John Williams

Actor
Ever reliable, often mustachioed British character of enjoyably stiff-upper-lip types, whose resonant voice and crisp manner enhanced many films. One of Williams's most delightful and best-remembered parts, for which he ... Read more »
Born: 04/14/1903 in Chalfont St Giles, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (32)

Number One 1984 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Super Globetrotters 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Voice

The Contest Kid 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Hot Lead and Cold Feet 1978 (Movie)

Mansfield (Actor)

The Swarm 1977 (Movie)

Launching Officer (Actor)

No Deposit, No Return 1976 (Movie)

Jameson (Actor)

The Harlem Globetrotters 1970 - 1973 (TV Show)

Voice

Libido 1972 (Movie)

Martin (Actor)

The Hound of the Baskervilles 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Family Affair 1966 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

A Flea in Her Ear 1968 (Movie)

Dr. Finache (Actor)

Double Trouble 1967 (Movie)

Gerald Waverly (Actor)

Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1955 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

Harlow 1965 (Movie)

Jonathan Martin (Actor)

The Last of the Secret Agents 1965 (Movie)

J Frederick Duval (Actor)

The Rogues 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

Dear Brigitte 1964 (Movie)

Peregrine Upjohn (Actor)

Midnight Lace 1960 (Movie)

Inspector Byrnes (Actor)

Visit to a Small Planet 1960 (Movie)

Delton--Alien Chief (Actor)

The Young Philadelphians 1958 (Movie)

Gilbert Dickinson (Actor)

Witness For the Prosecution 1958 (Movie)

Brogan-Moore (Actor)

Island in the Sun 1957 (Movie)

Colonel Whittingham (Actor)

Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? 1957 (Movie)

LaSalle Jr (Actor)

D-Day the Sixth of June 1956 (Movie)

Brigadier Russell (Actor)

The Solid Gold Cadillac 1956 (Movie)

John T Blessington (Actor)

To Catch a Thief 1955 (Movie)

H H Hughson (Actor)

Dial M For Murder 1954 (Movie)

Inspector Hubbard (Actor)

Sabrina 1954 (Movie)

Thomas Fairchild (Actor)

The Student Prince 1954 (Movie)

Lutz (Actor)

Kind Lady (Movie)

Mr. Foster (Actor)

Ritual of Evil (TV Show)

Actor

The Lady and the Bandit (Movie)

Archibald Puffin (Actor)

Biography

Ever reliable, often mustachioed British character of enjoyably stiff-upper-lip types, whose resonant voice and crisp manner enhanced many films. One of Williams's most delightful and best-remembered parts, for which he won several awards (including a Tony) was as the quietly assured inspector who finally traps the killer in the popular stage play, "Dial M for Murder", a role he recreated in Alfred Hitchcock's highly enjoyable 1954 film version.

Milestones

1924

Acting debut in US aged 21 (date approximate)

1914

Stage acting debut in "Peter Pan" aged 13 (date approximate)

Replaced Sebastian Cabot on the popular TV sitcom "Family Affair" in the late 1960s

Bonus Trivia

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He served with Royal Air Force during WWII.

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