William Schallert
This Biography was prepared for us by Dale Robinson.
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!


Dale Robinson

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