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Also Known As: Willliam Joseph Schallert, Bill Schallert, William J. Schallert Died:
Born: July 6, 1922 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: actor

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An astonishingly prolific character actor on television and in films for over six decades, William Schallert was an ideal Everyman and in particular, a much-loved father on shows like "The Patty Duke Show" (ABC, 1963-66) and "The Nancy Drew Mysteries" (ABC, 1977-78), as well as countless episodic television stints and features ranging from "The Man from Planet X" (1951) to "In the Heat of the Night" (1967) and "Innerspace" (1987). Like all great supporting performers, Schallert essentially disappeared into his roles, which allowed him to lend shades and variations of characters, whether kindly or cold of heart, while buffeting his leading men and women. On occasion, he would step into the spotlight for memorable parts, like his short-tempered teacher on "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" (CBS, 1959-1963), a sly government agent on "The Wild, Wild West" (NBC, 1965-69) or a futuristic government official in the "Trouble with Tribbles" episode of the original "Star Trek" (NBC, 1966-69). For the most part, Schallert brought honesty and heart to his hundreds of screen appearances, which continued to multiply as late as 2011 with a recurring turn on HBO's "True Blood" (2008- ). His ability to provide subtle...

An astonishingly prolific character actor on television and in films for over six decades, William Schallert was an ideal Everyman and in particular, a much-loved father on shows like "The Patty Duke Show" (ABC, 1963-66) and "The Nancy Drew Mysteries" (ABC, 1977-78), as well as countless episodic television stints and features ranging from "The Man from Planet X" (1951) to "In the Heat of the Night" (1967) and "Innerspace" (1987). Like all great supporting performers, Schallert essentially disappeared into his roles, which allowed him to lend shades and variations of characters, whether kindly or cold of heart, while buffeting his leading men and women. On occasion, he would step into the spotlight for memorable parts, like his short-tempered teacher on "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" (CBS, 1959-1963), a sly government agent on "The Wild, Wild West" (NBC, 1965-69) or a futuristic government official in the "Trouble with Tribbles" episode of the original "Star Trek" (NBC, 1966-69). For the most part, Schallert brought honesty and heart to his hundreds of screen appearances, which continued to multiply as late as 2011 with a recurring turn on HBO's "True Blood" (2008- ). His ability to provide subtle conviction to his performances remained untouched as he entered his ninth decade, which made Schallert something of a legend in the acting community, if never quite a star.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Recount (2008)
2.
 Harvey (1999) Judge Gaffney
4.
 To Dance With Olivia (1997) Judge Shelton
5.
 Second Civil War, The (1997) Secretary Of Defense
6.
 Shake, Rattle and Rock (1994) Judge
7.
8.
 House Party 2 (1991) Dean Kramer
9.
 Mrs. Lambert Remembers Love (1991) Sheriff Pomeroy
10.
 Incident, The (1990) Wallace
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1947:
Co-founder and owner, Circle Theatre, Hollywood, CA
1950:
Feature film debut "Lonely Hearts Bandits"
1954:
Appeared as regular on "Commando Cody" (NBC)
1955:
Played Alfred Barrett in CBS' "The Barretts of Wimpole Street"
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Series regular on "The Adventures of Jim Bowie" (ABC)
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Portrayed Mr. Pomfritt on "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" (CBS)
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Played Martin Lane on "The Patty Duke Show" (ABC)
1971:
Appeared in the off-Broadway production, "The Trial of the Catonsville Nine"
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Co-starred as Carson Drew, "Nancy Drew Mysteries" (ABC)
1978:
Played Rev. March in "Little Women" (NBC miniseries)
1979:
Reprised Rev. March for "Little Women" series
:
Served as president of Screen Actors Guild
1984:
Played Jim Carrey's father in short-lived NBC sitcom "The Duck Factory"
:
Portrayed Russ Lawrence on "The New Gidget" (syndicated)
1986:
Cast as Robert E. Lee in "North and South: Book II"
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Acted role of Roger Wainwright on the NBC soap "Santa Barbara"
1988:
Reprised role of Mr. Pomfritt in "Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis" (CBS TV-movie)
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Played Mr. Hodge on the sitcom "The Torkelsons" (NBC)
1992:
Co-starred, "House Party 2"
2002:
Acted in the New Jersey stage production of "The Special Prisoner"
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Education

University of California at Los Angeles: Los Angeles , California - 1946

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wife:
Rosemarie Diann Schallert. Married on February 26, 1949.

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father:
Edwin Francis Schallert.
mother:
Elza Emily Schallert.
son:
William Joseph Schallert Jr.
son:
Edwin G Schallert.
son:
Mark M Schallert.
son:
Brendan C Schallert.
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