Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthAugust 23, 1940
SpouseHelen Buck Bartlett
FactHas a production company called Barnstorm Films in Venice, California.
PaymentsEarned $100,000 from Steelyard Blues (1973)

Tony Bill is an American actor, producer, and director. He was born on April 27, 1940, in Los Angeles, California, to parents William and Dorothy Bill. He has two older sisters, Barbara and Beverly. Tony Bill was educated at Catholic schools in Los Angeles and San Francisco. He began his career as a child actor, appearing in films such as “The Little Rascals” (1938) and “The Wizard of Oz” (1939).

He later served in the United States Navy, before embarking on a successful career in Hollywood. Tony Bill’s film credits include “The Sting” (1973), “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975), “The Verdict” (1982), and “My Cousin Vinny” (1992). He has also directed films such as “The Rose” (1979) and “Untouchables” (1987). In addition to his work in film, Tony Bill has also appeared on television, including a recurring role on the popular series “ER” (1994-2009).

He has been married twice, first to actress Julia Duffy from 1984 to 1991, and then to producer Wren T. Brown from 1996 to present. He has three children. ..

General Info

Full NameTony Bill
Date Of BirthAugust 23, 1940
ProfessionTelevision producer, Film producer, Film director, Actor, Businessperson, Television Director
EducationUniversity of Notre Dame


SpouseHelen Buck Bartlett
ChildrenMadeline Williams, Francesca Bill, Daphne Williams, Peter Bill


AwardsAcademy Award for Best Picture, PGA Hall of Fame - Motion Pictures
MoviesFlyboys, Untamed Heart, My Bodyguard, The Sting, Five Corners, A Home of Our Own, Crazy People, Ice Station Zebra, Come Blow Your Horn, Shampoo, Pictures of Hollis Woods, Less Than Zero, Oliver Twist, None but the Brave, Pee-wee's Big Adventure, You're a Big Boy Now, Six Weeks, Harlan County War, Ma...
TV ShowsWhat Really Happened To the Class Of '65?

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Steelyard Blues (1973)$100,000


1Wrote the book "Movie Speak: How to Talk Like You Belong on a Film Set".
2Father of Peter & Francesca with first wife, Toni Gray.
3Has a production company called Barnstorm Films in Venice, California.
4Owns a restaurant across the street from his production company.
5Two daughters, Madeline and Daphne




Leverage2008TV SeriesPierson
Must Love Dogs2005Walter
Law & Order: Trial by Jury2005TV SeriesKurt Lascher
Lying in Wait2001Detective Mike
Naked City: Justice with a Bullet1998TV MovieMickey Calvin
The Fixer1998TV MovieMillion Dollar Lawyer
Barb Wire1996Foster
A Home of Our Own1993Doctor (uncredited)
The Killing Mind1991TV MovieThomas Quinn
CBS Summer Playhouse1989TV SeriesTravis
Moonlighting1987TV SeriesScott Hundley
Less Than Zero1987Bradford Easton
Murder, She Wrote1986TV SeriesMark Lee Reynolds
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1985TV SeriesSteve
Pee-wee's Big Adventure1985Terry Hawthorne
Hotel1984TV SeriesMike
Running Out1983TV MoviePaul Corsini
St. Elsewhere1982TV SeriesBrian Whitehill
Washington Mistress1982TV MovieAlan
Freedom1981TV MovieRichard
Portrait of an Escort1980TV MovieBeau Simpson
Heart Beat1980Dick
The Little Dragons1979Niles
Are You in the House Alone?1978TV MovieNeil Osborne
What Really Happened to the Class of '65?1977-1978TV SeriesSam Ashley
With This Ring1978TV MoviePeter Turner
The Initiation of Sarah1978TV MoviePaul Yates
Having Babies II1977TV MovieAaron Canfield
Washington: Behind Closed Doors1977TV Mini-SeriesAdam Gardiner
Las Vegas Lady1975Bob
Shampoo1975Johnny Pope
Haunts of the Very Rich1972TV MovieLyle Dugan
Cade's County1972TV SeriesWillie Ball
Flap1970Eleven Snowflake
Bracken's World1970TV SeriesJustin Williman
Lanton Mills1969ShortMute
Insight1969TV SeriesImage
Castle Keep1969Lt. Amberjack
Ice Station Zebra1968Lt. Russell Walker
How to Steal the World1968Steven Garrow
Never a Dull Moment1968Florian
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.1968TV SeriesSteve Garrow
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1967TV SeriesTony Pitts
The Road West1967TV SeriesAndy Wilkins
I Spy1966TV SeriesGary
You're a Big Boy Now1966Raef del Grado
Bonanza1966TV SeriesCharlie Two
Theatre 6251966TV SeriesGrayson Hinks
BBC Play of the Month1966TV SeriesBiff Lee Harvey Oswald
The Virginian1966TV SeriesClipper Ellis
Run for Your Life1965TV SeriesCharlie Carson
Dr. Kildare1965TV SeriesThomas Hartwood Tom Hartwood Dr. Thomas Hartwood
The Loner1965TV SeriesJody Merriman
Marriage on the Rocks1965Jim Blake
For the People1965TV SeriesBuddy
None But the Brave1965Air Crewman Keller
Mr. Novak1965TV SeriesChris Herrod
Ben Casey1965TV SeriesPaul Crain
Soldier in the Rain1963Pfc. Jerry Meltzer
Come Blow Your Horn1963Buddy Baker


