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William Bendix

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New York City, New York, USA
William Bendix was not a son of Brooklyn, New York, although because of his stereotypical "Brooklyn accent" it has been widely supposed that he was. Bendix was actually born in the Borough of Manhattan (New York City proper), in a midtown flat hard by the tracks of the long-since defunct Third-Avenue Elevated Railway. (Manhattan sections of the "El," as New Yorkers called it, were demolished circa 1956.)

Jut-jawed, broken-nosed and burly, Bendix began his acting career after the ravages of the Great Depression had killed his erstwhile grocery business. Read more...

Actor

Character: 'Pinkie' Peters

Woman of the Year 1942

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Character: Pvt. Aloysius K. 'Smacksie' Randall

Wake Island 1942

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Character: Herman the Husband in Bob Hope Skit

Star Spangled Rhythm 1942

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Character: Corp. Taxi Potts

Guadalcanal Diary 1943

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Character: Danny O'Mara

Greenwich Village 1944

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Character: Biff Koraski

Abroad with Two Yanks 1944

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Character: Himself - Guest Star

It's in the Bag! 1945

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Character: Stauffer aka Fred Foss

The Dark Corner 1946

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Character: Buzz Wanchek

The Blue Dahlia 1946

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Character: Donnelly - Uncle Don

Sentimental Journey 1946

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Character: Pedro Blake

Calcutta 1947

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Character: Italian grocer

Thieves' Highway 1949

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Character: Lawrence C. Trumble

Macao 1952

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Character: Timothy Aloysius 'Tim' Dunnovan

A Girl in Every Port 1952

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Character: Chief Ranger Joe Parker

Dangerous Mission 1954

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Character: Reg Barker

The Rough and the Smooth 1959

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Character: Sgt. Lush

Idol on Parade 1959

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Character: Det. Lou Brody

Detective Story 1951

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Character: Wally Legenza

The Untouchables 1959

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Character: Peter Jenson

Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 1958

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Character: Carl Ledbetter

The Ford Television Theatre 1952

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Character: Himself - Actor

The Colgate Comedy Hour 1950

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Character: Captain George Devlin

The 20th Century-Fox Hour 1955

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Character: Fred Hopke

Burke's Law 1963

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Character: Joe Fogel

For Love or Money 1963

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Character: Joe Redman

Screen Directors Playhouse 1955

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Character: Himself

The Garry Moore Show 1958

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Character: Himself

The Lux Show 1957

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Character: Himself

Password All-Stars 1961

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Character: Reuben 'Wahoo' Jones

Streets of Laredo 1949

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Character: Actor 'Srar-Spangled Rhythm

Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982

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