Rhys Williams

Actor, Technical advisor, Dialect coach
Rhys Williams leapt into a series of acting roles--in many cases, quite literally. The Canadian worked on various productions as a stunt man and an actor, and on numerous occasions combined both roles. He first appeared ... Read more »
Born: 12/31/1897 in United Kingdom

Filmography

Actor (60)

Dead of Summer 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Skullduggery 1970 (Movie)

Judge Draper (Actor)

Brigadoon 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

Actor

The Donna Reed Show 1958 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

Our Man Flint 1965 (Movie)

Dr Krupov (Actor)

The Sons of Katie Elder 1965 (Movie)

Charlie Bob Striker (Actor)

Midnight Lace 1960 (Movie)

Victor Elliott (Actor)

Merry Andrew 1958 (Movie)

Constable (Actor)

Raintree County 1957 (Movie)

Ezra Gray (Actor)

The Restless Breed 1957 (Movie)

Ed Newton (Actor)

The Fastest Gun Alive 1956 (Movie)

Brain Tibbs (Actor)

Battle Cry 1955 (Movie)

Enoch Rogers (Actor)

How to Be Very, Very Popular 1955 (Movie)

Flagg (Actor)

Many Rivers to Cross 1955 (Movie)

Lige Blake (Actor)

The Kentuckian 1955 (Movie)

Constable (Actor)

The King's Thief 1955 (Movie)

Turnkey (Actor)

The Scarlet Coat 1955 (Movie)

Peter (Actor)

Johnny Guitar 1954 (Movie)

Mr Andrews (Actor)

The Black Shield of Falworth 1954 (Movie)

Diccon Bowman (Actor)

There's No Business Like Show Business 1954 (Movie)

Father Dineen (Actor)

Bad For Each Other 1953 (Movie)

Doc Scobee (Actor)

Man in the Attic 1953 (Movie)

William Harley (Actor)

The World in His Arms 1952 (Movie)

Eben Cleggett (Actor)

Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye 1950 (Movie)

Vic Mason (Actor)

Tokyo Joe 1949 (Movie)

Col. Dahlgren (Actor)

Hills of Home 1948 (Movie)

(Actor)

If Winter Comes 1947 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Imperfect Lady 1947 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Bells of St. Mary's 1945 (Movie)

Dr. McKay (Actor)

The Spiral Staircase 1945 (Movie)

Mr. Oates (Actor)

No Time For Love 1942 (Movie)

Clancy (Actor)

How Green Was My Valley 1941 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bad Boy (Movie)

Arnold Strawn (Actor)

Blood on the Sun (Movie)

Joseph Cassell (Actor)

Carbine Williams (Movie)

Redwick Karson (Actor)

Devil's Doorway (Movie)

Scottie MacDougall (Actor)

Gentleman Jim (Movie)

Harry Watson (Actor)

Lightning Strikes Twice (Movie)

Father Paul (Actor)

Moss Rose (Movie)

Deputy Inspector Evans (Actor)

Mutiny (Movie)

Redlegs (Actor)

Nightmare (Movie)

Torrence (Actor)

Okinawa (Movie)

Roberg (Actor)

Random Harvest (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

Remember Pearl Harbor (Movie)

Senor Anderson (Actor)

Scandal at Scourie (Movie)

Bill Swazey (Actor)

Tenth Avenue Angel (Movie)

Blind Mac (Actor)

The Black Arrow (Movie)

Bennett Hatch (Actor)

The Corn Is Green (Movie)

Mr. Jones (Actor)

The Crooked Way (Movie)

Lt. Williams (Actor)

The Farmer's Daughter (Movie)

Adolph Petree (Actor)

The Inspector General (Movie)

Inspector General (Actor)

The Law and the Lady (Movie)

Inspector McGraw (Actor)

The Plymouth Adventure (Movie)

Mr. Weston (Actor)

The Showdown (Movie)

Cokecherry (Actor)

The Son of Dr. Jekyll (Movie)

Michaels (Actor)

The Strange Woman (Movie)

Deacon Adams (Actor)

The Sword of Monte Cristo (Movie)

Mayor of Varonne (Actor)

This Above All (Movie)

Sergeant (Actor)

Vigil in the Night (Movie)

(Actor)

Voice of the Whistler (Movie)

Ernie Spartow (Actor)

Biography

Rhys Williams leapt into a series of acting roles--in many cases, quite literally. The Canadian worked on various productions as a stunt man and an actor, and on numerous occasions combined both roles. He first appeared in the low-budget 1995 thriller "Man with a Gun," starring Michael Madsen as an assassin hired to kill the woman he loves. Following this appearance, Williams won a string of one-offs or small recurring roles in TV productions. These include "Highlander," an adaptation of the 1986 film of the same name about a race of eternal Scottish warriors, and a TV movie version of the classic Truman Capote true-crime drama "In Cold Blood," both released in 1996. The following decade saw Williams branching out into stunt work. His first stunt assignment was on yet another TV movie adaptation, "The Robinsons: Lost in Space" (2004), a re-imagining of the classic 1960s science fiction series. Following that, he stunt-doubled for star Nick Cannon in "Underclassmen," a mystery set in a private school. Williams spent the next years working as either a stunt man or an actor. He sometimes blended the two, in such efforts as the 2010 Greek myth update "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" and the phantasmagorical science fiction TV series "Fringe" (2010).

Relationships

Son
had two survived him

Wife
survived him

Milestones

1940

Film acting debut in "How Green Was My Valley"

Brought to Hollywood as technical advisor

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