In 1987, Bill got married to Tamara Hurwitz. Tamara Hurwitz is a dancer. As a loving husband and wife, they have welcomed three children together. His wife Hurwitz is of part Norwegian descent. They are still bonded into this married life. His nationality is American and he is of mixed ethnicity.
Bill was once enrolled at Hornell High School. He completed his high school graduation from there in 1971 and then he joined State University of New York at Delhi. He was also enrolled at State University of New York at Oneonta. During the early 1980s, he appeared in several theater plays and he finally made his professional acting debut in 1986. He made his feature film debut that year by starring the role of Earl Mott in an American black comedy film Ruthless People. That year he also played the role of Doctor Giordano in an American television series Cagney & Lacey. Next year he played the role of Lone Starr in the movie Spaceballs. At the end of 1980s, he appeared in the movies like The Serpent and the Rainbow, Rocket Gibraltar, The Accidental Tourist and Cold Feet. He got his rise in fame in the mid 1990s after portraying the role of Jack Callaghan in a romantic comedy film While You Were Sleeping. He is also critically acclaimed for starring the role of President Thomas J. Whitmore in an American science fiction film Independence Day. He is also famous for playing the role of Kurt Moss in the TV series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He is now aged 62 years old and his net worth is $18 Million.