Billy Gray (actor)
William Thomas Gray (born January 13, 1938) is an American actor best known for playing James "Bud" Anderson, Jr. in Father Knows Best. Additionally, he portrayed a young Jim Thorpe in Jim Thorpe – All-American and starred in the science fiction movie The Day the Earth Stood Still. He is also a motorcycle collector and businessman.
Billy Gray in 1977
William Thomas Gray
January 13, 1938
Gray was born in Los Angeles, California, to William H. and Beatrice Gray, and began acting as a child. His mother was an actress, and the both of them appeared in (separate scenes of) Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff.
|1950||Father Is a Bachelor||Feb Chalotte|
|1951||Jim Thorpe – All-American||Jim Thorpe as a child|
|1951||On Moonlight Bay||Wesley Winfield|
|1951||The Day the Earth Stood Still||Bobby Benson||Co-starring role|
|1952||Talk About a Stranger||Robert 'Bud' Fontaine Jr.||Starring role|
|1953||All I Desire||Ted Murdoch|
|1953||By the Light of the Silvery Moon||Wesley Winfield||Supporting role|
|1954||The Outlaw Stallion||Danny Saunders||Starring role|
|1966||The Navy vs. the Night Monsters||CPO Fred Twining||Co-starring role|
|1971||Dusty and Sweets McGee||City Life||Starring role|
|1953||Adventures of Superman||Alan Harper||Young Alan Harper (Bill Gray) snaps photo of Clark Kent changing to Superman.|
|1954–1960||Father Knows Best||James "Bud" Anderson Jr.||Main role|
|1957||The Thin Man||Mike Edwards||Guest appearance in episode "Come Back Darling Asta"|
|1965||Rawhide||Lindsay McCullers||Guest appearance in episode "Moment in the Sun"|
|1977||The Father Knows Best Reunion||James "Bud" Anderson Jr.||TV film|
|1977||Father Knows Best: Home for Christmas||James "Bud" Anderson Jr.||TV film|
- "Ken Hall, "Billy Gray, Bud from Father Knows Best. Collects Racing Motorcycles"". go-star.com. Retrieved April 30, 2010.
- Edward Torchy Smith. "Billy Grey, better known as Bud from Father Knows Best" (Podcast). Baby Boomers Talk Radio. Retrieved December 5, 2019.