William Smithers

Actor

Actor


Although character actor William (or Bill) Smithers is not recognizable perhaps by name, the face is definitely familiar especially to baby boomer TV fans. A smart, articulate, well-groomed actor with noticeably premature gray hair, Smithers is probably best remembered for his on-again, off-again role as arch-villain Jeremy Wendell who frequently ...
Birth date
1927-07-10
Height
5' 11" (1.8 m)

Activities


RoleTitleYear
ActorWalker, Texas Ranger
(TV Series) Milo Crane - Payback (1994) ... Milo Crane
1994
ActorHunter
(TV Series) Major Cody - Kill Zone (1990) ... Major Cody
1990
ActorDallas
(TV Series) Jeremy Wendell - The Sting (1989) ... Jeremy Wendell - Counter Attack (1989) ... Jeremy Wendell - Deception (1989) ... Jeremy Wendell - Showdown at the Ewing Corral (1988) ... Jeremy Wendell - War and Love and the Whole Damned Thing (1988) ... Jeremy Wendell Show all 50 episodes
1981-1989
ActorSledge Hammer!
(TV Series) Colonel Poltz - They Call Me Mr. Trunk (1987) ... Colonel Poltz
1987
ActorScarecrow and Mrs. King
(TV Series) Carling London - Charity Begins at Home (1984) ... Carling London
1984
ActorQuincy M.E.
(TV Series) Sen. Al Stevenson / Colonel Hamel - Bitter Pill (1982) ... Sen. Al Stevenson - Semper-Fidelis (1979) ... Colonel Hamel
1979-1982
ActorThe Return of Frank Cannon
(TV Movie) William Barret
1980
ActorWhere the Ladies Go
(TV Movie) Mullen
1980
ActorBarnaby Jones
(TV Series) Felix Jordan / Burt Parish - Homecoming for a Dead Man (1979) ... Felix Jordan - Theater of Fear (1975) ... Burt Parish
1975-1979
ActorDoctors' Private Lives
(TV Series) Dr. Trilling
1979
ActorLucan
(TV Series) Stockwood - The Creature Beyond the Door (1978) ... Stockwood
1978
ActorThe Amazing Spider-Man
(TV Series) James Colbert - The Con Caper (1978) ... James Colbert
1978
ActorDeathsport
Dr. Karl
1978
ActorMost Wanted
(TV Series) Brian Demery - The Death Dealer (1977) ... Brian Demery
1977
ActorExecutive Suite
(TV Series) Anderson Gault / Anderson Galt - Re: Aftermath of a Tragedy (1977) ... Anderson Galt - Re: Passionate Journey (1977) ... Anderson Gault - Re: The Rules of Seduction (1977) ... Anderson Gault - Re: The Woman Inside (1977) ... Anderson Gault - Re: Kin Less Than Kind (1977) ... Anderson Gault Show all 18 episodes
1976-1977
ActorThe Streets of San Francisco
(TV Series) Dr. Norman Jessup - The Programming of Charlie Blake (1975) ... Dr. Norman Jessup
1975
ActorThe Manhunter
(TV Series) Jack Hobson - The Lodester Ambush (1974) ... Jack Hobson
1974
ActorCannon
(TV Series) Colonel Cade - The Deadly Trail (1974) ... Colonel Cade
1974
ActorThe Six Million Dollar Man
(TV Series) General Koslenko - Doomsday, and Counting (1974) ... General Koslenko
1974
ActorThe Rookies
(TV Series) Pete Martin - The Late Mr. Brent (1974) ... Pete Martin
1974
ActorPapillon
Warden Barrot
1973
ActorHawkins
(TV Series) Sam Drummond - Murder in Movieland (1973) ... Sam Drummond
1973
ActorScorpio
Mitchell
1973
ActorOwen Marshall, Counselor at Law
(TV Series) Mark Wade - Final Semester (1973) ... Mark Wade
