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Bill Bixby

Bill Bixby


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Also Known As: Died: November 21, 1993
Born: January 22, 1934 Cause of Death: prostate cancer
Birth Place: San Francisco, California, USA Profession: Cast ...


Acted on Broadway in "The Paisley Convertible"
Directed episodes of the popular detective drama, "Mannix"
Directed last TV-movie, "The Woman Who Loved Elvis"
Executive produced and directed episodes of the CBS sitcom, "Goodnight, Beantown"; also starred as Matt Cassidy
Executive produced three "Hulk" films in which he reprised the role of Dr. David Banner: "The Incredible Hulk Returns" (1988), "The Trial of the Incredible Hulk" (1989) and "The Death of the Incredible Hulk" (1990); also directed the latter two
Hosted the short-lived CBS magazine show, "The Book of Lists"
Last feature film for seven years, "Speedway", starring Elvis Presley and Nancy Sinatra
Performed in the national company of "The Fantasticks"
Returned to feature films after a seven-year absence to play a leading role in "The Apple Dumpling Gang"
Spotted in an acting workshop; appeared in the early 1960s on the sitcoms "Dobie Gillis" and "The Joey Bishop Show"
Formed his own production company, B&B Productions
Played Tom Corbett on the popular ABC comedy-drama, "The Courtship of Eddie's Father"; also made his debut as a TV director on a number of episodes
Starred as Dr. David Bruce Banner in the TV-movie, "The Incredible Hulk", which led to the series
Underwent surgury for prostate cancer
Was the regular episode-to-episode director of the popular NBC teen sitcom, "Blossom"
Worked in industrial films for Chrysler and General Motors
After completing military service, began career as a male model and a performer in TV commercials
Hosted the PBS children's series, "Once Upon a Classic"
Received critical acclaim for his role in the musical "Maxx" at the Coronet Theater in Los Angeles; led to a role in a 13-month run of the farce "Under the Yum Yum Tree" in Los Angeles
Reprised his role as Banner for the popular CBS adventure series, "The Incredible Hulk"
Cancer reappeared five months later; spread to hip bone
Earliest TV-movies directed includes "The Barbary Coast", the pilot for the TV series
Hosted the syndicated romance anthology program, "True Confessions", based on the magazine publication
Last feature film appearance, playing himself in the episodic spoof "The Kentucky Fried Movie"
Made feature film debut in a bit part in "Lonely Are the Brave"
Made stage debut in a Detroit Civic Theater production of "The Boy Friend"
Played Anthony Blake on the NBC adventure series, "The Magician"
Played Tim O'Hara on the popular CBS sitcom, "My Favorite Martian"
Was one of the celebrity panelists on the syndicated revamp of the 1950s game show, "Masquerade Party"

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