Monday, March 16, 2015

The "Maquisard" Wrecking Crew Killed it this Weekend!!!!!

Maquisard filming weekend came and everybody KILLED IT!!!! The film is about a 2nd American civil war on an alternate timeline. I play Sergeant Karl "Hutch" Huber, German Kommando Spezialkrafte. I am part of a United Nations recon team made up of Lieutenant Ali Abdulrahman. Kuwait 25th Commando Brigade (Wali Habib), Lance Corporal Naomi Basson 44
Paras, South Africa (Birgit Ludermann), and Lance Corporal Marcus Wright of her
Majesty’s 22 SAS Britain (Cameron Davis). In our mission we come across an American rebel named Joe (Lexi Lee).

Maquisard is written and directed by Kurt Claridades and produced by Varun Verma.

The shoot was SICK!! We filmed in a ghost town called Boron all weekend. Boron is about 2 hours north of L.A. and was the perfect setting for the film.

Everybody was a blast to work with. I'm so proud to be a part of this film. We all had a blast!!

~Bill Doherty Jr.~

Sunday, February 22, 2015

"Maquisard" immersion day!

  Training day for the film "Maquisard" was a great time! We trained today for 5 hours in military tactics from some extremely skilled military tacticians. i.e. how to properly advance and retreat in a hostile environment, clear rooms, clear hallway, etc. We also learned the proper military formations and terminology used in all of the above scenarios.
  This production is going to be a blast to film! The producer and director are working right now on the permits to film in an abandoned town 3 hours north of Los Angeles. Hopefully things work out for that location. If not, there are some back ups that sound equally incredible.
  I can't wait to film with everyone. It is going to be a ton of fun lighting the fields up with these crazy bastards!!
  Until then I will be researching more into the military tactics and language we've already learned and fine tune my German accent.

~Bill Doherty Jr.~




Thursday, February 12, 2015

Bill Doherty Jr. gets cast in the short film "Maquisard"

I am proud to announce that I have booked the role of Sergeant Karl "Hutch" Huber, German Kommando Spezialkrafte. I am really looking forward to working on this project. It is definitely my kind of role. I am playing the loose cannon in a military group. I specialize in combat engineering and heavy weaponry. We are team 5 recon in a United Nations group in an American civil war.

I am really looking forward to exploring and bringing this character to life. It's a role I can really sink my teeth into and have a blast with. It is going to be so much fun to get into the head of this guy. I have the craziest feeling that I am going to be a total mental case starting a couple weeks before the shoot date walking in this guys shoes. GOOD TIMES!!

~Bill Doherty Jr.~

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

I started training at the "Upright Citizen's Brigade"!! HELLZ YA!!

I started training at The Upright Citizens Brigade!!! HELLZ YA!!!!! I have been dying to train with these guys in improvisation. I'm not new to the world of improv but have never been thoroughly trained in it. This is going to be amazing!! I can't wait to step up my game in the improv world, learn the technique, and barrel ass with it! It's going to be AWESOME!!

~Bill Doherty Jr.~

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Bill Doherty Jr. performs his one night of "In a Dark Dark House"

After weeks of drilling lines and running around on the stage like a madman after rehearsals and performances, to get my lines and blocking locked into my muscle memory, my night finally came to perform "In a Dark Dark House" written by Neil LaBute on Wednesday August 27th, 2014. What a WILD ride!!!

For weeks before the night came I drilled the lines for this play three and four times a day. It is a total of about one hour and twenty minutes worth of dialogue between Drew (Me) and Terry (Aaron McPherson). The first act is 40 minutes of heavy dialogue and the third act is another 40 minutes of even heavier dialogue all between the two brothers and no one else. It is one of THE most punctuation heavy, dialogue heavy, and word specific dependant plays I have ever worked on. Which is one of the reasons this performance freaked me out, excited me, and inspired me all at the same time. It was a wild feeling.

With only four rehearsals under my belt three with Aaron and one with Aaron and Larry Moss the night came. The crowd was in, the lights went down, I brought that wheelchair out on stage, sat in it, and thought to myself "This is it! Time to strap myself into this shit and see where this roller coaster goes. Holy shit!". The lights came up and we were off and running. Performing that night felt like I surfed a tsunami. It was amazing! I wouldn't have changed a thing. It was so rewarding to leave all of the work that I put into it on that stage that night. It was a huge reinforcement to support the trust I have in my technique.

I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to go through that experience with Larry, Aaron, and everyone else involved. I couldn't have asked for a better actor and director to share that stage with that night. It was definitely an an experience I will NEVER forget.

 ~Bill Doherty Jr.~

Friday, August 15, 2014

Action on Film released the screening date for "Night"

The line-up for the Action on Film Festival has been announced!!! We are screening with a couple of other films and the festival is being held in Monrovia, CA just outside of Pasadena. I am so psyched to be able to catch the world premiere of this film. Here are the details:

Movie block: Night, Jungleland, Locked, This Modern Love, Teatro Argentino, Revisited, He Knows and Hot Box.

