Wilford Boone is a guest character on NBC series Frasier. He is portrayed by Richard Hamilton.


Boone is an eighty-five year-old Texas millionaire and owns over thirty radio stations across the United States. He purchases the KACL station in 1996. He approaches Dr. Frasier Crane about a problem he had around the same time. Frasier, knowing that satisfying him will get him a national syndicated show, agrees to help him. Boone, who insists on being called Big Willy (to a background of much snickering), is engaged to be married soon to Bebe Glazer, Frasier's amoral agent. He tasked Frasier with the arduous challenge of getting Bebe to quit smoking by the time he returned from a three-day seminar. When he returns to Seattle all seems well as Bebe had stopped smoking (to inherit Willy's millions), but he dies while walking toward the altar with Bebe. Bebe inherits nothing from him and Frasier does not become nationally syndicated.