1973
ActorCall to Danger
(TV Movie)
1973
ActorTrouble Man
Captain Joe Marx (as Bill Smithers)
1972
ActorCade's County
(TV Series) William Courtney - One Small, Acceptable Death (1972) ... William Courtney
1972
ActorThe Neon Ceiling
(TV Movie) Doctor Miller
1971
ActorThe Name of the Game
(TV Series) Dave Martin - The Glory Shouter (1970) ... Dave Martin - Aquarius Descending (1970) ... Dave Martin
1970
ActorThe Brotherhood of the Bell
(TV Movie) Dr. Jerry Fielder
1970
ActorIronside
(TV Series) Ross Farley / Frank Rich - Tom Dayton Is Loose Among Us (1970) ... Ross Farley - A World of Jackals (1969) ... Frank Rich
1969-1970
ActorMarcus Welby, M.D.
(TV Series) George Howe - Go Get 'Em, Tiger (1970) ... George Howe
1970
ActorMod Squad
(TV Series) Hank Frederick / Lew Dickens - Survival House (1970) ... Hank Frederick - Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Starlet (1968) ... Lew Dickens
1968-1970
ActorHawaii Five-O
(TV Series) Dr. Warren Parker - Bored, She Hung Herself (1970) ... Dr. Warren Parker
1970
ActorThe F.B.I.
(TV Series) John Debecker / Frank William Stocker / Clay Keller / ... - The Doll Courier (1969) ... John Debecker - The Fraud (1969) ... Frank William Stocker - Counter-Stroke (1967) ... Clay Keller - Rope of Gold (1967) ... Joseph Kearney
1967-1969
ActorThe Monk
(TV Movie) Leo Barnes
1969
ActorThe Bold Ones: The New Doctors
(TV Series) Dr. Truesdale - The Rebellion of the Body (1969) ... Dr. Truesdale
1969
ActorIt Takes a Thief
(TV Series) Mr. Aiken - The Packager (1968) ... Mr. Aiken
1968
ActorCall to Danger
(TV Movie) Joseph Kane
1968
ActorPremiere
(TV Series) Joseph Kane - Call to Danger (1968) ... Joseph Kane
1968
ActorStar Trek: The Original Series
(TV Series) Merik - Bread and Circuses (1968) ... Merik
1968
ActorMannix
(TV Series) Salvatore Pucci - Eight to Five, It's a Miracle (1968) ... Salvatore Pucci
1968
ActorMission: Impossible
(TV Series) Victor Tomar / Frank Egan - The Emerald (1968) ... Victor Tomar - The Ransom (1966) ... Frank Egan
1966-1968
ActorThe Invaders
(TV Series) Adam Lane / Nat Greely - The Possessed (1968) ... Adam Lane - The Innocent (1967) ... Nat Greely
1967-1968
ActorTarzan
(TV Series) Brooks - The Fanatics (1967) ... Brooks
1967
ActorJudd for the Defense
(TV Series) John Emery - The Deep End (1967) ... John Emery
1967
ActorJericho
(TV Series) Colonel Otto Von Fehrmann - Both Ends Against the Riddle (1966) ... Colonel Otto Von Fehrmann
1966
ActorThe Felony Squad
(TV Series) Roy Madden - The Killer Instinct (1966) ... Roy Madden
1966
ActorVoyage to the Bottom of the Sea
(TV Series) John Wilson / Ben Wilson - The Plant Man (1966) ... John Wilson / Ben Wilson
1966
ActorThe Road West
(TV Series) Sam Gaskins - Piece of Tin (1966) ... Sam Gaskins
1966
ActorShane
(TV Series) Del Packard - The Wild Geese (1966) ... Del Packard (as Bill Smithers)
1966
ActorPeyton Place
(TV Series) David Schuster - Episode #2.88 (1966) ... David Schuster - Episode #2.75 (1966) ... David Schuster - Episode #2.70 (1966) ... David Schuster - Episode #2.59 (1966) ... David Schuster - Episode #2.58 (1966) ... David Schuster Show all 56 episodes
