Famous Faces on "The Phil Silvers Show:Sgt Bilko" (Season One)!

by gattonero975 | created - 31 Aug 2015 | updated - 27 Sep 2016 | Public

As head of the motor pool at Fort Baxter in Roseville, Kansas, the fast-talking Bilko is a regular at every poker game in town. His other platoon members are a motley group of lovable goons who would follow their beloved leader anywhere, knowing deep down that Bilko's really a softy with a heart of gold. This Emmy-winning sitcom was one of early television's 1st mega-hits, with brilliant visual gags and snappy dialogue performed by comic genius Phil Silvers as Master Sergeant Ernest G. Bilko. Co-starring with Silvers was Harvey Lembeck, Allan Melvin and Paul Ford as Colonel Hall. The Phil Silvers Show is one of TV's true comedy masterpieces....Here are some of the stars that were involved in this icoinic show....

1. Herbie Faye

Actor | Thoroughly Modern Millie

Herbie Faye was born on February 2, 1899 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967), The New Phil Silvers Show (1963) and The Harder They Fall (1956). He was married to Mary Lou. He died on June 28, 1980 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

"Cpl. Sam Fender"

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 3 The WAC (4 Oct. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 5 A.W.O.L. (18 Oct. 1955) (uncredited)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 6 The Boxer (25 Oct. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 7 The Hoodlum (1 Nov. 1955)

2. John Alexander

Actor | Arsenic and Old Lace

Making his stage debut at age 16, John Alexander joined a Shakespearean repertory company and in 1917 appeared on Broadway in "The Merchant of Venice." Although he played many parts on both stage and in films, his best known role was that of the crazed Teddy Brewster--the son who thinks he's ...

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 4 The Horse (11 Oct. 1955) General Strait

3. Barbara Barrie

Actress | Breaking Away

After endless stage and television work, Barrie received a Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress for her performance in the ground-breaking racial drama One Potato, Two Potato (1964), as Julie, a young, white mother who marries a black man after she and her daughter are abandoned by her ...

"WAC Cpl. Edna Martin"

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 3 The WAC (4 Oct. 1955)

4. Terry Carter

Actor | Foxy Brown

Terry Carter, a native of Brooklyn, New York, is a graduate of Stuyvesant High School in New York City. He attended Hunter College, Boston University - School of Communications, U.C.L.A. - School of Theater, Film, and Television, and St. John's University School of Law. He earned a Bachelor of ...

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 6 The Boxer (25 Oct. 1955) Grover's Boxer

5. Paul Ford

Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

If any man ever had a curmudgeon character face absolutely made for TV and film, it was Paul Ford. Small-eyed, balding, lugubrious, pot-bellied and with a memorable plum nose to rival that of the great Karl Malden, he made a very late entry into show business, finding major success as blowhard ...

"Col. John T. Hall"

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 1 New Recruits (20 Sep. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 2 The Empty Store (27 Sep. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 3 The WAC (4 Oct. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 4 The Horse (11 Oct. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 6 The Boxer (25 Oct. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 7 The Hoodlum (1 Nov. 1955)

6. Mickey Freeman

Actor | The Phil Silvers Show

Mickey Freeman was born on February 12, 1917 in New York City, New York, USA as Irving Freeman. He was an actor, known for The Phil Silvers Show (1955), Keep in Step (1959) and Shamus (1973). He died on September 21, 2010 in New York City.

"Pvt. Fielding Zimmerman"

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 0 (unaired pilot) You'll Never Get Rich (13 Sep. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 1 New Recruits (20 Sep. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 2 The Empty Store (27 Sep. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 4 The Horse (11 Oct. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 7 The Hoodlum (1 Nov. 1955) (uncredited)

7. Ned Glass

Actor | West Side Story

Veteran Polish-born character actor Ned Glass grew up in New York. After working in vaudeville he started acting in small parts on Broadway from the early 1930s. He gained further experience in the capacity of theatrical production supervisor before entering motion pictures in 1937 as an MGM ...

