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William Duell (1923–2011)

William Duell was born on August 30, 1923 in Corinth, New York, USA as George William Duell. He was an actor, known for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), 1776 (1972) and Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988). He was married to Mary Barto. He died on December 22, 2011 in Manhattan, New York City, New York. See full bio »

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1776 Andrew McNair, Congressional Custodian
In & Out Emmett Wilson


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 2003 How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Old Concession Worker
 2001-2002 Ed (TV Series)
Mr. Hinckey
- The Road (2002) ... Mr. Hinckey
- Mind Over Matter (2001)
 2000 Woman Found Dead in Elevator (Short)
 2000 The Man Who Came to Dinner (TV Movie)
Dr. Bradley
 1999 Advice from a Caterpillar
Hunter #2
 1999 Cradle Will Rock
 1999 The Out-of-Towners
Lost Baggage Clerk
 1999 Earthly Possessions (TV Movie)
Old Man In Jalopy
 1999 Law & Order (TV Series)
Desk Clerk
- Hunters (1999) ... Desk Clerk
 1997 In & Out
Emmett Wilson
 1995 Reckless
 1995 Palookaville
Money Truck Guard
 1994 Trial by Jury
 1992 Me and Veronica
 1991 Out of the Rain
 1989 Great Performances (TV Series)
Joe Stoddard
- Our Town (1989) ... Joe Stoddard
 1989 Shining Time Station (TV Series)
Inspector Flanagan
- Just Wild About Harry's Workshop (1989) ... Inspector Flanagan
 1989 Home Fires Burning (TV Movie)
Whit Hennessy
 1988 Elvira: Mistress of the Dark
Lesley Meeker
 1988 Channel 99 (TV Movie)
Ed Hepley
 1988 Funny Farm
Old Character
 1987 Ironweed
 1986 Seize the Day
 1984 Mrs. Soffel
 1984 The Beniker Gang
Postmaster Greaves
 1984 The Pope of Greenwich Village
Toll Booth Attendant
 1984 Grace Quigley
Mr. Harvey Jenkins
 1983 Without a Trace
Polygraph operator
 1982 A Stranger Is Watching
Derelict in Subway (uncredited)
 1981 Standing Room Only (TV Series)
- Sherlock Holmes (1981) ... Parsons
 1980 3-2-1 Contact (TV Series)
- Growth/Decay: Human Growth (1980) ... Knuckles
- Growth/Decay: Sex and Seeds (1980) ... Knuckles
- Hot/Cold: People's Temperatures (1980) ... Knuckles
 1979 My Old Man (TV Movie)
 1979 Sanctuary of Fear (TV Movie)
Park Keeper (uncredited)
 1978 King of the Gypsies
Funeral Home Director
 1976 The Adams Chronicles (TV Mini-Series)
 1975 The Happy Hooker
Meek Man
 1972 1776
Andrew McNair, Congressional Custodian
 1972 Deadhead Miles
Auto Parts Salesman
 1967 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series)
- Fast Gun (1967) ... Schnabbe
 1966 Hawk (TV Series)
- Ulysses and the Republic (1966) ... Bellhop
 1965 The Trials of O'Brien (TV Series)
Medical Examiner
- What Can Go Wrong (1965) ... Medical Examiner
 1961-1963 The Defenders (TV Series)
Coyle / Mr. Cummings
- The Cruel Hook (1963) ... Coyle
- The Hundred Lives of Harry Simms (1961) ... Mr. Cummings
 1961 The Hustler
Billy (Louisville Hustler) (uncredited)
 1961 Naked City (TV Series)
Desk Clerk / Sam
- A Very Cautious Boy (1961) ... Desk Clerk
- Button in the Haystack (1961) ... Sam (uncredited)
 1958 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Jerry Cruncher
- A Tale of Two Cities (1958) ... Jerry Cruncher (as Bill Duell)
 1954-1956 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Clerk / Pvt. Johnson
- Mock Trial (1956) ... Clerk
- Paper Foxhole (1956) ... Pvt. Johnson
 1952 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Maurice (1999)
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Personal Details

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Duell played McNair in the original Broadway production of 1776, then returned to the show during its 1997-98 Broadway revival as Caesar Rodney. See more »

Alternate Names:

Bill Duell


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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He studied at Green Mountain College in Vermont where he made his acting debut in Joseph Kesselring's play, "Arsenic and Old Lace.". See more »

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