1965-1966
ActorEagle in a Cage
(TV Movie) Gourgaud
1965
ActorCombat!
(TV Series) Lt. Markes - Cry in the Ruins (1965) ... Lt. Markes
1965
ActorThe Defenders
(TV Series) District Attorney Koch - No-Knock (1965) ... District Attorney Koch
1965
ActorThe Reporter
(TV Series) Lieutenant - Extension Seven (1964) ... Lieutenant
1964
ActorEspionage
(TV Series) Crawford Layton - A Tiny Drop of Poison (1964) ... Crawford Layton
1964
ActorThe Parisienne and the Prudes
Henry
1964
ActorArmstrong Circle Theatre
(TV Series) Roland Yeager / Bill Carey - Spin a Crooked Record (1961) - Operation Moonshine (1960) - Positive Identification (1960) ... Roland Yeager - Operation Moonshine (1959) - Operation Moonshine (1959) ... Bill Carey Show all 6 episodes
1955-1961
ActorThe Witness
(TV Series) Committee Member - Dillinger (1961) ... Committee Member (as William W. Smithers) - Ma Barker (1961) ... Committee Member (as William Smithers) - Jimmy Hines (1961) ... Committee Member (as William W. Smithers) - Kid Twist (1960) ... Committee Member (as William W. Smithers) - Bugsy Siegel (1960) ... Committee Member (as William A. Smithers) Show all 6 episodes
1960-1961
ActorYoung Dr. Malone
(TV Series) Lt. Flagler (1962-1963)
1958
ActorThe Investigator
(TV Series) - Episode #1.9 (1958) - Episode #1.5 (1958)
1958
ActorHarbormaster
(TV Series) Chris - Strangers in Town (1958) ... Chris (as Bill Smithers)
1958
ActorThe Seven Lively Arts
(TV Series) Bill - The World of Nick Adams (1957) ... Bill
1957
ActorStudio One in Hollywood
(TV Series) Lieutenant Bill Meade / Linus Hobbs / Bernie Linton - Mutiny on the Shark: Part 2 (1957) ... Lieutenant Bill Meade - Mutiny on the Shark: Part 1 (1957) ... Lieutenant Bill Meade - The Staring Match (1957) ... Linus Hobbs - The Furlough (1957) - Walk Down the Hill (1957) ... Bernie Linton Show all 6 episodes
1955-1957
ActorOmnibus
(TV Series) Lt. Gen. A.P. Hill (segment) - Lee at Gettysburg (1957) ... Lt. Gen. A.P. Hill (segment)
1957
ActorGeneral Electric Theater
(TV Series) Ray Poole / sick A.W.O.L. soldier - The Shadow Outside (1956) ... Ray Poole - Outpost at Home (1955) ... sick A.W.O.L. soldier
1955-1956
ActorAttack
Lt. Harold 'Harry' Woodruff
1956
ActorThe Shadow
(TV Short) Alex Bromm
1954
ActorDanger
(TV Series) - Obsession (1954) - Outlaw's Boots (1954)
1954
ActorRobert Montgomery Presents
(TV Series) - Diary (1954) - The Seventeenth of June (1954)
1954
ActorThe Philco Television Playhouse
(TV Series) - Man Drowning (1954)
1954
ActorSuspense
(TV Series) Joe Cable - The Dance (1953) ... Joe Cable
1953
ActorMister Peepers
(TV Series) Jerry - The Teachers College (1953) ... Jerry
1953
ActorHamlet
(TV Movie) Laertes
1953
ActorGoodyear Playhouse
(TV Series) - The Search (1952)
1952
ActorGuiding Light
(TV Series) Stanley 'Stan' Norris #2 (1971)
1952
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageDallas Reunion: Return to Southfork
(TV Movie documentary) Jeremy Wendell (uncredited)
2004