William Griffis (Actor)

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(07-12-1917 - 04-13-1998) Age 81

William Griffis was an actor on stage and television.

He appeared in the following 61 episodes of Radio Mystery Theater
Date Episode Title Plot
07/29/1976 0502 Shotgun Wedding Charlie, a man of about 30, is invited by his co-worker, Gus, to meet his daughter. Gus feels that Charlie will fall instantly in love with Elaine. When Charlie meets her, he does fall in love with her. Then things begin to get strange. Charlie goes back to visit his beloved, but he finds the house and its occupants gone.
08/30/1976 0511 The Night Shift Eddie O'Brian hates going to work driving a bus 9 hours a day until he gets a new bus, #2792. He becomes very protective of it and soon cares more for it than his wife Margie.
10/18/1976 0537 Killer's Appointment A young woman takes the rap and goes to prison for her boyfriend who rips off his employer. When he abandons her while she is in prison, she plots her revenge.
10/21/1976 0539 To Hang by the Neck After the end of the Civil War, Becky Pryor decides to return to the C-Circle-C ranch in Texas just a year after she went there for what she thought was going to be Carrie Conway's wedding but turned out to be her friend's funeral. Carrie's invalid mother now complaines to Becky that the truth is not known about her daughter's suicide. A suspiciously quiet ranch hand, a Northerner, offers to help Becky find out why Carrie might have hanged herself -- if indeed she did.
11/29/1976 0556 The Man Who Couldn't Get Arrested Problems begin when two parallel realities collide: One in which the stock broker murdered his wife and one where his wife is alive
12/23/1976 0570 Double Zero A private investigator working an adultery case stumbles on a murder. Five $20 bills with two zeroes written on them provide the clues.
01/03/1977 0576 Whose Little Girl Are You? A manic-depressive tennis star falls into a pill-induced suicidal stupor. In a daze, she recounts the series of unfortunate events that propelled and reduced her to such a pitiful state.
01/15/1977 0585 Cherchez la Femme
With the intention of making an investment, the owner of a French Quarter restaurant entrusted the sum of $10,000 to a long-time friend and customer. When an unexpected twist of fate resulted in the man’s death, the restaurateur is forced to hire a private eye to track down her money. The search takes him through the shadier side of New Orleans and all the way to New York City, only to find that what he was searching for had been underneath his nose all along.

01/28/1977 0592 My Fair Lady-Killer
A series of deaths involving loose and promiscuous women lead a police detective to believe that the crimes are perpetrated by a serial killer. After narrowing the list of suspects, he is disturbed by the fact that the evidence points to the one person who does not fit the criminal profile supplied by the experts.

02/18/1977 0603 A Heart of Gold A murderous and evil woman fulfills a vainglorious desire to imprint her portrait on special gold coins. In a strange turn of events, the image that appears on the coins is a hideous reflection of her avaricious nature instead of her actual visage.
03/07/1977 0612 Beyond the Barrier A young scientist is terribly injured in a car crash. While in the hospital, he has an out of body experience that propels him into the past. While there, he meets and comes to terms with all the people that greatly impacted his life.
03/10/1977 0614 The Pleading Voice A teenage girl recovering from an illness hears a disembodied voice beg to be let into a ruined building on the property. Her father and their minister explore the ruins to learn the source of the voice.
03/17/1977 0618 Jobo A mildly retarded hick from Texas seems to be the heir of the gods of Easter Island. An archeologist and his daughter take separate paths to discover the truth.
03/28/1977 0624 The Warriors from Loanda Two unscrupulous ivory hunters are unexpectedly stranded in the dense jungles of the Congo and soon succumb to the heat and humidity of the rain forest.  As isolation takes its toll, the two hunters slowly go mad and waste away.
04/07/1977 0630 The High Priest A swindler tries to convince an art appraiser to declare his counterfeit painting to be real and worth millions.
04/08/1977 0631 Blood, Thunder, and a Woman in Green
A private detective in the 1940\'s stumbles into a murder investigation when his tabloid photographer friend is brutally slain over a controversial photo he took.

