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Overview (1)

Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Bill was born in Yonkers, New York, but grew up in the Bronx. Interested in story telling from a young age, at eleven, he was cast in a production of "Victoria Regina" in New York City. At one of the performances, he had the good fortune to meet Helen Hayes. Things were never the same.

He has performed with theater companies in Norway, Germany, Virginia and Texas. Since 2000, he has concentrated on film and TV, but from time to time enjoys performing at local theater showcases. While living overseas, he learned German, and is also able to converse in French and American Sign Language. He has a good ear for accents, and enjoys playing characters which allow him to use one of those many voices of foreigners who now have their green cards, and permanently reside in his head. These foreign friends have allowed him to play a wide range of characters. Most recently he was British, as Old Ben Mickelson in "Comanche Moon," a German psychologist in "The Gray Man, The Story of Serial Killer Albert Fish," a German pathologist, in the homicide thriller, "A Killer Within," a Latino pharmacist in "Carried Away," and an elderly Jewish man in "Spare Change." Since 2003, he has been a regular voice talent with FUNimation Productions, performing as numerous characters in a wide variety of stories.

On stage, he used his accents to play a deaf man in "Are You Listening?," a piece he wrote based on personal experiences as well as impressions from Mark Medoff's "Children of a Lesser God." He also won actor of the year playing Vladimir Pachinko, a musician in Sarajevo during the civil war in the former Yugoslavia.

Since 2001, Bill has presented "The Care and Feeding of Actors" to students in undergraduate film programs at local colleges and universities. He developed this seminar in an effort to help students find, cast, and direct local professional actors. He is also asked to serve as judge for local film festivals, and has served as the Education Coordinator for the Board of Directors of the Dallas Producers Association.

His broad perspective is rooted in his many life adventures, which include lumberyard worker, teacher, New York taxi driver, bus driver, counselor, pilot, university faculty member, photographer and writer. He enjoys bringing the seasoning of these experiences to each of his roles.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Nino Baldachi

Trivia (1)

Whenever possible, Bill goes out in public, in character, to get reactions from people. He has been deaf, blind, with a facial scar, etc. Children are the most honest in their curiosity and responses. He was once nearly arrested while walking around as a homeless man in an upscale neighborhood.

Personal Quotes (1)

Before anything, you need a good story, in a decent script. Then, and only then, sink all your energy into casting the best actors you can find ... and afford. You are about to spend a hell of a lot of time, energy, talent and money on your project. Make sure its foundation is solid.

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