William Newell

Highest Rated: 100% Wonder Man (1945)
Lowest Rated: 60% Lady in the Lake (1947)
Birthday: Jan 6, 1894
Birthplace: Not Available
In films from 1935 to 1964, American character actor William "Billy" Newell was nearly always seen with his hat tilted backward and with a spent cigarette or wad of gum in his mouth. This is because Newell was usually cast as a wise-lipped reporter or news photographer. One of his largest assignments in this vein was as news-hound Speed Martin in the 1940 Republic serial Mysterious Dr. Satan. William Newell also essayed countless functional bit roles, such as the liquor-store proprietor in the 1945 Oscar-winner The Lost Weekend.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet A Global Affair Waiter 1964
85% Pollyanna Mr. Hooper 1960
No Score Yet Who Was That Lady? Schultz 1960
No Score Yet The Missouri Traveler Pos Neely 1958
No Score Yet Short Cut to Hell Hotel Manager 1957
No Score Yet Our Miss Brooks Dr. Henley 1956
No Score Yet Phffft! Workman 1954
No Score Yet Escape From Fort Bravo Symore 1953
96% High Noon Drunk 1952
No Score Yet Meet Me After the Show Stage Manager 1951
No Score Yet Bright Victory Bartender 1951
No Score Yet To Please a Lady Hank Harmon 1950
No Score Yet A Woman of Distinction Bartender 1950
No Score Yet Tell It to the Judge Bartender 1949
No Score Yet The Lone Wolf and His Lady Ava Rockling 1949
No Score Yet Up in Central Park Stage Manager 1948
83% The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Taxi Cab Traffic Manager 1947
No Score Yet Out of the Blue Danny the Bartender 1947
No Score Yet The Senator Was Indiscreet Elevator Operator 1947
60% Lady in the Lake Drunk 1947
No Score Yet Song of My Heart Doorman 1947
No Score Yet Till the End of Time Warrant Officer 1946
No Score Yet The Hoodlum Saint Waiter 1946
60% The Kid From Brooklyn Photographer 1946
No Score Yet Hit the Hay Cab Driver 1945
100% Wonder Man Pelican Club Extra 1945
No Score Yet Without Love Soldier 1945
No Score Yet Irish Eyes Are Smiling Ticket Clerk 1944
80% The Outlaw Drunk Cowboy 1943
No Score Yet A Night to Remember Police Photographer 1942
No Score Yet Keeper of the Flame Piggot 1942
No Score Yet The Lady Is Willing Counter Man 1942
No Score Yet Footlight Serenade Writer 1942
No Score Yet Three Girls About Town Laundry Man 1941
No Score Yet You Belong to Me Parking Attendant 1941
No Score Yet San Antonio Rose Headwaiter 1941
100% The Strawberry Blonde Man 1941
No Score Yet The Bride Came C.O.D. McGee's Pilot 1941
No Score Yet Manpower Lineman 1941
100% Here Comes Mr. Jordan Handler 1941
No Score Yet Uncle Joe Actor 1941
80% City for Conquest Max's Lyricist 1940
No Score Yet He Stayed for Breakfast Waiter 1940
No Score Yet Hold That Woman Actor 1940
No Score Yet The Doctor Takes a Wife Soda Clerk 1940
No Score Yet The Invisible Killer Det. Sgt. Pat Dugan 1939
95% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Reporter 1939
No Score Yet Naughty But Nice Arranger 1939
No Score Yet There's That Woman Again Waiter 1939
No Score Yet The Day the Bookies Wept Maxie T. Bookmaker 1939
No Score Yet Ride a Crooked Mile Kracaw 1938
No Score Yet Bill Cracks Down Porkey 1937
No Score Yet Rhythm in the Clouds Clyde Lyons 1937
No Score Yet Dangerous Holiday Solitaire 1937
100% Make Way for Tomorrow Ticket Seller 1937
No Score Yet Larceny on the Air Andrews 1937
No Score Yet Beware of Ladies Sniff 1937
No Score Yet A Man Betrayed Gabby 1937
No Score Yet The Mandarin Mystery Guffy 1936
No Score Yet Happy Go Lucky Charlie Davis 1936
No Score Yet The Big Show Wilson 1936
No Score Yet Bulldog Edition Charlie Hunter 1936
100% San Francisco Man in Breadline 1936
No Score Yet Wife vs. Secretary Tom Wilson 1936
No Score Yet The Voice of Bugle Ann Mr. Tanner 1936
82% Libeled Lady Divorce Detective 1936
No Score Yet Navy Born Lt. Bill Lyons 1936


No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
Fred Sterling
  • 1964
No Score Yet The Fugitive
  • 1964
  • 1963
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
  • 1962


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