William Wisher Jr.

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William Howard Peter Wisher Jr. is an American screenwriter, known for his work with long-time friend James Cameron on The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

William Wisher Jr.


Wisher has had roles behind and in front of the camera. In the first Terminator film, Wisher has a brief role as 1L19 (real name unknown), a police officer who has his head smashed into his own police cruiser by the Terminator, who then steals his vehicle and briefly assumes his identity on the police radio band. He also has a cameo appearance in Terminator 2: Judgment Day as a man who takes pictures of Arnold Schwarzenegger's T-800 Terminator getting back on his feet after being thrown through a store window, and as news reporter Bill Tyler in Cameron's 1989 film The Abyss.

Wisher's other screenwriting work includes Judge Dredd, The 13th Warrior and both versions of The Exorcist prequel. He is an uncredited script doctor on two films in the Die Hard series, 1995's Die Hard with a Vengeance and 2007's Live Free or Die Hard (on which he also served as executive producer).[1]


Year Title Credit Other notes
1977 The Reunion cast
1978 Xenogenesis played Raj
1984 The Terminator additional dialogue also has a cameo appearance as 1L19 (police officer), and co-wrote the novelization (ISBN 0-553-25317-4)
1989 Desperado: The Outlaw Wars teleplay
1989 The Abyss cast played Bill Tyler, a reporter
1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day written by also has a cameo appearance (tourist/photographer in Galleria Mall)
1995 Die Hard with a Vengeance uncredited rewrite
1995 Judge Dredd screenplay
1996 Eraser uncredited co-writer [2]
1999 The 13th Warrior screenplay
2004 Exorcist: The Beginning story
2005 Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist written by
2007 Live Free or Die Hard executive producer and uncredited co-writer
2016 I.T. co-writer[3]


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