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Adam Williams


American actor frequently cast in antagonistic jobs, he previously leading jobs in the 1952 film UNEXPECTEDLY! and in the 1958 sci-fi THE AREA Kids. He was a USA Navy pilot during Globe War II as well as received the Navy Combination. He then began his acting profession in 1951. On tv he made an appearance in Sheriff of Cochise, Perry Mason, The Islanders, and also have Weapon – Will Travel amongst others. He was wedded to Marilee Phelps until 2000 when she passed on. They had a kid called Madeleine. He performed an automobile bomber in the Fritz Lang aimed film THE BEST High temperature, starring Lee Marvin within a supporting role.

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Date Of Birth November 26, 1922
Died December 4, 2006, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of Birth Wall Lake, IA
Height 1.8 m
Profession Movie Actor
Nationality American
Spouse Carole Berg, Marilee Phelps
Children Madeleine Smith
Movies North by Northwest, The Big Heat, Fear Strikes Out, The Space Children, Without Warning!, Flying Leathernecks, The Glory Guys, The Lonely Man, Gunfight at Comanche Creek, The Badlanders, The Yellow Tomahawk, The Proud and Profane, The Garment Jungle, The Last Sunset, Dragonfly Squadron, Darby's Rangers, The Rack, The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit, The Oklahoman, The Girl Called Hatter Fox, Queen for a Day, Slasher House, The Girl in Room 17
Star Sign Sagittarius

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1Father of music supervisor Madeleine Smith.
2Veteran "bad guy" actor of 50s film and TV who began his career after decorated WWII military service as a U.S. Navy pilot (Navy Cross). Typed into playing gunslingers, psychos and menacers, particularly after his lead role in Without Warning! (1952) set the pace.



