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William Newell (I) (1894–1967)

William Newell was born on January 6, 1894 in Millville, New Jersey, USA as William M. Newell. He was an actor, known for The Big Show (1936), Mysterious Doctor Satan (1940) and Larceny on the Air (1937). He died on February 21, 1967 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1965 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
- Gomer, the Star Witness (1965) ... Bailiff
 1965 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
First Gate Guard
- The Movie Starlet (1965) ... First Gate Guard
 1964 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Fred Sterling
- The Rumor (1964) ... Fred Sterling
 1964 A Global Affair
Waiter (uncredited)
 1963 The Fugitive (TV Series)
- The Girl from Little Egypt (1963) ... Judge
 1962-1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Mr. Jones / Sam Peterson
- Terror at Northfield (1963) ... Mr. Jones
- I Saw the Whole Thing (1962) ... Sam Peterson
 1963 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
- Little Boy Blew (1963) ... Hobo
 1960-1962 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Conductor / Green
- The Boys (1962) ... Conductor
- Distant Drummer (1960) ... Green
 1961-1962 Pete and Gladys (TV Series)
Gentry / Mr. Higgins
- Who Was That Man? (1962) ... Gentry
- The House Next Door (1961) ... Mr. Higgins
 1961 Leave It to Beaver (TV Series)
The Postal Clerk
- Beaver's Birthday (1961) ... The Postal Clerk
 1961 Bringing Up Buddy (TV Series)
Mr. Crantz
- Behind Bars (1961) ... Mr. Crantz
 1956-1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Second Bank Teller / Mr. Fescue / Charlie
- The Horse Player (1961) ... Second Bank Teller
- A Very Moral Theft (1960) ... Mr. Fescue
- Momentum (1956) ... Charlie (as Billy Newell)
 1961 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
Bill's Friend
- Texas John Slaughter: End of the Trail (1961) ... Bill's Friend (uncredited)
 1960 U.S. Marshal (TV Series)
- Paper Bullets (1960) ... Grayson
 1960 The Untouchables (TV Series)
- The Tommy Karpeles Story (1960) ... Rawlins
 1960 Pollyanna
Mr. Hooper (uncredited)
 1960 Who Was That Lady?
Schultz (uncredited)
 1960 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Mr. Ross
- Pickles for Charity (1960) ... Mr. Ross
 1960 Hotel de Paree (TV Series)
 1960 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Mr. Johnson
- Dennis and the Swing (1960) ... Mr. Johnson
 1959-1960 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Mr. Schuster / Mr. Armstrong
- Bentley and the Bartered Bride (1960) ... Mr. Schuster
- Bentley, Man of Steel (1959) ... Mr. Armstrong
 1960 Toby Tyler or Ten Weeks with a Circus
Jailbird (uncredited)
 1959 Last Train from Gun Hill
Harper House Clerk (uncredited)
 1959 The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Desk Clerk
- Lucy Goes to Alaska (1959) ... Desk Clerk
 1958 The Texan (TV Series)
- The Lord Will Provide (1958) ... Doctor (uncredited)
 1958 The Sheepman
Bartender (uncredited)
 1958 The People's Choice (TV Series)
Charlie Pike
- Sock's Lifesaver (1958) ... Charlie Pike
 1958 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Banker Moore
- The Runaway Wizard (1958) ... Banker Moore
 1958 Lassie (TV Series)
Hank Newcombe
- The Square Dance (1958) ... Hank Newcombe
 1958 The Missouri Traveler
Pos Neely
 1957 Short Cut to Hell
Hotel Manager (uncredited)
 1957 Fight for the Title (Short)
 1957 Telephone Time (TV Series)
- Fight for the Title (1957) ... Father
 1957 Mister Cory
Ned - Owner (uncredited)
 1957 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Sam Evans
- No Man Living (1957) ... Sam Evans
