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William Bendix
Birthday: January 14, 1906

Birth Place: New York, New York, USA
Height: 5' 1"

Below is a complete filmography (list of movies he's appeared in) for William Bendix. If you have any corrections or additions, please email us at corrections@actorsofhollywood.com. We'd also be interested in any trivia or other information you have.



William Bendix was not a son of Brooklyn, New York, although because of his stereotypical "Brooklyn accent" it has been widely supposed that he was. Bendix was actually born in the Borough of Manhattan (New York City proper), in a midtown flat hard by the tracks of the long-since defunct Third-Avenue Elevated Railway. (Manhattan sections of the "El," as New Yorkers called it, were demolished circa 1956.)Jut-jawed, broken-nosed and burly, Bendix began his acting career after the ravages of the Great Depression had killed his erstwhile grocery business. Having performed in nightclubs even while grocer, and having portrayed taxicab drivers in a series of Broadway flops, he enjoyed his first notable performance on the Broadway stage in 1939, portraying the cop Krupp in William Saroyan's "The Time of Your Life." His Hollywood feature debut came about in one of his few starring roles, in Hal Roach's Brooklyn Orchid (1942). But more often than not, in his movies Bendix received less than top billing, inasmuch as so many of his film assignments involved supporting roles. Despite (or perhaps on account of) his looks he was often called upon to supply comedic support, as in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949), when, portraying Sir Sagramore of King Arthur's Round Table in full suit of armor and pageboy wig, he waxeth eloquent, in his Brooklyn accent but in the most incongruent of Middle English dialects! On the other hand, that same craggy appearance had him in such roles as that of the thug Jeff in The Glass Key (1942), in which he repeatedly and gleefully uses his fists to beat star Alan Ladd's face to a pulp and then sadistically challenges Ladd, once he is healed, to come back and receive further "treatment"! Although he will always be fondly remembered for his light-comedy portrayals (in *three* of the mass media!) of Chester A. Riley in _Life of Riley, The (1949/I)_ and "The Life of Riley" (1953), perhaps William Bendix's finest and most memorable dramatic performance came in Lifeboat (1944), when he touchingly interprets the role of Gus, the shipwreck survivor whose gangrenous limb has to be removed, the absence of anesthesia notwithstanding.

Movie Credits
Young Fury (1965)
[ Lon Chaney Jr. ]
Law of the Lawless (1964)
[ Lon Chaney Jr. ]
Who Killed Holly Howard? (1963)
The Young and the Brave (1963)
For Love or Money (1963)
[ Kirk Douglas ]
Rockabye the Infantry (1963)
[ Bobby Rydell ]
330 Independence SW (1962)
Boys' Night Out (1962)
[ James Garner ][ Tony Randall ]
Toller Hecht auf krummer Tour (1961)
[ Garry Marshall ]
Johnny Nobody (1961)
[ Aldo Ray ]
The Ransom of Red Chief (1959)
Idle on Parade (1959)
The Rough and the Smooth (1959)
The Deep Six (1958)
[ Alan Ladd ][ James Whitmore ][ Keenan Wynn ][ Jerry Mathers ][ Efrem Zimbalist Jr. ]
Battle Stations (1956)
[ Claude Akins ]
The Mechanical Cook (1956)
Crashout (1955)
Segment (1954)
The Gutside Witness (1954)
Dangerous Mission (1954)
[ Vincent Price ][ Dennis Weaver ][ Victor Mature ]
Blackbeard, the Pirate (1952)
[ Richard Egan ][ Keith Andes ]
Macao (1952)
[ Robert Mitchum ]
A Girl in Every Port (1952)
[ Groucho Marx ]
Submarine Command (1951)
[ William Holden ]
Detective Story (1951)
[ Kirk Douglas ]
Gambling House (1951)
[ Victor Mature ]
Kill the Umpire (1950)
[ William Frawley ]
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949)
[ Bing Crosby ]
Cover-Up (1949)
Two Knights from Brooklyn (1949)
Johnny Holiday (1949)
The Big Steal (1949)
[ Robert Mitchum ][ Ramon Novarro ]
Streets of Laredo (1949)
[ William Holden ]
The Life of Riley (1949)
The Babe Ruth Story (1948)
[ William Frawley ]
Race Street (1948)
[ Harry Morgan ]
The Time of Your Life (1948)
[ Ward Bond ]
Where There's Life (1947)
[ Bob Hope ]
The Web (1947)
[ Vincent Price ]
Blaze of Noon (1947)
[ William Holden ][ Sterling Hayden ]
Calcutta (1947)
[ Alan Ladd ]
I'll Be Yours (1947)
White Tie and Tails (1946)
The Blue Dahlia (1946)
[ Alan Ladd ]
The Dark Corner (1946)
Two Years Before the Mast (1946)
[ Alan Ladd ]
Sentimental Journey (1946)
[ Maureen O'Hara ]
A Bell for Adano (1945)
[ Harry Morgan ]
Don Juan Quilligan (1945)
Greenwich Village (1944)
[ Don Ameche ]
Abroad with Two Yanks (1944)
The Hairy Ape (1944)
Skirmish on the Home Front (1944)
[ Alan Ladd ]
Lifeboat (1944)
[ Alfred Hitchcock ][ Hume Cronyn ]
Guadalcanal Diary (1943)
[ Anthony Quinn ]
Hostages (1943)
China (1943)
[ Alan Ladd ]
Taxi, Mister (1943)
The Crystal Ball (1943)
[ Ray Milland ]
Brooklyn Orchid (1942)
Woman of the Year (1942)
[ Katharine Hepburn ][ Spencer Tracy ]
The McGuerins from Brooklyn (1942)
Who Done It? (1942)
[ Bud Abbott ][ Lou Costello ]
The Glass Key (1942)
[ Alan Ladd ]
Wake Island (1942)


  • Bendix was a descendant of composer Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. This was revealed on TV show "This Is Your Life" (1952); host Ralph Edwards awarded Bendix with a framed document signed by Mendelssohn.
  • Interred at San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills, California, USA.
  • In 1922, when he was 15, Bendix was a bat boy for the New York Yankees, and became a favorite of Babe Ruth, who entrusted Bendix with various personal errands. Years later, in 1948, Bendix played Ruth in The Babe Ruth Story (1948).
  • Screen, stage, radio, and television actor.
  • Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. pg. 41-42. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
  • Chester A. Riley, Bendix's character on "The Life of Riley" (1953), was ranked #30 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [20 June 2004 issue].

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