Bill Hickman was widely known for his acting on the big screen. Hickman had an early acting career in film, appearing in such titles as the action movie "To Please a Lady" (1950) with Clark Gable, "Fixed Bayonets" (1951) and the adaptation "The Joker Is Wild" (1957) with Frank Sinatra. He also appeared in the Cary Grant comedy "Houseboat" (1958). He worked in television in his early acting career as well, including a part on "The Twilight Zone" (CBS, 1959-1964). He kept working in film throughout the sixties and the seventies, starring in "Point Blank" (1967), the action picture "Bullitt" (1968) with Steve McQueen and "The Love Bug" (1968). He also appeared in "Patton" (1970). His work around this time also included a part on the TV movie "Daughter of the Mind" (ABC, 1969-1970). Toward the end of his career, he tackled roles in the Gene Hackman action flick "The French Connection" (1971), "Hickey and Boggs" (1972) and "The War Between Men and Women" (1972) with Jack Lemmon. He also appeared in the crime feature "The Seven Ups" (1973) with Roy Scheider. Hickman more recently worked on the Elliott Gould sci-fi motion picture "Capricorn One" (1978).