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Will Sampson

Actor / Artist | * 09/27/1933 († 53, 06/03/1987) | Okmulgee, Oklahoma (United States of America (USA))
William Sampson Jr. (September 27, 1933 – June 3, 1987) was a Muscogee painter, actor, and rodeo performer. He is best known for his performance as the apparent deaf and mute Chief Bromden in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and as Crazy Horse in the 1977 western The White Buffalo, as well as his roles as Taylor in Poltergeist II: The Other Side and Ten Bears in 1976's The Outlaw Josey Wales. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Crime

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Movies with Will Sampson as Actor(18)

as Tall Eagle1986 Firewalker
as Wingina1986 Roanoak
as Elevator Attendant1985 Insignificance
as Wambli1984 The Mystic Warrior
as Fish Hawk1980 Fish Hawk
as Clarence's Father1980 Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story
as Lonny Moon1978 Standing Tall
as Harlon Twoleaf1978 High Roller
as Umilak1977 Orca
as Uncle George1977 The Hunted Lady
as Sam Watchman1977 Relentless
as Crazy Horse / Worm1977 The White Buffalo
as Ten Bears1976 The Outlaw Josey Wales
as Indian at Trading Post1975 Crazy Mama
as Chief Bromden1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

TV Shows/Series with Will Sampson as Actor(4)

as John Stronghart1983 The Yellow Rose
as Sgt. Cheney1980 From Here to Eternity
as Cpl. Cheney1979 From Here to Eternity

Full Name: Will William Sampson
Born: Wednesday, 09/27 1933 (September) in Okmulgee, Oklahoma (United States of America (USA))
Died: Wednesday, 06/03 1987 (June) in Houston (aged: 53)
Zodiac sign: Libra (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Will Sampson frequently works together with these people:
Robert Altman (4x, Crew)
Shelley Duvall (3x, Actress)
Irving Saraf (3x, Crew)
Paul Lohmann (3x, Crew)
Kim Basinger (2x, Actress)
Beverly D'Angelo (2x, Actress)
Martin Short (2x, Actor)
Natalie Wood (2x, Actress)
Ed Begley Jr. (2x, Actor)
David Dukes (2x, Actor)
Michael Richards (2x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:8217, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 12/01/2021