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William McNamara studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and has since notched up over sixty-five film and TV appearances. One of his first roles was that of Joel in the teen movie Dream a Little Dream (1989) with Corey Feldman and Corey Haim. He followed this up with the Bette Midler film Stella (1990). It was during the nineties, ... See full bio »
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Copycat Peter Foley
Opera Stefano
Chasers Eddie Devane
Ringmaster Troy Davenport


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 2018 Rottentail (post-production)
Jake Mulligan
 2017 Happenstance (post-production)
 2017 Age of the Living Dead (TV Series) (post-production)
Dr. Howard
- Episode #1.6 (2017) ... Dr. Howard
- Episode #1.5 (2017) ... Dr. Howard
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... Dr. Howard
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... Dr. Howard
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... Dr. Howard
 2017 Divine Appointment (post-production)
Stephen Parker
 2017 I Believe (completed)
 2017/II The Audit (Short)
Jack Healey
 2017 Running Away (TV Movie)
 2017 The Wrong Student (TV Movie)
Detective Andrade
 2017 Deprivation
 2017 Feel the Dead (TV Series)
- Part Six (2017) ... Daniel
- Part Five (2017) ... Daniel
- Part Four (2017) ... Daniel
- Part Three (2017) ... Daniel
- Part Two (2017) ... Daniel
 2016 Star Paws
General Ruff
 2016 The Secrets of Emily Blair
Mr. Regan
 2016/II Enemy Within
 2016 Fishes 'n Loaves: Heaven Sent
Jimmy Watkins
 2016 Last Man Club
Joe Scanlin
 2016 Streets of East L.A.
Mr. Zelman
 2016 The Wrong Roommate (TV Movie)
 2016 Gas Light
Dr. Ernest Hancock
 2015 The Wicked Within
 2015/IV Medusa
Dr. Gleason
 2015/III Dry
Dr. Brown
 2015 Beyond the Farthest Star
Calvin Clayman
 2015 Risk for Honor
 2014 Je T'aime, Au Revoir
 2014 High School Possession (TV Movie)
Reverend Young
 2014 Day of the Mummy
Jack Wells
 2014 Historias del canal
Jerry (segment "2013")
 2014 Cut!
Bryan Wolff
 2014/I Truth
Luke Mezrich
 2013 The Trouble with Billy (TV Series)
Billy Mack
- Pilot (2013) ... Billy Mack
 2012 DTLA (TV Series)
- Episode #1.7 (2012) ... Norm
- Episode #1.5 (2012) ... Norm
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Norm
 2011/II Henry (Short)
Paul (as William MacNamra)
 2011 The Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy
Jones Moon (as Billy McNamara)
 2010 The Ascent
 2009 The Bleeding
Det. Dan Williams
 2007 A Dance for Bethany
James Fisher
 2007 April Moon
 2007 Beyond the Break (TV Series)
- Waving Goodbye (2007) ... Richard
- Running Scared (2007) ... Richard
 2006 The Iron Man
 2006 Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (TV Mini-Series)
Ricky Nelson
- You Know They Got a Hell of a Band (2006) ... Ricky Nelson
 2006 The Still Life
 2005 American Black Beauty (TV Movie)
Wilford (as Billy McNamara)
 2005 McBride: Murder Past Midnight (TV Movie)
Tony Harriman
 2005 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Richard Pencava
- Old Man Quiver (2005) ... Richard Pencava
 2004 The Kings of Brooklyn
Chris Parmel
 2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Detective Sam Bishop
- Pandora (2003) ... Detective Sam Bishop (as Billy McNamara)
 2002/I The Calling
Bobby Murky
 2001 Time Lapse (Video)
Clayton Pirce
 2001 Trapped (TV Movie)
C. Whitmore Evans
 2000 Just Sue Me
 2000 The Hunger (TV Series)
Kent Johanssen
- Approaching Desdemona (2000) ... Kent Johanssen
 2000/I Knockout
Michael DeMarco
 1999 Paper Bullets
Laurence McCoy
 1999 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
- Better Luck Next Time (1999) ... Kimble
 1999 Implicated
Tom Baker
 1998 Ringmaster
Troy Davenport
 1998 Brimstone (TV Series)
Gilbert Jax
- Encore (1998) ... Gilbert Jax
 1998 Welcome to Paradox (TV Series)
Q.M. Cooper
- Blue Champagne Resort (1998) ... Q.M. Cooper
 1998 The Brylcreem Boys
Sam Gunn
 1998 Sweet Jane
Stan Bleeker
 1997 Glam
Sonny Daye
 1997 The Deli
 1997 Stag
Jon DiCapri
 1997 Perversions of Science (TV Series)
Nick Boyer
- Given the Heir (1997) ... Nick Boyer
 1996 Snitch
 1996 The Art of the Cigar (TV Movie)
 1996 Natural Enemy (Video)
 1996 Dead Girl
 1996 Storybook
Prince Arthur
 1995 Girl in the Cadillac
Rick Davis
 1994 Chasers
Eddie Devane
 1994 Surviving the Game
Derek Wolfe Jr
 1993 Extreme Justice
Mark Franklin (uncredited)
 1993 Sworn to Vengeance (TV Movie)
Michael Burke (as Billy McNamara)
 1993 Aspen Extreme
Todd Pounds
 1992 Honor Thy Mother (TV Movie)
 1992 Silk Stalkings (TV Series)
Clay Edwards
- The Brotherhood (1992) ... Clay Edwards
 1991 Wildflower (TV Movie)
Sammy Perkins
 1991 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Johnny Dumont
- It's Only Rock & Roll (1991) ... Johnny Dumont
 1990 Texasville
Dickie Jackson
 1989-1990 Island Son (TV Series)
Sam / Sam Kulani
- Janine Returns (1990) ... Sam
- Fathers and Sons (1989) ... Sam
- Falling Stars (1989) ... Sam
- Hihia (1989) ... Sam
 1990 Stella
Pat Robbins
 1989 The Edge (TV Movie) (as Billy McNamara)
 1989 Dream a Little Dream
 1988 The Beat
Billy Kane
 1988 Secret of the Sahara (TV Mini-Series)
Philip Jordan
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... Philip Jordan
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Philip Jordan
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Philip Jordan
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Philip Jordan
 1987 Opera
 1987 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)
Jay Medford
- Soldier Boys (1987) ... Jay Medford
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Alternate Names:

William MacNamra | Billy McNamara


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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"I knew I would be an actor since I was seven or eight. My Mom and I lived out in Los Angeles and one of her close friends was Valerie Perrine....She was like the Julia Roberts of the seventies and we used to hang out at her house. She had all these interesting people over all the time. I hung out and watched these people and it was like hanging out at the circus or carnival...That's the kind of ... See more »


Not only did he do his own stunts for Copycat (1995), but also spent time with Dr. Park Dietz, a forensic psychiatrist, in order to prepare for his role as the psychotic Peter Foley. See more »



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