"MSgt. Andy Pendleton"

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 1 New Recruits (20 Sep. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 2 The Empty Store (27 Sep. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 3 The WAC (4 Oct. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 6 The Boxer (25 Oct. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 7 The Hoodlum (1 Nov. 1955) (uncredited)

8. Pat Hingle

Actor | Batman

Pat Hingle (real name: Martin Patterson Hingle) was born in Miami, Florida, the son of a building contractor. His parents divorced when Hingle was still in his infancy (he never knew his father) and his mother supported the family by teaching school in Denver. She then began to travel (with her son...

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 5 A.W.O.L. (18 Oct. 1955) Pvt. Steve Nagy (uncredited)

9. Harvey Lembeck

Actor | Stalag 17

Harvey Lembeck was an American actor of Jewish descent, primarily known for comedic roles. Early in his life, Lembeck had worked as a dancer, and radio announcer.

Lembeck was born in Brooklyn, New York City in 1923, and attended New Utrecht High School in Brooklyn.. In 1939, the 16-year-old Lembeck ...

"Cpl. Rocco Barbella"

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 0 (unaired pilot) You'll Never Get Rich (13 Sep. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 1 New Recruits (20 Sep. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 2 The Empty Store (27 Sep. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 3 The WAC (4 Oct. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 4 The Horse (11 Oct. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 6 The Boxer (25 Oct. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 7 The Hoodlum (1 Nov. 1955)

10. Barney Martin

Actor | Arthur

Barney Martin was born on March 3, 1923 in Queens, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Arthur (1981), The Producers (1967) and Seinfeld (1989). He was married to Catherine Martin. He died on March 21, 2005 in Studio City, California, USA.

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 6 The Boxer (25 Oct. 1955) Police Officer (uncredited)

11. Allan Melvin

Actor | Flash Gordon

Allan Melvin was born on February 18, 1923 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Allan John Melvin. He was an actor, known for Flash Gordon (1979), Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981) and Archie Bunker's Place (1979). He was married to Amalia Faustina Sestero. He died on January 17, 2008 in ...

"Cpl. Steve Henshaw"

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 1 New Recruits (20 Sep. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 2 The Empty Store (27 Sep. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 3 The WAC (4 Oct. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 4 The Horse (11 Oct. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 6 The Boxer (25 Oct. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 7 The Hoodlum (1 Nov. 1955)

12. Billy Sands

Actor | Rocky

Billy Sands was born William F. Sands on January 6, 1911 in Bergen, NY, to Dana Alice (Marboys) and John F. Sands. He began his professional acting career in 1946 when he appeared on Broadway with Spencer Tracy in Robert Sherwood's "Rugged Path", but he eventually became a television character ...

"Pvt. Dino Papparelli"

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 0 (unaired pilot) You'll Never Get Rich (13 Sep. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 1 New Recruits (20 Sep. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 2 The Empty Store (27 Sep. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 4 The Horse (11 Oct. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 5 A.W.O.L. (18 Oct. 1955) (uncredited)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 6 The Boxer (25 Oct. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 7 The Hoodlum (1 Nov. 1955)

13. Phil Silvers

Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Phil Silvers was a comedic actor of Russian-Jewish descent, nicknamed as "The King of Chutzpah". He was best known for his starring role as Master Sergeant Ernest "Ernie" Bilko in the hit sitcom "The Phil Silvers Show" (1955-1959). He had roles in the comedy films "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" ...

"MSgt. Ernest G. Bilko"

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 0 (unaired pilot) You'll Never Get Rich (13 Sep. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 1 New Recruits (20 Sep. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 2 The Empty Store (27 Sep. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 3 The WAC (4 Oct. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 4 The Horse (11 Oct. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 5 A.W.O.L. (18 Oct. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 6 The Boxer (25 Oct. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 7 The Hoodlum (1 Nov. 1955)

14. Lilia Skala

Actress | Lilies of the Field

Born Lilia Sofer on November 28, 1896, and raised in Vienna, Austria, Lilia Skala's parents were Katharina Skala (Catholic) and Julius Sofer (Jewish). Her father worked as a manufacturers representative for the Waldes Kohinoor company. Lilia Skala had two sisters, Lisl (later known in the United ...

