George Petrie
George Petrie
George Petrie appeared as Mr. Williams, a building inspector who has a fondness for kittens, in the Three's Company episode titled "Look What I Found".
Personal Information
Birth name: George O. Petrie
Born: (1912-11-16)16 November 1912
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, US
Died 16 November 1997(1997-11-16) (aged 85)
Deathplace: Los Angeles, California
Career/Family Information
Character information
Appeared on: Three's Company in guest appearance
Character played: as Mr. Williams in the Season 8 episode titled "Look What I Found"
Three's Company Script

George O. Petrie (16 November 1912 – 16 November 1997) appeared on Three's Company as Mr. Williams, an inspector who works for Bart Furley's management company in the Season 8 episode titled "Look What I Found". George, who made his mark in the entertainment industry appearing in guest roles on many TV series and TV films, enjoyed a venerable career which lasted for over six decades.


George was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He started in radio drama, and appeared on programs such as the syndicated horror program Murder at Midnight in 1947. On The Honeymooners, he had recurring character roles throughout the series alongside Jackie Gleason and Art Carney. He appeared on the CBS nighttime soap opera Dallas in the recurring role of Harv Smithfield.

Other television credits include: Rawhide, 77 Sunset Strip, The Twilight Zone, Leave It to Beaver, The Andy Griffith Show, Perry Mason, Dr. Kildare, Bonanza, The Addams Family, The Munsters, The Wild Wild West, Hawaii Five-O, Little House on the Prairie, Dynasty, Quincy, M.E., St. Elsewhee, Night Court, Mad About You and L.A. Law.

His passing was noted in the end credits of Mad About You as "For Our Friend George O. Petrie 1912-1997", in the Season 6, Episode 7, entitled "Le Sex Show". George had a recurring role on the show, appearing in ten episodes between 1994 and 1996 as Sid, Paul Buchman's editing assistant. He also had a very short-lived, on screen love interest with Lolly Stemple (played by the late actress, Meg Wyllie), Jamie (Stemple) Buchman's Aunt.

George succumbed to lymphoma on his 85th birthday in Los Angeles. He and his wife, the former Patricia Pope, had two children.

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