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Also Known As: Whitner Bissell, Whitner N. Bissell, Whitner Bissell, Cpl. Whitner N. Bissell Died: March 5, 1996
Born: October 25, 1909 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor

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A wide-ranging character actor with Broadway experience, Bissell entered films in 1943 with "Holy Matrimony" and went on to appear in over 80 more. specializing as ineffectual types and high-strung professionals. He is perhaps best remembered for his role as the scientist who turned Michael Landon into a wolfman in "I Was a Teenage Werewolf" (1957).

A wide-ranging character actor with Broadway experience, Bissell entered films in 1943 with "Holy Matrimony" and went on to appear in over 80 more. specializing as ineffectual types and high-strung professionals. He is perhaps best remembered for his role as the scientist who turned Michael Landon into a wolfman in "I Was a Teenage Werewolf" (1957).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Night Rider, The (1979)
2.
3.
 Time Machine, The (1978) Ralph Branly
4.
 Casey's Shadow (1978) Dr Williamson
5.
 Donner Pass: The Road To Survival (1978) Uncle Billy Graves
6.
 Last of the Mohicans (1977) General Webb
7.
 Incredible Rocky Mountain Race, The (1977) Simon Hollaway
9.
 Flood! (1976) Dr Ted Horne
10.
 Psychic Killer (1975) Dr Taylor
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1943:
Film debut "Holy Matrimony"
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Appeared on TV shows like "Fireside Theater", "The Web", "You Are There" in the 1950s
1954:
Co-starred in "Creature From the Black Lagoon"
1957:
Featured in both "I Was a Teenage Frankenstein" and "I Was a Teenage Werewolf"
1957:
Played recurring roles on "Bachelor Father"
:
Co-starred on "The Time Tunnel" (ABC)
1974:
Played William Seward in TV-miniseries "Sandburg's Lincoln" (NBC)
1978:
Final film appearance, "Casey's Shadow"
1979:
Final TV-movie "The Night Rider"
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Education

University of North Carolina: -

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wife:
Adrienne Marden. Actor, director. Divorced.
wife:
Jennifer Raine Bissell. Actor. Died January 5, 1993; daughter of actor Alan Napier.

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son:
Brian Forster. Survived him.
daughter:
Kathy Marden. Survived him.
daughter:
Victoria Brown. Survived him.
daughter:
Amanda Whitley. Survived him.
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ThomasB ( 2009-03-17 )

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As the mad scientist in "I was a Teenage Frankenstein" he delivered the immortal line "Answer me! I know you have a civil tongue in your mouth-I sewed it there myself!" He also harpooned Lee Marvin in "Shack Out on 101" and was even mentioned in an episode of "The Simpsons."

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