William Kircher (born 23 May 1958) is a New Zealand actor. William Kircher first came to prominence in New Zealand television in the police drama series Shark in the Park.
William Kircher on 5 April 2015 at the Hobbitcon III convention in Bonn, Germany
|Born||23 May 1958|
Life and career
Kircher is married to Nicole Chesterman Kircher and they have four daughters.
Kircher lied about his age when applying to Toi Whakaari, the New Zealand Drama School, so he was only 18 when he graduated two years later.
In the late 1990s, Kircher shifted his focus away from acting toward production singing, and executive management. In 2003, he went into partnership to form ScreenAdventures, a movie company. He returned to acting in 2006 in the film Out of the Blue which was based on the true story of the Aramoana massacre. Kircher appeared in the film adaptations of The Hobbit as the dwarf Bifur.
In 2018 he directed Steven Dietz’s play Trust in North Hollywood with Zachary Cowan, Caroline Henry, Elizabeth Izzo, Paul McGee, Caroline Simone O’Brien and Heidi Rhodes.
|1983||The Kids from OWL||Kane|
|1987, 1989||Worzel Gummidge Down Under||Stallholder
|1989||The Ray Bradbury Theater||Ned Bantlin||Episode: "A Miracle of Rare Device"|
|1989–1991||Shark in the Park||BP||28 episodes|
|1995||Fallout||Richard Harman||TV miniseries|
|Plainclothes||Gary Halloway||Episode: 1.16|
|1996||The Enid Blyton Adventure Series||Tel||Episode: "Valley of Adventure"|
|Oscar and Friends||Referee|
|1998||The Enid Blyton Secret Series'||Uncle Joe||Episode: "The Secret of Moon Castle"|
|City Life||Ross Palmer||8 episodes|
|The Legend of William Tell||Quint||Episode: "Master of Doubt"|
|Xena: Warrior Princess||Captain||Episode: "Locked Up and Tied Down"|
|1999||A Twist in the Tale||Mr. Anton||Episode: "Bertie"|
|2006||Legend of the Seeker||The Merchant||Episode: "Broken"|
|1988||Send a Gorilla||Ned|
|1991||Gold: A Fistful of Gold||Pyke||TV movie|
|1992||Absent Without Leave||Sergeant Major|
|1994||The Last Tattoo||Gibbon|
|Bread & Roses||Sid Holland|
|1996||Return to Treasure Island||Pearce||TV movie|
|2006||Out of the Blue||Sergeant Stu Guthrie|
|2008||Wildfire / Hold-Up||Construction worker|
|Aftershock||Rupert Stalker||TV movie|
|2012||The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey||Bifur
|2013||The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug||Bifur|
|2014||The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies|