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Bill Smitrovich Biography

Birth Name:
William Stanley Zmitrowicz
Birth Place:
Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States

Fast Facts

  • Attended college part-time while working as a bartender, as a waiter and at a plastic film company
  • Appeared as Lennie in Of Mice and Men during his junior year of college at the urging of a friend
  • Taught acting at the University of Massachusetts
  • Got his big break in 1980 as an understudy in Arthur Miller's American Clock at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, S
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  • After the lead became ill on opening night, he stepped into the role and so impressed Miller that he was cast as the lead for the play's Broadway run
  • Hosted the Life Goes On Celebrity Golf Classic during the run of Life Goes On
  • Received the Michael Landon Humanitarian Award in 1993 for his work with the Down Syndrome Congress


  • Maya Christina -- Daughter
  • Maya Smitrovich -- Daughter
  • Stanley William Zmitrowicz -- Father
  • Anna -- Mother
  • Anna Zmitrowicz -- Mother
  • A.J. Smitrovich -- Son
  • Alexander John -- Son
  • Shaw Purnell -- Wife