Will Wright (March 26, 1891 - June 19, 1962) appeared in three episodes of The Andy Griffith Show. He played the recurring characters of Billy Willow on "Bat Masterson" and Mr. Merrivale on "Dennis the Menace". His film appearances include Blondie Plays Cupid, Maisie Was a Lady, Blossoms in the Dust, The Tell-Tale Heart, Shadow of the Thin Man, Saboteur, Tales of Manhattan, The Major and the Minor, The Meanest Man in the World, So Proudly We Hail!, In Old Oklahoma, Wilson, Rhapsody in Blue, State Fair, Road to Utopia, The Blue Dahlia, The Jolson Story, Blue Skies, The Long Night, Mother Wore Tights, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, Little Women, Lust for Gold, All the King's Men, Adam's Rib, No Way Out, O. Henry's Full House, Niagara, The Wild One, River of No Return, Johnny Guitar, Not as a Stranger, The Man with the Golden Arm, The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell, The Dick van Dyke Show, Disney's Johnny Tremain, Rock-a-Bye Baby, Alias Jesse James, Inherit the Wind and Cape Fear. He also provided the voice for Friend Owl in Walt Disney's Bambi.
Wright played Ben Weaver in The Andy Griffith Show up until his death on June 19, 1962 from cancer.
- Danny Meets Andy Griffith as Mr. Johnson