Willis Bouchey

Willis Bouchey

Highest Rated: 100% Don't Bother to Knock (1952)

Lowest Rated: 40% Red Planet Mars (1952)

Birthday: May 24, 1907

Birthplace: Vernon, Michigan, USA

Already in his 40s when he first hit the big screen, versatile character actor Willis Bouchey managed to amass an enormous number of screen credits through the 1950s and '60s, frequently working with such legends as John Ford and Jimmy Stewart. Bouchey first broke into pictures in the early '50s, often in small uncredited bits before playing the President of the United States in the science fiction thriller "Red Planet Mars," setting himself up for future parts as a man of authority. He played larger supporting roles, an FBI agent and a police lieutenant, in the crime dramas "Pickup on South Street" and "The Big Heat," working with esteemed directors Samuel Fuller and Fritz Lang, respectively. Bouchey played a secret service agent facing wild would-be assassin Frank Sinatra in "Suddenly." As various mayors, military men, and officers of the law, he worked his way through dozens of guest spots on television shows, including crime serials and Westerns. As a judge, he faced Raymond Massey across the bench on "Perry Mason." He was also a regular member of the John Ford Stock Company, and appeared in many of the acclaimed director's productions, including the standout classic "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance," featuring Jimmy Stewart and John Wayne.

Highest rated movies

Suddenly
The Big Heat
Don't Bother to Knock
A Star Is Born
Pickup on South Street
Sergeant Rutledge
The Last Hurrah
Million Dollar Mermaid

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
62% 60% Support Your Local Gunfighter McLaglen (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 58% Dirty Dingus Magee Ira Teasdale (Character) - 1970
75% 81% Support Your Local Sheriff! Thomas Devery (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 58% The Love God? Unknown (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 33% Young Billy Young Doc Cushman (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 50% Return of the Gunfighter Judge Ellis (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 53% McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force Adm. Doyle (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 29% Where Love Has Gone Judge Murphy (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saintly Sinners Harrihan (Character) - 1962
83% 53% Two Rode Together Mr. Harry J. Wringle (Character) - 1961
90% 90% Sergeant Rutledge Col. Otis Fosgate (Character) - 1960
85% 75% The Horse Soldiers Col. Phil Secord (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 75% No Name on the Bullet Buck Hastings (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 45% Darby's Rangers Brig. Gen. Truscott (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 61% The Sheepman Frank Payton (Character) - 1958
86% 81% The Last Hurrah Roger 'Sir Roger' Sugrue (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last of the Badmen Marshall Park (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mister Cory Mr. Vollard (Character) - 1957
40% 57% The Wings of Eagles Barton (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Stagecoach West George Bryceson (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 18% The Spoilers Jonathan Struve (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 47% Forever Darling Mr. Oliver Clinton (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pillars of the Sky Col. Edson Stedlow (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 70% The Violent Men Sheriff Martin Kenner (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 17% The McConnell Story Newton Bass (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fireman Save My Child Mayor (Character) - 1954
98% 81% A Star Is Born McBride (director) (uncredited) (Character) - 1954
80% 61% The Bridges at Toko-Ri Capt. Evans (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Battle of Rogue River Maj. Wallach (Character) - 1954
100% 63% Suddenly Dan Carney (Character) - 1954
100% 90% The Big Heat Lt. Ted Wilks (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 48% Dangerous Crossing Capt. Peters (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gun Belt Endicott (Character) - 1953
92% 89% Pickup on South Street FBI Agent Zara (Character) - 1953
100% 76% Don't Bother to Knock Joe the Bartender (Character) - 1952
40% 26% Red Planet Mars President (Character) - 1952
86% 67% Million Dollar Mermaid Movie director (Character) - 1952

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Adventures of Charlie Chan Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sheriff of Cochise Publisher (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Dr. Samuels (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Jim Stark (Guest Star) 1965 1968
83% 83% The Munsters Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hazel Unknown (Guest Star) 1962-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Judge Two (Guest Star) 1960-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet McHale's Navy Unknown (Guest Star) 1962 1964-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Judge (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Mother the Car Herman Elvine (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet 50% Get Smart Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet F Troop Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Green Acres Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petticoat Junction Unknown (Guest Star) 1964-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1962-1963 1965
No Score Yet 100% The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown (Guest Star) 1963 1965
No Score Yet 90% The Andy Griffith Show Mr. Brady (Guest Star) 1961-1964
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Dr. Samuel Thorne (Character) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Registrar (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Timmy & Lassie Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dakotas Colonel Fitch (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1959 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Bundy Wilcox (Guest Star) 1959-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronco Unknown (Guest Star) 1958 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deputy Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dobie Gillis Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bat Masterson Marshal (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Call Mr. D Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Paul Corrick (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Silent Service Cole (Character) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Turn of Fate Marshal (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Showcase 39 Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet 100% Father Knows Best Unknown (Guest Star) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Screen Directors Playhouse Unknown (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Behind the Badge Frank Ellis (Character) 1955