WILLIAM MAPOTHER (John Burroughs) has appeared in over fifty films and television shows. His recent film work includes A WARRIORS HEART, EDWIN BOYD, and the comedy FDR: AMERICAN BADASS. His other film credits include the Oscar-nominated IN THE BEDROOM, WORLD TRADE CENTER, THE GRUDGE, LORDS OF DOGTOWN, THE BURROWERS, WITHOUT LIMITS, SWORDFISH, and MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 2. His television work includes “Lost” (as Ethan Rom), “Prison Break,” “CSI, Criminal Minds,” “Human Target,” “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Law and Order: Criminal Intent,” “Threshold,” and “NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigation Service.
He is a co-founder of Slated, a finance, tech, and data company for the film industry. Slated is in beta on an online marketplace for film finance, and its service, Festival Genius, runs the online program guides and schedules for over sixty film festivals, including Sundance.
Mapother’s voice has been heard in animation, video games, public service announcements, and documentaries, and he is currently writing and producing a film based on an episode of This American Life.
He is a National Director of the Screen Actors Guild, a co-founder of the Flyover Film Festival in Louisville, KY, and a spokesperson for the Awareness of Elder Abuse. Prior to acting, Mapother taught grades seven through twelve in East Los Angeles for the Los Angeles Unified School District. He grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, and graduated with a bachelor of arts in literature from University of Notre Dame. He lives in Los Angeles.