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Billy Sands (William F. Sands)

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Biography

Bergen, New York, USA
Billy Sands was born William F. Sands on January 6, 1911 in Bergen, NY to John F. and Dana A. Sands. He began his professional acting career in 1946 when he appeared on Broadway with Spencer Tracy in Robert Sherwood's "Rugged Path", but he eventually became a television character actor who appeared regularly as Pvt. Dino Papparelli on The Phil Silvers Show (in 138 episodes) and as Seaman Harrison "Tinker" Bell on McHale's Navy (also in 138 episodes). Read more...

Actor

Character: Airport Announcer / Man Mopping Floor in Film

The Reluctant Astronaut 1967

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Character: Club Fight Announcer

Rocky 1976

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Character: Mr. Goldbaum

Raid on Entebbe 1976

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Character: Morton Greenbaum

Baretta 1975

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Character: Pvt. Dino Papparelli

The Phil Silvers Show 1955

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Character: Sid Halper

The Defenders 1961

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Character: Larry

Alice 1976

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Character: Holms

Laverne & Shirley 1976

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Character: Himself

ABC Late Night 1973

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