William Shockley (actor)

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William Shockley
Born (1963-09-17) September 17, 1963 (age 58)[1]
Occupationactor, musician

William Shockley (born September 17, 1963) is an American actor and musician.

He was born in Lawrence, Kansas.[2] He graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in political science.[1] He appeared mainly in TV series; he is best known for his role as Hank Lawson on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.



Year Title Role Notes
1987 RoboCop Creep
1989 Howling V: The Rebirth Richard
1990 Street Asylum Tattoo
1990 The Adventures of Ford Fairlane Punk Gunslinger
1991 Switch Party Guest
1993 Dream Lover Buddy
1995 Girl in the Cadillac Lamar
1995 Showgirls Andrew Carver
1999 Suckers Everett
1999 The Joyriders Pony Tail Trucker
2001 Madison Rick Winston
2007 Treasure Raiders Beekeeper
2007 Welcome to Paradise Kent Dylan
2008 Cat City Sen. Jack Sweet
2011 Last Will Michael Palmer
2011 The Gundown Travis McCain
2012 Born Wild CJ Jennings
2012 Ambush at Dark Canyon Cage Dalton
2013 Dug Up ZZ West
2013 A Country Christmas Joe Logan
2014 Reaper Buck
2014 Finding Harmony Leon Leatherwood
2014 Hot Bath an' a Stiff Drink Jesse Parsons
2017 You're Gonna Miss Me Ward Rockwell
2017 The Last Rampage Joe Tison
2018 You Can't Say No Will
2018 Mistrust Adam Ross
2019 The Legend of 5 Mile Cave Sheriff John 'Doc' Small
2019 Wild League Jones
2020 Lemonheads Skinner
2020 Love by Drowning Detective Bill Dickerson
2020 Death in Texas Tex


Year Title Role Notes
1989 Freddy's Nightmares Ralph Episode: "Cabin Fever"
1989 Nasty Boys Drug Dealer Television film
1989 Jake and the Fatman Blackmailer Episode: "Sweet Leilani"
1990 Paradise Gus Episode: "Dangerous Cargo"
1990 Alien Nation Nick Coletta Episode: "Real Men"
1990 Love and Lies Steve Television film
1990 It's Garry Shandling's Show Roach Episode: "Chester Gets a Show"
1990 Sunset Beat German Hit-man Episode: "One Down, Four Up"
1990 Hardball Angel of Death Episode: "The Angel of Death"
1990 Quantum Leap Boner Episode: "M.I.A. - April 1, 1969"
1990 Nasty Boys Milt Jackson 2 episodes
1990 Lucky Chances Flash 3 episodes
1990 In the Heat of the Night Troy Caldwell Episode: "And Justice for Some"
1990, 1991 The Young Riders Jake Colter 2 episodes
1990–1991 Bagdad Cafe Sheriff Wayne 5 episodes
1991 Good & Evil Sonny 6 episodes
1993–1998 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Hank Lawson 120 episodes
1997 Stolen Women: Captured Hearts George Armstrong Custer Television film
1999 The Pretender Luther Ecksley Episode: "Countdown"
2000 Nash Bridges Rooster Episode: "Land Pirates"
2006 In Justice Mickey Young 2 episodes
2007 Numbers Vincent Kagan Episode: "Money for Nothing"
2014 NCIS: Los Angeles Rand Palmer Episode: "Leipei"
2018 Home by Spring Burt Television film


  1. ^ a b "William Shockley reflects on roles in "Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman" and "Showgirls"". Media Mikes. January 27, 2014. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  2. ^ "William Shockley Biography". Film Reference. Retrieved April 7, 2018.

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