NOVEMBER 22, 1942-NOVEMBER 29, 2021


NOVEMBER 11, 1944-AUGUST 16, 2006

Bill Vint left Tulsa, Oklahoma to study acting in New York City under Stella Adler and Lee Strasberg. Around 1968, he decided it was time to move to California, where he was accepted at Actors Studio West and studied under Sydney Pollack, Mark Rydell, Martin Landau and Lee Grant.

His brother, Alan, arrived in California soon after and was also accepted at Actors Studio West. Together the brothers presented the original play, “Bob,” which was a breakthrough writing achievement for Alan, who directed the play starring his brother, Bill.

Alan had his first big film role in “Panic in Needle Park,” appearing opposite Al Pacino. Bill had his first big film role in “The Other Side of the Mountain.”

While appearing in film and television, the brothers also continued to work at Actors Studio West.

Bill appeared in “Bob,” “Why…is a whirlpool,” a one man original, and “The New Bottom,” another one man original.

Both brothers were active in the formation of The MET Theatre in 1973. Alan appeared in “Bus Stop,” and Bill appeared in “Picnic,” both of which won LA Drama Critics Awards. Bill also appeared in “Only Game in Town” and “Laura” at the theatre. Alan later served on the Board of Directors.

Their careers spanned many years of television and film appearances with some of the great stars of the day, working with many of the top directors.

Bill was honored to be named a Lifetime Member of Actors Studio West by a unanimous vote of the Executive Committee based on his body of work at the studio as an actor, writer and director. He cherished this membership until his death.