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Jay Kirby (I) (1920–1964)


American actor best known for a short string of Hopalong Cassidy Westerns in the 1940s in which he played Cassidy's youthful sidekick Johnny Travers. Kirby was born William B. George in Missouri. He began acting in films in 1942 when he was cast to replace Russell Hayden in the Cassidy films. He served briefly as an aviation cadet in the U.S. Army... See full bio »

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Known For

Leather Burners
Leather Burners Johnny Travers
(1943)
Border Patrol
Border Patrol Texas Ranger Johnny
(1943)
Zorro's Black Whip
Zorro's Black Whip Randolph Meredith [Ch.1]
(1944)
Colt Comrades
Colt Comrades Johnny Travers
(1943)

Filmography

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 1952-1957 The Roy Rogers Show (TV Series)
Henchman Lou / Escaped Convict / Jim Crosswick aka Larrabee Kid / ...
- Accessory to Crime (1957) ... Henchman Lou (as Bill George)
- Violence in Paradise Valley (1955) ... Escaped Convict (as Bill George)
- The Last of the Larrabee Kid (1954) ... Jim Crosswick aka Larrabee Kid (as Bill George)
- Outlaw's Return (1952) ... Bud Talbot (uncredited)
- Death Medicine (1952) ... Don Wallace (as Bill George)
 1955 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Fargo Kid
- Rin Tin Tin and the Gold Bullion (1955) ... Fargo Kid (as Bill George)
 1954 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Ralph
- Stolen Church Funds (1954) ... Ralph (as Bill George)
 1951-1954 The Cisco Kid (TV Series)
Dr. Bob Randall / Greg Sayer / Larry Scott / ...
- The Hospital (1954) ... Dr. Bob Randall (as Bill George)
- The Lowest Bidder (1954) ... Greg Sayer (as Bill George)
- Quicksilver Murder (1952) ... Larry Scott (as Bill George)
- Sleeping Gas (1952) ... Henchman Joe (as Bill George)
- Vigilante Story (1951) ... Pike (as Bill George)
 1952 The Adventures of Kit Carson (TV Series)
Clay Trumbull
- Outlaw Paradise (1952) ... Clay Trumbull (as Bill George)
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
Willie
- Legal Tender (1952) ... Willie (as Bill George)
 1952 The Gene Autry Show (TV Series)
Sheriff Ned Ritch
- The Trail of the Witch (1952) ... Sheriff Ned Ritch (as Bill George)
 1950 The Life of Riley (TV Series)
Hal Sloman
- Riley's Firstborn (1950) ... Hal Sloman (as Bill George)
 1949 Masked Raiders
Luke Trevitt (as Bill George)
 1948 Son of God's Country
Frank Thornton
 1948 Partners of the Sunset
Dan Thompson
 1948 Oklahoma Badlands
Ken Rawlins
 1947 Bells of San Angelo
Rider (uncredited)
 1946 Conquest of Cheyenne
Tom Dean
 1946 King of the Forest Rangers
Hale - Forest Ranger at Assayer's Office [Ch. 11] (uncredited)
 1946 Days of Buffalo Bill
Jim Owens
 1945 Wagon Wheels Westward
Bob Adams
 1945 Rockin' in the Rockies
Rusty Williams
 1944 Sheriff of Las Vegas
Tom Blackwell
 1944 Marshal of Reno
Danny Boyd
 1944 Sundown Riders
Jay Kirby

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Bill George
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