Biography

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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 162

Birthday 1899-04-26

Day of Death 1962-06-06

Place of Birth Decatur, Texas, USA

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Also Known As

  • Guinn Terrell Williams Jr.
  • Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams
  • Big Boy Williams
  • Gwinn Williams
  • Gwynn Williams
  • Tex Williams

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1961 The Comancheros as Ed McBain - Gunrunner (uncredited)
1960 The Alamo as Lt. 'Irish' Finn
1960 Five Bold Women as 'Big Foot' - the wagon driver
1960 Home from the Hill as Macauley
1957 The Restless Gun (1 episode)
1957 The Hired Gun as Elby Kirby
1957 Sugarfoot (1 episode)
1956 Man from Del Rio as Fred Jasper
1956 Circus Boy (49 episodes)
1956 Hidden Guns as Kingford
1955 Cheyenne (1 episode)
1955 Gunsmoke (1 episode)
1954 Outlaw's Daughter as Moose, Deputy
1954 Massacre Canyon as Pvt. Archibald Allen
1954 Southwest Passage as Tall Tale
1952 Hangman's Knot as Smitty
1952 Springfield Rifle as Sgt. Snow
1951 Man in the Saddle as Bourke Prine
1951 The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1 episode)
1951 Al Jennings of Oklahoma as Lon Tuttle
1950 Hoedown as Small Potatoes
1950 Rocky Mountain as Pap Dennison (CSA)
1949 Brimstone as Art Benson
1949 Bad Men of Tombstone as Red Fisk
1948 Smoky Mountain Melody as Saddle Grease Williams
1948 Station West as Mick Marion
1947 Road to the Big House as Butch McQuinn
1947 Smoky River Serenade
1947 King of the Wild Horses as Jed Acker (as Big Boy Williams)
1947 Over the Santa Fe Trail as Big Boy Jackson
1946 Singing on the Trail as Big Boy Webster
1946 Cowboy Blues as Big Boy Stover
1946 That Texas Jamboree as Big Boy Frazer
1946 Throw a Saddle on a Star as Big Boy
1945 Song of the Prairie as Big Boy Jackson
1945 Rhythm Round-Up as Zeke Winslow
1945 The Man Who Walked Alone as Champ
1945 Sing Me a Song of Texas as Big Boy
1944 Belle of the Yukon as Sheriff Mervin Maitland
1944 Nevada as Dusty
1944 Swing in the Saddle as 'Tiny' Baldwin
1944 Cowboy and the Senorita as 'Teddy' Bear
1944 Cowboy Canteen as Spud Harrigan
1944 Hands Across the Border as Teddy Bear
1943 Minesweeper as CPO Ichabod Ferdinand 'Fixit' Smith
1943 The Desperadoes as Nitro Rankin
1942 American Empire as Sailaway
1942 Silver Queen as Blackie
1942 Between Us Girls as Father at Soda Fountain
1942 Lure of the Islands as Jinx
1942 Mr. Wise Guy as Luke Manning
1942 The Bugle Sounds as Sgt. Krims
1941 Swamp Water as Bud Dorson
1941 You'll Never Get Rich as Kewpie Blain
1941 Riders of Death Valley as Borax Bill
1941 Billy the Kid as Ed Bronson (blacksmith)
1941 Country Fair as Gunther Potts
1941 Six Lessons From Madame La Zonga as Alvin
1940 Santa Fe Trail as Windy Brody
1940 Dulcy as Henry
1940 Pleased to Mitt You as Chuck Brenner
1940 Money and the Woman as Mr. Adle
1940 Wagons Westward as Jake Hardman
1940 Alias the Deacon as Bull Gumbatz
1940 Virginia City as Marblehead
1940 Castle on the Hudson as Mike Cagle
1940 The Fighting 69th as Paddy Dolan
1939 Legion of Lost Flyers as Jake Halley
1939 Blackmail as Moose McCarthy
1939 Bad Lands as Billy Sweet
1939 Mutiny on the Blackhawk as Blake - the First Mate
1939 6,000 Enemies as Maxie
1939 Street of Missing Men as T-Bone
1939 Dodge City as Tex Baird
1939 Pardon Our Nerve as Samson Smith
1938 Down in 'Arkansaw' as Juble Butler
1938 Hold That Co-ed as Mike Wurgeski
1938 Crashing Through Danger as Slim
1938 Army Girl as Ross
1938 Professor Beware as Motorcycle Cop
1938 The Marines Are Here as Sgt. Gibbons
1938 You and Me as Taxi, Tough Lothario
1938 Everybody's Doing It as 'Softy' Blane
1937 The Bad Man of Brimstone as Vulch McCreedy
1937 Wise Girl as Mike
1937 Big City as Danny Devlin
1937 She's No Lady as Jeff
1937 The Singing Marine as Dopey
1937 Flying Fists as Slug Cassidy
1937 Girls Can Play as Lieutenant Flannigan
1937 Dangerous Holiday as Duke Edwards
1937 My Dear Miss Aldrich as An Attendant
1937 A Star Is Born as Posture Coach
1937 Don't Tell the Wife as Lazarus Hubert Gregory 'Cupid' Dougal
1937 You Only Live Once as Rogers
1936 Career Woman as Bede Sanders
1936 North of Nome as Haage
1936 End of the Trail as Bob Hildreth
1936 The Big Game as Pete Jenkins
1936 The Vigilantes Are Coming as Salvation
1936 Kelly The Second as Cecil Joseph Callahan
1936 Grand Jury as Joseph Britt
1936 The Champ's a Chump as Spike
1935 Miss Pacific Fleet as Nicholas 'Nick', Annie's Boyfriend
1935 Gun Play as Bill Williams
1935 The Law of 45's as Tucson Two-Gun Smith
1935 The Littlest Rebel as Sgt. Dudley
1935 Powdersmoke Range as Lullaby Joslin
1935 Here Comes Cookie as Big Boy
1935 Danger Trails as Bob Wilson
1935 Society Fever as Edgar Prouty
1935 The Glass Key as Jeff
1935 Private Worlds as Jerry
1935 One in a Million as Spike McGafferty
1935 Big Boy Rides Again as Tom Duncan
1934 The Silver Streak as Higgins
1934 Cowboy Holiday as Buck Sawyer
1934 Flirtation Walk as 'Sleepy'
1934 Thunder Over Texas as Ted Wright
1934 Here Comes the Navy as Dance-Floor Manager
1934 The Undie-World as Bugsy McHugh
1934 Palooka as Slats (uncredited)
1933 The Mystery Squadron as Bill 'Jellybean' Cook
1933 College Coach as Matthews
1933 Rafter Romance as Fritzie
1933 Man of the Forest as Big Boy
1932 The Devil Is Driving as Mac
1932 You Said a Mouthful as Joe Holt - a Swimming Champion
1932 Heritage of the Desert as Lefty
1932 70,000 Witnesses as Connors
1932 Polly of the Circus as Eric
1932 Ladies of the Jury as Steve Bromm (uncredited)
1931 War Mamas as Doughboy
1931 The Phantom as Dick Mallory
1931 Catch-As Catch-Can as Strangler Sullivan
1931 The Bachelor Father as Richard 'Dick' Berney
1930 Liliom as Hollinger
1930 The Bad Man as Red Giddings
1930 The Big Fight as Tiger
1929 Lucky Star as Sgt. Martin Wrenn
1929 Noah's Ark as Al Wilson / Ham
1929 From Headquarters as Gunnery Sgt. Wilmer (as Guinn Williams)
1929 The Forward Pass
1928 My Man
1928 Vamping Venus as Mars (as Big Boy Williams)
1927 The College Widow as Don White (as Big Boy Williams)
1927 Snowbound as Bull Morgan
1925 Black Cyclone as Jim Lawson
1925 Wolfheart's Revenge as Jack Stanley
1922 The Freshie as Charles Taylor
1922 The Ropin' Fool as The Foreman
1922 Remembrance
1922 Blaze Away as Big Boy
1922 The Trail of Hate as Silent Kerry
1922 The Cowboy King as Dud Smiley
1922 Rounding Up the Law as Larry Connell
1922 Across the Border as Andy Fowler
1921 Western Firebrands as Billy Fargo
1921 The Vengeance Trail as Big Boy Bronson
1921 The Jack Rider as Frank Stevens
1920 Godless Men as Seaman
1920 Cupid the Cowpuncher as Hairoil Johnson

Writing

1921 The Vengeance Trail Story
1921 The Jack Rider Writer

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