Bill Bixby - Bio and Creative Works

Bill Bixby

ACTOR
Born
1934-01-22
Died
1993-11-21
Age (at death)
59
Citizenship
United States of America
Place of Birth
San Francisco
Full TV/Movie Credits
Bio

Wilfred Bailey Everett Bixby III professionally known as Bill Bixby, was an American actor, director, producer, and frequent game-show panellist. - Wikipedia

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MOVIE • 1993 • Director

It's 1982, and Midwestern housewife Joyce Jackson is obsessed with Elvis Presley; she's even used the King of Rock and Roll's inspiration to turn her house into a wacky shrine. Convinced Presley's still alive, Joyce concocts a plan to find and meet him, and enlists her on-again, off-again husband to help.

MOVIE • 1992

Character: Nick Osborne

Convinced that his long-time patient Nick Osborn didn't murder his boss, Mark Sloan starts investigating the case himself, supported by a junior doctor and a young female pathologist.

MOVIE • 1991 • Director

Soon after returning from their honeymoon, John and Margaret Hix receive the surprise of their life - at 53, Margaret is pregnant! Against her husband's wishes, Margaret decides to keep the baby... but she isn't the only one in the family who is expecting. Margaret's daughter, Mary, who has just left the convent, is due just a few months before her mother.

MOVIE • 1991 • Director

A gambler, a Texas ranger and an FBI agent are investigating a series of vigilante murders.

MOVIE • 1990 • Director

Character: Dr. David Bruce Banner

During the critical experiment that would rid David Banner of the Hulk,a spy sabotages the laboratory. Banner falls in love with the spy, Jasmin, who performs missions only because her sister is being held hostage by Jasmin's superiors. Banner and Jasmin try to escape from the enemy agents to rebuild their lives together, but the Hulk is never far from them.

MOVIE • 1989 • Director

Character: Dr. David Bruce Banner

On the run again, Dr. David Banner is jailed for assault after interrupting a mugging. Blind attorney Matt Murdock enlists Banner's help in locating the muggers because he believes they work for his longtime foe, Fisk, the head of an international crime network. But David, afraid of public exposure, breaks out of jail as the Hulk. Tracking David down, Murdock reveals his own secret: His blindness came from a radioactive spill, and after developing his other senses so incredibly, he has become the amazingly athletic crime fighter called Daredevil. Fisk must now face off against Daredevil and the Incredible Hulk!

MOVIE • 1988 • Director

Character: Dr. David Bruce Banner

Dr. David Banner meets a former student, who has a magical hammer that summons Thor, a Norse god who is prevented from entering Valhalla. When the two superheroes stop feuding long enough to breathe, they are a team unmatched by any of their enemies.

MOVIE • 1986

Character: David McGary

When two single parents remarry, their teenaged son and daughter begin developing an unexpected attraction to each other.

MOVIE • 1985

Character: Harvey Jameson

Manager of a large metropolitan airport tries to deal with the stress of his job, and the various characters that work for him.

TV SERIES • 1983-1984

Character: Matt Cassidy

Matt Cassidy and Jennifer Barnes are reluctantly paired to anchor the news at a fictional TV station in Boston, Massachusetts, due to the sudden ratings drop.

TV SERIES • 1977-1982

Character: David Bruce Banner

During an experiment gone bad, radiation turns a scientist into a raging green behemoth whenever he becomes agitated. Unable to control his transformations, David Banner searches for a cure as he crosses the country, fugitive-style, with a dogged tabloid reporter on his trail.

MOVIE • 1982

Character: Luke Williams

American computer whiz Luke Williams meets elderly Lavinia Fullerton on a London-bound train. She reveals she's discovered the identity of a serial killer in her village and is going to report it to Scotland Yard. When she's murdered after disembarking the train. Williams vows to pursue the case himself

MOVIE • 1979

Character: Dr. David Bruce Banner

An accidental overdose of gamma radiation causes a mutation in scientist David Banner's DNA: now whenever he becomes angry, he metamorphoses into a seven-foot-tall, 330-pound, mindless muscular green creature.

MOVIE • 1978

Character: Dr. David Bruce Banner

David and Carolyn marry in Hawaii and continue to work to find a cure for both their afflictions in a race against time.

MOVIE • 1977

Character: Dr. David Banner

On the run and presumed dead by the authorities, David Banner, using the name 'Benton', continues in his efforts to find a cure. He accidentally finds himself in the middle of a plot to kill a young, crippled girl so her unscrupulous relatives can inherit the family fortune.

MOVIE • 1977

Character: Herbert Freemont

A young college girl becomes pregnant, and she and the baby's father are targeted by a black-market adoption ring that is out to get the baby.

