Will Lyman Biography (1948-)

Full name, William Lyman; born May 20, 1948, in Burlington, VT; son of EdwardPhelps (an educator) and Mabry (an educator and editor; maiden name, Remington) Lyman; married Anastasia Sylvester (in human relations), January 8, 1972;children: Georgia.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
May 20, 1948
Burlington, Vermont, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Detective Nate Burroughs, The Doctors, NBC, 1980
  • Narrator, Frontline, PBS, 1984-85
  • William Tell, Crossbow (also known as William Tell and Guillaume Tell), syndicated, 1986-88
  • John Deerborn, Hull High, NBC, 1990
  • Narrator, The Decade of Destruction: A Frontline Special Series, PBS, 1990
  • Miniseries
  • Narrator, Vietnam: A Television History, PBS, 1981
  • Lawrence Washington, George Washington, CBS, 1984
  • Narrator, Crisis in Central America, PBS, 1987
  • Narrator, Apartheid, PBS, 1987
  • Narrator, The History of Surgery, PBS, 1988
  • Narrator, China in Revolution, PBS, 1989
  • Narrator, The AIDS Quarterly, PBS, 1989
  • Narrator, Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?, PBS, 1992
  • Episodic
  • (Television debut) Ken Palmer, Another World, NBC, 1976
  • Captain Morrison, "Autumn Thieves," Spenser: For Hire, ABC, 1985
  • Narrator, "My Husband Is Going to Kill Me," Frontline, PBS, 1988
  • Narrator, "The Race for the Superconductor," Nova, PBS, 1988
  • Lieutenant Commander Grant, "McAllister," Spenser: For Hire, ABC,1988
  • Allan Wooster, "Programmed for Murder," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1992
  • Banito Ruggerio, "Truth or Consequences," Mann and Machine, 1992
  • Victor Conner, "Family Values," Law and Order, 1994
  • Specials
  • John Corbin, The Fight to Be Remembered, PBS, 1973
  • Title role, Kosciuszko: An American Portrait, PBS, 1976
  • Gabriel Javsicas, Concealed Enemies, PBS, 1983
  • Reverend Parris, Three Sovereigns for Sarah, PBS, 1984
  • Peter Miller, Dedicated to the One I Love, CBS, 1991
  • Appeared as Alex, The Knock on the Door, NBC.
  • Narrator of Specials
  • Einstein on the Beach: The Changing Image of Opera, PBS, 1986
  • Two Decades and a Wake-up, PBS, 1990
  • Columbus and the Age of Discovery, PBS, 1991
  • Innocence Lost, PBS, 1991
  • The Quiz Show Scandal, PBS, 1991
  • Columbus' Magnificent Voyage, PBS, 1992
  • The Machine That Changed the World, PBS, 1992
  • L.A. Is Burning: Five Reports from a Divided City, PBS, 1993
  • The Secret File on J. Edgar Hoover, PBS, 1993
  • The Trouble with Baseball, PBS, 1993
  • AIDS Research: The Story So Far, PBS, 1994
  • Apollo 13: To the Edge and Back, PBS, 1994
  • The Mao Years, PBS, 1994
  • Lillehammer '94: 16 Days of Glory, The Disney Channel, 1994
  • Currents of Fear, PBS, 1995
  • Divided Memories, PBS, 1995
  • The Vanishing Father, PBS, 1995
  • Welcome to Happy Valley, PBS, 1995
  • What Happened to Bill Clinton?, PBS, 1995
  • America's Greatest Olympians, Cable News Network, 1996
  • Angel on Death Row, PBS, 1996
  • Breast Implants on Trial, PBS, 1996
  • 100 Years of Olympic Glory, 1996
  • The Gulf War, PBS, 1996
  • Loose Nukes, PBS, 1996
  • Murder on "Abortion Row," PBS, 1996
  • Nixon, PBS, 1996
  • The Ultimate Guide: Sharks, The Discovery Channel, 1996
  • China: Born under the Red Flag, PBS, 1997
  • Atlanta's Olympic Glory, PBS, 1997
  • The Bay of Pigs, PBS, 1997
  • Behind the Mask: The IRA and Sinn Fein, PBS, 1997
  • Hot Guns, PBS, 1997
  • Innocence Lost: The Plea, PBS, 1997
  • Murder, Money, and Mexico, PBS, 1997
  • Nazi Gold, PBS, 1997
  • What Jennifer Saw, PBS, 1997
  • Ageless Heroes, PBS, 1998
  • Ambush in Mogadishu, PBS, 1998
  • Anatomy of a Homicide: Life on the Street, PBS, 1998
  • Busted: America's War on Marijuana, PBS, 1998
  • From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians, PBS, 1998
  • The High Price of Health, PBS, 1998
