Will Hutchins, born May 5, 1930, is best known for his portrayal of Tom Brewster, a struggling “greenhorn” lawyer in the television western Sugarfoot. Sugarfoot was a product of Warner Brothers and ran from 1957 to 1961.
Hutch, as he prefers to be called, was born in Los Angeles CA, attended Pomona College in Claremont and majored in Greek Drama. He also took cinema classes at the University of California and served two years in the U.S. Army. He was a Cryptographer in Paris, France, serving with SHAPE (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe).
In 1966 to 1967, he costarred with Sandy Baron in the NBC sitcom Hey Landlord which was set in New York City. The show could not draw a significant audience as it ran against CBS’s ever popular The Ed Sullivan Show. Hutch then went on to ABC’s The F.B.I. costarring with a former Warner Brothers colleague, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.
He starred as Dagwood Bumstead (1968 – 1969) in the TV sitcom Blondie based on the ever popular comic strip.
Hutch currently lives on Long Island, NY with his wife Barbara and contributes articles to the online website Western Clippings.
His former wife was actress/comedian Carol Burnett’s sister Chrissie.