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It’s Looking Grimm

Posted on: April 7th, 2016 by wmapother No Comments

Tomorrow night I’m guesting on NBC’s Grimm (9/8c)…as a minister, of all things.Grimm - I'm all tied up at the moment

The logline from NBC’s site: “A preacher who exploits his Wesen identity to gain followers arrives in Portland.” Hmm. Sounds like a pitch for an SNL sketch about the primaries.

Also, last week I was on the Grog ‘n’ Prog podcast (Episode 4) for a Lost-centric grilling. Eg, Why was Ethan spared during the Purge? Why wasn’t he in more episodes? And in ep 5.3’s final scene, why was that third palm frond from the left folded IN FOUR PLACES? etc., etc. You’ve been warned. Ep 4 here:

 

 

Posted in Acting Projects, News & Events, Photos of Wm, TV

A Young and Strapping Priest

Posted on: March 7th, 2016 by wmapother No Comments

Rev. Robert Palladino, a Roman Catholic priest and master calligrapher whom I briefly portrayed in the 2013 film Jobs, passed away on Feb 26. 06Palladino-Obit-master675 Steve Jobs once studied with Palladino and later credited him for inspiring the typography of the Mac. Palladino started as a monk, became a priest, left to get married, and returned to priesthood after his wife died.

Yesterday’s NYT biography of Palladino mentioned the Jobs film and described his portrayer as “strapping young actor William Mapother.” Does anyone know if the Times’ Obit desk offers publicity services?

Posted in Acting Projects, Film, Press

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Screams

Posted on: June 3rd, 2015 by wmapother No Comments

Actors: If you haven’t yet lost a role b/c you were too right for it, your day will come. Pity the lemur.

You can thank cartoonist Charlie Hankin for this. It appeared in The New Yorker, to which I am absurdly devoted.  It’s available framed via their online store.

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Posted in Acting Tips & Info, Funny Like Ha-Ha, NYC

Notre Dame video interview

Posted on: May 14th, 2015 by wmapother No Comments

If you enjoy watching actors talk about themselves, here’s something for you: Notre Dame alum assnI was one of several Notre Dame graduates interviewed by the alumni association for a highlight on the entertainment industry.

Posted in Acting Tips & Info, Film, Interviews and Q&A's, News & Events, Notre Dame, Press, Video (Online & Home)

My Press for “Atticus Institute”

Posted on: January 26th, 2015 by wmapother No Comments

The Atticus Institute came out on DVD and OnDemand on Jan 20.  Here are some of the interviews I’ve done for it.  atticus one-sheet

Schmoes Know online video show (#179 – Rya Kihlstedt and I are on from about the 1:00 to 1:15 mark)

Rotten Tomatoes podcast (Ep 96 – I’m about at about the 51:45 mark)

Fangoria with Rya and me

Dread Central with director Chris Sparling and me

Movie Sleuth

The Horror Honeys

 

 

 

 

Posted in Acting Projects, Film, In Person (or, like, Live), Interviews and Q&A's, Press, Video (Online & Home), Website & Social Media