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William Challee

Born: Apr 6, 1904

Death: Mar 11, 1989

Birthplace: Chicago

Profession: Actor

Nationality: United States

William Challee

Date of Birth : Apr 6, 1904
Date of Death : Mar 11, 1989
Birth Place : Chicago

William Challee was an American actor. He appeared on Broadway by 1926 and by 1931 in early Group Theatre productions. In 1937 Challee staged a series of one-act plays One Act Plays of the Sea consisting of: Bound East for Cardiff, In the Zone, The Long Voyage Home and Moon of the Caribbees all written by Eugene O'Neill. They were produced by the Federal Theatre Project of the WPA running for 68 performances from October 29, 1937 at the Lafayette Theatre in Harlem. By 1940 he was living in Chicago and by the middle 1940s he was working in films in California, mainly in supporting and uncredited roles. He appeared in a 1953 episode of the TV Series, The Lone Ranger. Later, he appeared in a lot of television series as a supporting character actor, including an appearance in at least one episode of Perry Mason: "The Case of the Runaway Corpse", from season 1, 1957.


  • Actor

Also known as

  • Bill Challee
  • William Chalee
  • William Challe
  • William John Challee


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