For over a decade now William DeMeo has been an entertainment industry professional. William has extensive experience not only as a producer and writer, but also as an accomplished actor.
William DeMeo grew up in the Gravesend, Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn. He grew up on West St. which he uses as the name of his film company, West Street Productions. William's first movie was "A Bronx Tale", where he was only supposed to be an extra but wound up with a couple of lines.
His first producing accomplishment was the independent feature film "One Deadly Road" which he wrote, produced and played a leading role in. The film was distributed overseas, aired on pay-per-view television and was distributed nationally on Home Video.
William went on to write, produce, co-direct and play a leading role in the feature film "Wannabes". The film was picked up by Artisan Entertainment and was released in theaters before its national Home Video/DVD release in 2002 including Blockbuster. William won the Best Actor Award for his performance in "Wannabes" at the New York Independent International Film Festival. The film also won the Best Director and Best Supporting Actor Awards at that festival. It was shot on 35mm film, as was William's next film, "Searching for Bobby D" which he produced, co-wrote the screenplay with his director Paul Borghese, and he starred in it with Carmen Electra, Sandra Bernhard, Mario Cantone, Tyson Beckford, Tony Darrow and the rest of the ensemble cast. This comedic adventure and independent film went on to win numerous Audience Favorite and Best Comedy Feature Awards at film festivals internationally and was picked up for DVD distribution by Monarch Entertainment after many theatrical screenings, one to a sold-out crowd of over 600 audience members.
In addition to the roles William has played in the films he has produced he has also appeared in numerous other feature films as well as on national television shows and in mini-series. He portrayed a young Carlo Gambino in "Boss of Bosses" and the character Al Pacino in "Analyze That". He was featured in "Hackers", played a role in the award-winning short, "I Am Woody", and appeared numerous times in the last three seasons of "The Sopranos" as one of Paulie Walnuts' crew members, Jason Molinaro. Recently he played a supporting role in the independent feature film For Whom The Drum Beats, very well known actor Frank Vincent's son in the feature film American Woman, a pick up artist in the television reality show pilot of Geek To Guido and a regular mob crew prankster member in the television reality show pilot You Got Whacked: Gangsters and Pranksters.
William will play the leading role and rather complicated character of Jackie Matero in the soon to be produced feature film boxing drama _Southpaw_. Acclaimed filmmaker Paul Borghese will once again be in his corner as director.
William DeMeo owns his own convertible GTO which he bought after doing the movie GOAT.
Name: William DeMeo
Known for: Wannabes