Whit Bissell Biography

Birthday: 1909-10-25
Place of Birth: New York City, New York
Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m) Mini Biography Whit
Wiki Biography: Whit Bissell came to Hollywood in the 1940s, and by the time he retired he had appeared in more than 200 movies and scores of TV series. He is best known for playing the evil scientist who turned Michael Landon into a half beast in the 1957 cult classic film I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957). Bissell specialized in playing doctors, military officers and other authority figures. On television he was a regular on "Bachelor Father" (1957) and "The Time Tunnel" (1966). He also served on the Screen Actors Guild board of directors for 18 years and represented the actors branch in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences board of governors.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Profiles in Courage 1964 Drama
The Time Tunnel Lt. Gen. Heywood Kirk 1966 Action
Time Tunnel Lt. Gen. Heywood Kirk 1966 - 1967 Action
City Beneath the Sea 1971 Action
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
He Walked by Night Paul Reeves 1949 Crime, Drama
Side Street 1950 Crime, Drama
The Killer That Stalked New York 1950 Drama, Thriller
The Family Secret 1951 Crime, Drama
Riot in Cell Block 11 1954 Comedy
It Should Happen to You 1954 Comedy, Romance
Creature from the Black Lagoon Dr. Edwin Thompson 1954 Adventure, Horror, Sci Fi
Target Earth 1954 Horror, Sci Fi
The Atomic Kid 1954 Comedy, Sci Fi
The Big Combo 1955 Crime, Drama
Not as a Stranger 1955
The Desperate Hours 1956 Crime, Drama
I Was a Teenage Frankenstein Professor Frankenstein 1957
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral 1957
Johnny Tremain Josiah Quincy 1957 Adventure, Family, History
I Was a Teenage Werewolf Dr. Alfred Brandon 1957 Horror, Sci Fi
The Defiant Ones 1958 Crime, Drama, Thriller
No Name on the Bullet 1959
Never So Few 1959 0, Romance
Monster on the Campus 1959 Horror, Sci Fi
Birdman of Alcatraz 1962
Hud Mr. Burris 1963 Drama
Advance to the Rear 1964
Seven Days in May Sen. Frederick Prentice 1964 0, Game Show
Where Love Has Gone 1964 Drama
The Hallelujah Trail 1965 Comedy
5 Card Stud 1968 Mystery
Soylent Green 1973 Drama, Mystery, Sci Fi
The Lincoln Conspiracy 1977
Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter 1979 Drama
A Double Life Dr. Stauffer 2018