Donald Yearnsley "Trey" Wilson III (January 21, 1948 – January 16, 1989) was an American character actor known for playing rural, authoritarian type characters, most notably in comedies such as Raising Arizona and Bull Durham.
Born in Houston, Texas, to Donald Yearnsley Wilson and Irene Louise Wilson, he attended Bellaire High School in Bellaire and then majored in English and theater at the University of Houston. It was there that Wilson met Judy Blye, a well-known New York soap opera casting agent, and they were married on August 25, 1975. He was a cousin of former Texas Republican State Senator Kim Brimer.Wilson died at age forty from a cerebral hemorrhage in New York City on January 16, 1989, and was buried at Forest Park Cemetery in Houston five days later, on what would have been his 41st birthday.Released after his death, Wilson's final film was Great Balls of Fire!, the biopic of Jerry Lee Lewis, where he played American record producer Sam Phillips. He had been cast in the Coen brothers' film Miller's Crossing at the time of his death, and was replaced by Albert Finney.
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Sexually-based offenses are considered heinous in the criminal justice system. In New York City, the detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Specia...
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Law & Order
From two different vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court, follows a crime.
Great Balls of Fire!
The story of Jerry Lee Lewis, arguably the greatest and certainly one of the craziest musicians of the 1950s, is told here. His arrogance, remarkable talent, and unconventional lifestyle brought him i...
After 17 years in Vietnam, an Air Force officer returns to his family in Vermont.
A girl from Mississippi wants to win a beauty contest.
Married to the Mob
The wife of a criminal wants no part in the world of crime. When her husband is killed for having an affair with a mistress of a mob boss, she and her son leave for New York City to start over. An und...
The experiment that led to the Benedicts allowed for a perfect child. Julius is planned and grows to athletic proportions. He isn't as big as he should be. Julius was raised by philosophers. Loan shar...
Crash Davis was brought to the minor league Durham Bulls to help the up and coming pitching prospect, "Nuke" Laloosh. Their relationship gets off to a rocky start when Annie Savoy sets her sights on t...
The story of an absurd yet likable family is told by the Coen Brothers. One of the most memorable chase scenes to date has to do with the couple getting themselves into trouble while kidnapping a baby...
The House on Carroll Street
The House Un-American Activities Committee fired Emily Crane after she refused to give names, and she took a part-time job as a companion to an old lady. One day her attention is drawn to a noisy argu...
End of the Line
Employees are on their way to corporate headquarters when a railway closes.
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Lieutenant Mike Torello and his pursuit of Ray Luca are the subject of this hard-boiled tale.
A movie special effects man is hired by a government agency to help stage the assassination of a well known mobster. He uses his special effects to catch the corrupt agents when they cross him.
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Robert McCall is a former agent of a secret government agency who is now running his own private crime fighting operation where he fashions himself as "The Equalizer." It is a service for victims of t...
Billy Wong is a New York City cop. Billy and Danny are working security at a fashion show when the daughter of a wealthy man is kidnapped. Laura's father is thought to be involved with Mr. Two NYPD co...
Spenser: For Hire
Spenser: For Hire is a mystery television series.
An aging actor with a battle with alcoholism is being destroyed by the publisher of a celebrity gossip tabloid.
A single mother is working for the government.
A Soldier's Story
A black Master Sergeant was found shot to death outside of the local Army Base in a rural town in Louisiana. A black military lawyer is sent from Washington to investigate. In order to find out who ki...
Debuting on Broadway in 1980, Tintypes is a musical review featuring songs from the early twentieth century providing the audience with a look into that turbulent time in American history. Nominated f...
High-spirited model Hazel decides that she should settle down in this stage play based on a Dorothy Parker short story. But her marriage to traveling salesman Herbie Morse fails to satisfy her due to ...
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