Bill Bria

Bill Bria

Bill has been studying acting and performing since the age of 16, where he attended classes at Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. A year later he took part in a Meisner technique class at Jeff Daniels' Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea, MI, before attending college at Fairfield University in Connecticut, graduating with a BA in Visual and Performing Arts. In 2004, Bill studied a semester at the British American Academy of Dramatic Arts (BADA) in London, England under such professors as Ian Wooldridge.

Since moving to New York City in 2007, Bill has studied improvisation with members of the Red Tie Mafia as well as attended a scene workshop with Penny Templeton. Bill has been involved in a large variety of theatrical and film projects, such as a featured role in HBO's Boardwalk Empire, Jan Rosenberg's TACT at the Manhattan Repertory Theater, a reading of Tom Slot's rock opera The Father Of Songs, the role of David Letterman in MacChin: The Lamentable Tragedie of Jay Leno at the 2010 Fringe Festival, and various improvisational comedy and sketch comedy troupes such as American Candy.

He has also written a variety of short plays and screenplays, and records a semi-weekly podcast/sketch show entitled Oddcast with Jordan Swisher.