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Dave Willock (August 13, 1909 – November 12, 1990) was an American character actor. Willock appeared in 181 films and television series from 1939 to 1989. Born in 1909, Willock began his professional career in vaudeville in 1931, teaming with his boyhood friend Jack Carson in a comedy song and dance routine. For a time in the mid-1930s he was a reporter and editor for a Milwaukee newspaper. He first appeared on screen in Good Girls Go to Paris (1939), in an uncredited bit part.

He teamed with Carson again when Carson invited him to write for his radio show; Willock wrote and played the part of Carson's nephew Tugwell on The Jack Carson Show from 1943–1949. Willock and Cliff Arquette had their own radio and television shows in the early 1950s. Both versions were called Dave and Charley; the radio version was heard circa 1950, but the television version of it was on the air for only three months in early 1952.

In the 1961–1962 season, he played Harvey Clayton, father of the 1920s teenager Margie Clayton, portrayed by Cynthia Pepper in ABC's Margie. He appeared on an episode of Dragnet as an ex-vaudevillean who is cheated out of $9,000 that he found on a sidewalk. In 1966, he had an uncredited role as the bartender in the Elvis Presley vehicle Frankie and Johnny. Willock is probably most familiar to modern audiences from his performance as Baby Jane Hudson's father in the opening scenes of the cult classic What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962). He played seven different characters on CBS's Green Acres with Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor, mostly portraying clerks or elevator operators.

Willock also did voice acting for animated roles, such as the offscreen narrator on Wacky Races (1968) and as father Augustus "Gus" Holiday on The Roman Holidays (1972). He appeared in a television commercial for "The Great American Soups", directed by American satirist Stan Freberg, alongside tap-dancing star Ann Miller.

He died of complications due to stroke on November 12, 1990 at the age of 81. He is buried in Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery. For his contribution to the television industry, Dave Willock has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6358 Hollywood Boulevard.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dave Willock (August 13, 1909 – November 12, 1990) was an American character actor. Willock appeared in 181 films and television series from 1939 to 1989. Born in 1909, Willock began his professional career in vaudeville in 1931, teaming with his boyhood friend Jack Carson in a comedy song and dance routine. For a time in the mid-1930s he was a reporter and editor for a Milwaukee newspaper. He first appeared on screen in Good Girls Go to Paris (1939), in an uncredited bit part.

He teamed with Carson again when Carson invited him to write for his radio show; Willock wrote and played the part of Carson's nephew Tugwell on The Jack Carson Show from 1943–1949. Willock and Cliff Arquette had their own radio and television shows in the early 1950s. Both versions were called Dave and Charley; the radio version was heard circa 1950, but the television version of it was on the air for only three months in early 1952.

In the 1961–1962 season, he played Harvey Clayton, father of the 1920s teenager Margie Clayton, portrayed by Cynthia Pepper in ABC's Margie. He appeared on an episode of Dragnet as an ex-vaudevillean who is cheated out of $9,000 that he found on a sidewalk. In 1966, he had an uncredited role as the bartender in the Elvis Presley vehicle Frankie and Johnny. Willock is probably most familiar to modern audiences from his performance as Baby Jane Hudson's father in the opening scenes of the cult classic What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962). He played seven different characters on CBS's Green Acres with Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor, mostly portraying clerks or elevator operators.

Willock also did voice acting for animated roles, such as the offscreen narrator on Wacky Races (1968) and as father Augustus "Gus" Holiday on The Roman Holidays (1972). He appeared in a television commercial for "The Great American Soups", directed by American satirist Stan Freberg, alongside tap-dancing star Ann Miller.

He died of complications due to stroke on November 12, 1990 at the age of 81. He is buried in Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery. For his contribution to the television industry, Dave Willock has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6358 Hollywood Boulevard.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 100

