William Schallert

William Schallert

Highest Rated: 100% The Man From Planet X (1951)

Lowest Rated: 40% Hangar 18 (1980)

Birthday: Jul 6, 1922

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

An astonishingly prolific character actor on television and in films for over six decades, William Schallert was an ideal Everyman and in particular, a much-loved father on shows like "The Patty Duke Show" (ABC, 1963-66) and "The Nancy Drew Mysteries" (ABC, 1977-78), as well as countless episodic television stints and features ranging from "The Man from Planet X" (1951) to "In the Heat of the Night" (1967) and "Innerspace" (1987). Like all great supporting performers, Schallert essentially disappeared into his roles, which allowed him to lend shades and variations of characters, whether kindly or cold of heart, while buffeting his leading men and women. On occasion, he would step into the spotlight for memorable parts, like his short-tempered teacher on "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" (CBS, 1959-1963), a sly government agent on "The Wild, Wild West" (NBC, 1965-69) or a futuristic government official in the "Trouble with Tribbles" episode of the original "Star Trek" (NBC, 1966-69). For the most part, Schallert brought honesty and heart to his hundreds of screen appearances, which continued to multiply as late as 2011 with a recurring turn on HBO's "True Blood" (2008-2014). His ability to provide subtle conviction to his performances remained untouched as he entered his ninth decade, which made Schallert something of a legend in the acting community, if never quite a star. William Schallert died May 8, 2016 in Pacific Palisades, California at the age of 93.

Highest rated movies

The Tarnished Angels
The Man From Planet X
In the Heat of the Night
Lonely Are the Brave
Pillow Talk
Them!
Matinee
Colossus: The Forbin Project

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
50% 70% Green Lantern: First Flight Appa Ali Apsa (Voice) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweetzer Barnaby (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Patty Duke Show: Still Rockin' in Brooklyn Heights Martin Lane (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 29% Harvey Judge Gaffney (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Dance With Olivia Judge Shelton (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 51% Shake, Rattle and Rock! Judge Boone (Character) - 1994
92% 62% Matinee Dr. Grabow, DDS (uncredited) (Character) $8.9M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mrs. Lambert Remembers Love Sheriff (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Held Hostage: The Sis and Jerry Levin Story Landrum Bolling (Character) - 1991
82% 65% Innerspace Dr. Greenbush (Character) $25.9M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Under the Influence Cade (Character) - 1986
59% 45% Teachers Horn (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amazons Congressman Stanford Barstow (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Through Naked Eyes Terry Parrish (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 11% Grace Kelly Father Tucker (Character) - 1983
58% 55% Twilight Zone: The Movie Father (Character) - 1983
40% 30% Hangar 18 Professor Mills (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ike: The War Years Gen. Mark Clark (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tail Gunner Joe Gen. Zwicker (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway Harry (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tunnelvision Francis X. Cody (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 38% The Strongest Man in the World Prof. Quigley (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 14% Death Sentence Tanner (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Promise Him Anything Silver (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hijack Frank Kleiner (Character) - 1973
84% 82% Charley Varrick San Miguel Sheriff Bill Horton (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Partners in Crime Oscar (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Remember When Dick Hodges (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man on a String William Connaught (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Escape Senator Lewis Harrison (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 27% Sam Whiskey Mr. Perkins (Character) - 1969
88% 76% Colossus: The Forbin Project CIA Director Grauber (Character) - 1969
50% 40% The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes Professor Quigley (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 52% Speedway Abel Esterlake (Character) - 1968
85% 73% Will Penny Dr. Fraker (Character) - 1968
88% 49% Hour of the Gun Judge Herman Spicer (Character) - 1967
95% 92% In the Heat of the Night Mayor Webb Schubert (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shotgun Wedding Preacher Parsons (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Philbert Griff M. (Character) - 1963
93% 85% Lonely Are the Brave Harry (soft-spoken radio operator) (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paradise Alley Jack Williams (Character) - 1961
93% 87% Pillow Talk Hotel clerk (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 18% Cry Terror Henderson (Character) - 1958
79% 76% Some Came Running Jewelry store clerk (uncredited) (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 12% The Story of Mankind Indian Chief (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 41% The Monolith Monsters Weatherman (Character) - 1957
100% 71% The Tarnished Angels Ted Baker (Character) - 1957
82% 82% The Incredible Shrinking Man Doctor Arthur Bramson (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 80% Man in the Shadow Jim Shaney (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl in the Kremlin Jacob Stalin (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tattered Dress Court Clerk (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Raw Edge Missionary (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 6% Gunslinger Marshal Scott Hood (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Smoke Signal Pvt. Livingston (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 84% The Lone Ranger Clive (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 78% Black Tuesday Collins (Character) - 1955
93% 77% Them! Ambulance Attendant (uncredited) (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 50% Tobor the Great Johnston (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sword of Venus Valmont (Character) - 1953
100% 38% The Man From Planet X Dr. Mears (Character) - 1951

