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William Joseph McCormack Jr. (born January 13, 1974) is an American actor and television producer. Along with writing partner Rashida Jones, he was a co-writer for the 2019 Pixar animated film, Toy Story 4.

Will McCormack
William Joseph McCormack Jr.

January 13, 1974 (1974-01-13) (age 45)
Alma materTrinity College
OccupationActor, television producer
RelativesBridget Mary McCormack (sister)
Mary McCormack (sister)


Early life and educationEdit

William Joseph McCormack Jr. was born on January 13, 1974 in Plainfield, New Jersey, to William Sr. and Norah Magdalene (née Ross) McCormack. He has two older sisters, Mary, an actress, and Bridget, a Michigan Supreme Court Justice and former University of Michigan law professor. He graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.[1]


McCormack's key television roles include Jason La Penna on The Sopranos (1999–2001). More recently, he played the role of Leo Spiller, brother of lead character Lucy Spiller (Courteney Cox), in the FX series Dirt.[2] He also played a recurring role as the FBI agent in the television drama In Plain Sight, which stars his older sister, Mary.[3]

In 1996, McCormack appeared on Broadway at the Criterion Center Stage Right as a member of the ensemble in a revival of the drama play Summer and Smoke (1948) by Tennessee Williams, produced by The Roundabout Theatre Company.[4] He has also appeared in two Off-Broadway theatre productions, Chinese Friends and The Long Christmas Ride Home.[5] McCormack and Rashida Jones worked on the script of Toy Story 4. They ultimately withdrew from the project in November 2017, and received "story by" credit.[6]

Filmography and television workEdit

(films, except as noted)

Year Title Genre Role Notes
1999–2001 The Sopranos drama Jason La Penna television series
2001 American Outlaws action, drama Western Bob Younger
2002 Abandon thriller August
2002 A Midsummer Night's Rave comedy-drama Greg
2002 The Shield drama Steve Hanratty television series
2005 Prime romantic comedy-drama Palmer
2005 Must Love Dogs romantic comedy Jason
2005 Syriana political thriller Willy
2006 Right at Your Door thriller Jason
2006 CSI: NY police procedural Todd Miller television series
2007–2008 Dirt drama Leo Spiller television series
2008 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation police procedural Langston Weller television series
2008–2009 Brothers & Sisters comedy-drama Ethan Tavis television series
2008–2012 In Plain Sight comedy-drama Robert O'Conner television series
2010 Medium drama William Gerwin television series
2011 Paul the Male Matchmaker comedy Harry television series
2011 Alphas science fiction Marcus Ayers television series
2012 Celeste and Jesse Forever comedy-drama Skillz also credited as co-screenwriter
2012 Mob City crime mystery Gunman television series; post-production[clarification needed]
2013 The Office Comedy Wolf television series
2014 Among Ravens Comedy-drama Chad Whitlock
2018 A Wrinkle in Time fantasy Mr. Teacher
2019 Toy Story 4 animation N/A co-story writer

Stage workEdit

Year Title Genre Role Theatre Location Notes
1996 Summer and Smoke drama Ensemble (member) Criterion Center Stage Right New York City, New York Broadway revival by The Roundabout Theatre Company
2003 The Long Christmas Ride Home drama Stephen Vineyard Theatre New York City, New York Off-Broadway; recipient, 2004 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Featured Actor
2004 Chinese Friends Stephan Playwrights Horizons New York City, New York Off-Broadway

Awards and nominationsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Biodata". Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  2. ^ Terrace, Vincent (June 8, 2009). The Year in Television, 2008: A Catalog of New and Continuing Series, Miniseries, Specials and TV Movies. McFarland. p. 756. ISBN 9780786453368.
  3. ^ CATLIN, By ROGER. "Trinity College Alum Will McCormack Building Hollywood Credits". Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  4. ^ "Summer and Smoke". Retrieved February 3, 2013.
  5. ^ Will McCormack at the Internet Off-Broadway Database
  6. ^ "Disney-Pixar Hires New Screenwriter for 'Toy Story 4'". January 18, 2018. Retrieved March 6, 2018.

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