William Schallert

Highest Rated: 100% The Tarnished Angels (1958)
Lowest Rated: 21% House Party 2 (1991)
Birthday: Jul 6, 1922
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
The son of the Los Angeles Times' drama editor, William Schallert was, along with Sydney Chaplin, one of the co-founders of Hollywood's highly regarded Circle Theatre troupe. Sent to Great Britain on a Fulbright Fellowship to study British repertory theatre, Schallert guest-lectured at Oxford on several occasion before heading home. A character actor of almost intimidating versatility, Schallert began his long film and TV career in 1951. While he appeared in films of every variety, Schallert was most closely associated with the many doctors (mad or otherwise), lab technicians and scientific experts that he played in such science fiction endeavors as The Man From Planet X (1951), Gog (1954), Them! (1954) The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) and The Monolith Monsters (1959). Director Joe Dante paid homage to Schallert's prolific horror-flick work by casting the actor in his Matinee, where he played yet another dabbler in Things Man Is Not Meant to Know in the film-within-a-film "Mant." Schallert's hundreds television credits could fill a book in themselves; the Nickelodeon cable network once tried to put together a montage of the actor's guest star appearances, touching only the tip of the iceberg. He was a regular on such series as Dobie Gillis (as literature teacher Mr. Pomfrit, who always dismissed his class as though announcing the beginning of the Indy 500), Get Smart (as a senile 97-year-old Navy admiral), The Nancy Drew Mysteries (as Nancy's attorney father) The New Gidget (as Gidget's professor father) The Nancy Walker Show, Little Women and Santa Barbara. His most famous TV role was as Patty Lane's ever-patient newspaper-editor dad on The Patty Duke Show, which ran from 1963 through 1966; over twenty years later, Mr. Schallert and Ms. Duke were touchingly reunited--again as father and daughter--on an episode of The Torkelsons (1991-92). William Schallert once served as president of the Screen Actors' Guild, a position later held...by Patty Duke. Shallert continued acting until the early 2010s; he died in 2016, at age 93.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
50% Green Lantern: First Flight Appa Ali Apsa 2009
67% Edgar G. Ulmer: The Man Off-Screen Actor 2005
No Score Yet Shield for Murder Assistant District Attorney 2003
No Score Yet Harvey Judge Gaffney 1999
No Score Yet The Patty Duke Show: Still Rockin' in Brooklyn Heights Martin Lane 1999
No Score Yet The Second Civil War Secretary of Defense 1997
94% Matinee Doctor 1992
21% House Party 2 Dean Kramer 1991
No Score Yet Mrs. Lambert Remembers Love Sheriff 1991
No Score Yet Held Hostage: The Sis and Jerry Levin Story Landrum Bolling 1991
No Score Yet The Incident Wallace 1990
No Score Yet Stableboy's Christmas Innkeeper 1990
82% Innerspace Dr. Greenbush 1987
No Score Yet Under the Influence Cade 1986
62% Teachers Horn 1984
No Score Yet Amazons Congressman Stanford Barstow 1984
61% Twilight Zone: The Movie Father 1983
No Score Yet Through Naked Eyes William's Father 1983
No Score Yet Grace Kelly Actor 1983
No Score Yet Hangar 18 Mills 1980
No Score Yet Doomsday Chronicles Actor 1979
No Score Yet Little Women Jonathan March 1978
No Score Yet Ike: The War Years Actor 1978
No Score Yet The Strongest Man in the World Quigley 1975
No Score Yet Death Sentence Tanner 1974
88% Charley Varrick Sheriff Bill Horton 1973
No Score Yet The Trial of the Catonsville Nine Judge 1972
No Score Yet Man on a String Actor 1971
88% Colossus: The Forbin Project CIA Director Grauber 1970
No Score Yet Sam Whiskey Mint Superintendent Perkins 1969
50% The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes Prof. Quigley 1969
No Score Yet Speedway Abel Esterlake 1968
85% Will Penny Dr. Fraker 1968
83% Hour of the Gun Herman Spicer 1967
96% In the Heat of the Night Schubert 1967
92% Lonely are the Brave Harry 1962
No Score Yet The Gallant Hours Capt. Tom Lanphier 1960
No Score Yet Blue Denim Vice President 1959
92% Pillow Talk Hotel Clerk 1959
No Score Yet Day of the Outlaw Preston 1959
82% Some Came Running Al 1959
No Score Yet Cry Terror! Henderson 1958
No Score Yet The Monolith Monsters Weatherman 1958
100% The Tarnished Angels Ted Baker 1958
No Score Yet The Story of Mankind Earl of Warwick 1957
No Score Yet Man in the Shadow Jim Shaney 1957
40% Band of Angels Union Lieutenant 1957
81% Written on the Wind Reporter 1957
91% The Incredible Shrinking Man Dr. Arthur Bramson 1957
No Score Yet The Tattered Dress Court Clerk 1957
No Score Yet Gunslinger Scott Hood 1956
No Score Yet Raw Edge Missionary 1956
88% Friendly Persuasion Young Husband 1956
No Score Yet Black Tuesday Collins 1955
No Score Yet An Annapolis Story Tony's instructor 1955
No Score Yet Smoke Signal Pvt. Livingston 1955
No Score Yet Hell's Horizon Actor 1955
No Score Yet Tobor the Great Johnston 1954
100% Them! Ambulance Attendant 1954
No Score Yet Gog Engle 1954
25% The High and the Mighty Dispatcher 1954
100% Riot in Cell Block 11 Reporter 1954
No Score Yet Sword of Venus Valmont 1953
No Score Yet Torpedo Alley Actor 1953
No Score Yet Flat Top Longfellow 1952
No Score Yet Invasion U.S.A. TV Newscaster 1952
No Score Yet Hoodlum Empire Inquiry Clerk 1952
100% The Man from Planet X Mears 1951
No Score Yet The People Against O'Hara Intern 1951
No Score Yet The Reckless Moment Lieutenant 1949

