Dow, Bill (Bill Dowe)

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Dow, Bill (Bill Dowe)


Married Wendy Noel (an actress); children: two. Education: Graduate study at Simon Fraser University.


Actor and director. Also works as still photographer. Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, artistic associate and stage director.

Awards, Honors:

Jessie Richard Theatre Award nomination, best actor in a large theatre production, Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance, 2000, for Patience; Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards, for Equus and Love and Anger; Calgary Theatre Critics Award, best actor, 1990, for Speed the Plow; Leo Award nominations, best director, Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Foundation of British Columbia, 1998, for The Alley; Jessie Richardson Award nominations, best director, 1999, for Of Mice and Men and 2001, for Candida.


Television Appearances; Series:

Mr. Parkman, a recurring role, Pasadena, Fox, between 2001 and 2005.

Dr. Bill Lee, a recurring role, Stargate SG-1 (also known as La porte des etoiles), Sci-Fi Channel, between 2001 and 2007.

Mayor Russ Hathaway, a recurring role, Da Vinci's Inquest, CBC, between 2003 and 2005.

Television Appearances; Movies:

NASA technician, Hero in the Family, 1986.

Butler, The Lady Forgets, CBS, 1989.

Bill Garner, Deadly IntentionsAgain?, ABC, 1991.

Larry Shier, Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (also known as Disaster at Valdez), HBO, 1992.

Judge Banner, Without a Kiss Goodbye (also known as Falsely Accused and The Laurie Samuels Story), CBS, 1993.

Angelo's father, Seasons of the Heart, NBC, 1994.

Dr. Andauer, Contagious (also known as Virus), USA Network, 1997.

Will Benson, NightScream, NBC, 1997.

Doctor, Married to a Stranger, The Family Channel, 1997.

Alan Prescott, Cloned, NBC, 1997.

Lou Eldman, Jitters, Lifetime, 1997.

Dr. Ambrosio, A Song from the Heart (also known as Music from the Heart and Les yeux du coeur), CBS, 1999.

Winchell, The Color of Courage, USA Network, 1999.

George Vick, The Wednesday Woman, CBS, 2000.

Graham, Scorn, CBC, 2000.

Ralph Galston, Damaged Care, Showtime, 2002.

Chuck Hernandez, Door to Door, TNT, 2002.

Mr. Schernhorst, Carrie, NBC, 2002.

David Doyle, Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of "Charlie's Angels," NBC, 2004.

Wally, NTSB: The Crash of Flight 323, ABC, 2004.

Rex, A Perfect Note, 2005.

Olsen, Meltdown (also known as Meltdown: Days of Destruction), Sci-Fi Channel, 2006.

Terrence Leary, A Job to Kill For, Lifetime, 2006.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Bernie Leonard, And the Sea Will Tell, CBS, 1991.

Black River (also known as Dean Koontz's "Black River"), Fox, 2001.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Barney, Our Shining Moment, NBC, 1991.

Reichman, The Omen, Fox, 1995.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

White-suited man, "Kill Zone," MacGyver, 1988.

Danko, "The Coltons," MacGyver, 1991.

Dad, "The Jersey Devil," The X-Files, Fox, 1993.

Harry, "Epitaph for Tommy," Highlander: The Series (also known as Highlander), syndicated, 1993.

Dr. Charles Burks, "The Calusari," The X-Files, Fox, 1995.

Dr. Newton, "War of the Coprophages," The X-Files, Fox, 1996.

Hotel manager, "Black Ops," Two, 1996.

Arthur Hood, "No Sell-out," Madison, Global, 1996.

Dr. Charles Burks, "Leonard Betts," The X-Files, Fox, 1997.

Baldness guy, Super Dave's All Stars, syndicated, 1997.

Oliver Swain, "Oil and Water," North of 60, CBC, 1997.

Doc Fink, "The Revelations of Becka Paulson," The Outer Limits (also known as The New Outer Limits), Showtime and syndicated, 1997.

