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Billy Hughes (actor)

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Name  Billy Hughes
Role  actor

Parents  Bill Hughes Sr
Uncles  Whitey Hughes
Billy Hughes (actor) The Elusive Billy Hughes The Ugly Bug Ball

Died  December 20, 2005, Alma, Arkansas, United States
Movies  Ole Rex (1961), My Six Loves, Smoke in the Wind
Similar People  Whitey Hughes, Sam Peckinpah, Joseph Kane, Gower Champion

Billy hughes actor

Billy Hughes (November 28, 1948 – December 20, 2005) (Billy Eugene Hughes, Jr.) was an American Actor best known for various television and film roles he played during the 1960s. His Hollywood lineage included both his father (Bill Hughes) and uncle (Whitey Hughes), who were both stunt men. While in Alma, Arkansas in 2005, he apparently died in his sleep.


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Television Roles

Billy Hughes (actor) The Elusive Billy Hughes The Ugly Bug Ball

Between 1960 and 1964 Hughes appeared in over a dozen television programs, beginning with Robert Taylor's Detectives, where he played the role of Bobby Marx in the episode "The Little Witness". Other TV shows he appeared in include The Shirley Temple Show, Leave It to Beaver, Gunsmoke, The Twilight Zone, Dr. Kildare, Wagon Train, and Lassie.

Hughes appeared in three different episodes of Gunsmoke between 1961 and '62, playing the roles of Joey Glover, Timmy, and Tommy. From 1961 to 1964 he also had three appearances on Wagon Train (playing Adam Bancroft as a Boy, Mark Basham, and Matt). Two of his three appearances on Lassie were in the role of Billy Joe (in the 1961 episodes "Cracker Jack" and "Yochim's Christmas"), while in 1964 he played Ricky Sutton in the episode "Climb the Mountain Slowly".

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Hughes also appeared in three episodes of The Rifleman: Long Gun From Tucson, Day of Reckoning, and Sidewinder. In Sidewinder he played the role of 13-year-old Gridley Maule Jr., a young gunman seeking vengeance for his father's death. Filmed while he was still only thirteen years old, Hughes displayed remarkable talent at handling a Colt revolver. According to a close friend of Hughes, this was one of his favorite roles.


Billy Hughes (actor) Billy Eugene Hughes Jr 1948 2005 Find A Grave Memorial

  • Ole Rex (1961) - The runaway boy
  • Posse from Hell (1961) - Jackie Hutchins (uncredited role)
  • Stakeout! (1962) - Joey Dasco, Jr.
  • My Six Loves (1963) - Leo
  • Smoke in the Wind (1975) - Till Mondier (as Billy Hughes, Jr.)

  • Billy Hughes also had an uncredited stunt role in the 1969 film The Wild Bunch. He is sometimes mistakenly credited with a role in Gone with the West (1975) but this was likely a token appearance by his father Billy Hughes Sr.

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