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Billy Wells (I) (1887–1967)

Billy Wells was born on August 31, 1887 in London, England. He was an actor, known for The Great Game (1918), The Game Chicken (1926) and Kent, the Fighting Man (1916). He died on June 11, 1967 in London. See full bio »


(age 79) in London, England, UK

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Known For

The Great Game John Cranston
The Game Chicken Hen Pearce
Kent, the Fighting Man John Westerley
The Silver Lining Jerrold O'Farrell


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 1957 A Santa for Christmas (TV Movie) (as Bombardier Billy Wells)
 1955 London Playhouse (TV Series)
First Referee
- Fighting Chance (1955) ... First Referee
 1953 The Beggar's Opera
 1944 A Canterbury Tale
Knight (uncredited)
 1943 Happidrome
Ivan (uncredited)
 1943 Old Mother Riley Detective
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1942 We'll Smile Again
Publican (uncredited)
 1942 The Avengers
Barman (uncredited)
 1941 Major Barbara
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1939 There Ain't No Justice (uncredited)
 1938 Sailing Along (uncredited)
 1937 Make-Up
Ringmaster (as Bombardier Billy Wells)
 1937 Concerning Mr. Martin
 1936 Broken Blossoms
Boxing Referee (uncredited)
 1936 Find the Lady (uncredited)
 1936 Beloved Impostor
 1936 Excuse My Glove
Billy Wells (as Bombardier Billy Wells)
 1935 Mr. What's-His-Name? (uncredited)
 1934 Nifty Nurses (Short)
A doctor
 1927/I The Ring
Boxer (uncredited)
 1926 The Game Chicken (Short)
Hen Pearce
 1922 Cloudburst (as Bombardier Billy Wells)
 1919 The Silver Lining
Jerrold O'Farrell
 1918/I The Great Game
John Cranston
 1916 Kent, the Fighting Man
John Westerley (as Bombardier Billy Wells)
 1913 Little Willy vs. Bombardier Wells (Short)
Billy Wells
Show Show Self (2 credits)

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Bombardier Billy Wells | Bombardier Wells


6' 3" (1.91 m)

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He was a former heavyweight boxer who admitted that he couldn't hit an opponent "whose jaw was sagging and whose eyes were blank". He was the J Arthur Rank films gong-hitter until after WWII, when movie extra Phil Nieman took over for seven years. See more »


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