Darby Hinton

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on December 29, 2008

I loved watching Daniel Boone on TV. What ever happened to the actor who played his son?

—Betty Frieling, Waseca, Minn.

Darby Hinton, who played Israel Boone on the popular 1960s TV series, grew up to travel the world, learn martial arts and appear in small roles in dozens of other television shows throughout the years. His most recent project: providing commentary, alongside Fess Parker and other stars of the show, for the new DVD Daniel Boone: The Final Season. “I really liked being a part of a show that the whole family could sit down and watch together,” says Hinton, 51, a father of five who lives in Los Angeles with his wife of 15 years, Shan, an interior designer. He’s also working on a documentary about the real-life Daniel Boone.