William Benedict

William Benedict

  • Birthday: 1917-04-16
  • Deathday: 1999-11-25
  • Place of birth: Haskell, Oklahoma, USA
  • Also know as: William 'Billy' Benedict

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. William Benedict (April 16, 1917 – November 25, 1999) was an American actor, perhaps best known for playing "Whitey" in Monogram Pictures' The Bowery Boys series. Born in Haskell, Oklahoma, he took part in school theatricals, and on leaving school he made his way to Hollywood. His first film was $10 Raise (1935) starring Edward Everett Horton, which launched Benedict on a busy career. The blond-haired Benedict almost always played juvenile roles, such as newsboys, messengers, office boys, and farmhands. In 1939, when Universal Pictures began its Little Tough Guys series to compete with the popular Dead End Kids features, Billy Benedict was recruited into the cast. These films led him into the similar East Side Kids movies (usually playing a member of the East Side gang, but occasionally in villainous roles). The East Side Kids became The Bowery Boys in 1946, and Benedict stayed with the series (as "Whitey") through the end of 1951. Other films included My Little Chickadee (1940) starring W. C. Fields and Mae West, The Ox-Bow Incident (1943), Ed Wood's Bride of the Monster (1955), The Sting (1973) and Farewell, My Lovely (1975). Benedict never shook his juvenile image completely, and continued to play messengers and news vendors well into his sixties. He also worked often in television commercials.

Filmography

Bringing Up Baby

1938

As David's Caddy (uncredited)

The Whistler

1944

As The Deafmute (Uncredited)

The Talk of the Town

1942

As Western Union Boy (uncredited)

Million Dollar Kid

1944

As Skinny

People Are Funny

1946

As NBC Usher

The Great McGinty

1940

As Farm Boy (uncredited)

Follow the Leader

1944

As Spider O'Brien

Confessions of Boston Blackie

1941

As Ice Cream Man

Captain January

1936

As Telegram Delivery Boy

Young People

1940

As Boy (uncredited)

Do You Love Me

1946

As Singing Western Union Boy (uncredited)

Ghost Chasers

1951

As Whitey

Bowery Buckaroos

1947

As Whitey

Ghosts on the Loose

1943

As Benny

Spook Busters

1946

As Whitey (as Billy Benedict)

Angels' Alley

1948

As Whitey

Ramona

1936

As Joseph Hyar

That I May Live

1937

As Kurt Plivens

Pack Up Your Troubles

1939

As Office Boy

Way Down East

1935

As Amos

Flying Fists

1937

As Monk, Tall Kid

Hold That Kiss

1938

As Delivery Boy

College Scandal

1935

As 'Penny' Parker

Hold That Co-ed

1938

As Sylvester

Adventures of the Flying Cadets

1943

As Zombie Parker

King of the Newsboys

1938

As Squimpy

Newsboys' Home

1938

As Trouble

I Live on Danger

1942

As Bellboy (uncredited)

In Fast Company

1946

As Whitey (as Billy Benedict)

Bowery Bombshell

1946

As Whitey

Doubting Thomas

1935

As Caddie

Let's Go Navy!

1951

As Whitey

That's My Baby!

1944

As Office boy

Rhythm in the Clouds

1937

As Bellboy

The Mad Doctor

1940

As Mickey Barnes (Uncredited)

Mr. Muggs Rides Again

1945

As Skinny

Hollywood Hobbies

1939

As Tour Guide

Wildcat

1942

As Bud Smithers

Young Fugitives

1938

As Jud (as William 'Billy' Benedict)

Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch

1942

As Theatre Usher

They Wanted to Marry

1937

As Freckles

The Country Doctor

1936

As The Gawker

The Powers Girl

1943

As Powers Agency Office Boy (uncredited)

M'Liss

1936

As Archer Morpher

Lucky Losers

1950

As Whitey

Mr. Hex

1946

As Whitey (as Billy Benedict)

I Met My Love Again

1938

As Billy (uncredited)

Laughing at Trouble

1936

As Wilbur

Docks of New York

1945

As Skinny

The Witness Chair

1936

As Benny Ryan

Hard Boiled Mahoney

1947

As Whitey

The Killing

1956

As American Airlines Clerk

The Sting

1973

As Roulette Dealer

The Ox-Bow Incident

1943

As Greene (uncredited)

Without Reservations

1946

As Telegraph Delivery Boy (uncredited)

I Won't Play

1944

As Florida

Sherlock Holmes in New York

1976

As Telegraph Office Manager

Show Them No Mercy!

1935

As Willie (uncredited)

Legion of the Lawless

1940

As Eddie

Dressed to Kill

1941

As Singing Telegram Boy

Merton of the Movies

1947

As Von Strutt's Assistant (uncredited)

Libeled Lady

1936

As Joe

Smuggler's Cove

1948

As Whitey

Trouble Makers

1948

As Whitey (as Billy Benedict)

Bride of the Monster

1955

As Newsboy

They Live in Fear

1944

As Thomas 'Mack' Knight (uncredited)

Perils of Nyoka

1942

As Red Davis

Aerial Gunner

1943

As Jackson 'Sleepy' Laswell

All by Myself

1943

As Telegraph Messenger

My Little Chickadee

1940

As Lem (uncredited)

Adventures of Red Ryder

1940

As Dan Withers

Code of the Streets

1939

As Trouble

The Magnetic Monster

1953

As Albert

Lucky Partners

1940

As Delivery Boy

Mr. Muggs Steps Out

1943

As Pinky

Come Out Fighting

1945

As Skinny

Block Busters

1944

As Butch

Rhythm on the River

1940

As Elevator Boy

Second Chorus

1941

As Ticket Taker (uncredited)

Bowery Champs

1944

As Skinny

Hold That Baby!

