William Hopper

William Hopper
1915 - 1970

William Hopper  American Actor


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William Hopper was previously married to Jane Gilbert (1940 - 1959).

William Hopper was in a relationship with Isabel Jewell (1936 - 1939).


American Actor William Hopper was born William DeWolf Hopper Jr. on 26th January, 1915 in New York City, New York, USA and passed away on 6th Jan 1970 Palm Springs, California, USA aged 54. He is most remembered for Paul Drake on TV`s Perry Mason. His zodiac sign is Aquarius.

William Hopper is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American television actors and People from New York City.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating1 3 years - -
Married1 20 years - -
Total2 20 years 11 years, 6 months 3 years


First Name William
Middle Name DeWolf
Last Name Hopper, Jr.
Full Name at Birth William DeWolf Hopper Jr.
Alternative Name William DeWolf Hopper Jr., Dewolf Hopper Jr., William Hopper
Age 54 (age at death) years
Birthday 26th January, 1915
Birthplace New York City, New York, USA
Died 6th January, 1970
Place of Death Palm Springs, California, USA
Cause of Death Pneumonia
Buried Rose Hills Memorial Park
Height 6' 3" (191 cm)
Build Athletic
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actor (134 credits) Soundtrack (1 credit)
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Paul Drake on TV`s Perry Mason
Year(s) Active 1916; 1936–1966; 1970, 1916; 1934–1970
Official Websites www.allmovie.com/artist/william-hopper-p33228, www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/william_hopper/
Father DeWolf Hopper, Jr.
Mother Hedda William Hopper

William DeWolf Hopper Jr. (January 26, 1915 – March 6, 1970) 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 1940s. 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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William Hopper54 AquariusActor
Jane Gilbert75 VirgoActress
Isabel Jewell64 CancerActress


