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William Bendix

Comedian / Screenwriter / Actor | * 01/14/1906 († 58, 12/14/1964) | New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
William Bendix (January 14, 1906 – December 14, 1964) was an American film, radio, and television actor, who typically played rough, blue-collar characters. He is best remembered for his role in Wake Island, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He also portrayed the clumsily earnest aircraft plant worker Chester A. Riley in both the radio and television versions of The Life of Riley, and baseball player Babe Ruth in The Babe Ruth Story. Bendix was a frequent co-star of Alan Ladd, the two appearing in ten films together; both actors coincidentally died in 1964. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Crime

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Awards & Nominations for William Bendix

Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
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Movies with William Bendix as Actor(64)

as Buzz Wanchek in The Blue Dahlia (archive footage)2004 Los Angeles Plays Itself
as Self (archival footage)1968 The Movie Orgy
as Blacksmith1965 Young Fury
as Sheriff Ed Tanner1964 Law of the Lawless
as Joe Fogel1963 For Love or Money
as Sgt. Peter L. Kane (escaped POW)1963 The Young and the Brave
as Slattery1962 Boys' Night Out
as James Ronald Mulcahy1961 Johnny Nobody
as Sergeant Major Lush1959 Idol on Parade
as Reg Barker1959 The Rough and the Smooth
as Bill Driscoll1959 The Ransom of Red Chief
as 'Frenchy' Shapiro1958 The Deep Six
as Buck Fitzpatrick1956 Battle Stations
as Van Morgan Duff1955 Crashout
as Chief Ranger Joe Parker1954 Dangerous Mission
as Ben Worley1952 Blackbeard, the Pirate
as Lawrence C. Trumble1952 Macao
as Timothy Aloysius 'Tim' Dunnovan1952 A Girl in Every Port
as Det. Lou Brody1951 Detective Story
as CPO Boyer1951 Submarine Command
as Bill 'Two Call' Johnson1950 Kill the Umpire
as Joe Farrow1950 Gambling House
as Chester A. Riley1949 The Life of Riley
as Capt. Vincent Blake1949 The Big Steal
as Sgt. Walker1949 Johnny Holiday
as Larry Best1949 Cover Up
as Wahoo Jones1949 Streets of Laredo
as George Herman 'Babe' Ruth1948 The Babe Ruth Story
as Barney Runson1948 Race Street
as Wechsberg1947 I'll Be Yours
as Porkie Scott1947 Blaze of Noon
as Lt. Damico1947 The Web
as Victor O'Brien1947 Where There's Life
as himself1947 Variety Girl
as Buzz Wanchek1946 The Blue Dahlia
as Stauffer, a.k.a. Fred Foss1946 The Dark Corner
as First Mate Amazeen1946 Two Years Before the Mast
as Larry Lundie1946 White Tie and Tails
as Donnelly - Uncle Don1946 Sentimental Journey
as Pedro Blake1946 Calcutta
as himself1945 It's in the Bag!
as Sgt. Borth1945 A Bell for Adano
as Patrick Michael 'Don Juan' Quilligan1945 Don Juan Quilligan
as Biff Koraski1944 Abroad with Two Yanks
as Hank Smith1944 The Hairy Ape
as Gus1944 Lifeboat
as Herb Miller1944 Skirmish on the Home Front
as Danny O'Mara1944 Greenwich Village
as Corp. Taxi Potts1943 Guadalcanal Diary
as Underground leader1943 Hostages
as Tim McGuerin1943 Taxi, Mister
as Biff Carter1943 The Crystal Ball
as Johnny Sparrow1943 China
as Timothy McGuerin1942 Brooklyn Orchid
as Detective Sgt. Brannigan1942 Who Done It?
as Pinkie Peters1942 Woman of the Year
as Tim McGuerin1942 The McGuerins from Brooklyn
as Pvt. Aloysius K. "Smacksie" Randall1942 Wake Island
as Herman1942 Star Spangled Rhythm
as Jeff1942 The Glass Key
as Driver Watching Pinball Game (uncredited)1940 They Drive by Night

TV Shows/Series with William Bendix as Actor(27)

as Fred Hopke1963 Burke's Law
as Harrison Weems1963 Burke's Law
as Frederick Thomas 'Fred' Kelly1960 Overland Trail
as Vance Muldoon1959 Riverboat
as Wally Legenza1959 The Untouchables
as himself1957 The Lux Show
as himself1956 The Steve Allen Show
as Self - Guest1956 The Steve Allen Show
as George Harris1953 GE Theater
as Carl Ledbetter1952 The Ford Television Theatre
as USAF Crew Chief1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
as Bull Mitchell1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
as Window Washer1950 Lux Video Theatre
as Larry Beat1950 Lux Video Theatre
as Mr. Minihan - an unlucky man1950 Robert Montgomery Presents
as Self - Mystery Guest1950 What's My Line?
as Self - Panelist1950 What's My Line?
as himself1948 The Ed Sullivan Show
as Genteman Suitor1948 The Philco Television Playhouse

Movies with William Bendix as Crew(1)

Writing/Writer1959 A Luz vem do Alto

Full Name: William Bendix
Born: Sunday, 01/14 1906 (January) in New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
Died: Monday, 12/14 1964 (December) in Los Angeles (aged: 58)
Zodiac sign: Capricorn (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Other names for William Bendix (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Уильям Бендикс"
William Bendix frequently works together with these people:
John Newland (27x, Crew)
Vaughn Taylor (23x, Actor)
Eddie Albert (20x, Actor)
Vincent Price (19x, Actor)
Jackie Cooper (17x, Actor)
Vera Miles (16x, Actress)
Charlton Heston (16x, Actor)
Skip Homeier (16x, Actor)
Edmond O'Brien (15x, Actor)
Kevin McCarthy (15x, Actor)
Don Taylor (15x, Crew)
Hans Dreier (14x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:6299, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 02/12/2024