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bag of Bones Max Devore (Character) 2011
No Score Yet 76% Medium Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
16% No Score Yet The Deep End Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 87% The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
84% 84% How I Met Your Mother Brady (Guest Star) 2007
82% 89% My Name Is Earl Dr. Rudin (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Son of the Beach Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Law Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pacific Blue Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
91% 87% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Varani (Guest Star) 1993
70% No Score Yet The Torkelsons Unknown (Character) 1991-1992
91% 79% Dinosaurs Wesayso scientist (Guest Voice) 1992
No Score Yet 95% Quantum Leap Judge Eugene Haller (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet 100% War and Remembrance Harry Hopkins (Character) 1988-1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet New Gidget Russ Lawrence (Character) 1986-1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway to Heaven Grandpa Raines (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon & Simon Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet North and South, Book II Gen. Robert E. Lee (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1980-1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet 80% CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet 92% Little House on the Prairie Dean Russell Harmon (Guest Star) 1976 1979
66% No Score Yet Archie Bunker's Place Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blind Ambition Herbert Kalmbach (Character) 1979
No Score Yet 100% One Day at a Time Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Carson Drew (Character) 1977-1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maude Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bionic Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Charles Shipman (Character) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Story Jones (Character) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl With Something Extra Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Jake Spence (Guest Star) 1957-1958 1962-1963 1968 1970 1973
No Score Yet 100% Kung Fu Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Banacek Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet 50% The Partridge Family Red Woodloe (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet 50% Get Smart Unknown (Guest Star) 1967-1968 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 222 Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet 20% Bewitched Dr. Anton (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here Come the Brides Shagrue (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Father Bob Hughes (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1967-1969
80% 89% Star Trek Nilz Baris (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Combat! Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Patty Duke Show Martin Lane (Character) 1963-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dobie Gillis Mr. Leander Pomfritt (Character) 1959-1963
No Score Yet 100% Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1959 1961 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1957-1958 1962-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hazel Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lloyd Bridges Show The Ballad Singer (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Dave Meiser (Character) 1955 1959-1960 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Steve Alexander (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Ranger Barry Weldon (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Timmy & Lassie Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Wells Fargo Paul Grieg (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Dr. Bradbury (Guest Star) 1957 1961-1962
No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet 100% The Dick Van Dyke Show Rev. Kirk (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet 98% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Surfside 6 Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rebel Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet 90% The Andy Griffith Show Sam Becker (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1958-1959 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bat Masterson Dr. Harold Dunsmore (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lock Up Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dante Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star) 1959-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Step Beyond Unknown (Character) 1959-1960
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Policeman (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The June Allyson Show Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Men Into Space Dr. David Orrin (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal Dillon Unknown (Guest Star) 1957-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Silent Service Kennedy (Character) 1958
No Score Yet 100% Father Knows Best Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sugarfoot Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet 100% Leave It to Beaver Unknown (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zorro Unknown (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1954 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Showcase 39 Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Screen Directors Playhouse Unknown (Character) 1955-1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Behind the Badge Mr. Lyons (Character) 1955