TV

CREDIT
25% Stephen King's Bag of Bones
2011
Max
  • 2011
70% True Blood
2008-2014
Mayor Norris
  • 2011
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
J. Donald Kessinger
  • 2010
7% The Deep End
2010
Mr. Douglas
  • 2010
66% Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
Ken
  • 2009
No Score Yet Close to Home
2005-2007
Harold Jensen
  • 2006
82% My Name Is Earl
2005-2009
Dr. Rudin
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Pacific Blue
1996-2000
Walter
  • 1999
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Mitchell Jennings
  • 1996
90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
Varani Appearing
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1993
No Score Yet Coach
1989-1997
Bert
  • 1994
86% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
1993-1997
Al
  • 1994
No Score Yet The Torkelsons
1991-1993
Wesley Hodges
  • 1992
  • 1991
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
1988
  • 1990
  • 1989
No Score Yet Quantum Leap
1989-1993
Judge
  • 1989
No Score Yet War and Remembrance
1988-1989
Harry Hopkins
  • 1988
No Score Yet Highway to Heaven
1984-1989
Grandpa
  • 1987
No Score Yet St. Elsewhere
1982-1988
Dr. Stanley
  • 1987
  • 1986
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
Bob
  • 1983
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
Dean Russell Harmon Snell
  • 1982
  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1978
  • 1976
No Score Yet The Waltons
1972-1981
Stanley
  • 1981
  • 1980
No Score Yet CHiPs
1977-1983
Rev. Warmer
  • 1979
No Score Yet Maude
1972-1978
Leon
  • 1976
No Score Yet The Bionic Woman
1976-1978
Uncle Bill
  • 1976
No Score Yet Kung Fu
1972-1975
Roper
  • 1973
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Ezra Thorpe Spence Capt. Grant Jess Peavy Cordelius
  • 1973
  • 1970
  • 1968
  • 1963
  • 1962
  • 1958
No Score Yet The Partridge Family
1970-1974
Red Woodloe
  • 1971
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
  • 1970
No Score Yet Get Smart
1965-1970
Hargarde Hargrade Kibbee
  • 1970
  • 1968
  • 1967
No Score Yet Bewitched
1964-1972
Anton
  • 1969
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Dr. Harrison Selby
  • 1969
  • 1967
No Score Yet The Wild Wild West
1965-1969
Silas Harper
  • 1969
  • 1968
  • 1967
80% Star Trek
1966-1969
Baris
  • 1967
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Gunderson
  • 1962
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Norton
  • 1962
No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show
1961-1966
Mr. Kirk
  • 1962
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Hill
  • 1961
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
1960-1968
Sam Becker
  • 1961
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Policeman
  • 1960
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Carl
  • 1959
  • 1958
No Score Yet Leave It to Beaver
1957-1963
Mr. Bloomgarden
  • 1957
No Score Yet Almost Home
Wesley Hodges

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