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William Windom, TV Everyman, Dies at 88

William Windom, TV Everyman, Dies at 88

William Windom, who won an Emmy Award playing an Everyman drawn from the pages of James Thurber but who may be best remembered for his roles on “Star Trek” and “Murder, She Wrote,” died on Thursday at his home in Woodacre, Calif., north of San Francisco. He was 88.


This story has sorta gotten lost because of the Tony Scott thing. I always liked this character actor. He was in my favorite Twilight Zone episode (Five Characters in Search of an Exit).
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Very much a "Where do I know him from?" kind of guy.
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"They say there's no devil, Jim, but there is, right out of Hell. I saw it!"

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probably my favorite Star Trek episode, largely in part due to his phenomenal performance. Warp speed!
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For every role I've seen him in, I somehow still remember him (most) as the suicide bomber on 'Barney Miller'. That, and My Life and Welcome to It......
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He was the prosecutor in To Kill A Mockingbird.
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Just when you stop buying into the whole rule of three thing, something like this happens. A guy who seemed to be in just about everything. RIP
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I wasn't even aware of this other Windom.
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"They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar"
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Did not recognize the name but I do remember the face.

He was great in those Twilight Zone episodes.

I think he also appeared in the Twilight Zone movie back in the 80's.
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"My World and Welcome To It" was a great show that lasted only one season. I remember our whole family watching it when I was a kid. I'd love to see it again from an adult perspective.
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I too watched this as a kid. And the Doomsday Machine is one of my favorite Star Treks too. He played a good baddie in quite a few shows and movies

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One of my all-time favorite character actors, whether playing a good guy, a bad guy, or someone in between. Goodbye, Commodore Decker.

I always get a kick out of his little bit in "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles," too.
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I never heard of him actor and so William Windom.
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The Doomsday Device is being aired on MeTV Saturday night @ 9 pm (Eastern) in memory of William Windom... channel 220 on Xfinity.

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Commodore Decker
John Monroe
Congressman Morley
Dr. Seth Hazlett

Such a versatile actor. Easily play drama or comedy. One of my favorites.

Doug
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Re: William Windom, TV Everyman, Dies at 88

William Windom is one of the great TV character actors of all time. And more than that he was one of the great sci-fi genre guest actors of all time. His performance in TOS's season two episode The Doomsday Machine (not The Doomsday Device but pretty close ;-) ) is one of the most spectacular guest performances I've ever seen on any TV show. His scene in the auxilary control room, as was relayed above, is as nearly unhinged and brilliant as any you would ever have seen on '60's TV.

RIP William Windom

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