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Bill Bixby Biography

Birth Name:
Wilfred Bailey Bixby
Birth Place:
San Fernando, California, United States
Actor, director

Fast Facts

  • Graduated from San Francisco's Lowell High School, which also produced such luminaries as scientist Dian Fossey and John F
  • Kennedy's press secretary Pierre Salinger
  • Dropped out of college only a few credits shy of graduating
  • Made his TV debut on The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis in 1961
  • Turned down the role of Marlo Thomas' boyfriend in the series That Girl
  • Was an accomplished magician
  • Landed the role of Dr
  • David Banner on The Incredible Hulk only after Larry Hagman turned it down
  • Publicly battled prostate cancer, which ultimately took his life in November of 1993


  • 1971Emmy-Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series: nominated


  • Laura Jane Michael -- Ex-wife
  • Wilfred Everett Bixby -- Father
  • Jane Bixby -- Mother
  • Christopher Bixby -- Son
  • Judith Kliban -- Wife