William O'Connell

William O'Connell

Highest Rated: 39% Every Which Way But Loose (1978)

Lowest Rated: 20% Any Which Way You Can (1980)

Birthday: Aug 20, 1933

Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, USA

William O'Connell found success as an actor early on, when he was just five years old. In the beginning of his acting career, O'Connell starred in comedies like "Way... Way Out" (1966) starring Jerry Lewis and "It's a Bikini World" (1967) starring Deborah Walley. He worked in television in his early acting career as well, including parts on "The Twilight Zone" (CBS, 1959-1964) and "Batman" (ABC, 1965-68). He kept working in film throughout the sixties and the seventies, starring in the Rock Hudson adaptation "Ice Station Zebra" (1968), the Lee Marvin adaptation "Paint Your Wagon" (1969) and the Jean Simmons drama "The Happy Ending" (1969). He also appeared in "High Plains Drifter" (1973). Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in the action movie "Every Which Way But Loose" (1978) with Clint Eastwood and the comedic adventure "Any Which Way You Can" (1980) with Clint Eastwood. He also was featured in the TV movie "The Dead Don't Die" (NBC, 1974-75). Most recently, O'Connell worked on the Eric Bana dramatic adaptation "Romulus, My Father" (2008).

Highest rated movies

Every Which Way But Loose
Paint Your Wagon
Any Which Way You Can
Scandalous John

Filmography

Movies

Credit
20% 45% Any Which Way You Can Elmo, Black Widow (Character) - 1980
39% 55% Every Which Way But Loose Elmo (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 40% The Dead Don't Die Priest (Character) - 1975
20% No Score Yet Scandalous John Men's Store Clerk (Character) - 1971
27% 68% Paint Your Wagon Horace Tabor (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 12% It's a Bikini World McSnigg (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 80% Way... Way Out Ponsonby (Character) - 1966

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 67% The Dukes of Hazzard Merle (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
100% 100% Kolchak: The Night Stalker Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet 100% The Odd Couple Mr. Skyler (Guest Star) 1971 1974
No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Jackson (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Green Acres Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix John Burke (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petticoat Junction Unknown (Guest Star) 1964-1965 1967
80% 89% Star Trek Thelev (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Felony Squad Desk Clerk (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Hugo (Character) 1966
83% 83% The Munsters Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1965
No Score Yet 100% Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
92% 100% The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lieutenant Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Field Rep. No. 1 (Character) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway Patrol Flagman (Guest Star) 1959