William O'Leary (actor)

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Billy O'Leary
Born William O'Leary
(1957-10-19) October 19, 1957 (age 61)[1]
Chicago, Illinois U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Actor
Years active 1985–present
Known for Home Improvement

William "Billy" O'Leary (born October 19, 1957) is an American actor.

Early Life[edit]

He was born in Chicago,[2][1] and started acting at the age of 7.[2] He graduated from Highland Park High School in Highland Park, Illinois in 1976.[2]

O'Leary first attended Illinois State University earning a degree in acting[2] and would continue his education getting an MFA at the Professional Actors Theatre Program at the University of Washington, Seattle in 1982.[2]


O'Leary made his Broadway debut as "Art" in Precious Sons at the Longacre Theatre, (3/20/1986 - 5/10/1986) starring Ed Harris and Judith Ivey.[3]

He played Marty Taylor, Tim Taylor's (Tim Allen) younger brother on Home Improvement, and was the primary antagonist, General Xaviax, on Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight.


Year Title Role Notes
1987 Nice Girls Don't Explode Andy
Walker James Walker
1988 Bull Durham Jimmy
1989 Lost Angels Link
1991 Flight of Black Angel Capt. Eddie Gordon, Callsign Black Angel
Hot Shots! Pete 'Dead Meat' Thompson
1991–1992 Dear John Ben 22 episodes
1993 In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco Adrian
1994–1999 Home Improvement Martin "Marty" Taylor 30 episodes
1994 The Enemy Within Lt. William Dorsett
1995–1996 Murder, She Wrote FBI Agt. Ed Crider Two Episodes
1996 Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh Ethan Tarrant
Project ALF Capt. Rick Mullican
1997 Mad City CTN Junior Executive #1
A Time to Revenge Lyle Whittmar
2000 Daybreak Head of Security
The X-Files Man at Gas Station Episode: Roadrunners
2002–2003 CSI: Miami Stewart Otis Two Episodes: Broken, Body Count
2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Mr. Smith
2005 Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous Agent Jenkins
NUMB3RS Roland Haldane One Episode: Pilot
2007 Moola Mickey Fish
2008 Soccer Mom Harley the Tournament Director
2009 Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight Xaviax Main Cast
24 Sid Paulson Two Episodes
2011 In My Pocket Mr. Jameson
2016 Is That a Gun in Your Pocket? Sam Graves


  1. ^ a b William O'Leary Biography
  2. ^ a b c d e "BA #232: William O'Leary". the Box Angeles podcast. March 25, 2014.
  3. ^ [1]

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