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Bill Bolender
Born (1940-11-14) November 14, 1940 (age 81)
Chicago
Years active1986–present

Bill Bolender is an American character actor and artist, mainly known for small appearances in RoboCop 2, JFK, Reality Bites, The Shawshank Redemption, Nixon and Dante's Peak.

His guest starring appearances include roles in The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., Walker, Texas Ranger, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (as an Albino alien in the episode "Blood Oath"), NYPD Blue, Alias, Deadwood and in the Desperate Housewives episode "No One Is Alone". He also had a recurring role as Captain Ross in JAG.

Other credits

Motion picture credits

Year Title Role Notes
1988 D.O.A. Nick Lang Sr.
1988 Paramedics Dying Man
1988 It Takes Two Judd Rogers
1988 Il nido del ragno Chancellor Hubbard
1989 Ninth Life Ray
1990 Black Snow Grimes
1990 RoboCop 2 Cabbie
1991 JFK Prisoner Powell
1992 Bonnie & Clyde: The True Story Farmer Jones
1994 Reality Bites Truck Driver
1994 Plughead Rewired: Circuitry Man II Pvt. Richards
1994 The Shawshank Redemption Elmo Blatch
1995 Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead Stevie's Dad
1995 Midnight Man Randy
1995 Wild Bill Bartender at Way Station
1995 Nixon Bethesda Doctor
1996 Infinity Isadore Rabi
1997 Dante's Peak Sheriff Turner
1998 The Commissioner Arthur Groom
1998 Overdrive Jim Bryant
1999 The Settlement Shamansky
2003 Rose's (aka Confessions of a Florist) Mr. Matinez
2018 Looking Glass Ben

Television credits

Year Title Role Notes
1986 Dallas: The Early Years 4th Player TV Movie, Uncredited
1987 Uncle Tom's Cabin Trader TV Movie
1987 The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains Rayford TV Movie
1988 Pancho Barnes Col. Rand TV Movie
1989 Dream Date Billie Ray TV Movie
1990 Challenger Horace Lamberth TV Movie
1991 In Broad Daylight Frank Snow TV Movie
1991 Final Verdict Jim Davin TV Movie
1992 Ned Blessing: The True Story of My Life Twister Taylor TV Movie
1992 Trial: The Price of Passion TV Movie
1993 Jack Reed: Badge of Honor Stan Howell TV Movie
1993 Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald George de Mohrenschildt TV Movie
1994 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine The Albino 1 episode
1995 Suspect Device Hank TV Movie
1995-1998 JAG Captain 'Skipper' Ross 5 episodes
1996 Smoke Jumpers Cranshaw TV Movie
1996 Crime of the Century English-speaking Pastor TV Movie
1997 Quicksilver Highway Scooter TV Movie
1997 A Thousand Men and a Baby Gen. Maxwell Taylor TV Movie
1998 Still Holding On: The Legend of Cadillac Jack Lenny TV Movie
1999 Hefner: Unauthorized Glenn Hefner TV Movie

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