Venue: Krikorian Theater AOF Pavilion, 410 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016

Date & Time: Thursday, August 28th, 2014 @ 2 PM

Purchase tickets here!!!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Bill Doherty Jr.'s performance date for In a Dark Dark House is released!!

Bill Doherty Jr.'s one night featured performance postcard for "In a Dark Dark House" directed by Larry Moss with Aaron McPherson and Annie Chernecky.

My performance date for the Los Angeles premiere of Neil LaBute's play "In a Dark Dark House" has been released!!! I am performing one night only on Wednesday August 27th, 2014!

It is at the Matrix theater, 7657 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046.

Tickets for that day are $20.

Purchase tickets here!!

Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

I hope to see you there!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

"Night" is making it's premiere at the "Action on Film" festival in Pasadena, CA

I just heard word that the film "Night" is making it's world premiere in Los Angeles at the "Action on Film" festival in Pasadena!!!

It is a crazy roller coaster of a film and I have the lead role in it. I am very proud of all the hard work and dedication that went into making this film. Everybody worked their asses off.

The film stars:
Bill Doherty Jr.
Penny Korff
Tim Jackson

It was written and directed by Mike West.

 I am so psyched to be able to catch it. I will keep you updated on exact dates and times and where tickets can be purchased as the information comes in. so, hang tight.

Friday, July 11, 2014

"Meat and Potatoes" premieres at the "L.A. Shorts" festival!


I am so proud to announce that the film Meat and Potatoes is premiering at the L.A. shorts international film festival. This film stars Kevin Chamberlin (Disney's "Jessie"), Eric Kramer (Disney's "Good luck Charlie"), and Omar Benson Miller (8 Mile, CSI). I had a supporting role in this film and it was a pleasure to work with these guys. They were excellent people. 

This film was written by Michael Kofsky & Andria Chamberlin. I've been working with these guys for years and it is always a pleasure.

Directed by Michael Kofsky.

The world premiere takes place at NOHO 7, 5240 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA. It all goes down on Tuesday July 29th at 7:45 P.M.

Bill Doherty Jr., Kevin Chamberlin, Eric Kramer, Omar Benson Miller,
Michael Kofsky, and Andria Chamberlin on the set of
"Meat and Potatoes"
To purchase tickets to the world premiere check out this link: L.A. Shorts "Meat and Potatoes"

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Thanks for the good times and great memories!

What an amazing run of the 2014 production of "Drop Dead!" written by Billy Van Zandt & Jane Milmore and directed by Billy Van Zandt!!! It was SO much fun working with every one of these guys! Everyone in the cast was so fun and so funny. We really hit it off with great chemistry. We had so many laughs and some of the best show warm ups I've ever had in a production. I couldn't have asked for a better group of people to share this experience with than you all!

The Cast:
Bill Doherty Jr. - Brent Reynolds as Alexander Barrington
Cy Creamer - Victor LePewe
Claudine Claudio - Mona Monet as Bette
Shelly Hacco - Candy Apples as Penelope
Eddie Liu - Chaz Looney as Drools the Butler
Mews Small - Constance Crawford as Lady Barrington
Timothy Alonzo - Phillip
Barry Brisco - P.G. "Piggy" Banks
Mark Vazquez - Dick Scorsese as Inspecter Mounds
Grey Rodriguez - Alabama Miller

Bill Doherty Jr. playing Brent Reynolds
as Alexander Barrington
Billy Van Zandt and Bill Doherty Jr.
About the show:
Producer Ronnie Marmo and Theatre 68 are proud to present DROP DEAD! - By playwrights Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore - Opening June 6th at The NoHo Arts Center. This will be the 29th anniversary of the original production, and 23 years since the Los Angeles production originally opened. Marmo and Theatre 68 are elated to be granted the rights for this show for the first time since its original premiere. Landing Van Zandt as the director was the icing on the cake.

A cast of desperate actors attempt to revive their careers in Drop Dead!, a potboiler murder mystery directed by "Wonder Child of the Broadway Stage" Victor Le Pewe. When several actors are murdered during the opening night performance, the remaining thespians must save the show and their careers, solve the mystery, and stay alive long enough to receive their curtain calls.

Originally produced in 1986 Off-Broadway and then in Los Angeles (1991), starring Adrienne Barbeau, Rose Marie, Donny Most, Craig Bierko, Barney Martin, and the authors. It was a smashing success and a hysterical farce, playing to sold out houses.

Personal Recognitions:

  • L.A. Weekly: "There are some very funny moments of timeless physical comedy, such as how the show's leading man (the excellent Bill Doherty Jr.) gets his nose broken"
  • Broadway World: "DROP DEAD! lead actor Alexander is played by Brent Reynolds (Bill Doherty Jr.) in a lavender waistcoat worthy of any Shakespearean role."
  • All About the Stage: "Alexander Barrington (the hysterical Bill Doherty Jr.) performs several hysterical soliloquies about snow."
  • The Hollywood Times: "Bill Doherty Jr. let us all know, “He is the MAN!”"
  • Life in L.A.: "Bill Doherty Jr. plays Brent Reynolds humorously, and it is delightful to watch him play the character with such lighthearted charm."
  • Tolucan Times: "As a passionate and offbeat newly married couple, Shelly Hacco and Bill Doherty Jr. as her dim-witted hubby who can't remember her name... are a TON OF FUN!"

