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Bill Catching

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Birthday: Jun 16, 1926

Birthplace: Bexar County, Texas, USA

Bill Catching was an accomplished actor who appeared in a variety of films throughout his Hollywood career. He had an early role on the television special "The Loner" (CBS, 1958-59). He additionally landed roles in the TV movies "Ordeal" (ABC, 1973-74) and "The Hanged Man" (ABC, 1973). He also landed roles in movies like "North By Northwest" (1959) and "Heaven With a Gun" (1969). He also starred in the TV movies "Fer-De-Lance" (1974-75), "Sky Hei$t" (NBC, 1974-75) and "Mayday at 40,000 Feet!" (CBS, 1976-77). He also worked in television around this time, including a part on "The Young Pioneers" (ABC, 1977-78). He also had roles in film during these years, including roles in "Avalanche" (1978) with Rock Hudson. Catching continued to exercise his talent in the seventies and the eighties, taking on a mix of projects like "Mean Dog Blues" (1978), "The Runner Stumbles" with Dick Van Dyke (1979) and "Motel Hell" with Rory Calhoun (1980). His credits also expanded to "High Risk" with James Brolin (1981), "Sadat" (1983-84) and "Salvador" (1986). Catching more recently worked on the Richard Dreyfuss comedy "Moon Over Parador" (1988).

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mayday at 40,000 Feet! Dowling (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 17% The Hanged Man Executioner (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ordeal Joe Duncan (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Operation C.I.A. Frank Decker (Character) - 1965

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kung Fu Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Apple's Way Pedestrian (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Brant (Guest Star) 1970-1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Branded Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Loner Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show 2nd Character (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1964 1960-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Vince (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bat Masterson Mine Guard (Guest Star) 1958-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Thin Man Truck Driver (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Johnny (Character) 1959 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway Patrol Truck Driver Murray (Guest Star) 1957-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1957-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Roy Rogers Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1956-1957 1952

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