- Full Name William Overton
- Nickname Bill Overton
- Occupation Actor, Model & Football Player
- Nationality American
- Birthplace Boston, Massachusetts, USA
- Birth Date Feb 06, 1947
- Age 77 Years, 0 Months
Bill Overton | BiographyDrafted By Dallas Cowboys & Oklahoma
Overton's career began as a model. His popular works include his work for Black Beauty and Ford modeling agencies. Additionally, he helped launch campaigns for Hanes, Benson and Hedges, Canadian mist, Sears, and Montgomery Ward. After modeling, he wanted to get into acting. So he enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York City, where actor Woody Strode mentored him. Followed by that, he was featured in many episodes of the series, 'Firehouse.' Likewise, he also appeared in films such as 'Cover Girl' and 'Invisible Strangler,' followed by his highlighted role in 'Grambling's White Tigers' alongside Harry Belafonte and LeVar Burton.
Bill Overton is an actor, model, and also former player of the Dallas Cowboys.
Who is Bill Overton?
Bill Overton is popularly known for his role in Lord Shango. Likewise, he has also made appearances in The Astral Factor and Payment Received.
Popularly known as Bill Overton, William Overton was born on 26 February 1947 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He was raised by his mother and stepfather, Hessie and Eugene Waterhouse. He graduated from the historical Boston English High School, where he was voted vice president of his senior class. He was also the star athlete of his school's football and basketball team.
Overton's career began as a model. His popular works include his work for Black Beauty and Ford modeling agencies. Additionally, he helped launch campaigns for Hanes, Benson and Hedges, Canadian mist, Sears, and Montgomery Ward. After modeling, he wanted to get into acting. So he enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York City, where actor Woody Strode mentored him. Followed by that, he was featured in many episodes of the series, Firehouse. Likewise, he also appeared in films such as Cover Girl and Invisible Strangler, followed by his highlighted role in Grambling's White Tigers alongside Harry Belafonte and LeVar Burton.
Overton briefly played football. He was drafted as a Linebacker in Dallas Cowboys, where he played under Tom Landry. Later, he transferred to Oklahoma and returned to the Cowboys for a season.
Bill Overton has been married twice throughout his lifetime. Initially, he was married to Kathleen Bradley. She is an American actress popularly known for Grey's Anatomy, Harlem Nights, and Friday. Likewise, she played the role of Barker Beauty on The Price is Right. The pair has a daughter together named Cheyenne. Unfortunately, their marriage ended in divorce.
Overton met his second wife, beauty queen Jayne Kennedy, in the set of the movie Cover Girls. Kennedy is also an actress, model, and sportscaster. She is also a pageant winner, and she is the first African-American Miss Ohio. The pair tied the knot on 26 May 1985 and have been together since then. Kennedy was diagnosed with Endometriosis in the early 1980s, and many people believed that she would have difficulty rearing children. However, she gave birth to three daughters.
Overton has a total of four children in total. During his marriage to Bradley, they had Cheyenne, and there is not much information on her. From his marriage with Kennedy, he had three daughters. Their first daughter is Savannah Overton, born on 20 November 1985. Their second daughter is Kopper Joi Overton, was born on 17 May 1989. Likewise, their youngest daughter is Zaire Ollyea, was born on 15 September 1995.
Overton's middle child with Kennedy Kopper Joi Overton came out as a lesbian. She was reported engaged to her partner, Khanh Tran, and is also planning to marry. Additionally, Overton's and Kennedy celebrated Kopper's 31st birthday in 2021.
Despite his spotlight and successful career, Overton has not revealed his net worth or financial bio as of 2021.