William Bakewell

William Bakewell

Highest Rated: 100% Old Ironsides (1926)

Lowest Rated: 64% The Bat Whispers (1930)

Birthday: May 02, 1908

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

American actor William Bakewell had a long career in television and film that began in the silent era, but he achieved his greatest fame early. He debuted as a teenager, his first credit coming in the 1925 melodrama "The Last Edition." He starred in the 1927 romance "West Point" with a young Joan Crawford, and appeared with the actress again in the 1931 crime drama "Dance, Fools, Dance." He had a role in the musical "Gold Diggers of Broadway" in 1929, but it was his role in a film a year later that may be his most enduring legacy. Bakewell played the young soldier Albert in "All Quiet on the Western Front," a grittily realistic World War I drama that was considered groundbreaking. As the '30s wore on, his starring parts became supporting roles or small parts such as one in "Gone with the Wind." He played in "The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer" in 1947, as well as having a starring role in the film serial "Hop Harrigan," before appearing with more frequency on TV. He had a role as Major Norton in the very popular Davy Crockett episodes of "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" in the mid '50s and had guest roles on sitcoms like "Hazel" and "Petticoat Junction" in the '60s. Bakewell continued making occasional appearances in films, with his last role coming in the 1975 family comedy "The Strongest Man in the World." He also helped found the Screen Actors Guild in 1933.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 12% Lucky Me Motorist (uncredited) (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 62% Come Fill the Cup Hal Ortman (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 11% The Capture Herb Tolin (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Country Parson Pastor Willie von Adel (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 44% You Gotta Stay Happy Dick Hebert (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Arthur Takes Over Lawrence White (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 28% The Fabulous Dorseys Eddie (Character) - 1947
78% 78% The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer Winters (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yanks Ahoy Ens. Crosby (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Submarine Alert Agent Pomeroy (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dawn Express Tom Fielding (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Postman Didn't Ring Robert Harwood Jr. (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare's Victory Mr. Hubbell (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Roaring Speedboat Bob (Character) - 1939
91% 92% Gone With the Wind Mounted officer (Character) $198.7M 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Exiled to Shanghai Andrew (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady Luck Unknown (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happiness C.O.D. Ken Sherridan (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sons of Steel Roland Chadburne (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Party's Over Unknown (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 0% Green Eyes Cliff Miller (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Curtain Falls Barry Graham (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet You Can't Buy Everything Donny "Don" Bell as a man (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lucky Devils Slugger Jones (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 33% Three Cornered Moon Douglas Rimplegar (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet While Paris Sleeps Paul Renoir (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheaters at Play Maurice Perry (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 54% Guilty Hands Tommy Osgood (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Politics Benny Emerson (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet 50% Dance, Fools, Dance Rodney (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet 50% Reducing Tommy Haverly (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet 0% Paid B.M. Carney (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daybreak Otto (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Spirit of Notre Dame Jim Stewart (Character) - 1931
64% 53% The Bat Whispers Brook (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Playing Around Jack (Character) - 1930
98% 89% All Quiet on the Western Front Albert (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady of the Pavements A Pianist (Character) - 1929
100% 76% The Iron Mask Louis XIV/Twin Brother (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet On With the Show Jimmy (Character) - 1929
100% No Score Yet Gold Diggers of Broadway Unknown (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet 58% The Battle of the Sexes The Son (Character) - 1928
No Score Yet 50% West Point "Tex" McNeil (Character) - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Latest From Paris Bud Dolan (Character) - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harold Teen Percival (Character) - 1928
100% 60% Old Ironsides Unknown (Character) - 1926

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Good Life Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Green Acres Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1967-1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie Colonel Harris (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petticoat Junction Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hazel Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Goldie Fredericks (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Mr. Endicott (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Timmy & Lassie Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway Patrol Cliff Parker (Guest Star) 1957

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