July 1, 2022

William Mapother Bio, Age, Family, Career, Movies, Tom Cruise and Hitman

William Mapother Biography

William Mapother ( Full name: William Reibert Mapother Jr.) is an American actor and entrepreneur who rose to fame after appearing in the hit series ‘ Lost’ as Ethan Rom. Before embarking on an acting career, Mapother worked for three years as a school teacher in Los Angeles. Although he was not actively involved in films, he knew enough about them thanks to his cousin Tom Cruise. He made his professional debut in the 1989 film.

William Mapother Age

William is 53 years as of 2018. He was born on April 17, 1965.

William Mapother Family

William is a son to William Reibert Mapother Sr. and Louisa Riehm Mapother his mother. His father was a reputed attorney, bankruptcy consultant, and judge.

William Mapother Wife

William is known to be single till now 2018.
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William Mapother Career

William Mapother’s cousin is the reigning Hollywood superstar, Tom Cruise, and it was in one of his most critically acclaimed early films’ Born on the Fourth of July’ 1989 that Mapother made his acting debut. However, it wasn’t until almost a decade later that he was able to establish himself as a known actor. Before following his cousin into the entertainment world, Mapother studied English literature at Notre Dame University and worked for three years as a school teacher. He taught middle school students at various Los Angeles schools. The acting bug, however, soon bit him, and he began to study drama at the D.W. Santa Monica, California, Brown Acting School.
It was in the Billy Crudup-starrer film’ Without Limits ‘ 1998 that Mapother was first noticed, and not long after that came a string of movie roles. He worked alongside his cousin Tom Cruise in movies such as’ Magnolia’ 1999,’ Mission impossible: 2′ 2000 and the much-acclaimed science fiction thriller’ Minority Report’ 2002, directed by ace filmmaker Steven Spielberg. Meanwhile, Mapother also worked on television shows, making guest appearances in long-running criminal proceedings such as’ CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ 2002,
Law and Order: Special Unit for Victims’ 2003 and’ NCIS’ 2004. In 2004, however, he landed the role for which he is now most widely recognized: Ethan Rom in the supernatural drama’ Lost’ 2004-2010. Mapother appeared in only 11 episodes of the seminal show over the course of six years. Despite not being a regular series, he became one of the show’s most recognized and popular characters, earning a loyal fanbase. His character Ethan dies in the first season but then reappears in flashback scenes and through time travel.
Posting his role on’ Lost,’ Mapother has starred in a series of highly successful TV shows, including’ Castle’ and’ The Mentalist.’ His TV portfolio seems to be filled with crime dramas, including’ Criminal Minds,” Prison Break’ and’ Justified.’ He also appeared in recurring roles on series such as’ Ro,” The Lottery,” Minority Report,” Powers,” Supergirl,’ and’ MacGyver.’ In addition to appearing in movies and several TV shows, Mapother also lent his voice to video games, including the immensely successful’ Hitman’ 2016 and’ Fallout: New Vegas’ 2010.
The character actor has also starred in several independent and large budget films such as’ Another Earth’ 2011,’ Citizen Gangster’ 2011,’ Static’ 2012,’ Underdogs’ 2013,’ It’s Dark Here’ 2013,’ I Origins’ 2014,’ Blackhat’ 2015, and’ The Atticus Institute’ 2015. More recently, he was seen on TV series ‘ The Blacklist’ 2018 and’ Lethal Weapon’ 2018 in guest roles. His upcoming film ‘ Son of Monarchs,’ a drama directed by Alexis Gambis, will have him in a leading role. The film is scheduled to be released in 2019.
Mapother was selected as a member of the National Board of Directors for the Screen Actors Guild in 2007 and remained part of the association for three years. He is also a co-founder of the Flyover Film Festival, through which he aims to support upcoming actors. He’s a member of the Kentucky Film Commission. Besides films, Mapother is also an entrepreneur who is a founding partner of the tech and finance company ‘ Slated.’ He is also an active philanthropist, often talking about issues related to the abuse of the elderly.

William Mapother Net Worth

His net worth and salary are still unknown.

William Mapother Movies

Year

Title

Role

1989

Born on the Fourth of July

Platoon Member – Vietnam

1998

Without Limits

Bob Peters

1998

Trickle

Josh Riddell

1998

The Unknown Cyclist

By-Stander

1999

Magnolia

WDKK Show Director’s Assistant

2000

Mission: Impossible 2

Wallis

2000

Almost Famous

Bartender

2001

In the Bedroom

Richard Strout

2001

Swordfish

Gabriel’s Crew

2002

Minority Report

Hotel Clerk

2002

Self Storage

Graham

2003

The Kiss

Peter

2004

Suspect Zero

Bill Grieves

2004

The Grudge

Matthew Williams

2005

Lords of Dogtown

Donnie

2005

The Zodiac

Dale Coverling

2005

Chloe

Doctor

2006

Ask The Dust

Bill

2006

The Lather Effect

Jack

2006

World Trade Center

Jason Thomas

2007

Moola

Bob

2007

Moving McAllister

Bob

2008

The Burrowers

Will Parcher

2008

Hurt

Darryl Coltrane

2010

A Warrior’s Heart

David Milligan

2011

Another Earth

John Burroughs

2011

Warrior

David Milligan

2011

Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster

Detective Rhys

2012

FDR: American Badass

the doctor

2013

Underdogs

Bill Burkett

2014

I Origins

Darryl

2015

The Atticus Institute

Dr. Henry West

2015

Blackhat

Rich Donahue

2016

Tell Me How I Die

Dr. Jerrems

William Mapother Tom Cruise

Thomas Cruise is an American actor and producer he is He is a first cousin of William.

William Mapother Hitman

Hitman: Absolution is a stealth video game developed by IO Interactive and published by Square Enix, William was a the main character in the 2012 video game Hitman.

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