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Willard Waterman

Highest Rated: 100% 14 Hours (1951)

Lowest Rated: 60% Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)

Birthday: Aug 29, 1914

Birthplace: Not Available

Wisconsin-born actor Willard Waterman moved to Chicago in 1936, where he became a busy freelance radio actor. In 1945, he played the lead in the radio sitcom Those Websters, which led to his resettling in Hollywood. Five years later, he was chosen to replace Harold Peary on the long-running comedy series The Great Gildersleeve, a character he carried over to television in 1955. He later played featured roles in a number of TV sitcoms including Dennis the Menace. Willard Waterman's film credits include the roles of pompous Claude Upson in Auntie Mame (1958) and philandering executive Vanderhoff in Billy Wilder's The Apartment (1960).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Hail Vice President 1972
No Score Yet Get Yourself A College Girl Actor 1964
No Score Yet Walk on the Wild Side Bit Part 1962
93% The Apartment Mr. Vanderhof 1960
93% Auntie Mame Claude Upson 1958
No Score Yet Hollywood or Bust Manager Neville 1956
No Score Yet How to Be Very, Very Popular Speaker 1955
No Score Yet Three for the Show (The Pleasure Is All Mine) Moderator 1955
60% Three Coins in the Fountain Mr. Hoyt 1954
No Score Yet It Happens Every Thursday Myron Trout 1953
No Score Yet Has Anybody Seen My Gal? Dr. Wallace 1952
No Score Yet Rhubarb Orlando Dill 1951
100% 14 Hours Mr. Harris 1951
No Score Yet Darling, How Could You! Theater Manager 1951
No Score Yet No Man of Her Own Jack Olsen 1950
No Score Yet Mystery Street Mortician 1950
No Score Yet Riding High Arthur Winslow 1950
93% Father of the Bride Dixon 1950


No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show
Harold 1964
No Score Yet My Favorite Martian
Mrs. Trimble 1963
No Score Yet Maverick
Mayor Oliver Whittleseed 1962
No Score Yet Bonanza
Throckmorton 1961


Mame Dennis says: Mame Dennis: "Oh, I adore gin!" Claude Upson: Good! I'll get the cards!"

Mame Dennis says: Oh, I adore gin!

Mr. Claude Upson says: Good! I'll get the cards.