Whit Bissell

Actor
A wide-ranging character actor with Broadway experience, Bissell entered films in 1943 with "Holy Matrimony" and went on to appear in over 80 more. specializing as ineffectual types and high-strung professionals. He is ... Read more »
Born: 10/24/1909 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (90)

Pioneers of Television 2011 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

The Time Machine 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Casey's Shadow 1978 (Movie)

Dr Williamson (Actor)

Last of the Mohicans 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Archie 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lincoln Conspiracy 1976 (Movie)

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Psychic Killer 1975 (Movie)

Dr Taylor (Actor)

Soylent Green 1973 (Movie)

Santini (Actor)

In Broad Daylight 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Pete 'n' Tillie 1972 (Movie)

Minister (Actor)

City Beneath the Sea 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Salzburg Connection 1971 (Movie)

Publisher (Actor)

Airport 1970 (Movie)

Mr Davidson (Actor)

5 Card Stud 1968 (Movie)

Dr Cooper (Actor)

The Time Tunnel 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

Actor

A Covenant With Death 1966 (Movie)

Bruce Donnelly (Actor)

Fluffy 1964 (Movie)

Dr Braden (Actor)

Seven Days in May 1964 (Movie)

Sen Prentice (Actor)

The Hallelujah Trail 1964 (Movie)

Hobbs (Actor)

Hawaiian Eye 1959 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

Spencer's Mountain 1963 (Movie)

Dr Campbell (Actor)

Where Love Has Gone 1963 (Movie)

Professor Bell (Actor)

Adventures of a Young Man 1962 (Movie)

Ludstrum (Actor)

Bachelor Father 1957 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

Birdman of Alcatraz 1962 (Movie)

Dr Ellis (Actor)

Hud 1962 (Movie)

Burris (Actor)

The Manchurian Candidate 1962 (Movie)

Medical Officer (Actor)

The Magnificent Seven 1960 (Movie)

Chamlee (Actor)

The Time Machine 1960 (Movie)

Walter Kemp (Actor)

Never So Few 1959 (Movie)

Captain Alofson (Actor)

Gang War 1958 (Movie)

Mark (Actor)

Monster on the Campus 1958 (Movie)

Dr Oliver Cole (Actor)

No Name on the Bullet 1958 (Movie)

Thad Pierce (Actor)

The Black Orchid 1958 (Movie)

Mr Harmon (Actor)

Warlock 1958 (Movie)

Mr Petrix (Actor)

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral 1957 (Movie)

John P Clum (Actor)

I Was a Teenage Werewolf 1957 (Movie)

Dr Alfred Brandon (Actor)

Johnny Tremain 1957 (Movie)

Josiah Quincy (Actor)

The Comedian 1956 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tall Stranger 1957 (Movie)

Judson (Actor)

I Was a Teenage Frankenstein 1956 (Movie)

Professor Frankenstein (Actor)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1956 (Movie)

Psychiatrist (Actor)

Man From Del Rio 1956 (Movie)

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Miracle on 34th Street 1955 - 1956 (TV Show)

Actor

At Gunpoint 1955 (Movie)

Clark (Actor)

Not As a Stranger 1955 (Movie)

Dr Dietrich (Actor)

Shack Out on 101 1955 (Movie)

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The Big Combo 1955 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

The Desperate Hours 1955 (Movie)

Carson (Actor)

The Naked Street 1955 (Movie)

Attorney Blaker (Actor)

Trial 1955 (Movie)

Sam Wiltse (Actor)

Riot in Cell Block 11 1954 (Movie)

Snader (Actor)

The Atomic Kid 1954 (Movie)

Dr Edgar Pangborn (Actor)

The Caine Mutiny 1954 (Movie)

Lieutenant Commander Dickson (Actor)

The Creature From the Black Lagoon 1954 (Movie)

Edwin Thompson (Actor)

The Shanghai Story 1954 (Movie)

Paul Grant (Actor)

Three Hours to Kill 1954 (Movie)

Deke (Actor)

It Should Happen to You 1953 (Movie)

Robert Grau (Actor)

The Family Secret 1951 (Movie)

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He Walked By Night 1948 (Movie)

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Brute Force 1947 (Movie)

Tom Lister (Actor)

A Double Life (Movie)

Dr. Stauffer (Actor)

A Tattered Web (TV Show)

Actor

Anna Lucasta (Movie)

Stanley (Actor)

Canon City (Movie)

Heilman (Actor)

Chicken Every Sunday (Movie)

Mr. Robinson (Actor)

Convicted (Movie)

Owens (Actor)

Cry Rape! (TV Show)

Actor

Flood! (TV Show)

Actor

For Heaven's Sake (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

Hoodlum Empire (Movie)

Filby (Actor)

Nick and Nora (TV Show)

Actor

Night into Morning (Movie)

Stone Yard Proprietor (Actor)

Red Mountain (Movie)

Miles (Actor)

Sandburg's Lincoln (TV Show)

Actor

Skirts Ahoy! (Movie)

Mr. Yarbrough (Actor)

That Lady in Ermine (Movie)

Giulio (Actor)

The Crime Doctor's Diary (Movie)

Pete Bellem (Actor)

The Killer That Stalked New York (Movie)

Sid Bennet (Actor)

The Lost Continent (Movie)

Stanley Briggs (Actor)

The Night Rider (TV Show)

Actor

The Sellout (Movie)

Wilfred Jackson (Actor)

The Senator Was Indiscreet (Movie)

Oakes (Actor)

The Web (TV Show)

Actor

When Willie Comes Marching Home (Movie)

Lt. Handley (Actor)

You Are There (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A wide-ranging character actor with Broadway experience, Bissell entered films in 1943 with "Holy Matrimony" and went on to appear in over 80 more. specializing as ineffectual types and high-strung professionals. He is perhaps best remembered for his role as the scientist who turned Michael Landon into a wolfman in "I Was a Teenage Werewolf" (1957).

Relationships

Jennifer Bissell

Wife
died January 5, 1993 daughter of actor Alan Napier

Victoria Brown

Daughter
survived him

Brian Forster

Son
survived him

Adrienne Marden

Wife
divorced

Kathy Marden

Daughter
survived him

Amanda Whitley

Daughter
survived him

EDUCATION

University of North Carolina

North Carolina

Milestones

1979

Final TV-movie "The Night Rider"

1978

Final film appearance, "Casey's Shadow"

1974

Played William Seward in TV-miniseries "Sandburg's Lincoln" (NBC)

1957

Played recurring roles on "Bachelor Father"

1957

Featured in both "I Was a Teenage Frankenstein" and "I Was a Teenage Werewolf"

1954

Co-starred in "Creature From the Black Lagoon"

1942

Film debut "Holy Matrimony"

Co-starred on "The Time Tunnel" (ABC)

Appeared on TV shows like "Fireside Theater", "The Web", "You Are There" in the 1950s

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