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      William Demarest

      William Demarest

      Highest Rated: 100% Easy Living (1937)

      Lowest Rated: 14% Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1975)

      Birthday: Feb 27, 1892

      Birthplace: St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

      Prolific character player of the 1930s and 40s, later on TV, typically in cranky but endearing comedy roles. Appeared in all of Preston Sturges' Paramount films of the 1940s, most memorably as Officer Kockenlocker in "The Miracle of Morgan's Creek" and as the tough Marine sergeant in "Hail the Conquering Hero" (both 1944). Well known as Uncle Charley on the long-running TV series "My Three Sons."

      Highest rated movies

      Jolson Sings Again
      The Jolson Story
      All Through the Night Sullivan's Travels
      The Great McGinty
      Easy Living
      The Lady Eve
      The Palm Beach Story

      Photos

      WHISPERING SMITH, Alan Ladd, William Demarest, Brenda Marshall, 1948 DOWN WENT MCGINTY, William Demarest, Akim Tamiroff, Brian Donlevy, 1940 THE MIRACLE OF MORGAN'S CREEK, William Demarest, Diana Lynn, 1944 SORROWFUL JONES, William Demarest, 1949 SINCERELY YOURS, William Demarest, Liberace, 1955 ON OUR MERRY WAY, Hugh Herbert, William Demarest, 1948 THE PRIVATE WAR OF MAJOR BENSON, William Demarest, 1955 THE MIRACLE OF MORGAN'S CREEK, William Demarest, 1944 WHAT PRICE GLORY, James Cagney, William Demarest on set, 1952, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp CHRISTMAS IN JULY, William Demarest, 1940 THE SAINTED SISTERS, William Demarest, 1948 THE SAINTED SISTERS, William Demarest, 1948 WHAT PRICE GLORY, William Demarest, James Cagney, Corrine Calvet, director John Ford on set, 1952, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp PARDON MY SARONG, Budd Abbott, William Deamrest, Lou Costello, 1942 THE GREAT MOMENT, Betty Field, William Demarest, 1944 THE GREAT MOMENT, Joel McCrea, Betty Field, William Demarest, 1944 PARDON MY SARONG, lying down: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, William Demarest (standing rear)), 1942 OUR HEARTS WERE GROWING UP, William Demarest, Gail Russell, Brian Donlevy, Diana Lynn, 1946 SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS, Joel McCrea, Robert Warwick, William Demarest, Franklin Pangborn, Porter Hall, 1941 NEVER A DULL MOMENT, Fred MacMurray, Irene Dunne, Andy Devine, Jack Kirkwood, William Demarest, Lela Bliss, 1950

