I was born with the name Will Shivers, yes really. So I had to be an actor / filmmaker or a weatherman. I chose the former. I love working in TV, Film, theater, voice over, and commercials and I love wearing vests. The character actor in me thoroughly enjoys playing in other people's visions but also in my own worlds that I create as a filmmaker. I prefer satirical comedy with an edge often poking fun at subjects I adore.
mocks the irony of ego in yoga while serving as a vehicle for profanity-laden life wisdom.
My sketch comedy TV project, Functional Chaos fused my comedic influences of the past with my take on today. At times edgy and other times whimsical, it features a wide and wild range of
characters in seven satirical shorts including
The Redneck Hunter, and Genis Gloverton
in the unfortunately prescient Nothing is Real.
The Hypnotist, which I co-wrote and edited, garnered much buzz at the genre film festivals, and is currently in development to become a feature film. Meanwhile, Bwown Bugg garnered success on the comedy film festival circuit. My dog Snuggs co-stars with me as an alien. I produced Delusion Lies Within VR which just landed on the Samsung store. I just completed a co-starring role in the ensemble comedy pilot Eddie's featuring George Wendt.
Currently my Instagram features one minute videos taking on current topics and features some of my favorite characters.
After studying film at USC, I worked behind the scenes in TV and Film. While taking improv classes at The Groundlings, I created my own short films where the character actor in me emerged.
Though I’ve tried, I haven’t been able to suppress it, nor my love of vests, since.
I play a range of characters, including myself. My writing and directing gears toward social satire. Who is Will Shivers? The question may be: Who aren’t I? Deep, I know.
A sample of my acting work.
A trailer for the pilot, I wrote and directed. I play nine characters.
You have to believe it to see it.
A short I wrote, edited and directed that is both an homage to and a satire of my yoga gurus, the self help movement, and the slick action film/comic book trend. Should it be taken seriously? Yes. Should you laugh? Yes and yes.
A fan of impressions and Saturday Night Live, this is my take on the infamous audition process in front of discerning producer, Lorne Michaels. A tough love letter.