William Challee

William Challee

Highest Rated: 100% Desperate (1947)

Lowest Rated: 50% Zachariah (1971)

Birthday: Apr 6, 1904

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

William Challee was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Challee started his acting career landing roles in such films as "Days of Glory" (1944), "Destination Tokyo" (1944) and the mystery "Deadline at Dawn" (1946) with Susan Hayward. He also appeared in the documentary "Boomerang" (1947) with Dana Andrews, the drama "Sea of Grass" (1947) with Spencer Tracy and "Desperate" (1947) with Steve Brodie. His passion for acting continued to his roles in projects like the Robert Cummings historical drama "The Black Book" (1949), the Mala Powers drama "Outrage" (1950) and the romance "This Woman Is Dangerous" (1952) with Joan Crawford. He also appeared in the James Stewart biopic "The Glenn Miller Story" (1954). Toward the end of his career, he tackled roles in the drama "The Story on Page One" (1960) with Rita Hayworth, the drama "The Cincinnati Kid" (1965) with Steve McQueen and "Billy the Kid vs. Dracula" (1966). He also appeared in the Jack Nicholson drama "Five Easy Pieces" (1970) and the John Rubinstein musical "Zachariah" (1970). Challee last appeared in "James A. Michener's "Dynasty"" (NBC, 1975-76). Challee passed away in March 1989 at the age of 85.

Highest rated movies

Desperate
Five Easy Pieces
Zachariah
Days of Glory

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet James Michener's Dynasty Plunkett (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moonchild Alchemist (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Full Moon Alchemist (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Irish Whiskey Rebellion Timothy (Character) - 1972
50% 42% Zachariah Old Man (Character) - 1971
88% 84% Five Easy Pieces Nicholas Dupea (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 17% Billy the Kid vs. Dracula Tom (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 43% War Hunt Lt. Colonel (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Noose for a Gunman Gorse (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twilight for the Gods Sweeney (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 27% This Woman Is Dangerous Ned Shaw (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 32% Port of New York Leo Stasser (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 66% The Black Book Bourdon (Character) - 1949
100% 64% Desperate Reynolds (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 55% A Song to Remember Titus (Character) - 1945
50% 54% Days of Glory Ducrenko (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 52% None but the Lonely Heart Knocker Jones (uncredited) (Character) - 1944

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1966 1972
No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Feist (Guest Star) 1962 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Horse Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet 90% The Andy Griffith Show Checker Player (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1963 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Mike Stiles (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1963-1964
No Score Yet 90% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1959 1961-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Charlie Graves (Guest Star) 1960-1961
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Jasen (Character) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bat Masterson Dr. Edgerton (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Lou Dundee (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Mr. Medford (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet 100% Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1952 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1950 1953 1955-1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jeff's Collie Unknown (Guest Star) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Ed Higgins (Guest Star) 1956