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Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams (1899–1962)

The son of a rancher-turned-politician, Guinn Williams was given the nickname "Big Boy" (and he was, too - 6' 2" of mostly solid muscle from years of working on ranches and playing semi-pro and pro baseball) by Will Rogers, with whom he made one of his first films, in 1919. Although his father wanted him to attend West Point (he had been an ... See full bio »

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(age 63) in Burbank, California, USA

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 1961 The Comancheros
Ed McBain - Gunrunner (uncredited)
 1960 The Alamo
Lt. 'Irish' Finn (as Guinn Williams)
 1960 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Buffalo
- Elfego Baca: Friendly Enemies at Law (1960) ... Buffalo (as Guinn Williams)
 1960 Home from the Hill
Hugh Macauley (uncredited)
 1959 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Jeff Bonsell
- A Trial for Jenny May (1959) ... Jeff Bonsell
 1959 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Calvin Bryngelson
- The Vincent Eaglewood Story (1959) ... Calvin Bryngelson (as Guinn Williams)
 1958 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Mike Forbes
- Cow Town (1958) ... Mike Forbes
 1958 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Sgt. Muldoon
- The New C.O. (1958) ... Sgt. Muldoon (as Guinn Williams)
 1958 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Moose McKlintock
- Bullet Proof (1958) ... Moose McKlintock (as Guinn Williams)
 1956-1957 Circus Boy (TV Series)
Pete, the Canvasman
- The Return of Buffalo Bill (1957) ... Pete, the Canvasman (as Guinn Williams)
- The Judge's Boy (1957) ... Pete, the Canvasman (as Guinn Williams)
- Uncle Cyrus (1957) ... Pete, the Canvasman (as Guinn Williams)
- The Marvelous Manellis (1957) ... Pete, the Canvasman (as Guinn Williams)
- The Dancing Bear (1957) ... Pete, the Canvasman (as Guinn Williams)
 1957 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Prairie Dog
- The Conspirators (1957) ... Prairie Dog (as Guinn Williams)
 1957 The Hired Gun
Elby Kirby
 1957 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Groat
- Skid Row (1957) ... Groat (as Gwinn Williams)
 1956 The Life of Riley (TV Series)
Flanagan
- Riley's Lonely Night (1956) ... Flanagan (as Guinn Williams)
 1956 Man from Del Rio
Fred Jasper (uncredited)
 1955-1956 My Friend Flicka (TV Series)
Jeb Taylor
- The Foundlings (1956) ... Jeb Taylor (as Guinn Williams)
- Royal Carriage (1956) ... Jeb Taylor
- The Wild Horse (1955) ... Jeb Taylor
 1956 Hidden Guns
Kingford
 1955 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Tulsa Jack
- Blake's Kid (1955) ... Tulsa Jack
 1954 Outlaw's Daughter
Moose, Deputy
 1954 Massacre Canyon
Private Peaceful Allen (as Guinn Williams)
 1954 Southwest Passage
Tall Tale
 1952 Hangman's Knot
Smitty
 1952 Springfield Rifle
Sgt. Snow
 1951 Man in the Saddle
Bourke Prine
 1951 Al Jennings of Oklahoma
Lon Tuttle (as Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams)
 1950 Rocky Mountain
