Willis Bouchey

Willis Ben Bouchey (1907–1977) 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 Soldiers, The Long Gray Line, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Big Heat, No Name on the Bullet, and Suddenly. He also made uncredited appearances in From Here to Eternity, How the West Was Won, Them!, and A Star is Born. Bouchey appeared twice as Joe Carr in the 1960-1961 ABC sitcom, Harrigan and Son, starring Pat O'Brien and Roger Perry. He played the judge in 23 episodes of Perry Mason and again with Raymond Burr in an episode of Ironside. He made a few guest appearances on The Andy Griffith Show. Throughout his career, he 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.


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