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William R. Moses

William R. Moses

American actor
William R. Moses
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Quick Facts

Intro American actor
Is Actor Film actor Television actor Film producer
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 17 November 1959, Los Angeles, United States of America
Age: 60 years
Star sign ScorpioScorpio
Mother: Marian McCargo
Spouse: Tracy Nelson
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William Remington Moses (born November 17, 1959) is an American actor.

Early life

Moses was born in Los Angeles, the son of actress Marian McCargo (1932–2004) and advertising executive Richard Cantrell Moses Sr., who married in 1951 and divorced in 1963.

Marian remarried in 1970 to the Republican Congressman Alphonzo E. Bell Jr. (1914–2004). Congressman Bell adopted Moses and his brothers Rick and Harry. He briefly attended Wesleyan University.


Moses is probably best known for playing Cole Gioberti in the 1980s prime-time soap opera Falcon Crest, for six seasons from 1981–86 (although he returned for two guest appearances during the show's seventh season in 1987).

In 1988, Moses co-starred in the film Mystic Pizza with Julia Roberts. He then joined Raymond Burr in 17 Perry Mason TV movies from 1989–93, playing Ken Malansky, an attorney who worked with title character Mason as a private investigator (although in Moses' first appearance as Malansky, the character – then a law student – was defended by Mason on a murder charge). Moses continued the role in the four TV films produced after Burr's death in 1993, subtitled A Perry Mason Mystery (which aired until 1995 and starring Paul Sorvino and Hal Holbrook).

In 1992, Moses returned to soap operas, playing the recurring role of Keith Gray in 11 episodes of Melrose Place. In 1997, he played David Graysmark in the short-lived series Fame L.A.. He continued to appear in a number of films and TV movies including Double Exposure, Trial by Jury (both 1994), Hangman's Curse (2003), Christmas Child (2004), A Lover's Revenge (2005) (starring his former Perry Mason co-star Alexandra Paul), and as Jack Davis in nine of the Jane Doe series of TV films from 2005–2008.

Moses has also made guest appearances in a variety of television series throughout his career including Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, Murder, She Wrote, CSI:Miami and Homeland among others.

Personal life

Moses was married to actress Tracy Nelson from 1987 to 1997, with whom he has a daughter, actress Remington Elizabeth Moses (born 1992). In 2000 he married Sarah Moses.


Feature films

Year Title Role Notes
1981 Choices Pat Film debut
1988 Alien from L.A. Guten "Gus" Edway
Mystic Pizza Tim Travers
1994 Fun John
Almost Dead Jim Schneider
Double Exposure Det. Joiner
Trial by Jury Paul Baker, Juror
1997 The Nurse Michael
The Price of Kissing Miles
Man of Her Dreams Walter Uren Alternate title: The Fiance
1998 Wicked Ben Christianson
2000 The Cactus Kid Jack
75 Degrees in July Jed Colburn
2001 Alone with a Stranger James/Max
The Painting Martin Shaughnessy Alternate title: Soldiers of Change
2003 Hangman's Curse Coach Marquardt
2004 Christmas Child Jack Davenport
2005 The Derby Stallion Jim McCardle
2009 Accused at 17 Michael Werner
2013 Assumed Killer Dr. Green Alternative title: Assumed Memories
2016 Oloibiri Powell
2018 Canal Street Bill Sudermill
2019 The Illegal Professor McGorry

Television films

Year Title Role Notes
1989 The Case of the Lethal Lesson Ken Malansky Perry Mason
The Case of the Musical Murder
The Case of the All-Star Assassin
1990 Rock Hudson Marc Christian
The Case of the Poisoned Pen Ken Malansky Perry Mason
The Case of the Desperate Deception
The Case of the Silenced Singer
The Case of the Defiant Daughter
1991 The Case of the Ruthless Reporter
The Case of the Maligned Mobster
The Case of the Glass Coffin
The Case of the Fatal Fashion
1992 The Case of the Fatal Framing
The Case of the Reckless Romeo
The Case of the Heartbroken Bride
1993 The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal
The Case of the Telltale Talk Show Host
The Case of the Killer Kiss
The Case of the Wicked Wives A Perry Mason Mystery
1994 The Case of the Lethal Lifestyle
The Haunting of Seacliff Inn Mark Enright
The Case of the Grimacing Governor Ken Malansky A Perry Mason Mystery
1995 The Case of the Jealous Jokester
Circumstances Unknown Tim Reushel
1996 Evil Has a Face Tom
She Woke Up Pregnant Tom Loftis
The Cold Equations Adrian Cross
To Love, Honor and Deceive Nicholas Bennett
1998 Emma's Wish Bryan Bookman
1999 Vanished Without a Trace Jack Porterson
2000 Chain of Command Agent Gary Philips
Stolen from the Heart Cody Ravetch
Missing Pieces David
2001 The Perfect Wife Dr. Brad Steward
A Mother's Testimony Ian Matthews
Living in Fear Chuck Hausman
2002 Her Best Friend's Husband Will Roberts
2003 Mystery Woman Lt. Robert Hawke
2005 Vanishing Act Jack Davis Jane Doe
Now You See It, Now You Don't
Til Death Do Us Part
The Wrong Face
A Lover's Revenge Kyle Lundstrom/James Stratton
2006 Yes, I Remember It Well Jack Davis Jane Doe
The Harder They Fall
The Perfect Marriage Richard Danforth
2007 Like Mother, Like Daughter John Collins
Ties That Bind Jack Davis Jane Doe
How to Fire Your Boss
The Sitter Carter Eastman Alternative title: While the Children Sleep
2008 Eye of the Beholder Jack Davis Jane Doe
2011 Dark Secrets Richard Dunnfield
We Have Your Husband Cal Wimberly
2012 Operation Cupcake Gen. Brown
2014 Killing Daddy George Ross
2018 Love at Sea Wes Jameson

