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Short Cuts Make Long Delays: The Un-official site for J.R.R. Tolkien's lovable hobbit Peregrin "Pippin" Took

Short Cuts Make Long Delays
The Un-official Website For J.R.R. Tolkien's Peregrin "Pippin" Took



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Billy Boyd

Full Name: Billy Boyd
Birthdate: August 28th, 1968
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Hair Color: Fair
Eye Color: Green
Height: 5'7"

***The following is a brief overview of Billy Boyd collected from various sources on the internet. As stated on the Home page, this website is (sadly!) not affiliated with Billy Boyd. For more information on Boyd and his current projects, visit's Billy Boyd section.***

Biography: Billy Boyd was born in Glasgow, Scotland on the 28th August 1968 to William and Mary Boyd. Despite an impressive number of appearances on stage, Billy is often more well known for his appearance on the crime drama Taggart in the UK.

While not working, Boyd likes to keep busy with his numerous past times. His sword work in The Lord of the Rings may have come easier to him than his colleagues, holding a Grade 7 in foil fencing. Boyd also holds a Phase 4 rank in both Jeet Kune Do and Phillipino Kali. Boyd also has musical talent, being able to play both guitar and bass guitar while singing with a strong tenor/light baritone voice. His band, BEECAKE, has an album out in the UK.

It is said that upon auditioning for The Lord of the Rings, Boyd received a call from Peter Jackson and within a few months P.J. came out to Scotland to meet him and to audition him personally. While rehearsing for a show he received a call from his agent who said that the part of Pippin had been offered to him - if he wanted it. The rest is history.