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William Watson
American actor

William Watson

William Watson
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Intro American actor
Was Actor Television actor
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 5 October 1938, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 5 November 1997, Kauai, Kauai County, Hawaii, USA (aged 59 years)
Star sign Libra
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William C. Watson (October 5, 1938 – November 5, 1997) was an American actor.


Born in Chicago, Illinois, Watson appeared in many television series and films, In the Heat of the Night (1967), Lawman (1971), The Hunting Party (1971), Chato's Land (1972), Executive Action (1973) and Wholly Moses! (1980).

In the 1960s and 1970s, he guest-starred on several TV series such as The Rat Patrol, The High Chaparral, Gunsmoke, Kojak, Hawaii Five-0, The Rookies, Starsky and Hutch (in the episode "Captain Dobey, You're Dead"), The Rockford Files, M*A*S*H, The Dukes of Hazzard, Emergency!, CHiPs, Quinn Martin's Tales of the Unexpected (in the episode "The Force of Evil"), and many more. His last appearance was in the film It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987) with Michael Moriarty. He was best remembered as the slave trader who captured young Kunta Kinte in the TV miniseries Roots. He appeared in an episode of Cannon entitled "Madman", which aired on 3/3/76.


  • 1966: Girl on a Chain Gang - Sheriff Sonny Lew Wymer
  • 1967: In the Heat of the Night - McNeil
  • 1971: Lawman - Choctaw Lee
  • 1971: The Hunting Party - Jim Loring
  • 1972: Chato's Land - Harvey Lansing
  • 1973: The Marcus-Nelson Murders (TV Series) - Det. Matt Black
  • 1973: The Mack - Jed
  • 1973: Executive Action - Technician - (Leader of Team B)
  • 1974: M*A*S*H (S3 E12 A Full Rich Day) - Lt Smith
  • 1975: Captain Dobey, You're Dead (TV Series) - Leo Moon
  • 1975: The Rockford Files (S1 E23 The Four Pound Brick) - Ross
  • 1976: Emergency! (S6 E10 Welcome to Santa Rosa County) - Tom
  • 1976: The Passover Plot - Roman Captain
  • 1977: Roots (TV Mini-Series) - Gardner
  • 1977: Quinn Martin's Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series) - Teddy Jakes
  • 1977: Heroes - Bartender (uncredited)
  • 1978: Stingray - Lonigan
  • 1979: CHiPs (TV Series) - Sgt. Chapman
  • 1980: Dallas (TV Series) - Hutch McKinney
  • 1980: Wholly Moses! - Bandit
  • 1982: The Sword and the Sorcerer - Karak
  • 1986: Magnum, P.I. (TV Series) - Donald Hayes
  • 1987: It's Alive III: Island of the Alive - Cabot (final film role)
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