Television series

Year Title Role Notes
1981–87 Falcon Crest Cole Gioberti 140 episodes
1982 Fantasy Island Tommy Rudolph Episode: "The Final Round"
1983–86 The Love Boat Deek Oliver/Jack/Mark Davis Episodes: "Poor Little Rich Man" (Parts 1 & 2); "Revenge with the Proper Stranger"; "Spain Cruise" (Parts 1 & 2)
1984 Finder of Lost Loves Peter Harding Episode: "Maxwell Ltd: Finder of Lost Loves Pilot"
Glitter Hayden Episode: "Illusions"
1987 Hotel Tony Milner Episode: "Fast Forward"
1988 Murder, She Wrote Reese Morgan Episode: "Coal Miner's Slaughter"
1988–89 War and Remembrance Simon Anderson Miniseries
1989 Father Dowling Mysteries Jack Episode: "The Man Who Came to Dinner Mystery"
1992–93 Melrose Place Keith Gray 11 episodes
1995–2003 Touched by an Angel Charlie/Pepper Kellerman Episodes: "The Feather"; "A Time for Every Purpose"
1995 The Great Defender Merritt Episode: "Camille"
Hope and Gloria Jeffrey Episode: "An Embarrassment of Teapots"
Flipper Tyrell Parsons Episode: "Kidnapped" (Parts 1 & 2)
1997–98 Fame L.A. David Graysmark 22 episodes
1999–2002 JAG Agent Paul Candella/Cmdr. Dorning Episodes: "Webb of Lies"; "Need to Know"
1999 L.A. Doctors Phillip Gant Episode: "Que Sera, Sarah"
2001 Ally McBeal Kenneth Thompson Episode: "The Pursuit of Unhappiness"
2002–2005 Crossing Jordan Attorney/Terrance Duvall Episodes: "Payback"; "Jumo, Push, Fall"
2003 7th Heaven Dick Episodes: "That Touch of Blink"; "Dick"
NCIS Agent Kent Fuller Episode: "Seadog"
2004 Tru Calling Julian Barnes Episode: "Drop Dead Gorgeous"
2005 Cold Case Daniel Potter Episode: "Honor"
2007 CSI: Miami Dennis Lambert Episode: "CSI: My Nanny"
2008 Ghost Whisperer Cliff Sturges Episode: "Save Our Souls"
Bones Arthur Bilbrey Episode: "The Passenger in the Oven"
Without a Trace Dale Harmon Episode: "Cloudy with a Chance of Gettysburg"
2010–12 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Morgan 8 episodes
2010 The Forgotten Sam Denver Episode: "My John"
Big Love LDS Bishop Episode: "Under One Roof"
Castle Blake Wilder Episode: "Overkill"
The Glades Prof. Landers Episode: "The Girlfriend Experience"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Phil Kohner Episode: "Cold Blooded"
2012 The Mentalist Archie Bloom Sr. Episode: "Ruby Slippers"
Major Crimes Will Reichman Episode: "Dismissed with Prejudice"
2013 King & Maxwell Congressman Oliver Dawson Episode: "Wild Card"
2014 Mind Games Bertram Hood Episode: "Cauliflower Man"
2015 Mad Men Bruce MacDonald Episode: "Time & Life"
Homeland Scott Episode: "Super Powers"
2016 Grey's Anatomy Steven Episode: "I am Not Waiting Anymore"
American Horror Story Frank Episode: "Chapter 6"
2017 Chicago Med Sean Adams Episode: "Lesson Learned"
Doubt Rev. Muller Episode: "Faith"
2018 The 5th Quarter Hal Faber Episode: "Procussion"
The Good Doctor Barry Newton Episode: "Pain"
2019 How to Get Away with Murder Special Agent Lanford Episodes: "Be the Martyr"; "Where Are Your Parents?"; "Please Say No One Else Is Dead"
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