Show quotes:

  • L.A. Weekly: "The muscular ensemble doesn't let up for a moment."
  • Broadway World: "DROP DEAD [is] hysteria and a hit comedy! Each actor is perfectly cast and chews the scenery with gusto throughout the play. Van Zandt as the director was the icing on the cake as his brilliant understanding of the characters and timing needed to pull off the sight gags resonates from within his body, mind and soul."
  • All About the Stage: "Drop Dead! will have you laughing until you can’t anymore. DD gets it right. This show is the wildest, funniest time I’ve had in a long while."
  • The Hollywood Times: "Rest a sure the laughter will just keep coming and coming, and coming again.  Just like the “Snow” in this wonderfully performed play."
  • Life in L.A.: "There is no shortage of the characters slapping, betraying, or murdering each other. This physical comedy will astonish, confuse, and exhilarate you as you try to figure out whodunit. Go watch Drop Dead! so you too can experience the thrills of live theatre. This play pushes boundaries and will not disappoint anyone looking for laughter." 
  • Tolucan Times: "It was a “laugh-a-minute” riot! If you are a fan of fast-paced INSANITY, you’ll love this one…with HIGH ENERGY MADNESS...DELIGHTFULLY DITZY... HILARIOUS...A RIOT...and...A TON OF FUN!"
  • Accessibly Live Off-Line: "Written by the team of Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore and is very in line to a British comic farce...Van Zandt [also] directs his own work that focuses upon the notion that cheesy theater is funny, if not for real! DROP DEAD IS fast, funny, and is ideal."

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Bill Doherty Jr. gets cast in the L.A. premiere of Neil LaBute's "In a Dark Dark House"

I just got a call from Larry Moss asking me to be a part of the Los Angeles premiere of Neil LaBute's play "In a Dark Dark House".

Larry Moss (Director)

I am understudying the role of "Drew" and have guaranteed performances. The show stars Aaron McPherson as Terry, Shaun Sipos as "Drew", Annie Chernecky as Jennifer, and Bill Doherty Jr. (Me) understudying "Drew". The play is being directed by Larry Moss.

I am so grateful to be working on this play with all of these guys. It is going to be a great challenge and experience!

I will let you know more info about the dates I will be performing as the info comes in.

For more info check out: http://www.darkhousela.com/
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The cast of the L.A. premiere of "In a Dark Dark House", Aaron McPherson, Annie Chernecky, Shaun Sipos,
and Bill Doherty Jr. (Drew - Understudy)

WHAT?!?!? Another RAVE!!!! They just keep on rolling in!

Here comes another review from the Hollywood Times!!! Holy shit is this show on FIRE!!! It is another RAVE! Check it out:

Here is a great quote about the show for you:

"Rest a sure the laughter will just keep coming and coming, and coming again.  Just like the “Snow” in this wonderfully performed play."

Here is another kick ass mention for me, too:

"Bill Doherty Jr. let us all know, “He is the MAN!”"

To see the whole review check it out at:
“Drop Dead” One of the Shows that Bids Farewell to the Former Home of Theater68!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Another RAVE review of Drop Dead! from All About the Stage

Another review!!! This time from All About the Stage, and YES it is another RAVE!!!

Here is a great quote about the show for you:

"Drop Dead! will have you laughing until you can’t anymore. DD gets it right. This show is the wildest, funniest time I’ve had in a long while."

I also got an awesome mention in it, too:

"Alexander Barrington (the hysterical Brent Reynolds) performs several hysterical soliloquies about snow."

To see the whole review check it out at:
Drop Dead! "Life is Gouda"

Monday, June 16, 2014

Accessibly Live Off-Line review of Drop Dead is in and it is another RAVE!!!!

The Accessibly Live Off-Line review came in and they gave us a rave!!!

Here is a great quote about the show for you:

"Written by the team of Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore and is very in line to a British comic farce...Van Zandt [also] directs his own work that focuses upon the notion that cheesy theater is funny, if not for real! DROP DEAD IS fast, funny, and is ideal."

To see the whole review check it out at:
Accessibly Live-Offline News and Reviews

Friday, June 13, 2014

The L.A. Weekly review of "Drop Dead!" is in!

L.A. Weekly's review came in!!! The cast got raved!

Here is a great quote about the show for you:

"The muscular ensemble doesn't let up for a moment."

Here is a SICK mention, too:

"There are some very funny moments of timeless physical comedy, such as how the show's leading man (the excellent Bill Doherty Jr.) gets his nose broken, and in the playwright's "My life is over" opening-night speech."

To see the whole review check it out at:
The Brothers Size and Drop Dead!, Reviewed