 1956 Ethel Barrymore Theater (TV Series)
 1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
- Millie's Daughter (1956) ... Cummings
 1956 Our Miss Brooks
Dr. Henley
 1956 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
- Star and Shield (1956)
 1955 Frontier (TV Series)
Nemo - the Bartender / Bartender
- King of the Dakotas: Part 2 (1955) ... Nemo - the Bartender (as Billy Newell)
- King of the Dakotas: Part 1 (1955) ... Bartender (as Billy Newell)
 1955 My Sister Eileen
Plumber (uncredited)
 1955 Wichita
Bartender (uncredited)
 1955 Our Miss Brooks (TV Series)
Mike Beck
- Madison Mascot (1955) ... Mike Beck (as Billy Newell)
 1955 The Eternal Sea
Dining Room Captain (uncredited)
 1955 Seven Angry Men
Farmer Who Finds Body (uncredited)
 1955 The Ray Milland Show (TV Series)
- Jury Duty (1955)
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series)
- Tiger at Noon (1955) ... Bartender (as Bill Newell)
 1955 The Millionaire (TV Series)
First Bum
- The Joe Iris Story (1955) ... First Bum
 1954 Phffft
Workman (uncredited)
 1954 Tennessee Champ
Ring Announcer (uncredited)
 1954 Riot in Cell Block 11
Guard on Phone (uncredited)
 1953 Wicked Woman
Pinball Player (uncredited)
 1953 Escape from Fort Bravo
Symore (uncredited)
 1953 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Grocery Store Clerk
- The Face and the Voice (1953) ... Grocery Store Clerk
 1953 Hot News
Policeman (uncredited)
 1953 Racket Squad (TV Series)
- Impatient Heir (1953)
 1953 Let's Do It Again
Cabbie (scenes deleted)
 1953 Abbott and Costello Go to Mars
Drunk (uncredited)
 1953 The Abbott and Costello Show (TV Series)
Arguing Husband
- The Wrestling Match (1953) ... Arguing Husband (as Wm. Newell)
 1953 The I Don't Care Girl
Bartender (uncredited)
 1952 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
 1952 Flat Top
Captain (uncredited)
 1952 Bonzo Goes to College
Drunk (uncredited)
 1952 My Little Margie (TV Series)
Jimmy Potts
- Costume Party (1952) ... Jimmy Potts
 1952 Francis Goes to West Point
Drunk (uncredited)
 1952 Here Come the Marines
Maj. Desmond - CIA
 1952 Models Inc.
Photo Studio Customer (uncredited)
 1952 Young Man with Ideas
Party Waiter (uncredited)
 1952 High Noon
Jimmy - Drunk with Eye Patch (uncredited)
 1952 Wild Stallion
Sergeant (uncredited)
 1951 The Lady Pays Off
Bartender (as Billy Newell)
 1951 Sunny Side of the Street
Recording Studio Engineer (uncredited)
 1951 Criminal Lawyer
Mac - Bartender (uncredited)
 1951 Meet Me After the Show
Stage Manager (uncredited)
 1951 Bright Victory
Todd - the Bartender (uncredited)
 1951 Only the Valiant
Corporal of the Guard (uncredited)
 1951 M
Detective Questioning Blonde About License Plate (uncredited)
 1950 To Please a Lady
Hank Harmon (uncredited)
 1950 Louisa
Movie Usher (uncredited)
 1950 Kill the Umpire
Ted (uncredited)
 1950 Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town
Horace 'Hank' Hawkshaw, Police Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
 1950 A Woman of Distinction
Bartender (uncredited)
 1950 The Traveling Saleswoman
Bartender (uncredited)
 1949 Tell It to the Judge
Bartender (uncredited)
 1949 Mighty Joe Young
Man at Bar (uncredited)
 1949 The Lone Wolf and His Lady
Ava Rockling (uncredited)
 1948 Blondie's Secret
Mr. Ford, Grocery Cashier (uncredited)
 1948 That Wonderful Urge
Reporter (uncredited)
 1948 The Babe Ruth Story
Brother Francis (scenes deleted)
 1948 Up in Central Park
Stage Manager (uncredited)
 1948 Bob and Sally
 1948 The Fuller Brush Man
Police Announcer (uncredited)
 1948 The Return of the Whistler
Hotel-Room Painter (uncredited)
 1948 If You Knew Susie
Empire Theater Janitor (uncredited)
