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William Ching

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. William Ching, also credited as William Brooks, Bill Ching and William Brooks Ching (born 2 October 1913, St. Louis, Missouri - died 1 July 1989, Tustin, California) was a United States character actor who appeared in almost 20 films and on television during the later 1940s and throughout the 1950s. By the early 21st century Ching was most widely noted for his supporting role in Rudolph Maté's 1950 film noir drama D.O.A. as Halliday, who slips "luminous poison" into the drink of an accountant visiting San Francisco for the weekend, along with his role as the overbearing boyfriend of Katharine Hepburn's character in George Cukor's 1952 Tracy-Hepburn comedy Pat and Mike. Ching began his career as a professional singer, appearing in musical comedies such as Rodgers and Hammerstein's Allegro (1947). His first film role was in 1946. He signed with Republic Pictures in 1947 and for the next dozen years acted mostly in westerns and dramas. His last major acting credit was in a 1959 episode of the television series 77 Sunset Strip. William Ching died of congestive heart failure in 1989 at the age of 75 and is buried at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana, California. Description above from the Wikipedia article William Ching, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Oct 2, 1913 In St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap 1947-10-07
Latest Project:
Movie Blade Runner 2049 2017-10-04
Known For
Movie Blade Runner 2049 Collier Weld 2017-10-04
Movie Murder: The Third Voice Tony Warren 2016-03-03
Movie Monty Python Live (Mostly) Halliday 2014-07-20
Movie Fool's Day Sprowl 2013-04-18
Movie The Lookout Cpl. Donlin 2012-09-05
Movie Killing Them Softly Jim Simpson 2012-09-20
Movie Crazy, Stupid, Love. John Beauregard Hale 2011-07-29
Movie Silent Things Mark Snell (as Bill Ching) 2010-01-01
Movie The Good Heart Ted Barton 2009-09-11
Movie Sailfish Jody Wilton 2008-06-28
Movie Herzentöter John Beauregard Hale 2006-11-18
Movie The Number One Girl John Beauregard Hale 2006-05-16
Movie Celebrity Mix Lt. Ted Cranshaw 2005-01-17
Movie Hard Rain Lt. Ted Cranshaw 1998-01-16
Movie The Tit and the Moon Jody Wilton 1994-03-03
Movie Rumble Fish Cpl. Donlin 1983-10-20
Movie A Bridge Too Far Ted Barton 1977-06-15
Movie Escort West Capt. Howard Poole 1959-01-23
Movie My World Dies Screaming Mark Snell (as Bill Ching) 1958-01-01
Series Panic! Unknown 1957-03-05
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Movie Tall Man Riding Rex Willard 1955-06-18
Movie The Magnificent Matador Jody Wilton 1955-05-24
Movie Never Wave at a WAC Lt. Col. Schuyler 'Sky' Fairchild 1953-01-28
Movie The Moonlighter Tom Anderson 1953-09-19
Movie Scared Stiff Tony Warren 1953-04-27
Movie Give a Girl a Break Anson Prichett 1953-12-03
Series Letter to Loretta Unknown 1953-09-20
Movie Bal Tabarin Don Barlow 1952-05-31
Movie Pat and Mike Collier Weld 1952-06-13
Movie Belle Le Grand Bill Shanks 1951-01-27
Movie Oh, Susanna Cpl. Donlin 1951-03-01
Movie The Wild Blue Yonder Lt. Ted Cranshaw 1951-12-05
Series Racket Squad Unknown 1951-06-07
Movie The Sea Hornet Sprowl 1951-11-06
Movie In a Lonely Place Ted Barton 1950-05-17
Movie D.O.A. Halliday 1950-04-30
Movie The Showdown Mike Shattay 1950-08-15
Movie Surrender John Beauregard Hale 1950-09-15
Movie The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap Jim Simpson 1947-10-07