William McNamara

William McNamara

Highest Rated: 78% Copycat (1995)

Lowest Rated: 0% Implicated (1998)

Birthday: Mar 31, 1965

Birthplace: Not Available

Actor William McNamara's film breakthrough came in 1988 when he starred as Billy Kane in Peter and Paul Mones' urban drama The Beat. McNamara led a fairly peripatetic childhood; his interior designer mother was granted custody of McNamara after divorcing his real estate magnate father. She took him to Dallas for a time, and then Los Angeles, where McNamara met many movie stars who inspired him to become an actor. He and his mother eventually moved to New York, but McNamara continued working as a production assistant during the summers in Los Angeles. Despite some problems in his late teens, he finally ended up at Columbia University, where he studied acting and started working in a few television commercials. A summer stint with the Williamstown Theater resulted in his appearing in The Beat. Prior to that, McNamara acted in two foreign efforts, Dario Argento's Opera and the European miniseries The Secret of the Sahara (both 1987). After appearing in Peter Bogdanovich's Texasville (1990), McNamara turned to television movies, notably Wildflower (1991), which starred Patricia Arquette, and Doing Time on Maple Drive (1992), with Jim Carrey in a rare dramatic role. McNamara returned to feature films in 1992 with Aspen Extreme, and since then he has been getting larger roles in better quality films. His role in Copycat (1995) is particularly notable.

Highest Rated Movies



17% Rottentail Actor 2019
No Score Yet L'idylle de Noël Brad 2019
No Score Yet A Wedding for Christmas Actor 2018
No Score Yet Left for Dead Actor 2018
No Score Yet Imagination Land Actor 2018
No Score Yet The Wrong Cruise Actor 2018
No Score Yet Space Guardians Actor 2017
No Score Yet Jungle Tales Actor 2017
No Score Yet Running Away Richard 2017
No Score Yet Down on the Farm Actor 2017
No Score Yet The Wrong Student Det. Andrade 2017
No Score Yet Fishes 'n Loaves: Heaven Sent Jimmy Watkins 2016
No Score Yet Last Man Club Joe Scanlin 2016
No Score Yet Cut! Actor 2015
No Score Yet Historias del canal Actor 2015
No Score Yet Day of the Mummy Actor 2014
No Score Yet Medusa Dr. Gleason 2014
No Score Yet Doc Holliday's Revenge Actor 2014
No Score Yet High School Possession Rev. Young 2014
No Score Yet Dry Actor 2014
No Score Yet Beyond The Farthest Star Actor 2013
No Score Yet The Devil's Dozen Actor 2013
No Score Yet My Stepbrother Is a Vampire!?! Gordon 2013
No Score Yet The Wicked Within David 2012
No Score Yet The Bleeding Dan Williams 2011
No Score Yet A Dance for Bethany James Fisher 2007
No Score Yet April Moon Actor 2007
No Score Yet American Black Beauty Wilford 2005
No Score Yet Trapped C. Whitmore Evans 2001
No Score Yet Time Lapse Clayton Pierce 2001
No Score Yet Paper Bullets McCoy 1999
21% Ringmaster Troy 1998
No Score Yet Sweet Jane Stan Bleeker 1998
0% Implicated Tom Baker 1998
No Score Yet The Deli Kevin 1997
No Score Yet The Brylcreem Boys GunnSam 1997
No Score Yet Natural Enemy Actor 1997
No Score Yet Glam Sonny Daye 1997
No Score Yet Brylcreem Boys Actor 1997
40% Stag Jon DiCapri 1997
No Score Yet Snitch John Shakley 1996
78% Copycat Peter Foley 1995
No Score Yet Storybook Prince Arthur 1995
No Score Yet Girl In The Cadillac Rick 1995
No Score Yet Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story Montgomery Clift 1995
No Score Yet Radio Inside Matthew 1994
33% Chasers Eddie Devane 1994
25% Surviving the Game Wolfe Jr. 1994
No Score Yet Sworn to Vengeance Michael Burke 1993
22% Aspen Extreme Todd Pounds 1993
No Score Yet Doing Time on Maple Drive Matt Carter 1992
No Score Yet Wildflower Sammy Perkins 1991
55% Texasville Dickie Jackson 1991
20% Stella Pat Robbins 1990
0% Dream a Little Dream Joel 1989
20% Stealing Home Billy Wyatt at 16 1988
No Score Yet The Beat Billy Kane 1987
No Score Yet Knockout Michael DeMarco 1941


47% The Astronaut Wives Club
Robert Kennedy 2015
86% Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King
Ricky Nelson 2006
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Det. Sam Bishop 2003
62% Beggars and Choosers
E.G. Luddin Brad Advail E.L. Luddin Brad 2001
No Score Yet The Hunger
No Score Yet Silk Stalkings
Ev 1992


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