Darby Hinton
Actor
Darby Hinton
Darby Hinton is an American actor and filmmaker initially cast in commercials when he was six months old. From 1964–1970 he portrayed Israel Boone, a son of American pioneer Daniel Boone, on the NBC adventure series Daniel Boone, with Fess Parker in the title role. He also co-starred as Simon Graham in the two-part 1968 episode, Boomerang, Dog of Many Talents of NBC's Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, with Darren McGavin, Patricia Crowley, and Russ Conway.
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    FIFTIES
  • 2011
    Age 53
    In February 2011, Hinton starred in the theater production The Last Laugh by playwright Bill Svanoe and directed by Emmy-winner Blake Bradford and starring Joan Darling.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1999
    Age 41
    His last screen appearances were on March 16, 1999, in the episode "Career Day" of the Warner Bros. series Rescue 77 and as Mikey's father in the 2003 film Just for Kicks.
    More Details Hide Details Hinton is working on a proposed television series tentatively titled Hinton's Living History. The pilot episodes follows him, his wife, and four children as they travel around the United States to experience history in different ways. Among other locations, he expects to cover Fort Fisher near Wilmington, North Carolina, Fort Boonesborough near Lexington, Kentucky, Jamestown, Virginia, and a ghost town in California. Hinton is also working with producer Gail Calloway on a documentary which traces Boone's journeys. Hinton has also been starring as the patriarch of Greystone Mansion in the Theater 40 production of The Manor in Beverly Hills, inspired by the true and tragic events that took place in this historic Doheny Mansion where they perform.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1991
    Age 33
    He also appeared in the 1991-92 series P.S. I Luv U starring Greg Evigan and Connie Sellecca.
    More Details Hide Details He guest-starred, too, on Fox Television's Beverly Hills, 90210 in the role of a physician.
  • 1988
    Age 30
    In 1988, Hinton appeared in the first episode, "Road Ranger", of the short-lived NBC series The Highwayman, starring Sam J. Jones.
    More Details Hide Details Hinton's later appearances were on NBC's Hunter, starring Fred Dryer, and CBS's Knots Landing.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1985
    Age 27
    He was named in the starring role of Cody Abilene in the 1985 Andy Sidaris film, Malibu Express.
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    From 1985-86, Hinton was cast as the second "Ian Griffith" on NBC's daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives.
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  • 1982
    Age 24
    In 1982 and 1983, he appeared in two episodes of ABC's The Fall Guy starring Lee Majors.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1969
    Age 11
    Hinton's last Daniel Boone roles, filmed when he was 12, were in the 1969–70 season: "A Very Small Rifle", "The Road to Freedom", "The Printing Press", "Target Boone", "Hannah Comes Home", and "Sunshine Patriots".
    More Details Hide Details After Daniel Boone, Hinton acted only occasionally, with appearances as Hal Parker in "This Will Really Kill You" (1970), of NBC's The Bold Ones: The New Doctors and as Tom Woods in "Legacy of Fear" (1971) of ABC's Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law. He appeared in an episode of The Big Valley which also included a young Richard Dreyfus, as James Scott in "How to Steal a Submarine" (1975) of CBS's Hawaii Five-O, starring Jack Lord, and as Buddy Moran in "Beauty Knows No Pain" (1981) of CBS's Magnum, P.I., starring Tom Selleck.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1964
    Age 6
    He appeared in 51 Daniel Boone episodes beginning with the September 24, 1964, premiere, "Ken-Tuck-E", a reference to Kentucky, the setting of the series.
    More Details Hide Details Patricia Blair played his mother, Rebecca Boone, and Veronica Cartwright played his sister, Jemima Boone. Ed Ames and Dallas McKennon co-starred as the Cherokee tribesman Mingo and innkeeper Cincinnatus, respectively.
  • 1963
    Age 5
    In 1963, he was cast in an uncredited role in Walt Disney's Son of Flubber and as Rocky in the episode "Getting Ed's Goat" of CBS's sitcom, Mr. Ed, starring Alan Young and Connie Hines.
    More Details Hide Details Shortly before he was cast as Israel Boone, Hinton appeared as Benjie Diel in the 90-minute episode "The Ben Engel Story" of ABC's Western series Wagon Train. He went on to appear in numerous features and television shows. One day his mother dropped him off at Twentieth Century Fox (dressed in knee high socks and lederhosen) to audition for a role in The Sound of Music, and the boy unintentionally got lost. He wandered into the wrong line of kids; by the time his mother found him, Darby had turned in his lederhosen for a coonskin cap to play Fess Parker's son Israel, on Daniel Boone, for the next six years.
  • 1962
    Age 4
    In 1962, he played Jafar Mainwaring, a child character in the 1962 film Hero's Island.
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  • 1957
    Born
    Born on August 19, 1957.
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