Bill Bixby

Bill Bixby

Highest Rated: 81% The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)

Lowest Rated: 17% Under the Yum Yum Tree (1963)

Birthday: Jan 22, 1934

Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA

As one of the most recognizable faces on television for more than two decades, actor-director Bill Bixby became associated with an admirable strength of character, not only in his roles, but in his personal life as well. As an actor new to Hollywood, he quickly picked up a number of small guest parts on series before landing his first starring role on the fantasy sitcom "My Favorite Martian" (CBS, 1963-66) opposite Ray Walston as the titular alien. He also appeared in several films in the mid-1960s, including the Elvis Presley musical-comedy "Speedway" (1968), before starring on the endearing family series "The Courtship of Eddie's Father" (ABC, 1969-1972). From there Bixby went on to the short-lived, yet fondly remembered adventure series "The Magician" (NBC, 1973-74). By this time he was also working regularly as a director on such projects as the miniseries "Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II" (ABC, 1976-77). His most recognizable role, however, was as Dr. David Banner on "The Incredible Hulk" (CBS, 1978-1982). When he publicly announced his battle against prostate cancer in the early 1990s, it came as no surprise to anyone that Bixby chose to live his final years just has he had his entire life - with optimism, courage and dignity.

Highest rated movies

Irma La Douce
The Incredible Hulk
The Apple Dumpling Gang
The Incredible Hulk Returns
The Death of the Incredible Hulk
Clambake
Under the Yum Yum Tree

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Woman Who Loved Elvis Director - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis of Murder Nick Osborne (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Another Pair of Aces: Three of a Kind Director - 1991
No Score Yet 57% Baby of the Bride Director - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marilyn Files Unknown (Character) - 1991
20% 37% The Death of the Incredible Hulk Dr. David Bruce Banner (Character),
Director
- 1990
No Score Yet 47% The Trial of the Incredible Hulk David Banner (Character),
Director
- 1989
50% 41% The Incredible Hulk Returns Dr. David Bruce Banner (Character),
Executive Producer
- 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sin of Innocence David McGary (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 53% Murder Is Easy Luke Williams (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three on a Date Director - 1978
No Score Yet 69% The Return of the Incredible Hulk Dr. David Bruce Banner (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Market Baby Herbert Freemont (Character) - 1977
57% 65% The Incredible Hulk Dr. David Bruce Banner (Character) - 1977
81% 66% The Kentucky Fried Movie Self - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Arnold Greenwood (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Invasion of Johnson County Sam Lowell (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Houdinis Rev. Arthur Ford (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spencer's Pilots Philo McGrew (Character) - 1976
56% 60% The Apple Dumpling Gang Russel Donavan (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Barbary Coast Director - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Short Stories of Love William (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rex Harrison Presents Stories of Love William (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Magician Anthony Blake (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shirts/Skins Teddy Bush (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Couple Takes a Wife Jeff Hamilton (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Congratulations, It's a Boy! Johnny Gaines (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 52% Speedway Kenny Donford (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 20% Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding Dick Bender (Character) - 1967
20% 61% Clambake James J. Jamison III (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 25% Ride Beyond Vengeance Johnsy Boy Hood (Character) - 1966
17% 57% Under the Yum Yum Tree Track Team Coach (uncredited) (Character) - 1963
76% 79% Irma La Douce Tattooed sailor (Character) - 1963

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sons and Daughters Director 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Nutt House Director 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Goodnight, Beantown Matt Cassidy (Character) 1983-1984
No Score Yet 58% Incredible Hulk Dr. David Bruce Banner (Character),
Director
1978-1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Love Boat Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rich Man, Poor Man: Book II Director 1976-1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Director 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rich Man, Poor Man Willie Abbott (Character) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Eric Doyle (Guest Star) 1976 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Tony Elliott (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 222 Director 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest 1972
No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Courtship of Eddie's Father Tom Corbett (Character),
Director
1969-1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Horse Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Combat! Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Favorite Martian Unknown (Character) 1963-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joey Bishop Show Charles Raymond (Character),
Mr. Raymond (Guest Star)
1962-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lieutenant Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1962-1963
82% 95% The Twilight Zone OOD (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Kinney (Character) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show Ronald Bailey (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Intern at Party (Guest Star) 1961

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