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William Demarest (Carl William Demarest)

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St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, William Demarest was a prolific actor in movies and TV, making more than 140 films. Demarest started his acting career in vaudeville and made his way to Broadway. His most famous role was in My Three Sons (1960), replacing a very sick William Frawley. Demarest was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting role in the real-life biography, The Jolson Story (1946). He did not win. This was the first and only time Demarest was nominated for any Academy Award. Read more...

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Character: Buster Billings

The Jazz Singer 1927

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Character: The Village Cut-Up

The First Auto 1927

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Character: Spike Smith

Fog Over Frisco 1934

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Character: Gene Buck

The Great Ziegfeld 1936

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Character: Henry Kipper

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm 1938

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Character: Charles Dale

The Great Man Votes 1939

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Character: Police Sgt. Ernest Heath

The Gracie Allen Murder Case 1939

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Character: Skeeters - The Politician

The Great McGinty 1940

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Character: Constable Tom Thorpe

Little Men 1940

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Character: Victor Walsh

The Farmer's Daughter 1940

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Character: Gutsy Mann

Comin' Round the Mountain 1940

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Character: Papa Doran

Glamour Boy 1941

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Character: Stogie McPhee

Country Fair 1941

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Character: First Member Ale and Quail Club

The Palm Beach Story 1942

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Character: Detective Kendall

Pardon My Sarong 1942

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Character: Constable Edmund Kockenlocker

The Miracle of Morgan's Creek 1944

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Character: Sgt. Heppelfinger

Hail the Conquering Hero 1944

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Character: George Fury

Along Came Jones 1945

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Character: George 'Mac' McGuire

The Perils of Pauline 1947

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Character: Bill Dansing

Whispering Smith 1948

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Character: Lieut. Shawn

Night Has a Thousand Eyes 1948

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Character: Charlie Baxter, Press Agent

Red, Hot and Blue 1949

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Character: Cpl. Kiper

What Price Glory 1952

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Character: Pa Higgins

Dangerous When Wet 1953

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Character: Sam Dunne

Sincerely Yours 1955

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Character: Brand Comfort

The Rawhide Years 1955

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Character: Himself - Audience Member

The 27th Annual Academy Awards 1955

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Character: Movie Studio Gateman

Pepe 1960

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Character: Police Chief Aloysius

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World 1963

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Character: Leonard Lonsdale

Ben Casey 1961

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Character: Andy Kenesaw

McMillan & Wife 1971

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Character: Charlie Who

Burke's Law 1963

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Character: Mr. Aimes

Dr. Kildare 1961

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Character: Father Belacchi

The Mountain 1956

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Character: Monsignor Michael Carey

The First Legion 1951

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