Dave Willock was an American character actor. Willock appeared in 181 films and television shows from 1939-1989. He is probably most familiar to modern audiences from his performance as Baby Jane Hudson’s father in the opening scenes of the 1962 cult classic What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?. He played seven different characters on CBS’s Green Acres with Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor, but mostly portrayed clerks or elevator operators.
He appeared on an episode of Dragnet as an ex-vaudevillean who is cheated out of $9,000 that he found on a sidewalk. In the 1961-1962 season, he played Harvey Clayton, father of the 1920s teenager Margie Clayton, portrayed by Cynthia Pepper in ABC’s Margie.Willock also appeared in animated roles, such as the offscreen narrator on Wacky Races and as father Augustus “Gus” Holiday on The Roman Holidays. He appeared in a television commercial for “The Great American Soups,” directed by American satirist Stan Freberg, alongside tap-dancing star Ann Miller.