As you may recall, Barney thought he was a strange acting farmer, possibly a crook. As it turns out, he was acting odd because his wife was expecting their first child. Andy helped deliver the baby, and in turn, Sam named the infant " Andy."
William Schallert was born on July 6, 1922, in Los Angeles. He is married to actress, Lia Waggner. In fact, they appeared together ( as man and wife ) in an episode of The Dick Van Dyke titled, "A Word A Day."
It would probably take an entire book to completely cover the acting credits of Mr. Schallert. He was a regular on the following tv shows :
Beginning in the 1950's, Mr. Schallert has guest-starred, or been a semi-regular on many tv shows and tv movies, including :
|The Adventures Of Jim Bowie||The Andy Griffith Show||Arroyo|
|The Barretts Of Wimpole Street||Bewitched||Bonanza|
|The Boys||Commando Cody||Death Sentence|
|The Dick Van Dyke Show||The Donna Reed Show||The Duck Factory|
|The F.B.I.||Father Knows Best||Get Smart|
|Gidget's Summer Reunion||The Girl With Something Extra||The Grace Kelly Story|
|Gunsmoke||Hazel||Have Gun, Will Travel|
|Hennesey||Held Hostage||Here Comes The Brides|
|The Incident||Leave It To Beaver||Little House On The Prairie|
|Lobo||The Loretta Young Theater||Love American Style|
|The Lucy Show||The Man From Denver||Man On A String|
|Maverick||McKeever And The Colonel||The Misadventures Of Sheriff Lobo|
|Mission Impossible||My Sister Eileen||Owen Marshall, Counselor At Law|
|The Partridge Family||Perry Mason||Peege|
|Room 222||Santa Barbara||Telephone Time|
|Through Naked Eyes||The Twilight Zone||The Waltons|
|The Wild Wild West|
William Schallert has also appeared in tv infomercials for insurance companies and has found time to appear in such feature films as :
Quite a career for this outstanding character actor!
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