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William Redfield (1927–1976)


Manhattan-born thespian William Redfield was influenced early on into an acting career as the son of an orchestra conductor and a former Ziegfeld Follies girl. Born on January 26, 1927, young "Billy Redfield" made his Broadway debut in "Swing Your Lady" in 1936 at the age of 9. Within a few years, the young boy was also heard on radio and appeared ... See full bio »

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Known For

Death Wish
Death Wish Sam Kreutzer
(1974)
Fantastic Voyage
Fantastic Voyage Capt. Bill Owens
(1966)
A New Leaf
A New Leaf Beckett
(1971)

Filmography

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 1977 Mr. Billion
Leopold Lacy
 1976 Spencer's Pilots (TV Series)
Sam
- The Code (1976) ... Sam
 1976 Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II (TV Series)
Martindale
- Chapter I (1976) ... Martindale
 1976 Medical Center (TV Series)
Dr. Frank Waldman
- If Wishes Were Horses (1976) ... Dr. Frank Waldman
 1972-1976 The Bob Newhart Show (TV Series)
Gordon Borden / Arthur Hoover
- Warden Gordon Borden (1976) ... Gordon Borden
- P-I-L-O-T (1972) ... Arthur Hoover
 1972-1975 Maude (TV Series)
Chuck Cavender / Dr. Stern
- The Fling (1975) ... Chuck Cavender
- The Perfect Marriage (1973) ... Chuck Cavender
- Maude's Problem (1972) ... Dr. Stern
 1975 Fear on Trial (TV Movie)
Stan Hopp
 1974 Death Wish
Sam Kreutzer
 1974 For Pete's Sake
Fred
 1974 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Floyd Unger
- Shuffling Off to Buffalo (1974) ... Floyd Unger
 1972 The Hot Rock
Lt. Hoover
 1971 Such Good Friends
Barney
 1971 A New Leaf
Beckett
 1970 Dragon Country (TV Movie)
 1970 The Sidelong Glances of a Pigeon Kicker
Jonathan's Father
 1970 NET Playhouse (TV Series)
Rev. Samuel Worcestor
- Trail of Tears (1970) ... Rev. Samuel Worcestor
 1968 Companions in Nightmare (TV Movie)
Richard Lyle
 1967 Androcles and the Lion (TV Movie)
Spintho
 1967 All Woman
Tod
 1966 Fantastic Voyage
Capt. Bill Owens
 1966 Duel at Diablo
Sgt. Ferguson
 1965 Bewitched (TV Series)
Adam Newlarkin
- We're in for a Bad Spell (1965) ... Adam Newlarkin
 1965 Morituri
Baldwin
 1964 Pão de Açúcar
Gary Wills
 1963-1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
Benjamin Rolfe / Earl Tibbets
- Turning Point (1964) ... Benjamin Rolfe
- Metamorphosis (1963) ... Earl Tibbets
 1964 Mr. Broadway (TV Series)
Palmer
- Try to Find a Spy (1964) ... Palmer
 1964/I Hamlet
Guildenstern
 1952-1963 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Lionel Perch / Jess Adams / Leo Conrad / ...
- The Great Land Swindle (1963) ... Lionel Perch
- The Numbers Racket (1960) ... Jess Adams
- White Collar Bandit (1959) ... Leo Conrad
- Flight # 387 from Budapest (1956) ... Ferenc Iszak
- TV or Not TV (1955)
 1961 Naked City (TV Series)
Phillip Weaver
- The Hot Minerva (1961) ... Phillip Weaver
 1961 Great Ghost Tales (TV Series)
- Room 13 (1961)
 1961 The Connection
Jim Dunn
 1961 The Million Dollar Incident (TV Movie)
Jack Philbin
 1961 Frontiers of Faith (TV Series)
 1957-1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Fred Logan / Richard / Stephen Fontaine
- The Greatest Monster of Them All (1961) ... Fred Logan
- The Motive (1958) ... Richard
- The Manacled (1957) ... Stephen Fontaine
 1961 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Joe Lime
- Unloaded Gun (1961) ... Joe Lime
 1960 Encounter (TV Series)
Charles
- Blue Is for Boys (1960) ... Charles
 1960 The Comedy Spot (TV Series)
 1960 Wrangler (TV Series)
Clint Browning
- The Affair with Browning's Woman (1960) ... Clint Browning
 1959 Deadline (TV Series)
Clayton Darrah
- One Tall, One Short ... Clayton Darrah
 1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
George Baxter
- Mr. O'Malley (1959) ... George Baxter
 1959 Startime (TV Series)
Bricklow
- The Wicked Scheme of Jebal Deeks (1959) ... Bricklow
 1958 Colgate Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Roger Boone
- Adventures of a Model (1958) ... Dr. Roger Boone
 1952-1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Sextuplets (1957)
 1958 I Married a Woman
Eddie Benson - Elevator Operator
 1958 Kitty Foyle (TV Series)
Wyn Strafford