  • The Last Battle of the Gulf War, PBS, 1998
  • Plague War, PBS, 1998
  • Silent Spring Revisited, PBS, 1998
  • Supersonic Spies, PBS, 1998
  • Terror in Space, PBS, 1998
  • TWA 800: The Investigation, The Learning Channel, 1998
  • The Ultimate Guide: Horses, The Discovery Channel, 1998
  • Nagano '98 Olympics: Bud Greenspan's Stories of Honor and Glory, 1999
  • The 50 Years War: Israel and the Arabs, PBS, 1999
  • Apocalypse!, PBS, 1999
  • The Crash, PBS, 1999
  • The Curse of Tutankhamun, PBS, 1999
  • How to Survive, The Discovery Channel, 1999
  • John Paul II: The Millennial Pope, PBS, 1999
  • The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela, PBS, 1999
  • The Lost Children of Rockdale County, PBS, 1999
  • Making Babies, PBS, 1999
  • Pinehurst: Stories of Good Times and Great Golf, PBS, 1999
  • Russian Roulette, PBS, 1999
  • Secrets of the SAT, PBS, 1999
  • Snitch, PBS, 1999
  • Spying on Saddam, PBS, 1999
  • The Terrorist and the Superpower, PBS, 1999
  • The Triumph of Evil, PBS, 1999
  • U.S. Navy SEALs--In Harm's Way, The Discovery Channel, 1999
  • The Ultimate Guide: Ants, The Discovery Channel, 1999
  • The Ultimate Guide: Dolphins, The Discovery Channel, 1999
  • The Battle over School Choice, PBS, 2000
  • Kings of the Ring: Four Legends of Heavyweight Boxing (also knownas Bud Greenspan's Kings of the Ring: Four Legends of Heavyweight Boxing), 2000
  • Finest Hour: The Battle of Britain, PBS, 2000
  • Bud Greenspan's Favorite Stories of Olympic Glory, Showtime, 2000
  • The Case for Innocence, PBS, 2000
  • Collapse, The Learning Channel, 2000
  • Drug Wars, PBS, 2000
  • Stationed in the Stars, PBS, 2000
  • The Survival of Saddam, PBS, 2000
  • The Ultimate Guide: Human Body, The Discovery Channel, 2000
  • The Ultimate Guide: Planes, The Discovery Channel, 2000
  • What's Up with the Weather?, PBS, 2000
  • Movies
  • Greg Smolen, Hostile Takeover (also known as The Devastatorand The Office Party), 1988
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Coast guard ensign, Jaws, Universal, 1975
  • Swanson, School Ties, 1992
  • Mr. Edwards, Welcome to the Dollhouse (also known as Middle Child), 1995
  • Rich man, Celtic Pride, Buena Vista, 1996
  • Isaiah Goodkind, The Crucible, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • Van's father, Floating, Phaedra Cinema, 1997
  • Jason Gates, A Perfect Murder, Warner Bros., 1998
  • FBI director, The Siege, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998
  • The Living Room Waltz, 2000
  • Nolan Flannery, The Gentleman from Boston, 2000
  • Dad, Dog Days, 2000
  • Stage Appearances
  • Dolek Berson, The Wall, National Jewish Theatre, Boston, MA, 1973
  • Randall Patrick McMurphy and Chief Bromden, One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, Charles Playhouse, Boston, 1973
  • (Off-Broadway debut) Title role, The Passion of Dracula, Cherry Lane Theatre, 1978
  • Ian, The Grinding Machine, American Place Theatre, New York City,1978
  • Theseus and Oberon, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Denver Center Theatre Company, Denver, CO, 1980
  • Trissotin, The Learned Ladies, Denver Center Theatre Company, 1980
  • The storyteller, Caucasian Chalk Circle, Denver Center Theatre Company, 1980
  • Jerry, Betrayal, George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, NJ, 1981
  • Tom, The Seven Year Itch, Merrimack Regional Theatre, Lowell, MA,1982
  • Oronte, The Misanthrope, Hartford Stage Company, Hartford, CT, 1983
  • Robert, Betrayal, Theatre by the Sea, Portsmouth, NH, 1984
  • John Proctor, The Crucible, Pennsylvania Stage Company, Allentown,PA, 1985
  • Captain Thomas Crighton, The Novelist, Theatre Row Theatre, New York City, 1991
  • The Dying Gaul, SpeakEasy Stage Company, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, 2000

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