William Broyles, Jr. Biography (1944-)

Full name, William Dodson Broyles, Jr.; born October 8, 1944, in Houston, TX;son of William Dodson and Elizabeth (maiden name, Bills) Broyles; married Sybil Newman (an art director), August 15, 1973 (marriage ended); married LindaPurl (an actress; divorced); married, wife's name Andrea (an artist). Addresses: Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Writer, actor
Birth Details
October 8, 1944
Houston, Texas, United States

Famous Works

  • Television Creator and Executive Producer
  • Series
  • (With others) China Beach, ABC, 1988-91
  • Under Cover, ABC, 1991
  • Spy Games, ABC, 1991
  • Television Executive Producer
  • Movies
  • Before the Storm, ABC, 1991
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • Interviewee, Faces of the Enemy, PBS, 1987
  • Episodic
  • Himself, "Cast Away," HBO First Look, HBO, 2000
  • Video Games
  • Voice of Jonas Fearwitt, Dust: A Tale of the Wired West (video game), 1995
  • Wilson: The Life and Death of a Hollywood Extra, 2001
  • Stop: Surviving as a Cast Away, 2001
  • The Making of "Cast Away," 2001
  • Screenplays
  • Apollo 13, MCA/Universal, 1995, released as Apollo 13: The IMAXExperience, 2002
  • (As William Broyles) Entrapment (also known as Verlockende falle), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999
  • Cast Away, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2000, published as Cast Away:The Shooting Script, Newmarket Press, 2001
  • Planet of the Apes, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001, published by Newmarket Pictorial Moviebooks, 2001
  • Unfaithful (also known as Infidele and Untreu), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002
  • The Polar Express (animated; also released as The Polar Express: An IMAX 3D Experience), Warner Bros., 2004
  • Jarhead, Universal, 2005
  • Television Series
  • China Beach, ABC, 1988
  • Television Miniseries
  • (With Al Reinert) J.F.K.: Reckless Youth, NBC, 1993
  • Television Pilots
  • Under Cover, ABC, 1991
  • Television Episodes
  • Spy Games, ABC, 1991
  • Other
  • Brother in Arms: A Journey from War to Peace (memoir), Avon, 1987
  • (Editor, with Chris Van Allsburg and Robert Zemeckis) All Aboard the Polar Express: The Movie (board book), Houghton Mifflin, 2004
  • (With Van Allsburg, Zemeckis, Melissa Morgan, and Heidi Cho) The PolarExpress the Movie: Keepsake Memory Book, Houghton Mifflin, 2004
  • (With Van Allsburg, Zemeckis, and Tracey West) The Magic Journey,Houghton Mifflin, 2004
  • Contributor to periodicals, including Atlantic Monthly, Columbia Journalism Review, Esquire, Playboy, and U.S. News andWorld Report.

Further Reference


    • Broyles, William Jr., Brother in Arms: A Journey from War to Peace, Avon, 1987

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