Radio brat turned actor turned author
My father's career in radio took our family to many towns in Minnesota and Illinois. In the 1970s he get me into it to help pay my way through college.
There I studied alongside most of the original actors of Steppenwolf Theatre and other successful artists and writers like Jim Sherman.
My first play was a reader’s theatre style adaptation of Margery William’s The Velveteen Rabbit published originally by Contemporary Drama Service, becoming one of their best-sellers for many years.
I started acting professionally in Boston in the 1990s, doing three stage productions and two industrial films. There I picked up William Truesdell as my stage
and pen name. In this time I had the privilege to study fiction writing under novelist George V. Higgins, resulting in several short stories.
From 2002 to 2016 my family and I lived in Kansas City where my play Sparts Radio was staged and favorably reviewed by the Kansas City Pitch. It became the basis of The Wild Pitch.
I am currently writing a historic novel about the Bugatti family of artists and legendary auto designers.
Photo: That's me on the right with future Second City actor and playwright James Sherman in a college production of The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard.