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William Wellman Jr.

Highest Rated: 90% The Horse Soldiers (1959)

Lowest Rated: 26% The Puppet Masters (1994)

Birthday: Jan 20, 1937

Birthplace: Not Available

As the son of legendary Hollywood director William Wellman, Sr. -- the man responsible for the first Best Picture winner, Wings (1927) -- and actress Dorothy Coonan, actor William Wellman Jr. followed in the footsteps of his show-business family and maintained a nearly constant presence in films and television over the decades. He began his career by focusing largely on action-oriented genre fare, such as the Western Darby's Rangers (1958) and the war drama Lafayette Escadrille (1958, both directed by his father), the Lewis Milestone-helmed combat film Pork Chop Hill (1959), and the premier Billy Jack installment, Born Losers (1967). The Trial of Billy Jack marked his reunion with director-star Tom Laughlin. In the late '70s and early '80s, Wellman became involved with Mark IV Pictures, an evangelical Christian production outfit best known for its Thief in the Night film series (on the book of Revelation); he acted in the 1981 series installment Image of the Beast, and appeared in and scripted the 1983 installment Prodigal Planet. Wellman also became active in television; his small-screen assignments include work in the miniseries The Blue and the Gray (1982) and James A. Michener's Space (1985) as well as the 1994 telemovie Lies of the Heart: The Story of Laurie Kellogg.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Wild Bill Hollywood Maverick Executive Producer Actor 1995
26% The Puppet Masters Doctor 1994
No Score Yet The Prodigal Planet Screenwriter David Michaels 1983
No Score Yet Image of the Beast David Michaels 1980
No Score Yet A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story Dickey 1978
50% MacArthur Lt. Bulkeley 1977
43% The Trial of Billy Jack (El Juicio de Billy Jack) National Guardsman 1974
75% It's Alive Charlie 1973
58% Black Caesar Alfred Coleman 1973
No Score Yet Which Way to the Front? Actor 1970
No Score Yet The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell Cpl. Kennedy 1968
60% Born Losers Child 1967
50% The Happiest Millionaire Lt. Grayson 1967
No Score Yet A Swingin' Summer Rick 1965
60% The Disorderly Orderly Driver 1964
82% The Patsy Band Member 1964
No Score Yet Gunfight at Comanche Creek Deputy 1963
50% The Errand Boy Actor / Lover in Film 1961
No Score Yet Macumba Love Sarah's Husband 1960
90% The Horse Soldiers Actor 1959
83% Pork Chop Hill Iron Man 1959
70% High School Confidential Wheeler-Dealer 1958
No Score Yet Darby's Rangers Eli Clatworthy 1958
No Score Yet Lafayette Escadrille Bill 1958


No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Hampton Huxley 2007
88% Alias
Priest 2001
No Score Yet The Practice
Teddy Barrington 1999
90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Bajoran Officer 1997
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
Gibel 1980
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
Dr. Tom Mills 1975
77% The Brady Bunch
The Astronaut 1972
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
Roy 1959


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