Will Collyer has frequently guest-starred on prime-time TV, lent his voice to dozens of feature films and TV series, appeared on such stages as the Mark Taper Forum, Kirk Douglas Theatre, and Pasadena Playhouse, and composed the scores for three full-length stage musicals and numerous short films.
He grew up in Palo Alto where the Palo Alto Children's Theatre became his second home, and went on to earn a degree in Theatre from UCLA’s School of Theatre, Film and Television, where he studied with Joe Olivieri, Karen Morrow, Nancy Dussault and John Hall, as well as Carol Burnett, who directed him in a leading role in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS.
On the professional stage, he was the understudy to T.R. Knight in the role of Leo Frank in the Mark Taper Forum's production of PARADE, an original cast member in the world premiere of BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, nominated for a leading actor Ovation award for his performance as Josh in BIG: THE MUSICAL with West Coast Ensemble, and played Jerry in THE FULL MONTY at the Third Street Theatre. Onscreen his guest-star credits include MELROSE PLACE, JACK & BOBBY, CSI: MIAMI, JUDGING AMY, NUMB3RS, LAS VEGAS and BOSTON PUBLIC. As a voiceover artist, he can be heard in Amazon Prime's DO, RE AND MI, Disney/Pixar’s CARS 3 and FINDING DORY, Marvel's AVENGERS ASSEMBLE, Disney Jr.’s DOC McSTUFFINS, as well as narrating dozens of audiobooks (including the best selling true life thriller BILLION DOLLAR WHALE), and as the voice behind commercial campaigns for Chase Credit Cards, KFC and Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance.
Outside of acting, Will is a published composer and songwriter. He and songwriting partner Emily Thompson released their debut EP, "ifsoever," in January of 2016, while his original musicals THE GINGERBREAD PIMP (2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival) and RIGHT TOGETHER, LEFT TOGETHER, have received numerous workshops and developmental productions in Los Angeles and New York. Additionally, he composed the theme song for the feature film BOUNTY KILLER - “The Kill” - which was recorded by Sara Bareilles.