Zane Grey Theater1960TV SeriesHarlan Breckenridge
Hawaiian Eye1959TV SeriesHarry Gulliver
The Millionaire1956-1959TV SeriesJackson Greene / Tod Burke
M Squad1959TV SeriesDenny Sutton
The Texan1959TV SeriesJebb Kilmer
North by Northwest1959Valerian
The David Niven Show1959TV SeriesGeorge Hilton
Trackdown1959TV SeriesAl Hart
Northwest Passage1958TV SeriesCorporal Quill
U.S. Marshal1958TV SeriesBert Reeves
The Badlanders1958Leslie
The Space Children1958Dave Brewster
Alcoa Theatre1958TV SeriesWohlman
Darby's Rangers1958Cpl. Heavy Hall
Perry Mason1957TV SeriesJason Beckmeyer - P.I.
Playhouse 901957TV SeriesMedford
Climax!1957TV Series
The George Sanders Mystery Theater1957TV SeriesTom McElroy
The Lonely Man1957Lon
The Oklahoman1957Bob Randell
The Garment Jungle1957Ox
Fear Strikes Out1957Doctor Brown
Wire Service1957TV SeriesWells
General Electric Theater1956TV SeriesGlen
The Rack1956Sgt. Otto Pahnke
Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre1955-1956TV SeriesLarry
Telephone Time1956TV SeriesTichonov
The Sheriff of Cochise1956TV Series
The Proud and Profane1956Eustace Press
Chevron Hall of Stars1956TV SeriesLathrop
Crusader1956TV SeriesSylvan Danzig
Science Fiction Theatre1955TV SeriesLt. Frank Buchanan
The Sea Chase1955Kruger - Wireless Operator (uncredited)
Stage 71955TV SeriesDanny Rawlings
Medic1955TV SeriesDr. Max Pierson
The Ray Milland Show1955TV Series
Crashout1955Fred Summerfield
The Ford Television Theatre1953-1954TV SeriesPrivate Littauer
The Yellow Tomahawk1954Cpl. Maddock
Dragonfly Squadron1954Capt. Wyler
The Big Heat1953Larry Gordon
Vice Squad1953Marty Kusalich
Four Star Playhouse1953TV SeriesGeorge
Fireside Theatre1953TV SeriesHarry
Hollywood Opening Night1953TV Series
Chevron Theatre1952TV Series
Without Warning!1952Carl Martin
Flying Leathernecks1951Lt. Bert Malotke
Queen for a Day1951Chuck
Carter Country1978TV SeriesBus Driver
Sword of Justice1978TV SeriesJansen
The Girl Called Hatter Fox1977TV MovieGuard
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman1977TV SeriesJess Davis / Jess
Switch1977TV SeriesHenry Corwin
Helter Skelter1976TV MovieTerrence Milik
Marcus Welby, M.D.1976TV SeriesDr. Schmidt
Cannon1974TV SeriesGeorge Damler
Room 2221973TV SeriesJack Ulmer
This Is a Hijack1973Smitty
Mannix1971-1972TV SeriesGeorge Henderson / Prosecutor
The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit1968Sergeant Roberts
The High Chaparral1968TV SeriesBurton
Custer1967TV SeriesSergeant Carhew
Bonanza1959-1967TV SeriesHardesty Muller Red Twilight ...
I Spy1966TV SeriesMiller Stevens
The Felony Squad1966TV SeriesThurman
Follow Me, Boys!1966Sergeant (uncredited)
Honey West1966TV SeriesGordon Forbes
The Fugitive1965TV SeriesTruck Driver
The F.B.I.1965TV SeriesDavid Brice
A Man Called Shenandoah1965TV SeriesTate
The Glory Guys1965Pvt. Lucas Crain
The Virginian1965TV SeriesRoper
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea1964TV SeriesChief
Daniel Boone1964TV SeriesMose
Rawhide1959-1964TV SeriesJeb / Hank Kale / Kellino
The New Interns1964Wolanski
Temple Houston1964TV SeriesHarmony Brown
The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters1964TV SeriesBilly
Kraft Suspense Theatre1964TV SeriesBen Jorgenson
Arrest and Trial1964TV SeriesC.H. Littler
Dr. Kildare1963TV SeriesRalph Walker
Gunfight at Comanche Creek1963Jed Hayden
The Rifleman1959-1963TV SeriesMal Sherman / Cory Platt / Russell Ganaway / ...
The Gallant Men1963TV SeriesPvt. McQueen
The Untouchables1959-1963TV SeriesPaul Meadows / Lloyd Barker
77 Sunset Strip1961-1962TV SeriesChuck Lynch / Spud Morrison / Axel Derwent / ...
Combat!1962TV SeriesLt. Col. Nash
Cheyenne1962TV SeriesJeb Quinn
Convicts 41962Guard
The Law and Mr. Jones1960-1962TV SeriesPhillip Harvey / Wally Jackson
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1958-1962TV SeriesDoctor / Police Lt. King
The Detectives1960-1962TV SeriesFelix / Soley / Eddie Furman
Surfside 61961-1962TV SeriesHenry Gifford / Willie Cleveland / Mel Walters
Maverick1962TV SeriesSam Elkins
Gunsmoke1962TV SeriesSlim Trent
Whispering Smith1961TV SeriesBen
Stagecoach West1961TV SeriesArnie Ames
The Asphalt Jungle1961TV SeriesSam Harper
The Last Sunset1961Calverton
Thriller1961TV SeriesHymie Kralik
Lawman1961TV SeriesBurley Keller
The Islanders1961TV SeriesAdam
The Americans1961TV SeriesWilcott
Guestward Ho!1961TV SeriesJim Gates
The Twilight Zone1960TV SeriesWoodward / Sailor
The Roaring 20's1960TV SeriesSammie
Outlaws1960TV SeriesBurt
The Westerner1960TV SeriesPouk Loper
Have Gun - Will Travel1958-1960TV SeriesSimon Quill / Beckett / Frank Gault
Black Saddle1959-1960TV SeriesBrad Pickard / Clint Frome



The Rifleman1962TV Series teleplay and story - 1 episode
M Squad1960TV Series writer - 2 episodes

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Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1971-1981TV SeriesSergeant / Sergeant Roberts
Mission of Danger1960

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