Bill Williams Biography, Age, Family, Education, Married, Tv Shows and Movies

Bill Williams Biography

Bill Williams (William Herman Katt) was an American television and film actor. He is best known for his starring role in the early television series The Adventures of Kit Carson, which aired in syndication from 1951 to 1955

Bill Williams Age

William was born on 15th May 1915, in Brooklyn, New York, United States. He died on 21st of September in 1992.

Bill Williams Young | Family

Bill was born to German immigrant parents, there is no much information about his early life. He has also shared no information about his patents occupation and him having raised with his siblings.

Bill Williams Wife | Married | Children

Williams got married to actress Barbara Hale on June 22nd in 1946. The pair met during the filming of West of the Pecos and had two daughters, Jodi and Juanita, and a son, actor William Katt.

Bill Williams Education

He was enrolled at the Pratt Institute, there is no much information about Williams educational background, he did not share any information about his school life and what he studied for while at school.

Bill Williams Career

He began his career being enlisted in the United States Army during World War II, but was later discharged before the end and became an actor. He got his credited debut was in The Blue Room in 1944, using the professional name Bill Williams. His first starring role was opposite Susan Hayward in Deadline at Dawn (1946), and it made him a star.

Williams as well got featured in ten films before he landed the lead role in television’s The Adventures of Kit Carson, which ran for 105 episodes. When the series ended, Williams’ star power faded. It was revived in 1957 when he co-starred with Betty White on television in Date with the Angels. Williams portrayed Federal agent Martin Flaherty in The Scarface Mob (1959), the pilot for ABC’s The Untouchables.

Bill Williams Photo
Bill Williams Photo

He as well played the role went to Jerry Paris. Williams later turned down the lead in Sea Hunt in 1958, believing that an underwater show would not work on television. Lloyd Bridges accepted the part and turned it into a hit. Williams as well stared as a former Navy frogman in Assignment: Underwater, which ran for just one season. He played a variety of roles on Perry Mason, in which his wife Barbara Hale co-starred as Raymond Burr’s secretary Della Street.

In a 1962 episode, “The Case of the Crippled Cougar,” he played defendant Mike Preston. In 1963, he was murder victim Floyd Grant in “The Case of the Bluffing Blast.” In 1965 Williams played murderer Charles Shaw in “The Case of the Murderous Mermaid,” and was murderer Burt Payne in “The Case of the 12th Wildcat”. Williams appeared with his son in a final season episode of Ironside, bringing him together again with Raymond Burr. He also made numerous guest appearances on television and worked in low-budget science fiction films until his retirement.

Bill Williams Tv Shows

  • Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
  • Well of Anger (1955)
  • Angels in the Sky (1956)
  • Science Fiction Theatre
  • The Hastings Secret (1955) as Bill Twining
  • Project 44 (1956) as Dr. Arnold Bryan
  • The Mind Machine (1956) as Dr. Alan Cathcart
  • Jupitron (1956) as Dr. John Barlow
  • Killer Tree (1957) as Paul Cameron
  • Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color
  • Texas John Slaughter:
  • The Man From Bitter Creek (1959) as Paul
  • The Slaughter Trail (1959) as Paul
  • Gallagher Goes West
  • Tragedy on the Trail (1967) as Joe Carlson
  • Trial by Terror (1967) as Joe Carlson
  • Chester, Yesterday’s Horse (1973) as Ben Kincaid
  • The Flight of the Grey Wolf, Parts 1 and 2 (1976) as The Sheriff
  • The Millionaire
  • The Kathy Munson Story (1956) as Donald Abbott
  • Millionaire Martha Halloran (1959) as Clint Halloran
  • Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse
    The Untouchables, Parts 1 and 2 (1959) as Martin Flaherty
    Perry Mason
    The Case of the Crippled Cougar (1962) as Mike Preston

Bill Williams Movies

  • King Kong (1933) as Theatre Usher (uncredited)
  • Murder in the Blue Room (1944) as Larry Dearden
  • He Forgot to Remember to Forget (1944) as Mac, the Policeman (uncredited)
  • Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944) as Bud Felton
  • Zombies on Broadway (1945) as Sailor / Smuggler (uncredited)
  • Those Endearing Young Charms (1945) as Jerry
  • The Body Snatcher (1945) as Survis, medical student (uncredited)
  • Back to Bataan (1945) (uncredited)
  • West of the Pecos (1945) as Tex Evans, stage guard (uncredited)
  • Johnny Angel (1945) as Big Sailor (uncredited)
  • Sing Your Way Home (1945) as Officer (uncredited)
  • Deadline at Dawn (1946) as Alex Winkley
  • Till the End of Time (1946) as Perry Kincheloe
  • A Likely Story (1947) as Bill Baker
  • A Woman’s Secret (1949) as Lee Crenshaw
  • The Stratton Story (1949) as Eddie Dibson
  • The Clay Pigeon (1949) as Jim Fletcher
  • Fighting Man of the Plains (1949) as Marshal Johnny Tancred
  • A Dangerous Profession (1949) as Claude Brackett
  • Blue Grass of Kentucky (1950) as Lin McIvor
  • Operation Haylift (1950) as Bill Masters
  • The Cariboo Trail (1950) as Mike Evans, Redfern’s Partner
  • Rookie Fireman (1950) as Joe Blake
  • California Passage (1950) as Bob Martin
  • Blue Blood (1951) as Bill Manning
  • The Great Missouri Raid (1951) as Jim Younger
  • The Last Outpost (1951) as Sgt. Tucker
  • Havana Rose (1951) as Tex Thompson
  • Rose of Cimarron (1952) as George Newcomb