Pap Dennison (CSA) (as Guinn Williams)
 1950 Hoedown
Small Potatoes
 1949 Brimstone
Deputy Art Benson
 1949 Bad Men of Tombstone
Red Fisk
 1948 Smoky Mountain Melody
Saddle Grease Williams
 1948 Station West
Mick
 1947 Road to the Big House
Butch McQuinn (as Guinn Williams)
 1947 Smoky River Serenade
Wagon Wheel (as Big Boy Williams)
 1947 King of the Wild Horses
Jed Acker (as Big Boy Williams)
 1947 Over the Santa Fe Trail
Big Boy Jackson
 1946 Singin' in the Corn
Hank
 1946 Singing on the Trail
Big Boy Webster
 1946 Cowboy Blues
Big Boy Stover
 1946 That Texas Jamboree
Big Boy Frazer
 1946 Throw a Saddle on a Star
Big Boy
 1945 Song of the Prairie
Big Boy Jackson
 1945 Rhythm Round-Up
Zeke Winslow
 1945 Sing Me a Song of Texas
Big Boy
 1944 Belle of the Yukon
Sheriff Mervin Maitland (as Guinn Williams)
 1944 Nevada
Dusty
 1944 Swing in the Saddle
'Tiny' Baldwin (as Guinn Williams)
 1944 Cowboy Canteen
Spud Harrigan (as Guinn [Big Boy] Williams)
 1943 Minesweeper
CPO Ichabod Ferdinand 'Fixit' Smith (as Guinn Williams)
 1943 The Desperadoes
Nitro Rankin (as Guinn {Big Boy} Williams)
 1942 American Empire
Sailaway (as Guinn Williams)
 1942 Silver Queen
Blackie
 1942 Between Us Girls
Father of the Boys
 1942 Lure of the Islands
Jinx
 1942 Mr. Wise Guy
Luke Manning (as Guinn Williams)
 1942 The Bugle Sounds
Sgt. Krims (as Guinn Williams)
 1941 Mr. Bug Goes to Town
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1941 Swamp Water
Bud Dorson (as Guinn Williams)
 1941 You'll Never Get Rich
Kewpie Blain (as Guinn Williams)
 1941 Riders of Death Valley
Borax Bill
 1941 Billy the Kid
Ed Bronson (blacksmith) (as Guinn Williams)
 1941 Country Fair
Gunther Potts
 1940 Santa Fe Trail
Windy Brody
 1940 Dulcy
Henry
 1940 Money and the Woman
Mr. Adler, the Bank Guard
 1940 Wagons Westward
Jake Hardman (as 'Big Boy' Guinn Williams)
 1940 Alias the Deacon
Bull Gumbatz (as Guinn Williams)
 1940 Virginia City
'Marblehead'
 1940 Castle on the Hudson
Mike Cagle
 1940 The Fighting 69th
Paddy Dolan
 1939 Legion of Lost Flyers
Jake Halley
 1939 Blackmail
Moose McCarthy (as Guinn Williams)
 1939 Fugitive at Large
Conway (as Guinn Williams)
 1939 Bad Lands
Billy Sweet (as Guinn Williams)
 1939 Mutiny on the Blackhawk
Blake - the First Mate
 1939 6,000 Enemies
Maxie (as Guinn Williams)
 1939 Street of Missing Men
T-Bone
 1939 Dodge City
Tex Baird
 1939 Pardon Our Nerve
Samson Smith (as Guinn Williams)
 1938 I Demand Payment
Happy Crofton, Henchman
 1938 Down in 'Arkansaw'
Juble Butler (as Guinn Williams)
 1938 Hold That Co-ed
Mike (as Guinn Williams)
 1938 Crashing Through Danger
Slim (as Guinn Williams)
 1938 Army Girl
Sgt. Harry Ross (as Guinn Williams)
 1938 Professor Beware
Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
 1938 The Marines Are Here
Sgt. Gibbons (as Guinn Williams)
 1938 You and Me
Taxi, Tough Lothario (as Guinn Williams)
 1938 Everybody's Doing It
'Softy' Blane (as Guinn Williams)
 1937 The Bad Man of Brimstone
'Vulch' McCreedy (as Guinn Williams)
 1937 Wise Girl
Mike (as Guinn Williams)
 1937 My Dear Miss Aldrich
An Attendant (as Guinn Williams)
 1937 Big City
