Bill Moor Biography (1931-)
Addresses: Agent: Marilyn Szatmary, c/o J. Michael Bloom, Ltd., 400 Madison Avenue, New York, NY, 10019.
"One role which influenced my acting enormously was Queenie in Fortune andMen's Eyes. With the help of the director Michael Nestor and the willing, open and considerable talents of my fellow cast members, they taught mehow far you can go in a characterization, how really indomitably character must be portrayed. I was encourged continually to go further. What I finally discovered was that the farther I went, [I released] all myself into the character without my knowing it at first. It was a wonderful experience to play the role for a year and a half. During that time I believed that I could do anything. That's a good faith to develop for an actor. It's certainly exhilarating. After being in New York for 12 years I had finally reached the phase where I no longer had to take outside jobs, and was able to make my living by acting. That's one of the many personal rewards for having played that role."
- Birth Details
- July 13, 1931
- Toledo, Ohio
- Brazilian sailor, My Sister Eileen, Arlington Little Theatre, VA,1946.
- New York Debut
- Hatcham, Dandy Dick, Cherry Lane, 1956.
- London Debut
- Oray Sparks, Sparkin, Islington, London, 1953.
- Principal Stage Appearances
- Interviewer, The Days and Nights of Beebe Fenstermaker, Sheridan Square Playhouse, NY, 1963; Gus, Bill, The Dumbwaiter and The Collection, Pocket, NY, 1963-64; Wolf, The Sweet Enemy, Actor's Playhouse,NY, 1965; Escalus, Measure for Measure, New York Shakespeare Festival,1966; Queenie, Fortune and Men's Eyes, Actors Playhouse, NY, 1967; Reverend Phelps, Blues for Mr. Charlie, ANTA, NY, 1964; Sandells, A Cry of Players, Vivian Beaumont, NY, 1968-69; Burgundy, King Lear, Vivian Beaumont, NY, 1968-69; Harold, The Boys in the Band, Theatre Four, NY, 1970; New Phoenix Repertory Company, NY: Draftsman, The GreatGod Brown, Lyceum, 1972-73, Don Luis, Don Juan, Lyceum, 1972-72, Henry, Holiday, Barrymore, 1973-74, Station Master, The Visit, Barrymore, 1973-74, Germal, Chemin De Fer, Barrymore, 1973-74; JohannesRosmer, Rosmersholm, Roundabout, NY, 1974; Wendell, P.S. Your CatIs Dead, Golden, 1975; Clark, The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui, Theatre Company of Boston, 1975; Scrooge, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra,Queen Elizabeth, 1975 and 1980; Narrator, Dandelion Wine, Arena Stage,Washington, DC, 1976; Frank Elgin, The Country Girl, Meadowbrook, Rochester, MI, 1976;
- Lawrence Oberman and the Chain Letter, The Water Engine, Plymouth,NY, 1978; Van Rensburg, The Biko Inquest, Theatre Four, NY, 1978; Edward IV, Richard III, Cort, NY, 1979; Brooklyn Academy of Music TheatreCompany, 1979-80: Cleomenes, The Winter's Tale, Col. Wigmore, Johnny on a Spot, Dr. Makrov, Barbarians, Chouilloux, The Purging; John Healy, The Potsdam Quartet, Lion, NY, 1982; Gavin, Requiem for a Nun, Guthrie, Minneapolis, MN, 1982; Sir Andrew Charleson, Plenty, Plymouth, NY, 1982-83; Father, The Birthday Present, YoungPlaywrights Festival at the Circle Repertory Company, 1983; Randall Utterword, Heartbreak House, Circle in the Square, NY, 1983-84.
- Major Tours
- Henry Jeanigan, Quare Medicine, Edinburgh Festival and tour of Scotland and England, 1953; Harold, The Boys in the Band, national tour,1979-70; Queenie, Fortune and Men's Eyes, Toronto, Montreal, and San Francisco, 1967-68; Dundas, Mourning in a Funny Hat, 1972; toured with the New Phoenix Repertory Company in four plays, 1972-73.
- Film Debut
- Auctioneer, The Legend of Nigger Charlie, 1972.
- Principal Film Appearances
- Barry Traynor, The Seduction of Joe Tynan, 1979; Gresson, Kramer vs. Kramer, 1979; Terence Martin, (Traces) Hanky Panky, 1982.
- Television Debut
- Pastor, Duty Bound, 1972.
- Principal Television Appearances
- Cosgrove, Sr., "A Shield for Murder," Kojak, 1974; Jonathan Dodge,Strangers in the Homeland, 1976; Reverand Van Buskirk, Woman of Valor, 1977; Cornell, A Queen's Destiny, 1977; Search for Tomorrow; The Guiding Light; Love of Life; Ryan's Hope.