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Will Wright

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Will Wright (born William Henry Wright on March 26, 1891 in San Francisco, California - June 19, 1962 in Hollywood, California) was an American character actor. He was frequently cast in curmudgeonly roles. He was sometimes credited as Will J. Wright. Wright guest starred on the 1954-1955 CBS legal drama, The Public Defender, starring Reed Hadley. He appeared twice in the 1956-1957 CBS situation comedy Hey, Jeannie!, with Jeannie Carson. In 1958, Wright guest starred in the episode "The Woman from Sacramento" on John Payne's NBC western series, The Restless Gun, in the role of Jim Blackwell, a wealthy but dying rancher who doubts the identity of his estranged daughter, played by Kathleen Crowley, who has arrived for a final visit with her father, of whom she has virtually no memory. Wright portrayed department store owner and grasping landlord Ben Weaver in several episodes of CBS's The Andy Griffith Show and was the voice of Friend Owl in Walt Disney's animated film Bambi. He also appeared in Johnny Tremain. From 1960-1962, he appeared four times as Doc Bigelow on the NBC western series Laramie, with John Smith and Robert Fuller. He also guest starred with child actor Stephen Talbot in the 1960 episode "Don't Scream at a Jet" in the syndicated series The Blue Angels, fictional stories about elite fliers of the United States Navy. Wright died of cancer. His interment was in Fairfield's Suisun-Fairfield Cemetery. Description above from the Wikipedia article Will Wright, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Mar 26, 1894 In San Francisco, California
Movie/TV Credits:
114
First Appeared:
In the movie Pure Feud 1934-04-20
Latest Project:
Movie Cape Fear 1962-04-12
Known For
Poster of Mrs. Mike
Poster of Keeper of the Bees
Poster of One Exciting Week
Poster of The Tell-Tale Heart
Filmography

Cape Fear (1962)

Drama Thriller
Movie
as Dr. Pearsall
7.2 111 votes

Mister Ed (1961)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.4 9 votes

The Deadly Companions (1961)

Action Adventure Western
Movie
as Doctor Acton
4.9 13 votes

Twenty Plus Two (1961)

Mystery
Movie
as Newspaper morgue attendant

The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
8.0 26 votes

The Tall Man (1960)

Western Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
8.0 1 votes

Inherit the Wind (1960)

Drama History
Movie
as Bible Salesman (uncredited)
7.5 80 votes

Thriller (1960)

Horror Thriller
Series
as Unknown
4.5 3 votes

Outlaws (1960)

Western Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Andy Griffith Show (1960)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.2 30 votes

Pete and Gladys (1960)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
8.0 1 votes

Rawhide (1959)

Western
Series
as Unknown
7.7 9 votes

Riverboat (1959)

Western
Series
as Unknown
9.0 1 votes

Alias Jesse James (1959)

Action Comedy
Movie
as Titus Queasley
7 4 votes

Dennis, The Menace (1959)

Comedy Family
Series
as Unknown
6.8 9 votes

Mr. Lucky (1959)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Gunman's Walk (1958)

Western
Movie
as Judge
5.8 10 votes

Quantrill's Raiders (1958)

Movie
as Judge Wood
4.5 2 votes

The Missouri Traveler (1958)

Western Family Drama
Movie
as Sheriff Marvin Peavy
6 1 votes

Bronco (1958)

Western
Series
as Unknown
7.0 1 votes

Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Fire Chief
7.1 16 votes

Bat Masterson (1958)

Western
Series
as Unknown
7.5 2 votes

Lawman (1958)

Western
Series
as Unknown
6.0 1 votes

77 Sunset Strip (1958)

Drama Crime
Series
as Unknown
7.8 6 votes

The Donna Reed Show (1958)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.7 3 votes

Johnny Tremain (1957)

Drama Family
Movie
as Ephraim Lapham
5.6 7 votes

The Wayward Bus (1957)

Movie
as Van Brunt

Official Detective (1957)

Series
as Unknown

Jeanne Eagels (1957)

Drama
Movie
as Marshal (uncredited)

The Iron Sheriff (1957)

Western
Movie
as Judge
5 1 votes

Leave It to Beaver (1957)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.4 18 votes

Trackdown (1957)

Western Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
6.5 2 votes

Sugarfoot (1957)

Western
Series
as Unknown
6.0 1 votes

The Real McCoys (1957)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.0 2 votes

Maverick (1957)

Comedy Western
Series
as Unknown
8.5 9 votes

Perry Mason (1957)

Mystery Drama Crime Family
Series
as Unknown
7.8 28 votes

These Wilder Years (1956)

Drama
Movie
as Old Cab Driver
5.9 4 votes

Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater (1956)

Western Drama
Series
as Unknown
8.0 1 votes

The 20th Century Fox Hour (1955)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Millionaire (1955)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.0 2 votes

Gunsmoke (1955)

Western Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
6.9 21 votes

Johnny Guitar (1954)

Drama Western
Movie
as Ned - Bank Teller (uncredited)
7.4 61 votes

River of No Return (1954)

Action Adventure Drama Western
Movie
as Trading Post Proprietor
6.2 48 votes

Lassie (1954)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
4.4 11 votes

The Raid (1954)

War Western
Movie
as Josiah Anderson
5.6 5 votes

December Bride (1954)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.0 1 votes

You Are There (1953)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Niagara (1953)

Drama Thriller
Movie
as Boatman
6.7 67 votes

General Electric Theater (1953)

Comedy Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Last Posse (1953)

Western
Movie
as Todd Mitchell
7 1 votes

Letter to Loretta (1953)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Wild One (1953)

Drama
Movie
as Art Kleiner
6.8 52 votes

Paula (1952)

