William Hopper

William Hopper

  • Born on
    • January 26th, 1915
  • Died on
    • March 6th, 1970
William DeWolf Hopper Jr. was an American stage, film, and television actor. The only child of actor DeWolf Hopper and actress and Hollywood columnist Hedda Hopper, he appeared in predominantly minor roles in more than 80 feature films in the 1930s and '40s. After serving in the United States Navy during World War II, he left acting, but in the mid-1950s, he was persuaded by director William Wellman to resume his film career. He became best known for his work as private detective Paul Drake in the CBS television series Perry Mason.

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Acting (40 Credits)

1970Myra Breckinridge as Judge Frederic D. Cannon (uncredited)
195720 Million Miles to Earth as Colonel Robert Calder
1957The Deadly Mantis as Dr. Nedrick 'Ned' Jackson
1957Perry Mason as Paul Drake
1956The Bad Seed as Col. Kenneth Penmark
1956Good-bye, My Lady as Walden Grover
1955Conquest of Space as Dr. George Fenton
1955Rebel Without a Cause as Judy's Father
1954Track of the Cat as Arthur Bridges
1954Sitting Bull as Charles Wentworth
1954The High and the Mighty as Roy
1943Air Force as Sergeant (uncredited)
1943The Hard Way as Hotel Desk Clerk (Uncredited)
1943Action in the North Atlantic as Canadian Soldier (uncredited)
1942Lady Gangster as John
1942Across the Pacific as Orderly (uncredited)
1942The Male Animal as Reporter (uncredited)
1942All Through the Night as Reporter (uncredited)
1941The Bride Came C.O.D. as Pilot
1941Blues in the Night as Billiards player
1941The Maltese Falcon as Reporter (uncredited)
1941Footsteps in the Dark as Police Secretary (uncredited)
1941Manpower as Switchboard Operator
1941They Died with Their Boots on as Lt. Frazier (uncredited)
1940The Fighting 69th as Private Turner
1940No Time for Comedy as First-Nighter (uncredited)
1940'Til We Meet Again as Man (uncredited)
1940Brother Orchid as 2nd Reporter on Return Ship (uncredited)
1940Castle on the Hudson as Reporter (uncredited)
1940Virginia City as Lieutenant Reporting Murrell's Attack (uncredited)
1940Knute Rockne All American as New York Reporter When Knute is Ill (uncredited)
1939Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase as Reporter
1939The Old Maid as John
1939Stagecoach as Sergeant (uncredited)
1939The Return of Doctor X as Interne
1939Daughters Courageous as Striped-Shirted Man at Beach (uncredited)
1939Midnight as Flammarions' Party Guest (uncredited)
1939Dust Be My Destiny as Reporter (uncredited)
1939Invisible Stripes as Society Gent in Top Hat (uncredited)
1938Mystery House as Lal Killian


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