Young, Bill 1950-

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Young, Bill 1950-


Born June 1, 1950, in Denman, New South Wales, Australia. Avocational Interests: Music, black and white photography, art, carpentry, gardening.


Manager—Lee Leslie Management, 72 Glebe Point Rd., Glebe, New South Wales 2037, Australia.


Actor, voice performer, director, and writer. Kirribilli Pub Theatre, Kirribilli, New South Wales, Australia, producer, director, performer, writer, and script editor, 1978-88; Summer Hill Films, presenter of corporate videos; appeared in commercials, including one for Coors Light beer. Former member of the band Distortion, 1960s; akAlias, vocalist and guitarist.

Awards, Honors:

Vincent Price Audience Award, Fantafestival, for The Roly Poly Man.


Film Appearances:

Russell, Dawn!, 1979.

Officer Claffey, Fatty Finn, 1980.

Griffin, Escape 2000 (also known as Blood Camp Thatcher and Turkey Shoot), New World, 1981.

Agent number one, Doctors & Nurses, 1981.

Wally Wombat, Emoh Ruo, 1985.

Publican, Afraid to Dance, 1988.

Detective Sergeant Cimino, Harbour Beat, 1990.

Truck driver, Breakfast of Aliens, Hemdale, 1992.

Uncle Herbert Bollinger, Love in Limbo (also known as Just One Night), Video Search of Miami, 1993.

Mr. Carmody, No Worries, 1993.

Willie, Body Melt (also known as Body Meet), Twenty-first Century Film, 1993.

Estate agent, Vacant Possession, 1995.

First detective, Turning April, 1996.

Brian Broad, Road to Nhill, 1997.

Lieutenant, The Matrix, Warner Bros., 1999.

Detective Downie, Chopper, Image Entertainment/First Look Pictures, 2000.

Butcher, La Spagnola, New Vision, 2001.

Jake—Now, Faintly Falling (short film), School of Film and Television, Victoria College of the Arts, 2001.

Mr. Roberts, The Nugget, Highlight Video, 2002.

Chief Jones, You Can't Stop the Murders, Buena Vista International, 2003.

Jimmy Smithers, Japanese Story, Samuel Goldwyn Films, 2004.

Author, Giant Monster Trashes City (short film), Barnard's Star Productions, 2004.

Mission Control flight director, Superman Returns, Warner Bros., 2006.

Jack Lang, The Bridge (documentary), Film Australia, 2007.

Short films include An Odd Pair, Fair Game, Listen to the Lion, Monster, Monster Fish, and The Runner.

Film Director:

The Roly Poly Man, 1994.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Campbell, Cody: The Burnout, Seven Network, 1995.

Campbell, Cody: Fall from Grace, Seven Network, 1996.

Noel, Never Tell Me Never, Lifetime, 1998.

Williams, Day of the Roses, Odyssey Network, 1999.

John Brookes, The Road from Coorain, PBS, 2002.

Other movies include Hospitals Don't Burn Down, Natural Causes, and Who Killed Dr. Bogle and Mrs. Chandler?

Television Appearances; Series:

Martin Lightfoot, Brass Monkeys, Seven Network, 1983.

Stan Hickey, Hey Dad!, Seven Network, between 1987 and 1992.

Chief Inspector Clarke Webb, Water Rats, Nine Network, 1996.

Black dog, Auf der Suche nach der Schatzinsel (also known as Search for Treasure Island), 1998.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Alf, "Starting Out," A Fortunate Life, Nine Network, 1985.

Lofty, Fields of Fire, Nine Network, 1987.

Other miniseries include

Act of Betrayal, Bodyline, Rainbow Warrior, and True Believers.:

Television Appearances; Episodic:

The fireman, "It's So Easy: Parts 1 & 2," A Country Practice, Seven Network, 1984.

Chief outlaw, "Blood, Sweat, and Faith," Five Mile Creek, Seven Network, 1984.

"What We Did in the Past," Studio 86, ABC (Australia), 1986.

Farmer in Ute, "Promised Land," Inspector Morse, PBS, 1991.

Tim O'Neal, "Judgement Day," Police Rescue, ABC (Australia), 1992.

Clive, "The Scarlet Koala," Time Trax, syndicated, 1994.

Tim O'Neill, "Breaking Strain," Police Rescue, ABC (Australia), 1995.

Dean "Space" Redman, "Solitary," Correlli, ABC (Australia), 1995.

Brendan Palmer, "Ill Wind," Soldier Soldier, ITV, 1995.

Don McClusky, "Body and Soul," All Saints, Seven Network, 1998.

Owen Doyle, "In with the New," All Saints, Seven Network, 1999.

Owen Doyle, "A Fine Balance," All Saints, Seven Network, 2000.

Owen Doyle, "Duty of Care," All Saints, Seven Network, 2000.

Billy King, "Old School Ties," Something in the Air, ABC (Australia), 2000.

Billy King, "The Art of Politics," Something in the Air, ABC (Australia), 2000.

Billy King, "Noughts and Cross Dressers," Something in the Air, ABC (Australia), 2000.

Terry, Corridors of Power, ABC (Australia), 2001.

Jeff Parrish, "Those that Trespass," Blue Heelers, Seven Network, 2002.

Jeff Parrish, "The New Perfect," Blue Heelers, Seven Network, 2003.

Paul Semple, "Echoes," All Saints, Seven Network, 2005.

(Uncredited) Detective Downie (in archive footage), "Magnificent Movies," 20 to 1, Nine Network, 2006.

"Heart Attack," Two Twisted, Nine Network, 2006.

Jerry, "Something Wicked This Way Comes," Supernova, 2006.

Short and Curly, 2006.

Jack Lang, "The Bridge," Constructing Australia, ABC (Australia), 2007.

Also appeared in After the Beep, The Aunty Jack Show, BackBerner, Blood Brothers, Chaser, Club Buggery, Dearest Enemy, Denton, E Street, The Flying Doctors, GP, Hampton Court, Heartbreak High, Home and Away, Over the Hill, Rafferty's Rules, and SeaChange.

Stage Work:

Director of the production Tales of Dark Knitting.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in productions of Broadway Bound, The Coming of Stork, Debbie Does Ducks, Don's Party, Gladbags, Gulls, The Monkey Trap, On the Blindside, Reservoir Dogs, Rumors, 680 Cabaret, A Slice of Saturday Night, Smiles 'n' Piles, Spinning into Butter, and Who Slew Reg Smedley.

Radio Appearances:

Appeared in The Diary of Lucy Gold, The Long Green Shore, and A White Lie, all ABC-Radio (Australia), and in Painted Lies.



Director of the video Ready Steady Go!


Television Series:

Hey Dad!, Seven Network, multiple episodes, 1988-89.



Bill Young Official Site,, August 15, 2007.