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Actor | Soundtrack | Voice
William Schallert appeared
in three episodes of The Rifleman ―
The Mind Reader as
Fogarty - the knife salesman ―
Marshal Truce, he was the Marshal of
Short Rope for a Tall
Mr. Lovering, he was the man that Lucas sold his cattle to.
attending UCLA William Schallert became involved with the
Circle Theater (eventually becoming one of its owners) and
made his film debut in The Foxes of Harrow (1947).
He has been active in movies and TV ever since; from 1979 to
1981, he was president of the Screen Actors Guild. He still
stays active with SAG projects and says he never gives
retirement a thought.
He is a
founding member of the Circle Players at The Circle Theatre,
started in 1946, now known as El centro theatre.
appeared in many films and in such television series as
Perry Mason ― The Smurfs ― Jefferson Drum ― Philip Marlowe ―
The Rat Patrol ― Gunsmoke ― Star Trek ― The Patty Duke Show
― 87th Precinct ― The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis ― The
Walton's ― Quincy, M.E. ― The Partridge Family ― Bonanza ―
Wanted: Dead or Alive ― Leave It to Beaver ― The Dick Van
Dyke Show ― Love, American Style ― Get Smart ― Lawman ―
Combat! ― The Wild Wild West and in later years, Star Trek:
Deep Space Nine ― Medium ― True Blood ― Bag of Bones ― 2
has also appeared in several movies ― The Reckless Moment
(1949) ― The Man from Planet X (1951) ― The Tarnished Angels
(1958) ― Blue Denim (1959) ― Pillow Talk (1959) ― Speedway ―
The Jerk (1979) ― Teachers (1984) ― Innerspace (1987). He
also played (uncredited) an ambulance attendant in the early
minutes of the 1950s sci-fi classic, Them! (1954).
Best remembered for the part of Martin Lane, Patty's father on
The Patty Duke Show.
recognized Schallert's portrayal of Martin Lane on The Patty
Duke Show as No. 39 on its list of "50 Greatest TV Dads".
addition to his onscreen performances, Schallert has done
voiceover work for numerous television and radio commercials
over the years. Among these were a recurring role as "Milton
the Toaster" in animated commercials for Kellogg's
What a most
rewarding career this actor as had, one to be certainly proud
William Joseph Schallert
Date of Birth: July 6, 1922, Los Angeles, California
Died: May 8, 2016, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California
around The McCain Ranch