Bill Timoney is best-known to anime fans as the voice of “Parn,” the young hero of the classic OAV Record of Lodoss War and its’ TV version Chronicles of the Heroic Knight. He entered the anime-dubbing field in 1991 when he dubbed the male lead in the erotic-grotesque cult classic Urotsukidoji, which was released theatrically in the USA as Legend of the Overfiend.
Bill has voiced numerous roles on the long-running TV anime Pokemon. His other major roles include “Mr. Sakano” in Gravitation, fan club President “Madarame” in Genshiken, “Hajime” in Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars, and saucy cat-scepter “Setora” in the Queen’s Blade series.
The long list of anime dubs that feature Bill’s work includes Trigun, Cowboy Bebop, Aria: The Animation, Mazinger Z: Infinity, My My Miracle, .Hack, Daphne in the Brilliant Blue, Outlaw Star, Streetfighter II: V, Magical Witch Punie-chan, Comic Party, Serial Experiments Lain, Madara, Legend of Himiko, Iria: Zeiram the Animation, Battle Athletes Victory, Gatchaman II, Mobile Suit Gundam, Fist of the North Star, Gokudo: Swordsman Extraordinaire, Jewel BEM Hunter Lime, Here is Greenwood, Voltage Fighter Gowcaizer, Black Heaven, E.Y.E.S. of Mars, My My Mai, Battle Arena Toshinden, Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure, Hammerboy, Digimon, and more.
Bill has worked as a script adapter, talent coordinator and recording director on the Headline Studio dubs of Gravitation, Madara, Magical Witch Punie-chan, Gokudo: Swordsman Extraordinaire, Comic Party, Kujibiki Unbalance and Genshiken.
Bill has voiced roles in hundreds of movies & TV shows. He’s the voice of the spacecraft computer in Disney’s Mission 2 Mars. Other voice credits include The Astronaut’s Wife, The Shaft, Secret Window, Teeth, Hannibal, Men in Black, American Psycho, The Sixth Sense, and the annual holiday TV special A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa. He dubbed roles in the Iranian ghost film Under The Shadows and the French zombie movie The Horde. Bill dubbed famed character actor Ren Osugi in J-horror master Sion Sono’s cult classic Exte: Hair Extensions. His favorite voice roles include the Greek Chorus in Woody Allen’s Mighty Aphrodite, and the robot “unit #19” in the animated feature The Star Maker. Bill chronicles his career in his column “Heard Not Seen: Adventures in Voice Acting” for Videoscope Magazine. The Asbury Park Press - one of the largest daily newspapers in Bill’s home state of New Jersey - has described Bill as “one of our state’s most entertaining raconteurs.”
Bill also works as an on-camera actor in movies & TV shows, as well as onstage in Broadway productions. He played “Senator Royce” in the first season of the SyFy Channel’s hit TV series 12 Monkeys. He’s appeared on TV shows Mr. Robot, Orange is the New Black, Malcolm in the Middle, The Good Cop, Person of Interest, and the upcoming Al Pacino thriller Hunters.
Bill began his acting career on the soap opera All My Children, where he played “Alfred Vanderpool” from 1982 to 2007. During the comedy club boom of the 1980s, Bill performed as a stand-up comic at the Original Improv in NYC and at clubs and colleges throughout the USA.
Bill acted in the TV movies Rocket’s Red Glare, Broadcasting Christmas, and HBO’s All The Way. His big screen credits include Delenda, Wakefield, and The Infiltrator. He played a scene opposite Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese’s new film The Irishman, and will soon be seen in the “one shot” Horror feature Let’s Scare Julie to Death. Bill currently voices the title character’s befuddled Dad in the international hit cartoon I, Elvis Riboldi. He’ll soon be heard as the robot “Dodo” in the dubbed version of the Eastern European fantasy film My Grandpa is an Alien.