Birthday 1909-08-13

Day of Death 1990-11-12

Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Also Known As

  • Dave 'Tugwell' Willock
  • David Willock

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2005 Earthed 2 - Never Enough Dirt as Dave Wardell
1989 Prehistoric World
1989 Son of Dinosaurs
1985 Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs as Himself
1972 The Streets of San Francisco (1 episode)
1972 The Roman Holidays (13 episodes) as Gus Holiday (voice)
1972 Now You See Him, Now You Don't as Mr. Burns
1971 Alias Smith and Jones (1 episode)
1970 The Immortal (1 episode)
1970 Nanny and the Professor (1 episode)
1968 The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show (12 episodes)
1968 Wacky Races (34 episodes) as Narrator
1966 Run, Buddy, Run (1 episode)
1966 That Girl (1 episode)
1965 Hogan's Heroes (1 episode)
1965 Green Acres (9 episodes)
1965 My Mother the Car (3 episodes)
1964 Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte as Taxi Driver
1964 Send Me No Flowers as Milkman Ernie
1964 Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (1 episode)
1964 The Munsters (1 episode)
1964 The Cara Williams Show (2 episodes)
1963 4 for Texas as Alfred
1963 Petticoat Junction (2 episodes)
1963 Burke's Law (1 episode)
1963 Vacation Playhouse (1 episode)
1962 What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? as Ray Hudson
1962 The Lucy Show (1 episode)
1962 The Beverly Hillbillies (2 episodes)
1962 The Virginian (1 episode)
1961 Margie (26 episodes)
1961 The Ladies Man as Assistant TV Director
1960 My Three Sons (1 episode)
1960 The Tom Ewell Show (1 episode)
1959 Not for Hire (1 episode)
1959 Dennis, The Menace (1 episode)
1959 The Twilight Zone (1 episode) as Marty
1959 Wichita Town (3 episodes)
1959 Ten Seconds to Hell as Peter Tillig
1958 The Donna Reed Show (1 episode)
1958 Queen of Outer Space as Lt. Mike Cruze
1958 Wanted: Dead or Alive (3 episodes)
1957 The Real McCoys (1 episode)
1957 Perry Mason (2 episodes)
1957 Boots and Saddles (38 episodes)
1957 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1 episode)
1957 The Buster Keaton Story as Joe Keaton
1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater (1 episode)
1956 Telephone Time (1 episode)
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1 episode)
1955 Gunsmoke (2 episodes)
1955 Revenge of the Creature as Lou Gibson
1953 Letter to Loretta (1 episode)
1953 It Came from Outer Space as Pete Davis
1953 Remains to Be Seen as Delivery Man
1952 Flat Top as Willie
1952 Battle Zone as Smitty
1952 Love Is Better Than Ever as Davey
1952 A Girl in Every Port as Seaman McGonegal (uncredited)
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1 episode)
1951 Darling, How Could You! as Usher (uncredited)
1951 Roadblock as Airport Clerk (uncredited)
1950 Louisa as Joe Collins - Cab Driver
1949 Chicago Deadline as Pig
1948 Sealed Verdict as Stockade Desk Sergeant
1946 The Searching Wind as Harry
1946 The Runaround as Hubert 'Billy' Willis
1945 This Love of Ours as Dr. Dailey
1945 Bring on the Girls as Sailor (uncredited)
1944 Pin Up Girl as Dud Miller
1943 The Gang's All Here as Sgt. Pat Casey
1943 Princess O'Rourke as Delivery Boy
1943 Let's Face It as Barney Hilliard
1943 Action in the North Atlantic as Convoy Speaker
1943 He Hired the Boss as Sailor
1943 Dixie Dugan as Phil (uncredited)
1943 The Hard Way as Bellboy
1942 You Were Never Lovelier as Hotel Acuña Bellboy
1942 Lucky Jordan as Angelo Palacio
1942 Men of the Sky as Bob 'Sir Galahad' Gladdens (as David Willcock)
1942 Priorities on Parade as Push Gasper
1942 The Affairs of Martha as Milkman
1942 This Time for Keeps as Soda Jerk
1942 The Fleet's In as Sailor
1942 Over My Dead Body as Sailor
1941 Harvard Here I Come as Student
1941 Cracked Nuts as Radio Technician
1941 She Knew All the Answers as Messenger Boy
1941 A Shot in the Dark as Elevator Operator
1941 Mr. District Attorney as Hypo
1940 Black Friday as Student
1940 Too Many Husbands as Elevator Operator
1940 Brother Rat and a Baby as Talking Cadet in Trouble
1939 The Amazing Mr. Williams as Bellboy (uncredited)
1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington as Senate Guard
1939 Golden Boy as Arena Call Boy
1939 Blondie Takes a Vacation as Hotel Desk Clerk
1939 Good Girls Go to Paris as Student (uncredited)
1939 S.O.S Tidal Wave as Page
1939 Three Texas Steers as Hotel Desk Clerk

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