Mostly Credited As: William Hopper
Sometimes Credited As: Bill Hopper
Birth Name: William DeWolf Hopper Jr.
Date Of Birth: January 26, 1915 (Age 55)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: New York City, New York
Date Of Death: March 06, 1970
Cause Of Death: Pneumonia
Height: 6' 3" (1.9 m)
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William Hopper grew up among the glitz and glamor of Hollywood. His mother was Hedda Hopper the famous showbiz gossip columnist.
Had a bit part as a reporter in the classic 1941 private eye drama The Maltese Falcon.
Served in the U.S. Navy as a diver during World War II.
Originally read for the role of Perry Mason but ended up being cast as private eye Paul Drake instead.
Played Natalie Wood's father in the classic 1954 youth angst drama Rebel Without a Cause.
Not related to actor/director Dennis Hopper.
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