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William Wellman Jr.

Highest Rated:   91% The Horse Soldiers (1959)
Lowest Rated:   26% The Puppet Masters (1994)
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As the son of legendary Hollywood director William Wellman, Sr. -- the man responsible for the first Best Picture winner, Wings (1927) -- and actress Dorothy Coonan, actor William Wellman Jr. followed in the footsteps of his show-business family and maintained a nearly constant presence in films and television over the decades. He began his career by focusing largely on action-oriented genre fare, such as the Western Darby's Rangers (1958) and the war drama Lafayette Escadrille (1958, both directed by his father), the Lewis Milestone-helmed combat film Pork Chop Hill (1959), and the premier Billy Jack installment, Born Losers (1967). The Trial of Billy Jack marked his reunion with director-star Tom Laughlin. In the late '70s and early '80s, Wellman became involved with Mark IV Pictures, an evangelical Christian production outfit best known for its Thief in the Night film series (on the book of Revelation); he acted in the 1981 series installment Image of the Beast, and appeared in and scripted the 1983 installment Prodigal Planet. Wellman also became active in television; his small-screen assignments include work in the miniseries The Blue and the Gray (1982) and James A. Michener's Space (1985) as well as the 1994 telemovie Lies of the Heart: The Story of Laurie Kellogg.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Wild Bill Hollywood Maverick
  • Executive Producer
  • Actor
1995
26% The Puppet Masters
  • Doctor
1994
No Score Yet The Prodigal Planet
  • Screenwriter
  • David Michaels
1983
No Score Yet Image of the Beast
  • David Michaels
1980
No Score Yet A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story
  • Dickey
1978
50% MacArthur
  • Lt. Bulkeley
1977
50% The Trial of Billy Jack (El Juicio de Billy Jack)
  • National Guardsman
1974
76% It's Alive
  • Charlie
1973
58% Black Caesar
  • Alfred Coleman
1973
No Score Yet Which Way to the Front?
  • Actor
1970
No Score Yet The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell
  • Cpl. Kennedy
1968
60% Born Losers
  • Child
1967
50% The Happiest Millionaire
  • Lt. Grayson
1967
No Score Yet A Swingin' Summer
  • Rick
1965
60% The Disorderly Orderly
  • Driver
1964
82% The Patsy
  • Band Member
1964
No Score Yet Gunfight at Comanche Creek
  • Deputy
1963
50% The Errand Boy
  • Actor / Lover in Film
1961
No Score Yet Macumba Love
  • Sarah's Husband
1960
91% The Horse Soldiers
  • Actor
1959
83% Pork Chop Hill
  • Iron Man
1959
70% High School Confidential
  • Wheeler-Dealer
1958
No Score Yet Darby's Rangers
  • Eli Clatworthy
1958
No Score Yet Lafayette Escadrille
  • Bill
1958

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Hampton Huxley
  • 2007
85% Alias
2001-2006
  • Priest
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
  • Teddy Barrington
  • 1999
90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
  • Bajoran Officer
  • 1997
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
  • Gibel
  • 1980
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
  • Dr. Tom Mills
  • 1975
78% The Brady Bunch
1969-1974
  • The Astronaut
  • 1972
No Score Yet The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
1962-1965
  • Delivery Man
  • 1963
  • 1962
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
  • Roy
  • 1959

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