CRT WELCOMES SGT. BILLY! We are VERY happy announce that SGT. BILLY O'BRIEN is coming to CRT for a six episode western comedy series, SGT. BILLY AND CORP. SAM - with "Sam" being CRT favorite Sam Donato. Both appeared on the hit WBZ TV show BOOMTOWN starring Rex Trailer - with Billy as Rex's side-kick for many years. There's not a kid who grew up in New England from the 1960s to the early 1980's who does not know Sgt. Billy! He and Sam played the miners who had a poor sense of direction in our 2007 production POWDER RIVER AND THE MOUNTAIN OF GOLD. Bill is also a world class banjo player who recorded for MGM records - and of course we'll have some fancy pickin' and singin' in each episode.
In real life - Bill was a member of the
U.S. Cavalry and rose to the rank of Sergeant,-just like his character
on the Boomtown show. Bill was also a member of The Honor Guard at his
SGT. BILLY AND CORP. SAM records next week and will be released in 2015. These are going to fun programs!