Will Hutchins, Actor,TV Western Sugarfoot Star

Posted on Feb 22, 2012 under ARCHIVES | 4 Comments

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.


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4 Responses to “Will Hutchins, Actor,TV Western Sugarfoot Star”

  1. Lonnie Chapman Says:

    I would like to send you a few custom Warner Bros. Cowboy posters

  2. ellent Says:

    Oh Lonnie! I would welcome it with open arms!

    God Bless and Thank you!

  3. Jae Taylor Says:

    I have long been a fan of Will Hutchins & would LOVE to write & tell him so but cannot find a fan club or addy…please help.

  4. ellent Says:

    Hi Jae,

    I will certainly try and find out if he does have a fan page. If I luck out, I will put in a comment on his bio for you and let you know. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting, I truly appreciate it. This is such a passion of mine!

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