 1948 Song of My Heart
 1947 Doctor Jim
Editor (as Bill Newell)
 1947 Killer McCoy
Waiter (uncredited)
 1947 The Senator Was Indiscreet
Elevator Operator (uncredited)
 1947 Road to Rio
Meat Stamper (uncredited)
 1947 Wedlock Deadlock (Short)
 1947 Roses Are Red
Reporter (uncredited)
 1947 Key Witness
 1947 Magic Town
Radio Comic in Montage (uncredited)
 1947 Philo Vance's Secret Mission
Deputy (uncredited)
 1947 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Taxi Cab Traffic Manager (uncredited)
 1947 Second Chance
 1947 The Trouble with Women
Court Clerk (uncredited)
 1947 That's My Gal
Sam (uncredited)
 1947 Out of the Blue
Danny the Bartender (uncredited)
 1947 Suddenly It's Spring
Pier Manager (uncredited)
 1947 Angel and the Badman
Headwaiter (uncredited)
 1946 The Great Morgan
Film Character (uncredited)
 1946 The Show-Off
Court Clerk (uncredited)
 1946 Alias Mr. Twilight
Delivery Man (uncredited)
 1946 Lady in the Lake
Drunk (uncredited)
 1946 Boston Blackie and the Law
Mr. Jones (uncredited)
 1946 Wake Up and Dream
Blonde's Boy Friend (uncredited)
 1946 Dick Tracy vs. Cueball
Piano Player (uncredited)
 1946 The Best Years of Our Lives
Waiter at Bank Dinner (uncredited)
 1946 The Magnificent Rogue
Stage Manager (uncredited)
 1946 Faithful in My Fashion
Phil Cummings - Jewelry Clerk (uncredited)
 1946 Till the End of Time
Warrant Officer (uncredited)
 1946 Bowery Bombshell
Detective Dugan
 1946 Deadline for Murder
First Player (uncredited)
 1946 Inside Job
Store Detective (uncredited)
 1946 The Runaround
Detective Moyer (uncredited)
 1946 The Man Who Dared
Police Sgt. Clay
 1946 The Hoodlum Saint
Silver Web Waiter (scenes deleted)
 1946 House of Horrors
Deputy Coroner (uncredited)
 1946 The Kid from Brooklyn
Photographer (uncredited)
 1946 Young Widow
Charlie (uncredited)
 1946 Breakfast in Hollywood
Cop with Bench Warrant (uncredited)
 1946 Girl on the Spot
Lightfoot Lewis (uncredited)
 1945 Adventure
Barber #1 (uncredited)
 1945 Out of the Depths
Charlie Anderson
 1945 The Stork Club
Higgins - Judy's Chauffeur (uncredited)
 1945 Masquerade in Mexico
FBI Agent (uncredited)
 1945 Hit the Hay
Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1945 Snafu
Cleaner (uncredited)
 1945 Sensation Hunters
Master of Ceremonies
 1945 The Dolly Sisters
Bartender (uncredited)
 1945 The Lost Weekend
Liquor Store Proprietor (uncredited)
 1945 On Stage Everybody
Mason (uncredited)
 1945 Blonde from Brooklyn
Waiter (uncredited)
 1945 Captain Eddie (uncredited)
 1945 Wonder Man
Man at Library (uncredited)
 1945 That's the Spirit
Detective (uncredited)
 1945 Honeymoon Ahead
Joe (uncredited)
 1945 Without Love
Soldier (uncredited)
 1945 Her Lucky Night
Proprietor (as Billy Newell)
 1945 She Gets Her Man
Bettor (uncredited)
 1945 Let's Go Steady
Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1944 Together Again
Cabby (uncredited)
 1944 Dancing in Manhattan
Waiter (uncredited)
 1944 My Gal Loves Music
Soda Clerk (uncredited)
 1944 The Missing Juror
Wally--Counterman (uncredited)
 1944 Bowery to Broadway
Reformer (uncredited)
 1944 Irish Eyes Are Smiling
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1944 Babes on Swing Street
Customer (uncredited)
 1944 Kansas City Kitty
Gas Man (uncredited)
 1944 Gypsy Wildcat (uncredited)
 1944 See Here, Private Hargrove
Mr. Smith (uncredited)
 1944 Sing a Jingle
Wiggins (as Billy Newell)
 1943 Footlight Glamour
Taxi Driver #2 (uncredited)
 1943 Dangerous Blondes
Attendant (uncredited)
 1943 Top Man
Secretary (uncredited)
 1943 Fired Wife
Bartender (uncredited)
 1943 Johnny Come Lately
Vagrant (uncredited)
 1943 Nobody's Darling
Bus Driver (uncredited)
