William B. Davidson

Highest Rated: 100% The Farmer's Daughter (1947)
Lowest Rated: 67% Ziegfeld Follies (1946)
Birthday: Jun 16, 1888
Birthplace: Not Available
Blunt, burly American actor William B. Davidson was equally at home playing gangster bosses, business executives, butlers and military officials. In films since 1914, Davidson seemed to be in every other Warner Bros. picture made between 1930 and 1935, often as a Goliath authority figure against such pint-sized Davids as James Cagney and Edward G. Robinson. In the early '40s, Davidson was a fixture of Universal's Abbott and Costello comedies, appearing in In the Navy (1941), Keep 'Em Flying (1941) and In Society (1944). In Abbott & Costello's Hold That Ghost (1941), Davidson shows up as Moose Matson, the dying gangster who sets the whole plot in motion. An avid golfer, William B. Davidson frequently appeared in the all-star instructional shorts of the '30s starring legendary golf pro Bobby Jones.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Woman Trap Actor 2012
No Score Yet That Hagen Girl Mr. Bowman 1947
No Score Yet Dick Tracy's Dilemma Peter Premium 1947
100% The Farmer's Daughter Eckers 1947
No Score Yet That's My Man Monte 1947
No Score Yet My Wild Irish Rose Brewster 1947
100% My Darling Clementine Owner of Oriental Saloon 1946
No Score Yet The Hoodlum Saint Annoyed Man 1946
No Score Yet The Notorious Lone Wolf Inspector Crane 1946
No Score Yet Saratoga Trunk Mr. Stone 1946
67% Ziegfeld Follies Judge No. 2 1946
90% They Were Expendable Hotel manager 1945
No Score Yet The Man Who Walked Alone The Governor 1945
No Score Yet Up in Arms Maxwell 1944
No Score Yet Greenwich Village Dance Director 1944
No Score Yet In Society Butler 1944
No Score Yet Song of Nevada Worthington 1944
80% Since You Went Away Taxpayer 1944
No Score Yet Shine On, Harvest Moon Tim Donovan 1944
No Score Yet In Old Oklahoma (War of the Wildcats) Actor 1943
No Score Yet Let's Face It Man in boat 1943
No Score Yet Hers to Hold Al 1943
No Score Yet Mission to Moscow Senator 1943
No Score Yet Tennessee Johnson Vice President Breckenridge 1942
No Score Yet The Magnificent Dope Mr. Reindel 1942
92% Yankee Doodle Dandy New York Stage Manager 1942
No Score Yet Juke Girl Paley 1942
No Score Yet In This Our Life Jim Purdy 1942
No Score Yet Larceny, Inc. McCarthy 1942
No Score Yet The Male Animal Alumnus 1942
100% Gentleman Jim Donovan 1942
No Score Yet The Great Man's Lady Senator Knobs 1942
No Score Yet Remember the Day Committee Man 1941
No Score Yet Keep 'em Flying McGonigal 1941
No Score Yet Three Girls About Town Actor 1941
No Score Yet Week-End in Havana Capt. Moss 1941
No Score Yet Sun Valley Serenade Murray 1941
No Score Yet In the Navy Capt. Richards 1941
No Score Yet Man-Made Monster District Attorney 1941
No Score Yet Nice Girl? Bearded Man 1941
100% Hold That Ghost Sidney `Moose' Matson 1941
No Score Yet A Night at Earl Carroll's Mayor Green 1940
No Score Yet Lady with Red Hair Stock Company Manager 1940
No Score Yet Tin Pan Alley Hotel Manager 1940
No Score Yet Seven Sinners Police chief 1940
No Score Yet Maryland John Addison 1940
No Score Yet My Love Came Back Agent 1940
No Score Yet Lillian Russell President Grover Cleveland 1940
No Score Yet Half a Sinner Slick 1940
No Score Yet Three Cheers for the Irish Police Commissioner 1940
91% My Little Chickadee Sheriff 1940
No Score Yet Girl In 313 Grayson 1940
No Score Yet Invisible Stripes Chief Foreman 1939