Myra Breckinridge1970Judge Frederic D. Cannon (uncredited)Movie
Valentine's Day1964JudgeTV Show
20 Million Miles to Earth1957Col. Robert CalderMovie
The Deadly Mantis1957Dr. Nedrick JacksonMovie
Perry Mason1957Paul DrakeTV Show
The Restless Gun1957TV Show
Slim Carter1957Joe BrewsterMovie
Good-bye, My Lady1956Walden GroverMovie
The Bad Seed1956Col. Kenneth PenmarkMovie
The First Texan1956William Barrett TravisMovie
Conquest of Space1955Dr. George FentonMovie
One Desire1955'Mac' MacBainMovie
Rebel Without a Cause1955Judy's FatherMovie
Robbers' Roost1955Robert BellMovie
Casablanca1955William RandallTV Show
Fury1955Sam WilsonTV Show
Gunsmoke1955John Henry Jordan, TaskerTV Show
Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre1955Rick GordonTV Show
Matinee Theatre1955TV Show
The 20th Century-Fox Hour1955Philip HarlandTV Show
The Millionaire1955Capt. Jonathan CarrollTV Show
Warner Brothers Presents1955WilsonTV Show
The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial1955Arnold BaitTV Show
Celebrity Playhouse1955TV Show
Sitting Bull1954Charles Wentworth (as Bill Hopper)Movie
The High and the Mighty1954Roy (as William Dewolf Hopper)Movie
Track of the Cat1954Arthur BridgesMovie
Studio 571954Kip, SmithTV Show
This Is My Love1954District AttorneyMovie
Mayor of the Town1954GirardTV Show
The Ford Television Theatre1952Joe CramerTV Show
Schlitz Playhouse1951Dan MailerTV Show
Lux Video Theatre1950Brad Scott, George, Jim JohansonTV Show
The Last Ride1944Henchman (uncredited), Swank - MechanicMovie
Action in the North Atlantic1943Canadian Soldier (uncredited)Movie
Air Force1943Sergeant (uncredited)Movie
The Hard Way1943Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)Movie
Murder on the Waterfront1943First Sentry (uncredited)Movie
Truck Busters1943Trucker (uncredited)Movie
Across the Pacific1942Orderly (uncredited)Movie
Desperate Journey1942Radio Operator (uncredited)Movie
Gentleman Jim1942Undetermined Role (uncredited)Movie
Juke Girl1942Atlanta Postal Clerk (uncredited)Movie
Lady Gangster1942John (as DeWolf Hopper)Movie
Larceny, Inc.1942Traffic Policeman (uncredited)Movie
The Male Animal1942Reporter on Porch (uncredited)Movie
Yankee Doodle Dandy1942Reporter (uncredited)Movie
Beyond the Line of Duty1942University of Texas Classmate (uncredited)Short Film
Bullet Scars1942Citizens Bank Teller (uncredited)Movie
Busses Roar1942Dark-Haired Sailor at Bar (uncredited)Movie
Escape from Crime1942Hastings (uncredited)Movie
Murder in the Big House1942Reporter (uncredited)Movie
Secret Enemies1942Agent (uncredited)Movie
You Can't Escape Forever1942Soldier (uncredited)Movie
Spy Ship1942Reporter (uncredited)Movie
Divide and Conquer1942Minor Role (uncredited)Short Film
Affectionately Yours1941Airline Attendant (uncredited)Movie
All Through the Night1941Reporter (uncredited)Movie
Blues in the Night1941Billiard Player (uncredited)Movie
Dive Bomber1941Pilot Telling Joe 'Tim Landed RAF Plane' (uncredited)Movie
Footsteps in the Dark1941Police Secretary (uncredited)Movie
International Squadron1941Radio Operator (uncredited)Movie
Manpower1941Power Company Telephone Operator (uncredited)Movie
Navy Blues1941Ensign Walters (uncredited)Movie
The Bride Came C.O.D.1941Keenan's Pilot (as DeWolf Hopper)Movie
The Maltese Falcon1941Reporter (uncredited)Movie
They Died with Their Boots On1941Lt. Frazier (uncredited)Movie
You're in the Army Now1941Supply Man - Gas Masks (uncredited)Movie
A Shot in the Dark1941Reporter (uncredited)Movie
Flight from Destiny1941Travin (as DeWolf Hopper)Movie
Here Comes Happiness1941Skyler (as DeWolf Hopper)Movie
Highway West1941Frank Carson - Murdered Cashier (uncredited)Movie
Knockout1941First Reporter (uncredited)Movie
The Body Disappears1941Terrence Abbott (as DeWolf Hopper)Movie
The Case of the Black Parrot1941Ship's officer reporting false alarm (uncredited)Movie
Throwing a Party1941Short Film
Bullets for O'Hara1941Richard Palmer (as DeWolf Hopper)Movie
Passage from Hong Kong1941Watson (uncredited)Movie
Strange Alibi1941Apartment House Clerk (uncredited)Movie
'Til We Meet Again1940Man (uncredited)Movie
Brother Orchid19402nd Reporter on Return Ship (uncredited)Movie
Castle on the Hudson1940Reporter (uncredited)Movie
Knute Rockne All American1940New York Reporter Covering Knute's Illness (uncredited)Movie
No Time for Comedy1940First-Nighter (uncredited)Movie
The Fighting 69th1940Pvt. Turner (as DeWolf Hopper)Movie
Virginia City1940Lieutenant Reporting Murrell's Attack (uncredited)Movie
Always a Bride1940Man at Campaign Meeting Carrying Michael (uncredited)Movie
Calling Philo Vance1940Clerk at Hotel Nino in Chicago (uncredited)Movie
Flight Angels1940Lefty (as DeWolf Hopper)Movie
Gambling on the High Seas1940Police Boat Radio Operator (uncredited)Movie
Lady with Red Hair1940Lyceum Theater Attendant (uncredited)Movie
Money and the Woman1940J.L. Burns, Bank Depositor (uncredited)Movie
Tear Gas Squad1940George (as DeWolf Hopper)Movie
The Man Who Talked Too Much1940Reporter #2 (uncredited)Movie
Pony Express Days1940St. Joseph Telegrapher (uncredited)Short Film
The Flag of Humanity1940Bill - Union Sentry (uncredited)Short Film
Ladies Must Live1940Joe Barton (as DeWolf Hopper)Movie
The Singing Dude1940Cowboy (uncredited)Short Film
Sockeroo1940Short Film
A Child Is Born1939Intern Going to See Operation (uncredited)Movie
Daughters Courageous1939Striped-Shirted Man at Beach (uncredited)Movie
Dust Be My Destiny1939Reporter (uncredited)Movie
Espionage Agent1939Student (uncredited)Movie
Invisible Stripes1939Society Gent in Top Hat (uncredited)Movie
Midnight1939Flammarions' Party Guest (uncredited)Movie
Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase1939Reporter (as DeWolf Hopper)Movie
On Your Toes1939Ronald - Peggy's Escort (uncredited)Movie
Stagecoach1939Sergeant (uncredited)Movie
The Angels Wash Their Faces1939Photographer (uncredited)Movie
The Old Maid1939John (as DeWolf Hopper)Movie
The Return of Doctor X1939Intern (as DeWolf Hopper)Movie
On Dress Parade1939Soldier Getting Radio Report from H4 (uncredited)Movie
The Cowboy Quarterback1939Handsome Sam Saxon (as DeWolf Hopper)Movie
The Bill of Rights1939Courier (uncredited)Short Film
Pride of the Blue Grass1939Joe (as DeWolf Hopper)Movie
Mystery House1938Lal KillianMovie
The Daredevil Drivers1938Neeley Bus DriverMovie
Love, Honor and Behave1938Yale Tennis Player (uncredited)Movie
Dick Tracy1937Dirigible Pilot (uncredited)Movie
Love Is on the Air1937Eddie GouldMovie
Back in Circulation1937Pete Eddington - a Reporter (uncredited)Movie
Join the Marines1937Marine (uncredited)Movie
Mr. Dodd Takes the Air1937Second Production Manager (uncredited)Movie
Public Wedding1937Anthony (Tony) BurkeMovie
The Adventurous Blonde1937MattMovie
The Footloose Heiress1937Jack PiersonMovie
Larceny on the Air1937Announcer (as De Wolf Hopper)Movie
Over the Goal1937Ken ThomasMovie
Murder with Pictures1936Photographer (uncredited)Movie
The Big Broadcast of 19371936Ship's Officer (uncredited)Movie
The Accusing Finger1936Reporter (as DeWolf Hopper Jr.)Movie
The King Steps Out1936Soldier (uncredited)Movie
Beware of Ladies1936Reporter (uncredited)Movie
Easy to Take1936Radio Monitor Room Man (uncredited)Movie
Sunshine Dad1916Infant in carriage (as DeWolf Hopper Jr.)Movie
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