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William Windom ACTOR


William Windom was born on September 28th, 1923 in New York City, New York to parents Isobel Wells and Paul Windom.  After high school he went on to study at Williams College and also the University of Kentucky and then chose to join the United States Army during World War II.  Once he completed his service he chose to continue his higher education at Fordham and Columbia University, both in New York.  He then decided to pursue a career as an actor.
He went on to study at the American Repertory Theatre and soon made his Broadway debut in a small role in the play, "Henry VIII" and "What Every Woman Knows".  Windom continued to gain more stage experience working on Broadway in such productions as "Yellow Jack", "White Rabbit" and "Alice and Wonderland".   
As his career progressed, he continued to perform as a stage actor but also began to gain some experience as a television actor on such shows as "Robert Montgomery Presents" (1950) "Lights Out" (1950) and "Hallmark Hall of Fame" (1951).
For the next decade he mainly focused on television appearances on such series as "Checkmate" (1961) starring Sebastian Cabot and Doug McClure, Combat!" (1962), "The Lucy Show" (1962) starring Lucille Ball and Gale Gordon, "The Fugitive" (1963) starring David Janssen and Barry Morse, "The Farmer's Daughter" (1963) starring with Inger Stevens, "All in the Family" (1968) starring Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner and Sally Struthers, "Dallas" (1978) and "Highway to Heaven" (1984) starring Michael Landon and Victor French.  He is most remembered for his role in the weekly series "My World and Welcome to It" (1969) for which he won an Emmy for Best Actor.
Not only was he an exceptional stage and television actor, Windom also made numerous film appearances on such features as, "To Kill a Mockingbird' (1962) starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch with Brock Peters, Mary Badham, Philip Alford, Alice Ghostley, Robert Duvall and Paul Fix just to name a few, "One Man's Way" (1964) also starring Don Murray, Diana Hyland, Carol Ohmart and Virginia Christine, "The Detective" (1968) starring Frank Sinatra, "Brewster McCloud" (1970) starring Bud Cort and Shelley Duvall and the television movie "The Man" (1972) starring James Earl Jones, Martin Balsam, Burgess Meredith, Lew Ayres, Barbara Rush, Janet MacLachlan and Georg Stanford Brown.

As his appearance began to change he was still able to adapt to new roles and never was type cast as one particular type of character.  He was a regular on the series, "Murder, She Wrote" (1984) as well as on "Parenthood" (1990).
Even today he continues to work with some of his latest work being on the television series, "Star Trek New Voyages: Phase III" (2004) and "Yesterday's Dreams" (2005).
He has been married five times throughout his lifetime.  His first wife was Carol Keyser from 1947 through 1955.  He then married Barbara Joyce from 1958 through 1963.  His third marriage was to Barbara Goetz in 1963 and they had one child together before divorcing in 1968.  His fourth marriage was to Jacqulyn Hopkins in 1969 and they had two children together before this marriage also ended in 1975.  He is currently married to his fifth wife, Patricia Veronica Tunder whom he wed in 1975 and they have one child together. 

William Windom passed away at the age of eighty eight on August 16, 2012 at his home in Woodacre, California, from congestive heart failure according to his wife.


