Boyett, Harry William, S1c

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Seaman 1st Class
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1946-1946, RM-0000, USS Gilbert Islands (CVE-107)
Service Years
1944 - 1946
Seaman 1st Class

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Born in Akron, Ohio
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Born in Akron, Ohio Raised in Waco TX and
moved to Los Angles 1940, at age 13.
Residence: Studio City, California

Date of Passing
Dec 29, 2004
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RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CASchool Assignments - StaffUS NavyUSS Gilbert Islands (CVE-107)
  1944-1944, SR-0000, HQ, RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CA
  1944-1944, RM-0000, (RM) Radioman A School
  1944-1945, US Naval Base 18 (Guam), Commander, Naval Bases, South Pacific
  1946-1946, RM-0000, USS Gilbert Islands (CVE-107)
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  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
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University of Southern California
  1946-1950, University of Southern California1
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aka William Boyett, actor

W. Boyett, 77; Veteran Stage, Television Actor

Harry William "Bill" Boyett, a veteran stage, screen and television character actor best known for playing Sgt. "Mac" MacDonald on the TV series "Adam-12," died at the age of 77.

Boyett, a longtime resident of Studio City, died Wednesday, 20 December 2004, of complications from pneumonia and kidney failure at Holy Cross Hospital in Mission Hills.

Harry Boyett served as a Radioman, Seaman 1st Class, in the Pacific with the US Navy during World War II and was stationed at Guam.

Boyett's early television credits in the 1950s included "Playhouse 90," "Four Star Playhouse," "Perry Mason" and "Sea Hunt." He also had two recurring roles -- as Officer Johnson and Sgt. Ken Williams -- on the 1955-59 police drama "Highway Patrol," starring Broderick Crawford.

Over the years, Boyett showed up frequently on series such as "Family Affair," "My Three Sons," "Emergency!" and "Knot's Landing." He also played Fred Eckert on "General Hospital."


His work with actor-producer Jack Webb on both the 1950s and '60s versions of "Dragnet" led Webb to cast the barrel-chested actor with the gravelly voice to play the role of the low-key but authoritative Sgt. MacDonald on "Adam-12," the 1968-75 police drama that starred Martin Milner and Kent McCord.

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Bill was cremated, his ashes given to the family.
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