William Mapother

Actor, Screenwriter, Production assistant
Nepotism is certainly a commonplace thing in many industries and Hollywood is no different. Plenty of individuals have landed gigs thanks to who they know, but the trick for success is to prove you've got more than ... Read more »
Born: 04/17/1965 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Filmography

Actor (36)

Blackhat 2015 (Movie)

Rich Donahue (Actor)

The Atticus Institute 2015 (Movie)

Dr. Henry West (Actor)

Hawaii Five-O 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hurt 2014 (Movie)

Darryl Coltrane (Actor)

I Origins 2014 (Movie)

Darryl Mackenzie (Actor)

Moola 2014 (Movie)

Steve Hedges (Actor)

The Mentalist 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Escape From Polygamy 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Underdogs 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

jOBS 2013 (Movie)

Calligraphy Professor (Actor)

American Horror Story 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Citizen Gangster 2012 (Movie)

Detective Rhys (Actor)

A Warrior's Heart 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Another Earth 2011 (Movie)

John Burroughs (Actor)

Lost 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Moving McAllister 2007 (Movie)

Bob (Actor)

The Burrowers 2007 (Movie)

Parcher (Actor)

The Zodiac 2006 (Movie)

Dale Coverling (Actor)

World Trade Center 2006 (Movie)

Marine Sergeant Thomas (Actor)

Lords of Dogtown 2005 (Movie)

Donnie (Actor)

The Lather Effect 2005 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Suspect Zero 2004 (Movie)

Bill Grieves (Actor)

The Grudge 2004 (Movie)

Matthew Williams (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Minority Report 2002 (Movie)

Hotel Clerk (Actor)

In the Bedroom 2001 (Movie)

Richard Strout (Actor)

Swordfish 2001 (Movie)

One Of Gabriel's Crew (Actor)

Mission: Impossible 2 2000 (Movie)

Wallis (Actor)

Magnolia 1999 (Movie)

WDKK Director's Assistant (Actor)

Without Limits 1998 (Movie)

Bob Peters (Actor)

Trickle 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Born on the Fourth of July 1989 (Movie)

Platoon Soldier (Actor)

Drew Peterson: Untouchable (TV Show)

Actor

The Lottery (Tv Show)

Actor
Other (2)

Mission: Impossible 2 2000 (Movie)

special consultant (Consultant)

Born on the Fourth of July 1989 (Movie)

(to Tom Cruise) (Assistant)

Biography

Nepotism is certainly a commonplace thing in many industries and Hollywood is no different. Plenty of individuals have landed gigs thanks to who they know, but the trick for success is to prove you've got more than connections. For William Mapother, cousin of Tom Cruise, that opportunity came when he was cast as the hot-tempered estranged husband of a woman (Marisa Tomei) having an affair with a much younger man (Nick Stahl) in Todd Field's feature directorial debut "In the Bedroom" (2001). With bleached blond hair and a beard, Mapother proved a menacing figure, yet he also managed to convey the humanity of a man capable of extreme actions. His delicately nuanced performance demonstrated he had the chops to succeed on his own.

Relationships

Tom Cruise Actor

Cousin
Born July 3, 1962; best known for "Risky Business" (1983), the "Mission: Impossible" action films, and his Academy Award nominated role in "Born on the Fourth of July" (1989)

William Mapother

Father
born in February 1938 divorced from Mapother's mother in 1992

Louisa Mapother

Mother
divorced from Mapother's father in 1992

Amy Mapother

Sister
born c. 1973

Katherine Mapother

Sister
born c. 1969

EDUCATION

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame , Indiana

Milestones

2006

Cast in Oliver Stone's "World Trade Center"

2006

Starred in the thriller "Zodiac" with Justin Chambers and Rory Culkin

2004

Cast opposite Sarah Michelle Gellar in the thriller "The Grudge"

2002

Starred in the ABC movie "The Pennsylvania Miners' Story" based on the real-life chronicle of the 'nine for nine' Pennsylvania coal miners who were rescued in the summer of 2002

2002

Appeared in "Minority Report", starring Cruise

2001

Breakthrough screen role, "In the Bedroom," as Richard Strout, the estranged husband of a woman having an affair with a younger man

1998

Had featured role in "Without Limits"

1989

Film debut in "Born on the Fourth of July"; also served as Cruise's assistant; billed as William R. Mapother

1988

Worked as a production assistant on "Cocktail" and "Rain Man", both starring Tom Cruise

Raised in Louisville, Kentucky

Between show business jobs, worked as a substitute teacher in L.A.

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