William Bailey (actor)

William Bailey (September 26, 1886 – November 8, 1962) was an American actor. He appeared in more than 300 films between 1911 and 1959, but his roles were often uncredited. Bailey also starred in the original cast of No, No Nanette (1925), a smash hit on Broadway. Born in Omaha, Nebraska, Bailey died in Hollywood, California in 1962 at the age of 76.[1][2]

William Bailey
Bailey (right) in The Eagle's Eye (1918)
Born
Gordon Reineck

(1886-09-26)September 26, 1886
DiedNovember 8, 1962(1962-11-08) (aged 76)
OccupationActor
Years active1911–1959

Selected filmography

Film
Year Film Role Notes
1911 Mae's Suitors A Suitor
1912 The Snare Tom Ransom
1912 The Penitent Hugh Thompson
1913 Dear Old Girl Friend of Ted Warren
1913 The Love Lute of Romany A Farmer
1914 The Banker's Daughter Harold Routledge
1915 Her Husband's Honor Secret Service Agent Ellen
1916 A Coney Island Princess Jan Kouver
1916 A Million A Minute Mark Seager
1917 The Pride of New York Harold Whitley
1918 Bonnie Annie Laurie Captain Donald McGrego
1919 Speedy Meade Cal Merchant
1920 The Phantom Foe Bob Royal Credited as William Norton Bailey
1921 The Yellow Arm Jerry Engleson Credited as William N. Bailey
1923 Is Money Everything? Roy Pelham
1924 The Flaming Forties Desparde Credited as William Norton Bailey
1924 The Uninvited Guest Fred Morgan
1924 The Cyclone Rider
1924 Winner Take All Jim Devereaux
1925 My Neighbor's Wife Greed's Assistant
1926 The House Without a Key Harry Jennison Credited as William Norton Bailey
1927 The Masked Menace Credited as William Norton Bailey
1928 The Flyin' Cowboy James Bell
1928 The Way of the Strong Tiger Louie Credited as William N. Bailey
1928 Burning Bridges Jim Black Credited as William N. Bailey
1929 The Aviator Brooks Credited as William Norton Bailey
1930 Back Pay Ed
1930 Today Gregory
1931 Mata Hari Dubois' Aide Uncredited
1932 Midnight Patrol Powers
1934 Manhattan Melodrama Al Barnes (croupier) Uncredited
1936 I'll Name the Murderer William Hugo Van Ostrum
1939 Miracles for Sale Man in Box Uncredited
1940 Bitter Sweet Man in Bath Uncredited
1940 British Intelligence British Intelligence agent Uncredited
1944 Mrs. Parkington Musician at Ball Uncredited
1947 The Egg and I Reveler at Country Dance Uncredited
1948 The Babe Ruth Story Reporter Uncredited
1948 Black Bart Townsman
1948 Silver Trails John Chambers
1949 Flamingo Road Leo Mitchell Uncredited
1949 Across the Rio Grande Sheriff Reid
1950 Where Danger Lives Man Uncredited
1951 Flight to Mars Coucilman
1952 Clash by Night Waiter Uncredited
1957 A Hatful of Rain Man Uncredited
1959 But Not for Me Doorman Uncredited
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1949 The Lone Ranger Townsman Jim 1 episode
1951–1953 The Range Rider
  • Indian Agent
  • Larson
2 episodes
1958 Maverick
  • Banker
  • Doctor
2 episodes

References

  1. Who Was Who on Screen, p.19 2nd Edition c.1977 by Evelyn Mack Truitt ..ISBN 978-0-8352-0914-4
  2. Silent Film Necrology, p.26 2ndEdition c.2001 by Eugene M. Vazzana..ISBN 978-0-7864-1059-0
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