Danny Devlin (as Guinn Williams)
 1937 She's No Lady
Jeff (as Guinn Williams)
 1937 The Singing Marine
Dopey
 1937 Flying Fists
Slug Cassidy (as Guinn Williams)
 1937 Girls Can Play
Lieutenant Flannigan
 1937 Dangerous Holiday
Duke Edwards
 1937 A Star Is Born
Posture Coach (as Guinn Williams)
 1937 Don't Tell the Wife
Lazarus Hubert Gregory 'Cupid' Dougal (as Guinn Williams)
 1937 You Only Live Once
Roger (as Guinn Williams)
 1936 Career Woman
Bede Sanders
 1936 North of Nome
Haage
 1936 End of the Trail
Bob Hildreth
 1936 The Big Game
Pete Jenkins (as Guinn Williams)
 1936 The Vigilantes Are Coming
Salvation
 1936 Kelly the Second
Cecil Callahan (as Guinn Williams)
 1936 Grand Jury
Joseph Britt
 1936 The Champ's a Chump (Short)
Spike
 1936 Love on a Bet (scenes deleted)
 1936 Muss 'em Up
'Red' Cable (as Big Boy Williams)
 1935 The Littlest Rebel
Sergeant Dudley (as Guinn Williams)
 1935 Miss Pacific Fleet
Nicholas 'Nick', Annie's Boyfriend (as Guinn Williams)
 1935 Gun Play
Bill Williams (as Big Boy Williams)
 1935 The Law of 45's
Tucson Two-Gun Smith (as Big Boy Williams)
 1935 Powdersmoke Range
Lullaby Joslin (as Guinn Williams)
 1935 Here Comes Cookie
Big Boy (as 'Big Boy' Williams)
 1935 Danger Trails
Bob Wilson (as Big Boy Williams)
 1935 Society Fever
Edgar Prouty
 1935 The Glass Key
Jeff (as Guinn Williams)
 1935 Village Tale
Ben Roberts (as Guinn Williams)
 1935 One in a Million
Spike McGafferty
 1935 Private Worlds
Jerry
 1935 Big Boy Rides Again
Tom (as Big Boy Williams)
 1934 The Silver Streak
Higgins (as Guinn Williams)
 1934 Cowboy Holiday
Buck Sawyer (as Big Boy Williams)
 1934 Flirtation Walk
'Sleepy' (as Guinn Williams)
 1934 Thunder Over Texas
Ted Wright (as 'Big Boy' Williams)
 1934 Romance in the Rain
Panya Mankiewicz
 1934 Here Comes the Navy
Dance-Floor Manager (as Guinn Williams)
 1934 Half a Sinner
'Bull' Moran
 1934 Cheaters
Detective Sweeney (as Guinn Williams)
 1934 The Undie-World (Short)
Big Boy
 1934 Palooka
Slats (uncredited)
 1933 The Mystery Squadron
Bill 'Jellybean' Cook (as 'Big Boy' Williams)
 1933 College Coach
Matthews (as Guinn Williams)
 1933 Rafter Romance
Fritzie (as Guinn Williams)
 1933 Man of the Forest
Big Boy (as Guinn Williams)
 1933 Laughing at Life
Jones (as Guinn Williams)
 1933 The Phantom Broadcast
Sandy Higgins (as Big Boy Williams)
 1932 Boys Will Be Boys (Short)
 1932 You Said a Mouthful
Joe Holt - a Swimming Champion (uncredited)
 1932 Heritage of the Desert
Lefty (as Guinn Williams)
 1932 70,000 Witnesses
Connors
 1932 Drifting
Bing (as Gwynn Williams)
 1932 Polly of the Circus
Eric (as Guinn Williams)
 1932 Ladies of the Jury
Steve Bromm (uncredited)
 1932 Running Hollywood (Short)
Scratchface Henchman
 1931 War Mamas (Short)
Doughboy
 1931 The Phantom
Dick Mallory (as Guinn Williams)
 1931 Catch-As Catch-Can (Short)
Strangler Sullivan (as Guinn Williams)
 1931 The Great Meadow
Rubin Hall (as Guinn Williams)
 1931 The Bachelor Father
Richard 'Dick' Berney (as Guinn Williams)
 1930 College Lovers
Tiny Courtley (as Guinn Williams)
 1930 Liliom
Hollinger (as Guinn Williams)
 1930 The Bad Man
Red Giddings (as Guinn Williams)
