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William Windom

William Windom

William Windom, great-grandson of U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, William Windom, is an American actor, best known for his work on television, including several episodes of The Twilight Zone; playing the character of John Monroe on the sitcom My World and Welcome to It, for which he won an Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series; and the character Randy Lane in the Emmy-nominated Night Gallery episode They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar.

His other film and television credits include: Yesterday's Dreams (2005); Star Trek: New Voyages (2004); Raising Dead (2002); True Crime (1999); Miracle on 34th Street (1994); Sommersby (1993); Parenthood (1990) (TV series); Uncle Buck (1989) (voice); She's Having a Baby (1988); Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) (uncredited); Welcome Home (1986); Grandview, U.S.A. (1984); Last Plane Out (1983); Separate Ways (1981); Blind Ambition (1979) (mini TV series): The Man (1972); Now You See Him, Now You Don't (1972); The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971) (TV); Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971); Brewster McCloud (1970); The Gypsy Moths (1969); The Angry Breed (1968); The Detective (1968); Hour of the Gun (1967); The Americanization of Emily (1964); One Man's Way (1964); The Farmer's Daughter (1963) (TV series); For Love or Money (1963); Cattle King (1963); and To Kill a Mockingbird (1962).

Although William Windom has made guest appearances on many TV shows during his long career, his best known performance has probably been on Star Trek as Commodore Matt Decker in the season 2 episode The Doomsday Machine.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

William Windom Facts

BirthdaySeptember 28, 1923 (98)
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

Murder, She Wrote: The Complete Series
To Kill a Mockingbird
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Five Characters in Search of an Exit
Mexican Slayride: Part 1
The Doomsday Machine
Rosie the Robot
The Homecoming: A Christmas Story
She's Having a Baby
Now You See Him, Now You Don't
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