Bill Overton is an American actor and writer who is famous for portraying various roles in different movies and TV series. Overton is best known for his roles in movies such as ‘The Best of Times’, ‘Grambling’s White Tiger’, and ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner’.
Bill Overton was born in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, on February 26, 1947. He is 77 years old.
Bill was raised in Massachusetts by his mother and his step-father, Hessie and Eugene Waterhouse. He graduated from Boston English High School and has a graduate degree in major drama from Wake Forest University in 1968.
Bill Overton Career
Bill Overton initially was very athletic and was a football player for Canadian Football League in 1970. Overton then moved back to Boston to work in ‘Pro Sports Inc.’ as a sports agent in the same year.
Bill then started working as a model in various advertising agencies such as Black Beauty and Ford modeling agencies and later appeared in various TV commercials that led him into his acting career. Overton had enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York City to study acting and did several films throughout the 1970s. Bill then went on to do several TV shows during the 1980s such as the ‘New Perry Mason’ series and ‘Firehouse’.
Overton also has authored and published his work entitled ‘ The Media: Shaping an Image of a People’ in the year 2020.
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Bill Overton’s Wife and Children
Bill Overton is currently married to award-winning actress and model Jane Kennedy. The couple first met in the year 1977 in the sets of the movie named ‘Cover Girl’. The couple then tied the knot in 1985 and are blessed with three daughters; Savannah Re, Kopper Joi, and Zaire Ollyea.
Bill was previously married to ‘Baker Beauty on the Price is Right’ Kathleen Bradley. He has a daughter named Cheyenne Overton.
Bill Overton Net Worth
Bill Overton is said to have a total net worth of USD $ 7 million under his name. Overton was able to accumulate his huge fortune through his long acting career in both films and TV shows. His current wife Jane Kennedy also has a net worth of USD $ 2 million. The annual salary received by Bill has not been revealed to the general public.
Facts and Information
Here are some facts related to Bill Overton:
- His birth name is William Overton.
- Overton was named one of the phenomenal football players of his era.
- At the junior college level, Bill’s athletic ability earned him a full scholarship for his higher education.
- Overton was drafted by the NFL’s Dallas Cowboy in the year 1968.
- Over the course of his modeling career, he has appeared in advertisements for Hanes, Sears, Benson and Hedges, Canadian Mist, and Montgomery Ward.
- Bill was mentored by actor Woody Strode during his enrollment in Lee Strasberg Institute for his acting skill in New York.
Bill Overton Wiki Facts
|February 26, 1947
|Boston, Massachusetts, USA
|77 years old
|Eugene Waterhouse (Step-father)
|Jane Kennedy (Current)Kathleen Bradley (Former)
|3 daughters with Jane Kennedy (Savannah Re, Kopper Joi, and Zaire Ollyea)
1 daughter with Kathleen Bradley (Cheyenne Overton)
|New Perry Mason series, Firehouse, Cover Girl, Invisible Strangler
|USD $ 7 million
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