 1930 The Big Fight
Tiger (as Guinn Williams)
 1930 City Girl
Reaper
 1929 The Forward Pass
Honey Smith (as Guinn Williams)
 1929 Lucky Star
Sgt. Martin Wrenn
 1929 From Headquarters
Gunnery Sgt. Wilmer (as Guinn Williams)
 1928 My Man
Joe Halsey (as Guinn Williams)
 1928 Noah's Ark
Al / Ham (as Gwynn Williams)
 1928 Beggars of Life
Baker's Cart Driver (uncredited)
 1928 Vamping Venus
Mars (as Big Boy Williams)
 1928 Ladies' Night in a Turkish Bath
Sweeney (as Guinn Williams)
 1928 Burning Daylight
English Harry (as Big Boy Williams)
 1927 The College Widow
Don White (as Big Boy Williams)
 1927 The Down Grade
Ed Holden
 1927 Lightning
Cuth Stewart (as Guinn Williams)
 1927 The Woman Who Did Not Care
Lars (as Guinn Williams)
 1927 Babe Comes Home
Baseball Player (as Big Boy Williams)
 1927 Snowbound
Bull Morgan (as Guinn Williams)
 1927 Arizona Bound
Bit part
 1927 Backstage
Mike Donovan (as Guinn Williams)
 1927 Slide, Kelly, Slide
McLean (as Guinn Williams)
 1927 Quarantined Rivals
Joe, the plumber (as Big Boy Williams)
 1926 The Desert's Toll (as Guinn Williams)
 1926 Brown of Harvard
Hal Walters (as Guinn Williams)
 1925 Big Stunt
 1925 Rose of the Desert (as Big Boy Williams)
 1925 Whistling Jim (as Big Boy Williams)
 1925 Black Cyclone
Jim Lawson (as Guinn Williams)
 1925 Sporting West
 1925 Bad Man from Bodie (Short)
 1925 Wolfheart's Revenge
Jack Stanley (as Big Boy Williams)
 1925 Red Blood and Blue
Tom Butler (as Big Boy Williams)
 1924 Big Moments from Little Pictures (Short) (as Guinn Williams)
 1924 The Eagle's Claw
Dan Carson (as Big Boy Williams)
 1924 The Avenger
Nat Sherwood (as Big Boy Williams)
 1923 Uncensored Movies (Short)
 1923 $1,000 Reward
 1923 Cyclone Jones
Cyclone Jones (as Big Boy Williams)
 1922 The Freshie
Charles Taylor
 1922 The Ropin' Fool (Short)
The Foreman
 1922/I Blaze Away
Big Boy
 1922 Remembrance
 1922 The Trail of Hate
Silent Kerry
 1922 The Cowboy King
Dud Smiley (as Big Boy Williams)
 1922 Rounding Up the Law
Larry Connell (as Big Boy Williams)
 1922 Across the Border
Andy Fowler (as Big Boy Williams)
 1921 Western Firebrands
Billy Fargo (as Big Boy Williams)
 1921 The Vengeance Trail
Big Boy Bronson (as Big Boy Williams)
 1921 The Jack Rider
Frank Stevens (as Big Boy Williams)
 1920 Godless Men
Seaman (uncredited)
 1920 Cupid the Cowpuncher
Hairoil Johnson (as Guinn Williams)
 1919 Jubilo
Man Shooting Pool with Bert (uncredited)
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Unsold pilot: Co-starred in a pilot for an adventure series about the life of a teenage girl who lives in a mountain ranch, called "Buttons and her Beaus". The pilot starred Linda Evans and co-starred Jim Davis.

Alternate Names:

'Big Boy' Guinn Williams | 'Big Boy' Williams | Big Boy Williams | Guinn [Big Boy] Williams | Guinn {Big Boy} Williams | Guinn Williams | Gwinn Williams | Gwynn Williams | Tex Williams

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Trivia:

Learned how to ride and punch cattle on his father's ranch. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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