William Reynolds, 90, died on August 24 from pneumonia complications. He was well-known for his roles in The F.B.I. as SAC Kendall Lisbon/Franklin Benton and Special Agent Tim Colby. Eric Reynolds, William’s son, broke the news. It is uncertain if he was hospitalized or at home at the time of his death. Furthermore, specifics about his funeral will be released shortly.
Farewell WILLIAM REYNOLDS. Handsome actor at Universal. TV regular on THE FBI. Memorable as the son who resents his mother’s affair w/ a young Rock Hudson in Douglas Sirk’s ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS (‘55). A nice guy, a solid actor & a smoldering hottie! #RIP https://t.co/54dSx4WN1f
— Steve Hayes (@SteveHayesTOQ) August 31, 2022
In The F.B.I., William Reynolds portrayed two roles.
Although William Reynolds featured in a number of films and television programs during his career, he is most known for his part in the ABC police drama The F.B.I. From 1966 through 1967, Reynolds played SAC Kendall Lisbon/Franklin Benton in a supporting role. From 1967 until 1974, he was a series regular as Special Agent Tim Colby. He appeared in 161 episodes in all, and although there isn’t much information about the character, he was crucial to the plot’s progression. The F.B.I. broadcast 241 episodes over nine seasons from September 1965 to April 1974, distributed by Warner Bros. Television Distribution.
William Reynolds briefly served in the United States Army.
William de Clarq Reynolds, born on December 9, 1931, enrolled at Pasadena City College and joined the radio department. While performing in tiny parts on the stage, he was seen by a talent agent, who signed him to Universal Studios in 1952. He made his debut in the 1952 romantic picture Carrie. He joined the United States Army in 1952 and returned to cinema in 1955 with Cult of the Cobra. Following this were films such as All That Heaven Allows, There’s Always Tomorrow, and Has Anyone Seen My Gal? He subsequently opted to work on television since he was weary of performing the same characters over and again. He later appeared as a guest on an episode of Holiday at Hollow Rock.
Reynolds starred in the 1959 TV series Pete Kelly’s Blues before moving on to a supporting part in the ABC adventure drama series The Islanders from 1960 to 1961. He appeared as a guest in an episode of the ABC drama series The Roaring 20s. In 1961, William portrayed Johnny Tremayne in an episode of The Brahma Bull. Reynolds appeared in the ABC sitcom The Gallant Men and as Hoodoo Henderson in the 1966 drama picture Follow Me, Boys! Reynolds continues to appear as a guest star on series such as Dragnet and The Twilight Zone.
He changed careers after appearing on The F.B.I. In 2004, Reynold became a businessman and attended a Twilight Zone conference in Los Angeles. William was married to Molly Sinclair, an actress. They married in 1950, and they had two children, a girl and a boy. Molly, on the other hand, died in 1992.