Birth Date: May 5, 1932 / Age: 85
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Also Credited as: Will Hutchens
Biography: Lanky and likeable Will Hutchins was born in Los Angeles, California in 1932 and went to Pomona College and UCLA while spending two years as an Army cryptographer. Practically out of nowhere, he was discovered by a Warner Bros. TV talent scout and signed without any previous experience. Besides appearing as a guest on many TV westerns like "Maverick" (1957), he earned his own series "Sugarfoot" (1957), which ran a respectable four seasons.
In the meantime, he broke into films, the most important being Merrill's Marauders (1962), and co-starred in a two-year stage tour of "Never Too Late". His gawky comedy style was put to the test as well in the 60s with two short-lived series, "Hey, Landlord" (1966) and "Blondie" (1968), in which he played Dagwood Bumstead. He also backed up Elvis Presley in three of his mediocre film efforts. As is often the case with a TV star, Will floundered in the 70s and eventually turned his back on Hollywood and became, of all things, a ringmaster and clown for various circuses. Once wed to Carol Burnett's younger sister, Chrissie, Will has also worked behind-the-scenes for NBC and still attends conventions on occasion, more recently the 2004 Cincinnati Old Time Radio Convention where he received the "Stone-Waterman Award".