William Winckler

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William Winckler
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William Winckler
Born (1964-10-03) October 3, 1964 (age 54)
OccupationScreenwriter, film director, film producer, actor,
Years active1976-present

William Winckler (born October 3, 1964 in California) is an American actor and independent filmmaker best known for writing, producing and directing cult movies, horror films and English dubbed anime.[1] He is the son of prolific child actor Robert Winckler (often credited as Robert Winkler).

In the 1980s, Winckler appeared as an actor on TV series such as Remington Steele, Knight Rider, Murder, She Wrote, Doogie Howser, M.D., Designing Women, The Fall Guy, and Short Ribbs starring Billy Barty. Winckler has also provided voice-over work, most notably Ultraman X in Ultraman X: The Movie.[2]

In 1984, he produced and directed the English version of the classic Tatsunoko Production Co. Ltd. anime series Tekkaman the Space Knight. He formed his own production company in 2001, producing and directing as the horror film Frankenstein vs. the Creature from Blood Cove, and the Russ Meyer movie star reunion comedy The Double-D Avenger.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11]

He produced all-new English movie versions of Toei Animation classics Gaiking, Danguard Ace, Space Pirate Captain Harlock, Fist of the North Star, Ashita no Nadja, Science Fiction Saiyuki Starzinger, Digimon Xros Wars, Yes! PreCure 5, and Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro.[12]

North American DVD label Shout! Factory released nine of Winckler's English dubbed anime features from Gaiking, Starzinger, and Danguard Ace throughout 2013.[13][14]

From 2015 through 2017, William Winckler wrote, produced and directed the American English language versions of Tsuburaya Productions' Ultra Series feature films. Among the movies are Ultraman X The Movie, Ultraman Ginga S The Movie, Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy, Ultraman Zero: The Revenge of Belial, Ultraman Saga, and Ultra Fight Victory. Ultraman X The Movie is in commemoration to the 50th anniversary of the Ultra Series..[15][16][17]


  1. ^ D.E. Christman and HorrorWench. "Unimonster's Interview with William Winckler". HorrorWeb. Retrieved 2014-08-23.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
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  3. ^ "Interview with William Winckler". Drgoresfunhouse.com. 2010-09-10. Archived from the original on December 22, 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-11.
  4. ^ "William Winckler Interview". Archived from the original on October 29, 2005. Retrieved 2005-07. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. ^ "William Winckler Director/Producer - Exclusive Horror and Sci-Fi Interviews - 218". Buried.com. Retrieved 2014-08-23.
  6. ^ "William Winckler Interview". Rogue Cinema. Archived from the original on October 10, 2008. Retrieved 2005-03-31.
  7. ^ "Frankenstein vs The Creature. Exclusive Interview with William Winckler". Horror-movies.ca. 2005-10-04. Retrieved 2014-08-23.
  8. ^ "Exclusive Interview: William Winckler - Feature Article". Eat My Brains!. Retrieved 2014-08-23.
  9. ^ "Interview with William Winckler". Nanarland. Retrieved 2005. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  10. ^ "Review: 'The Double-D Avenger'". Variety. 2003-01-15. Retrieved 2015-12-11.
  11. ^ http://www.scifijapan.com/articles/2016/12/05/ultraman-flies-into-american-theaters-in-2017-2. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ "Classic Anime Gets Star Treatment!". Scifijapan.com. Retrieved 2014-08-23.
  13. ^ "Shout! Factory Adds Leiji Matsumoto's Starzinger/Spaceketeers". Anime News Network. 2013-05-10. Retrieved 2014-08-23.
  14. ^ "Shout! Factory to Release Gaiking Anime on DVD". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2014-08-23.
  15. ^ http://www.scifijapan.com/articles/2016/08/15/ultraman-movies-get-all-new-english-dubs/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  16. ^ http://www.scifijapan.com/articles/2016/12/05/ultraman-flies-into-american-theaters-in-2017-2. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  17. ^ https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-07-20/william-winckler-productions-announces-english-dubs-for-3-more-ultraman-films/.119120. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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