Dick Wilson

Highest Rated: 29% What a Way to Go! (1964)
Lowest Rated: 29% What a Way to Go! (1964)
Birthday: Jul 30, 1916
Birthplace: Not Available
Best known for creating one of the most iconic, beloved, and instantly recognizable characters in American advertising -- Mr. Whipple of Charmin toilet paper commercials -- Dick Wilson was born in 1916 to a vaudeville family in England. Wilson moved to Canada during his childhood, served in the Canadian Air Force during World War II, and attained U.S. citizenship in 1954. His acting resumé included guest spots on such series as Bewitched (as a recurring drunk), The Paul Lynde Show, M Squad, and The Deputy, as well as a turn in the 1968 Don Knotts vehicle The Shakiest Gun in the West, but far outstripping these accomplishments in terms of fame and recognition was Wilson's 21-year, 500+ commercial stint for Procter & Gamble, warning housewives, "Please don't squeeze the Charmin" -- then turning around to secretly squeeze it himself. Wilson made a droll cameo appearance as a Whipple-like store manager in the Lily Tomlin vehicle The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981). He died of natural causes at age 91 in November 2007, after a lengthy retirement. Wilson's daughter is Melanie Wilson, who played the statuesque stewardess Jennifer on Perfect Strangers (1986-1993).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Cheech & Chong Get Out Of My Room Actor 1985
No Score Yet Better Late Than Never Actor 1979
No Score Yet The World's Greatest Athlete Drunk in bar 1973
No Score Yet Stay Away, Joe Car Salesman 1968
No Score Yet The Shakiest Gun in the West Indian Chief 1968
29% What a Way to Go! Driscoll 1964
No Score Yet Diary of a Madman Martin 1963
No Score Yet The Tattered Dress Foreman of 1st Jury 1957

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
Salesman
  • 1980
No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show
1972-1978
Milt Mr. Berry Man with Hat
  • 1975
  • 1974
  • 1973
No Score Yet Bewitched
1964-1972
Harry Old Timer Customer Man in Bar Drunk Old-Timer Neighbor Scranton Mr. Solow Frank O'Hara Montague
  • 1972
  • 1970
  • 1969
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1966
  • 1965
No Score Yet The Partridge Family
1970-1974
Cowboy
  • 1971
No Score Yet Hogan's Heroes
1965-1971
Gruber Karl Capt. Gruber Count Von Hertzel Bruner Kraft
  • 1971
  • 1970
  • 1969
  • 1968
  • 1966
No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie
1965-1970
  • 1969
  • 1966
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Berger
  • 1965
83% The Munsters
1964-1966
Al
  • 1965
No Score Yet My Favorite Martian
1963-1966
Davey Charlie Patrolman #2
  • 1964
  • 1963
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Mover No. 1 First Adjuster
  • 1963
  • 1959
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Crenshaw
  • 1960

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