William Bendix

Actor
IVA Star Rating : 57
William Bendix was an American film, radio, and television actor, who typically played rough, blue-collar characters. He is best remembered in films for the title role in The Babe Ruth Story. He also portrayed the clumsily earnest aircraft plant worker Chester A. Riley in both the radio and television versions of The Life of Riley. read more

William Bendix was an American film, radio, and television actor, who typically played rough, blue-collar characters. He is best remembered in films for the title role in The Babe Ruth Story. He also portrayed the clumsily earnest aircraft plant worker Chester A. Riley in both the radio and television versions of The Life of Riley. He received an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor for Wake Island (1942).

Born

Sunday, 14 January 1906

Died

Monday, 14 December 1964

Actor Filmography

Howard Self 2018
Los Angeles Plays Itself Buzz Wanchek in The Blue Dahlia 2003
Robert Mitchum: The Reluctant Star Actor in 'Macao' 1991
Biography Lawrence C. Trumble (clip from Macao (1952)) 1987
The Movie Orgy Self (archival footage) 1968
Young Fury Joe the Blacksmith / Blacksmith 1964
Law of the Lawless Sheriff Ed Tanner 1964
Burke's Law Fred Hopke, Harrison Weems 1963
For Love or Money Joe Fogel 1963
The Young and the Brave Sgt. Peter L. Kane (Escaped POW) 1963
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Howard Self 2018
Los Angeles Plays Itself Buzz Wanchek in The Blue Dahlia 2003
Robert Mitchum: The Reluctant Star Actor in 'Macao' 1991
Biography Lawrence C. Trumble (clip from Macao (1952)) 1987
The Movie Orgy Self (archival footage) 1968
Young Fury Joe the Blacksmith / Blacksmith 1964
Law of the Lawless Sheriff Ed Tanner 1964
Burke's Law Fred Hopke, Harrison Weems 1963
For Love or Money Joe Fogel 1963
The Young and the Brave Sgt. Peter L. Kane (Escaped POW) 1963
Picture This Self 1963
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself 1962
Boys' Night Out Slattery 1962
The Tonight Show Self - Actor, Self 1962
The Phony American Sergeant Harrigan, USAF 1961
The Mike Douglas Show Himself - Actor 1961
Johnny Nobody James Ronald Mulcahy 1961
The Dick Powell Theatre George Lane, Guts Finney 1961
Follow the Sun Sergeant Major Kolchak 1961
Mister Ed Bill Parker 1961
Overland Trail Fred Kelly / Frederick Thomas 'Fred' Kelly 1960
Portrait of a Sinner Reg Barker 1959
Riverboat Vance Muldoon 1959
Idol on Parade Sgt. Lush / Sergeant Major Lush 1959
The Untouchables Wally Legenza 1959
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Peter Jenson 1958
The Garry Moore Show Self 1958
Decision Joe Redman 1958
The Deep Six 'Frenchy' Shapiro 1958
The Lux Show Self 1957
The Eddie Fisher Show Self 1957
Wagon Train Capt. Matthew Cobb 1957
The Jack Paar Tonight Show Himself 1957
Two Knights from Brooklyn Tim McGuerin 1957
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show Self 1956
Playhouse 90 Wales 1956
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show Himself - Actor 1956
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show Self - Guest, Self 1951
Battle Stations Buck Fitzpatrick 1956
The NBC Comedy Hour Self - Comic Actor 1956
Screen Directors Playhouse Joe Redman 1955
The 20th Century-Fox Hour Captain George Devlin 1955
Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theatre Captain Bill Ryan 1955
Crashout Van Morgan Duff 1955
Dangerous Mission Joe Parker / Chief Ranger Joe Parker 1954
General Electric Theater George Harris 1953
The Life of Riley Chester A. Riley, Chester Riley 1953
Blackbeard, the Pirate Ben Worley 1952
The Ford Television Theatre Carl Ledbetter, Mack Pomeroy 1952
This Is Your Life Self - Guest of Honor 1950
Macao Lawrence C. Trumble 1952
A Girl in Every Port Timothy Aloysius 'Tim' Dunnovan 1952
Submarine Command CPO Boyer 1951
Detective Story Det. Lou Brody 1951
Goodyear Playhouse Tom Douglas 1951
Chesterfield Sound Off Time Self 1951
Schlitz Playhouse Bull Mitchell, USAF Crew Chief 1951
The Kate Smith Evening Hour Self 1951
Hollywood Opening Night Tolliver - tough baseball umpire 1951
Gambling House Joe Farrow 1950
All Star Revue Guest Actor 1950
Lux Video Theatre Larry Beat, Window Washer 1950
The Colgate Comedy Hour Self - Actor 1950
Kill the Umpire Bill 'Two Call' Johnson 1950
The Saturday Night Revue with Jack Carter Self 1950
Johnny Holiday Sgt. Walker 1950
What's My Line? Himself - Mystery Guest, Himself - Guest Panelist 1950
Robert Montgomery Presents Mr. Minihan - an unlucky man 1950
The Big Steal Capt. Vincent Blake 1949
Streets of Laredo Reuben 'Wahoo' Jones 1949
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Sir Sagramore 1949
Fireside Theatre Edward Carney, Sergeant Sullivan 1949
The Life of Riley Chester A. Riley 1949
Cover Up Sheriff Larry Best / Larry Best 1949
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall Himself 1948
Repertory Theatre Genteman Suitor 1948
The Babe Ruth Story George Herman 'Babe' Ruth 1948
The Time of Your Life Nick (Saloon Owner Who Loves Horses) / Nick 1948
Race Street Runson / Barney Runson 1948
The Ed Sullivan Show Self 1948
The Milton Berle Show Self 1948
Where There's Life Victor O'Brien 1947
Variety Girl William Bendix / Hiimself 1947
The Web Lt. Damico 1947
Blaze of Noon Porkie Scott 1947
I'll Be Yours Wechsberg 1947
Calcutta Pedro Blake 1946
White Tie and Tails Larry Lundie 1946
The Dark Corner Stauffer aka Fred Foss / Stauffer, a.k.a. Fred Foss 1946
The Blue Dahlia Buzz Wanchek 1946
Sentimental Journey Donnelly - Uncle Don 1946
Two Years Before the Mast First Mate Amazeen 1946
Duffy's Tavern William Bendix 1945
A Bell for Adano Sgt. Borth 1945
Don Juan Quilligan Patrick Michael 'Don Juan' Quilligan 1945
It's in the Bag! William Bendix 1945
Greenwich Village Danny O'Mara 1944
Abroad with Two Yanks Biff Koraski 1944
The Hairy Ape Hank Smith 1944
Skirmish on the Home Front Herb Miller 1944
Lifeboat Gus Smith / Gus 1944
Guadalcanal Diary Cpl. Taxi Potts / Corp. Taxi Potts 1943
Hostages Underground Leader Karol Vokosch a.k.a. Janoshik 1943
China Johnny Sparrow 1943
Taxi, Mister Tim McGuerin 1943
The Crystal Ball Biff Carter 1943
The McGuerins from Brooklyn Tim McGuerin 1942
Who Done It? Detective Brannigan 1942
The Glass Key Jeff / Jeff (Varna's henchman) 1942
Wake Island Pvt. Aloysius K. 'Smacksie' Randall 1942
Star Spangled Rhythm Herman the Husband in Bob Hope Skit / Herman 1942
Woman of the Year 'Pinkie' Peters / Pinkie Peters 1942
Brooklyn Orchid Tim McGuerin / Timothy McGuerin 1942
They Drive by Night 1940
1943OscarBest Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
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