American actor William Gould's credits are often confused with those of silent-movie actor Billy Gould. Thus, it's difficult to determine whether William made his film debut in 1922 (as has often been claimed) or sometime in the early 1930s. What is known is that Gould most-often appeared in peripheral roles as police officers and frontier types. Two of William Gould's better-known screen roles were Marshall Kragg in the 1939 Universal serial Buck Rogers and the night watchman who is killed during the nocturnal robbery in Warner Bros.' High Sierra (1940). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi