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William 'Billy' Benedict

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Biography

Haskell, Oklahoma, USA
William Benedict was active in the drama department of his Tulsa, Oklahoma, high school and, at the height of the Depression (1934), decided to relocate to California. At first, he wanted to be a dancer, but when he discovered that dancers were a dime-a-dozen in Hollywood, he concentrated on acting. He made his film debut in Fox's $10 Raise (1935) and went onto the Fox payroll as a "featured player". After leaving Fox, he played some of his larger parts in serials and in the East Side Kids/Bowery Boys features in which he was a regular. Read more...

Actor

Character: Blond Young Man Who Approaches Car

After the Thin Man 1936

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Character: Bud - Telegram Delivery Boy

Captain January 1936

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Character: Joseph Hyar

Ramona 1936

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Character: David's Caddy

Bringing Up Baby 1938

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Character: Dan Withers

Adventures of Red Ryder 1940

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Character: Teenage Voter

Prairie Law 1940

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Character: Recruit at Corral

Great Guns 1941

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Character: Copyboy Wanting Paper

Unholy Partners 1941

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Character: Thomas 'Piecrust' Murphy

Tuxedo Junction 1941

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Character: Farr's Receptionist

The Glass Key 1942

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Character: Butch - Cherry Street Leader

Clancy Street Boys 1943

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Character: Cadet Zombie Parker

Adventures of the Flying Cadets 1943

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Character: Spider O'Brien

Follow the Leader 1944

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Character: Pvt. Whitey

Story of G.I. Joe 1945

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Character: Newsboy #2

The Kid from Brooklyn 1946

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Character: Stakey - Bantam Office Boy

One More Tomorrow 1946

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Character: Bellboy at Blue Penguin Inn

The Hucksters 1947

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Character: Von Strutt's Assistant

Merton of the Movies 1947

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Character: Eddie Lund

Riders of the Pony Express 1949

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Character: Stu, Drunk from White Springs, Indiana

Dear Heart 1964

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Character: Simpson - Miner

The Hallelujah Trail 1965

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Character: Bespectacled Hero in Movie

Harlow 1965

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Character: Toy Shop Proprietor

Zebra in the Kitchen 1965

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Character: Bum Sleeping on Bench

Frankie and Johnny 1966

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Character: Mr. Feigelbaum

Call Her Mom 1972

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Character: Reverend Lyman

Little House on the Prairie 1974

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Character: Jimmy McNab

All in the Family 1971

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Character: Dorsey Chandler

The Streets of San Francisco 1972

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Character: Emmett Winston, Esq.

Charlie's Angels 1976

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Character: Hyperventilating Victim

Emergency! 1972

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Character: Dave Prentice

The Rifleman 1958

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Character: Musician in Elevator

Lover Come Back 1961

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Character: Telegraph Office Manager

Sherlock Holmes in New York 1976

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Character: Actor in 'The Ox-Bow Incident'

Fonda on Fonda 1992

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Character: Small Man in Horseshoe

Last Train from Gun Hill 1959

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Character: Willie Degman

The Last Hurrah 1977

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