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      William Schallert

      William Schallert

      Highest Rated: 100% The Man From Planet X (1951)

      Lowest Rated: 40% Hangar 18 (1980)

      Birthday: Jul 6, 1922

      Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

      An astonishingly prolific character actor on television and in films for over six decades, William Schallert was an ideal Everyman and in particular, a much-loved father on shows like "The Patty Duke Show" (ABC, 1963-66) and "The Nancy Drew Mysteries" (ABC, 1977-78), as well as countless episodic television stints and features ranging from "The Man from Planet X" (1951) to "In the Heat of the Night" (1967) and "Innerspace" (1987). Like all great supporting performers, Schallert essentially disappeared into his roles, which allowed him to lend shades and variations of characters, whether kindly or cold of heart, while buffeting his leading men and women. On occasion, he would step into the spotlight for memorable parts, like his short-tempered teacher on "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" (CBS, 1959-1963), a sly government agent on "The Wild, Wild West" (NBC, 1965-69) or a futuristic government official in the "Trouble with Tribbles" episode of the original "Star Trek" (NBC, 1966-69). For the most part, Schallert brought honesty and heart to his hundreds of screen appearances, which continued to multiply as late as 2011 with a recurring turn on HBO's "True Blood" (2008-2014). His ability to provide subtle conviction to his performances remained untouched as he entered his ninth decade, which made Schallert something of a legend in the acting community, if never quite a star. William Schallert died May 8, 2016 in Pacific Palisades, California at the age of 93.

      Highest rated movies

      The Tarnished Angels
      The Man From Planet X
      In the Heat of the Night
      Pillow Talk
      Matinee
      Lonely Are the Brave
      Them!
      The Lone Ranger

      Photos

      THE COMPUTER WORE TENNIS SHOES, Kurt Russell, William Schallert, 1969 DAY OF THE OUTLAW, Robert Ryan, Alan Marshal, William Schallert, Arthur Space, 1959 BAND OF ANGELS, Sidney Poitier, Clark Gable, William Schallert, 1957 TWILIGHT ZONE: THE MOVIE, Jeremy Licht, Kevin McCarthy, Nancy Cartwright, Patricia Barry, William Schallert, 1983, (c)Warner Bros TWILIGHT ZONE: THE MOVIE, Kevin McCarthy, Kathleen Quinlan, William Schallert, Patricia Barry, 1983. (c) Warner Bros THE COMPUTER WORE TENNIS SHOES, Kurt Russell, William Schallert, 1969 LONELY ARE THE BRAVE, Walter Matthau, William Schallert, 1962 THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN, Randy Stuart, Grant Williams, William Schallert, 1957 LONELY ARE THE BRAVE, from left: William Schallert, Walter Matthau, 1962 LONELY ARE THE BRAVE, William Schallert, Walter Matthau, 1962

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      57% 70% Green Lantern: First Flight Appa Ali Apsa (Voice) - 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweetzer Barnaby (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Patty Duke Show: Still Rockin' in Brooklyn Heights Martin Lane (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 33% Harvey Judge Gaffney (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet To Dance With Olivia Judge Shelton (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 50% Shake, Rattle and Rock! Judge Boone (Character) - 1994
      93% 62% Matinee Dr. Grabow, DDS (uncredited) (Character) $8.9M 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mrs. Lambert Remembers Love Sheriff (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Held Hostage: The Sis and Jerry Levin Story Landrum Bolling (Character) - 1991
      82% 65% Innerspace Dr. Greenbush (Character) $25.9M 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Under the Influence Cade (Character) - 1986
      61% 46% Teachers Horn (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Amazons Congressman Stanford Barstow (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Through Naked Eyes Terry Parrish (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet 11% Grace Kelly Father Tucker (Character) - 1983
      59% 55% Twilight Zone: The Movie Father (Character) - 1983
      40% 29% Hangar 18 Professor Mills (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ike: The War Years Gen. Mark Clark (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tail Gunner Joe Gen. Zwicker (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway Harry (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tunnelvision Francis X. Cody (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 14% Death Sentence Tanner (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet 39% The Strongest Man in the World Prof. Quigley (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Promise Him Anything Silver (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hijack Frank Kleiner (Character) - 1973
      82% 82% Charley Varrick San Miguel Sheriff Bill Horton (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Partners in Crime Oscar (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Remember When Dick Hodges (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Man on a String William Connaught (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Escape Senator Lewis Harrison (Character) - 1971
      89% 76% Colossus: The Forbin Project CIA Director Grauber (Character) - 1969
      57% 41% The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes Professor Quigley (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 26% Sam Whiskey Mr. Perkins (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 52% Speedway Abel Esterlake (Character) - 1968
      87% 74% Will Penny Dr. Fraker (Character) - 1968
      88% 51% Hour of the Gun Judge Herman Spicer (Character) - 1967
      96% 92% In the Heat of the Night Mayor Webb Schubert (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shotgun Wedding Preacher Parsons (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Philbert Griff M. (Character) - 1963
      93% 85% Lonely Are the Brave Harry (soft-spoken radio operator) (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Paradise Alley Jack Williams (Character) - 1961
      94% 87% Pillow Talk Hotel clerk (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 35% Cry Terror Henderson (Character) - 1958
      75% 76% Some Came Running Jewelry store clerk (uncredited) (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet 10% The Story of Mankind Indian Chief (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 41% The Monolith Monsters Weatherman (Character) - 1957
      100% 70% The Tarnished Angels Ted Baker (Character) - 1957
      83% 82% The Incredible Shrinking Man Doctor Arthur Bramson (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 80% Man in the Shadow Jim Shaney (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl in the Kremlin Jacob Stalin (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 40% The Tattered Dress Court Clerk (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Raw Edge Missionary (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 8% Gunslinger Marshal Scott Hood (Character) - 1956
      90% 84% The Lone Ranger Clive (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Smoke Signal Pvt. Livingston (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 73% Black Tuesday Collins (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 50% Shield for Murder Assistant D.A. (Character) - 1954
      93% 77% Them! Ambulance Attendant (uncredited) (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 50% Tobor the Great Johnston (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sword of Venus Valmont (Character) - 1953
      100% 38% The Man From Planet X Dr. Mears (Character) - 1951