Dr. Keeler, "In Our Own Image," The Outer Limits (also known as The New Outer Limits), Showtime and syndicated, 1998.

(As Bill Dowe) Phil Tanner, "Neighborhood Watch," The Sentinel, UPN, 1998.

Dr. Schroeder, "The Fourth Horseman," Millennium, Fox, 1998.

Center for Disease Control examiner, "Borrowed Time," Millennium, Fox, 1999.

Dr. Charles Burks, "Biogenesis," The X-Files, Fox, 1999.

Dr. Charles Burks, "Rush," The X-Files, Fox, 1999.

Stan Bowman, "Pay the Line," The Net, 1999.

Morty Woods, "My Fair Hoodlums," Viper, 1999.

Dr. Barrison Hahn, "X-35 Needs Changing," Seven Days (also known as Seven Days: The Series), UPN, 2000.

Mr. Wilkins, "Dead Soldiers," Cold Squad, CTV, 2001.

Marty Weiss, "The Real Me," The Chris Isaak Show, Showtime, 2001.

Al Capone, "The Eve," Special Unit 2 (also known as SU2), UPN, 2001.

Eldon, "Something Fishy," Mysterious Ways, PAX, 2002.

"Tonia with an O," Just Cause, PAX, 2002.

"Making News," Just Cause, PAX, 2002.

Valmont, "Pants on Fire," Tom Stone (also known as Stone Undercover), CBC, 2003.

Mark Thomas, "Unlocking Disaster," Mayday (also known as Air Crash Investigations and Air Emergency), Discovery Channel, 2003.

Terry Bennett, "Becoming," The 4400, USA Network, 2004.

Teacher, "Day 1,385," The Days, ABC, 2004.

Mickey, "Ashes to Ashes," Dead Like Me, Showtime, 2004.

Dr. Bill Lee, "Critical Mass," Stargate: Atlantis (also known as La porte d'Atlantis), Sci-Fi Channel, 2005.

Lee Stokslan, "Scratching the Surface," Whistler, The N Network, 2006.

Professor Kern, "Blame It on the Rain," Kyle XY, ABC Family Channel, 2006.

Professor Kern, "Kyle Got Game," Kyle XY, ABC Family Channel, 2006.

Professor Kern, "Memory Serves," Kyle XY, ABC Family Channel, 2006.

Professor Kern, "Endgame," Kyle XY, ABC Family Channel, 2006.

Dr. Kiefer, "Pro-Life," Masters of Horror, Showtime, 2006.

Dr. Bill Lee, "The Return: Parts 1 & 2," Stargate: Atlantis (also known as La porte d'Atlantis), Sci-Fi Channel, 2006.

Appeared as Dave Walker, a peeper, and Art in episodes of The Commish, ABC; as Weaver, The Marshal, ABC; as an executive, Out of Order, Showtime; in Peacemakers, USA Network; and as Wilbur Mudd, Strange Luck, Fox.

Film Appearances:

Man at gate, Betrayed, United Artists, 1988.

Second man, The Fly II, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1989.

Vice principal, This Boy's Life, Lauren Film, 1993.

Registration official, Cool Runnings, Buena Vista, 1993.

Longley, Legends of the Fall, TriStar, 1994.

Elwyn, Andre, Turner Pictures Worldwide, 1994.

David's father, Big Bully, Warner Bros., 1996.

Ed Quigley, Man with a Gun (also known as Gun for Hire and Hired for Killing), 1996.

Museum curator, Mr. Magoo, Buena Vista, 1997.

Father Kirby, The Arrangement (also known as Blood Money and Deadly Arrangement), 1999.

Mr. Schmidt, Suspicious River, 2000.

Sheriff, My 5 Wives (also known as Mes cinq cheries), 2000.

Doctor, Chain of Fools, 2000.

Doctor, See Spot Run, Warner Bros., 2001.

Dillman, Lone Hero (also known as Heros solitaire), Promark Entertainment Group, 2002.

