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Tony Bill

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Gerard Anthony "Tony" Bill (born 23 August 1940) is an American actor, producer, and director. He produced the 1973 movie The Sting, for which he shared the Academy Award for Best Picture with Michael Phillips and Julia Phillips. The Sting became one of the highest grossing films in history. He majored in English and art at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, from which he graduated in 1962. Bill began his career as an actor in the 60s, first appearing on screen as Frank Sinatra's ingenuous younger brother in Come Blow Your Horn (1963). Bill specialized in likeable but none-too-bright juveniles and young leads. His acting credits include None But the Brave (1965), You're A Big Boy Now (1966), Never a Dull Moment (1968), Ice Station Zebra (1968), Shampoo (1975), The Little Dragons (1980), Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985), and Less Than Zero (1987). Bill continued to act in TV-movies, miniseries, and guest spots though with decreasing frequency as he segued into directing. He appeared in the 1966 episode "Chaff In The Wind" of the long running western The Virginian. He then appeared in 1967 episode "The Predators" of NBC's western series The Road West starring Barry Sullivan. In 1980, Bill directed his first film, My Bodyguard. From there he went on to direct Six Weeks (1982), Five Corners (1987), Crazy People (1990) A Home of Our Own (1993), and Flyboys (2006) which Bill claims was one of the first features shot entirely with digital cameras. In television Bill directed Truman Capote's One Christmas, Harlan County War, and Pictures of Hollis Woods, among others. In 2009, Bill published the book Movie Speak: How to Talk Like You Belong on a Film Set. The book traces the etymology of the language of the movie set and is filled out with stories from the Bill's career in film. From 1984-2000, he co-owned with Dudley Moore the celebrated 72 Market Street, a restaurant in Venice, California. He is married to his second wife, the former Helen Buck Bartlett, his producer/partner in Barnstorm Films in Venice. The couple have two daughters, Madeline and Daphne. Description above from the Wikipedia article Tony Bill, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Aug 23, 1940 In San Diego, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
35
First Appeared:
In the series Dr. Kildare 1961-09-27
Latest Project:
Series Law & Order: Trial by Jury 2005-03-03
Known For
Poster of The Killing Mind
Poster of Less than Zero
Poster of You're a Big Boy Now
Poster of Marriage on the Rocks
Filmography
Series Law & Order: Trial by Jury Unknown 2005-03-03
Movie Lying in Wait Miss Cray 2001-03-15
Movie The Killing Mind Thomas Quinn 1991-04-23
Movie Less than Zero Bradford Easton 1987-11-06
Series The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1985-05-05
Series Moonlighting Unknown 1985-03-03
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Series Hotel Unknown 1982-08-21
Series St. Elsewhere Unknown 1982-10-26
Movie Heart Beat Dick 1980-04-25
Movie The Little Dragons Niles 1980-07-18
Movie Portrait of an Escort Beau Simpson 1980-10-07
Movie The Initiation of Sarah Paul Yates 1978-02-06
Movie Are You in the House Alone? Neil Osborne 1978-09-20
Series What Really Happened To the Class Of '65? 1977-12-08
Series Washington: Behind Closed Doors Adam Gardiner 1977-09-06
Movie Shampoo Johnny Pope 1975-03-13
Movie Haunts of the Very Rich Lyle 1972-09-20
Movie Flap Eleven Snowflake 1970-11-13
Movie Castle Keep Lt. Amberjack 1969-07-23
Movie Never a Dull Moment Florian 1968-06-26
Movie How to Steal the World Steven Garrow 1968-09-18
Movie Ice Station Zebra Lt. Russell Walker 1968-10-23
Movie You're a Big Boy Now Raef del Grado 1966-09-09
Series Run for Your Life Unknown 1965-09-13
Series The Loner Unknown 1965-09-18
Movie Marriage on the Rocks Jim Blake 1965-09-24
Series Play of the Month Unknown 1965-10-19
Movie Come Blow Your Horn Buddy Baker 1963-06-05
Series Mr. Novak Unknown 1963-09-24
Movie Soldier In The Rain Jerry Meltzer 1963-11-27
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1963-10-04
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02