William H. Boyd was an American actor billed as William "Stage" Boyd or William Stage Boyd.
Boyd was an early 20th century stage actor who appeared in two Broadway plays and then worked in motion pictures. To avoid confusion with the better-
Boyd's arrests for alcohol possession (during prohibition) and drug possession damaged his career and that of the other William Boyd. Many newspapers reported the arrests but published photos of the wrong William Boyd, who lost his studio contract with RKO.