Talk:William Boyd (actor)

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My boss is a big western movies fan. He claims that William Boyd holds the record for a character played the most times by the same person. If I or someone else can verify this claim, it should be added to the main article page.

  • The article states that Boyd portrayed Hopalong Cassidy 66 times. I checked to find that James Arness portrayed Matt Dillon in the Gunsmoke western series for 20 years from 1955 until 1975. That would be far in excess of 66 times as it was weekly and there were more than 20 episodes per season totaling over 400 times giving Arness the record in a series.Paul 04:39, 25 September 2005 (UTC)

The 66 movies in which William Boyd played Hopalong Cassidy were not TV-movies, but real cinema movies, so I think that the record still holds. Well at least I cannot think of any cinema movies, where the character was played more than 66 times. Besides the 66 movies William Boyd played the role of Hopalong Cassidy in 40 TV episodes from 1952 to 1954.

One must not forget the Italian-American version of this charactor " Hop-a-long Che-sediche'."

When talking about characters played most often in TV-movie series I think that Bonanza must be one of the top scores also, with 430 episodes, and featuring Michael Landon and Lorne Greene in almost everyone of them. [Guest: Joergen Hansen] 13:15, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

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This article was automatically assessed because at least one WikiProject had rated the article as stub, and the rating on other projects was brought up to Stub class. BetacommandBot 03:36, 10 November 2007 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 23:08, 13 February 2008 (UTC)


  Willam's final wife, Grace Bradley, is listed in this aritcle as dying in 1972.  She just died last month in Septmeber 2010. 

L. Thomas W. (talk) 15:42, 17 October 2010 (UTC) L. Thomas W.

Hopping Along[edit]

Besides being "a hard-drinking, rough-living wrangler", Mulford's character was lame, hence the nickname "Hopalong'. My recollection is that Boyd might have played him as such in the first Hopalong Cassidy film, but when more features were planned, the bad leg device was dropped as being too inconvenient - or something. This seems to me an interesting sidelight that might at least be mentioned in the article. (talk) 23:29, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

It's mentioned in the Hopalong Cassidy article because that type of info. is more pertinent to the character than the actor who played him, this being a bio. (talk) 15:37, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

What about TV?[edit]

The Hopalong Cassidy show followed the radio program. It stared Boyd and ran from 1952 to 1954.

Mark Lincoln (talk) 18:20, 14 November 2015 (UTC)