Will Lyman


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Will Lyman is a greatly underused actor who grabbed a bit of popularity with two TV series: Crossbow (1987) and Hull High (1990), playing Mr. Deerborn under the direction of Kenny Ortega. He also played in two well-regarded made-for-TV movies, American Playhouse: Three Sovereigns for Sarah: Part I (1985) and Hostile Takeover (1988), as well as the... See full bio »

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Mystic River FBI Agent Birden
(2003)
The Siege FBI Director
(1998)
The Other Guys Frontline Narration App
(2010)
Little Children Narrator
(2006)

Filmography

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 2022 The Power of Big Oil (TV Series)
Narrator
- Delay (2022) ... Narrator (voice)
- Doubt (2022) ... Narrator (voice)
- Denial (2022) ... Narrator (voice)
 1984-2022 Frontline (TV Series documentary)
Narrator / Series narrator / Narrator in presentation
- Pelosi's Power (2022) ... Narrator (voice)
- Putin's Road to War (2022) ... Narrator (voice)
- Shots Fired (2021) ... Narrator (voice)
- Pandora Papers / Massacre in El Salvador (2021) ... Narrator (voice)
- Boeing's Fatal Flaw (2021) ... Narrator (voice)
 2021 Mother/Android
Captain
 2020 Christmas on Ice (TV Movie)
Mayor Greenwood
 2014 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Narrator
- Specs and the City (2014) ... Narrator (voice)
 2012 Last Man Out (Short)
Walt Whitman (voice)
 2010 The Other Guys
Frontline Narration App
 2009 The Muskrat Boy of Griffith Park (Short)
The Narrator (voice)
 1988-2009 Nova (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Dirty Bomb (2009) ... Narrator (voice)
- Battle Plan Under Fire (2004) ... Narrator (voice)
- Life and Death in the War Zone (2004) ... Narrator (voice)
- Crash of Flight 111 (2004) ... Narrator (voice)
- Spies That Fly (2003) ... Narrator (voice)
 2008 Brotherhood (TV Series)
Atty. General Dan Vanderpool
- All the Interim Is Like a Phantasma (2008) ... Atty. General Dan Vanderpool
 2008 What Doesn't Kill You
Sully
 2008 Iron Man
Award Ceremony Narrator (voice)
 2008 On the Assassination of the President (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2007 I'm Paige Wilson (TV Movie)
Foxworthy
 2006 Little Children
Narrator
 2005-2006 UFO Files (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Deep Sea UFOs (2006) ... Narrator (voice)
- Russian Roswell (2005) ... Narrator (voice)
 2005 Turntable
Det. McCoy
 2005 Commander in Chief (TV Series)
Teddy Bridges
- First Scandal (2005) ... Teddy Bridges
- First Strike (2005) ... Teddy Bridges (uncredited)
- Pilot (2005) ... Teddy Bridges
 2005 Our Fathers (TV Movie)
Wilson Rogers Jr.
 1990-2005 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- The Fall of Saigon (2005) ... Narrator (voice)
- Vietnam: Parts V & VI - America's Enemy/Tet 1968 (1997) ... Narrator (voice)
 2005 Fierce People
Documentary Narrator (voice)
 2003-2004 Threat Matrix (TV Series)
Colonel Roger Atkins
- Cambodia (2004) ... Colonel Roger Atkins
- 19 Seconds (2004) ... Colonel Roger Atkins
- Extremist Makeover (2004) ... Colonel Roger Atkins
- Stochastic Variable (2004) ... Colonel Roger Atkins
- PPX (2004) ... Colonel Roger Atkins
 2004 The Question of God: Sigmund Freud & C.S. Lewis (TV Movie documentary)
Narrator (voice)
 2004 Beacon Hill
Nolan Flannery
 2004 Meltdown (TV Movie)
Homeland Chief Utley
 2004 The West Wing (TV Series)
Narrator
- Access (2004) ... Narrator (voice)
 2003 Secret Weapons Over Normandy (Video Game)
Narrator (voice)
 2003 Encounter Nancy (Short)
Newton Forrester
 2003 Mystic River
FBI Agent Birden
 2002 The Perfect Gooseys (Short)
The Headmaster
 2002 Alma Mater
Arthur Knight
 2001 The Day Reagan Was Shot (TV Movie)
Narrator
