William Andrew Stoneking Jr., age 50, of Villa Park, formerly of Lombard and Berwyn, Father, Son, Brother and Friend. U.S. Marine Corp Veteran. Loving father of Alexis R. Stoneking, cherished son of Yvette (nee Dube) and the late William Andrew Stoneking Sr., dear brother of Clara Stoneking, Deborah Vercillo, the late John Stoneking and brother-in-law of Jeff Vercillo, fond uncle of Lynn, Brittany, Kristen, Candace, Jessica, Donald, Corey and John Thomas Stoneking and Ashley, Samantha and Juliana Vercillo and great-uncle of Jonathan Avery Stoneking. Bill is also survived by his most beloved companion and best friend ever, Benji. Bill leaves behind many great friends all over the United States, as well as many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins in Winnipeg and Manitoba, Canada. Visitation Saturday, June 17, 11:30am to 1:30pm, Military Honors 1:00pm at Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home 2447 S. DesPlaines Avenue, North Riverside. Cremation Private.
Bill Stoneking is a critically acclaimed Chicago based screen actor, voice-over artist, comedian as well as writer, director and producer.
Born in Oak Park, IL to parents William Andrew Stoneking Sr. and Yvette Doreen Dube, Bill grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and graduated from the Columbia School of Broadcasting in 1988. Aside from the big and television screens, Bill’s voice has been heard nationwide and internationally on radio, television and the Internet.
A published author “The Diary of a Patient Man, A Father’s Struggle” (297 pages), and loving father, Bill also provides the voice for the nationally syndicated television shows, “The Merge” and “The Merge Outloud as well as is the voice of “Pure Stock”, a mid-western racing program. He is also the voice of El Monte RV, your vacation home on wheels.
As to his voice talent, Bill has done numerous voice-overs and does numerous character voices and dialects and can be heard as the voice of the animated character of “Juan Phillipe (Latin)” in the film, “Burning Tale of Desire” from Mati Media Productions. He is currently “The Voice” of DJ International Records, Radio and Television, as well as the narrator for “Pure Stock” a Midwestern racing docu-soap and the nationally syndicated television shows, “The Merge” and “The Merge Outloud.”
Bill rose to acclaim for his performance in the lead role of Dr. Michael Frank in the audience choice award winning horror short, Chemical 12-D and for his performance as Barry O’Brian, reality television host in the comedy film, Shine Baby Shine.
In addition to his acting and voice talents, Bill is also an accomplished writer, director and producer that has produced two movie shorts, “Spy Town” and “Milk Man” and produced his first full length feature, “Divorced Dudes” in 2010 and is scheduled for release October 19th, 2012.
As a writer, Bill is a published poet, with his poetry featured in “From the Mountain Top.” He also released his first book, “The Diary of a Patient Man, A Father’s Struggle” in 2006. An autobiographical that shows you the events of his tragic second marriage and the ills of the family court system and its prejudice against fathers. The Diary of a Patient Man, A Father’s Struggle is available at Amazon.com, Lulu.com, as well as at BarnesAndNoble.com formatted for the Nook, and from the Apple iTunes store formatted for the iPad, iPod Touch and iPhones.
And rounding out his talents, Bill is also a professional stand-up comedian that performs around Chicagoland when his busy voice and filming schedules permit.