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William Boyd (I) (1895–1972)


The son of a day laborer, William Boyd moved with his family to Tulsa, Oklahoma, when he was seven. His parents died while he was in his early teens, forcing him to quit school and take such jobs as a grocery clerk, surveyor and oil field worker. He went to Hollywood in 1919, already gray-haired. His first role was as an extra in Cecil B. DeMille's... See full bio »

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Known For

Two Arabian Knights W. Daingerfield Phelps III
(1927)
Flaming Gold Dan Manton
(1932)
Call of the Prairie Hopalong Cassidy
(1936)
Borderland Hopalong Cassidy
(1937)

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 1952-1954 Hopalong Cassidy (TV Series)
Hopalong Cassidy / Marshal Hopalong Cassidy / Sheriff Hopalong Cassidy / ...
- Tricky Fingers (1954) ... Hopalong Cassidy
- The Emerald Saint (1954) ... Marshal Hopalong Cassidy
- The Black Sombrero (1954) ... Hopalong Cassidy
- Frameup for Murder (1954) ... Marshal Hopalong Cassidy
- Masquerade for Matilda (1954) ... Hopalong Cassidy
 1952 The Greatest Show on Earth
Hopalong Cassidy (uncredited)
 1948 Strange Gamble
Hopalong Cassidy
 1948 False Paradise
Hopalong Cassidy
 1948 Borrowed Trouble
Hopalong Cassidy
 1948 Sinister Journey
Hopalong Cassidy
 1948 The Dead Don't Dream
Hopalong Cassidy
 1948 Silent Conflict
Hopalong Cassidy
 1947 Hoppy's Holiday
Hopalong Cassidy
 1947 The Marauders
Hopalong Cassidy
 1947 Dangerous Venture
Hopalong Cassidy
 1947 Unexpected Guest
Hopalong Cassidy
 1946 Fool's Gold
Hopalong Cassidy
 1946 The Devil's Playground
Hopalong Cassidy
 1944 Forty Thieves
Hopalong Cassidy
 1944 Mystery Man
Hopalong Cassidy
 1944 Lumberjack
Hopalong Cassidy
 1944 Texas Masquerade
Hopalong Cassidy
 1943 Riders of the Deadline
Hopalong Cassidy
 1943 False Colors
Hopalong Cassidy
 1943 Bar 20
Hopalong Cassidy
 1943 Colt Comrades
Hopalong Cassidy
 1943 Leather Burners
Hopalong Cassidy
 1943 Border Patrol
Texas Ranger Hopalong Cassidy
 1943 Hoppy Serves a Writ
Hopalong Cassidy
 1942 Lost Canyon
Hopalong Cassidy
 1942 Undercover Man
Hopalong Cassidy
 1941 Secret of the Wastelands
Hopalong Cassidy
 1941 Outlaws of the Desert
Hopalong Cassidy
 1941 Twilight on the Trail
Hopalong Cassidy
 1941 Riders of the Timberline
Hopalong Cassidy
 1941 Stick to Your Guns
Hopalong Cassidy posing as Tex Riley
 1941 Wide Open Town
Bill Hopalong Cassidy
 1941 Pirates on Horseback
Hopalong Cassidy
 1941 Border Vigilantes
Hopalong Cassidy
 1941 In Old Colorado
Hopalong Cassidy
 1941 Doomed Caravan
Hopalong Cassidy
 1940 Three Men from Texas
Hopalong Cassidy
 1940 Stagecoach War
Hopalong Cassidy
 1940 Hidden Gold
Hopalong Cassidy
 1940 The Showdown
Hopalong Cassidy
 1940 Santa Fe Marshal
Bill Hopalong Cassidy
 1939 Law of the Pampas
Hopalong Cassidy
 1939 Range War
Hopalong Cassidy
 1939 Renegade Trail
Hopalong Cassidy
 1939 Silver on the Sage
Hopalong Cassidy
 1938 The Frontiersmen
Hopalong Cassidy
 1938 In Old Mexico
Hopalong Cassidy
 1938 Sunset Trail
Hopalong Cassidy
 1938 Pride of the West
Hopalong Cassidy
 1938 Bar 20 Justice
Hopalong Cassidy
 1938 Heart of Arizona
Hopalong Cassidy
 1938 Cassidy of Bar 20
Hopalong Cassidy
 1938 Partners of the Plains
Hopalong Cassidy
 1937 Texas Trail
Hopalong Cassidy
 1937 Hopalong Rides Again
Hopalong Cassidy
 1937 Rustlers' Valley
Hopalong Cassidy
 1937 North of the Rio Grande
Hopalong Cassidy
 1937 Hills of Old Wyoming
Hopalong Cassidy
 1937 Borderland
Hopalong Cassidy
 1936 Trail Dust
Hopalong Cassidy
 1936 Hopalong Cassidy Returns
Hopalong Cassidy
 1936 Go-Get-'Em, Haines
Steve Haines (as Bill Boyd)
 1936 Burning Gold
Jim Thornton (as Bill Boyd)
 1936 Federal Agent
Bob Woods (as Bill Boyd)
 1936 Three on the Trail
Hopalong Cassidy
 1936 Call of the Prairie
Hopalong Cassidy
 1936 Heart of the West
Hopalong Cassidy
 1935 Bar 20 Rides Again
Hop-Along Cassidy
 1935 Racing Luck
Dan Morgan
 1935 The Eagle's Brood
Bill 'Hop-a-long' Cassidy
 1935 Hop-a-Long Cassidy
Bill 'Hop-a-long' Cassidy
 1934 Port of Lost Dreams
Lars Christensen
 1934 Cheaters
Steve Morris (as Bill Boyd)
