|Birthname:||William E. Richmond|
|Born:||December 19, 1921|
|Film and television comedy writer/producer, Drummer|
|Appears on/involved with:||Quantum Leap (TV series)|
|Job on series||Co-wrote episode "Stand Up" with Deborah Pratt (Season 4)|
A film and television comedy writer and producer whose career spanned four decades, Bill is also a talented musician, actor and composer. He co-wrote the screenplays to numerous popular films that starred Jerry Lewis. These films included The Nutty Professor, The Errand Boy and The Ladies Man. He also made cameo appearances in some of Lewis' films as well, such as a piano player in The Patsy.  Later in his career he wrote and/or produced for numerous television shows, including Laugh-in, Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, [[The Carol Burnett Show', I Dream of Jeannie, Welcome Back Kotter, Three's Company, The John Larroquette Show, Wizards and Warriors, All in the Family, Blossom and Kate & Allie.
Bill has won three Emmy Awards for his writing work (shared) on The Carol Burnett Show for the years 1974, 1975 and 1978.