Bill Quinn (Bill Quinn)

Bill Quinn

Bill Quinn (May 6, 1912 – April 29, 1994) was an American actor.  Quinn appeared in more than 150 acting roles over seven decades, starting in the 1920s in silent films and ending in 1989 in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. He is best remembered as Archie’s blind friend, Mr. Van Ranseleer, in All in the Family, and later as a regular in the spin-off Archie Bunker’s Place. His other television roles include The Odd Couple, in which he played the recurring role of the roommates’ physician, Dr. Melnitz; The Rifleman as Sweeney, the bartender; McHale’s Navy; and Mary’s father in The Mary Tyler Moore Show. In 1971, he was featured in the Universal Pictures movie How to Frame a Figg starring Don Knotts.  Quinn was also the father-in-law of Bob Newhart. He is the father of Newhart’s wife, Virginia Quinn Newhart.  Quinn died at the age of 81 in Camarillo, California of natural causes.

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  • May, 06, 1912
  • USA
  • New York, New York


  • April, 29, 1994
  • USA
  • Camarillo, California

Cause of Death

  • natural causes


  • San Fernando Mission Cemetery
  • Mission Hills, California
  • USA

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