No Score Yet Dust Be My Destiny Warden 1939
No Score Yet Hidden Power Foster 1939
No Score Yet When Tomorrow Comes Army Captain 1939
No Score Yet Each Dawn I Die Bill Mason 1939
No Score Yet Naughty But Nice Sam Hudson 1939
No Score Yet Wings of the Navy Brown 1939
No Score Yet They Made Me a Criminal Inspector Ennis 1939
No Score Yet Honeymoon in Bali Store Detective 1939
No Score Yet The Texans Mr. Jessup, Railroad Man 1938
No Score Yet Letter of Introduction Mr. Raleigh 1938
No Score Yet Cowboy from Brooklyn Mr. Alvey 1938
No Score Yet Blockade Commandant 1938
100% You and Me N.G. Martin 1938
No Score Yet Sergeant Murphy Maj. Gruff 1938
No Score Yet Racket Busters Union Chairman 1938
No Score Yet Hollywood Hotel Director Kelton 1937
No Score Yet Something to Sing About Cafe manager 1937
No Score Yet It Happened in Hollywood Al Howard 1937
No Score Yet Paradise Isle Hoener 1937
No Score Yet Marry the Girl Drake 1937
100% Easy Living Mr. Hyde 1937
No Score Yet Ever Since Eve Henderson 1937
No Score Yet The Road Back Bartscher 1937
No Score Yet Melody for Two Actor 1937
100% Marked Woman Bob Crandall 1937
No Score Yet The Hurricane Man Who Is Injured 1937
No Score Yet Affairs of Cappy Ricks Mr. Bottomley Sr. 1937
No Score Yet Earthworm Tractors Mr. Jackson 1936
No Score Yet The Singing Kid Barney Hammond 1936
No Score Yet In Person Director Bill Sumner 1935
No Score Yet The Crusades Amir 1935
No Score Yet Special Agent Young 1935
No Score Yet Woman Wanted Collins 1935
No Score Yet In Caliente Man 1935
No Score Yet Go Into Your Dance McGee 1935
83% Roberta Purser 1935
No Score Yet The Woman in Red Goodyard 1935
No Score Yet Devil Dogs of the Air Adjutant 1935
No Score Yet Bordertown Dr. Carter 1935
No Score Yet Dangerous Reed Walsh 1935
No Score Yet Show Them No Mercy Chief Haggerty 1935
No Score Yet The Man Who Reclaimed His Head Charlus 1934
100% Imitation of Life Man 1934
No Score Yet The St. Louis Kid Joe Hunter 1934
No Score Yet The Dragon Murder Case Greef 1934
No Score Yet The Circus Clown Actor 1934
No Score Yet Fog Over Frisco Joe Hague 1934
No Score Yet Upper World City Editor 1934
No Score Yet The Big Shakedown Actor 1934
No Score Yet Laughing Boy George Hartshone 1934
No Score Yet Twenty Million Sweethearts Woodcliff Inn Manager 1934
No Score Yet Torch Singer (Broadway Singer) Jarrett 1933
No Score Yet Only Yesterday Actor 1933
No Score Yet Meet the Baron Radio Man 1933
91% I'm No Angel Ernest Brown 1933
82% The Mystery of the Wax Museum Detective (uncredited) 1933
No Score Yet Lady Killer Williams 1933
No Score Yet The Animal Kingdom (The Woman in His House) Grace's Husband 1932
No Score Yet The Thirteenth Guest Capt. Brown 1932
No Score Yet Is My Face Red O'Sullivan 1932
100% The Most Dangerous Game Captain 1932
100% The Lost Squadron Lelewer 1932
No Score Yet Held for Murder District Attorney 1932
No Score Yet Captain Applejack Bill Dennett 1931
100% Dishonored Firing Squad Officer 1931
No Score Yet No Limit Wilkie, Building Superintendent 1931
No Score Yet The Vice Squad Magistrate Morrison 1931
No Score Yet Hook, Line and Sinker Frank Dukette 1930
76% Hell's Angels Staff Major 1930
No Score Yet The Silver Horde Thomas Hilliard 1930
No Score Yet For the Defense District Attorney Stone 1930
No Score Yet Sunny 1st Officer 1930
No Score Yet Painted Faces Ringmaster 1929
No Score Yet A Gentleman of Paris Henri Doufour 1927
No Score Yet The Last Trail Morley 1927

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