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Bill Kalmenson is an American actor. Prior to his feature debut as a writer-director Bill worked steadily as a stand up comedian and actor. After cutting his teeth in the New York City and Los Angeles club scenes Bill headlined regularly in comedy clubs all across the country. Bill studied acting in New York with Stella Adler and Jack Garfein. As an actor he appeared in numerous productions on the New York Stage. Most memorable for Bill was when he appeared opposite comedy legend and mentor, Milton Berle, in "Goodnight, Grandpa".
Upon his arrival on the west coast Bill guest starred in a wide spectrum of episodic TV shows which include "Six Feet Under," "E.R.", "24", "L.A. Law", "Married with Children", "thirtysomethng" and "Matlock" to name a few. He also appeared in the feature films, "Lethal Weapon" , "The Rhunestone", "Loverboy" and in his own movie, "The Souler Opposite". In recent years Bill has devoted much of his time to writing. In addition to "The Souler Opposite" Bill has seven other screenplays which he hopes to direct. He is also President and founder of Buffalo Jump Productions. Bill is a refugee from the San Fernando Valley. He graduated from U.C. Berkeley and attended N.Y.U. Grad Film school. On the weekends the best place to find him is surfing the waves of Malibu.