Bill Erwin

Actor
IVA Star Rating : 76
William Lindsey Erwin was an American film, television and stage actor and cartoonist with over 250 television and film credits. A veteran character actor, he is widely known for his 1993 Emmy Award-nominated performance on Seinfeld, portraying the embittered, irascible retiree Sid Fields. He also made notable appearances on shows such as I Love Lucy... read more

William Lindsey Erwin was an American film, television and stage actor and cartoonist with over 250 television and film credits. A veteran character actor, he is widely known for his 1993 Emmy Award-nominated performance on Seinfeld, portraying the embittered, irascible retiree Sid Fields. He also made notable appearances on shows such as I Love Lucy and Star Trek: The Next Generation. In cinema, his most recognized role is that of Arthur, a kindly bellhop at the Mackinac Island Grand Hotel, in Somewhere in Time (1980).

Birth Name

William Lindsey Erwin

Born

Wednesday, 02 December 1914

Died

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Actor Filmography

My Name Is Earl Old Man playing Ping Pong 2005
Monk Hiram Hollings 2002
Everwood Ollie 2002
So Little Time George 2001
A Crack in the Floor Harold 2001
Boycott Loading Dock Man #2 2001
Cahoots Frenchy 2001
Down 'n Dirty Janitor 2000
The Michael Richards Show Mr. Flaherty 2000
Stanley's Gig Jules 2000
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

