Actor William Bramley

William Bramley (April 18, 1928 – October 28, 1985) was an American actor.


Born in New York, New York, Bramley graduated from Bucknell University in 1953. While there, he was involved with the Cap and Dagger Club theatrical organization.

Bramley made his film debut in the Academy Award-winning 1961 movie musical West Side Story, co-directed by Robert Wise and co-starring Richard Beymer. Bramley played the role of policeman Officer Krupke. He also appeared in the 1968 film Madigan. Other film credits include Gunpoint (1966), I Love You, Alice B. Toklas (1968), Getting Straight (1970), Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? (1970), Doctors’ Wives (1971), Bless the Beasts & Children (1971), Hangup (1974), Revenge of the Cheerleaders (1976), and The Wild Life (1984).

He appeared in TV movies including Ready for the People (1964), Trial Run (1969), Michael O’Hara the Fourth (1972), The Last Day (1975), Tough Girl (1981).

Bramley played a number of characters in various TV series including the lead policeman in the second-season episode of the TV series Star Trek entitled “Bread and Circuses”. Bramley made guest appearances on such TV series as Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Combat!, Straightaway, Kentucky Jones, Lassie (1969 episode “Patsy”),The Virginian, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie (as a policeman), Emergency!, McCloud, Gomer Pyle, and Barnaby Jones. ‘’1973, Adam 12’’

Bramley died on October 28, 1985, in the Tarzana Medical Center in Tarzana, California, at the age of 57.


Year Title Role Notes
1961 West Side Story Sergeant Krupke
1962 Straightaway Bracken Episode “Escape to Darkness”
1963 The Virginian Charlie Tressider Episode “To Make This Place Remember”
1963 The Thrill of It All Angry Driver
1965 Kentucky Jones Cal Dryer Episode “Most Precious Gold”
1966 Gunpoint Hoag
1968 Madigan O’Brien Uncredited
1968 I Love You, Alice B. Toklas 1st Patrolman
1970 Getting Straight Wade Linden
1970 Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came Deputy Henry
1971 Doctors’ Wives Dr. Hagstrom
1971 Bless the Beasts and Children Mr. Goodenow
1974 Hangup Simpson
1976 Revenge of the Cheerleaders Walter Hartlander
1984 The Wild Life Security Officer (final film role)

External Links

Actor William Bramley – Wikipedia

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