Monday, March 2, 2009

Episode 60: Interview with Darby Hinton of the 1960s TV Show Daniel Boone

The Genealogy Gems Podcast celebrates its second birthday with this 60th episode published this week. And I've invited a very special guest to help us celebrate: Darby Hinton, who played the son of Daniel Boone on the hit TV series Daniel Boone that ran from 1964 to 1970.

Darby is currently working on a television pilot for a new series called Hinton Living History which sounds right up our alley!

In part one of my interview with Darby we talk about his TV career which started before he could even walk, and landed him in movies like The Son of Flubber, and later on TV shows like Mr. Ed, Wagon, Train, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, and The Big Valley. But of course we all know him as Isreal the son of Daniel Boone, played by the wonderful Fess Parker. Darby had a fascinating childhood meeting the likes of Walt Disney, and having Charlton Heston for a godfather.

Then in the next episode we’ll climb the Hinton family tree and I’ll share my research findings with Darby and his lovely wife Shan. Darby’s curiosity about his family tree was piqued during a recent visit to North Carolina where he was shooting a documentary about the real life of Daniel Boone. The Hinton clan’s North Carolina roots run deep and I’ll be adding the names of his direct ancestors to that family tree.

And in the final segment of the interview in episode 62 Darby’s TV resume and new found interest in history merge into an exciting new television show that involves his entire family, called Hinton Living History. Darby and his wife Shan and their fours kids strike out into the heart of America to explore history first hand hoping to inspire families across the country to do the same.

So put on your coon skin cap and tune in to Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 60.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love Darby's acting in the Daniel Boone series,i just watched an episode where Darby Israel ran away because they were going to kill his pet deer a fawn.Great acting for such a young fella glad to see what he looks like today.