William Schallert

Actor
An astonishingly prolific character actor on television and in films for over six decades, William Schallert was an ideal Everyman and in particular, a much-loved father on shows like "The Patty Duke Show" (ABC ... Read more »
Born: 07/06/1922 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (128)

Stephen King's Bag of Bones 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

True Blood 2008, 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Medium 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Desperate Housewives 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

How I Met Your Mother 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Close to Home 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Family Law 1989 - 1995, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Trek 1966 - 1969, 1989 - 1995, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Harvey 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1992 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas Miracles 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Narrator

Leaving L.A. 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Second Civil War 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

ER 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

In the Heat of the Night 1989 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1989 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Melrose Place 1989 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Quantum Leap 1989 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sweet Justice 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Coach 1991 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murphy Brown 1989 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sex, Shock and Censorship in the 90's 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Good Life 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Santa Barbara 1983 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Parker Lewis 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Torkelsons 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

House Party 2 1991 (Movie)

Dean Kramer (Actor)

The Incident 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Television Academy Hall of Fame 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Performer

'Tis the Season to Be Smurfy 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Voice

Innerspace 1987 (Movie)

Dr Greenbush (Actor)

The New Gidget 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Under the Influence 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Wildfire 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Voice

Goltar and the Golden Lance 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Voice

Amazons 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Teachers 1984 (Movie)

Horn (Actor)

The Duck Factory 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Twilight Zone - the Movie 1983 (Movie)

Father (Actor)

Lobo 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

The Waltons 1972 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Buckshot 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Hangar 18 1980 (Movie)

Professor Mills (Actor)

The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Ike 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Little Women 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Nancy Drew Mysteries 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Death Sentence 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Hijack! 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

The Strongest Man in the World 1974 (Movie)

Quigley (Actor)

Charley Varrick 1973 (Movie)

Sheriff Bill Horton (Actor)

Partners in Crime 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Man on a String 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Escape 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Trial of the Catonsville Nine 1971 (Movie)

Judge (Actor)

Colossus: The Forbin Project 1970 (Movie)

Grauber (Actor)

Get Smart 1965 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Here Come the Brides 1968 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

The Boys 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes 1970 (Movie)

Professor Quigley (Actor)

The Wild Wild West 1965 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Sam Whiskey 1969 (Movie)

Mint Superintendent Perkins (Actor)

Speedway 1968 (Movie)

Abel Esterlake (Actor)

Will Penny 1968 (Movie)

Dr Fraker (Actor)

Hour of the Gun 1967 (Movie)

Herman Spicer (Actor)

In the Heat of the Night 1967 (Movie)

Webb Schubert (Actor)

The Patty Duke Show 1963 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

Dobie Gillis 1959 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

Leave It to Beaver 1957 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

Lonely Are the Brave 1962 (Movie)

Harry (Actor)

The Gallant Hours 1960 (Movie)

Captain Tom Lamphier (Actor)

Pillow Talk 1959 (Movie)

Hotel Clerk (Actor)

The Beat Generation 1959 (Movie)

Father Dinelli (Actor)

Blue Denim 1958 (Movie)

Vice President (Actor)

Cry Terror! 1958 (Movie)

Henderson (Actor)

Day of the Outlaw 1958 (Movie)

Preston (Actor)

Some Came Running 1958 (Movie)

Al (Actor)

Telephone Time 1955 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

Band of Angels 1957 (Movie)

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Man in the Shadow 1957 (Movie)

Jim Shaney (Actor)

The Incredible Shrinking Man 1957 (Movie)

Dr Arthur Bramson (Actor)

The Monolith Monsters 1957 (Movie)

Weatherman (Actor)

The Story of Mankind 1957 (Movie)

Earl of Warwick (Actor)

The Tarnished Angels 1957 (Movie)

Ted Baker (Actor)

Bigger Than Life 1956 (Movie)

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Commando Cody 1954 - 1956 (TV Show)

Actor

Friendly Persuasion 1956 (Movie)

Young Husband (Actor)

The Gunslinger 1956 (Movie)

Scott Hood (Actor)

Written on the Wind 1956 (Movie)

Reporter (Actor)

Smoke Signal 1955 (Movie)

Livingston (Actor)

Gog 1954 (Movie)

Engle (Actor)

Riot in Cell Block 11 1954 (Movie)

1st Reporter (Actor)

Shield For Murder 1954 (Movie)

Aissistant District Attorney (Actor)

The High and the Mighty 1954 (Movie)

