Bill has spent most of his writing career in television with a long list of credits that also include work as a producer, director, and story editor. As Executive Producer of E! Networks iconic series, E! True Hollywood Story (THS), he produced more than 130 episodes (plus an additional 120 episodes in various other writing and producing capacities). Further, Bill created a successful spin-off series, THS: Investigates, while supervising a staff of 80. During his tenure as Executive Producer with THS, the series won numerous industry awards while generating annual ad revenues of $135 million, placing it number 11 among all U.S. television shows at the time (ER was #1, Oprah #14).
Other credits include the Jerry Bruckheimer/Warner Bros. production of Profiles From The Frontline (Story Producer) for ABC; Unsolved Mysteries (Writer) and Beyond Chance with Melissa Etheridge (Story Editor) for Lifetime Network; Rise & Fall of the Spartans (Writer) and Jurassic Fight Club (Writer) for History Channel); Stalking the Stalker (Writer) for Fox Network; The Unexplained: UFO’s vs. the Government (Writer/Producer/Director) for A&E; North Mission Road and LA Forensics (Story Editor/Director) for TruTV; Extreme Forensics and Hostage: Do or Die (Story Editor) for Investigation Discovery; American Haunting (Writer) for Discovery Networks; and the Chicago Bears infamous Super Bowl Shuffle video (Producer).
Bill is a member of the Writers Guild of America, and holds a doctorate degree from Western Michigan University. He also has an extensive sports background as a color commentator with ESPN; and before that as a college hockey player and college and professional hockey coach. Bill has been inducted into the WMU hockey program’s Ring of Honor, and similarly inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame in his hometown of Sarnia, Ontario. He currently resides in Park City, Utah and is an adjunct professor at Utah Valley University. An avid animal lover and outdoorsman, Bill loves to ski, hike, rollerblade, run, and swim.