2006 Just 
2005 Yesterday's Dreams 
2004 Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II 
2003 RTX Red Rock
2003 Dopamine
2003 Dismembered 
2002 JAG 
2002 Raising Dead 
2001 The District
2001 Providence
2001 Early Bird Special
2000 Ally McBeal
2000 The Thundering 8th
1999 Chicken Soup for the Soul
1999 Judging Amy 
1999 True Crime
1998 Boy Meets World
1996 Fugitive X: Innocent Target 
1985-1996 Murder, She Wrote 
1996 Children of the Corn: The Gathering 
1995 Burke's Law 
1993-1994 Sonic the Hedgehog
1994 Miracle on 34th Street
1994 Murphy Brown
1993 Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman
1993 Sommersby
1992 Batman
1992 L.A. Law
1992 Camp Candy 
1991 Chance of a Lifetime
1990-1991 Parenthood 
1991 Committed 
1991 The Fanelli Boys 
1991 Babes 
1990 Amen
1990 Back to Hannibal: The Return of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn 
1990 His & Hers
1990 Street Justice 
1989 Uncle Buck 
1989 Have Faith 
1988 She's Having a Baby 
1987 Planes, Trains & Automobiles
1987 Funland
1987 Dennis the Menace 
1987 Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night 
1987 Dead Aim 
1987 Newhart 
1987 Square One TV
1987 Mathnet 
1987 Sky Commanders 
1986 There Must Be a Pony 
1986 Comedy Factory 
1986 Magnum, P.I. 
1986 Welcome Home
1985 Prince Jack 
1985 Space Rage
1985 Knight Rider
1985 Airwolf 
1985 The Jetsons 
1985 Dirty Work 
1985 Hardcastle and McCormick 
1985 Hotel 
1985 Surviving 
1985 Highway to Heaven
1985 Means and Ends 
1984 Hunter 
1984 Velvet
1984 Grandview, U.S.A. 
1984 Pigs vs. Freaks 
1984 The Yellow Rose
1984 Why Me? 
1984 Simon & Simon 
1984 St. Elsewhere
1983 Automan
1983 Lottery!
1983 The Facts of Life
1983 Last Plane Out 
1982-1983 Matt Houston
1983 The Tom Swift and Linda Craig Mystery Hour 
1983 Mama's Family 
1983 The A-Team
1983 The Greatest American Hero 
1979-1983 The Love Boat
1979-1982 Trapper John, M.D.
1982 Hart to Hart 
1982 The Rules of Marriage 
1982 Desperate Lives 
1982 Fantasy Island 
1981 Flamingo Road 
1981 Side Show 
1981 Separate Ways 
1981 Leave 'em Laughing
1981 One Day at a Time 
1975-1981 Barney Miller 
1981 Foul Play
1981 The Incredible Hulk
1981 Walking Tall
1980 Dallas
1980 Landon Landon & Landon 
1980 Portrait of a Rebel: The Remarkable Mrs. Sanger 
1979 Blind Ambition 
1979 Brothers and Sisters
1978 W.E.B. 
1978 Hunters of the Reef 
1978 Goodbye, Franklin High 
1978 Mean Dog Blues 
1977 Kojak 
1977 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 
1977 Family
1977 Quincy, M.E. 
1974-1977 Police Woman 
1977 Hunter 
1977 Seventh Avenue 
1974-1977 McMillan & Wife 
1976 The Tony Randall Show 
1976 The Feather and Father Gang 
1976 Once an Eagle 
1976 Gibbsville
1976 The Bionic Woman 
1976 Richie Brockelman: The Missing 24 Hours 
1976 Doc 
1976 Bridger
1970-1976 Insight 
1969-1976 Medical Center 
1976 Echoes of a Summer 
1972-1976 The Streets of San Francisco 
1975 Doctors' Hospital
1975 Guilty or Innocent: The Sam Sheppard Murder Case 
1975 Stevie, Samson and Delilah
1974-1975 Petrocelli
1968-1975 Mannix 
1975 S.W.A.T
1975 Journey from Darkness
1975 Lucas Tanner
1975 The Abduction of Saint Anne 
1969-1974 Hawaii Five-O 
1974 The Day the Earth Moved 
1974 Murder in the First Person Singular
1974 Chopper One 
1973-1974 The Girl with Something Extra 
1973 Hawkins 
1973 Griff 
1973 Tenafly
1973 The Delphi Bureau
1973 Winesburg, Ohio
1973 The Girls of Huntington House
1973 The Partridge Family
1967-1973 Mission: Impossible
1972 Pursuit
1966-1972 The F.B.I.
1970-1972 Love, American Style 
1972 A Great American Tragedy 
1972 The Rookies
1972 Circle of Fear 
1961-1972 Gunsmoke
1972 Banacek
1972 The Man
1972 Now You See Him, Now You Don't 
1972 The New Healers 
1972 The Jimmy Stewart Show 
1971-1972 Rod Serling's Night Gallery
1968-1972 Ironside 
1972 Second Chance
1972 Columbo
1971 The Waltons
1971 The Man and the City 
1971 Marcus Welby, M.D. 
1971 Cade's County
1971 Marriage: Year One
1971 A Taste of Evil
1971 Cannon 
1971 Police Surgeon
1971 Fools' Parade
1971 Escape from the Planet of the Apes
1971 The Mephisto Waltz 
1971 Escape
1971 All in the Family
1971 Is There a Doctor in the House 
1971 Men at Law
1971 Robert Young and the Family
1971 Alias Smith and Jones
1967-1971 The Virginian
1971 Assault on the Wayne
1971 That Girl 
1971 Big Fish, Little Fish
1970 Brewster McCloud
1968-1970 The Name of the Game
1969-1970 My World and Welcome to It
1970 House on Greenapple Road
1970 The Forty-Eight Hour Mile
1969 The Gypsy Moths
1969 My Friend Tony
1969 CBS Playhouse
1969 The Outsider
1969 The Outcasts
1969 Lancer
1969 The Mod Squad 
1968 The Angry Breed 
1968 The Detective 
1968 Bonanza 
1968 Prescription: Murder
1967 Judd for the Defense 
1967 Dundee and the Culhane
1967 Gentle Ben
1967 Custer
1967 The Invaders
1967 Hour of the Gun 
1967 Star Trek 
1967 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 
1967 The Fugitive 
1967 Run for Your Life
1966 Iron Horse
1966 The Wild Wild West
1966 12 O'Clock High
1963-1966 The Farmer's Daughter
1964 The Americanization of Emily 
1964 One Man's Way
1963 For Love or Money 
1963 Cattle King
1962-1963 77 Sunset Strip 
1963 Empire
1961-1963 Twilight Zone 
1963 Combat
1962 To Kill a Mockingbird 
1962 Stoney Burke
1962 Seven Times Monday 
1962 The Lucy Show
1962 The Gallant Men
1962 Kraft Mystery Theater
1962 Thriller
1962 Follow the Sun
1961-1962 The Donna Reed Show 
1962 Bus Stop 
1962 The Gertrude Berg Show
1961-1962 Surfside 6
1961 Ben Casey
1961 Cheyenne
1961 Checkmate
1961 The New Breed 
1961 The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor 
1960 Guestward Ho! 
1960 Play of the Week 
1960 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 
1958 Hallmark Hall of Fame
1951-1957 Robert Montgomery Presents 
1955 Omnibus 
1950 Masterpiece Playhouse
1950 Lights Out
1949 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse 