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bag of Bones Max Devore (Character) 2011
      No Score Yet 75% Medium Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
      16% No Score Yet The Deep End Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
      No Score Yet 90% The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
      84% 85% How I Met Your Mother Brady (Guest Star) 2007
      82% 88% My Name Is Earl Dr. Rudin (Guest Star) 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Son of the Beach Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Law Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pacific Blue Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      91% 89% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Varani (Guest Star) 1993
      70% No Score Yet The Torkelsons Unknown (Character) 1991-1992
      91% 79% Dinosaurs Wesayso scientist (Guest Voice) 1992
      No Score Yet 90% Quantum Leap Judge Eugene Haller (Guest Star) 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet War and Remembrance Harry Hopkins (Character) 1988-1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway to Heaven Grandpa Raines (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon & Simon Billings (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet North and South, Book II Gen. Robert E. Lee (Guest Star) 1986
      No Score Yet 95% Magnum, P.I. Bob (Guest Star) 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1980-1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie Dean Russell Harmon (Guest Star) 1976 1979
      66% No Score Yet Archie Bunker's Place Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One Day at a Time Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Carson Drew (Character) 1977-1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Maude Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bionic Woman Bill Elgin (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Charles Shipman (Character) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Lorin Sandusky (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Story Jones (Character) 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl With Something Extra Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Jake Spence (Guest Star) 1957-1958 1962-1963 1968 1970 1973
      No Score Yet 100% Kung Fu Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Banacek Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Partridge Family Red Woodloe (Guest Star) 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D. Brian Cullen (Guest Star) 1970
      No Score Yet 79% Get Smart Unknown (Guest Star) 1967-1968 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 222 Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
      No Score Yet 41% Bewitched Dr. Anton (Guest Star) 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Here Come the Brides Shagrue (Guest Star) 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Father Bob Hughes (Guest Star) 1969
      No Score Yet 100% The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1967-1969
      80% 89% Star Trek Nilz Baris (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rat Patrol Dr. Schneidermann (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Combat! Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Patty Duke Show Martin Lane (Character) 1963-1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dobie Gillis Mr. Leander Pomfritt (Character) 1959-1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1959 1961 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1957-1958 1962-1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hazel Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lloyd Bridges Show The Ballad Singer (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Steve Alexander (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Timmy & Lassie Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Ranger Barry Weldon (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Wells Fargo Paul Grieg (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Dr. Bradbury (Guest Star) 1957 1961-1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show Rev. Kirk (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet 85% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Lt. Gunderson (Character) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Surfside 6 Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rebel Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet 100% The Andy Griffith Show Sam Becker (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1958-1959 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bat Masterson Dr. Harold Dunsmore (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lock Up Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dante Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star) 1959-1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One Step Beyond Unknown (Character) 1959-1960
      92% 96% The Twilight Zone Policeman (Character) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Men Into Space Dr. David Orrin (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal Dillon Unknown (Guest Star) 1957-1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Father Knows Best Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sugarfoot Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Leave It to Beaver Unknown (Guest Star) 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Zorro Unknown (Guest Star) 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1954 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Showcase 39 Unknown (Character) 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Screen Directors Playhouse Unknown (Character) 1955-1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Behind the Badge Mr. Lyons (Character) 1955