My Name Is Earl Old Man playing Ping Pong 2005
Monk Hiram Hollings 2002
Everwood Ollie 2002
So Little Time George 2001
A Crack in the Floor Harold 2001
Boycott Loading Dock Man #2 2001
Cahoots Frenchy 2001
Down 'n Dirty Janitor 2000
The Michael Richards Show Mr. Flaherty 2000
Stanley's Gig Jules 2000
The West Wing Ronald Cruikshank 1999
Inferno Eli Hamilton 1999
Forces of Nature Murray 1999
The King of Queens Whitey 1998
Art House Monty 1998
Menno's Mind Mr. Lewis 1997
Chairman of the Board Landers 1997
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Gus Hobbs (segment "The Bucket") 1997
Just Shoot Me! Mr. King 1997
Suddenly Susan Mr. Tidgely 1996
The Louie Show Cheating Husband 1996
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead 70-Year-Old Man 1995
The Jeff Foxworthy Show Santa 1995
The Drew Carey Show Mr. Bradbury 1995
The Naked Truth Victor 1995
Live Shot Vernon 1995
High Sierra Search and Rescue Will 1995
Pig Sty Jenkins 1995
Cybill Bill 1995
Search and Rescue 1994
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult Conductor 1994
Burke's Law Noah Stark 1994
Against the Grain Harold 1993
Grace Under Fire Older Man 1993
The Mommies Chester 1993
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Andy Tucker 1993
The John Larroquette Show Man #1 1993
Living Single Mr. Foster 1993
Fallen Angels Chick 1993
Dennis the Menace Edward Little 1993
At Home with the Webbers Horace 1993
Mad About You Yankee Third Baseman 1992
Unbecoming Age Old Man 1992
The Entertainers Sam 1991
Night of the Warrior Coco 1991
Harry and the Hendersons Guest #1 1991
The Willies Old Man 1990
Home Alone Man in Airport 1990
Uncle Buck Ed 1990
The Color of Evening Priest 1990
Seinfeld Sidney Fields 1989
Quantum Leap Mr. Deever 1989
The Land Before Time Grandfather (voice) / Grandfather 1988
Just the Ten of Us Mr. Pruitt, Ralphie, Barker 1987
She's Having a Baby Grandfather 1988
Silent Assassins Dr. London 1988
Planes, Trains & Automobiles Man on Plane 1987
Star Trek: The Next Generation Doctor Dalen Quaice 1987
Married... with Children Hiram Massey 1987
Roxie Kiner 1987
Full House Mr. Ferguson 1987
Stewardess School Orchestra Conductor 1986
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan Self 1985
Growing Pains Janitor, Lloyd, Maurice, Bub, Buzz, Chester / Lester, Edgar 1985
The Golden Girls Mr. Hubbard 1985
Generation John 1985
Moonlighting Duncan Kennedy 1985
Quest 1984
The Bear Alabama Alumni 1984
Who's the Boss? Leon, Santa Claus, Ted 1984
Highway to Heaven Clarence Kelly, Santa 1984
E/R Mr. Williams 1984
Punky Brewster Ben 1984
Invitation to Hell Walt Henderson 1984
Hard Knox Gen. Garfield 1984
The Taming of the Shrew Vincentio 1983
Voyagers! Eisenhowers' Neighbor 1982
Drop-Out Father Grandpa 1982
Silver Spoons Senator Platt 1982
Moonlight Dr. Tucker 1982
Falcon Crest Night Editor 1981
The Brady Girls Get Married The Reverend / Reverend 1981
Too Close for Comfort Captain Milarzen 1980
Somewhere in Time Arthur Biehl 1980
Knots Landing Mr. Wineke 1979
Struck by Lightning Glenn Diamond, Glenn 1979
Hart to Hart Sir Gavin MacLaish 1979
The Dukes of Hazzard Clarence Stovall 1979
Dallas Abel Greeley 1978
Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo Mr. Schneider 1977
Forever Fernwood Elmo 1977
Lou Grant Old Man 1977
Bigfoot and Wildboy Old Dad 1977
Eight Is Enough Cal Fitzpatrick 1977
ABC Weekend Specials Specter Inspector 1977
Huckleberry Finn Harvey Wilkes 1975
The Jeffersons T.J. Wheeler 1975
Candy Stripe Nurses Principal 1974
Barnaby Jones Atken's Defense Counsel, Customs Officer 1973
The Waltons Dr. Frederick Grover, Senator Rogers 1972
The Rookies Cook 1972
Cannon Dr. Belden, Dr. Samuel Calvert, Gas Station Proprietor 1971
Dan August Coroner 1970
How Awful About Allan Dr. Ames 1970
The Christine Jorgensen Story Pastor 1970
My World and Welcome to It American Conductor 1969
Mayberry R.F.D. Man at Convention 1968
Counterpoint Trumpet Player 1967
Mannix Prop Man 1967
The Guns of Will Sonnett Hotel Clerk 1967
The Second Hundred Years 2nd Salesman 1967
The Invaders Manager 1967
Shane Clerk 1966
