William Sylvester

Lowest Rated: 40% The Hindenburg (1975)
Birthday: Jan 31, 1922
Birthplace: Not Available
American-born actor William Sylvester relocated to England just after World War II. For the next quarter of a century, Sylvester was a fixture in British radio, TV and films, graduating from roles of the "two-bit hood" variety to full-leading man status. His most famous movie assignments included the lead in the ventriloquist-controlled-by-dummy yarn The Devil Doll (1964), and the crucial expository role of Dr. Heywood Floyd in Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). Returning to the U.S. in the late 1970s, William Sylvester continued essaying secondary character parts in films, and was seen as Dr. Leonard Driscoll on the 1976 TVer Gemini Man.

Highest Rated Movies



89% Heaven Can Wait Nuclear Reporter 1978
No Score Yet Riding with Death Actor 1976
40% The Hindenburg Luftwaffe Colonel 1975
No Score Yet Busting Weldman 1974
67% Don't Be Afraid of the Dark Tom Henderson 1973
No Score Yet Devils of Darkness Paul Baxter 1968
93% 2001: A Space Odyssey Dr. Floyd $0.2M 1968
No Score Yet Kenya: Country of Treasure Burt Hickey 1968
No Score Yet Blind Corner Paul Gregory 1963
No Score Yet Gorgo Sam Slade 1961
No Score Yet Postmark for Danger Actor 1958
No Score Yet High Tide at Noon Alec Douglas 1957
No Score Yet Postmark for Danger Dave Forrester 1956
No Score Yet The Unholy Four (The Stranger Came Home) Philip Vickers 1954
No Score Yet Appointment In London Mac 1953
No Score Yet The Yellow Balloon Len 1953
No Score Yet Christ in Concrete Giovanni 1949


No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
Randall Torgen John Burnett Crawford David Stillwell
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1979
  • 1977
No Score Yet Bonanza
Cambeau Kingston
  • 1972
  • 1970
No Score Yet Green Acres
Pilot Lt. Olson Governor's Aide Dr. Hoffman
  • 1971
  • 1970
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
  • 1969
No Score Yet The Saint
Damian Fortunati