Billy Green Bush
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Billy "Green" Bush guest stars on the TV series M*A*S*H as helicopter pilot John "Cowboy" Hodges in the Season 1 episode "Cowboy".
Personal Information
Gender: Male
Birthname William Warren Bush
Born: (1935-11-07) November 7, 1935 (age 82)
Birthplace Arizona, U.S.
Film, television actor
Years active: 1963-1991
Character information
Appeared on/in: M*A*S*H
Episodes appeared in: Cowboy
Character played: John "Cowboy" Hodges

William Warren Bush usually credited as Billy "Green" Bush and sometimes as Billy Greenbush (born November 7, 1935), appeared as John "Cowboy" Hodges in the Season 1 episode of M*A*S*H titled Cowboy.


Bush is a character actor, typically projecting in his screen appearances the good-ol'-boy image. He portrays mostly sheriffs and state troopers, although in his repertoire there are the occasional villains.[1]


Bush's film acting work includes notable appearances in The Savage Seven (1968); Five Easy Pieces (1970); The Culpepper Cattle Company (1972); Electra Glide in Blue (1973) where his performance caused some critics to characterize his screen persona as "irrepressibly unique";[2] Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974); The River (1984); The Hitcher (1986); Critters (1986); Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993); and others.


Bush has appeared frequently on television, including a recurring role as Bobby Angel on Hill Street Blues and a memorable episode]] of M*A*S*H, in which his character, “Cowboy”, tried to kill commanding officer Henry Blake.

He twice portrayed Vernon Presley, the father of Elvis Presley: First in the 1988 TV movie Elvis and Me, which was based on the eponymous biography written by Presley's ex-wife Priscilla, and then in the short-lived, weekly series Elvis, in 1990.[3] The TV series was short-lived, because a portion of its targeted audience[4] found its plot to be slow and without Presleymania elements.

Personal lifeEdit

Bush is the father of twins Lindsay and Sidney Greenbush (who starred as Carrie in Little House on the Prairie) and actor Clay Greenbush.


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