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  • BIRTH 25/04/1899
  • DEATH 06/06/1962
  • Country United States
  • SHOWS 5
  • MOVIES 29

Guinn "Big Boy" Williams

From Wikipedia

Guinn Terrell Williams Jr. (April 26, 1899 – June 6, 1962) was an American actor who appeared in memorable westerns such as Dodge City (1939), Santa Fe Trail (1940), and The Comancheros (1961). He was nicknamed "Big Boy" as he was 6' 2" and had a muscular build from years of working on ranches and playing semi-pro and professional baseball.

Williams made his screen debut in the 1919 comedy, Almost A Husband, with Will Rogers and Cullen Landis, and was featured in a large supporting role ten years later in Frank Borzage's Lucky Star with Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell. Throughout the 1920s Williams would have a string of successful films, mostly westerns.

He then appeared in The Great Meadow alongside Johnny Mack Brown, which was Brown's breakout film. Throughout the 1930s, Williams acted in supporting roles, mostly in westerns, sports, or outdoor dramas. Although not the lead actor in any of them, he was always employed, and was successful as a supporting actor. He often played alongside Hoot Gibson and Harry Carey during that period. In 1941, he became one of many actors cast by Universal Pictures in their large film series, Riders of Death Valley. From the late 1930s to the mid-1940s, Williams appeared in supporting roles in a number of A-pictures, sometimes with high billing, such as You Only Live Once, and in Columbia's first Technicolour film The Desperadoes (1943).

Williams was frequently teamed with Alan Hale, Sr. as sidekicks to Errol Flynn in several of his pictures. In 1960, he was cast in the epic film The Alamo and in Home from the Hill with Robert Mitchum. His last role was opposite his close friend John Wayne and Stuart Whitman in The Comancheros.

Guinn "Big Boy" Williams

Shows (5)

My Friend Flicka
My Friend Flicka
Jeb Taylor
Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Groat
The Restless Gun
The Restless Gun
Jeff Bonsell
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin
Sgt. Muldoon
Cheyenne
Cheyenne
Prairie Dog

Movies (29)

The Alamo
The Alamo
Lt. 'Irish' Finn
The Comancheros
The Comancheros
Ed McBain - Gunrunner (uncredited)
A Star Is Born
A Star Is Born
Posture Coach
Virginia City
Virginia City
Marblehead
Blackmail
Blackmail
Moose McCarthy
Nevada
Nevada
Dusty
Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe Trail
Windy Brody
The Desperadoes
The Desperadoes
Nitro Rankin
Dodge City
Dodge City
Tex Baird
Snowbound
Snowbound
Bull Morgan
The Glass Key
The Glass Key
Jeff
Black Cyclone
Black Cyclone
Jim Lawson
Man in the Saddle
Man in the Saddle
Bourke Prine
City Girl
City Girl
Reaper
Grand Jury
Grand Jury
Joseph Britt
You and Me
You and Me
Text (as Guinn Williams)
Hangman's Knot
Hangman's Knot
Smitty
You Only Live Once
You Only Live Once
Rogers
Muss 'em Up
Muss 'em Up
'Red' Cable
Mr. Bug Goes to Town
Mr. Bug Goes to Town
Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Cowboy Canteen
Cowboy Canteen
Spud Harrigan
Swamp Water
Swamp Water
Bud Dorson
Lure of the Islands
Lure of the Islands
Jinx
Springfield Rifle
Springfield Rifle
Sgt. Snow
Mutiny on the Blackhawk
Mutiny on the Blackhawk
Blake - the First Mate
Lucky Star
Lucky Star
Sgt. Martin Wrenn
King of the Wild Horses
King of the Wild Horses
Jed Acker (as Big Boy Williams)
You'll Never Get Rich
You'll Never Get Rich
Kewpie Blain
You Said a Mouthful
You Said a Mouthful
Swimming Champion Joe Holt (uncredited)