Buell, Bill 1952–

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BUELL, Bill 1952


Born September 21, 1952, in Paipai, Taiwan; son of William Ackerman Buell (a diplomat). Education: Attended Portland State University and East 15 Acting School; studied with Nikos Psachorapolous and Sue Seton in New York.

Career: Actor.


Stage Appearances:

(OffBroadway debut) Crazy Now, 1972.

(Broadway debut) Derek, Once a Catholic, Helen Hayes Theatre, 1979.

Frog (a busboy), Dodger coach, and Brian Waterhouse, The First, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1981.

Jailer, Promenade, Theatre Off Park, New York City, 1983.

Nick Finchling, The Common Pursuit, Promenade Theatre, New York City, 19861987.

Charlie, The Foreigner, Alaska Repertory Theatre, Anchorage, AK, 1987.

Red, Coyote Ugly, New York Theatre Workshop, Perry Street Theatre, New York City, 1987.

Bowery Boy and Mr. Thompson, Alias Jimmy Valentine, Musical Theatre Works, New York City, 1988.

Wally Gruber, Kiss Me Quick before the Lava Reaches the Village, Music Theatre Works, New York City, 1988.

Gus Bottomly, Welcome to the Club, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1989.

Casimir, Aristocrats, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1989.

Maitre Simon, La Fleche, Simon, and Officer's Assistant, The Miser, Circle in the Square Uptown, New York City, 1990.

Harry, The Life, Westbeth Theatre Center, New York City, 1990.

Francis Tear and Mr. Ponce, Bad Habits, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1990.

Leslie Bainbridge, Taking Steps, Circle in the Square Uptown, 1991.

Judge Alex T. Waldman, Groundhog, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage II, New York City, 1992.

Stagehand, Elmo, Out of Work Man, Fisherman, Bumfork Tramp, and Spectacle Inspector, On the Bum, or The Next Train Through, Playwrights Horizons, New York City, 1992.

Minister and Mr. Simpson, The Who's Tommy, St. James Theatre, New York City, 19931995.

Edgar Beane, Titanic, LuntFontanne Theatre, New York City, 19971998.

M Loyal, Tartuffe, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1999.

The Winter's Tale, Delacorte Theatre, 2000.

Waste, American Place Theatre, New York City, 2000.

Officer Barrel, Urinetown, Henry Miller's Theatre, New York City, 20012002.

Innkeeper, Andorra, Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, 2002.

Captain, Twelfth Night, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, 2002.

General, The Fourth Sister, Vineyard Theatre, New York Theatre, New York City, 2002.

Frank/Kaplan, Eight Days (Backwards), Vineyard Theatre, New York City, 2003.

Buicks, McGinnCazale Theatre, New York City, 2003.

Also appeared in Lorenzaccio; Picasso at the Lapine Agile, Broadway production; as Jimmy Johnson/Louis Howe, Annie, Broadway production; Harry, Declasse, Lion Theater, New York; Verges, Much Ado about Nothing, Yale Repertory Theatre; Perry, The Royal Family, Philadelphia Drama Guild; Jim, The Glass Menagerie, Philadelphia Drama Guild; Bernardo/Second Grave Digger, Hamlet, Philadelphia Drama Guild; Poulengey/D'Estivet, St. Joan, Philadelphia Drama Guild; Albert Proesser, Hobson's Choice, Philadelphia Drama Guild; Tom Snout, A Midsummer's Night Dream, Alaska Repertory; Slovitch, Fools, Alaska Repertory; Christopher Wren, The Mousetrap, Birmingham Theatre; appeared as The King, Big River, Broadway production; Anna Karenina, Broadway production; Derek, Quartermaine's Terms, Playhouse 91 and Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA; Bert Lahr, Lahr and Mercedes, Denver Center Theatre; Vandals, Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center; Marcellus, The Music Man, Starlight Theatre; and as Mendy, Lisbon Lisbon Traviata, Seattle Repertory Theatre.

Major Tours:

Appeared as Judas/Herbie, Godspell, Jameson, Passion of Dracula, and as Thatcher, Harvey Wilkes, and Silas Phelps, Big River, all U.S. cities.

Film Appearances:

Danny, Wind, TriStar, 1992.

Minister, Mr. Simpson, and ensemble member, The Who's Tommy, the Amazing Journey, 1993.

Band director, Miracle on 34th Street, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1994.

Mr. Wiener, Welcome to the Dollhouse (also known as Middle Child ), Sony Pictures Classics, 1995.

Officer Dan, The Love Letter, DreamWorks, 1999.

Court doctor, Requiem for a Dream (also known as Delusion over Addiction ), Artisan Entertainment, 2000.

Eddie, The American Astronaut, Artistic License, 2001.

Fred Kappler, Spy Game, Universal, 2001.

Also appeared in Wet Exit; Quiz Show.

Television Appearances; Series:

Judge Walker, The Guiding Light (also known as Guiding Light ), CBS, 1999.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Bernardo, Hamlet, Odyssey, 2000.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Douglas Pomerantz, "Right to Counsel," Law & Order, NBC, 1993.

Frank, "The Parent Trap," Cosby, 1999.

Bob, "The World of Possibility," Ed, NBC, 2000.

Chris Paley, "Amends," Law & Order, NBC, 2000.

"Joe Must Go," 100 Centre Street, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Also appeared in Ryan's Hope, ABC; as Homer, All My Children, ABC; Cavanaugh, One Life to Live, ABC; Fuller, "Are You There, Alpha Centauri?," H.E.L.P., ABC.


Video Games:

Various voices, Mafia, Take 2 Interactive, 2002.

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