Bill Erwin

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Birthday
2, 1914
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Dec 29, 2010 (96)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
2, 1914
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Dec 29, 2010 (96)

About

Remembered for his Emmy-nominated role as Sid Fields on the popular American sitcom Seinfeld, this character actor also appeared in episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation and I Love Lucy and in such films as Man from Del Rio and Somewhere In Time.

Before Fame

After earning a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin, he studied theater at Southern California's Pasadena Playhouse and went on to serve during World War II in the U.S. Army Air Forces.

Trivia

He played the father of a young Jack Nicholson's character in the 1958 film Cry Baby Killer. When he was not on set, he worked as a cartoonist, publishing pieces in Los Angeles magazine and The New Yorker.

Family Life

His marriage to fellow journalist and actor Fran MacLachlan Erwin resulted in four children: Kelly, Lindsey, Timothy, and Michael.

Associated With

He played small roles in such John Hughes films as Planes, Trains, and Automobiles; Dennis the Menace; and Home Alone.