William Bryant
William Bryant

Bryant in 1970's TV series screenshot

Personal Information
Gender: Male
Born: (1924-01-31)January 31, 1924
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Died June 26, 2001(2001-06-26) (aged 77)
Deathplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active: 1950-1995
Character information
Appeared on: The Jeffersons
Episodes appeared in: "The Jeffersons Go to Hawaii: Part Two" (Season 6)
Character played: Bill Wilson
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William Bryant (January 31, 1924 - June 26, 2001) appeared as Bill Wilson in the Season 6 episode of The Jeffersons titled "The Jeffersons Go to Hawaii: Part Two". William was one of the more recognizable television character actors of the 1960s and 1970s.


Born in Detroit, Bryant was a character actor who appeared in films such as King Dinosaur (1955), Escape from San Quentin (1957), Experiment in Terror (1962), with Glenn Ford, How to Murder Your Wife and The Great Race with Jack Lemmon, What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966), McQ (1973), Walking Tall Part II (1975).

He also played several roles in the classic western movies Heaven with a Gun (1969), Chisum (1970), Macho Callahan (1970), Wild Rovers (1971), The Deadly Trackers (1973).


Most of his career was made on television, including Hallmark Hall of Fame, Frontier, Casey Jones, Tales of the Texas Rangers, The Gray Ghost, Maverick, The Rebel, Have Gun – Will Travel, The Rifleman, Laramie, The Virginian, Rawhide, Branded, Combat!, Mission Impossible, Bonanza, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Mannix, The Wild Wild West, Alias Smith and Jones, Banacek, McCloud, Columbo, Gunsmoke, Petrocelli, Cannon, The Rockford Files, Barnaby Jones and many more. He also played the role of Colonel Crook, in the TV series Hondo and part of the cast in Emergency! (1972–1978) as Captain, Branded (1965) as Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, Lancer (1968), as Sheriff Gabe.

References Edit

  • Encyclopedia of Television Series, Pilots and Specials: 1974-1984, by Vincent Terrace

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