Bill Bixby

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Quotes (46)

  • Bill Bixby: As a viewer, I want to make the choice as to when to laugh. I don't want to be told. I want to get credit for some kind of intelligence.

  • Bill Bixby: In show business, you have to realize that everyone, in fact, is a freak--and that's something they don't tell you about when you go to acting school. People treat you differently because you happen to be a "celebrity."

  • Bill Bixby: Why did I choose acting? Because instinctively, it felt right. As a result, I find myself in a minority of people working at a job I dearly love. I get up in the morning and I get to go to work. I drive to work with a passion, that's a lovely state of affairs. I really, really love it.

  • Bill Bixby: I started in broad comedy, pure slapstick, then progressed from situation comedy to situation realty. When you do more serious stuff, you're 'taken seriously'. That makes me laugh because comedy is harder.

  • Bill Bixby: When I'm acting, I'm not lying. I'm only withholding the rest of myself that isn't pertinent.

  • Bill Bixby: I don't try to be funny. I guess you'd call me an improvisational actor. I don't realize I've been funny until after I've done it.

  • Bill Bixby: I learn about acting by watching real people. If I'm trying to interpret a new character I'll find someone who suits that character and I'll watch him.

  • Bill Bixby: (Sharing his thoughts regarding the controversial subject matter in Steambath) I've never had stage fright. Not even on Broadway. Not until I did Steambath.

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Trivia (31)

  • Bill Bixby is seen in the 2008 movie The Incredible Hulk. As Bruce Banner switches TV channels, Bixby can be seen in a clip from The Courtship of Eddie's Father.

  • When Bill Bixby performed magic tricks for his series The Magician, he did so with one take of the camera. He didn't rely on multiple camera shots to cover any flaws in the trick.

  • When The Incredible Hulk first aired in 1978, Bill Bixby was concerned that his son Christopher would be frightened to see his father turning into a green creature. Therefore, Bixby wouldn't allow his son to watch the show.

  • Between 1963 and 1979, Bill Bixby appeared on the cover of TV Guide 6 times.

  • Bill Bixby is best remembered by the public for his starring roles as Tom Corbett in The Courtship of Eddie's Father and as Dr. David Banner in The Incredible Hulk.

  • Bill Bixby attended the same college with and was the classmate of Miss America 1955 and future actress, Lee Meriwether.

  • After Larry Hagman ultimately turned down the role of Dr. David Banner in The Incredible Hulk, the role was given to Bill Bixby. Hagman was already under contract with Lorimar at the time.

  • When offered the leading role for The Incredible Hulk, Bill Bixby didn't want to do the series, but changed his mind, after reading the script and was cast at the last minute.

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