 1933 Emergency Call
Joe Bradley (as Bill Boyd)
 1933 Lucky Devils
Skipper Clark (as Bill Boyd)
 1932 Men of America
Jim Parker
 1932 Flaming Gold
Dan Manton (as Bill Boyd)
 1932 Carnival Boat
Buck Gannon (as Bill Boyd)
 1931 Suicide Fleet
Baltimore (as Bill Boyd)
 1931 The Big Gamble
Alan Beckwith (as Bill Boyd)
 1931 Beyond Victory
Sergeant Bill Thatcher (as Bill Boyd)
 1931 The Painted Desert
Bill Holbrook (as Bill Boyd)
 1930 Screen Snapshots Series 10, No. 5 (Short)
William Boyd
 1930 Officer O'Brien
Bill O'Brien
 1929 His First Command
Terry Culver
 1929 High Voltage
Bill (The Boy) (as Bill Boyd)
 1929 The Flying Fool
Bill Taylor
 1929 The Leatherneck
William Calhoun
 1929 Lady of the Pavements
Count Karl Von Arnim
 1928 Power
Husky
 1928 The Cop
Pete Smith
 1928 Skyscraper
Blondy
 1928 The Night Flyer
Jimmy Bradley
 1927 Dress Parade
Vic Donovan
 1927 Two Arabian Knights
W. Daingerfield Phelps III
 1927 The King of Kings
Simon Of Cyrene
 1927 The Yankee Clipper
Captain Hal Winslow
 1927 Wolves of the Air
Jerry Tanner
 1926 Jim, the Conqueror
Jim Burgess
 1926 Her Man o' War
Jim Sanderson
 1926 The Last Frontier
Tom Kirby
 1926 Eve's Leaves
Bill Stanley
 1926 The Volga Boatman
Feodor, A Volga Boatman
 1925 Steel Preferred
Wally Gay
 1925 The Road to Yesterday
Jack Moreland
 1925 The Midshipman
Spud
 1925 Forty Winks
Lt. Gerald Hugh Butterworth
 1924 Feet of Clay
Young Society Man (uncredited)
 1924 Tarnish
Bill
 1924 Changing Husbands
Conrad Bardshaw
 1924 Triumph
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1923 The Temple of Venus
Stanley Dale
 1923 Adam's Rib
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1923 Hollywood
William Boyd
 1923 Michael O'Halloran
Douglas Bruce
 1922 The Young Rajah
Stephen Van Kovert
 1922 Manslaughter (uncredited)
 1922 On the High Seas
Dick Deveraux
 1922 Nice People
Oliver Comstock
 1922 Bobbed Hair
Dick Barton
 1922 Moran of the Lady Letty
Ramon's Friend at Homecoming (uncredited)
 1922 Saturday Night
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1921 Fool's Paradise (uncredited)
 1921 Exit the Vamp
Robert Pitts
 1921 After the Show (uncredited)
 1921 The Affairs of Anatol
Guest (uncredited)
 1921 Moonlight and Honeysuckle
Robert V. Courtney
 1921 A Wise Fool
Gerard Fynes
 1921 Brewster's Millions
Harrison
 1921 Forbidden Fruit
Billiards Player (uncredited)
 1921 Paying the Piper (uncredited)
 1921 The Jucklins
Dan Stuart
 1920 The Life of the Party
One of Leary's Office Staff (uncredited)
 1920 A City Sparrow
Hughie Ray
 1920 Something to Think About (uncredited)
 1920 The City of Masks
Carpenter
 1920 Why Change Your Wife?
Naval Officer at Hotel (uncredited)
 1920 The Six Best Cellars
Holsappel (uncredited)
 1919 Was He Guilty? (uncredited)
 1918 Old Wives for New
Extra (uncredited)
Show Show Producer (13 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Self (12 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (34 credits)

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Other Works:

(1950-52) Radio: Starred in the series "Hopalong Cassidy" on the Mutual and later CBS Radio networks. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Print Biographies | 18 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

Bill Boyd | Hopalong Cassidy

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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I've tried to make Hoppy a plain and simple man in manners and dress. Hoppy isn't a flashy character. He isn't illiterate. Nor is he smart-alecky. He doesn't use big words or bad words. After all, I felt that Hoppy might be looked up to and that children might try to pattern their lives after the man. If Hoppy said 'ain't' and 'reckon' and that-away', all the kids might start saying the same ... See more »

Trivia:

Appears as Hopalong Cassidy, with Topper the Horse, on a 44¢ USA commemorative postage stamp in the Early TV Memories issue honoring Hopalong Cassidy (1952), issued 11 August 2009. See more »

Trademark:

Prematurely silver-gray hair See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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