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William Byron Morrow
September 8, 1911
|Died||May 11, 2006 (aged 94)|
William Byron Morrow (September 8, 1911 – May 11, 2006) was an American television and film actor.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Morrow served in the Army in World War II, performing in theater productions during his tour of duty. He began appearing in film and television in the late 1950s and amassed some 200 appearances in a career spanning the next 35 years.
Morrow's television work ran from Peter Gunn in the late 1950s to Father Dowling Mysteries in 1991. With white hair and patrician looks, Morrow strongly resembled General William Westmoreland, who commanded U.S. troops in the Vietnam War during the 1960s. Morrow mostly played authority figures, often in uniform.
In 1961 Morrow appeared in an episode of The Tab Hunter Show. In 1961 and 1962, he was cast as Captain Keith Gregory in the episodes "No Fat Cops" and "The Deadlier Sex" of the ABC crime drama The New Breed, starring Leslie Nielsen. In 1962 Morrow appeared as Judge Cornwall on the TV western The Virginian in the episode titled "The Accomplice."
He appeared in Bewitched in 1965 as councilman Kavanaugh season 1 episode 34. He appeared in two episodes of the original series of NBC's Star Trek - in "Amok Time" as Admiral Komack, and in "For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky" as Admiral Westervliet (per the episode's closing credits; the name is omitted from dialogue). This was the first appearance of an admiral in the original series.
In 1971 Morrow appeared as Harkin on "The Men From Shiloh" (rebranded name for the TV western The Virginian) in the episode titled "The Politician."
In 1973, he had the role of Admiral Phillips in the ABC-TV movie The President's Plane is Missing.
Morrow may be most-seen today in an uncredited appearance as Mr. Jameson, one of the poker players in the train scene of The Sting.
Byron Morrow also appeared in the first season of Barnaby Jones; episode titled, "A Little Glory, A Little Death"(04/29/1973).
Morrow died at the age of 94 on 11 May 2006 at the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California.
|1955||Luke and the Tenderfoot||George||1 episode|
|1957||The Mysterians||General||film role, (American version)|
|1958-1960||Peter Gunn||Frank Kinnard / Warden||2 episodes|
|1959||Operation Dames||Benny||film role|
|But Not for Me||Leading Man in Play||film role, Uncredited|
|The Best of Everything||Executive||film role, Uncredited|
|1960||This Rebel Breed||Teacher||film role, Uncredited|
|Wake Me When It's Over||Maj. Horace Tillman||film role, Uncredited|
|Let's Make Love||Executive||film role, Uncredited|
|Bat Masterson||Banker - Henry Hanson||1 episode|
|Michael Shayne||William Carson||1 episode|
|Sea Hunt||Rebreather||Season 3, Episode 24|
|1959-1961||Lock-Up||Dr. Ralph Sterling / Detective at Desk||2 episodes|
|1961||The Tab Hunter Show||Burdick||1 episode|
|Tallahassee 7000||Dan Nelson||1 episode|
|The Loretta Young Show||Mr. Howard||1 episode|
|The Right Approach||Doctor||film role, Uncredited|
|Atlantis, the Lost Continent||Governor of the Mountains||film role, Uncredited|
|The Untouchables||Various characters||4 episodes|
|1961-1964||Lassie||Bruce Henderson / Professor Stoddard||2 episodes|
|1961-1970||Death Valley Days||Various roles, including Brigham Young in "An Organ for Brother Brigham" (April 28, 1966)||5 episodes|
|1962||The Andy Griffith Show||The Commissioner||Episode "Andy on Trial"|
|Don't Call Me Charlie!||Colonel Evans||Episode "Build a Better Mousetrap"|
|Panic in Year Zero!||Evacuee from Newhall||film role|
|1963||Police Nurse||Capt. Pete Ingersoll||film role|
|Black Zoo||Coroner||film role|
|Captain Newman, M.D.||Air Surgeon General||film role, Uncredited|
|1964||Wagon Train||Mr. Haley||1 episode|
|The Strangler||Dr.Morton||film role|
|The Best Man||Master of Ceremonies at Banquet||film role, Uncredited|
|Where Love Has Gone||Bill - Nightclub Doorman||film role, Uncredited|
|1965-1967||I Dream of Jeannie||General Alton / General Moore||2 episodes|
|Get Smart||Various roles||3 episodes|
|1965-1968||Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.||John Fenton / Congressman||2 episodes|
|1965||A Rage to Live||Mr. Tate||film role, Uncredited|
|1966||40 Guns to Apache Pass||Colonel Reed||film role|
|Cyborg 2087||Mr. Simmmons||film role|
|1967||Banning||Miles Gratton||film role, Uncredited|
|1967-1968||Star Trek||Admiral Westervliet / Admiral Komack||2 episodes|
|1968-1972||Mannix||Various roles||6 episodes|
|1968-1974||Ironside||Delany / Mr. Gregory||2 episodes|
|Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?||Stockholder||film role, Uncredited|
|The Wrecking Crew||Officer in Hospital Room||film role, Uncredited|
|1969||Night Gallery||George Packer||1 episode (pilot)|
|The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes||Leonard - College Regent||film role, Uncredited|
|1970||Colossus: The Forbin Project||Secretary of State||film role|
|1971||The Bill Cosby Show||Announcer||1 Episode|
|Johnny Got His Gun||Brigadier General||film role|
|The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler||Gen. Towns||film role|
|Bearcats!||Colonel Barton||Episode 10, "Tiger, Tiger"|
|1972||Here's Lucy||Announcer||1 episode|
|1973||Barnaby Jones||Lieutenant||1 episode|
|Brother on the Run||Captain Franklin||film role|
|The Stone Killer||Station Commander||film role|
|The Spook Who Sat by the Door||General||film role|
|The President's Plane is Missing||Admiral Phillips||ABC-TV movie|
|The Sting||Mr. Jameson from Chicago||film role, Uncredited|
|1975||Rollerball||Game Ball Launch Official||film role|
|A Woman for All Men||Mack||film role|
|1976||From Noon till Three||Mental Patient||film role, Uncredited|
|The Last Tycoon||Studio Executive||film role, Uncredited|
|1977||Family||Jeffrey Maitland, Sr.||1 episode|
|Rockford Files||Irving Patrick||episode "Irving the Explainer" season 4|
|Sidewinder 1||Gentry Executive||film role|
|1978||Born Again||Archibald Cox||film role|
|1979||The Paper Chase||Bryant||1 episode|
|Fantasy Island||Mr. Dow||1 episode|
|B.J. and the Bear||Senator McMasters||1 episode|
|Winter Kills||Secretary of State||film role, Uncredited|
|1979-1983||Trapper John, M.D.||Various roles||3 episodes|
|1980||How to Beat the High Co$t of Living||Charlie Goldring||film role|
|1983-1984||Matt Houston||Adamson / Doctor||2 episodes|
|1986||It's Garry Shandling's Show||The Doctor||1 episode|
|1991||Father Dowling Mysteries||Judge Allsburg||(final appearance)|
- Byron Morrow, 94; Character Actor Had a Distinguished Look. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
- "Byron Morrow, 94; Character Actor Had a Distinguished Look". Los Angeles Times. September 5, 2006. Archived from the original on April 16, 2019. Retrieved April 16, 2019.