Dispatcher (Actor)

Them 1954 (Movie)

Ambulance Attendant (Actor)

Flat Top 1952 (Movie)

Ens. Longfellow (Actor)

Blind Ambition (TV Show)

Actor

Cross of Fire (TV Show)

Actor

Dream On (TV Show)

Actor

Escape (Movie)

Lewis Harrison (Actor)

Gidget's Summer Reunion (TV Show)

Actor

Grace Kelly (TV Show)

Actor

Hoodlum Empire (Movie)

Inquiry Clerk (Actor)

Houston: The Legend of Texas (TV Show)

Narrator

Little Women (TV Show)

Actor

Mrs. Lambert Remembers Love (TV Show)

Actor

North and South: Book II (TV Show)

Actor

Pink Panther and Sons (TV Show)

Voice

Port Sinister (Movie)

Collins (Actor)

Promise Him Anything... (TV Show)

Actor

Recount (TV Show)

Actor

Remember When (TV Show)

Actor

Shake, Rattle and Rock (TV Show)

Actor

Tail Gunner Joe (TV Show)

Actor

The Man from Planet X (Movie)

Mears (Actor)

The Reckless Moment (Movie)

Lieutenant (Actor)

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Actor

The Writing on the Wall (TV Show)

Actor

Through Naked Eyes (TV Show)

Actor

To Dance With Olivia (TV Show)

Actor

Top of the World (Movie)

Capt. Harding (Actor)

War and Remembrance (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

An astonishingly prolific character actor on television and in films for over six decades, William Schallert was an ideal Everyman and in particular, a much-loved father on shows like "The Patty Duke Show" (ABC, 1963-66) and "The Nancy Drew Mysteries" (ABC, 1977-78), as well as countless episodic television stints and features ranging from "The Man from Planet X" (1951) to "In the Heat of the Night" (1967) and "Innerspace" (1987). Like all great supporting performers, Schallert essentially disappeared into his roles, which allowed him to lend shades and variations of characters, whether kindly or cold of heart, while buffeting his leading men and women. On occasion, he would step into the spotlight for memorable parts, like his short-tempered teacher on "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" (CBS, 1959-1963), a sly government agent on "The Wild, Wild West" (NBC, 1965-69) or a futuristic government official in the "Trouble with Tribbles" episode of the original "Star Trek" (NBC, 1966-69). For the most part, Schallert brought honesty and heart to his hundreds of screen appearances, which continued to multiply as late as 2011 with a recurring turn on HBO's "True Blood" (2008-2014). His ability to provide subtle conviction to his performances remained untouched as he entered his ninth decade, which made Schallert something of a legend in the acting community, if never quite a star. William Schallert died May 8, 2016 in Pacific Palisades, California at the age of 93.

Relationships

Edwin Francis Schallert

Father

Elza Emily Schallert

Mother

Brendan C Schallert

Son

Edwin G Schallert

Son

Mark M Schallert

Son

William Joseph Schallert Jr

Son

Rosemarie Schallert

Wife
married on February 26, 1949

EDUCATION

studied acting with Sanford Meisner

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California 1946

Milestones

2002

Acted in the New Jersey stage production of "The Special Prisoner"

1992

Co-starred, "House Party 2"

1988

Reprised role of Mr. Pomfritt in "Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis" (CBS TV-movie)

1986

Cast as Robert E. Lee in "North and South: Book II"

1984

Played Jim Carrey's father in short-lived NBC sitcom "The Duck Factory"

1979

Reprised Rev. March for "Little Women" series

1978

Played Rev. March in "Little Women" (NBC miniseries)

1970

Appeared in the off-Broadway production, "The Trial of the Catonsville Nine"

1955

Played Alfred Barrett in CBS' "The Barretts of Wimpole Street"

1954

Appeared as regular on "Commando Cody" (NBC)

1950

Feature film debut "Lonely Hearts Bandits"

1947

Co-founder and owner, Circle Theatre, Hollywood, CA

Portrayed Russ Lawrence on "The New Gidget" (syndicated)

Served as president of Screen Actors Guild

Acted role of Roger Wainwright on the NBC soap "Santa Barbara"

Series regular on "The Adventures of Jim Bowie" (ABC)

Played Mr. Hodge on the sitcom "The Torkelsons" (NBC)

Played Martin Lane on "The Patty Duke Show" (ABC)

Portrayed Mr. Pomfritt on "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" (CBS)

Co-starred as Carson Drew, "Nancy Drew Mysteries" (ABC)

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