William H. Slaughter is an American film and television actor, best known for his roles in The Campaign and Focus. In his free time he works with students that want to become actors and actresses at Launch Model And Talent in Metairie, Louisiana.
William H. Slaughter
June 3, 1980
|The Campaign |
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Slaughter was born on June 3, 1980 in New Orleans, Louisiana, and graduated in Drama and Communications from the University of New Orleans. He has been trained at the British American Drama Academy (BADA).
In 2012, Slaughter played the role of Dermot in the political comedy film The Campaign along with Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis. The film was directed by Jay Roach and released by Warner Bros. Pictures on August 10, 2012.
In 2013, Slaughter played the role of an Ohio State Fair Security Guard named Ben in the crime thriller Parker along with Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez. The film was directed by Taylor Hackford and released on January 25, 2013 by FilmDistrict. Later he played the role of Trevor 'The Fed' in the thriller The East opposite Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård, and Ellen Page. The film was directed by Zal Batmanglij and released domestically on May 31, 2013 by Fox Searchlight Pictures.
In 2014, Slaughter played a role as a Pool Cleaner in the biopic Get on Up, starring Chadwick Boseman and Nelsan Ellis. And he also played a small role of the Hip Sports Reporter in the football drama When the Game Stands Tall, starring Jim Caviezel and Laura Dern. Later the same year he appeared as a guest in the FX's horror series American Horror Story.
In 2015, Slaughter played the role of a Passing Thief in the heist comedy Focus along with Will Smith and Margot Robbie. The film was released by Warner Bros. on February 27, 2015. He also appeared in the SundanceTV's drama series The Red Road.
Slaughter has played the role of Agent Murphy in the live-action superhero film Max Steel, based on the Mattel's toy of same name. Stewart Hendler directed the film, which was released in 2015 by Open Road Films.
Slaughter played Squidward in the comedy Daddy's Home, along with Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. Sean Anders directed the film, which was released on December 25, 2015 by Paramount Pictures. Slaughter also had supporting roles in the 2015 films American Ultra and The Big Short. He played an NSA staffer in the science fiction film Midnight Special, starring Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, and Kirsten Dunst. Jeff Nichols directed the film, released on March 18, 2016 by Warner Bros.
Slaughter played Josiah in the western film The Magnificent Seven, starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke. The film was directed by Antoine Fuqua, and was released on September 23, 2016 by Columbia Pictures. He also had a small role in 2017's Geostorm.
|2002||Blood Feast 2: All U Can Eat||Best Man|
|2002||Happy Here and Now||Napoleon Bonaparte|
|2004||Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers||Costco Clerk||TV film|
|2006||The Last Time||Intern|
|2006||The Year Without a Santa Claus||Nerd Elf||TV film|
|2007||The Staircase Murders||Dr. James Adams||TV film|
|2009||The Final Destination||Frankie|
|2009||The Open Road||Rental Car Employee|
|2009||Welcome to Academia||Sweater Boy #2|
|2010||Beauty & the Briefcase||Accountant||TV film|
|2010||Revenge of the Bridesmaids||Gary||TV film|
|2010||Cigarettes et bas nylons||G.I. Weiss||TV film|
|2010||Cell Phone Psycho||Phone Guy||Short film|
|2011||Love, Wedding, Marriage||Actor (voice)|
|2012||The Philly Kid||TV Announcer #1|
|2013||Parker||Ohio State Fair Security Guard Ben|
|2013||The East||Trevor 'The Fed'|
|2013||Shadow People||TV Anchor|
|2013||Remember Sunday||Jim||TV film|
|2013||Anna Nicole||Producer #1||TV film|
|2013||Laundry Morning||Bart||Short film|
|2013||White Rabbit||Dr. Clayton|
|2013||Homefront||DEA Agent #2|
|2014||The Lookalike||Bubbly Birthday Dude|
|2014||Get on Up||Pool Cleaner|
|2014||When the Game Stands Tall||Hip Sports Reporter|
|2015||Kidnapping Freddy Heineken||Junior Officer|
|2015||The Livingston Gardener||Manny Guerrera|
|2015||Return to Sender||Kevin|
|2015||American Ultra||Staff Sgt. Harris|
|2015||The Big Short||Real Estate Agent|
|2015||Daddy's Home||Instigator Dad|
|2016||Midnight Special||NSA Staffer|
|2016||Bayou Tales||Pvt. Chauvin|
|2016||Cold Moon||Dr. Everage|
|2016||The Magnificent Seven||Josiah|
|2016||Max Steel||Agent Murphy|
|2016||Jack Reacher: Never Go Back||Parasource Aide|
|2017||Happy Death Day||Winter|
|2018||Billionaire Boys Club||Loan Officer|
|2018||Eat, Brains, Love||Jonathan||Post-production|
|2019||The Highwaymen||Reporter #1||Post-production|
|2019||It's Time||Sports Reporter Billy Watkins||Post-production|
|2019||Bayou Tales||Pvt. Chauvin|
|2009||Drop Dead Diva||Oscar Gilbert||1 episode|
|2010||The Gates||Mr. Pollack||1 episode|
|2011||Things We Do for Love||Thomas||1 episode|
|2012||Breakout Kings||Storage Unit Manager||1 episode|
|2013||Nashville||Tabloid Reporter||1 episode|
|2014||American Horror Story||Lavender Male||1 episode|
|2015||The Red Road||Meyers / Myers||2 episodes|
|2015||Zoo||Nicholas Bradshaw||2 episodes|
|2018||Cloak & Dagger||Vance Caruthers||1 episode|
|2018||The Purge||Lee||1 episode|
|2018||The First||Vista Lawyer||2 episodes|
|2019||Patsy & Loretta||Randy Hughes||TV film|
- "Max Steel adds Billy Slaughter to cast". wilmywoodnc.com. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
- Ford, Rebecca (June 8, 2015). "'The Magnificent Seven' Adds 'Focus' Actor Billy Slaughter (Exclusive)". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
- "Colombiana (2011)". boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
- Ford, Rebecca (May 5, 2014). "Live-Action 'Max Steel' Adaptation Adds 'Get on Up' Actor". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
- "Parker (2013)". boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
- "The East (2013)". boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
- Kroll, Justin (February 23, 2015). "'Focus' Actor Billy Slaughter Joins Will Ferrell in 'Daddy's Home'". variety.com. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
- Evry, Max (January 29, 2015). "IMAX to Release Focus, Starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie". comingsoon.net. Retrieved August 15, 2015.
- Cunningham, Todd (June 3, 2015). "Mark Wahlberg-Will Ferrell Comedy 'Daddy's Home' Gets Holiday Release". thewrap.com. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
- "Jeff Nichols' 'Midnight Special' Pushed Into 2016". deadline.com. July 28, 2015. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
- "Sony Pictures Dates 16 Films Through 2019!". comingsoon.net. August 5, 2015. Retrieved August 14, 2015.