William McNamara Biography

Birthday: 1965-03-31
Place of Birth: Dallas, Texas USA
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Wiki Biography: William McNamara studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and has since notched up over 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) (V), William McNamara gets his own hands dirty while 'actively' pursuing causes that are close to his heart.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Island Son Sam 1989 Drama
DTLA Norm 2012 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Beat Billy Kane 1988 Drama
Stealing Home 1988 Drama
Dream a Little Dream 1989 Biography, 0, 0, Sport
Texasville 1990 Drama
Aspen Extreme 1993 0
Radio Inside Matthew Anderson 1994 Drama, Romance
Chasers Eddie Devane 1994 Biography
Surviving the Game Derek Wolfe Jr 1994 Action, Adventure, Crime
Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story Montgomery Clift 1995 Drama
Girl in the Cadillac Rick Davis 1995 Adventure, Crime, Drama
Copycat Peter Foley 1995 Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Storybook Prince Arthur 1996 Adventure, Family, Animation
Dead Girl Damon 1997 Comedy
Stag Jon DiCapri 1997 Action, Drama, Thriller
Sweet Jane 1998
Glam Sonny Daye 1998 Drama
Something to Believe In Mike 1998 Drama
Ringmaster 1998 Comedy
Implicated Tom Baker 1999 Thriller, Crime, Drama
Just Sue Me Daniel 2000 Comedy
Paper Bullets Laurence McCoy 2000 Action, Crime
The Kings of Brooklyn Chris Parmel 2004
Truth Luke Mezrich 2006 Game Show
A Dance for Bethany James Fisher 2007 Drama, Romance
April Moon David 2008 Romance
The Ascent Joel 2010 Action, Drama, Thriller
The Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy Jones Moon 2011 Action, Adventure, History
Ambushed Agent Waters 2013 Action, Crime, Drama
Cut! Bryan Wolff 2013 Horror, Mystery
My Stepbrother Is a Vampire!?! Gordon 2013 Family
Beyond the Farthest Star Calvin Clayman 2013 Drama
High School Exorcism Reverend Young 2014 Thriller
Day of the Mummy Jack Wells 2014 Reality Tv
Risk for Honor George 2014 Action, Thriller
A Wicked Within David 2015 Horror
Flight Troy Johnson 2016 Drama