Bill Bouchey

Show Count: 145
Series Count: 4
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Old Time Radio
Born: May 24, 1907, Vernon, Michigan, USA
Died: September 27, 1977, Burbank, California, USA

Willis Ben Bouchey (May 24, 1907 – September 27, 1977) was an American character actor who appeared in almost 150 films and television shows. He was born in Vernon, Michigan, but reared by his mother and stepfather in Washington State.

Bouchey may be best known for his appearances in The Horse SoldiersThe Long Gray LineThe Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,The Big HeatNo Name on the Bullet, and Suddenly. He also made uncredited appearances in From Here to EternityHow the West Was WonThem!, and A Star is Born. Bouchey appeared as a sheep trader in the title 1958 episode "Cash Robertson" of the NBCchildren's western series, Buckskin. In 1960 to 1961, he was cast twice in the ABC sitcom, Harrigan and Son, starring Pat O'Brienand Roger Perry, and four times times in the role of Springer in the CBS sitcom, Pete and Gladys.

He guest starred on CBS's Dennis the Menace and played a judge in twenty-three episodes of that same network's Perry Mason. He also worked again with Perry Mason title star Raymond Burr in an episode of NBC's Ironside. He made guest appearances on Sheriff of CochiseDragnetCrossroadsRichard Diamond, Private DetectiveJohnny RingoStoney BurkeGoing My WayThe Dakotas, and The Andy Griffith Show.

On ABC's Colt .45 television series, Bouchey played Lew Wallace, the governor of New Mexico Territory, in the episode "Amnesty". Wallace offered a pardon to the bandit Billy the Kid, played on Colt .45 by Robert Conrad.

Throughout his career, Bouchey worked in twelve different productions for director John Ford and was one of the more frequently-used members of the John Ford Stock Company. In The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance he delivered the line, "Nothing's too good for the man who shot Liberty Valance."


Source: Wikipedia

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Show Count: 117
Broadcast History: 17 October 1939 to 27 March 1940, 30 September 1940 to 3 July 1942, 28 September 1942 to 17 June 1949 and 20 September to 15 December 1949
Cast: Art Hern, Bill Bouchey, Ed Prentiss, Paul Barnes, Shirley Bell, Billy Rose, Jack Bivens, John Coons, Boris Aplon, Rene Rodier, Sharon Grainger, Olan Soule, Angeline Orr, Marilou Neumayer, Sherman Marks
Broadcast: 13th November 1950
Added: Nov 07 2008
Broadcast: 1st August 1954
Added: Aug 06 2012
Broadcast: 9th March 1952
Added: Mar 09 2009
Broadcast: 23rd December 1951
Added: Dec 26 2010
Broadcast: 10th December 1950
Added: Dec 10 2006
Broadcast: 29th July 1951
Added: Jul 29 2007
Broadcast: 7th November 1949
Added: Nov 19 2007
Broadcast: 3rd May 1953
Added: Jul 12 2012
Broadcast: 12th May 1952
Added: Aug 03 2010
Broadcast: 22nd April 1951
Added: Apr 22 2007
Broadcast: 4th December 1953
Added: Dec 05 2011
Broadcast: 7th October 1953
Added: Jul 24 2012
Broadcast: 13th May 1951
Added: Jul 08 2007
Broadcast: 29th June 1952
Added: Apr 10 2011
Broadcast: 7th May 1951
Added: Nov 03 2009
Broadcast: 22nd September 1952
Added: Sep 21 2010
Broadcast: October 14, 1951
Added: Dec 10 2017
Broadcast: 14th November 1949
Added: Nov 26 2007
Broadcast: 14th January 1948
Added: Feb 02 2010
Broadcast: 3rd June 1951
Added: Jun 11 2006
Broadcast: 27th March 1950
Added: Apr 25 2008
Broadcast: 22nd November 1954
Added: Aug 16 2013
Broadcast: 8th April 1951
Added: Apr 08 2007
Broadcast: 30th September 1951
Added: Oct 14 2007
Broadcast: 1st October 1952
Added: Feb 23 2009
Broadcast: 14th January 1953
Added: Aug 11 2009
Broadcast: 21st April 1952
Added: Apr 06 2010