Leverage2009TV Series 1 episode
Pictures of Hollis Woods2007TV Movie
Keen Eddie2004TV Series 1 episode
Monk2004TV Series 1 episode
Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story2002TV Movie
Glory Days2002TV Series 1 episode
UC: Undercover2001-2002TV Series 2 episodes
Felicity2000-2001TV Series 2 episodes
Gideon's Crossing2000TV Series
Harlan County War2000TV Movie
Chicago Hope2000TV Series 1 episode
A Chance of Snow1998TV Movie
To Have & to Hold1998TV Series
Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Families1998TV Movie segment "We Are Circus"
Oliver Twist1997TV Movie
The Visitor1997TV Series 1 episode
Beyond the Call1996TV Movie
High Incident1996TV Series
One Christmas1994TV Movie
Next Door1994TV Movie
A Home of Our Own1993
Untamed Heart1993
Crazy People1990
Dirty Dancing1988TV Series 1 episode
Five Corners1987
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1986TV Series 1 episode
Love Thy Neighbor1984TV Movie
Faerie Tale Theatre1984TV Series 1 episode
Full House1983TV Movie
Six Weeks1982
My Bodyguard1980


Stonybrook2018executive producer pre-production
Going in Style2017executive producer completed
AERO: One Airplane. 100 years.Documentary producer filming
Pitch2016TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Fitzgerald2002TV Movie executive producer
In the Time of the Butterflies2001TV Movie executive producer
The Fixer1998TV Movie producer
Beyond the Call1996TV Movie producer
Untamed Heart1993producer
Five Corners1987producer
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1986TV Series producer - 1 episode
Going in Style1979producer
The Little Dragons1979executive producer
Boulevard Nights1979executive producer
Harry and Walter Go to New York1976executive producer
Hearts of the West1975producer
The Sting1973producer
Steelyard Blues1973producer
Deadhead Miles1973producer


Horace K482014with thanks
New World Water2010Short very special thanks
Buona fortuna2009Short special thanks
Inside Deep Throat2005Documentary thanks
Pie in the Sky1996thanks


A Classy Broad2016DocumentaryHimself
Casting By2012DocumentaryHimself
Inside Deep Throat2005DocumentaryHimself - Producer, The Sting
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood2003DocumentaryHimself
Adults Only: The Secret History of the Other Hollywood2001TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Kodak Century Presentes a Salute to Milos Forman1990TV MovieHimself
Citizen Steve1987Documentary shortHimself - Actor
Late Night with David Letterman1982TV SeriesHimself
The 50th Annual Academy Awards1978TV SpecialHimself - Past Winner
The Lion Roars Again1975Documentary shortHimself
The 46th Annual Academy Awards1974TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Picture
The Joey Bishop Show1967-1968TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Memòries de la tele2008TV SeriesHimself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1979TV SeriesFlorian


Won Awards

2008Gold Medal for ExcellencePark City Film Music FestivalBest Impact of Music in a Feature Film - Director's ChoiceFlyboys (2006)
2008Gold Medal for ExcellencePark City Film Music FestivalBest Impact of Music in a Feature Film - Audience ChoiceFlyboys (2006)
1998PGA Hall of Fame - Motion PicturesPGA AwardsThe Sting (1973)
1997Children's Jury Award - Certificate of MeritChicago International Children's Film FestivalFeature Film or VideoOliver Twist (1997)
1974OscarAcademy Awards, USABest PictureThe Sting (1973)

Nominated Awards

1987Gold HugoChicago International Film FestivalBest FeatureFive Corners (1987)
1964Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male New Face6th place.

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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