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Dick Wilson

Highest Rated:   0% What a Way to Go! (1964)
Lowest Rated:   0% What a Way to Go! (1964)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
0% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Mover No. 1 First Adjuster
  • 1963
  • 1959

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