William Beckley

The role for which British-born actor William Beckley is best-known is that of Gerard, the Carringtons' butler on "Dynasty". He tended to the needs of the characters played by John Forsythe and Linda Evans from 1982 to ... Read more »
Born: 03/22/1982

Filmography

Actor (14)

The President's Analyst 2008 (Movie)

Second Puddlian (Actor)

Dynasty 1980 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

High Risk 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Sunshine Part II 1976 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

Gentleman Tramp 1975 (Movie)

(Voice)

Young Lady Chatterley 1975 (Movie)

Philip Kensington (Actor)

Death Race 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Too Late the Hero 1970 (Movie)

Currie (Actor)

The Killing of Sister George 1968 (Movie)

Floor Manager (Actor)

The Collector 1965 (Movie)

Crutchley (Actor)

Daughter of the Mind (TV Show)

Actor

Dynasty: The Reunion (TV Show)

Actor

The Memory of Eva Ryker (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

The role for which British-born actor William Beckley is best-known is that of Gerard, the Carringtons' butler on "Dynasty". He tended to the needs of the characters played by John Forsythe and Linda Evans from 1982 to 1989 and again in a '91 reunion TV movie. Producer Aaron Spelling was always recognized for his astute eye for casting, and the "Dynasty" run for Beckley came on the heels of the actor's use in several other popular Spelling shows. Beckley appeared in a '76 episode of "Charlie's Angels" and played Barnaby Jeffers a few years later for a guest appearance on "Fantasy Island". Beckley persevered through several decades of sporadic work before landing his career-defining role on "Dynasty". Before that role, though, Beckley found work on the detective series "Barnaby Jones", starring Buddy Ebsen; during the '70s, Beckley popped up in four episodes in four different roles, (including "Bartender" and "Bell Captain").

EDUCATION

Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute

2007 - 2007
Graduated 2007

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