Drama
Movie
as Raymond Bascom
6.5 1 votes

Lure of the Wilderness (1952)

Adventure Drama Romance
Movie
as Sheriff Brink
6.5 1 votes

The Las Vegas Story (1952)

Drama
Movie
as Mike Fogarty
4.6 8 votes

O. Henry's Full House (1952)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as The Clarion Call: Hotel Desk Clerk
5.5 2 votes

Cavalcade of America (1952)

Series
as Unknown

Vengeance Valley (1951)

Action Western
Movie
as Mr. Willoughby
4 10 votes

The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1951)

Western
Series
as Unknown

I Love Lucy (1951)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.8 51 votes

Dragnet (1951)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.2 6 votes

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1951)

Drama Comedy
Series
as Unknown

House by the River (1950)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Inspector Sarten
5.9 14 votes

A Ticket to Tomahawk (1950)

Comedy Music Western
Movie
as Marshal Kit Dodge
6 4 votes

Sunset in the West (1950)

Western
Movie
as Sheriff Tad Osborne
6.7 3 votes

No Way Out (1950)

Crime Drama Thriller
Movie
as Dr. Cheney - Coroner (uncredited)
6.3 8 votes

Little Women (1949)

Drama Family Romance
Movie
as Mr. Grace - Proprietor (uncredited)
7.4 27 votes

The Green Promise (1949)

Drama
Movie
as Mr. Grenstedt
6 1 votes

Act of Violence (1949)

Thriller
Movie
as Pop
5.9 14 votes

Big Jack (1949)

Western
Movie
as Will Farnsworth

All the King's Men (1949)

Drama
Movie
as Dolph Pillsbury
6.2 46 votes

Lust for Gold (1949)

Action Western
Movie
as Parsons
4.2 7 votes

Mrs. Mike (1949)

Drama
Movie
as Dr. McIntosh

Adam's Rib (1949)

Comedy Drama Romance
Movie
as Judge Marcasson
7 55 votes

Brimstone (1949)

Western
Movie
as Martin Tredwell

Relentless (1948)

Western
Movie
as Sam - the Horse Dealer
6 1 votes

The Inside Story (1948)

Movie
as J J

They Live by Night (1948)

Drama Crime
Movie
as Mobley
6.4 23 votes

An Act of Murder (1948)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Judge Jim Wilder
7.3 3 votes

The Walls of Jericho (1948)

Movie
as Dr. Nathan J. Patterson
7.8 2 votes

Whispering Smith (1948)

Action Western
Movie
as Sheriff McSwiggin
4.3 4 votes

Keeper of the Bees (1947)

Drama
Movie
as Dr. Grayson

Blaze of Noon (1947)

Drama Action
Movie
as Mr. Thomas

Danger Street (1947)

Movie
as Police Chief Bullward

Cynthia (1947)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Gus Wood, Thatcher's Real Estate Rep

Mother Wore Tights (1947)

Music
Movie
as Withers (uncredited)

The Hoodlum Saint (1946)

Drama Music
Movie
as Allan 'Knucklehead' Smith - Times Editor (uncredited)
5.8 2 votes

The Madonna's Secret (1946)

Drama Thriller Mystery
Movie
as The Riverman
4.5 1 votes

The Blue Dahlia (1946)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Newell
6.3 32 votes

One Exciting Week (1946)

Comedy Romance Crime
Movie
as Otis Piper

Blue Skies (1946)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Dan - Stage Manager (uncredited)
6.3 5 votes

The Inner Circle (1946)

Thriller Crime Mystery
Movie
as Henry Boggs
6.0 1 votes

Rendezvous with Annie (1946)

Comedy War
Movie
as Elmer Snodgrass

High Powered (1945)

Drama
Movie
as Jeff Hines

Bewitched (1945)

Drama
Movie
as Mr. Herkheimer
3.5 7 votes

Grissly's Millions (1945)

Mystery
Movie
as John Frey

Scarlet Street (1945)

Drama
Movie
as Globe Loan Office Manager (uncredited)
7.6 59 votes

Rhapsody in Blue (1945)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Rachmaninoff
3.5 2 votes

The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (1945)

Drama Thriller
Movie
as Mr. Nelson (uncredited)
4.7 9 votes

Practically Yours (1944)

Comedy
Movie
as Sen. Cowling (uncredited)

So Proudly We Hail (1943)

War
Movie
as Col. Clark
5.7 5 votes

The Meanest Man in the World (1943)

Comedy
Movie
as Pawn Shop Owner (uncredited)
6.5 1 votes

Shut My Big Mouth (1942)

Western Comedy
Movie
as Long

Bambi (1942)

Animation Drama Family
Movie
as Friend Owl (voice) (uncredited)
6.7 1030 votes

Wildcat (1942)

Drama
Movie
as John 'Paw' Smithers

The Major and the Minor (1942)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Train station agent
6.4 23 votes

Cracked Nuts (1941)

Comedy
Movie
as Sylvanus Boogle

Maisie Was a Lady (1941)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Judge Thatcher (uncredited)

The Richest Man in Town (1941)

Comedy
Movie
as Frederick Johnson

Nothing But the Truth (1941)

Comedy
Movie
as Mr. Bart Prichard (uncredited)
7 1 votes

The Tell-Tale Heart (1941)

Crime Mystery
Movie
as Second Deputy Sheriff
5 1 votes

Blondie Plays Cupid (1940)

Comedy
Movie
as Mr. Tucker
7.5 2 votes

You, the People (1940)

Movie
as Mr. Roberts

Pure Feud (1934)

Comedy
Movie
as Lem (uncredited)