 1943 Honeymoon Lodge
Bartender (uncredited)
 1943 All by Myself
Price (uncredited)
 1943 Good Morning, Judge
Bartender (uncredited)
 1943 Slightly Dangerous
Waiter (uncredited)
 1943 The Meanest Man in the World
Photographer (uncredited)
 1943 No Place for a Lady
Toreador Cafe Waiter (uncredited)
 1943 The Outlaw
Drunken Cowboy (uncredited)
 1943 Lady Bodyguard
Chef (uncredited)
 1942 Inflation (Short)
Jerry - Man Wanting to Buy Car (uncredited)
 1942 Keeper of the Flame
 1942 Ice-Capades Revue
Deakin (uncredited)
 1942 When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Taxicab Driver (uncredited)
 1942 The Valley of Vanishing Men
Cavalry Sentry (uncredited)
 1942 A Night to Remember
Police Photographer (uncredited)
 1942 You Can't Escape Forever
Reporter at Execution (uncredited)
 1942 Get Hep to Love
Janitor (uncredited)
 1942 Henry Aldrich, Editor
Process Server (uncredited)
 1942 The Major and the Minor
Ticket Agent #2 (uncredited)
 1942 Orchestra Wives
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1942 The Old Homestead
Croupier (uncredited)
 1942 Footlight Serenade
Writer (uncredited)
 1942 Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen
Apartment Tenant (uncredited)
 1942 Priorities on Parade
Vendor (uncredited)
 1942 Calling Dr. Gillespie
Orderly with Tray of Water (uncredited)
 1942 Moonlight Masquerade
Bartender (uncredited)
 1942 A Desperate Chance for Ellery Queen
Reporter on Telephone (uncredited)
 1942 Who Is Hope Schuyler?
Perley Seymour
 1942 Two Yanks in Trinidad
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1942 The Lady Is Willing
Counterman (uncredited)
 1942 A Tragedy at Midnight
Swanson, Greg's Agent
 1942 Pardon My Stripes
Airport Clerk (uncredited)
 1941 Bedtime Story
Auto Court Manager (uncredited)
 1941 Skylark
Counterman (uncredited)
 1941 Miss Polly
Hubert - New Postman
 1941 The Devil Pays Off
Second Steward (uncredited)
 1941 Three Girls About Town
Laundry Man (uncredited)
 1941 You Belong to Me
Parking Attendant (uncredited)
 1941 Sailors on Leave
Stuffy (uncredited)
 1941 Navy Blues
Shore Patrolman #1 (uncredited)
 1941 Ice-Capades
Harry Stimson (uncredited)
 1941 World Premiere
Fireman (uncredited)
 1941 Manpower
Lineman at Cafe Counter (uncredited)
 1941 Here Comes Mr. Jordan
Murdock Handler (uncredited)
 1941 The Bride Came C.O.D.
McGee's Pilot
 1941 Hello, Sucker
Mr. Giffle (uncredited)
 1941 Puddin' Head
Studio Tour Guide (uncredited)
 1941 San Antonio Rose
Headwaiter (uncredited)
 1941 The Big Store
Press Photographer (uncredited)
 1941 Broadway Limited
Train Fireman (uncredited)
 1941 Blondie Goes Latin
Steward Ringing Chime and Crying (uncredited)
 1941 The Strawberry Blonde
Man (uncredited)
 1941 Penny to the Rescue (Short) (as Billy Newell)
 1941 Caught in the Act
Police Sergeant Riley
 1940 Mysterious Doctor Satan
Speed Martin
 1940 Wedding Bills (Short)
Groom-to-be (uncredited)
 1940 Slightly Tempted
 1940 Melody and Moonlight
Sailor (uncredited)
 1940 City for Conquest
Max's Lyricist (uncredited)
 1940 Public Deb No. 1
Reporter (uncredited)
 1940 Girl from Havana
Henry Hewitt (uncredited)
 1940 Good Bad Boys (Short)
Alfalfa's Father (uncredited)
 1940 He Stayed for Breakfast
Waiter (uncredited)
 1940 The Great Profile
Reporter (uncredited)
 1940 Social Sea Lions (Short)
George T. Formaldehyde (uncredited)
 1940 Andy Hardy Meets Debutante
Insurance Investigator (uncredited)
 1940 Hold That Woman! (unconfirmed)
 1940 Bubbling Troubles (Short)
Alfalfa's Dad
 1940 The Doctor Takes a Wife
Soda Jerk (uncredited)
 1940 All About Hash (Short)
Alfalfa's father
 1940 The Domineering Male (Short)
Marriage Proposer (uncredited)
