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William Fawcett

Highest Rated: 94% The Music Man (1962)

Lowest Rated: 14% Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter (1965)

Birthday: Sep 8, 1894

Birthplace: Not Available

From his first film appearance in 1946 until his retirement sometime in the late 1960s, the wizened, rusty-voiced actor William Fawcett specialized in cantankerous farmers, grizzled old prospectors and Scroogelike millionaires. He worked frequently at Columbia, appearing in that studio's quota of "B" westerns and Arabian Nights quickies, as well as such serials as The Adventures of Sir Galahad (1949), in which he played the juicy bad-guy role of Merlin the Magician. Though occasionally seen in sizeable parts in "A" pictures--he played Andy Griffith's septuagenarian father in No Time For Sergeants (1957)--Fawcett's appearances in big-budgeters frequently went unbilled, as witness The Music Man (1962) and What a Way to Go (1964). Baby boomers will fondly recall William Fawcett as ranch-hand Pete ("who cut his teeth on a brandin' iron") in the Saturday-morning TV series Fury (1956-60).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Menace on the Mountain Actor 1970
No Score Yet The Lottery Actor 1969
No Score Yet The Gnome-Mobile Chauffeur 1967
No Score Yet Hostile Guns Jensen 1967
No Score Yet King Rat Steinmetz 1965
14% Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter Jensen the Pharmacist 1965
60% Sex and the Single Girl Bum 1964
No Score Yet The Quick Gun Mike 1964
No Score Yet The Wheeler Dealers the Whipple 1963
94% The Music Man Lester Lonnergan 1962
No Score Yet Saintly Sinners Horsefly 1962
64% Gypsy Mr. Willis 1962
No Score Yet Go, Johnny, Go! Actor 1959
No Score Yet Good Day for a Hanging Farmer 1959
No Score Yet No Time for Sergeants Pa Stockdale 1958
40% Band of Angels Mourner 1957
No Score Yet Gun Glory Martin 1957
No Score Yet The Storm Rider Cruikshank 1957
No Score Yet Canyon River Jergens 1956
No Score Yet The First Traveling Saleslady Old-timer 1956
No Score Yet Dakota Incident Mathew Barnes 1956
No Score Yet The Proud Ones Driver 1956
No Score Yet Lay That Rifle Down Wurpie 1955
No Score Yet Tall Man Riding Andy 1955
No Score Yet Pirates of Tripoli Beggar 1955
No Score Yet Gangbusters Truck Driver 1955
No Score Yet The Law vs. Billy the Kid Parsons 1954
No Score Yet Alaska Seas Silversmith 1954
No Score Yet The Lion and the Horse `Pappy' Cole 1952
No Score Yet Springfield Rifle Cpl. Ramsey 1952
No Score Yet Barbed Wire John S. 'Uncle 1952
No Score Yet Has Anybody Seen My Gal? Caretaker 1952
No Score Yet Blackhawk Dr. Ralph 1952
No Score Yet Jungle Jim in the Forbidden Land Old One 1952
No Score Yet The Longhorn Bartender 1951
No Score Yet Valley of Fire Storekeeper Bundy 1951
91% Ace in the Hole (The Big Carnival) Sad-Faced Man 1951
No Score Yet The Magic Carpet Ahkmid 1951
No Score Yet Hills of Utah Washoe 1951
No Score Yet Comin' Round the Mountain Old Mountain Man 1951
No Score Yet The Mating Season Mr. Tuttle 1951
No Score Yet Oklahoma Annie Painter 1951
No Score Yet Chain Gang Zeke 1950
No Score Yet The Adventures of Sir Galahad Actor 1949
No Score Yet Batman and Robin Professor Hammil 1949
No Score Yet Barbary Pirate Ezra Fielding 1949
No Score Yet Black Hills Clerk Tuttle 1948
No Score Yet The Tioga Kid Tennessee 1948
No Score Yet Check Your Guns Judge Hammond 1948
No Score Yet High Wall Patient 1947
No Score Yet Green Dolphin Street Nat 1947
No Score Yet Pioneer Justice Uncle Bob 1947
No Score Yet Stars Over Texas Judge Smith 1946
No Score Yet Ghost Town Renegades Watson 1946
No Score Yet Driftin' River Actor 1946
No Score Yet Tumbleweed Trail Judge Town 1942


No Score Yet Gunsmoke
Hawkins Bert Fraley Turner Nebs 1st Stage Man 1970
No Score Yet Bonanza
Tulliver Jake Johnson Pete Redfern Whiskey Smith Rafe Asa 1970
No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie
Gas Station Attendant 1968
No Score Yet Ironside
Sam Layton 1968
93% Batman
Farmer 1966
83% The Munsters
Ralph 1966
No Score Yet Perry Mason
Pawnbroker Mr. Morescu 1964
No Score Yet The Fugitive
Burgess 1964
80% The Twilight Zone
Rev. Siddons 1962
No Score Yet Maverick
Rube Stallion 1962
No Score Yet Leave It to Beaver
Mr. Johnson 1957
No Score Yet Father Knows Best
Trumble 1954


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