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Also Known As: Died: December 21, 1967
Born: February 14, 1903 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Squaw Valley, California, USA Profession: actor

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Prolific stage and screen actor Bill Erwin earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and a masters in theater arts from California's Pasadena Playhouse. He then served as an Air Force captain in World War II. Returning to Hollywood to pursue acting, he also worked as ventriloquist Edgar Bergen's touring stage manager. Erwin booked his first film, "You're in the Army Now" with Phil Silvers, in 1941. In the 1950s and 1960s, Erwin accumulated a raft of TV credits, including spots on the comedy show "The Andy Griffith Show" and the eerie anthology series "Twilight Zone," while continuing to act in films. A frequent collaborator with John Hughes, Erwin has made several cameos in films such as "Planes, Trains and Automobiles." Erwin's TV stardom continued to climb into the 1980s and 1990s with roles on "Seinfeld" as Jerry's "Foster-Grandpa" and on "Star Trek: The Next Generation," where he played Dr. Dalen Quaice. While continuing to guest star on TV and in film, earning over 200 credits, Erwin channeled his passion for words into a children's book.

Prolific stage and screen actor Bill Erwin earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and a masters in theater arts from California's Pasadena Playhouse. He then served as an Air Force captain in World War II. Returning to Hollywood to pursue acting, he also worked as ventriloquist Edgar Bergen's touring stage manager. Erwin booked his first film, "You're in the Army Now" with Phil Silvers, in 1941. In the 1950s and 1960s, Erwin accumulated a raft of TV credits, including spots on the comedy show "The Andy Griffith Show" and the eerie anthology series "Twilight Zone," while continuing to act in films. A frequent collaborator with John Hughes, Erwin has made several cameos in films such as "Planes, Trains and Automobiles." Erwin's TV stardom continued to climb into the 1980s and 1990s with roles on "Seinfeld" as Jerry's "Foster-Grandpa" and on "Star Trek: The Next Generation," where he played Dr. Dalen Quaice. While continuing to guest star on TV and in film, earning over 200 credits, Erwin channeled his passion for words into a children's book.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 The Misadventures of Merlin Jones (1964) Police Captain Loomis
2.
 Son of Flubber (1963) Coach
3.
4.
 Main Street to Broadway (1953) First nighter
5.
 Father Is a Bachelor (1950) Pudge Barnham
6.
 Heading for Heaven (1948) Henry Elkins
7.
 Strike It Rich (1948) Delbert Lane
8.
 Heaven Only Knows (1947) Sheriff Matt Bodine
9.
 Killer Dill (1947) Johnny "Killer" Dill
10.
 Pillow to Post (1945) Captain Jack Ross
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Milestones close milestones

1928:
First film as actor
1924:
Stage acting debut

Education

University of California: -

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wife:
June Collyer. Actor. Married 36 years; survived him.

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