Bill Quinn

Bill Quinn

81 (passed away Apr. 29th, 1994)
May. 6th, 1912
Born in
New York City, New York, USA

Bill Quinn's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Rifleman TV Show
The Rifleman
Ironside TV Show
Archie Bunker's Place TV Show
Archie Bunker's Place
Shane TV Show
The Eleventh Hour TV Show
The Eleventh Hour
Storefront Lawyers TV Show
Storefront Lawyers

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


  • A vaudeville and stage performer, he made his Broadway debut as "Billy Quinn" in "Daddies" at the age of 6.
  • Appeared in recurring roles on several TV shows including _"The Rifleman" (1958)_ (qv), _"McHale's Navy" (1962)_ (qv), _"The Odd Couple" (1970)_ (qv) and _"Archie Bunker's Place" (1979)_ (qv). He also could be glimpsed every once in a while on _"Newhart" (1982)_ (qv). Bill's daughter, Virginia, is married to the show's star, 'Bob Newhart' (qv).
  • Bill and 'Nanette Fabray' (qv) occasionally played 'Mary Tyler Moore' (qv)'s parents on her classic 1970s sitcom, _"Mary Tyler Moore" (1970)_ (qv).
  • Grandfather of 'Robert William Newhart' (qv), and Bob and Virginia's three other children.
  • Appeared in silent films as a child, billed as Billy Quinn.
  • Bald, skinny, hollow-eyed veteran character actor in hundreds of TV shows, mostly found in bucolic settings with a pipe thrust in his mouth.
  • Father-in-law of 'Bob Newhart' (qv): Father of Bob's wife, Virginia Quinn Newhart.
  • Longstanding radio performer known for his work on "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch" and the aptly-titled "Just Plain Bill."

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