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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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 70

Birthday 1940-08-23

Place of Birth San Diego, California, USA

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Also Known As

  • Gerard Anthony Bill

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury (1 episode) as Kurt Lascher
2005 Must Love Dogs as Walter
2001 Lying in Wait as Miss Cray as Detective Mike
1991 The Killing Mind as Thomas Quinn
1987 Less than Zero as Bradford Easton
1985 The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1 episode)
1985 Moonlighting (2 episodes)
1984 Murder, She Wrote (1 episode)
1983 Hotel (1 episode)
1982 St. Elsewhere (1 episode)
1980 Portrait of an Escort as Beau Simpson
1980 The Little Dragons as Niles
1980 Heart Beat as Dick
1978 Are You in the House Alone? as Neil Osborne
1978 The Initiation of Sarah as Paul Yates
1977 What Really Happened To the Class Of '65? (14 episodes)
1977 Washington: Behind Closed Doors (6 episodes) as Adam Gardiner
1975 Shampoo as Johnny Pope
1972 Haunts of the Very Rich as Lyle
1970 Flap as Eleven Snowflake
1969 Lanton Mills as Mute
1969 Castle Keep as Lt. Amberjack
1968 Ice Station Zebra as Lt. Russell Walker
1968 How to Steal the World as Steven Garrow
1968 Never a Dull Moment as Florian
1966 You're a Big Boy Now as Raef del Grado
1965 Play of the Month (1 episode)
1965 Marriage on the Rocks as Jim Blake
1965 The Loner (1 episode)
1965 Run for Your Life (1 episode)
1963 Soldier in the Rain as Jerry Meltzer
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1 episode)
1963 Mr. Novak (1 episode)
1963 Come Blow Your Horn as Buddy Baker
1962 The Virginian (1 episode)
1961 Ben Casey (1 episode)
1961 Dr. Kildare (6 episodes)

Directing

2008 Leverage (1 episode)Director
2007 Pictures of Hollis Woods Director
2006 Flyboys Director
2003 Keen Eddie (1 episode)Director
2002 Monk (1 episode)Director
2002 Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story Director
2001 UC: Undercover (2 episodes)Director
2000 Harlan County War Director
1998 A Chance of Snow Director
1998 To Have & to Hold (1 episode)Director
1998 Felicity (2 episodes)Director
1997 The Visitor (1 episode)Director
1997 Oliver Twist Director
1996 Beyond the Call Director
1996 High Incident (2 episodes)Director
1994 One Christmas Director
1994 Next Door Director
1993 A Home of Our Own Director
1993 Untamed Heart Director
1990 Crazy People Director
1988 Dirty Dancing (1 episode)Director
1987 Five Corners Director
1986 2 1/2 Dads Director
1984 Love Thy Neighbor Director
1984 The Princess and the Pea Director
1982 Six Weeks Director
1982 Faerie Tale Theatre (1 episode)Director
1980 My Bodyguard Director

Production

2017 Going in Style Executive Producer
2002 Last Call Executive Producer
1979 Going in Style Producer
1975 Hearts of the West Producer
1973 The Sting Producer

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