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 5 A.W.O.L. (18 Oct. 1955) Magda Nagy

15. Jack Warden

Actor | 12 Angry Men

Jack Warden was born John Warden Lebzelter, Jr. on September 18, 1920 in Newark, New Jersey, to Laura M. (Costello) and John Warden Lebzelter. His father was of German and Irish descent, and his mother was of Irish ancestry. Raised in Louisville, Kentucky, at the age of seventeen, young Jack ...

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 0 (unaired pilot) You'll Never Get Rich (13 Sep. 1955) Cpl. Steve Henshaw (uncredited)

16. Walter Cartier

Actor | The Phil Silvers Show

Walter Cartier started out young in boxing. He gave boxing exhibitions with his twin brother, Vincent Cartier, at the Woodstock, Connecticut, Country Fair, which were referred by their older brother. In the Navy, the Cartiers gave fighting exhibitions at venues like the Chicago Pier. After serving ...

"Pvt. Claude Dillingham"

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 6 The Boxer (25 Oct. 1955)

17. Harry Clark

Actor | Melissa of the Hills

Harry Clark was born on October 4, 1885 in Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for Melissa of the Hills (1917) and The Devil's Parade (1930). He died on July 19, 1938 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

"MSgt. Stanley Sowici"

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode (unaired pilot) You'll Never Get Rich (13 Sep. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 1 New Recruits (20 Sep. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 2 The Empty Store (27 Sep. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 3 The WAC (4 Oct. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 4 The Horse (11 Oct. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 5 A.W.O.L. (18 Oct. 1955) (uncredited)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 6 The Boxer (25 Oct. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 7 The Hoodlum (1 Nov. 1955) (uncredited)

18. Michael Dreyfuss

Director | Lux Video Theatre

Michael Dreyfuss was born on August 25, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Merwyn Dreyfuss. He was an actor and director, known for Lux Video Theatre (1950), The Robert Herridge Theater (1960) and Kraft Mystery Theater (1961). He died on March 30, 1960 in New York City, New York.

"Pvt. Higgins"

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 0 (unaired pilot) You'll Never Get Rich (13 Sep. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 1 New Recruits (20 Sep. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 2 The Empty Store (27 Sep. 1955)

19. Jane Dulo

Actress | Soylent Green

Jane Dulo was born October 13, 1912 in Baltimore, MD. She was a comedy character actress, playing housewives, spinsters and tourists in numerous television series ranging from Sgt. Bilko to The Man from U.N.C.L.E. She was 99's mother in the fourth season of Get Smart (1965-1970), but is best ...

"Mildred"

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 3 The WAC (4 Oct. 1955)

20. Elisabeth Fraser

Actress | A Patch of Blue

Elisabeth Fraser was born on January 8, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Elisabeth Fraser Jonker. She was an actress, known for A Patch of Blue (1965), The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942) and Young at Heart (1954). She was married to Charles K. Peck Jr. and Ray McDonald. She died on ...

"MSgt. Joan Hogan"

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 3 The WAC (4 Oct. 1955)

21. John Gibson

Actor | A Date with Judy

John Gibson was born on June 29, 1905 in Oakland, California, USA. He was an actor, known for A Date with Judy (1951), Studio One in Hollywood (1948) and The Defenders (1961). He was married to Alice Deshon. He died on September 14, 1971 in Great Neck, New York, USA.

"Chaplin"

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 7 The Hoodlum (1 Nov. 1955)

22. Maurice Gosfield

Actor | The Phil Silvers Show

Maurice Lionel Gosfield was born on January 28, 1913 in New York City, but raised in Philadelphia and later Evanston, Il., where he began acting with the Ralph Bellamy and Melvyn Douglas Players, later joining the summer stock theater circuit in 1930. He made his Broadway debut as Manero in the ...

