Austin Willis, CM (1917 - April 4, 2004) was a Canadian actor and television host.
He was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 2002, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada. He is best known internationally for his appearance as Simmons, the man whom Auric Goldfinger beats Show more... at cards in the opening scenes of the James Bond film, Goldfinger. Originally he was to have played Felix Leiter but at the last minute, Cec Linder switched roles with him.
In Canada, he had a varied film and TV career, ranging from the early science-fiction series Space Command, to hosting Cross-Canada Hit Parade for several years in the 1950s. In the 1970s he found new fans as the host of the humorous game show This Is the Law.
@Michael @VandyMBB @VUsportsPodcast @ESPNU @NITTipOff I wish Willis he would get more minutes. More reliable from the ft line than Austin7 hours 57 minutes ago
@John Dwyer @notokirkby @PaulWalmsley_ @dannyvaughan99 Jimmy McClean next to Albo.. Tony Willis’s arl fella next to Sammy Austin12 hours 22 minutes ago
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