Bill Smitrovich Bio, Career, Net Worth and More

Bill Smitrovich is an American actor renowned for his role as Andrew Thatcher in the series, Life Goes On. He is also the receiver of the 1993 Michael Landon Humanitarian Award. Regarding his relationship status, he has been married to a beautiful woman, Shaw Purnell for more than 35 years. 

Who is Bill Smitrovich?

Bill was born on 16 May 1947 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA. He grew up in Bridgeport, eventually graduating from the University of Bridgeport. Then, he got his Masters’s degree from Smith College.

Similarly, he studied acting with Michael Howard in New York City. Eventually, he worked as an acting teacher at the University of Massachusetts. 


Smitrovich began his acting career in the 1980s’. His first on-screen role was in a film called A Little Sex. Then, he made his TV debut in 1984. His first role was a prime part in the TV movie pilot of Miami Vice. similarly, he has made his name known to the world through various movies and shows like Law and Order, The Last Ship, and Iron Man.

Personal Life

Bill Smitrovich with his wife Shaw Purnell
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Smitrovich also worked in raising public consciousness and sensitivity of Down Syndrome. Moreover, he received the 1993 Michael Landon Humanitarian Award for his work with the Down Syndrome Congress.

Bill has Been Married for Over 35 Years

Smitrovich has been married to a beautiful woman Shaw Purnell for more than 35 years. The couple tied their wedding knot on 8 June 1985 and has been happily together. 

Furthermore, the couple has two children, a son, and a daughter. His son’s name is Alexander John and his daughter’s name is Maya Christina. 

Bill Smitrovich Net Worth

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Smitrovich has been active in the showbiz industry for nearly four decades. He has contributed a lot to the industry. Through his contribution, he also has made quite a fortune for himself. 

His major income is acting and earns around $287,280 per year. As of 2020, Bill has an estimated net worth of $3 million. 

Body Measurements

Smitrovich stands 6 feet tall and has a weight of around 85 kg. 

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