"Pvt. Duane Doberman"

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 0 (unaired pilot) You'll Never Get Rich (13 Sep. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 1 New Recruits (20 Sep. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 2 The Empty Store (27 Sep. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 4 The Horse (11 Oct. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 5 A.W.O.L. (18 Oct. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 7 The Hoodlum (1 Nov. 1955)

23. Jack Healy

Actor | The Phil Silvers Show

Jack Healy was born on March 9, 1904 in the USA. He was an actor, known for The Phil Silvers Show (1955), Car 54, Where Are You? (1961) and Keep in Step (1959). He died on July 14, 1972 in New York City, New York, USA.

"Pvt. Mullen"

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 0 (unaired pilot) You'll Never Get Rich (13 Sep. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 1 New Recruits (20 Sep. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 3 The WAC (4 Oct. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 4 The Horse (11 Oct. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 5 A.W.O.L. (18 Oct. 1955) (uncredited)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 6 The Boxer (25 Oct. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 7 The Hoodlum (1 Nov. 1955) (uncredited)

24. Jimmy Little

Actor | Naked City

Jimmy Little was born on July 3, 1907. He was an actor, known for Naked City (1958), Car 54, Where Are You? (1961) and The Phil Silvers Show (1955). He died on October 12, 1969 in Miami, Florida, USA.

"MSgt. Francis Grover"

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 2 The Empty Store (27 Sep. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 3 The WAC (4 Oct. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 6 The Boxer (25 Oct. 1955)

25. Karl Lukas

Actor | Tora! Tora! Tora!

Karl Lukas was born on August 21, 1919 in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA as Karol Louis Lukasiak. He was an actor, known for Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970), State Trooper (1956) and Emperor of the North (1973). He was married to Stephanie. He died on January 16, 1995 in Westlake Village, California, USA.

"Pvt. Stash Kadowski"

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 2 The Empty Store (27 Sep. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 4 The Horse (11 Oct. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 7 The Hoodlum (1 Nov. 1955)

26. Jim Perry

Actor | The Phil Silvers Show

Jim Perry is an actor, known for The Phil Silvers Show (1955).

"Lt. Anderson"

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 4 The Horse (11 Oct. 1955)

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 5 A.W.O.L. (18 Oct. 1955)

27. Hope Sansberry

Actress | Keep in Step

Hope Sansberry was born on June 19, 1894 in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. She was an actress, known for Keep in Step (1959), Batman (1966) and And Now Tomorrow (1952). She died on December 14, 1990 in Laguna Hills, California, USA.

"Mrs. Nell Hall"

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 4 The Horse (11 Oct. 1955)

28. Johnny Seven

Actor | The Apartment

Prolific American character actor Johnny Seven was born John Anthony Fetto in the Italian section of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York, to Marie and John Fetto. He was the only boy in a family of six children, with sisters Lillian, Terry, Connie, Dolores, and Jean. Considering that much of his future ...

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 6 The Boxer (25 Oct. 1955) Cpl. Basil Egan

29. Robert Shawley

Actor | Stalag 17

Robert Shawley was born on March 30, 1927 in Coalport, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for Stalag 17 (1953), Kraft Theatre (1947) and Producers' Showcase (1954). He died on May 9, 1990 in Westwood, California, USA.

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 4 The Horse (11 Oct. 1955) Pvt. Carter (as Bob Shawley)

30. Frank Marth

Actor | The Six Million Dollar Man

Versatile, diligent character actor Frank Marth was a familiar presence in just about every major American prime-time TV show of the 60's and 70's. The native New Yorker got his big break as a member of Jackie Gleason's stock company, perennially cast as uncredited background characters in ...

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 6 The Boxer (25 Oct. 1955) Lieutenant

31. Paul Porter Jr.

Actor | The Phil Silvers Show

Paul Edmund Porter (Pep to his family and friends) Was born on April 30, 1931 to Mary Jennings Porter and Paul Webster Porter, in New York City. His father was a successful performer, writer, stage manager and director on Broadway and off-Broadway for over 35 years. Paul appeared on the radio show ...

The Phil Silvers Show: Season 1, Episode 7 The Hoodlum (1 Nov. 1955) Pvt. Chick Parker



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