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William Talman (William Whitney Talman Jr.)

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Biography

Detroit, Michigan, USA
William Talman is best known for his role as Hamilton Burger, the district attorney who perpetually lost to Perry Mason in the long-running series Perry Mason (1957). Talman was an accomplished screenwriter and stage and screen actor, and appeared in numerous roles on television as a character actor from the mid-'50s until his death from lung cancer in August of 1968.

He was born William Whitney Talman Jr. on February 4, 1915, in Detroit, Michigan, the first son of William Talman Sr. and Ada B. Talman. Read more...

Actor

Character: Bunny Harris

Red, Hot and Blue 1949

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Character: Col. John Parker

One Minute to Zero 1952

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Character: Matt Bonham / Mark Bonham

The Persuader 1957

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Character: District Attorney Charlie Lord

The Ballad of Josie 1967

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Character: Jock McLain

The Ford Television Theatre 1952

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Character: Gene

Climax! 1954

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Character: Himself - Guest Panelist

Stump the Stars 1947

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Character: Lt. Herman Brule

Alcoa Theatre 1957

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Character: Lew Reese

Telephone Time 1956

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Character: Lieutenant Herman Brule

Goodyear Theatre 1957

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Writing