Bill Walker

Biography

Date of Birth 1 July 1896, Indiana, USA Date of Death 27 January 1992, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA (cancer) Birth Name William Franklin Walker Spouse Peggy Cartwright (? - 27 January 1992) (his death) 4 children Trivia Was married to original 'Our Gang' leading lady Peggy Cartwright, one of the early interracial marriages in Hollywood. In recalling his courtroom scene in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), Gregory Peck recalled the vital contribution of Bill Walker, who was cast as Reverend Sikes. "All the black people in the balcony stood," Peck noted. "My two kids didn't. When Bill said to them 'Stand up, children, your father is passing,' he wrapped up the Academy Award for me." The son of a freed slave. He was a tireless worker in the field of Civil Rights, frequently laying both his career and his life on the line.

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Africa Screams

Interpreter (uncredited)

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Ride a Crooked Trail

Jackson

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The Mask

Lieutenant Martin

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Jamaica Run

Human (as William Walker)

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The Golden Idol

Nadji

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Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie

Robert Waverly Ferris aka Trooper (as William Walker)

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Free for All

Herbert

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Take a Giant Step

Frank (as William 'Bill' Walker)

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I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses

Mayor

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Prince of Players

Old Ben (as William Walker)

Starring In
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Daniel Boone - Season One

Ephraim / ... (4 episodes, 1966-1970)

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Mr. Horn

Townsman (uncredited)

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I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses

Mayor

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Twilight's Last Gleaming

Willard

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Die Chorknaben

Tilden

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A Piece of the Action

Clair Hurst

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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

Edler Banks

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The President's Plane Is Missing

Thomas

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Big Jake

Moses Brown

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Columbo - The Complete Fourth Season

Crowell

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...tick...tick...tick...

John Sawyer

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The Great White Hope

Deacon

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Riot

Jake

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Uptight

Bartender (uncredited)

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The Last Challenge

Joey Moon Eagle - Servant (uncredited)

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Dimension 5

Slim

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El Tercer Día

Logan

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Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte

Chauffeur (as William Walker)

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Kisses for My President

Joseph

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Advance to the Rear

Trooper (uncredited)

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4 for Texas

Attendant (uncredited)

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To Kill a Mockingbird

Reverend Sykes (uncredited)/Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)

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Walk on the Wild Side

Black Man (scenes deleted)

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The Mask

Lieutenant Martin

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El tercer hombre era mujer

William, Servant (uncredited)

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King of the Roaring 20's

Bartender (uncredited)

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Take a Giant Step

Frank (as William 'Bill' Walker)

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Porgy and Bess

Undertaker (as William Walker)

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The Mating Game

Servant (uncredited)

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The Long, Hot Summer

Lucius (as William Walker)

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Born Reckless

Rodeo Spectator (uncredited)

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Ride a Crooked Trail

Jackson

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Hot Spell

Attendant (uncredited)

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Raintree County

Old George (uncredited)

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Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans, Vol. 3

Benjamin Stanwell / ... (3 episodes, 1957)

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A Kiss Before Dying (56)

Bill, the Butler

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You Can't Run Away from It

Norville, the Butler

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Queen Bee

Sam (uncredited)

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A Man Called Peter

The Whiting's Butler (uncredited)

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The Far Horizons

Tom (servant) (uncredited)

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Good Morning, Miss Dove

Henry (uncredited)

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The Big Knife

Russell

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I'll Cry Tomorrow

Porter (uncredited)

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Prince of Players

Old Ben (as William Walker)

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The Golden Idol

Nadji

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El Jugador de Natchez

Rivage's Butler (uncredited)

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The Outcast

Sam Allen

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Cry of the Hunted

Dock Attendant (uncredited)

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The I Don't Care Girl

Cook (uncredited)

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Jamaica Run

Human (as William Walker)

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The Girl Who Had Everything

Julian (as William Walker)

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Topper

The Porter (1 episode, 1954)

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The President's Lady

Uncle Alfred (uncredited)

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Sangaree

Priam (as William Walker)

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The Mississippi Gambler

Dureau Butler (uncredited)

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The Story of Will Rogers

Train Porter (uncredited)

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Tarzan's Savage Fury

Native Chief (uncredited)

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Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie

Robert Waverly Ferris aka Trooper (as William Walker)

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Ruby Gentry

Bartender (uncredited)

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Angels in the Outfield

Waiter on Train (uncredited)

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Anne of the Indies

British Club Servant (uncredited)

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Lightning Strikes Twice

The Nolans' Butler (uncredited)

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El Pozo de la Angustia

Dr. Billings

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The Family Secret

Larry (uncredited)

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Francis Goes to the Races

Sam (uncredited)

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Bright Leaf

Simon - Singleton's Butler (uncredited)

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Young Man with a Horn

Black Minister (uncredited)

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Woman in Hiding

Porter (uncredited)

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Africa Screams

Interpreter (uncredited)

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Free for All

Herbert

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Bad Boy

Ollie - Cook (uncredited)

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I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes

Prisoner

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Larceny

Butler (uncredited)

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The Foxes of Harrow

Ty Demon (uncredited)

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New Orleans

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The Killers

Sam (uncredited)

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The Falcon's Adventure

Train Porter (uncredited)

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