William McNamara (affectionately known as Billy), a seasoned actor with an impressive career spanning over three decades, boasting an astounding portfolio of more than 100 titles under his belt. As fate would have it, I had the incredible opportunity to engage in a conversation with him during his travels across the captivating landscapes of New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Mexico.
In our captivating tête-à-tête, we delved into the profound rewards of traversing the globe for diverse acting projects, unveiling the intriguing life of a wanderer on the road, all the while adhering to a vegan lifestyle, which he passionately embraces.
The culmination of his talents and artistic vision manifests in “The Trouble with Billy,” a captivating cinematic gem that William not only directed but also took on the roles of writer, producer, and actor. The movie, eagerly awaiting its grand release, showcases an ensemble of exceptional performers, including the likes of William Baldwin, Tom Sizemore, Alison Eastwood, Robert Wagner, and Costas Mandylor, who each bring their unique brilliance to the screen.
Having been an avid fan, observing Billy’s work on the silver screen through the years, speaking with him in person was a surreal experience that only deepened my admiration. It was evident that his authenticity and down-to-earth nature are the very attributes that have propelled him to unparalleled success throughout his illustrious career as a working actor.
As he continues to embark on new adventures, it’s fascinating to discover the captivating ways he spends his time while traversing the globe for his projects. If you are curious to keep up with his latest endeavors and stay informed about the release of his upcoming projects in 2022, I encourage you to follow Billy on his vibrant social media pages.
In the realm of the entertainment industry, William McNamara stands as a true inspiration, embodying the essence of a seasoned artist, passionate traveler, and genuinely kind-hearted soul. He is a living testament to the extraordinary rewards that come with both artistic exploration and embracing life’s adventures with an open heart.
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ABOUT William McNamara
William McNamara studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and has since notched up over one hundred and 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, however, that William – arguably – turned out some of his best performances. He gave a great performance as Derek Wolfe Jr in the Ernest R. Dickerson manhunt thriller Surviving the Game (1994), in which he worked with a cast of talented veteran actors including F. Murray Abraham, Gary Busey, Rutger Hauer, and John C. McGinley. That same year he was again teamed with Gary Busey – and Tom Berenger – in the Navy comedy Chasers (1994), directed by Dennis Hopper.
His most prized – and chilling – role, though, is that of Peter Foley the copycat serial killer in the psychological thriller Copycat (1995). The film also starred Sigourney Weaver, Dermot Mulroney, and jazz musician Harry Connick Jr.. He appeared with Andrew McCarthy and John Stockwell in Stag (1997), and made his way towards the millennium opposite Gabriel Byrne in the World War II drama The Brylcreem Boys (1998).
William’s first feature film role was in acclaimed cult horror director Dario Argento’s slasher classic, Opera (1987). But don’t fear: the actor is actually a kind spiritualist and an avid animal rights activist, putting much time, energy, and money into the plight of the dolphins and small whales off the shores of Japan. In addition William involves himself in animal rescue in general, Kundalini, and Yoga!
Like Henry Rollins, his co-star in Time Lapse (2001), William McNamara gets his own hands dirty while ‘actively’ pursuing causes that are close to his heart.
Ex-fiance of actress Erika Eleniak. His father was a professional race car driver for the Ford Motor Company. His mother was an interior designer. Attended Columbia University. Received a Cable Ace Award nomination for Best Actor for his performance in Wildflower (1991). Studied acting at The Lee Strasberg Institute. 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.Was asked to be the model and spokesman for in the Calvin Klein underwear ads, but turned down the offer. He feared that it would ultimately damage his career by leading to his being typecast. Is a huge fan of Don Knotts.
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