William Warren Bush (born November 7, 1935) is an American actor, usually credited as Billy "Green" Bush and sometimes as Billy Greenbush. 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 work includes notable appearances in The Savage Seven (1968), Five Easy Pieces (1970), Monte Walsh (1970), The Jesus Trip (1971), The Organization (1971), Welcome Home, Soldier Boys (1972), The Culpepper Cattle Co. (1972), 40 Carats (1973), Electra Glide in Blue (1973)[2] where his performance caused some critics to characterize his screen persona as "irrepressibly unique";[3] Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974), Mackintosh and T.J. (1975), The Call of the Wild (1976), The Beasts Are on the Streets (1978), The Jericho Mile (1979), Tom Horn (1980), The River (1984), The Hitcher (1986), Critters (1986), Rampage (1987) and Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993).[4]


  1. Biography, The New York Times; accessed September 6, 2017.
  2. Greenspun, Roger (August 20, 1973). "Electra Glide in Blue (1973) Screen: Guercio's 'Electra Glide in Blue' Arrives:Director Makes Debut With a Mystery The Cast Police Officer Tracks Recluse's Killer.". The New York Times. 
  3. Riding shotgun: Review of Electra Glide in Blue, DVD Outsider
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