MOVIE • 1976

Character: Rev. Arthur Ford

A biography of the renowned escape artist Harry Houdini, examining his fascination with the occult and his promise to his wife on her deathbed that he would speak from the beyond.

MOVIE • 1975

Character: Russel Donavan

A roving bachelor gets saddled with three children and a wealth of trouble when the youngsters stumble upon a huge gold nugget. They join forces with two bumbling outlaws to fend off the greedy townspeople and soon find themselves facing a surly gang of sharpshooters.

MOVIE • 1974

Character: William

Pilot for a proposed television anthology series with stories about love, either dramatic or comedic. In this pilot, there were three different segments: in the first, a computer falls in love with its programmer; in the second, a World War II vet falls in love with a murderer; in the third, a woman falls in love with a penniless painter.

TV SERIES • 1973-1974

Character: Anthony Dorian

The Magician is an American television series that ran during the 1973–1974 season. It starred Bill Bixby as stage illusionist Anthony "Tony" Blake, a playboy philanthropist who used his skills to solve difficult crimes as needed. In the series pilot, the character was instead named Anthony Dorian. The name change was due to a conflict with the name of a real life stage magician.

MOVIE • 1973

Character: Teddy Bush

Six businessmen who have a weekly after-hours basketball game get caught up in a bet about a hide-and-seek contest.

MOVIE • 1973

Character: Tandy

Tandy, Merideth and assorted others unexpectedly wake up in a steambath with no easy exit. After spending some time there, it becomes clear that the steambath is a sort of Afterlife, where indifferent souls come to tell their stories to God who happens to be the attendant picking up the towels.

MOVIE • 1973

Character: Anthony Dorian

Bill Bixby stars in this NBC pilot movie as a famous stage magician and escape artist who solves crimes.

MOVIE • 1972

Character: Jeff Hamilton

A couple decides to hire a second "wife"--somebody who looks good and works hard around the house--but complications ensue.

TV SERIES • 1969-1972

Character: Tom Corbett

The Courtship of Eddie's Father is an American television sitcom based on the 1963 movie of the same name, which was based on the book written by Mark Toby. It tells the story of a widower, Tom Corbett, who is a magazine publisher, and his son, Eddie, who believes his father should marry, and manipulates situations surrounding the women his father is interested in. ABC had acquired the rights to the story; the series debuted on September 17, 1969, and was last broadcast on March 1, 1972. Bixby received an Emmy nomination for the show.

MOVIE • 1971

Character: Johnny Gaines

A bachelor's life is interrupted by the appearance of a teenager who claims to be his son.

MOVIE • 1968

Character: Kenny Donford

A race car driver tries to outrun the beautiful tax auditor out to settle his account.

MOVIE • 1967

Character: James J. Jamison III

The heir to an oil fortune trades places with a water-ski instructor at a Florida hotel to see if girls will like him for himself, rather than his father's money.

MOVIE • 1967

Character: Dick Bender

In this comedy, an aspiring singer finds herself single and pregnant. The story begins when she is rushed to the hospital to give birth. She is joined by three men; all of them want to marry her. The story of her pregnancy and her rise to stardom are told in flashback.

TV SERIES • 1963-1966

Character: Tim O'Hara

Newspaper reporter Tim O'Hara finds a crashed alien spaceship that contains one live alien. Not wanting to be discovered by the authorities, the Martian assumes the identity of Tim's Uncle Martin and begins to repair his spaceship so that he can return to Mars.

MOVIE • 1966

Character: Johnsy Boy Hood

Jonas Trapp falls in love with the beautiful Jessie, a wealthy girl out of his humble class. Against the wishes of her snobbish aunt, she marries him, later faking a pregnancy to win her aunt's consent. But Jonas tires of living off of his wife's family, and eventually deserts her to become a buffalo hunter. 11 years later, with his self-made fortune, he sets out to return home, only to be set upon by three sadistic marauders, who steal his money and leave him for dead. Rescued by a farmer who nurses him back to health, Jonas becomes consumed by the desire for revenge. As fate would have it, all three men live close to Jonas' former home. Matters quickly get worse when Jonas reunites with his wife, only to discover that she is now engaged to Renne.

MOVIE • 1963

Character: Tattooed Sailor

Nester Patou, a naive police officer, is transferred to the red light district in Paris and organizes a raid on a dodgy hotel running as a brothel. In doing so he inadvertently disrupts the corrupt system of the police and the pimps union, and even nets his station superior. Fired from his job, Nester goes to the local bar for a drink and befriends a pretty young lady named Irma la Douce. Upon realizing she is a prostitute, Nester invents a crazy scheme to keep her from seeing other men.

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