William Hopper

William Hopper
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William Hopper Biography

William Hopper, born DeWolf Hopper, Jr. (January 26, 1915 – March 6, 1970) was an American actor. Hopper was born in New York City, the only child of singer and comic stage actor DeWolf Hopper (1858–1935) and actress and gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (1885–1966).

Early life

Hopper's debut motion picture appearance was as a baby in his father's 1916 silent movie Sunshine Dad. His mother divorced his father in 1922 and moved to Hollywood with their son.

He is best remembered for playing private detective Paul Drake in more than 250 episodes of television's Perry Mason and for his role as the father of the Natalie Wood character in Rebel Without a Cause.

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William Hopper Awards

1959 Primetime Emmy Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Dramatic Series "Perry Mason" (1957). Nominated