 1954-1957 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Howard Catlett / Stanley
- Rumblin' Galleries (1957) ... Howard Catlett
- Footlight Frenzy (1956) ... Stanley
 1956-1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Tom Bixby / Melvin / Otis Lockwood
- The Goodwill Ambassadors (1957) ... Tom Bixby
- The Hollywood Complex (1957) ... Melvin
- Love at Fourth Sight (1957) ... Otis Lockwood
 1951-1957 The Big Story (TV Series)
Jack Gil / Dave Alter / Charles Gleeson / ...
- Desperate Hunger (1957) ... Jack Gil
- Lineup (1957) ... Dave Alter
- Death of Rattlesnake Ridge (1955) ... Charles Gleeson
- Carl De Bloom, Reporter (1951) ... Carl De Bloom
 1957 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series)
- Throw Me a Rope (1957)
 1957 Omnibus (TV Series)
Messenger (segment)
- Lee at Gettysburg (1957) ... Messenger (segment)
 1956 The Proud and Profane
Chaplain Lt. (jg) Holmes
 1956 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Dr. Tim Cole (1958)
 1954-1956 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Sam / Cannon
- Thirty Year Man (1956) ... Sam (as Billy Redfield)
- The Great Chair (1954) ... Cannon
 1956 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
 1955 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Bill
- A Girl Can Tell (1955) ... Bill
 1955 Mr. Citizen (TV Series)
- The Inner Vision (1955)
 1955 Conquest of Space
Roy Cooper
 1954-1955 Justice (TV Series)
- Shadow of Terror (1955)
- Edge of Fear (1954)
 1954-1955 The Elgin Hour (TV Series)
Lyman Poole / Hopper
- Family Meeting (1955) ... Lyman Poole
- High Man (1954) ... Hopper
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
McClelland
- Yellow Jack (1955) ... McClelland (as Billy Redfield)
 1954 The Marriage (TV Series)
Bobby Logan
- Inside Bobby Logan (1954) ... Bobby Logan
- Episode #1.3 (1954)
 1953 Jimmy Hughes, Rookie Cop (TV Series)
Jimmy Hughes (1953)
 1952 Family Affair (TV Short)
Tim
 1952 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Son
- The Return of Ulysses (1952) ... Son
 1952 Lights Out (TV Series)
 1952 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series)
Bart / Tom Carmichael
- Appointment on Mars (1952) ... Bart
- What You Need (1952) ... Tom Carmichael
 1950-1952 Suspense (TV Series)
Billy / I. B. Trane
- House of Masks (1952) ... Billy
- Wisteria Cottage (1951) ... (as Billy Redfield)
- The Call (1951) ... (as Billy Redfield)
- Too Hot to Live (1951) ... (as Billy Redfield)
 1952 The Web (TV Series)
- Broken Date (1952)
- Honeymoon at the Grand (1952) ... (as Billy Redfield)
 1952 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- P.G. (1952) ... (as Billy Redfield)
 1951 Somerset Maugham TV Theatre (TV Series)
- The Mother (1951)
 1951 Hands of Mystery (TV Series)
- Lane's End (1951)
 1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
the Prince
- The Queen's Husband (1951) ... the Prince
 1950 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
Chris
- The Barker (1950) ... Chris
 1948-1949 Actor's Studio (TV Series)
- Joe McSween's Atomic Machine (1949) ... (as Billy Redfield)
- Jim Pemberton and His Boy Trigger (1949) ... (as Billy Redfield)
- To the Lovely Margaret (1948) ... (as Billy Redfield)
 1939 Back Door to Heaven
Charley Smith
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Personal Details

Other Works:

1964: Appeared in John Gielgud's production of "Hamlet" on Broadway as Guildenstern to Richard Burton's Hamlet. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Billy Redfield

Height:

5' 9¾" (1.77 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Let's face it. Movies are the swellest way to make money that ever happened in the history of the world. See more »

Trivia:

Redfield wrote a memoir of the 1964 stage production of Hamlet (1964) directed by John Gielgud and starring Richard Burton that was captured on film. In "Letters from an Actor" (1967, Viking Press), Redfield -- who played Guildenstern -- said that his friend Marlon Brando had been considered the Great White Hope by his generation of American actors. That is, they believed that Brando's more ... See more »

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Aquarius

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