04/21/1977 0638 Come Away Death An old lawyer makes a deal with Death to forestall his passing. He takes the job of death, and death takes his place. Who got the short end of the deal?
04/28/1977 0642 The Second Chance Lady A door-to-door cosmetics sales lady unwittingly stumbles into the lair of a hold-up guy. She outwits them to stay alive.
05/06/1977 0647 Bottom of the World Arctic scientists must escape when threatened by a planetary catastrophe.
05/20/1977 0651 Wine, Women, and Murder A mild-mannered book seller travels to Germany for a poetry festival and is framed for murder. His only hope is an assistant secretary consulate who is only mildly interested in his case.
05/26/1977 0654 The Countess A French countess recounts her brief attraction to a Spanish prisoner of war and her marriage to a brutal French dignitary.
06/10/1977 0663 The Night We Died It's con man versus con man in this sci-fi story of double-crossing and murder as a veteran of the Lunar Revolt tries to scam a war widow.
06/24/1977 0671 Fan Mail An overly obsessed fan is angry when her favorite soap opera character is killed off, believing it to be real. Meanwhile, the actors live out a real-life soap opera.
06/27/1977 0672 Come, Fill My Cup A train conductor recounts how a regular poker game on commuter train 4321 turned into murder by poison.
07/11/1977 0680 A Scandal in Bohemia The king of a Bohemian nation employs Sherlock Holmes to retrieve a scandulous photo from an old fling. Holmes finally meets his match in cunning and deduction.
07/18/1977 0684 The Bisara of Pooree A British soldier buys a small, mysterious jewelry box that brings him bad luck. His luck doesn't change when the box is stolen. To get the girl of his desire, he must steal it back.
07/25/1977 0688 The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle The gift of a Christmas goose with a valuable jewel inside and an old hat send Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson on the hunt for the goose's owner.
08/17/1977 0696 In the Fog A shell-shocked World War I veteran gets lost in the fog and stumbles into a woman who is anxious because she will miss an appointment. He helps her to find her way home and she later turns up dead.
08/31/1977 0702 The Reunion An American war veteran meets a fellow soldier in Paris, a decade after the D-day at Utah Beach during World War II. He discovers that his friend leads a Jekyll and Hide life.
10/12/1977 0723 The Case of Chateau-Margaux A wounded horse is the only witness to the disappearance of a rich man and his nephew is apprehended for it. A mysterious case of costly wine might be his only salvation.
10/14/1977 0724 The People of Sissora A man spots another at a restaurant dinner and pins him down as the ultimate threat to mankind. It transpires that they are both from a different planet!
10/27/1977 0730 The House by the Seine A French underground movement member becomes a legendary actress. One day, she receives a parcel of a recently used pistol and is quickly framed the assassination of her boyfriend. She must use her unique talents and presence of mind to discover the identity of the real murderer.
11/14/1977 0740 The Gloria Scott The evergreen Sherlock Holmes tale of unravelling a case around a mutiny aboard the ship Gloria Scott with the help of a coded message from one of its survivors.
11/21/1977 0744 She An explorer and the son of his former co-worker journey to a distant island and find a mythic goddess who caused the death of the young man's predecessors. They also find an ancient queen who has waited hundreds of years to wreck revenge on the murderer of her lover.
12/09/1977 0752 This Time Around A man struggles to survive in his career and marriage. But his mind seems ridden with visions of an apocalyptic battle as a medieval knight. Later, Sir Kenneth overruns his mind completely.
12/21/1977 0757 The Big Ten-Cent Hustle An autobiographical sketch narrated by a minty new Mercury dime.
01/04/1978 0763 Family Album A reporter is sent to Europe to work on the story of the death of an infamous gang member. But his behaviour seems strange soon after his arrival. He unearths some strange facts and is soon sucked into a mysterious world where the crook isn't dead yet but can soon be.
01/13/1978 0764 The Laughing Maiden Three adventurous sailors set on a journey to recover Captain Kidd's treasure. But they must contend with odds far greater than they expect as they must save themselves from the Syndicate - a mysterious group hell bent on retrieving the treasure for themselves and the curse of the infamous dead Captain himself.
02/03/1978 0776 The Postmistress of Laurel Run A postmistress tries to save a man devoted to her who also happens to work in the postal service in the next town as he is subjected to the inquiry about the theft of small amounts of money transfer between the two towns.
02/14/1978 0782 Revenge Is Sweet A life of crime, even in the past, can get you into trouble. A former swindler winds up in custody for a crime he did not commit. He tries to walk on the straight and the narrow once he is free by working in an athletic club. But a club member takes a dislike to him and frames him for stealing a purse. Finally driven over the edge, he is prepared to risk prison again to avenge himself.
