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Billy Gray

Born Jan 13, 1938

William Thomas "Billy" Gray, is a former American actor known primarily for his role as James "Bud" Anderson, Jr. , in 193 episodes of the NBC and CBS situation comedy, Father Knows Best, which aired between 1954 and 1960. Gray's fellow cast members were Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, and Lauren Chapin. He is also a motorcycle aficionado, and maintains a large collection of them.… Read More

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1938 Birth Born on January 13, 1938.
1943 5 Years Old In 1943, Billy Gray, at five years of age, appeared with his mother in separate scenes in the film Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, with Bela Lugosi.


1951 13 Years Old In 1951, at age 13, he appeared in the film Jim Thorpe -- All-American, with Burt Lancaster in the lead role. … Read More
1953 15 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1953, Gray was slated to play the part of Tagg Oakley in the syndicated western series Annie Oakley, starring Gail Davis and Brad Johnson and did appear in the episode "Bull's Eye". … Read More
1955 17 Years Old In 1955, Gray appeared in "The Seven Little Foys," which stars Bob Hope as famed vaudeville entertainer Eddie Foy, in the teen role of Bryan Lincoln Foy.
1957 19 Years Old In 1957, while still on Father Knows Best, Gray appeared as Mike Edwards in the episode "Come Back Darling Asta" of Peter Lawford's NBC crime series The Thin Man, based on the work of Dashiell Hammett.


1960 22 Years Old After Father Knows Best, Gray appeared in several dozen single-appearance television roles. In 1960, he guest starred as Frankie Niles in the episode "Dark Return" of the ABC western series, Stagecoach West, a program similar to the longer-running Wagon Train. … Read More
1961 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1961, he played Johnny Blatner in the episode "Two-Way Deal" of the Henry Fonda/Allen Case NBC western The Deputy.
1962 24 Years Old In 1962, he appeared on CBS's The Red Skelton Show. … Read More
1964 26 Years Old In 1964, he was Colin Martin in "Tigers Are for Jungles" in ABC's crime drama Arrest and Trial, with Chuck Connors.
1967 29 Years Old He appeared in 1967 as Billy Nixon in the episode "Desperate Mission" of ABC's short-lived Custer, starring Wayne Maunder in the title role of General George Armstrong Custer. … Read More


1971 33 Years Old In 1971, he appeared as a heroin dealer known as "City Life" in the film Dusty and Sweets McGee. … Read More
1977 39 Years Old On December 18, 1977, Gray appeared in the television movie Father Knows Best: Home for Christmas, a reunion of the entire cast from the former series which had left the air seventeen years earlier, including Lauren Chapin, and veteran stars Robert Young and Jane Wyatt. … Read More


1983 45 Years Old In a 1983 interview, Gray spoke disparagingly of Father Knows Best: … Read More
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