After rising to fame because the title character within the Hopalong Cassidy films from the 1930s and ’40s, Boyd bought the rights towards the books and movies offering his famous character and created an extremely successful Hopalong Cassidy television series. He was raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and shifted to California in his early adulthood years to operate several odd careers. He moved into the entertainment market like a Hollywood film extra. Aside from his Hopalong Cassidy popularity, he became popular for his leading tasks in silent movies from the 1920s. Four from five of his wives had been stars. After his relationship to Laura Maynard finished in divorce, he wed Ruth Miller, accompanied by Elinor Good, Dorothy Sebastian, and Elegance Bradley. He and Roy Rogers both became well-known for their onscreen cowboy personas.