Born in Oak Park, Illinois.
Started in Movies in the early 1940's.
Joined the Military in 1944, he was discharged in 1946. He went back to his career in 1947. William was in dozens of movies and TV shows.
Besides starring in the TV show, "It's A Great Life" 1954-1956, he guest starred on many TV shows, such as "The Rifleman", "The Millionaire" "The Ford Television Theatre", and "Riverboat".