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William McNamara

William McNamara
Born William West McNamara
(1965-03-31) March 31, 1965
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1987–present

William West McNamara (born March 31, 1965) is an American film and television actor.

Personal life

Born in Dallas, Texas, McNamara is the son of a professional race car driver for the Ford Motor Company and an interior designer. He attended Columbia University and studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute. He appeared in the feature films Texasville, Stella, Copycat, Surviving the Game, and Stealing Home. During the mid-1990s, McNamara was briefly the fiance of his Chasers and Girl in the Cadillac co-star Erika Eleniak.


On television, he portrayed Montgomery Clift in Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story and Ricky Nelson in Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King, had a regular role on the Showtime series Beggars and Choosers, was featured in the television movies Doing Time on Maple Drive and Wildflower (CableACE Award nomination), and appeared in NYPD Blue and Law & Order: SVU, among others.


  • Opera (1987) - Stefano
  • Stealing Home (1988) - Billy Wyatt (teenager)
  • The Beat (1988) - Billy Kane
  • Dream a Little Dream (1989) - Joel
  • Stella (1990) - Pat Robbins
  • Texasville (1990) - Dickie Jackson
  • Aspen Extreme (1993) - Todd Pounds
  • Extreme Justice (1993) - Mark Franklin (surfer, uncredited in film credits)
  • Chasers (1994) - Eddie Devane
  • Surviving the Game (1994) - Derek Wolfe Jr.
  • Radio Inside (1994) - Matthew Anderson
  • Copycat (1995) - Peter Foley
  • Storybook (1995) - Prince Arthur
  • Girl in the Cadillac (1995) - Rick
  • Snitch (1996) - Shakley
  • Dead Girl (1996) - Damon
  • Stag (1997) - Jon DiCapri
  • The Deli (1997) - Kevin
  • Glam (1997) - Sonny Daye
  • The Brylcreem Boys (1997) - Sam Gunn
  • Sweet Jane (1998) - Stan Bleeker
  • Something to Believe In (1998) - Mike
  • Ringmaster (1998) - Troy Davenport
  • Implicated (1999) - Tom Baker
  • Paper Bullets (1999) - Laurence McCoy
  • Knockout (2000) - Michael DeMarco
  • Just Sue Me (2000) - Daniel
  • The Calling (a.k.a. Man of Faith) (2002) - Bobby Murky
  • The Kings of Brooklyn (2004) - Chris Parmel
  • The Iron Man (2006) - Gerard
  • The Still Life (2007) - Teacher
  • April Moon (2007) - David
  • A Dance for Bethany (2007) - James Fisher
  • The Grift (2008) - Hugh Babcock
  • The Bleeding (2009) - Dan Williams
  • The Ascent (2010) - Joel
  • The Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy (2010) - Jones Moon
  • Cut! (2012) - Bryan Wolff
  • Dry (2014) - Dr Brown

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