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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 3 January 1927Akron, Ohio, USA
Date of Death 29 December 2004Mission Hills, California, USA  (pneumonia and kidney failure)
Birth NameHarry William Boyett
Nickname Bill

Mini Bio (1)

William Boyett was born on January 3, 1927 in Akron, Ohio, USA as Harry William Boyett. He is known for his work on Adam-12 (1968), General Hospital (1963) and Highway Patrol (1955). He was married to Joan Reynolds. He died on December 29, 2004 in Mission Hills, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Joan Reynolds (5 October 1957 - 29 December 2004) (his death) (2 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Strong authoritative voice.
Frequently played police officers.

Trivia (9)

Served in the Pacific Theater with the US Navy during World War II.
After university and service in the military, he was in various stage productions in New York City and Los Angeles before he started working in television and movies.
Started acting on radio after winning a high school Shakespearean competition.
Attended and graduated from the University of Southern California.
Born in Akron, OH, he was raised in Waco, TX, before his family moved to Los Angeles in the early 1940s.
Had two children with his wife Joan Reynolds: Suzanne Boyett and Keven Boyett, and two granddaughters.
In the early 1950s he was a weather forecaster on KCEN-TV Channel 6 in Waco, Temple and Killeen, TX.
Died of complications from pneumonia and kidney failure at Holy Cross Hospital in Mission Hills, Los Angeles, CA. on Dec. 29, 2004, five days short of his 78th birthday.
Best remembered by the public for his role as the low-key but authoritative Sgt. William MacDonald on the police drama Adam-12 (1968).

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