From 1984–2000, he co-owned with Dudley Moore the celebrated 72 Market Street Oyster Bar and Grill, a restaurant in Venice, California.
In 2009, Bill revealed the e book Movie Speak: How to Talk Like You Belong on a Film Set. The e book traces the etymology of the language of the film set and is stuffed out with tales from Bill’s profession in movie.
In 1980, Bill directed his first movie, My Bodyguard. From there he went on to direct Six Weeks (1982), Five Corners (1987), Crazy People (1990), A Home of Our Own (1993), Untamed Heart (1993), Flyboys (2006) which Bill claims was one of many first options shot totally with digital cameras. For tv, Bill directed Truman Capote’s One Christmas (1994), Harlan County War (2000), and Pictures of Hollis Woods (2007), amongst others.
Bill continued to behave in tv motion pictures, miniseries, and visitor spots although with lowering frequency as he segued into directing. In 1965 Bill visitor starred in “An Echo of Bugles,” the opening episode of Rod Serling’s Western collection The Loner, enjoying a hot-headed younger bully who taunts a Confederate veteran and challenges collection star Lloyd Bridges to a duel. He appeared within the 1966 episode “Chaff within the Wind” of the lengthy operating western The Virginian and the 1966 episode “The Oath” of the lengthy operating western Bonanza. He was then forged in 1967 episode “The Predators” of NBC’s western collection The Road West starring Barry Sullivan. He additionally starred in a 1968 episode of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. titled “The Seven Wonders of the World Affair, Parts 1 and a pair of.” He was additionally featured on an ABC film known as Haunts of the Very Rich (1972), appeared within the 1977 miniseries Washington: Behind Closed Doors and the drama anthology collection because the narrator What Really Happened to the Class of ’65? (TV Series).
Often his characters had been likeable however none-too-bright. Other performing credit embrace Marriage on the Rocks (1965), None however the Brave (1965), You’re a Big Boy Now (1966), Never a Dull Moment (1968), How to Steal the World (1968), Ice Station Zebra (1968), Castle Keep (1969), Flap (1970), Shampoo (1975), Are You within the House Alone? (1978), Heart Beat (1980), The Little Dragons (1980), Freedom, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985), and Less Than Zero (1987).
Bill specialised in juveniles and younger leads. In the mid-Nineteen Sixties he made two appearances within the BBC’s Play of the Month anthology collection, he took the lead in Lee Oswald Assassin and performed Biff to Rod Steiger’s Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman (each 1966).
Bill started his profession as an actor within the Nineteen Sixties, first showing on display as Frank Sinatra’s ingenuous youthful brother in Come Blow Your Horn (1963). That similar 12 months, he additionally appeared in Soldier within the Rain starring Jackie Gleason and Steve McQueen. Thereafter, he was forged as Chris Herrod within the 1965 episode “An Elephant Is Like a Tree” of the NBC schooling drama collection, Mr. Novak, starring James Franciscus.
Bill was born in San Diego, California, and attended St. Augustine High School. He majored in English and artwork on the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, from which he graduated in 1962.
Gerard Anthony Bill (born August 23, 1940) is an American actor, producer, and director. He produced the 1973 film The Sting, for which he shared the Academy Award for Best Picture with Michael Phillips and Julia Phillips. As an actor, Bill has had supporting roles in movies together with Come Blow Your Horn (1963), Shampoo (1975), Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985), and Less Than Zero (1987). He made his directorial debut with My Bodyguard (1980), and has since directed motion pictures like Six Weeks (1982), Five Corners (1987), Crazy People (1990), Untamed Heart (1993), and Flyboys (2006).