03/20/1978 0801 All Things Are Possible Set in the picturesque town of Toledo, Ohio, this is the story of a man struggling to keep his faith in jail after he is framed and punished for murdering a co-worker.
03/28/1978 0806 The Ghost in the Well An artist is obsessed with painting the portrait of the spirit of a woman as she recounts her tale.
04/03/1978 0809 Fortune's Favorite An elderly unmarried woman smells deceit when she is receives random invitations for free holidays paid for by a rich sponsor.
05/05/1978 0828 Cool Killer Karl A bizarre story of the mother of a victimised family befriending an infamous killer who took them as hostages.
07/14/1978 0864 The Hanging Judge An English shopkeeper accuses his assistant of theft and gets him arrested. But the alleged thief is permitted to go free by the judge due to lack of evidence. The criminal sets down on a chilling revenge spree both upon his employer and the judge who acquitted him.
08/09/1978 0877 The Versegy Case An investigation of theft in Hungary in the late 19th century leads the investigator to suspect the very professor whose safe was robbed. He also suspects him to be off his rocker.
08/30/1978 0886 The Biggest Fish in the World A delightful farce centered around a woman who tries to enlist the help of the police to save her husband who has been accidentally swallowed by a whale at an amusement park. But an animal rights enthusiast impedes this rescue effort.
09/18/1978 0894 It's Hard to Be Rich An affluent writer moves into an inexpensive apartment in order to write in peace. But his dreams are shattered by the blaring piano music from the nest door flat. But this isn't a story about a petty neighbourly quarrel - since the next door apartment is non-existent.
11/17/1978 0919 The Favor of Women In the year 3039, Earth has long since depleted its natural resources and must import all requirements from other places. When the planet that provides them with Selco- the main source of the Earth's energy abruptly cancels all shipments, an astronaut is sent to initiate talks with the planet's queen.
12/01/1978 0925 Squaring The Triangle After unwittingly spending time with the wife of one of his employees when he is stranded in a remote airport due to a snowstorm, he falls for her. Praying for his death, the CEO sends her husband on a dangerous assignment.
05/02/1979 0976 The Fabulous Pillow A man is revisited by a strange dream when he loses consciousness during a car crash. In the vision, he goes to seek help and finds himself in the company of a former coworker whom he defended against robbery charges at the cost of his own job. To make amends, the man hands over the stolen goods.
07/23/1979 0999 No Man's Land In a small French village, two American soldiers are captured and sentenced to death for their so-called crimes during World War II.
09/26/1979 1016 The Eighth Day On his death bed, an old man promises to return from the grave should his good for nothing son-in-law mistreat his daughter. The son remembers his in-law's vow a little too late.
11/19/1979 1031 The God That Failed On the way home after visiting a third world country on a diplomatic mission, a U.S. senator is knocked unconscious during a plane crash. He wakes up in the midst of a primitive tribe willing to hail him as a god once he fulfills two requirements: to marry a local woman and perform a miracle.
11/21/1979 1032 By Word of Mouth The princess of a primitive Indian tribe becomes an outcast when she is treated by a young doctor. His soft heart is moved and he marries her. When she passes on due to her illness, he vows to liberate her people from the religion that keeps them chained to the ravages of disease.
12/25/1979 1041 Death is a Woman A trio of friends are invited to the seaside residence of another of their comrades, and he discloses the power of a mysterious talking painting in his bedroom. After each taking a turn sleeping in their friend's quarters, they learn a new thing about the women they love.
03/19/1980 1069 The Death Wish While meditating, a highly stressed businessman has visions of his wife\'s infidelity. During these \"rhapsodic\" episodes, he is also hounded by an ethereal beauty that convinces him to step into another dimension to be with her.

04/07/1980 1074 Madame Sirocco In order to solve the mysterious disappearance the young daughter of a first-generation immigrant, the police department enlists the help of a noted psychic.
10/20/1982 1384 Last Days of a Dictator A tragic tale of the rise and fall of one of history's greatest dictators during World War II, Benito Mussolini.
11/09/1982 1391 Portrait of the Past An unusual coat of arms on an heirloom piece leads a curious jeweler into discovering his uncle's involvement with an 18-year old girl and the mystery surrounding her unexplained death.
11/25/1982 1396 The Reigate Mystery The brilliant Sherlock Holmes is tasked to solve a pair of almost identical cases that have resulted in murder.


2 Responses to Griffis William

I can't believe that nobody has commented on this actor. He was great. He played an insufferable ass of a boss in 'Revenge is sweet'. You'll love to hate this guy in this episode.

Greg

he was great in 'Come Fill My Cup'..I also heard him in an X-Minus One Episode..

Brian Collins


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