Being the youngest of ten children from a farm in the south west of Victoria, William’s childhood was one of action, attention and performance, whether it be chasing sheep or making films with his brothers.
William studied for three years full time at the National Theatre where he received 3 scholarships; the Basin Theatre group scholarship and the G&E Jones scholarship for 2 consecutive years.
After graduating from the National Theatre in 2011, William played the recurring role of Griffin O’Donohue on Neighbours, Kevin in The Chocolate Frog directed by Malcolm Robertson, and is quite well known to Queensland for his role as the ‘Time Traveller’ in the RACQ car insurance commercial. In 2013 William appeared on screen as Oliver Armatage in Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, which screened on ABC1. 2016 saw William star as Craig Allen in the ABC’s drama series Newton’s Law. He also starred as Ian Turpie in the Olivia Newton-John biopic on Seven in 2018.
William’s theatre credits include The Laramie Project, Orpheus, Kissing And Fucking Up, The McNeil Project, Holy Ship, Cruising Paradise, A Chekhov Triptych and Patient 12.
In 2014 William toured the country as Mick in the musical Rolling Thunder Vietnam. He reprised this role when Rolling Thunder Vietnam returned for an exclusive national Australian tour in July-August 2016 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan.
He recently appeared in the fourth series of the Australian comedy Utopia, set to air late August.
UTOPIA (Series 4)
Role: Liam. Dir: Rob Sitch, Working Dog Productions 2019
OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN: HOPELESSLY DEVOTED TO YOU (Telemovie)
Role: Ian Turpie. Dir: Shawn Seet, FremantleMedia Australia Pty Ltd 2018
Role: Craig Allen. Dir: Jennifer Leacey, Newton’s Law Series 1 Pty Ltd 2016
WE ARE NOT REAL PEOPLE
Role: Tim. Dir: Bonnie Moir, Full Stop Pictures 2015
MISS FISHER’S MURDER MYSTERIES
Role: Amos Oliver. Dir: Peter Andrikidis, Every Cloud Productions 2013
Role: Griffin O’Donohue (Ongoing Semi-Regular). Dir. Various, Fremantle Media 2012
ROLLING THUNDER VIETNAM
Role: Mick. Dir: David Berthold, Rolling Thunder Pty Ltd 2014 & 2016
Role: Freddie, Andy & Leo. Dir: Don Mackay, La Mama 2014
A CHEKHOV TRIPTYCH (Swan Song)
Role: Nikita Ivanich. Dir. Brigid Gallacher, Family Of Strangers & Melbourne Fringe 2013
Role: Young Sam Sheppard. Dir. Terence O’Connell 2013
Role: Charlie. Dir: Jahman Davine 2013
THE McNEIL PROJECT
Role: Kevin. Dir: Malcolm Robertson, 45 Downstairs 2012
KISSING AND FUCKING UP
Role: Mick. Dir: Scott Collins 2012
Role: Orpheus Dir: Andrew Gray, National Theatre Grad 2011
THE LARAMIE PROJECT
Role: Matt Galloway Dir: Mark Constable, National Theatre Grad 2011
Role: Adam. Dir. Marcus Sebastian
Host. Dir. William Ewing
Role: Sully. Dir. Tymond Langford
Role: Max. Dir. Owen Bentveltzen
Co Creator/Director/Actor in ‘On The Other Side’ which was short listed in the 72 hour film festival.
Co creator on a documentary focusing on Men’s health in Australia in 2011, called ‘Mate?’
Solo artist and front man of Band William And The Tells.
National Theatre: Advanced Diploma in Acting Graduate 2011
G&E Jones Scholarship 2011
G&E Jones Scholarship 2010
Basin Theatre Scholarship 2009