Billy Cook (actor)

William "Billy" Cook (October 13, 1928, Menlo Park, New Jersey – June 19, 1981, Kennebunkport, Maine) was an American actor best known for his work as a child.

Cook's early acting experience came in plays directed by his mother. In films, he played the young version of characters acted by Ray Milland in Men with Wings (1938) and Beau Geste (1939).[1]


Year Title Role Notes
1938Men with WingsScott Barnes at Age 10
1938Sons of the LegionDavid Lee
1938The Arkansas Travelerkid
1938Tom Sawyer, DetectiveTom Sawyer
1939I'm from Missourifarm boyUncredited
1939Invitation to HappinessAlbert Cole Jr.
1939Beau GesteJohn at age 10
1939Disputed PassageJohnny Merkle
1939Gone with the WindBoy with Tears When Death Rolls Are ReadUncredited
1940The Blue BirdBoy Chemist
1940I Was an AdventuressbellboyUncredited
1941Naval AcademyDick Brewster
1942The Major and the MinorcadetUncredited


  1. "Character Actors at 10". Detroit Free Press. Michigan, Detroit. October 15, 1939. p. 80. Retrieved 23 December 2018 via

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