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Billy Halop
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Birth Date:February 11, 1920
Astrology Sign:Aquarius
Chinese Sign:Sheep - Yang
Birth Name:William G Halop
Birth Place:Brooklyn, NY
Died Date:November 9, 1976

Occupation:Movie Actor

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Billy Halop

Biography:Billy Halop (February 11, 1920 - November 9, 1976). He was born in New York City and was an American actor.

He came from a theatrical family; his mother was a dancer, and his sister Florence Halop was a radio actress. After several years as a well-paid radio juvenile, Billy was cast as Tommy Gordon in the Broadway production of Sidney Kingsley's Dead End in 1935, where he was accorded star status. Traveling to Hollywood with the rest of the Dead End Kids when Samuel Goldwyn produced a film version of the play in 1937, Billy had no trouble lining up important roles, specializing in tough kids, bullies, and reform school inmates in such major pictures as Dust be My Destiny (1939) and Tom Brown's School Days (1940).

A long-standing rivalry between Halop and fellow Dead-Ender Leo Gorcey led to his break with the Dead End Kids and its offspring groups, the East Side Kids and the Bowery Boys.

After serving in World War II, Halop found that he'd grown too old to be effective in the roles that had brought him fame. At one point, he was reduced to starring in a cheap East Side Kids imitation at PRC studios, Gas House Kids (1946). Diminishing film work, marital difficulties, and a drinking problem eventually ate away at Halop's show business career.

In 1960, he married Suzanne Roe, who had multiple sclerosis. The nursing skills he learned while taking care of his wife led him to steady work as a registered nurse at St. John's Hospital in Malibu. For the rest of his life, Billy Halop supplemented his nursing income with small TV and movie roles, gaining a measure of prominence as Archie Bunker's cab-driving pal Bert Munson on the '70s TV series All in the Family.

Billy was married three times:

Suzanne Roe (17 December 1960 - 1967) (divorced) Barbara Hoon (14 February 1948 - 5 March 1958) (divorced) Helen Tupper (1946 - 14 January 1947) (divorced) He died on November 9, 1976, at the age of 56 from a heart attack and is interred at Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. The specific location is in the Garden of Sher Mot, Crypt # 64181.

