Tony Bill

Producer, Director, Actor
American producer-director of the 1970s, 80s, and 90s 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 ... Read more »
Born: 08/23/1940 in San Diego, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (34)

Casting By 2011 (Movie)

Interviewee (Actor)

Inside Deep Throat 2005 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Must Love Dogs 2005 (Movie)

Walter (Actor)

Christian Slater: The E! True Hollywood Story 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Barb Wire 1996 (Movie)

Foster (Actor)

The Killing Mind 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Microcops 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Less Than Zero 1987 (Movie)

Bradford Easton (Actor)

Murder, She Wrote 1985 - 1986 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pee-Wee's Big Adventure 1985 (Movie)

Terry Hawthorne (Actor)

Freedom 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Heart Beat 1979 (Movie)

Dick (Actor)

The Little Dragons 1979 (Movie)

Niles (Actor)

Having Babies II 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Initiation of Sarah 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Shampoo 1975 (Movie)

Johnny Pope (Actor)

Flap 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

Castle Keep 1969 (Movie)

Lieutenant Amberjack (Actor)

Ice Station Zebra 1968 (Movie)

Lt Russell Walker (Actor)

You're a Big Boy Now 1966 (Movie)

Raef (Actor)

None But the Brave 1965 (Movie)

Air Crewman Keller (Actor)

Marriage on the Rocks 1964 (Movie)

Jim Blake (Actor)

Come Blow Your Horn 1963 (Movie)

Buddy (Actor)

Soldier in the Rain 1962 (Movie)

Pfc Jerry Meltzner (Actor)

Are You in the House Alone? (TV Show)

Actor

Haunts of the Very Rich (TV Show)

Actor

Portrait of an Escort (TV Show)

Actor

Running Out (TV Show)

Actor

The Fixer (TV Show)

Actor

Washington Mistress (TV Show)

Actor

With This Ring (TV Show)

Actor
Director (30)

Flyboys 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Keen Eddie 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

Chicago Hope 1985 - 1986, 1988 - 1989, 1995 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Dirty Dancing 1985 - 1986, 1988 - 1989, 1996 - 1997, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Felicity 1985 - 1986, 1988 - 1989, 1995 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Gideon's Crossing 1985 - 1986, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Glory Days 1985 - 1986, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

High Incident 1985 - 1986, 1988 - 1989, 1995 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

The Visitor 1985 - 1986, 1988 - 1989, 1995 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

To Have & to Hold 1985 - 1986, 1988 - 1989, 1996 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

UC: Undercover 1985 - 1986, 1988 - 1989, 1995 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Families 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Director

Oliver Twist 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Director

Next Door 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Director

A Home of Our Own 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Untamed Heart 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Crazy People 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

Five Corners 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

2 1/2 Dads 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Director

Full House 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Director

Love Thy Neighbor 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Director

Six Weeks 1982 (Movie)

(Director)

My Bodyguard 1980 (Movie)

(Director)

A Chance of Snow (TV Show)

Director

Beyond the Call (TV Show)

Director

Harlan County War (TV Show)

Director

Next Door (Movie)

(Director)

One Christmas (TV Show)

Director

Pictures of Hollis Woods (TV Show)

Director
Producer (12)

In the Time of the Butterflies 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Untamed Heart 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

Five Corners 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Deadhead Miles 1982 (Movie)

(Producer)

Boulevard Nights 1979 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Going in Style 1979 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Little Dragons 1979 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Harry and Walter Go to New York 1976 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Hearts of the West 1975 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Steelyard Blues 1973 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Sting 1973 (Movie)

(Producer)

Last Call (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

American producer-director of the 1970s, 80s, and 90s 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), "Ice Station Zebra" (1968), "Shampoo" (1975, an especially enjoyable performance), and "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" (1985). Bill continued to act in TV-movies, miniseries, and guest spots though with decreasing frequency since the mid-80s.

Relationships

Helen Bartlett

Wife
in partnership with Bill born c. 1960 married on June 12, 1993 in Antigua

Gerard Bill

Father

Francesca Bill

Daughter
mother, Toni Gray

Madeline Bill

Daughter
born on February 14, 1998 mother, Helen Bartlett

Peter Bill

Son
born in May 1964 mother, Toni Gray

Toni Gray

Wife
married in December 1962 have son and daughter together divorced

EDUCATION

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame , Indiana 1962

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame , Indiana 1962

Milestones

2006

Directed the World War I adventure "Flyboys," a historical war film documenting the cloud-cutting adventures of America's very first fighter pilots

2000

Helmed the Emmy-nominated made for television feature "Harlan County War" (Showtime)

1998

Produced the Showtime drama, "The Fixer" starring Jon Voight

1996

Returned to acting in "Barb Wire," opposite Pamela Anderson

1993

Helmed "Untamed Heart," with Christian Slater and Marisa Tomei

1993

Helmed "A Home of Our Own", a film about a single Mom (Kathy Bates) and her 'tribe' of six kids struggling to make ends meet in 1950s Idaho

1990

Once again directed Dudley Moore in "Crazy People"

1987

Played Andrew McCarthy's father in the teen drama, "Less Than Zero"

1987

Directed Jody Foster and Tim Robbins in "Five Corners"

1982

Directed Dudley Moore in "Six Weeks"

1980

Film directing debut, "My Bodyguard"

1975

First film as solo producer, "Hearts of the West"

1973

First released film as producer (with Julia and Michael Phillips), "Steelyard Blues"

1973

Joined Tomorrow Entertainment as a producer and consultant

1973

Founded Tony Bill Productions

1972

Produced first feature, "Deadhead Miles", written by Terence Malick; shelved and unreleased until 1982

1970

Co-founded and operated Bill/Phillips Productions with Julia and Michael Phillips

1966

British TV acting debut in title role of "Lee Oswald--Assassin" (BBC)

1965

TV acting debut in episode of "Ben Casey"

1963

Film acting debut in "Come Blow Your Horn"

Formed Market Street Productions, a complete post-production facility

Bonus Trivia

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Tony Bill has taught screenwriting at USC, UCLA, Notre Dame and Sherwood Oaks Experimental College.

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Bill has been on the Board of Governors of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences and serves on its Board of Trustees. He has also been the chairman of the Producer's Branch of the Academy.

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Since 1984, Bill has been owner of the 72 Market Street restaurant in Venice, Caifornia

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