Harry, The Zero Sum (also known as Letters), Fast Productions/Grey Area Media/Letterhead Productions/Massey Productions, 2005.

Film Work:

Director, The Alley (short film), 1998.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared as Ronnie, After Bubba's Funeral, Prairie Theatre Exchange; as Max, Anatol and Framingham, Beyond Therapy, Belfry Theatre, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; as Petkoff, Arms and the Man, White Rock Theatre; as Robert, Betrayal, John, Oleanna, Reuben, Patience, Martin Dysart, Equus, and as Gerardo, Death and the Maiden, Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; as Wullie, Black Bonspiel, Gateway Theatre; as Michael, Dancing at Lughnasa, Sunshine Theatre; as Billy, Dewline, Prairie Theatre Exchange; in title role, Doc, Globe Theatre; as Dr. Rank, A Doll's House, Banff Centre Theatre; as Dischler and Mellers, Genuine Fakes, Arts Club Theatre; as Brian, The Go-Go Boys, City Stage; in Issues of the Night Time, Firehall Cooperative Theatre; as Petey Maxwell, Love and Anger, Vancouver Playhouse and Citadel Theatre; as Macduff, Macbeth, Western Canada Theatre Company; as Harold English, Mail Order Bride, Blyth Festival Theatre; as Lee, The Melville Boys, Western Canada Theatre Company and Belfry Theatre; as Bottom, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Carousel Theatre; as Gord, Office Party, Solo Collective; as Vladimir, Prague, Western Canada Theatre Company; as Gately, Private Wars, City Stage; as Tanto and Winston, Queen of the Cadillac, Alberta Theatre Project, Alberta, Canada; as Father Puchnar, Sacred Hearts, Alberta Theatre Project; member of ensemble, Signs in the Air; as Edward, Someone Who'll Watch Over Me, Prairie Theatre Exchange; as Charlie Fox, Speed the Plow, Alberta Theatre Project; as Horn, Struggle of Dogs and the Black, Vancouver Playhouse; as Fabian, Twelfth Night, Arts Club Theatre; as Alfieri, A View from the Bridge, Western Canada Theatre Company; as Rudenko, The Wedding, Alberta Theatre Project; and as Giovanni, We Won't Pay …, White Rock Theatre.

Stage Director:

Assistant director, Frankie & Johnnie in the Claire de Lune, Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 1990.

Heart Attack, Vancouver Fringe Festival Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 1990.

Sweet Eros, White Rock Summer Theatre, 1990.

Kidnapping the Bride, Alberta Theatre Project, Alberta, Canada, 1992.

Barbershop Quartet, Blyth Festival Theatre, 1992.

Seven Stories, Alberta Theatre Project, 1993.

The Puff 'n' Blow Boys, Blyth Festival Theatre, 1993.

Homeward Bound, Belfry Theatre, 1994.

The Collected Works of Billy the Kid, Belfry Theatre, 1994.

Codirector, Anatol, Belfry Theatre, 1995.

Codirector, If We Are Women, Canadian Stage Company, Vancouver Playhouse, 1995.

Tons of Money, Vancouver Playhouse and Theatre Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canda, 1996.

Running Dog and Paper Tiger, Richmond Gateway Theatre, 1997.

Skylight, Vancouver Playhouse, 1998.

Of Mice and Men, Vancouver Playhouse, 1999.

Candida, Vancouver Playhouse, 2001.

The Rover, Studio Theatre, University of Alberta, 2002.

The Rainmaker, Vancouver Playhouse, 2002.

The Caretaker, Vancouver Playhouse, 2003.

Cloud Tectonics, Vancouver Playhouse and Pi Theatre, 2004.


Video Games:

Voice, Making History: Louis Riel and the North-west Rebellion of 1885, 1997.

Voice of Charles Burks, The X-Files: Resist or Serve, Vivendi Universal Games, 2004.



Cult Times, November, 2004, p. 14.


Bill Dow Official Site,, April 2, 2007.