william mcmillan
William George MacMillan (71) passed into the hands of his Lord on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 in Burbank, CA. Will was born in Steubenville, OH on 11/25/1944 to William Claude and Nellie McMillan of Weirton, WV. He played both offense and defense on the Weir High Football team that won the 1960 State Championship. In 1981 Will married Laura Bahrs of Santa Cruz, CA and together they raised their four children, Natalie, Jonathan, Brittany and Grace. Will received a BA degree from Washington & Jefferson College, and a Masters of Fine Arts from Boston University. Will, a member of Screen Actors Guild and Actor's Equity, worked and directed on stage, film and TV. He was known as Boris on General Hospital, co-starred on TV in West Wing, Las Vegas, Charlie's Angels, Hunter, Diagnosis: Murder, N.Y.P.D. Blue, Greatest American Hero, Little House on the Prairie and Three's Company among others. In film, he co-starred in George Romero's The Crazies, Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry 3: The Enforcer, Oliver Stone's Salvador and Robert Zemeckis' Used Cars, to name a few. In 2011, as writer, director and producer, he won the Silver Sierra Award at the Yosemite Film Festival for his short film The Gift. Will was Artistic Director of Psychic Repertory Theatre, which toured the USA for children with special needs from 1976 through 1990. On stage he co-starred in Brigadoon with Charles Durning for Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, 1776 with Gary Beach for Sacramento Music Circus, Unsinkable Molly Brown with Cathy Rigby for La Mirada Theatre and Pippin for The Theatre League. In 2013 he co-starred in the World Premiere 4-character play Shades, exploring Vietnam Vets and Agent Orange, at The Los Angeles Theatre Center. Will's last artistic venture which the whole family participated in - is the indie film Destiny Trail, completed and screened in Los Angeles in October 2015. Destiny Trail was directed by Will, exec-produced by him and his son, Jonathan, written by his daughter, Natalie, (who also co-starred) and produced by Natalie and his wife, Laura. Will is survived by his wife, Laura and their children, Natalie Hope MacMillan, Jonathan Christopher MacMillan, Brittany Colleen MacMillan, Grace Birkita MacMillan of Los Angeles, CA and by his sister, Deborah McMillan Fisher and her family of Cochranton, PA. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at Kirk O'the Valley Presbyterian Church in Reseda, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to support the submission of Will's Destiny Trail film to festivals. The donations should be made out to Laura MacMillan, P.O. Box 480306, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Share tributes and memories at www.grecohertnick.com

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  1. Laura and family……we are sending our hugs and prayers at this time….to all of you. Billy was always full of adventure….and love for life and family……..as cousins when we were young we had so much time to play because our moms would get together and play canasta all night at his house………and special memories of Serbian Christmas celebrations there also ………. with love, Sara and Stanley Kaczmarek

  2. I remember visiting LA ….Billy gave my brother Michael and I a private tour of the city…. In a convertible! What a wonderful memory! Billy was a STAR and he continues to be a STAR in heaven! He will be missed! Darla and Dave Osaba (Kaczmarek)

  3. I had the privelege of teaching and coaching Bill at Wei It has been rewarding toor High School. Bill was a good student and outstanding football player on our championship teams.

  4. Dear Mrs, MacMillan, I went to school with Bill, since the first, (I had crush on him at that time). I believe I told him that years ago, and we had a laugh. I also, remember him in a drama play in high school, I knew than his future in acting would be coming true. He followed his dreams. I often called his mom regarding his career and where to find him in movies or t.v. I am very proud of him. I will be praying for you and your family. I will also, be praying for Blessings to fall over you. Truly yours Weir High School Classmate of 1962 Priscilla Baker Barker

  5. Just about will, so sorry my prayers and thoughts are with you. I don’t know if you remember me Aggies DellaRocco, of Chandler, Az. I remember you Will, Mar go and Elizabeth.

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