Guinn "Big Boy" Williams

Guinn "Big Boy" Williams

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1899-04-26
Deathday: 1962-06-06 (63 years old)

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Biography

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, and at the height of his movie career was frequently billed above the title simply as Big Boy Williams or as "Big Boy" Guinn Williams on posters and in the film itself. His father, Guinn Williams (1871–1948), a Democratic congressman, represented the 13th Texas Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives from 1922 to 1932. When Williams Jr. returned from World War I as an Army officer, he found out his father had secured for him an appointment to West Point that Williams Jr. saw no need to attend after his war service; he decided to become a baseball player instead. He was introduced by Will Rogers into motion pictures and polo, where he became a champion player and was given the name "Big Boy" by Rogers.Williams made his screen debut in the 1919 comedy, Almost A Husband, with Will Rogers and Cullen Landis, was the titular leading man to singing comedienne Fannie Brice in My Man (1928), and was featured in a large supporting role in Frank Borzage's Lucky Star (1929) with Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell. Throughout the 1920s, Williams would have a string of successful films, mostly Westerns in which he wore a ten gallon hat.

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. He was always employed, and was successful as both a B picture leading man and a supporting actor in A pictures. He often played alongside Hoot Gibson and Harry Carey during that period. In 1944, he was cast in a large role as sidekick to Robert Mitchum in Mitchum's first leading role (billed as "Introducing Bob Mitchum") in Zane Grey's Nevada, a remake of a 1927 film starring Gary Cooper. In 1941, he became one of many actors cast by Universal Pictures in their large film serial, 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 Technicolor film, The Desperadoes (1943).Williams was frequently teamed with Alan Hale 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.

On television, he appeared in the Western series Gunsmoke as Groat, a gruff, bully cowboy in the 1957 episode “Skid Row” (S2E22).

Filmography

All 219

Movies 206

TV Shows 13

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Actor
Buttons and Her Beaus

Buttons and Her Beaus (1962)

Movie
Ed McBain - Gunrunner (uncredited)
The Comancheros

The Comancheros (1961)

Movie
6
Lt. 'Irish' Finn
The Alamo

The Alamo (1960)

Movie
1
'Big Foot' - the wagon driver
Five Bold Women

Five Bold Women (1960)

Movie
Hugh Macauley (uncredited)
Home from the Hill

Home from the Hill (1960)

Movie
Jeff Bonsell
The Restless Gun

The Restless Gun (1957)

TV Show
Elby Kirby
The Hired Gun

The Hired Gun (1957)

Movie
Calvin Bryngelson
Wagon Train

Wagon Train (1957)

TV Show
8
Moose McKlintock
Sugarfoot

Sugarfoot (1957)

TV Show
Mike Forbes
Tales of Wells Fargo

Tales of Wells Fargo (1957)

TV Show
Fred Jasper
Man from Del Rio

Man from Del Rio (1956)

Movie
7
Pete, the Canvasman / Pete Mulligan, the Canvasman
Circus Boy

Circus Boy (1956)

TV Show
Jones
Sheriff of Cochise

Sheriff of Cochise (1956)

TV Show
Kingford
Hidden Guns

Hidden Guns (1956)

Movie
Cassidy
Fremont: The Trailblazer

Fremont: The Trailblazer (1956)

Movie
Jeb Taylor
My Friend Flicka

My Friend Flicka (1955)

TV Show
Prairie Dog
Cheyenne

Cheyenne (1955)

TV Show
Groat
Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke (1955)

TV Show
6
Moose, Deputy
The Outlaw's Daughter

The Outlaw's Daughter (1954)

Movie
Buffalo
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color

Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954)

TV Show
5.98
Sgt. Muldoon
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin

The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (1954)

TV Show
6
Pvt. Archibald Allen
Massacre Canyon

Massacre Canyon (1954)

Movie
Tall Tale
Southwest Passage

Southwest Passage (1954)

Movie
Finnegan
The Life Of Riley

The Life Of Riley (1953)

TV Show
Smitty
Hangman's Knot

Hangman's Knot (1952)

Movie
Sgt. Snow
Springfield Rifle

Springfield Rifle (1952)

Movie
Bourke Prine
Man in the Saddle

Man in the Saddle (1951)

Movie
Tulsa Jack
The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok

The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1951)

TV Show
Lon Tuttle
Al Jennings of Oklahoma

Al Jennings of Oklahoma (1951)

Movie
Pap Dennison (CSA)
Rocky Mountain

Rocky Mountain (1950)

Movie
Small Potatoes
Hoedown

Hoedown (1950)

Movie
Art Benson
Brimstone

Brimstone (1949)

Movie
Red Fisk
Bad Men of Tombstone

Bad Men of Tombstone (1949)

Movie
Saddle Grease Williams
Smoky Mountain Melody

Smoky Mountain Melody (1948)

Movie
Mick Marion
Station West

Station West (1948)

Movie
Butch McQuinn
Road to the Big House

Road to the Big House (1947)

Movie
Wagon Wheel
Smoky River Serenade

Smoky River Serenade (1947)

Movie
Jed Acker
King of the Wild Horses

King of the Wild Horses (1947)

Movie
Big Boy Jackson
Over the Santa Fe Trail

Over the Santa Fe Trail (1947)

Movie
Hank
Singin' in the Corn

Singin' in the Corn (1946)

Movie
Big Boy Webster
Singing on the Trail

Singing on the Trail (1946)

Movie
Big Boy
Cowboy Blues

Cowboy Blues (1946)

Movie
Big Boy Frazer
That Texas Jamboree

That Texas Jamboree (1946)

Movie
Big Boy
Throw a Saddle on a Star

Throw a Saddle on a Star (1946)

Movie
Big Boy Jackson
Song of the Prairie

Song of the Prairie (1945)

Movie
Zeke Winslow
Rhythm Round-Up

Rhythm Round-Up (1945)

Movie
Champ
The Man Who Walked Alone

The Man Who Walked Alone (1945)

Movie
Big Boy
Sing Me a Song of Texas

Sing Me a Song of Texas (1945)

Movie
Sheriff Mervin Maitland
Belle of the Yukon

Belle of the Yukon (1944)

Movie
Dusty
Nevada

Nevada (1944)

Movie
'Tiny' Baldwin
Swing in the Saddle

Swing in the Saddle (1944)

Movie
'Teddy' Bear
Cowboy and the Senorita

Cowboy and the Senorita (1944)

Movie
Spud Harrigan
Cowboy Canteen

Cowboy Canteen (1944)

Movie
Teddy Bear
Hands Across the Border

Hands Across the Border (1944)

Movie
CPO Ichabod Ferdinand 'Fixit' Smith
Minesweeper

Minesweeper (1943)

Movie
Nitro Rankin
The Desperadoes

The Desperadoes (1943)

Movie
6
Stars on Horseback

Stars on Horseback (1943)

Movie
Sailaway
American Empire

American Empire (1942)

Movie
Blackie
Silver Queen

Silver Queen (1942)

Movie
Father at Soda Fountain
Between Us Girls

Between Us Girls (1942)

Movie
Jinx
Lure of the Islands

Lure of the Islands (1942)

Movie
Luke Manning
Mr. Wise Guy

Mr. Wise Guy (1942)

Movie
3.67
Sgt. Krims
The Bugle Sounds

The Bugle Sounds (1942)

Movie
Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Mr. Bug Goes to Town

Mr. Bug Goes to Town (1941)

Movie
Bud Dorson
Swamp Water

Swamp Water (1941)

Movie
4
Kewpie Blain
You'll Never Get Rich

You'll Never Get Rich (1941)

Movie
Borax Bill
Riders of Death Valley

Riders of Death Valley (1941)

Movie
Ed Bronson (blacksmith)
Billy the Kid

Billy the Kid (1941)

Movie
Gunther Potts
Country Fair

Country Fair (1941)

Movie
Alvin
Six Lessons From Madame La Zonga

Six Lessons From Madame La Zonga (1941)

Movie
Windy Brody
Santa Fe Trail

Santa Fe Trail (1940)

Movie
Henry
Dulcy

Dulcy (1940)

Movie
Chuck Brenner
Pleased to Mitt You

Pleased to Mitt You (1940)

Movie
Mr. Adle
Money and the Woman

Money and the Woman (1940)

Movie
Jake Hardman
Wagons Westward

Wagons Westward (1940)

Movie
Bull Gumbatz
Alias the Deacon

Alias the Deacon (1940)

Movie
Marblehead
Virginia City

Virginia City (1940)

Movie
Mike Cagle
Castle on the Hudson

Castle on the Hudson (1940)

Movie
Paddy Dolan
The Fighting 69th

The Fighting 69th (1940)

Movie
Conway
Fugitive at Large

Fugitive at Large (1939)

Movie
Jake Halley
Legion of Lost Flyers

Legion of Lost Flyers (1939)

Movie
Moose McCarthy
Blackmail

Blackmail (1939)

Movie
Billy Sweet
Bad Lands

Bad Lands (1939)

Movie
Blake - the First Mate
Mutiny on the Blackhawk

Mutiny on the Blackhawk (1939)

Movie
Maxie
6,000 Enemies

6,000 Enemies (1939)

Movie
T-Bone
Street of Missing Men

Street of Missing Men (1939)

Movie
Tex Baird
Dodge City

Dodge City (1939)

Movie
Samson Smith
Pardon Our Nerve

Pardon Our Nerve (1939)

Movie
Happy Crofton
I Demand Payment

I Demand Payment (1938)

Movie
Juble Butler
Down in 'Arkansaw'

Down in 'Arkansaw' (1938)

Movie
Mike Wurgerski
Hold That Co-ed

Hold That Co-ed (1938)

Movie
Slim
Crashing Through Danger

Crashing Through Danger (1938)

Movie
Ross
Army Girl

Army Girl (1938)

Movie
Motorcycle Cop
Professor Beware

Professor Beware (1938)

Movie
Sergeant Gibbons
The Marines Are Here

The Marines Are Here (1938)

Movie
Text (as Guinn Williams)
You and Me

You and Me (1938)

Movie
'Softy' Blane
Everybody's Doing It

Everybody's Doing It (1938)

Movie
Mike
Wise Girl

Wise Girl (1937)

Movie
Vulch McCreedy
The Bad Man of Brimstone

The Bad Man of Brimstone (1937)

Movie
An Attendant
My Dear Miss Aldrich

My Dear Miss Aldrich (1937)

Movie
Danny Devlin
Big City

Big City (1937)

Movie
Jeff
She's No Lady

She's No Lady (1937)

Movie
Dopey
The Singing Marine

The Singing Marine (1937)

Movie
Slug Cassidy
Flying Fists

Flying Fists (1937)

Movie
Det. Lt. Ed Flannagan
Girls Can Play

Girls Can Play (1937)

Movie
Duke Edwards
Dangerous Holiday

Dangerous Holiday (1937)

Movie
Posture Coach
A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born (1937)

Movie
Lazarus Hubert Gregory 'Cupid' Dougal
Don't Tell the Wife

Don't Tell the Wife (1937)

Movie
Rogers
You Only Live Once

You Only Live Once (1937)

Movie
4
Bede Sanders
Career Woman

Career Woman (1936)

Movie
Haage
North of Nome

North of Nome (1936)

Movie
Bob Hildreth
End of the Trail

End of the Trail (1936)

Movie
Pete Jenkins
The Big Game

The Big Game (1936)

Movie
Salvation
The Vigilantes Are Coming

The Vigilantes Are Coming (1936)

Movie
Cecil Callahan
Kelly the Second

Kelly the Second (1936)

Movie
Joseph Britt
Grand Jury

Grand Jury (1936)

Movie
Spike
The Champ's a Chump

The Champ's a Chump (1936)

Movie
Undetermined Secondary Role (scenes deleted)
Love on a Bet

Love on a Bet (1936)

Movie
'Red' Cable
Muss 'em Up

Muss 'em Up (1936)

Movie
Sgt. Dudley
The Littlest Rebel

The Littlest Rebel (1935)

Movie
Nicholas 'Nick', Annie's Boyfriend
Miss Pacific Fleet

Miss Pacific Fleet (1935)

Movie
Bill Williams
Gun Play

Gun Play (1935)

Movie
Tuscon Smith
The Law of 45's

The Law of 45's (1935)

Movie
Lullaby Joslin
Powdersmoke Range

Powdersmoke Range (1935)

Movie
Big Boy
Here Comes Cookie

Here Comes Cookie (1935)

Movie
Bob Wilson
Danger Trails

Danger Trails (1935)

Movie
Edgar Prouty
Society Fever

Society Fever (1935)

Movie
Jeff
The Glass Key

The Glass Key (1935)

Movie
Ben Roberts
Village Tale

Village Tale (1935)

Movie
Jerry Stone
Private Worlds

Private Worlds (1935)

Movie
Spike McGafferty
One in a Million

One in a Million (1935)

Movie
Tom Duncan
Big Boy Rides Again

Big Boy Rides Again (1935)

Movie
Higgins
The Silver Streak

The Silver Streak (1934)

Movie
Buck Sawyer
Cowboy Holiday

Cowboy Holiday (1934)

Movie
Sleepy
Flirtation Walk

Flirtation Walk (1934)

Movie
Ted Wright
Thunder Over Texas

Thunder Over Texas (1934)

Movie
Panya Mankiewicz
Romance in the Rain

Romance in the Rain (1934)

Movie
Dance-Floor Manager
Here Comes the Navy

Here Comes the Navy (1934)

Movie
'Bull' Moran
Half a Sinner

Half a Sinner (1934)

Movie
Detective Sweeney
Cheaters

Cheaters (1934)

Movie
Bugsy McHugh
The Undie-World

The Undie-World (1934)

Movie
Slats (uncredited)
Palooka

Palooka (1934)

Movie
Bill 'Jellybean' Cook
The Mystery Squadron

The Mystery Squadron (1933)

Movie
Matthews
College Coach

College Coach (1933)

Movie
Fritzie
Rafter Romance

Rafter Romance (1933)

Movie
Big Boy
Man of the Forest

Man of the Forest (1933)

Movie
Jones
Laughing at Life

Laughing at Life (1933)

Movie
Sandy Higgins
The Phantom Broadcast

The Phantom Broadcast (1933)

Movie
Mac
The Devil Is Driving

The Devil Is Driving (1932)

Movie
Butch
Boys Will Be Boys

Boys Will Be Boys (1932)

Movie
Swimming Champion Joe Holt (uncredited)
You Said a Mouthful

You Said a Mouthful (1932)

Movie
Lefty
Heritage of the Desert

Heritage of the Desert (1932)

Movie
Connors
70,000 Witnesses

70,000 Witnesses (1932)

Movie
Bing
Drifting Souls

Drifting Souls (1932)

Movie
Eric
Polly of the Circus

Polly of the Circus (1932)

Movie
Steve Bromm (uncredited)
Ladies of the Jury

Ladies of the Jury (1932)

Movie
Scratchface Henchman
Running Hollywood

Running Hollywood (1932)

Movie
Doughboy
War Mamas

War Mamas (1931)

Movie
Dick Mallory
The Phantom

The Phantom (1931)

Movie
Strangler Sullivan
Catch-As Catch-Can

Catch-As Catch-Can (1931)

Movie
Rubin Hall
The Great Meadow

The Great Meadow (1931)

Movie
Dick Berney
The Bachelor Father

The Bachelor Father (1931)

Movie
Tiny Courtley
College Lovers

College Lovers (1930)

Movie
Hollinger
Liliom

Liliom (1930)

Movie
Red Giddings
The Bad Man

The Bad Man (1930)

Movie
Tiger
The Big Fight

The Big Fight (1930)

Movie
Reaper
City Girl

City Girl (1930)

Movie
Sgt. Martin Wrenn
Lucky Star

Lucky Star (1929)

Movie
Gunnery Sgt. Wilmer
From Headquarters

From Headquarters (1929)

Movie
Honey Smith
The Forward Pass

The Forward Pass (1929)

Movie
Joe Halsey
My Man

My Man (1928)

Movie
Al Wilson / Ham
Noah's Ark

Noah's Ark (1928)

Movie
Mars
Vamping Venus

Vamping Venus (1928)

Movie
Sweeney
Ladies' Night in a Turkish Bath

Ladies' Night in a Turkish Bath (1928)

Movie
English Harry
Burning Daylight

Burning Daylight (1928)

Movie
Don White (as Big Boy Williams)
The College Widow

The College Widow (1927)

Movie
Ed Holden
The Down Grade

The Down Grade (1927)

Movie
Cuth Stewart
Lightning

Lightning (1927)

Movie
Lars
The Woman Who Did Not Care

The Woman Who Did Not Care (1927)

Movie
Baseball Player (as Big Boy Williams)
Babe Comes Home

Babe Comes Home (1927)

Movie
Bull Morgan
Snowbound

Snowbound (1927)

Movie
Cowboy
Arizona Bound

Arizona Bound (1927)

Movie
Mike Donovan
Backstage

Backstage (1927)

Movie
McLean
Slide, Kelly, Slide

Slide, Kelly, Slide (1927)

Movie
Joe - The Plumber
Quarantined Rivals

Quarantined Rivals (1927)

Movie
Henchman
The Desert's Toll

The Desert's Toll (1926)

Movie
Actor
The Big Stunt

The Big Stunt (1925)

Movie
Jim Lawson
Black Cyclone

Black Cyclone (1925)

Movie
Tex Marshall
Courage of Wolfheart

Courage of Wolfheart (1925)

Movie
The Cowboy
Riders of the Sand Storm

Riders of the Sand Storm (1925)

Movie
Cowboy
Rose of the Desert

Rose of the Desert (1925)

Movie
WhistlingJim
Whistling Jim

Whistling Jim (1925)

Movie
Actor
Sporting West

Sporting West (1925)

Movie
Actor
Bad Man from Bodie

Bad Man from Bodie (1925)

Movie
Jack Stanley
Wolfheart's Revenge

Wolfheart's Revenge (1925)

Movie
Tom Butler
Red Blood and Blue

Red Blood and Blue (1925)

Movie
Actor
Fangs of Wolfheart

Fangs of Wolfheart (1925)

Movie
Dan Carson
The Eagle's Claw

The Eagle's Claw (1924)

Movie
Nat Sherwood
The Avenger

The Avenger (1924)

Movie
Uncensored Movies

Uncensored Movies (1923)

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Actor
$1,000 Reward

$1,000 Reward (1923)

Movie
Actor
End of the Rope

End of the Rope (1923)

Movie
Actor
Riders at Night

Riders at Night (1923)

Movie
Cyclone Jones
Cyclone Jones

Cyclone Jones (1923)

Movie
Charles Taylor
The Freshie

The Freshie (1922)

Movie
The Foreman
The Ropin' Fool

The Ropin' Fool (1922)

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Remembrance

Remembrance (1922)

Movie
Big Boy
Blaze Away

Blaze Away (1922)

Movie
Silent Kerry
The Trail of Hate

The Trail of Hate (1922)

Movie
Dud Smiley
The Cowboy King

The Cowboy King (1922)

Movie
Larry Connell
Rounding Up the Law

Rounding Up the Law (1922)

Movie
Andy Fowler
Across the Border

Across the Border (1922)

Movie
Billy Fargo
Western Firebrands

Western Firebrands (1921)

Movie
Big Boy Bronson
The Vengeance Trail

The Vengeance Trail (1921)

Movie
Frank Stevens
The Jack Rider

The Jack Rider (1921)

Movie
Seaman
Godless Men

Godless Men (1920)

Movie
Hairoil Johnson
Cupid the Cowpuncher

Cupid the Cowpuncher (1920)

Movie
Man Shooting Pool with Bert (uncredited)
Jubilo

Jubilo (1919)

Movie
Almost a Husband

Almost a Husband (1919)

Movie

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Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1899-04-26

Deathday
1962-06-06 (63 years old)

Place of birth
Decatur, United States of America

Relationships
Dorothy Peterson (1943-01-01 - 1962-01-01)

Father
Guinn Williams

Citizenships
United States of America

Also known as
Guinn Terrell Williams Jr., Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Big Boy Williams, Gwinn Williams, Gwynn Williams, Tex Williams


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