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  • BIRTH 25/03/1894
  • DEATH 19/06/1962
  • Country United States
  • SHOWS 7
  • MOVIES 42

Will Wright

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William Henry "Will" Wright (March 26, 1894, San Francisco, California - June 19, 1962, Los Angeles, California) was an American character actor. He was frequently cast in westerns and in curmudgeonly roles. Over the course of his career, Wright appeared in more than 200 film and television roles. He started his acting career in vaudeville and later moved to the stage, then on to movies, radio, and television.

Among the films in which Wright appeared are Shadow of the Thin Man (1941), The Major and the Minor (1943), So Proudly We Hail! (1943), Road to Utopia (1946), Mother Wore Tights (1947), Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948), Little Women (1949), Walk Softly, Stranger (1950), Sunset in the West (1950), People Will Talk (1951), The Happy Time (1952), River of No Return (1954), The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), Jeanne Eagels (1957), and Gunman's Walk (1958). One of his most famous and memorable film roles was corrupt city official Dolph Pillsbury in the Academy Award-winning All the King's Men (1949).

Wright provided the voice of Friend Owl in Walt Disney's animated film Bambi (1942). He guest starred on several television series.

Will Wright died of cancer in 1962.

Will Wright

Shows (7)

Perry Mason
Perry Mason
Adam Thompson / Chuck Clark / James Vardon
I Love Lucy
I Love Lucy
Mr. Walters / Sheriff
The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
Ben Weaver
Four Star Playhouse
Four Star Playhouse
Scupper / Willie
Rawhide
Rawhide
Grandfather
The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
Uncle Ed
General Electric Theater
General Electric Theater
Grandpaw / Jake Marley / McCrain

Movies (42)

Bambi
Bambi
Friend Owl (voice) (uncredited)
Niagara
Niagara
Boatman
An Act of Murder
An Act of Murder
Judge Jim Wilder
Adam's Rib
Adam's Rib
Judge Marcasson
Gunman's Walk
Gunman's Walk
Judge
All the King's Men
All the King's Men
Dolph Pillsbury
Alias Jesse James
Alias Jesse James
Titus Queasley
Johnny Guitar
Johnny Guitar
Ned - Bank Teller (uncredited)
Fail Safe
Fail Safe
Bit Part (uncredited)
House by the River
House by the River
Inspector Sarten
The Blue Dahlia
The Blue Dahlia
"Dad" Newell
Apple Andy
Apple Andy
Devil
Big Jack
Big Jack
Will Farnsworth
Little Women
Little Women
Mr. Grace (uncredited)
Act of Violence
Act of Violence
Pop
State Fair
State Fair
Hog Judge (uncredited)
Whispering Smith
Whispering Smith
Sheriff McSwiggin
The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock
The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock
Pentagon General
The Wayward Bus
The Wayward Bus
Van Brunt
The Kentuckian
The Kentuckian
John Decker (uncredited)
Who's Cookin Who?
Who's Cookin Who?
Wolfie Wolf (voice)
The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry
The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry
Mr. Nelson (uncredited)
Bambi
Bambi
Friend Owl (voice) (uncredited)
Vengeance Valley
Vengeance Valley
Mr. Willoughby
Lure of the Wilderness
Lure of the Wilderness
Sheriff Brink
Sunset in the West
Sunset in the West
Sheriff Tad Osborne
USS VD: Ship of Shame
USS VD: Ship of Shame
Commandant (uncredited)
The Raid
The Raid
Josiah Anderson
Uncle Tom's Cabaña
Uncle Tom's Cabaña
Uncle Tom (uncredited)
They Live by Night
They Live by Night
Mobley
Fair Weather Fiends
Fair Weather Fiends
Wolfie Wolf (voice)
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Tell-Tale Heart
Second Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)
The Wild One
The Wild One
Art Kleiner
Blue Skies
Blue Skies
Dan - Stage Manager (uncredited)
O. Henry's Full House
O. Henry's Full House
Hotel Desk Clerk (segment "The Clarion Call") (uncredited)
The Reckless Driver
The Reckless Driver
Wally Walrus (voice)
Cape Fear
Cape Fear
Dr. Pearsall
Johnny Tremain
Johnny Tremain
Ephraim Lapham
Rock-a-Bye Baby
Rock-a-Bye Baby
Fire Chief (uncredited)
The Deadly Companions
The Deadly Companions
Doctor Acton
The Loose Nut
The Loose Nut
Construction Worker (voice)
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell
Admiral William S. Sims