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      14% 60% Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood Studio Gatekeeper (Character) - 1975
      71% 57% Don't Be Afraid of the Dark Mr. Harris (Character) - 1973
      94% 72% That Darn Cat! Wilmer MacDougall (Character) - 1965
      87% 67% Viva Las Vegas Mr. Martin (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunfight in Black Horse Canyon Jeb (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet 50% Pepe Movie Studio Gateman (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunfight at Black Horse Canyon Jeb (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Twenty Plus Two Desmond Slocum (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet 57% The Mountain Father Belacchi (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rawhide Years Brand Comfort (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 40% The Private War of Major Benson John (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 56% Jupiter's Darling Mago (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 38% The Far Horizons Sgt. Gass (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lucy Gallant Charles Madden (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Yellow Mountain Jackpot Wray (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 55% Escape From Fort Bravo Campbell (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 57% Dangerous When Wet Pa Higgins (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 20% Here Come the Girls Dennis Logan (Character) - 1953
      63% 39% What Price Glory? Cpl. Kiper (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Blazing Forest Syd Jessup (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 17% Excuse My Dust Harvey Bullitt (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 33% Behave Yourself Officer O'Ryan (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The First Legion Monsignor Michael Carey (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 50% The Strip Fluff (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 29% Never a Dull Moment Mears (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 42% Riding High Happy (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet He's a Cockeyed Wonder Bob Sears (Character) - 1950
      100% 63% Jolson Sings Again Steve Martin (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet 72% Sorrowful Jones Regret (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Red, Hot and Blue Charlie Baxter (Character) - 1949
      83% 61% Whispering Smith Bill Dansing (Character) - 1948
      20% 35% On Our Merry Way Floyd (Character) - 1948
      80% 69% Night Has a Thousand Eyes Lieut. Shawn (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 43% The Perils of Pauline George "Mac" McGuire (Character) - 1947
      100% 79% The Jolson Story Steve Martin (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Our Hearts Were Growing Up Peanuts Schultz (Character) - 1946
      40% 51% Along Came Jones George Fury (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Victory Caravan Bill, the Security Guard (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Salty O'Rourke Smitty (Character) - 1945
      87% 82% The Miracle of Morgan's Creek Constable Kockenlocker (Character) - 1944
      95% 84% Hail the Conquering Hero Sgt. Heppelfinger (Character) - 1944
      67% 30% The Great Moment Eben Frost (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet 44% Once Upon a Time Brandt (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nine Girls Walter Cummings (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet 61% Stage Door Canteen Self - 1943
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dangerous Blondes Detective Gatling (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Doughboy Harry Fabian (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Life Begins at 8:30 Police Officer (Character) - 1942
      97% 81% The Palm Beach Story First Member Ale and Quail Club (Character) - 1942
      100% 71% All Through the Night Sunshine (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Favorite Spy Flower Pot Policeman (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 58% Pardon My Sarong Det. Kendall (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 38% Dressed to Kill Inspector Pierson (Character) - 1941
      99% 87% The Lady Eve Muggsy (Ambrose Murgatroyd) (Character) - 1941
      100% 89% Sullivan's Travels Mr. Jones (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Glamour Boy Papa Doran (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rookies on Parade Mike Brady (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Golden Fleecing Swallow (Character) - 1940
      95% 77% Christmas in July Mr. Bildocker (Character) - 1940
      100% 79% The Great McGinty The Politician (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet 40% Little Men Constable Tom Thorpe (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Farmer's Daughter Victor Walsh (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wolf of New York Bill Ennis (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet 73% The Great Man Votes Charles Dale (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet 57% Miracles for Sale Quinn (Character) - 1939
      97% 94% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Bill Griffith (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cowboy Quarterback Rusty Walker (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Romance on the Run Eckbart (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet 71% Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm Henry Kipper (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Peck's Bad Boy With the Circus Daro (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet While New York Sleeps Red Miller (Character) - 1938
      100% 83% Easy Living Wallace Whistling (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Don't Tell the Wife Larry "Horace" Tucker (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Gambini Sergeant Kirby (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet 70% The Big City Mr. Beecher (Character) - 1937
      60% 72% Charlie Chan at the Opera Sergeant Kelly (Character) - 1936
      71% 50% The Great Ziegfeld Gene Buck (uncredited) (Character) - 1936
      80% 62% Love on the Run Editor Lees Berger (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Murder Man "Red" Maguire (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet 57% After Office Hours Police Detective (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet 71% Bright Lights Detective (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet 14% Casino Murder Case Auctioneer (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet 35% Fog Over Frisco Spike Smith (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sharp Shooters "Hi Jack" Murdock (Character) - 1928
      78% 56% The Jazz Singer Unknown (Character) - 1927
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Million Bid George Lamont (Character) - 1927
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Night Court Defense Counsel (Character) - 1927

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Disney's Wonderful World Mr. MacDougall (Character) 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet McMillan and Wife Cyrus McFee (Guest Star) 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Uncle Charlie O'Casey (Character) 1964-1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1963-1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Leonard Lonsdale (Guest Star) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Farmer's Daughter Senator Richards (Guest Star) 1964
      92% 96% The Twilight Zone Joe Britt (Character) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Wells Fargo Jeb Gaines (Character),
      Jeb (Guest Star)
      1961-1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rebel Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Love and Marriage William Harris (Character) 1959-1960
      No Score Yet 85% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Tom Akins (Character) 1958