William Butler - "Michael"

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Website: FurnaceTheMovie.com

Biography: William Butler has appeared in many horror movies throughout his acting career, and seems to enjoy being in that genre. He was a staff writer for The New National Lampoon from 1993 to 1995, and currently has been more focused on being behind the camera than in front of it. He continues to pursue directing and writing horror movies.

Quote: "I moved to L.A. when I was seventeen years old. I was living in my car. I had no talent and no contracts. But I met John Carl Buechler through my friend John Vulich. I said to Buechler, 'John, I'll sweep the floor, anything. I just want to learn about moviemaking.' So he taught me how to paint and make molds, and one day he asked me if I had ever thought about being an actor. I said, 'Truth be told, that is what I want to do.' So he hooked me up with Charlie Band and I ended up doing a lot of films for Empire Pictures, traveling back and forth between Italy and the U.S.

One day in Buechler's shop when I heard he was doing Part VII, and I flipped out. I was a huge fan of the franchise. I begged John to audition. And when you go up for a Friday the 13th movie, they don't give you many lines. It's you in an office with eight people eating ham sandwiches, and they are like, 'He's coming after you! He's stalking you! He's killing you!' And you do it over and over again. Or maybe I just look good with an axe in my face. Because I ended up getting the part." - pg. 176, Crystal Lake Memories

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Filmography
Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel (2000)
My Dog Skip (2000)
Mothman (2000)
Leather Jacket Love Story (1998)
Squeeze (1997)
Sleepers (1996)
Watchers III (1994)
Spellcaster (1992)
Arena (1991)
Inner Sanctum (1991)
Night of the Cyclone (1990)
Night of the Living Dead (1990)
Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)
Lady Avenger (1989)
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
Ghoulies II (1987)
Terror Night (1987)

Writing/Directing Filmography
Furnace (2007)
The Gingerdead Man (2005)
Return of the Living Dead 5: Necropolis (2005)
Return of the Living Dead 4: Rave from the Grave (2005)
Madhouse (2004)
Black Velvet Pantsuit (1995)

Television Guest Appearances
Law & Order (2000)

Where Is He Now?: William Butler is currently writing and directing horror movies, most recently completing work on Furnace, due out for 2007.

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