Wil King

Vitals

Gender
Male
Age Range
17 - 24
Height
185cm
Base Location
Melbourne
Available In
Melbourne, Sydney
Skills
Actor, Model, Musical Theatre, Prof. Singer, Voice Artist
Hair
Brown
Eye
Brown

Agent

Australian Agent
Expression! Arts Management
Phone

Feature Photo
Wil King
Feature Clip

Credits

2020

Television
Austin (series regular)
WHY ARE YOU LIKE THIS S1
ABC TV / NETFLIX ORIGINALS
Adam Murfet & Jessie Oldfield

2019

Stage
Charles Manson
SNEAKYVILLE
fortyfivedownstairs
Daniel Lammin
Stage
K (lead)
Q
La Mama
Aleksandr Corke
Television
Joel
Metro Sexual
Channel 9
Henry Boffin
Commercial
Fruit Picker
Globall Warming
BONDS
Tony Rogers
Stage
Co-director
Gone Girls
Melbourne Fringe

2018

Stage
Shane
STRANGERS IN BETWEEN by Tommy Murphy
45 Downstairs, Melb & Seymour Centre, Syd
Daniel Lammin
Television
Austin
WHY ARE YOU LIKE THIS (pilot)
ABC TV
Adam Murfet & Jessie Oldfield
Short Film
Liam
FRAGILE
Milco Productions
Julia Grace

2017

Television
Dan Kelly
LAWLESS: THE REAL BUSHRANGERS
Foxtel
Michael Davie
Stage
Danny Levenson, Clint Dumble, Nathan Nork
The Helendale Nude Footy Calendar
Midsumma - Kissing Booth Productions
Jake Stewart
Feature Film
Kaden
The Empty Pocket
Paddy Jessop
Short Film
Charlie
Lavender
Meg Duncan
Short Film
Cal
Traintracks
Maggie McKenna
Short Film
Broom Boy
Hallway
Robin Summons

2015

Musical Theatre
Troy Bolton
DISNEY'S High School Musical 2: LIVE Onstage
Stagemasters
Luigi Lucente

2014

Musical Theatre
Chantal - A Cagelle
La Cage Aux Folles
The Production Company
Dean Bryant
Musical Theatre
Young Prince/Ensemble
Beauty and the Beast
ANZ & Adam J Lowe
Grace Barnes
Short Film
Henry
Translucent
Maggie McKenna
Corporate Work
Featured Solo Vocalist
Bohemian Rhapsody
Starlight Foundation Charity Ball
Jacqui Green
Corporate Work
Featured Solo Vocalist
Hold Your Dream
Think Pink Foundation Masquerade Ball
Todd Patrick

2013

Television
Hugh
Party - TV Pilot
Nick Livingston
Musical Theatre
Featured Solo Vocalist
Victorian State School Spectacular
Hisense Arena
Chong Lim, Neill Gladwin, Trevor Jones
Corporate Work
Featured Solo Vocalist
Don't Stop Believin'
Starlight Foundation Charity Ball
Jacqui Green

2012

Corporate Work
Featured Solo Vocalist
Glee Squad
Fun 4 Kids Festival
Jacqui Green

Training

2019 - 2019
Susan Batson Studio
NYC Masterclass
Acting
2018 - 2018
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Workshop
Steppenwolf Actor Training
2015 - 2016
Sixteenth Street Actors Studio
Full-Time Program
Acting - Stage & Screen
2014 - 2014
National Institute of Dramatic Art
Young Actor's Residency
Acting - Stage & Screen
2014 - 2014
Patrick Studios Australia
High School of Performing Arts
Song, Dance, Acting
2007 - 2013
Stage School Australia
Young Australian Broadway Chorus
Musical Theatre

Skills & Attributes

Shoe Size
9.5
Clothing Size
Male - M
Waist
82cm
Chest
109cm
Hip
85cm
Natural Accent
Australian
Ethnicity
Caucasian
Accents
American Standard, Australian, English
Languages
English
Hair Length
Long
Hair Style
Wavy
Dance
Jazz, Hip Hop
Singing
Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Pop, Rock, Show
Singing Range
Baritone, Tenor
Sport
Basketball, Snow Skiing, Hockey
Professional Skills
Actor, Model, Musical Theatre, Prof. Singer, Voice Artist

Media

Public Media
2:17

Photos


Notes

STRANGERS IN BETWEEN REVIEWS: "...King leads them (Simon Burke and Guy Simon) with a compelling blend of angst and adrenalin, naivety and charm, irradiating the stage with the radical incompleteness, and thirst for experience, that's the soul of adolescence. King's scenes with Burke are particularly affecting – a portrayal of wide-eyed innocence and tempestuous youth brushing against avuncular presence and lightly sardonic wit." - Cameron Woodhead for the SMH "...funny and tender and wild, and so beautifully acted... Wil King is endearing as the adolescent Shane, whose growth from hilarious, guileless innocence into strength and self-knowledge leaves you cheering." - Joyce Morgan for The Age "King plays the role with incredible authenticity and poignancy... a profoundly touching play that is performed with humour and sensitivity... a magnificent showcase for some stunning local talent." - Patricia Di Risio for Stage Whispers "...an extraordinary piece of work led by three of Australia’s greatest male actors... King's innocence and naivety is beautiful to watch, and his commitment to his character’s journey comes through in such a likeable way. You feel his anxieties and apprehensions as if they were your own... A truly remarkable performance by a rising star.” - Kara Bertoncini for the AU Review "...razor sharp performances, honed to storytelling perfection... Bringing the naivety is Wil King‘s Shane. Boyish and charming, affable and endearing as he dithers and galumphs by turn. It’s easy to give us a Shane to love but the excellence of this performance is in the believability of Shane’s shared self-knowledge... his outbursts never appear out of character... King delicately balances the boy and his background... open physicality allows space for the comedy which ripples through the show." - Judith Greenway for the Sydney Arts Guide SNEAKYVILLE REVIEWS: "Wil King as Charles Manson finds the perfect blend of charm and menace in this role and he gives a highly expressive performance, with his eyes radiating equal warmth and coldness and a smile as sinister as it is welcoming. It’s a little unsettling how natural he appears playing a person like this." - Myron My, mymelbournearts.com "If you’re wondering if Manson himself will appear, he already has (a soft-voiced, spooky Wil King) and the reveal of his presence is startling and pointed. For the rest of the play, Mr King almost convinces you that Charlie Manson had some real interestin’ insights into the state of things." - Michael Brindley, StageWhispers "Credit to actor Wil King for creating a portrayal that is equally frightening, enthralling and disappointing, just as he (Manson) should be." - Lachlan Baynes, MilkbarMag