Get Smart Mr. Smith 1965
The Wild Wild West Jury Foreman 1965
Laredo 1st Townsman 1965
The F.B.I. Manager, Paxton 1965
The Big Valley Crown Man on Train 1965
Profiles in Courage Ingalls 1964
The Brass Bottle Middle-Aged Man 1964
Under the Yum Yum Tree Teacher 1963
Kraft Suspense Theatre Father Daley 1963
Burke's Law Fire Marshal 1963
The Fugitive Bar patron, Man, Minister, Counterman 1963
The Greatest Show on Earth Food Truck Cook 1963
Arrest and Trial Doctor 1963
Stoney Burke Doctor 1962
The Virginian Bevers, Deputy 1962
Saints and Sinners Nolan 1962
The Dakotas Doctor 1962
Rome Adventure Elderly Guest 1962
87th Precinct George 1961
Follow the Sun Frank March 1961
The Defenders Court Clerk 1961
Mister Ed Mr. Wood 1961
Peter Loves Mary 1st Non-Com, Bill Stanhope 1960
Angel Coach 1960
Stagecoach West Teller 1960
The Andy Griffith Show An Investor, George Sapley 1960
Michael Shayne Landlord, Luke 1960
Outlaws Townsman 1960
My Three Sons Joe Walters, Steward 1960
COronado 9 Joe 1960
The Detectives Manager 1959
Bourbon Street Beat Doctor 1959
The Twilight Zone Man in Flashback, Man, Peter Kramer, Wilcox 1959
Law of the Plainsman Dr. Palmer 1959
Johnny Ringo Manners 1959
Markham Arthur Brookman 1959
The David Niven Show Cashier 1959
The Untouchables Auctioneer, Doctor, Foreman, Pharmasist, Reporter 1959
Black Saddle Kelly 1959
Rawhide Parker 1959
The Buccaneer Civilian 1958
Flight Palmer Owens 1958
Man with a Camera Sam Bartlett 1958
Lawman Fred Petty 1958
The Rifleman Joe Flecker 1958
The Texan Les Cosby, Sheriff Nick Rand, Stableman 1958
Rescue 8 Justin 1958
Colgate Theatre 1958
The Cry Baby Killer Mr. Wallace 1958
Witness for the Prosecution Juror 1958
Sea Hunt Dr. Hugh Benedict 1958
Gun Fever Bartender (as William Erwin) / Bartender 1958
Colt .45 Clerk 1957
Tombstone Territory Storekeeper 1957
How to Marry a Millionaire Max Bigelow 1957
Trackdown Dawson 1957
The Walter Winchell File Bellem 1957
Jet Pilot Sergeant 1957
The Californians Attorney 1957
Maverick Evans, Hotel Clerk, Pawn Shop Dealer 1957
Perry Mason A.J. Nelson - Paint Store Owner, Autopsy Surgeon, Counterman, Morrison Findlay, Superintendent 1957
M Squad Detective Gene, Roger Jessop 1957
Wagon Train Clegg 1957
Sugarfoot Jones 1957
Bachelor Father Court Clerk, Mr. Logan, Security Guard 1957
Have Gun - Will Travel Citizen, Clerk 1957
House of Numbers Bank Teller 1957
Richard Diamond, Private Detective Sergeant Riker, Sgt. Riker, Detective Ryker 1957
Leave It to Beaver Man 1957
Code 3 Doctor 1957
Tales of Wells Fargo Justin Peevy 1957
The Shadow on the Window Policeman 1957
Panic! Chauffeur, Interne, Joseph McGilbert 1957
The Night Runner McDermott 1957
Whirlybirds Fred Midgley 1957
Man from Del Rio Roy Higgens 1956
Zane Grey Theatre Clay Davis, Doctor, Harper Bates, Harte, Joshua Morgan, Reverend McIntire, Sam Townley 1956
Wire Service (as William Erwin) 1956
The Sheriff of Cochise Doctor 1956
Telephone Time (as William Erwin), Newspaper Man 1956
State Trooper Neal James 1956
Crusader Brenner 1955
Screen Directors Playhouse 1st Gambler, Carl, Third Conductor 1955
Highway Patrol Artie 1955
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Fireman 1955
Cheyenne Barber, Pvt. Poinsett 1955
Gunsmoke Townsman, Preacher, Rev Tucker, Snood, Telegrapher, Bailiff, Captain, Judge, Juror, Mr. Jonas, Ned 1955
Science Fiction Theatre Dr. Harold Lewis, Mike 1955
Lassie Bob Thomas, Mr. Burton 1954
The Danny Thomas Show Emcee, Man In Dream 1953
Holiday for Sinners Usher 1952
Death Valley Days Clerk, Doctor Trask, Father Timothy, Jury Foreman, Pat Breen 1952
Double Dynamite Minor Role 1951
I Love Lucy Bum 1951
The Stu Erwin Show 1950
Lux Video Theatre Reporter 1950
Robert Montgomery Presents Jens Nelson 1950
Battleground Warrant Officer 1949
Easy Living Minor Role 1949
Fireside Theatre Doctor 1949
Repertory Theatre Herman 1948
The Velvet Touch Howard Forman / Howard Forman (as William L. Erwin) 1948
You're in the Army Now Soldier 1941
1993 Emmy Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated
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