 2001/II Dog Days (Short)
Dad
 2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Roger Jameson
- Smothered (2001) ... Roger Jameson
 2001 Dischord
Capt. Jack
 2001 Ed (TV Series)
Gus McGraw
- Mixed Signals (2001) ... Gus McGraw
 2000-2001 The Prosecutors: In Pursuit of Justice (TV Series)
Narrator
- Silent Partner (2001) ... Narrator
- Short Fuse (2001) ... Narrator
- Deadly Commission (2000) ... Narrator
- Fatal Error (2000) ... Narrator
- Lone Witness (2000) ... Narrator
 2000 Kenny the Shark (TV Movie)
Documentary Announcer
 2000 The Bone Yard (TV Movie)
Narrator
 1999 Fruitlands 1843 (Short)
 1999 Something Between Us (Short)
Paul Kirkland
 1999 The Autumn Heart
Doctor
 1998 Intermezzo
Charlie
 1998 The Siege
FBI Director
 1998 A Perfect Murder
Jason Gates
 1997 Floating
Van's Father
 1996 The Crucible
Isaiah Goodkind
 1996 Celtic Pride
Rich Man
 1995 Welcome to the Dollhouse
Mr. Edwards
 1995 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Carroll O'Malley
- Episode #1.12219 (1995) ... Carroll O'Malley
 1994 Law & Order (TV Series)
Victor Conner
- Family Values (1994) ... Victor Conner
 1992 The Great Eclipse (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1992 School Ties
Swanson
 1992 Mann & Machine (TV Series)
Banito Ruggerio
- Truth or Consequences (1992) ... Banito Ruggerio
 1992 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Allan Wooster
- Programmed for Murder (1992) ... Allan Wooster
 1992 The Machine That Changed the World (TV Series)
Narrator (1992) (voice)
 1991 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series short)
Peter Miller
- Dedicated to the One I Love (1991) ... Peter Miller
 1990 Hull High (TV Series)
John Deerborn
- Episode #1.9 (1990) ... John Deerborn
- Episode #1.8 (1990) ... John Deerborn
- Episode #1.7 (1990) ... John Deerborn
- Episode #1.6 (1990) ... John Deerborn
- Episode #1.5 (1990) ... John Deerborn
 1987-1989 Crossbow (TV Series)
William Tell
- Trailbreak (1989) ... William Tell
- The Magician (1989) ... William Tell
- The Gods (1989) ... William Tell
- The Children (1989) ... William Tell
- The Bounty Twins (1989) ... William Tell
 1988 Hostile Takeover
Smolen
 1985-1988 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Lt. Grant / Capt. Ben Morrison
- McAllister (1988) ... Lt. Grant
- Autumn Thieves (1985) ... Capt. Ben Morrison
 1985 Three Sovereigns for Sarah (TV Series) (1985)
 1984-1985 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Rev. Parris / Gabriel Javsicas
- Three Sovereigns for Sarah: Part I (1985) ... Rev. Parris
- Concealed Enemies, Part I: Suspicion (1984) ... Gabriel Javsicas
 1984 George Washington (TV Mini Series)
Lawrence
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Lawrence (as William Lyman)
 1983 Vietnam: A Television History (TV Mini Series documentary)
Narrator
- The End of the Tunnel: 1973-1975 (1983) ... Narrator
- Homefront USA (1983) ... Narrator
- Peace Is at Hand: 1968-1973 (1983) ... Narrator
- Cambodia and Laos (1983) ... Narrator
- Vietnamizing the War: 1969-1973 (1983) ... Narrator
 1979 Ryan's Hope (TV Series)
Ken Alexander
- Episode #1.1066 (1979) ... Ken Alexander
- Episode #1.1062 (1979) ... Ken Alexander
 1964 Another World (TV Series)
Ken Palmer (1976-1977) (as William Lyman)
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Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

William Lyman

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)

Spouse:

Sheila Anastasia Sylvester  (1 child)
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Often used as a narrator for documentaries. Unlisted titles include "The Death of TWA 800" and "Science Times - In the Eye of the Storm". See more »

Trademark:

Polished resonant voice

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