Smitrovich, Bill 1947- (William Smitrovich)

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Smitrovich, Bill 1947- (William Smitrovich)


Surname is pronounced "Smit-tro-vitch"; born William S. Zmitrowicz, May 16, 1947, in Bridgeport, CT; son of Stanley William (a tool and die maker) and Anna (maiden name, Wojna) Zmitrowicz; married Shaw Purnell, June 8, 1985; children: Alexander John ("A. J."), Maya. Education: University of Bridgeport, B.S., education; Smith College, M.F.A., dramatic arts; studied acting at the Actors' and Directors' Lab and with Morris Carnovsky.


Agent—Don Buchwald and Associates, 10 E. 44th Street, New York, NY 10017; The Kohner Agency, 9300 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 555, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.


Actor. NO Theatre Company, Northhampton, MA, original company member, 1975-78; University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, acting instructor, 1976-78.

Awards, Honors:

People's Choice Awards, for Life Goes On and Millennium.


Stage Appearances:

(Stage debut) Rudy, waiter, bicycle thief, piano mover, and Ryan, The American Clock, Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 1980.

Moose Corwin, Never Say Die, Classic Theatre, New York City, 1982.

Zeks, Theatre for the New City, New York City, 1982.

Johnny Bear, Requiem for a Heavyweight, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1983.

Sudden Pisanger, Food from Trash, Humana New Play Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 1983.

Lennie, Of Mice and Men, Hong Kong International Arts Festival, 1984.

The Love Suicide at Schofield Barracks, Fifth Annual New Play Festival, People's Light and Theatre Company, Malvern, PA, 1985.

Johnny, Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, Westside Arts Center, New York City, 1988-89.

James Anderson, Far East, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, New York City, 1999.

Mr. Antrobus, The Skin of Our Teeth, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamston, MA, 2000.

Film Appearances:

A Little Sex, Universal, 1982.

Policeman, Without a Trace, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983.

Ralph Bauer, Splash, Buena Vista, 1984.

Lenny, Key Exchange, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1985.

(Uncredited) Overdrawn at the Memory Bank, 1985.

Bartender, Maria's Lovers, Cannon, 1985.

Andy Fairton, Stephen King's Silver Bullet, Paramount, 1985.

Laundry truck driver, The Beniker Gang (also known as Dear Lola, or How to Start Your Own Family), 1985.

Chavez, Band of the Hand, Tri-Star, 1986.

"Pink" Gresham, A Killing Affair (also known as My Sister's Keeper and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday), Hemdale, 1986.

Lloyd Bowman, Manhunter (also known as Red Dragon: The Pursuit of Hannibal Lecter), De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1986.

Finch, Renegades, Universal, 1989.

Farrell, Her Alibi, Warner Brothers, 1989.

Bruce Concannon, Crazy People, Paramount, 1990.

Lieutenant Darryl Stewart, Bodily Harm, 1995.

Officer Trust, Nick of Time, 1995.

Uncle Dave, The Phantom, Paramount, 1996.

Captain Watson, Independence Day (also known as ID4), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996.

Steph, The Trigger Effect, Gramercy, 1996.

Jim Kitchens, Ghosts of Mississippi (also known as Ghosts from the Past), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1996.

Lieutenant Colonel Watson, Independence Day: The ID4 Invasion (video), 1996.

General Northwood, Air Force One (also known as AFO), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1997.

Matt, Around the Fire, A-pix Entertainment, 1999.

General Maxwell Taylor, Thirteen Days, New Line Cinema, 2000.

General Maxwell Taylor, Roots of the Cuban Missile Crisis (video), New Line Home Video, 2001.

Admiral Higgins, The Game of Their Lives, IFC, 2005.

George Chamlee, Heavens Fall, Strata, 2006.

The Contract, First Look, 2006.

Martin, The Last Lullaby, Timbergrove, 2007.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Fireman, The Day the Women Got Even, 1980.

Jake O'Neill, Born Beautiful, NBC, 1982.

Charlie Hack, Muggable Mary: Street Cop, CBS, 1982.

George Russ, Gregory K (also known as Gregory K.: A Place to Be, and Switching Parents), ABC, 1993.

