William Preston

Actor
IVA Star Rating : 60
William Preston did not start his acting career until he was at the age of 47 but subsequently appeared in more than sixty productions of Shakespeare's plays. He had a Master's degree in English literature from Penn State. He is perhaps best known for his role as recurring character Carl "Oldie" Olsen on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. read more

William Preston did not start his acting career until he was at the age of 47 but subsequently appeared in more than sixty productions of Shakespeare's plays. He had a Master's degree in English literature from Penn State. He is perhaps best known for his role as recurring character Carl "Oldie" Olsen on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Among his many movie roles, he played John, the bum, from The Fisher King (1991), a blacksmith in Far and Away (1992), and the flask mourner in Family Business (1989). He later appeared in Waterworld (1995), Reckless (1995), Blue in the Face (1995), and The Crucible (1996).

Born

Friday, 26 August 1921

Died

Friday, 10 July 1998

Actor Filmography

Illuminata Old toothless man 1999
Destination Anywhere Homeless Man 1997
I'm Not Rappaport Jake 1996
The Crucible George Jacobs 1996
Spin City Older Homeless Man 1996
Joe's Apartment Complaint Handler 1996
Reckless Porter 1995
Blue in the Face Statistician 1995
Waterworld Depth Gauge 1995
It Runs in the Family Grandpa Bumpus 1994
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Actor Filmography

Illuminata Old toothless man 1999
Destination Anywhere Homeless Man 1997
I'm Not Rappaport Jake 1996
The Crucible George Jacobs 1996
Spin City Older Homeless Man 1996
Joe's Apartment Complaint Handler 1996
Reckless Porter 1995
Blue in the Face Statistician 1995
Waterworld Depth Gauge 1995
It Runs in the Family Grandpa Bumpus 1994
Me And Veronica Old Man 1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Carl 'Oldy' Olson, Carl 'Oldy' Olsonopoulos, Original Cosmonaut 1993
Far and Away Blacksmith 1992
The Fisher King John the Bum 1991
The Exorcist III Old Man in Wheelchair 1990
Family Business Flask Mourner 1989
Lady in the Corner E. B. Bennett 1989
Goodbye, New York Elevator Man 1985
ABC Weekend Specials Mr. Waterman 1977
Malatesta's Carnival of Blood Sticker 1973
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