 1940 The Ghost Comes Home
Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
 1940 The Invisible Man Returns
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1939 Swanee River
Bill, Stagehand (uncredited)
 1939 Nick Carter, Master Detective
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1939 The Great Victor Herbert
Fred Clayton (uncredited)
 1939 The Amazing Mr. Williams
Waiter (uncredited)
 1939 The Invisible Killer
Det. Sgt. Pat Dugan
 1939 Let's Talk Turkey (Short)
Abner J. Poodlebeam (uncredited)
 1939 Little Accident
Photographer (uncredited)
 1939 The Housekeeper's Daughter
Reporter (uncredited)
 1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Reporter (uncredited)
 1939 Set 'em Up (Documentary short)
Butch (uncredited)
 1939 The Day the Bookies Wept
Maxie T. Bookmaker (uncredited)
 1939 Second Fiddle
Make-Up Artist (uncredited)
 1939 Naughty But Nice
Arranger (uncredited)
 1939 Good Girls Go to Paris
Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
 1939 Invitation to Happiness
Waiter (uncredited)
 1939 Rose of Washington Square
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1939 Everybody's Baby
Waiter (uncredited)
 1939 Honolulu
Second Intern (uncredited)
 1939 Alfalfa's Aunt (Short)
John Switzer (uncredited)
 1938 There's That Woman Again
Waiter (uncredited)
 1938 Ride a Crooked Mile
Kracaw (uncredited)
 1938 Orphans of the Street
Charlie (uncredited)
 1938 Slander House
Terry Kent
 1938 Meet the Girls
1st Waiter (uncredited)
 1938 Sing, You Sinners
Waiter (uncredited)
 1938 Speed to Burn
Policeman (uncredited)
 1938 Yellow Jack
Soldier (uncredited)
 1938 City Girl
Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
 1937 Rhythm in the Clouds
Clyde Lyons
 1937 Dangerous Holiday
 1937 Make Way for Tomorrow
Ticket Seller (uncredited)
 1937 The Hit Parade
Burt Ambrose (uncredited)
 1937 Bill Cracks Down
Eddie 'Porky' Plunkett
 1937 Larceny on the Air
 1936 A Man Betrayed
 1936 The Mandarin Mystery
Detective Guffy
 1936 Beware of Ladies
 1936 Happy-Go-Lucky
Charlie Davis
 1936 The Big Show
Lee Wilson
 1936 Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island
Hank McGlaurie
 1936 Mister Cinderella
First Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1936 Libeled Lady
Divorce Detective
 1936 Bulldog Edition
Charlie Hunter (as Billy Newell)
 1936 Sitting on the Moon
 1936 San Francisco
Man in Breadline (uncredited)
 1936 Fury
Roadside Service Station Owner (uncredited)
 1936 Navy Born
Lt. Bill Lyons
 1936 Absolute Quiet
Bill Dahle, a Drunk Pilot (uncredited)
 1936 Wife vs. Secretary
Tom Wilson (uncredited)
 1936 The Voice of Bugle Ann
Mr. Tanner
 1936 Riffraff
 1935 Rendezvous
Carter's Receptionist (uncredited)
 1935 Here Comes the Band
Greasy (uncredited)
 1935 Honeymoon Limited
Cop (uncredited)
 1935 Alias Mary Dow
Reporter (uncredited)
 1935 Gold Diggers of 1935
Newspaper Reporter (uncredited)
 1935 The Woman in Red
Reporter (uncredited)
 1933 Bombshell
Lola's Chauffeur (uncredited)
 1930 Then and Now (Short) (as Billy Newell)
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Personal Details

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He and Elsa performed at the "Twice Nightly Variety Show," at the Holborn Empire Theatre in Holborn, London, England with Will Hay and his Company; The Bells; Eddie Hanley; The 3 Australian Boys; Danny Lipton Three; Will Somers; the Houston Sisters; G.S. Melvin; and Laurel Brothers in the cast.

Alternate Names:

Billy Newell | Bill Newell | Wm. Newell

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Was the brother of actress Elsa Newell.

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