William "Bill" Cummings (1928 - September 7, 2002) was an English stuntman and actor. He played the thug Quist in the 1965 film, Thunderball.


Cummings was born in 1928 in England.

He did stunts from 1962-1967, for a total of 5 years.

In 1965, 37-year-old Bill Cummings was called over to Elstree Studios, to play Quist.

The stuntman was paid $450 to jump into the shark pool. Due to the dangers on the set, Cummings demanded an extra fee £250 to double for Largo's sidekick Quist as he was dropped into the pool of sharks.


William Cummings died at the age of 74 on September 7, 2002.

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