Noble Willingham

Noble Willingham

Highest Rated: 100% The Last Picture Show (1971)

Lowest Rated: 13% The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)

Birthday: Aug 31, 1931

Birthplace: Mineola, Texas, USA

Solidly built, strong-featured character actor, prolific in film and TV, whose authority figures and blustery professional types often rely on his Texas-flavored image. Born in a small Texas town, Willingham worked in oil fields as a roustabout and steam fitter, and after college and graduate studies became a schoolteacher. A longstanding interest in acting led to a small role in the acclaimed TV-movie "My Sweet Charlie" (1970) and when Peter Bogdanovich brought his crew to Texas to work on "The Last Picture Show" (1971), Willingham was one of the locals cast in a small part. Soon thereafter, he moved to Los Angeles to further his acting career.

Highest rated movies

The Last Picture Show Chinatown Of Mice and Men Paper Moon
City Slickers
Norma Rae
Good Morning, Vietnam
The Howling

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 32% Blind Horizon Deputy Shirl Cash (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 76% The Corndog Man Ace Barker (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger: Sons of Thunder C.D. Parker (Character) - 1997
31% 66% Up Close & Personal Buford Sells (Character) $51.1M 1996
15% 31% City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold Clay Stone (Character) $43.4M 1994
48% 57% Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Riddle (Character) $71.2M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger: One Riot, One Ranger C.D. Parker (Character) - 1993
45% 57% Fire in the Sky Blake Davis (Character) $19.6M 1993
97% 82% Of Mice and Men The Boss (Character) $5.0M 1992
43% 54% Article 99 Inspector General (Character) $6.2M 1992
13% 36% The Distinguished Gentleman Zeke Bridges (Character) $46.5M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweet Poison Sheriff (Character) - 1991
39% 37% Career Opportunities Roger Roy McClellan (Character) $11.0M 1991
46% 68% The Last Boy Scout Sheldon Marcone (Character) $57.9M 1991
44% 58% One Cup of Coffee Clyde Bigby (Character) $54.7K 1991
90% 64% City Slickers Clay Stone (Character) $119.8M 1991
53% 51% Blind Fury MacCready (Character) $2.1M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Road Raiders Crankcase (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 48% The Heist Stuckey (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shooter Rizzo (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story Ted Simonsen (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Summer Heat Strother (Character) - 1987
89% 82% Good Morning, Vietnam Brig. Gen. Taylor (Character) $123.9M 1987
No Score Yet 62% Independence Day Andy Parker (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 70% Coward of the County Car-Wash (Character) - 1981
74% 58% The Howling Charlie Barton (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 47% First Monday in October Nebraska Attorney (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 20% Follow That Car Jarvis Wheeler (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kenny Rogers as the Gambler Conductor (Character) - 1980
33% 52% Butch and Sundance: The Early Days Captain Prewitt (Character) - 1979
90% 79% Norma Rae Leroy Mason (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 76% The Boys in Company C Sergeant Curry (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thaddeus Rose and Eddie Judge (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Critical List Charlie (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 51% Greased Lightning Billy Joe Byrnes (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 39% Fighting Mad Senator Hingle (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 43% Where Have All the People Gone? Jim Clancy (Character) - 1974
99% 93% Chinatown Councilman (Character) - 1974
93% 94% Paper Moon Mr. Robertson (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunshine Bartender (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girls of Huntington House Harry (Character) - 1973
100% 90% The Last Picture Show Chester (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Sweet Charlie Grady (Character) - 1970

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 8% Walker, Texas Ranger C.D. Parker (Character) 1993-2001
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1993
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet 85% Quantum Leap Gene (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ann Jillian Unknown (Character) 1989-1990
92% 89% Star Trek: The Next Generation Texas (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet 62% The A-Team Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway to Heaven MacGill (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Airwolf Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Benson Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet 67% The Dukes of Hazzard Hanson (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet 80% CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet 65% Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1976 1978
No Score Yet 100% The Rockford Files Claude Orzeck (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1973 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Det. Sgt. Sonny Wills (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet 100% The Mary Tyler Moore Show Hal (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Apple's Way Farmer (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Tuck (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1972