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Billy Green Bush

Amiable and exceptional character actor Billy Green Bush appeared in a handful of offbeat and enduring cult classic features made in the early '70s. Tall, handsome and rangy, Bush often portrayed engaging good ol' boy types, rugged cowboys and stern police officers. He was born as William Warren Bush in 1935. Billy was terrific as lazy hillbilly ... See full bio »

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The Hitcher
The Hitcher Trooper Donner


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 1992 Renegade (TV Series)
Sheriff Harry Wells
- Final Judgement (1992) ... Sheriff Harry Wells
 1991 Conagher (TV Movie)
Jacob Teale
 1989 Private Debts (Short)
Doyle Francis
 1988 Elvis and Me (TV Movie)
Vernon Presley (as Billy Greenbush)
 1987 Rampage
Judge McKinsey (as Billy Greenbush)
 1987 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
George Willoughby
- Without Diana (1987) ... George Willoughby
 1987 Houston Knights (TV Series)
- Houston's Hero (1987) ... (as Bill Green Bush)
 1986 The Deliberate Stranger (TV Movie)
Officer Bradley (Provo detective)
 1986 Critters
Jay Brown
 1986 Matlock (TV Series)
Billy Ray Webber
- Diary of a Perfect Murder (1986) ... Billy Ray Webber
 1985-1986 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Bobby Angel
- Das Blues (1986) ... Bobby Angel
 1986 The Hitcher
Trooper Donner (as Billy Greenbush)
 1985 Misfits of Science (TV Series)
Major Logger
- Lost Link (1985) ... Major Logger
 1984 The River
Harve Stanley
 1984 After MASH (TV Series)
The Stranger
- Strangers and Other Lovers (1984) ... The Stranger
 1984 Dallas (TV Series)
Deputy Sheriff Rockwell
- End Game (1984) ... Deputy Sheriff Rockwell
 1984 The Yellow Rose (TV Series)
- Villa's Gold (1984) ... Deke
 1984 Legmen (TV Series)
Roy Turner
- Take the Credit and Run (1984) ... Roy Turner
 1983 The A-Team (TV Series)
Cutter's Number Two Man
- Till Death Do Us Part (1983) ... Cutter's Number Two Man (as William Green Bush)
 1983 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
George Stewart
- The Molly Sue (1983) ... George Stewart (as William Green Bush)
 1981 The Girl on the Edge of Town (TV Movie)
Frank Swenson
 1979-1981 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Sheriff Carl Decker / Ray
- Wildfire (1979) ... Ray
 1980 Tom Horn
U.S. Marshal Joe Belle
 1979 CHiPs (TV Series)
Bones Bateman
- Destruction Derby (1979) ... Bones Bateman
 1979 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
Marty Garbade
- Road Pirates (1979) ... Marty Garbade
 1979 The Runaways (TV Series)
Ace Colton
- Land of Honey (1979) ... Ace Colton
 1979 The Jericho Mile (TV Movie)
Warden Earl Gulliver
 1978 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Willy Hall
- Moonshine (1978) ... Willy Hall
 1978 The Beasts Are on the Streets (TV Movie)
Jim Scudder
 1977 The Oregon Trail (TV Series)
Niles Sharpe
- Hannah's Girls (1977) ... Niles Sharpe
 1977 Westside Medical (TV Series)
Cal Croyden
- The Devil & the Deep Blue Sea (1977) ... Cal Croyden
 1976 Serpico (TV Series)
Elrod Davis
- Country Boy (1976) ... Elrod Davis
 1976 The Call of the Wild (TV Movie)
 1976 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Fred Cavanaugh
- Runaway (1976) ... Fred Cavanaugh
 1976 City of Angels (TV Series)
Charles Downing
- The House on Orange Grove Avenue (1976) ... Charles Downing
 1976 Barbary Coast (TV Series)
- The Dawson Marker (1976) ... Dawson
 1976 Baretta (TV Series)
- The Left Hand of the Devil (1976) ... Coz
 1975 Mackintosh and T.J.
 1975 Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan (TV Movie)
Dave Keene
 1974 The Manhunter (TV Series)
Donald Chapman
- Terror from the Skies (1974) ... Donald Chapman
 1974 Dirty Sally (TV Series)
- Convict (1974) ... Otis
 1974 Skyway to Death (TV Movie)
Walter Benson
 1973 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
- The Hanging of Newly O'Brien (1973) ... Kermit
 1973 The Rookies (TV Series)
Country Marc Rogers
- Down Home Boy (1973) ... Country Marc Rogers
 1973 Electra Glide in Blue
Zipper (as Billy 'Green' Bush)
 1973 40 Carats
J.D. Rogers
 1972 Cannon (TV Series)
Gardner Finney
- The Endangered Species (1972) ... Gardner Finney
 1972 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
John Morgan
- The Loner (1972) ... John Morgan
 1972 Mister Brown
 1972 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
John 'Cowboy' Hodges
 1972 Banyon (TV Series)
Chet Grundy
- Dead End (1972) ... Chet Grundy
 1972 The Culpepper Cattle Co.
Frank Culpepper (as Billy "Green" Bush)
 1972 Sarge (TV Series)
Cy Bronson
- An Accident Waiting to Happen (1972) ... Cy Bronson
 1971 The Organization
Dave Thomas (as Billy 'Green' Bush)
 1971 The Jesus Trip
Tarboro (as Billy 'Green' Bush)
 1971 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Charlie O'Rourke
- The Legacy of Charlie O'Rourke (1971) ... Charlie O'Rourke (as Billy 'Green' Bush)
 1970 Five Easy Pieces
Elton (as Billy 'Green' Bush)
 1970 Bonanza (TV Series)
- Long Way to Ogden (1970) ... Spanier
 1968 The Savage Seven
 1966 Unholy Matrimony
Eavesdropping Husband (uncredited)
 1963 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
- The Architects of Fear (1963) ... Hunter (as William Bush)
 1963 Stoney Burke (TV Series)
2nd Doctor
- Cat's Eyes (1963) ... 2nd Doctor (as William Bush)
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Alternate Names:

Bill Green Bush | Billy "Green" Bush | Billy 'Green' Bush | William Green Bush | William Bush | Billy Greenbush


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