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.
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@Austin Spradlin RT @KentuckyMBB: We'll never be able to say just how much Dominique Hawkins & Derek Willis mean to this team & our Commonwealth. #ThankYouD…1 day 11 hours 17 minutes ago