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Will Wright (William Henry Wright)

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Biography

San Francisco, California, USA
One of those familiar character actors who seems to have been born old, Will Wright specialized in playing crusty old codgers, rich skinflints, crooked small-town politicians and the like. A former newspaper reporter in San Francisco, he switched careers and entered vaudeville, then took to the stage. He ventured from acting to producing, and staged shows on Broadway as well as other cities, eventually making his way to Hollywood. He appeared in over 100 films and did much TV work, including a recurring role on The Andy Griffith Show (1960). Read more...

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Character: J.C. Lormans - Company Official

Saboteur 1942

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Character: Ticket Agent #1

The Major and the Minor 1942

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Character: Old Concertgoer

Tales of Manhattan 1942

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Character: Cyrus Coates

Sleepy Lagoon 1943

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Character: Horace Parrot

Here Comes Elmer 1943

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Character: Sen. Cowling

Practically Yours 1944

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Character: Judge Cary, Justice of the Peace

You Can't Ration Love 1944

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Character: Globe Loan Office Manager

Scarlet Street 1945

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Character: Hog Judge

State Fair 1945

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Character: Col. Dale V. Armstrong

You Came Along 1945

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Character: Sourpuss Movie Patron

The Jolson Story 1946

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Character: 'Dad' Newell

The Blue Dahlia 1946

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Character: Dan - Stage Manager

Blue Skies 1946

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Character: Allan Smith, Times Editor

The Hoodlum Saint 1946

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Character: Mr. Tully - the Janitor

The Long Night 1947

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Character: Gus Wood, Thatcher's Real Estate Rep

Cynthia 1947

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Character: Sheriff McSwiggin

Whispering Smith 1948

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Character: Mr. Grace - Proprietor

Little Women 1949

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Character: Judge Marcasson

Adam's Rib 1949

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Character: Dr. Cheney - Coroner

No Way Out 1950

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Character: Uncle John Higgins

People Will Talk 1951

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Character: Mike Fogarty

The Las Vegas Story 1952

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Character: Sheriff Brink

Lure of the Wilderness 1952

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Character: Art Kleiner

The Wild One 1953

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Character: Ned - Bank Teller

Johnny Guitar 1954

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Character: Gus - Bartender

The Tall Men 1955

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Character: Adm. William S. Sims

The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell 1955

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Character: Ephraim Lapham

Johnny Tremain 1957

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Character: Titus Queasley

Alias Jesse James 1959

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Character: Pete at Firehouse #7

Leave It to Beaver 1957

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Character: Dolph Pillsbury

All the King's Men 1949

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Character: Hughes Campaign Orator in Maine

Wilson 1944

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Character: Father Gourdian

The Loretta Young Show 1953

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Character: Marshal Kit Dodge

A Ticket to Tomahawk 1950

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Character: Van Brunt

The Wayward Bus 1957

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Character: Frank Goody

The Real McCoys 1957

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Character: Judge Jim Wilder

An Act of Murder 1948

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Character: Constable Tom Walker

Thriller 1960

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Character: Mr. Merrivale

Dennis the Menace 1959

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Character: John Decker - Shopkeeper

The Kentuckian 1955

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Character: The Leadville Kid

Mr. Lucky 1959

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Character: Herpo Huntington

The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin 1954

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Character: King - Newspaper Editor

Zane Grey Theater 1956

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