Achievements: (Filmography)
Archie Bunker(1972-1976) (TV)....Bert Munson
The Phantom of Hollywood (1974) (TV) .... Studio Engineer
"O'Hara, U.S. Treasury"
- Operation: Bandera (1971) TV Episode .... Bart
"Bracken's World" (1969) TV Series (uncredited) .... Pat, projectionist (1969-1970)
"Land of the Giants"
- Our Man O'Reilly (1969) TV Episode .... Harry the Bartender
- Log 123: Courtroom (1969) TV Episode .... Judge Perkins
"Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C."
- A Dog Is a Dog Is a Dog (1968) TV Episode .... Attendant
- Sergeant of the Guard (1965) TV Episode .... Hawkins
Fitzwilly (1967) (uncredited) .... Restaurant owner
... aka A Garden of Cucumbers
... aka Fitzwilly Strikes Back (UK)
... aka Gun Law (UK)
... aka Marshal Dillon (USA: rerun title)
- Stranger in Town (1967) TV Episode .... Bartender
- The Returning (1967) TV Episode .... Barney
- My Father, My Son (1966) TV Episode .... Bartender
Mister Buddwing (1966) .... 2nd Cab Driver
... aka Woman Without a Face
"The F.B.I."
- To Free My Enemy (1965) TV Episode .... Manager
"The Andy Griffith Show"
... aka Andy of Mayberry (USA: rerun title)
- Opie and the Carnival (1965) TV Episode .... Charlie
- The Big House (1963) TV Episode .... Tiny
"Vacation Playhouse"
- Papa G.I. (1964) TV Episode .... Soldier #2
"Perry Mason"
- The Case of the Antic Angel (1964) TV Episode .... Barman
- The Case of the Elusive Element (1963) TV Episode .... Man
- The Case of the Lonely Eloper (1962) TV Episode .... Corbett
A Global Affair (1964) .... Cab Driver
Move Over, Darling (1963) (uncredited) .... Seaman
"The Fugitive"
- Terror at High Point (1963) TV Episode .... Mike
The Wheeler Dealers (1963) (uncredited) .... Subpoena Server
... aka Separate Beds (UK)
For Love or Money (1963) .... Elevator Operator
... aka The Three-Way Match
... aka Three on a Match
The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963) (uncredited) .... Milkman
"I'm Dickens, He's Fenster"
- Mr. Takeover (1963) TV Episode (as Bill Halop) .... Attendant
Boys' Night Out (1962) (uncredited) .... Elevator Operator
"The New Breed"
- Walk This Street Lightly (1962) TV Episode
"Wanted: Dead or Alive"
- Mental Lapse (1960) TV Episode .... Hotrl Clerk
"Richard Diamond, Private Detective"
... aka Call Mr. D.e
- Two for Paradise (1959) TV Episode .... Charlie Cole
Air Strike (1955) .... Lt. Cmdr. Orville Swanson
"The Jack Benny Program"
... aka The Jack Benny Show
- Entire Cast Show (1954) TV Episode
"Your Favorite Story"
- Lady and the Law (1954) TV Episode
- Turtle Island (1953) TV Episode
- The World Beyond (1953) TV Episode
"Robert Montgomery Presents"
... aka Lucky Strike Theater
... aka Montgomery's Summer Stock
... aka The Robert Montgomery Summer Theater
- The Pale Blonde of Sand Street (1954) TV Episode
"The Cisco Kid"
- The Fugitive (1953) TV Episode .... Dr. Jerome Alpers
- Bullets and the Booby Trap (1953) TV Episode .... Cass Rankin
"Boston Blackie"
- The Heist Job (1953) TV Episode .... Johnny Evans
"The Unexpected"
... aka Times Square Playhouse
- Born Again (1952) TV Episode
"Racket Squad"
- Accidentally on Purpose (1952) TV Episode .... Salesman
Too Late for Tears (1949) (uncredited) .... Boat attendant
Challenge of the Range (1949) (as William Halop) .... Reb Matson
Dangerous Years (1947) (as William Halop) .... Danny Jones
Gas House Kids (1946) .... Tony Albertini
Mug Town (1943) .... Tommy Davis
Junior Army (1942) .... James 'Jimmie' Fletcher
Tough As They Come (1942) .... Tommy Clark
Junior G-Men of the Air (1942) .... Billy 'Ace' Holden
Blues in the Night (1941) .... Peppi
Sea Raiders (1941) .... Billy Adams
Mob Town (1941) .... Tom Barker
Hit the Road (1941) .... Tom
Sky Raiders (1941) .... Tim Bryant
Give Us Wings (1940) .... Tom
Junior G-Men (1940) .... Billy Barton
You're Not So Tough (1940) .... Tommy Abraham Lincoln
Tom Brown's School Days (1940) .... Flashman
Call a Messenger (1939) .... Jimmy Hogan
On Dress Parade (1939) .... Cadet Maj. Jack Rollins(DEK COLLECTION)
Dust Be My Destiny (1939) .... Hank Glenn
The Angels Wash Their Faces (1939) .... William R. 'Billy' Shafter(DEK COLLECTION)
Hell's Kitchen (1939) .... Tony Marco(DEK COLLECTION)
You Can't Get Away with Murder (1939) .... John 'Johnny' Stone WITH HUMPHREY BOGART
They Made Me a Criminal (1939) .... Tommy(DEK COLLECTION)
Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) .... Soapy(DEK COLLECTION)
Little Tough Guy (1938) .... Johnny Boylan
Crime School (1938) .... Frank 'Frankie' Warren(DEK COLLECTION)
Dead End (1937) .... Tommy Gordon (DEK COLLECTION)

Chinese Horoscope for Billy Halop
Includes characteristics and Vices
Billy Halop's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 01, 1919 - February 19, 1920
Birthday: February 11, 1920

The Sheep is a Yang,
and is the Eighth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Good Manners
Lack of Foresight

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Billy Halop's Personality Tarot Card The Chariot - Personality Card

Birthday: February 11, 1920

A struggle or conflict, yet strong potential for triumph over adversity.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Billy Halop's Growth Tarot Card The World

Birthday: February 11, 2024

The realization of a prize or goal; success, triumph, achievement.




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