Biography

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William Henry Rorke (October 23, 1910 – August 19, 1987, height 5' 11" (1,8 m)) was an American actor best known for playing Col. Dr. Alfred E. Bellows on the hit 1960s American sitcom I Dream of Jeannie.

Biography

Rorke was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1910. He was the son of screen and stage actress Margaret Rorke (née Hayden), and he took his stage forename from her maiden name.

He attended Brooklyn Preparatory School. At school he was president of the Dramatics Society and the Student Government and a member of the Omega Gamma Delta Fraternity. He continued his education at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and began his stage career in the 1930s with the Hampden Theatrical Company. During World War II, he enlisted in the army, where he made his film debut in the musical This is the Army starring Ronald W. Reagan, for which he was uncredited as the stage manager and as a soldier in the background.

Following the war, he left the army and worked in small parts on Broadway, finally returning to Hollywood for the 1949 film Lust for Gold, again uncredited. However, it was an opening, and in later films, beginning with Rope of Sand, he is listed in the credits, although he again shows up uncredited in the 1950 films Kim and The Magnificent Yankee, as well as a couple of later films such as the Academy Award-winning An American in Paris (in those days, small bit parts were often uncredited)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

William Henry Rorke (October 23, 1910 – August 19, 1987, height 5' 11" (1,8 m)) was an American actor best known for playing Col. Dr. Alfred E. Bellows on the hit 1960s American sitcom I Dream of Jeannie.

Biography

Rorke was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1910. He was the son of screen and stage actress Margaret Rorke (née Hayden), and he took his stage forename from her maiden name.

He attended Brooklyn Preparatory School. At school he was president of the Dramatics Society and the Student Government and a member of the Omega Gamma Delta Fraternity. He continued his education at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and began his stage career in the 1930s with the Hampden Theatrical Company. During World War II, he enlisted in the army, where he made his film debut in the musical This is the Army starring Ronald W. Reagan, for which he was uncredited as the stage manager and as a soldier in the background.

Following the war, he left the army and worked in small parts on Broadway, finally returning to Hollywood for the 1949 film Lust for Gold, again uncredited. However, it was an opening, and in later films, beginning with Rope of Sand, he is listed in the credits, although he again shows up uncredited in the 1950 films Kim and The Magnificent Yankee, as well as a couple of later films such as the Academy Award-winning An American in Paris (in those days, small bit parts were often uncredited)

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 87

Birthday 1910-10-23

Day of Death 1987-08-19

Place of Birth Brooklyn - New York - USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1985 I Dream of Jeannie... Fifteen Years Later as Dr. Alfred E. Bellows
1978 Suddenly, Love as Mr. Webster
1975 Wonder Woman (1 episode)
1975 Ellery Queen (1 episode)
1975 The Legend of Lizzie Borden as Julien Ralph
1974 Petrocelli (1 episode)
1972 Ghost Story (1 episode)
1971 Cannon (1 episode)
1971 The Barefoot Executive as Clifford
1968 Here's Lucy (1 episode)
1968 The Outcasts (1 episode)
1967 Mannix (1 episode)
1965 I Dream of Jeannie (58 episodes) (139 episodes) as Alfred Bellows
1964 The Night Walker as Howard Trent
1964 Youngblood Hawke as Mr. Givney
1964 No Time for Sergeants (1 episode)
1964 I'd Rather Be Rich as MacDougall
1964 A House Is Not a Home as Bill Cameron
1964 The Unsinkable Molly Brown as Malcolm Broderick
1963 Petticoat Junction (1 episode)
1963 The Thrill of It All as Billings
1963 Spencer's Mountain as Colonel Coleman
1963 Johnny Shiloh as General Ulysses S. Grant
1963 The Dakotas (1 episode)
1962 The Beverly Hillbillies (1 episode)
1961 Pocketful of Miracles as Police Captain Moore
1961 Back Street as Charley Claypole
1961 Target: The Corruptors! (1 episode)
1961 Dr. Kildare (5 episodes)
1961 Tammy Tell Me True as Joshua Welling
1961 Parrish as Tom Weldon
1961 Mister Ed (1 episode)
1960 Midnight Lace as Dr. Garver
1960 The Andy Griffith Show (1 episode)
1960 Thriller (1 episode)
1960 COronado 9 (1 episode)
1959 Pillow Talk as Mr. Conrad
1959 The Twilight Zone (1 episode)
1959 Riverboat (1 episode)
1959 A Stranger in My Arms as Marcus Beasley
1958 The Restless Years as Mr. Booth
1958 The Donna Reed Show (1 episode)
1958 Bronco (1 episode)
1958 Peter Gunn (1 episode)
1958 This Happy Feeling as Mr. Booth
1957 Perry Mason (3 episodes)
1957 The Thin Man (1 episode)
1957 Tip on a Dead Jockey as J.R. Nichols
1957 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1 episode)
1957 Mr. Adams and Eve (65 episodes)
1955 All That Heaven Allows as Dr. Hennessy
1955 Matinee Theater (1 episode)
1955 Screen Directors Playhouse: Meet the Governor as Lawyer
1955 Frontier (1 episode)
1955 Cheyenne (1 episode)
1955 The Eternal Sea as Capt. William Buracker
1955 The Millionaire (1 episode)
1954 Drum Beat as President Ulysses S. Grant
1954 The Whistler (1 episode)
1954 Lucky Me as Tommy Arthur
1953 The Robe as Bidder at slave auction
1953 Project Moon Base as Gen. 'Pappy' Greene
1953 South Sea Woman as Prosecution Lt. Fears
1953 The Girl Next Door as Henry Fields
1953 Confidentially Connie as Prof. Simmons
1953 Rogue's March as Maj. Fallow
1953 General Electric Theater (1 episode)
1953 City Detective (3 episodes)
1952 Above and Beyond as Dr. Ramsey
1952 Mr. & Mrs. North (1 episode)
1952 Cavalcade of America (3 episodes)
1952 Adventures of Superman (1 episode)
1952 Skirts Ahoy! as Doctor
1952 Wild Stallion as Maj. Cullen
1951 Starlift as Chaplain
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (6 episodes)
1951 An American in Paris as Tommy Baldwin
1951 When Worlds Collide as Dr. Emery Bronson
1951 The Law and the Lady as Tracy Collans
1951 I Love Lucy (1 episode)
1951 Francis Goes to the Races as Rogers
1951 Double Crossbones as Malcolm Giles
1951 Father's Little Dividend as Dr. Andrew Nordell
1951 Inside Straight as Carlson
1949 Rope of Sand as Ingram
1949 Lust for Gold as Floyd Buckley
1943 This Is the Army as Soldier / Stage Manager (uncredited)

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