Matinee Classics - For Love or Money starring Kirk Douglas, Mitzi Gaynor, Gig Young, Thelma Ritter, Julie Newmar,  William Bendix, Leslie Parrish,  Dick Sargent, William Windom, and  Billy Halop
Matinee Classics - Murder, She Wrote starring Angela Lansbury, William Windom, Tom Bosley, Ron Masak and Louis Herthum
Matinee Classics - The Americanization of Emily starring James Garner, Julie Andrews, Melvyn Douglas, James Coburn, Joyce Grenfell, Keenan Wynn, Edward Binns, Liz Fraser, William Windom, John Crawford, Douglas Henderson, Edmon Ryan, Steve Franken, Alan Sues and Sharon Tate
Matinee Classics - The Detective starring Frank Sinatra, Lee Remick, Jacqueline Bisset, Ralph Meeker, Jack Klugman, Horace McMahon, Lloyd Bochner, William Windom, Tony Musante, Al Freeman, Jr., Robert Duvall, Pat Henry, Patrick McVey, Dixie Marquis, Sugar Ray Robinson, Renee Taylor, James Inman, Tom Atkins and George Plimpton
Matinee Classics - The Farmer's Daughter starring Inger Stevens, William Windom, Mickey Sholdar, Rory O'Brien, Cathleen Nesbitt and Philip Coolidge

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