Willard Parker (1912–1996)

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As New York-born Worcester Van Eps, he was a meter reader who turned professional tennis player, In 1937, aged 25, however, he parlayed his fair-haired good looks and obvious athleticism into an acting career and changed his name to the friendlier and less ethnic marquee moniker (common during that time of Hollywood) of Willard Parker. After a ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Fighting Guardsman Baron Francois de St.-Hermain, alias Roland the Bandit
Bodyhold Tommy Jones


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 1966 Waco
Pete Jenner
 1964 The Earth Dies Screaming
Jeff Nolan
 1962 Going My Way (TV Series)
Msgr. Joseph Francis Giblin
- The Crooked Angel (1962) ... Msgr. Joseph Francis Giblin
 1962 Air Patrol
Lt. Vern Taylor
 1960 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
- Dr. Kate (1960) ... Bill
 1960 The High Powered Rifle
Stephen Dancer
 1960 Walk Tall
Captain Ed Trask
 1960 Young Jesse James
Cole Younger
 1959 Lone Texan
Clint Banister
 1955-1958 Tales of the Texas Rangers (TV Series)
Ranger Jace Pearson
- Ambush (1958) ... Ranger Jace Pearson
- The Fifth Plague (1958) ... Ranger Jace Pearson
- Kickback (1958) ... Ranger Jace Pearson
- Jace and Clay (1958) ... Ranger Jace Pearson
- Texas Flyer (1958) ... Ranger Jace Pearson
 1958 M Squad (TV Series)
Malcolm Grove
- The Cover Up (1958) ... Malcolm Grove
 1957 Lure of the Swamp
James Lister
 1956 Naked Gun
Breen Mathews
 1952-1955 The Adventures of Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Douglas Boyd
- Close-up of Murder (1955) ... Douglas Boyd
- A Close-Up of Murder (1952) ... Douglas Boyd
 1953-1955 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Dave Baxter
- The Mumbys (1955) ... Dave Baxter
- Kiss and Forget (1953)
 1954-1955 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- A Mother's Duty (1954)
 1952-1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Mayor John Norman / Captain Henry Clay / Ron Gage / ...
- Visitor in the Night (1955) ... Mayor John Norman
- Little War at San Dede (1954) ... Captain Henry Clay
- Twenty-two Sycamore Road (1953) ... Ron Gage
- Mr. And Mrs. Trubble or The Tubbles (1952) ... Mr. Tubble
 1954 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
George Tracy
- The Enchanted Schoolteacher (1954) ... George Tracy
 1953 Kiss Me Kate
Tex Callaway
 1953 The Great Jesse James Raid
Jesse James
 1953 The Vanquished
Captain Kirby
 1953 Sangaree
Gabriel Thatch
 1952 Caribbean
Shively, MacAllister's Overseer
 1951 Apache Drums
Mayor Joe Madden
 1951 My True Story
Bill Phillips
 1950 Hunt the Man Down
Burnell 'Brick' Appleby
 1950 Bandit Queen
Dan Hinsdale
 1950 Emergency Wedding
 1950 David Harding, Counterspy
Lt. Comdr. Jerry A. Baldwin
 1950 The Secret Fury
Smith (uncredited)
 1949 Bodyhold
Tommy Jones
 1949 Calamity Jane and Sam Bass
Sheriff William 'Will' Egan
 1949 Slightly French
Douglas Hyde
 1948 You Gotta Stay Happy
Henry Benson
 1948 The Mating of Millie
Phil Gowan
 1948 Relentless
Jeff Moyer
 1948 The Wreck of the Hesperus
John Macready
 1946 Renegades
Dr. Sam Martin
 1946 One Way to Love
Mitchell Raymond
 1946 The Fighting Guardsman
Baron Francois de St.-Hermain, alias Roland the Bandit
 1943 What a Woman!
Michael Cobb
 1939 The Magnificent Fraud
Airline Steward (uncredited)
 1939 The Zero Hour
 1938 Accidents Will Happen
Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
 1938 A Slight Case of Murder
Dick Whitewood
 1938 The Invisible Menace
Pvt. Booker (uncredited)
 1937 Missing Witnesses
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1937 The Adventurous Blonde
Clerk (uncredited)
 1937 Over the Goal
Duke Davis
 1937 Alcatraz Island
Reporter (uncredited)
 1937 Love Is on the Air
Les Quimby
 1937 Back in Circulation
Ben (uncredited)
 1937 That Certain Woman
Reporter (uncredited)
 1937 The Devil's Saddle Legion
Hub Ordley
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Stage Play: Johnny Belinda. Drama. Written by Elmer Harris. Directed by Harry Wagstaff Gribble. Belasco Theatre (moved to the Longacre Theatre on 8 Dec 1940 to close): 18 Sep 1940- 21 Jun 1941 (321 performances). Produced by Harry Wagstaff Gribble, Note: Filmed as Johnny Belinda (1948), Johnny Belinda (1982), Johnny Belinda (1967), Johnny ... See more »

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