Bill Vila has been “in the life” having done numerous theatrical productions and as a commercial print model (Ally Bank, Microsoft, Merck), Bevespi, Euflexxa) and looks to expand his work by including commercials, TV, featured films & web series. Bill has booked ‘extra’ work on ELEMENTARY, L&O: SVU (as a bus driver) as well as on RESCUE ME, LAW & ORDER and ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (as a bus driver) and finally (after 10 years as a member of AFTRA (SAG-AFTRA)) booked his first principal role as the BUS DRIVER (yes, he drove the bus) for LOUIE. Recent work include a featured role on CBS’ BULL. Bill is also an accomplished pianist & musician and has sung the National Anthem at Madison Square Garden for the Liberty & Knicks, Citi Field for the Mets and Richmond County Bank Ballpark for the Staten Island Yankees. Bill is in the process of developing his show about being a bus driver entitled FROM WHERE I SIT.
The Very Latest
08/19/16: BOOKED (via Chelsea Talent) my 1st On-Camera Network Principal role as MOCK JUROR #1 on the new Michael Weatherly project on CBS entitled BULL, shot at CBS Studios/Broadway Stages, Brooklyn, NY
08/05/16: BOOKED (via Chandra Thomas) my 1st On-Camera Principal role as OLD BIOLOGY TEACHER on the in-development web series THE DEPARTMENT OF… ED, shot at the Alain L. Locke Elementary School (P.S. 208) in Spanish Harlem.
01/29/14 & 01/31/14: BOOKED (via Chelsea Talent) my 1st Principal Role as a member of SAG-AFTRA on LOUIE, shot in the streets of Manhattan along 8th, 10th, Amsterdam & Columbus Avenues, portraying the role of the BUS DRIVER, again, actually driving the bus. A dream fulfilled as I wanted to book a principal role playing a bus driver and actually driving the bus all at the same time. CHECK.
01/28/14: BOOKED BG work as a US Marshall driving a bus for ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, shot at the former Queens House of Detention, Kew Gardens, NY.
09/07/13: SANG at Nuyorican Poets Cafe for Rome Neal’s monthly BANANA PUDDING JAZZ JAM celebrating the recently concluded National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, NC.
09/03/13: BOOKED a print job for Ally Bank, shot at Milk Studios, NYC.