Rhys Williams

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Rhys Williams (31 December 1897 – 28 May 1969) was a Welsh character actor in movies and television, whose career spanned several decades. He made his film debut in How Green Was My Valley (1941). This movie takes place in rural Wales with a large cast of Welsh characters, but was actually filmed in Hollywood with Canadian, American, Irish and English actors. Williams, the only genuine Welshman in the cast, was originally hired solely to coach the actors in their Welsh accents; ultimately director John Ford gave Williams a role in the film. He is recognizable to fans of the TV series Adventures of Superman as a sadistic character in an early episode called "The Evil Three" (1952). His other television appearances were on such programs as CBS's anthology series, The DuPont Show with June Allyson, Peter Gunn, with Steve Allen in the 1960 episode "Play Acting", and The Lloyd Bridges Show. His later appearances were on Temple Houston, 77 Sunset Strip, The Wild Wild West, Twelve O'Clock High, The F.B.I., Mission: Impossible, Mannix, The Donna Reed Show, Here Come the Brides, and The Andy Griffith Show.
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