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William Chartoff

William Chartoff, son of producer Robert Chartoff, who teamed with partner Irwin Winkler to bring the Rocky films to the screen, has worked in the film industry since he was 15 years old. Born in New York City, he holds a BFA from New York University Film School and an MFA in film directing from The American Film Institute in Hollywood.

While studying at NYU and AFI, he wrote and directed several award-winning films, including Morris, Duet, You Bet Your Life and the multiple award-winning Colored Balloons.

Chartoff has worked as an assistant director with top directors on such major motion pictures as Martin Scorsese's Raging Bull, Costa Gravas' Music Box, Sylvester Stallone's Rocky IV, Walter Hill's Extreme Prejudice, Irwin Winkler's Guilty By Suspicion and John Boorman's In My Country. He was also part of two Academy Award-winning editing staffs, on Raging Bull and The Right Stuff.

His screenwriting efforts include The Day They Stole The Mona Lisa, Killing The Second Dog and Chasing The Dragon.

For television, he has directed commercials and worked as a voice director for Comfy's Ticky and Boo and Pink Panther series, Guru And Gogal, and others.

Chartoff has extensive experience in the marketing, business development, technology and creative endeavors of the high tech field. He has led creative teams in developing award-winning marketing presentation for major firms. He has served as Creative Director for the 3-D Internet enabling technology company 3Dion,Inc. and for several years has been Director Of Content at 888 Holdings.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

William Chartoff Facts

BirthdayMarch 15, 1963 (58)
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.