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William 'Bill' Phillips (1908–1957)

William 'Bill' Phillips was born on June 1, 1908 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Detective Story (1951), The Law vs. Billy the Kid (1954) and The Hidden Eye (1945). He was married to Eve Phillips. He died on June 27, 1957 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Detective Story Det. Pat Callahan
The Law vs. Billy the Kid Charley Bowdre
The Hidden Eye Marty Corbett
Chain Gang Roy Snead


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 1957 Night Passage
Blacksmith / Livery Stable Owner (uncredited)
 1957 Hellcats of the Navy
Carroll (as William Phillips)
 1957 The Iron Sheriff
Millican (uncredited)
 1957 Revolt at Fort Laramie
Serrell (as Wm. 'Bill' Phillips)
 1956 Stagecoach to Fury
Harold - Bartender
 1956 Naked Gun
Wilson - Bartender (as Bill Phillips)
 1956 The Fastest Gun Alive
Lars Toomey
 1956 The Broken Star
Doc Mott (as Wm. 'Bill' Phillips)
 1956 The Last Hunt
Man in Jail with Woodfoot (uncredited)
 1956 The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit
Antonio Bulaga (scenes deleted)
 1956 Ghost Town
Kerry 'Crusty' McCabe (uncredited)
 1956 The Steel Jungle
Officer Borgum
 1956 Backlash
Rebel, the Bartender (uncredited)
 1956 Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (TV Series)
- Justice at Goneaway Creek (1956) ... Flint (as Bill Phillips)
 1956 Slightly Scarlet
Thug (uncredited)
 1955 The Lone Wolf (TV Series)
- The Oil Story (1955) ... Creep (as Bill Phillips)
 1955 Top Gun
Gorse (uncredited)
 1955 Fort Yuma
Sgt. Milo Hallock (as Wm. {Bill} Phillips)
 1955 The Man Behind the Badge (TV Series)
- The Case of the Hunted Hobo (1955) ... Chester (as Bill Phillips)
 1955 Man Without a Star
Cookie (as Wm. "Bill" Phillips)
 1955 East of Eden
Coalman at Lettuce Fields / Man at Exercise Class (uncredited)
 1955 Adventures of the Falcon (TV Series)
- Small Hotel (1955) ... Manny (as Bill Phillips)
 1955 New York Confidential
 1954-1955 Topper (TV Series)
Shorty / The Bum
- Topper Hits the Road (1955) ... Shorty (as William Phillips)
- Masquerade (1954) ... The Bum (as Bill Phillips)
 1954 Mayor of the Town (TV Series)
- Take Me Out to the Ballgame (1954) ... Donovan (as Bill Phillips)
 1954 Waterfront (TV Series)
Wally / Pete
- Live Cargo (1954) ... Wally
- Fisherman's Fiesta ... Pete
 1954 The Life of Riley (TV Series)
- The Dog Watch (1954) ... Bixby (as Bill Phillips)
 1954 The Law vs. Billy the Kid
Charley Bowdre
 1954 The Desperado
Trail Boss (uncredited)
 1954 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Black Mate (1954) ... Forrest (as Bill Phillips)
 1954 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
George Hanson
- Pardon My Aunt (1954) ... George Hanson (as Bill Phillips)
 1954 Hopalong Cassidy (TV Series)
Frank Harrison
- The Renegade Press (1954) ... Frank Harrison (as William Phillips)
 1953 Wicked Woman
 1953 Private Eyes
Soapy the Safecracker (as William Phillips)
 1953 Ramar of the Jungle (TV Series)
- Trail to Danger (1953) ... Seely (as William 'Bill' Phillips)
 1953 A Lion Is in the Streets
Deputy Wilbur Lewis (uncredited)
 1953 Devil's Canyon
Red (as William Phillips)
 1953 Footlights Theater (TV Series)
 1953 Gun Belt
 1953 A Slight Case of Larceny
Eddie - 2nd Gas Man (uncredited)
 1953 Boston Blackie (TV Series)
Jimmy the Jailor
- Revenge (1953) ... Jimmy the Jailor (as Wm. 'Bill' Phillips)
 1952 The Bad and the Beautiful
Assistant Director (uncredited)
 1952 Racket Squad (TV Series)
Mr. Burton
- Blessed Expense (1952) ... Mr. Burton
 1952 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
 1952 Because You're Mine
Induction Sergeant (uncredited)
 1952 Big Town (TV Series)
- Marry My Past (1952)
 1952 High Noon
Barber (uncredited)
 1952 Loan Shark
Baski (uncredited)
 1952 Bugles in the Afternoon
 1952 Just This Once
Caddie Horace Melnick (uncredited)
 1952 Love Is Better Than Ever
Mr. Khourney (uncredited)
 1951 Detective Story
Det. Pat Callahan (as William 'Bill' Phillips)
 1951 The Red Badge of Courage
Veteran Officer (uncredited)
 1951 The Texas Rangers
Pinkerton Man on Gold Train (uncredited)
 1951 Cavalry Scout
Sgt. Wilkins (as William Phillips)
