Bill developed an interest in the arts and entertainment at a very young age learning magic from a Junior High School Government teacher who was a member of an organization called The Brotherhood of Magic. Intrigued by magic and entertaining, Bill began performing magic at parties and has always enjoyed entertaining family, friends and acquaintances. He loves standing up in front of anyone who he could bring laughter to and [...]
In the mid 1970’s, Bill began his career in radio at the young age of 16 while attending high school. His first job in entertainment was working at a popular rock radio station in Miami Beach, Florida. It all began because Bill won a “record album during a radio show contest” and he took a city bus to the radio station on a Sunday to pick up his record winnings [...]
With great passion for entertainment, Bill went on to produce and direct Radio Talk Show programs. At the age of 17, Bill became a producer for various radio Public Affairs talk show hosts in the 1970’s and 1980’s, such as Sandy Peyton’s Place starring Sandy Peyton and produced a talk show entitled Lady-Law starring Miami Beach attorney and talk show host Carol King-Guarlnick. Perhaps Bill’s most surprising accomplishment he reflects [...]
In 1980, Bill interviewed for a Manager Trainee position at a Zale’s Jewelry Store in Dallas, putting his entertainment dream on hold. Everyone knows the story of the starving actor. Well, it was no different for Bill. He had to earn a living and pay his bills. Although Bill had aspirations to work in television and the entertainment industry, he began his career as a retail jeweler working for the [...]
Bill took career risks and never thought twice about switching business interests within Zale Corporation for the opportunity at professional advancement and to learn every aspect of the retail business. Bill Managed jewelry stores, worked in Human Resources Training and Development, Supervised Zale’s Sales & Management Training Program, worked in Marketing/Advertising and eventually was promoted to the Manager of Quality Assurance developing and overseeing all of the Zale Corporation’s product [...]
As a side career and hobby while working at Zale’s, Bill began dabbling in stand-up comedy to satisfy his urge to still one day become an entertainer or actor. With a unique ability to imitate voices and great skill at impersonation, Bill specialized in celebrity impersonations working aboard numerous cruise ships and entertaining for hundreds of corporate parties and private venues while working a full-time job to pay his bills.
In 1994, HSN was developing an aggressive Merchandise Quality Assurance program to support their corporate strategy to improve the quality of their products to once again become the leader in the World of Electronic Retailing. Bill was recruited by HSN as their Director of Quality Assurance where he utilized his vast knowledge and experience of the jewelry business to support develop their quality program for Fine & Fashion Jewelry which [...]
Two years later, HSN held “open host auditions,” Bill’s boss and all of Bill’s peers at HSN said he should try out for the job – and the rest is history. In 1996, after waiting 6 six weeks from the date of the show host audition, Bill received a phone call in which an HSN Casting Director said, “Bill, we made our decision. We want you to become a Show [...]
Bill has been privileged to travel the globe. He has visited a number of places including; most of the United States including Hawaii, Alaska, and Guam. He has also traveled abroad through China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Egypt, Italy, England, Hungary, Finland, France, Turkey, Greece, Switzerland, Portugal, South America, England, Spain, Canada, Mexico and many of the islands throughout the Caribbean.
Since 1996, Bill has hosted thousands of hours of live television shows. As Bill learned the craft of “Show Hosting,” he has also developed a strong interest and expertise for a variety of product categories and loves them all equally: Jewelry Fashion/Accessories/Shoes Electronics Kitchen/Cooking/Culinary Home Design Home Solutions & Organization (DIY) Do-it-Yourself And so much more!