
 1928 Taxi for Two (Short)
Traffic Cop
 1928 Smith's Restaurant (Short)
Ticket Taker
 1928 His Unlucky Night (Short)
Hotel Manager
 1928 The Cockeyed Family (Short)
Policeman (uncredited)
 1928 Smith's Farm Days (Short)
Farmer Friend
 1928 The Best Man (Short)
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
 1928 Smith's Army Life (Short)
Inspecting Officer
 1928 The Beach Club (Short)
Club Member (uncredited)
 1928 Smith's Holiday (Short)
Shooting Gallery Operator
 1927 Love in a Police Station (Short)
 1927 Smith's Modiste Shop (Short)
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1927 The Girl from Everywhere
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1927 Smith's Cousin (Short)
Mr. Castor
 1927 For Sale, a Bungalow (Short)
The Sheriff
 1927 Daddy Boy (Short)
Telephone Client
 1927 Gold Digger of Weepah (Short)
Man Who Directs Alma to Barber
 1927 Smith's Pony (Short)
Ticket Taker at Horse Show (uncredited)
 1927 The Golf Nut (Short)
Golfer (uncredited)
 1927 Love's Languid Lure (Short)
The Sheriff
 1927 Cured in the Excitement (Short)
Male Nurse
 1927 The Pride of Pikeville (Short)
Ruth's Father
 1927 His First Flame
President of the College
 1927 Broke in China (Short)
Proprietor of All Nations Cafe
 1927 A Small Town Princess (Short)
Dancer (uncredited)
 1927 A Dozen Socks (Short)
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1927 The Jolly Jilter (Short)
 1927 Peaches and Plumbers (Short)
The Attorney (uncredited)
 1927 A Hollywood Hero (Short)
Pullman Conductor
 1927 The Last Trail
Townsman (uncredited)
 1927 Pass the Dumplings (Short)
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1926 Desert Valley
Rancher (uncredited)
 1926 Flirty Four-Flushers (Short)
Hotel Manager (uncredited)
 1926 A Blonde's Revenge (Short)
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1926 Kitty from Killarney (Short)
Inspector #2
 1926 Hesitating Horses (Short)
Lucky Brown
 1926 Love's Last Laugh (Short)
The Custom's Inspector
 1926 A Prodigal Bridegroom (Short)
Lizzie's Father
 1926 Smith's Vacation (Short)
Train Passenger (uncredited)
 1926 When a Man's a Prince (Short)
Minister of War
 1926 Hubby's Quiet Little Game (Short)
Man in Hotel Ballroom (uncredited)
 1926 Smith's Baby (Short)
Man in Office (uncredited)
 1926 A Yankee Doodle Duke (Short)
Manager of the Cave Inn
 1926 The Ghost of Folly (Short)
Real Estate Buyer
 1926 Hooked at the Altar (Short)
Preter Stetson - Thelma's Father
 1926 Wandering Willies (Short)
Customer (uncredited)
 1926 The Funnymooners (Short)
Thelma's Father
 1926 Whispering Whiskers (Short)
Old Cowboy Party Guest (uncredited)
 1926/I Wide Open Faces (Short)
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1926 The Gosh-Darn Mortgage (Short)
Amos Spruder
 1925 The Window Dummy (Short)
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1925 The Soapsuds Lady (Short)
Hank Tucker - Betty's Father
 1925 Take Your Time (Short)
Mr. Lovejoy
 1925 Dangerous Curves Behind (Short)
Jed Purdy - Nell's Father
 1925 A Sweet Pickle (Short)
 1925 Good Morning, Madam! (Short)
Mr. Meadows - Thelma's Father
 1925 Love and Kisses (Short)
Judge Knott
 1925 Hurry, Doctor! (Short)
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1925 Cold Turkey (Short)
The Neighbor
 1925 Don't Tell Dad (Short)
The Minister
 1925 Tee for Two (Short)
Old Richman - Bob's Father
 1925 The Red Rider
John Cavanagh
 1925 Ridin' Thunder
 1925 Good Morning, Nurse (Short)
Mr. Royce - Roland's Father
 1925 He Who Gets Smacked (Short)
Mr. Taylor - Department Store Manager
 1925 Lost & Found (Short)
Picnicker (uncredited)
 1925 Breaking the Ice (Short)
Mr. Morgan - Gloria's Father
 1925 Plain Clothes (Short)
The Crook's Accomplice
 1925 Bashful Jim (Short)
Henry Barnes - Alice's Father
 1925 The Raspberry Romance (Short)
Theatre Manager
 1925 The Beloved Bozo (Short)
 1925 Boobs in the Wood (Short)
Saloon Proprietor
 1925 His Marriage Wow (Short)
Mr. Fisher - the Bride's Father
 1924 Daring Chances
 1924 Sell 'Em Cowboy
John Atwood
 1924 The Back Trail
Judge Jefferson Talent
 1924 The Bull Tosser (Short)
 1924 Wanted by the Law
Henchman Bush McGraw (as Bill McCall)
 1924 The Phantom Horseman
Deputy Sheriff
 1923 Smashing Barriers
Henry Marlin
 1922 The Counter Jumper (Short)
Glorietta's Father
 1922 Fortune's Mask
Captain Cronin>
 1922 The Fighting Guide
 1922 When Danger Smiles
 1922 The Snowshoe Trail
Fur Trapper (uncredited)
 1922 Angel of Crooked Street
'Cap' Berry
 1922 Rounding Up the Law
Judge Marcus Hyland
 1922 The Little Minister
Rob Dow
 1922 Across the Border
Phillip Landers
 1921 The Flower of the North
 1921 Where Men Are Men
Mike Regan
 1921 It Can Be Done
Byron Tingley
 1921 Fighting Fate
Detective Lassiter
 1920 The Roads We Take (Short)
 1920 The Suitor (Short)
The Girl's Father (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1919 Smashing Barriers (Short)
Henry Marlin
 1918 Pluck and Plotters (Short)
A Gangster
 1918 Frauds and Frenzies (Short)
Warden (as Billy McCall)
 1918 Bears and Bad Men (Short)
Stranded actor (as Billy McCall)
 1918 Huns and Hyphens (Short)
Customer (as Billy McCall)
 1918 A Fight for Millions (as Billy McCall)
 1917 Fired (Short)

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Alternate Names:

Billy McCall | Bill McCall | Wm. McCall


5' 10" (1.78 m)


Catherine Schomer  (his death)

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