Dan Schweitzer, Labor of Love: The Arlett Schweitzer Story, CBS, 1993.

Milos Janecek, Children of the Dark, CBS, 1994.

Mitch Conlon, Texas Justice, CBS, 1995.

Edward Potter, Long Island Fever, 1995.

Coach Douglas Freeman, Futuresport, ABC, 1998.

Voice of Frank Watt, Batman Beyond: The Movie (animated), 1999.

Inspector Cramer, The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery, Arts and Entertainment, 2000.

(As William Smitrovich) General Stark, Fail Safe, CBS, 2000.

Captain James Anderson, Far East, 2000.

T. Bud, Kiss Toledo Goodbye, Starz!, 2000.

Alexander Haig, The Reagans, Showtime, 2003.

Reverend Daniel Beckett, While I Was Gone, CBS, 2004.

Joel Arnov, Mrs. Harris, HBO, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Detective Danny Krychek, Crime Story, NBC, 1986-88.

Drew Thacher, Life Goes On, ABC, 1989-92.

Lieutenant Bob Bletcher, Millennium, Fox, 1996-97.

Inspector Cramer, A Nero Wolfe Mystery, Arts and Entertainment, 2001-2002.

Assistant district attorney Kenneth Walsh, The Practice, ABC, 2001-2004.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Steve Enright, Johnny Garage, CBS, 1983.

Danny Krycheck, Crime Story, NBC, 1986.

Howard Norton, L.A. Med, ABC, 1997.

H.M.O., ABC, 2001.

Nick's supervisor, LAX, NBC, 2004.

Wexler, A House Divided, ABC, 2006.

Me & Lee, Fox, 2007.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Lieutenant Lowbock, Mr. Murder (also known as Dean Koontz's "Mr. Murder"), 1998.

Bill Herlihy, The 60s, NBC, 1999.

Television Appearances; Specials:

ABC Fall Preview, ABC, 1989.

Pasternak, The Law and Mr. Lee, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Scotty Wheeler, Miami Vice, NBC, 1984.

Dr. Peter Shannon, "The Final Adjustment," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1994.

Webb, "Past Tense: Parts 1 & 2," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 1994.

Larry Armstrong, Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1995.

Voice of Daredevil/Matthew Murdock, "And a Blind Man Shall Lead Them," Fantastic Four (animated; also known as The Marvel Action Hour: The Fantastic Four), USA Network, 1995.

Bill McNabb, "Great Expectations," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1997.

Ezra, "Dying to Dance," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1998.

Voice of Frank West, "Golem," Batman Beyond (animated), 1999.

Lieutenant Joseph Dane, "The Inheritors," The Outer Limits, 1999.

"God's Girlfriend," God, The Devil and Bob, 2000.

Voice of Ronny Boxer, "Ace in the Hole," Batman Beyond (animated), 2000.

Howard Castman, "In/Famous," Robbery Homicide Division (also known as R.H.D./LA: Robbery Homicide Division/Los Angeles), CBS, 2002.

Alexander Olczyk, "Thou Shalt," Without a Trace (also known as W.A.T.), CBS, 2004.

Alexander Olczyk, "Doppelganger: Part 2," Without a Trace (also known as W.A.T.), CBS, 2004.

Alexander Olczyk, "Deep Water," Without a Trace (also known as W.A.T.), CBS, 2004.

Alexander Olczyk, "At Rest," Without a Trace (also known as W.A.T.), CBS, 2004.

Al Angelotii, "Moving Day," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2005.

Gene McLennan, "Day 4: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.," 24, Fox, 2005.

John, "Cry Baby McGuire," Fat Actress, Showtime, 2005.

David Croft, "Noisy Edge," Numb3rs, CBS, 2005.

Liam Weller, "Strain," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2005.

Alexander Olczyk, "Candy," Without a Trace (also known as W.A.T.), CBS, 2006.

Ernie, "Family Friend," Law & Order, NBC, 2006.

Powell, "Outsiders," The Nine, ABC, 2006.

Detective Farraday, "The Big Game," Criminal Minds, CBS, 2007.

Detective Farraday, "Revelations," Criminal Minds, CBS, 2007.

Television Work; Episodic:

Director, Life Goes On, ABC, 1991.