Jan. 13th, 1938
Los Angeles, California, USA
Billy Gray's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1979 - Love and Bullets
1955 - The Seven Little Foys
1953 - By the Light of the Silvery Moon
1951 - On Moonlight Bay
1951 - The Day the Earth Stood Still
1950 - Three Little Words
1950 - The Killer That Stalked New York
1950 - In a Lonely Place
1949 - The House Across the Street
1949 - Abandoned
1949 - Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff
1947 - The Gangster
1947 - Backlash
1946 - The Strange Woman
1946 - Suspense
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Interviewee
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- His resemblance to actor 'Martin Sheen' (qv) was exploited in the film short _Porklips Now (1980)_ (qv), a parody of _Apocalypse Now (1979)_ (qv), where he played the character of Health Inspector Will Dullard, based om Sheen's performance of Capt. Benjamin L. Willard.
- Portrays 'Bryan Foy' (qv) as a teen in _The Seven Little Foys (1955)_ (qv).
- Son of actress 'Beatrice Gray' (qv).
- Billy Gray has been involved in 'Speedway' Motorcycle Racing as a Competitor during the 70s, 80s & 90s. His 'Speedway' Bike was known as the 'Orange Crate Special', then later as the 'Orange Blossom Special'. The name was given to Billy's bike By the Announcer at Irwindale Raceway due to the solid orange rims that Billy used on his 'Speedway Bike'.
- Inventor of the F-1 guitar pick.
- In July, 1998, Billy Gray settled a libel suit he brought against noted film critic and historian 'Leonard Maltin' (qv), known for his annual guides on available movies and videos. In all guides from 1974 to 1998, Maltin mistakenly listed Mr. Gray as a real-life drug addict and pusher in the critique of _Dusty and Sweets McGee (1971)_ (qv). Billy appeared in the film only as an actor. Part of the suit brought against 'Leonard Maltin' required that he publicly apologize for the 27-year long defamation of character. He did so, during a press conference, on the morning of July 18, 1998.
- Today, those who fondly recall him in the archetypal 1950s family sitcom _"Father Knows Best" (1954)_ (qv) may be surprised to learn that when the series debuted in 1954, the show did so poorly in the ratings that CBS canceled it in March of 1955. A flood of protests came from viewers insisting that the show be reinstated. The show was moved to an earlier time, and it gradually became a hit.
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