Nascimento: 13 de Dezembro de 1948 (58 years)
Falecimento: 11 de Julho de 2007
Cidade do Cabo - África do Sul
William "Bill" Flynn (13 December 1948 – 11 July 2007) was a South African actor and comedian, perhaps best known for playing Tjokkie.
Flynn was born William Flynn in Cape Town and matriculated from Plumstead High School. He went to the UCT drama school and was a founder member of the Space theatre in Cape Town.
Flynn was perhaps best known for his portrayal of Tjokkie, a character that he portrayed as a wise-cracking, beer drinking rugby union fan. Flynn had won 13 best actor awards, including the Dublin Critics and Golden Entertainer Awards. Among these were:
Best Supporting Actor for Doubles - Fleur du Cap - Cape Town - 1987
Best Actor for Saturday Night at the Palace
Best Actor Award for Hello and Goodbye - Dublin
Best Actor Award for a Comedy Play It Again Sam
Best Screenplay Award for Saturday Night at the Palace
Best Actor Award for role of Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman
His film writing also won him a Best Screenplay award for Saturday Night at the Palace. His karate comedy movie Kill and Kill Again was a top box office hit in America. Bill's movie of Saturday Night at The Palace won several Vita Film Awards, a Best Actor award at the Italian Taormina Film festival as well as a Merit Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
He was a longtime friend and collaborator of the actor and playwright Paul Slabolepszy.
Flynn was also involved in the music world. He was a co-founder and band member of The Rock Rebels (1998–2007) and the lead singer for Vinnie and the Viscounts (1987–1997).
At the time of his death, Flynn was married to actress Jana Cilliers, his second wife.
Flynn died in Johannesburg, South Africa on 11 July 2007 of an apparent heart attack. He was 58 years old. His highly successful career included leading roles in over 140 stage plays, musicals, 42 films, dozens of TV shows and thousands of radio and TV commercials.