Bill Hoversten

Bill Hoversten

Actor, Screenwriter, Producer, Comedian and Host/presenter

Los Angeles, California

Member Since:
May 2017
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About Bill

  • TO ENTERTAIN, INSPIRE & UNIFY *

    ACTOR: Leading character actor "everyman" - Bryan Cranston meets William H. Macy.

    Roles: executive or helping professional (doctor, teacher, etc.) Blue- and white-collar roles, with an "edge." : angry attorney, gullible executive, zany school principal, insulted wealthy art buyer, misguided father, sleazy priest, etc.

    Experience: theater, radio, TV, film, web series, VR, features, shorts, commercials, industrial/educational.

    STANDUP: The Comedy Store (open for Jamie Kennedy), The Ice House, Flappers, etc.

    HOST - LIVE: Red-carpet host/announcer at Shrine Auditorium and Pasadena Civic

    HOST - MOVIE SHOW "Movie Peek with Bill Hoversten" on YouTube, talking current movies

    HOST - PODCAST: "But You're Not Funny" interviewing amazing people

    RADIO: 8 years traffic news AM 530; lead role in scripted drama produced by WGBH and directed by Vanessa Whitburn of the BBC.

    WRITER - SCREENPLAYS: Award-winning short film about a woman with Alzheimer's, "Mother's Day Memories;"
    Feature action-revenge script set during the Armenian Genocide, "The Secret War" honored in screenplay competitions (Artemis Women in Action Film Festival; Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance contest co-judged by Steven Zaillian)

    WRITER - NEWS & FEATURES: "Police beat" reporter out of LAPD HQ for a wire service; feature stories for L.A. Times, L.A. Business Journal, Huffington Post, etc.

    Bottom line - I tell stories: mine, those I interview, and the world of characters in scripts - waiting to be brought to life!





Unique traits: Leading character acting: Bryan Cranston's intensity + William H. Macy's quirkiness.

Credits

Awards

  • Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema - short film Indie Spirit Award (Mother's Day Memories)
    (2020)

  • Calif. Women's Film Festival - 3rd Place Audience Award (Mother's Day Memories)
    (2020)

  • Best Shorts Competition - Award of Excellence, Best Short (Mother's Day Memories)
    (2020)

  • Best Shorts Competition - Award of Excellence, Disability Issues (Mother's Day Memories)
    (2020)

  • IndieFEST Film Awards - Award of Merit, Disability Issues (Mother's Day Memories)
    (2020)

  • WRPN Short, Tight & Loose Film Festival - Award for Exceptional Merit, Acting (Pendulum)
    (2020)

  • Women in Action Film Festival - screenplay competition, 2nd place (The Secret War)
    (2015)

Education

  • TVI
    (2020-2020)

  • The Second City
    (2018-2019)

  • Actors for Actors
    (2017-2019)

  • Kimberly Jentzen
    (2017-2018)

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