1949

As Whitey

Blonde Dynamite

1950

As Whitey

Live Wires

1946

As Whitey (as Billy Benedict)

Fighting Fools

1949

As Whitey

News Hounds

1947

As Whitey (as Billy Benedict)

Master Minds

1949

As Whitey

Angels in Disguise

1949

As Whitey

And One Was Beautiful

1940

As Delivery Man

Melody Ranch

1940

As Slim

Gay Blades

1946

As Newsboy (uncredited)

Tim Tyler's Luck

1937

As Spud

Grand Ole Opry

1940

As Newsboy (uncredited)

Never Say Goodbye

1946

As Messenger Boy (uncredited)

Give Us Wings

1940

As Link (as Billy Benedict)

The Hallelujah Trail

1965

As Simpson

One More Tomorrow

1946

As Stinky

Home in Wyomin'

1942

As Usher (uncredited)

Jesse James at Bay

1941

As Young Davis

Heart of the Golden West

1942

As Telegraph Messenger

In Old Cheyenne

1941

As Train Vendor

Riders of the Pony Express

1949

As Eddie Lund

Say It in French

1938

As Midget Car Driver

Walking Down Broadway

1938

As Eddie

Your Uncle Dudley

1935

As Cyril Church

Mr. District Attorney

1941

As Office Boy

Get Hep to Love

1942

As Soda Jerk

On the Sunny Side

1942

As Messenger

The Lottery

1969

As Joe Summers

She Knew All the Answers

1941

As Singing Telegraph Boy

Janie

1944

As Soda Jerk (uncredited)

Night Wind

1948

As Irv Bennett

Jinx Money

1948

As Whitey (as Billy Benedict)

Fun on a Weekend

1947

As Hotel Bellboy (Uncredited)

Adventures of Captain Marvel

1941

As Whitey Murphy

There's Always a Woman

1938

As Bellboy

Whispering Footsteps

1943

As Jerry Murphy

A Night to Remember

1942

As Messenger Boy

Big Daddy

1969

As

The Glass Key

1942

As Farr's Receptionist (uncredited)

3 Kids and a Queen

1935

As Flash

Story of G.I. Joe

1945

As Pvt. Whitey (uncredited)

Road to Utopia

1946

As Second Newsboy (uncredited)

Hollywood and Vine

1945

As Joe the Newsboy

Bowery Battalion

1951

As Whitey

The Hanging Tree

1959

As Trapper (uncredited)

Cadet Girl

1941

As Soldier at Camp Show (uncredited)

The Dirt Gang

1972

As Station Attendant

Call Her Mom

1972

As Mr. Feigelbaum

The Dead Don't Die

1975

As Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)

Dear Heart

1965

As Stu

Blues Busters

1950

As Whitey (as William Benedict)

Bowery Boy

1940

As (uncredited)

Secret Service Investigator

1948

As Counterman

The Over the Hill Gang

1969

As Joe, the Telegrapher (as Bill Benedict)

Mobs, Inc.

1956

As Telegraph Boy

Can This Be Dixie?

1936

As Shenandoah Peachtree (uncredited)

The Kid from Brooklyn

1946

As Newsboy

Theodora Goes Wild

1936

As Henry - Copyboy (uncredited)

Tuxedo Junction

1941

As Thomas 'Piecrust' Murphy (as Billy Benedict)

Rogue's Gallery

1968

As Jocko (as William Benedict)

Scattergood Baines

1941

As Lafe Hopper (uncredited)

What Am I Bid?

1967

As Clem (as Bill Benedict)

Crazy Over Horses

1951

As Whitey (as William Benedict)

The Last Gangster

1937

As Freddy the Office Boy

Time Out for Rhythm

1941

As Messenger (uncredited)

Great Guns

1941

As Recruit at Corral

Clancy Street Boys

1943

As Butch

Brenda Starr, Reporter

1945

As Pesky (uncredited)

Funny Girl

1968

As Western Union Boy (uncredited)

$10 Raise

1935

As Jimmy

Lover Come Back

1961

As Musician Exiting Elevator (uncredited)

Crack-Up

1936

As Bunky, Office Boy (uncredited)

The Pilgrim Lady

1947

As Bellboy

Born Again

1978

As Leon Jaworski

Computercide

1982

As Elderly Man

Hello, Dolly!

1969

As News Vendor (uncredited)

Frankie and Johnny

1966

As Bum Sleeping on Bench (uncredited)

Cop on the Beat

1975

As Lennie

Stage to Chino

1940

As Happy (uncredited)

Goldie and the Boxer

1979

As Old Man

Nobody's Darling

1943

As Sammy (uncredited)

The Gentleman Misbehaves

1946

As Bellboy (uncredited)

Triple Trouble

1950

As Whitey, Bowery Boy

Bonanza: The Next Generation

1988

As Gus Morton

The Man Who Lost Himself

1941

As Telegram Delivery Boy

After the Thin Man

1936

As Newsboy (uncredited)

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