Billy Gray


Billy Gray

Biography

Billy Gray became an actor when he was just eight years old. In his early acting career, Gray appeared in such films as "Specter of the Rose" (1946) with Judith Anderson, the Pat O'Brien drama "Fighting Father Dunne" (1948) and the Dennis O'Keefe drama "Abandoned" (1949). He also appeared in the comedy "Father Is a Bachelor" (1950) with William Holden, the Vaughn Monroe western "Sin...

Biography

Billy Gray became an actor when he was just eight years old. In his early acting career, Gray appeared in such films as "Specter of the Rose" (1946) with Judith Anderson, the Pat O'Brien drama "Fighting Father Dunne" (1948) and the Dennis O'Keefe drama "Abandoned" (1949). He also appeared in the comedy "Father Is a Bachelor" (1950) with William Holden, the Vaughn Monroe western "Singing Guns" (1950) and the drama "Between Midnight and Dawn" (1950) with Mark Stevens. His passion for acting continued to his roles in projects like the sci-fi motion picture "The Day the Earth Stood Still" (1951) with Michael Rennie, "Talk About a Stranger" (1952) and the drama "All I Desire" (1953) with Barbara Stanwyck. He also appeared in "The Seven Little Foys" (1955) with Bob Hope. Gray was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor (Continuing Character) In a Primetime Emmy Award for "Father Knows Best" in 1959. He also was featured in the TV movie "Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil" (NBC, 1984). Gray most recently appeared on "Child Stars: Their Story" (A&E Network, 2000-01).

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Little Dorrit (1988)
Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil (1985)
Dusty and Sweets McGee (1971)
City Life
The Navy vs. the Night Monsters (1966)
Petty Officer Fred Twining
Two for the Seesaw (1962)
Mr. Jacoby
The Explosive Generation (1961)
Bobby Herman, Jr.
Some Like It Hot (1959)
Sid Poliakoff
The Scarlet Hour (1956)
Tom Rycker
The Seven Little Foys (1955)
Bryan "Brynie" Foy
The Outlaw Stallion (1954)
Danny Saunders
The Girl Next Door (1953)
Joe Carter
All I Desire (1953)
Ted Murdoch
By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953)
Wesley Winfield
Talk About a Stranger (1952)
Robert ["Bud"] Fontaine, Jr.
Gene Autry and the Mounties (1951)
Ned
Her First Romance (1951)
The Guy Who Came Back (1951)
Willy Joplin
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Bobby Benson
On Moonlight Bay (1951)
Wesley Winfield
Jim Thorpe--All-American (1951)
Jim Thorpe, as a boy
Kill the Umpire (1950)
Catcher
Three Little Words (1950)
Boy
The Good Humor Man (1950)
Junior
The Killer That Stalked New York (1950)
Pinkie
Mister 880 (1950)
Mickey
Between Midnight and Dawn (1950)
Petey
Singing Guns (1950)
Albert
Father Is a Bachelor (1950)
Feb Chalotte
Sierra Passage (1950)
Young Johnny Yorke
In a Lonely Place (1950)
Young boy
Abandoned (1949)
Boy leader
The Undercover Man (1949)
Boy
Bad Men of Tombstone (1949)
Stover kid
Lust for Gold (1949)
Little boy
The House Across the Street (1949)
Boy
Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer: Boris Karloff (1949)
Boy with arrow
The Judge Steps Out (1949)
Child
The Bride Goes Wild (1948)
Boy
Fighting Father Dunne (1948)
Chip
Leather Gloves (1948)
Driftwood (1947)
Boy
Curley (1947)
Sandy
The Fabulous Texan (1947)
Boy
Little Mister Jim (1947)
Boy
The Gangster (1947)
Little boy
Rendezvous with Annie (1946)
Little boy
To Each His Own (1946)
Billy Ingham
Cluny Brown (1946)
Boy in shop
Specter of the Rose (1946)
Jack Jones
Throw a Saddle on a Star (1946)
Tough boy
Suspense (1946)
Small boy
One Exciting Week (1946)
Small boy
An Angel Comes to Brooklyn (1945)
Boy
The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (1945)
Child
Man of Courage (1943)
Mike Wilson

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

The Delta (1996)
Craft Service

Cast (Special)

Child Stars: Their Story (2000)
Lauren Chapin: The E! True Hollywood Story (1999)
Father Knows Best: Home For Christmas (1977)
Bud Anderson
Father Knows Best: The Father Knows Best Reunion (1977)
Bud Anderson; Son

Cast (Short)

Our Old Car (1946)
The Little Maestro (1937)

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Father Was A Bachelor (1950) - MacNamara's Band With his informally adopted clan (Gary and Billy Gray, Warren and Wayne Farlow and Mary Jane Saunders), drifter and singer Johnny (William Holden, dubbed by the popular singer Buddy Clark, who had died in a plane crash by the time the picture was released) offers the 1889 Irish music-hall standard (by Shamus O’Connor and John J. Stamford) , producing an unexpected job offer (from Sig Ruman), in Father Was A Bachelor, 1950.
Father Was A Bachelor (1950) - We Don't Have Shoes! Still not committed to the Chalotte kids (Gary Gray with Billy Gray, Warren and Wayne Farlow and Mary Jane Saunders) who have mostly adopted him, drifter-singer Johnny (William Holden) is assailed by do-gooder Prudence (second billed Colleen Gray, in her first scene) in Father Was A Bachelor, 1950.
Father Was A Bachelor (1950) - I Kinda Steer Clear Of Houses After an opening scene singing in blackface in a minstrel-medicine show, in which his colleague (Charles Winninger) wound up jailed, Johnny (William Holden) takes up fishing and meets the Chalotte kids (Mary Jane Saunders, Gary Gray and Billy Gray, Warren and Wayne Farlow) in Father Was A Bachelor, 1950.
All I Desire (1953) - What A Dramatic Entrance Douglas Sirk directs Barbara Stanwyck as Vaudevillian Naomi, returning mostly unexpected to the family she left ten years earlier, who believe she’s a legit actress, Lori Nelson the daughter who sent for her, Marcia Henderson the elder, Billy Gray the son, Richard Carlson the surprised husband, in All I Desire,1953.
Day The Earth Stood Still, The (1951) - Gort, Baringa! Bobby (Billy Gray), suspicious because his house-mate “Mr. Carpenter” (really alien Klaatu, Michael Rennie) borrowed his flashlight on false premises, follows him and discovers he really is the missing spaceman who landed in Washington, D.C., in The Day The Earth Stood Still, 1951.
Day The Earth Stood Still, The (1951) - What Other Terrors Can He Unleash? Klaatu (Michael Rennie), frustrated in his efforts to convene a meeting of world leaders, escaped from a military hospital, goes incognito in Washington, D.C., at a boarding house meeting Bobby (Billy Gray), his mom (Patricia Neal) and others, in The Day The Earth Stood Still, 1951.
Day The Earth Stood Still, The (1951) - A Problem In Celestial Mechanics Alien Klaatu (Michael Rennie) spending the day minding his new house-mate Bobby (Billy Gray), visiting the space ship, which he dares not say belongs to him, then dropping by the Washington, D.C. home of scientist Barnhardt, whom he hopes to approach, in The Day The Earth Stood Still, 1951.
Fighting Father Dunne (1948) - I Know They're Cold And Hungry Well established as cold, hungry and mistreated in 1905 St. Louis, newsboys Jimmy and Tony (Donn Gift, Billy Cummings) introduce Pat O'Brien, the title character, who soon finds Chip (Billy Gray) and gets his own sister (Ruth Donnelly) to help, in the fact-based Fighting Father Dunne, 1948.

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