 1951 Smuggler's Gold
Chet Blake
 1951 Only the Valiant
Sgt. Medical Assistant (uncredited)
 1951 The Groom Wore Spurs
Uniformed Policeman (uncredited)
 1951 The Great Missouri Raid
Witness (uncredited)
 1951 A Yank in Korea
Sgt. Kirby
 1951 Al Jennings of Oklahoma
Bill Mertz
 1950 The Flying Missile
Chief Mechanic (uncredited)
 1950 Revenue Agent
Harry Reardon
 1950 The Sun Sets at Dawn
Electrician (uncredited)
 1950 He's a Cockeyed Wonder
'Pick' Reedley (as William Phillips)
 1950 Chain Gang
Roy Snead
 1950 Devil's Doorway
Ed's Pal (uncredited)
 1950 Customs Agent
Philip Barton (uncredited)
 1950 Father of the Bride
Foreman of Moving Men (uncredited)
 1950 Kill the Umpire
Third Baseman (uncredited)
 1950 Wabash Avenue
Ferris Wheel Attendant (uncredited)
 1950 The Outriders
Outrider at Dance (uncredited)
 1950 Key to the City
Cabbie in Accident (uncredited)
 1949 On the Town
Sailor Simkins (uncredited)
 1949 Mary Ryan, Detective
Joey Gunney (as William Phillips)
 1949 Border Incident
Jim - the Signalman (uncredited)
 1949 Prison Warden
Lanning (uncredited)
 1949 Red Light
Ryan (as Wm. S. Phillips)
 1949 Easy Living
 1949 Any Number Can Play
Doorman (uncredited)
 1949 Johnny Allegro
 1949 Big Jack
Toddy (as Wm. 'Bill' Phillips)
 1949 Act of Violence
War Vet Speaker at Dedication (uncredited)
 1948 The Man from Colorado
York (as Wm. 'Bill' Phillips)
 1948 Blondie's Secret
 1948 Command Decision
Jeep Driver (uncredited)
 1948 That Wonderful Urge
Room Service Man (uncredited)
 1948 Words and Music
Cabbie (uncredited)
 1948 The Three Musketeers
Grimaud (uncredited)
 1948 Black Eagle
 1948 A Southern Yankee
Confederate Soldier (uncredited)
 1947 Living in a Big Way
 1947 The Sea of Grass
Banty - Brewton Ranch Hand (as Wm. 'Bill' Phillips)
 1947 My Brother Talks to Horses
Driver (uncredited)
 1946 Till the Clouds Roll By
Joe Hennessey (as Wm. 'Bill' Phillips)
 1946 Faithful in My Fashion
1st Barfly
 1946 Holiday in Mexico
Sam, Evans' chauffeur
 1946 Courage of Lassie
Sgt. Tyler (uncredited)
 1946 The Hoodlum Saint
Dave Fernby
 1946 A Letter for Evie
Sergeant (uncredited)
 1946 The Harvey Girls
1st Cowboy (as Wm. 'Bill' Phillips)
 1945 The Great American Mug (Short)
Old Time Dude Storyteller (uncredited)
 1945 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood
Kavanaugh's Assistant (as Wm. 'Bill' Phillips)
 1945 The Hidden Eye
Marty Corbett
 1945 Anchors Aweigh
1st Sailor on Pay Phone (uncredited)
 1945 The Last Installment (Short)
Louie (as Wm. 'Bill' Phillips)
 1945 The Clock
Soldier (uncredited)
 1945 Main Street After Dark
Salior with Jessie (uncredited)
 1944 Music for Millions
Stooge (uncredited)
 1944 Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
Don Smith (as Wm. 'Bill' Phillips)
 1944 Marriage Is a Private Affair
Soldier (uncredited)
 1944 Easy Life (Short)
Jesse (as Wm. 'Bill' Phillips)
 1944 See Here, Private Hargrove
Pvt. Bill Burk (as Wm. 'Bill' Phillips)
 1943 Swingtime Johnny
 1943 First Comes Courage
Aanrud's Assistant (uncredited)
 1942 Larceny, Inc.
Muggsy (uncredited)
 1942 Murder in the Big House
Mike - Henchman (as Bill Phillips)
 1942 Lady Gangster
Stew (as Bill Phillips)
 1941 You're in the Army Now
Driver (uncredited)
 1941 Steel Against the Sky
Construction Worker (uncredited)
 1941 Blues in the Night
 1941 Dive Bomber
Worker Holding Diver's Helmet (uncredited)
 1941 Sergeant York
Sergeant (uncredited)
 1941 A Shot in the Dark
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1941 Knockout
Kovacs, a Fighter (uncredited)
 1940 City for Conquest
Sailor - Sparring Partner (uncredited)
 1936 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Cameraman (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (2 credits)

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Bill Phillips | William Phillips | Wm. "Bill" Phillips | Wm. 'Bill' Phillips | Wm. S. Phillips | Wm. {Bill} Phillips

Did You Know?


Dr. William 'Bill' Phillips was on the advisory council of the San Diego Museum of Man in 1956-1957, when he suggested the idea for the documentary about the Choco Indians in the jungles of Panama, that would be the basis later of the film Attack of the Jungle Women (1959).

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