About Bill Chott

Bill Chott (Wizards of Waverly Place/The Ringer) appeared this January on Young Sheldon in his role as the dean as Sheldon (Iain Armitage) heads off to college. in FX’s Snowfall as Steve, the Union Rep. His commercials for Amazon and Farmer’s Insurance are on your small screen and soon he’ll be in production for the film Mid-Century Modern, a thriller much like Get Out. You can her Bill’s voice in Netflix’s Klaus, and as The Doorman in PBS’s Curious George.

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Bill is best known from his work on Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place as “Mr. Laritate” and as “Thomas” in the Johnny Knoxville film The Ringer. He is also well known in the improv world, and current main stage company member at LA’s longest running improv show Comedy Sportz. He recently appeared in the Hollywood production of Escape from Godot, which was nominated for an immersive theater award at the Hollywood Fringe Festival.



The New York Times’ Margaret Lyons said “…a sublime collection of hilarious people speaking thoughtfully about silly clips from 20 years ago…” in describing Too Funny To Fail, streaming on Hulu Now. The documentary by Josh Greenbaum examines the short-lived cult comedy sketch series on ABC. The show’s star, Dana Carvey and cast members Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Heather Morgan, and Bill Chott examine what went wrong with a show with a cast and writers that include some of the biggest names in comedy today.


HOLLYWOOD, CA – Bill Chott appears in Episode 17 of This is Us On NBC. He plays a mailman who befriended William before his death, and shares the screen with Sterling K. Brown, a fellow St. Louisan. This adds another dramatic role To Bill’s credits, having also appeared on CSI, ER, Marshall’s Miracle and The Rum Diary.

Fun Facts About Bill:

  • He was Mr. Laritate for five seasons with Selena Gomez on the Emmy-Winning Disney Show Wizards of Waverly Place
  • On Saturday Night Live, Bill voices many characters in the TV Funhouse cartoons including The Amgibuously Gay Duo and X-Presidents
  • He won a bronze medal as Special Olympian “Thomas” in the Farrelly Brothers film The Ringer, opposite Johnny Knoxville.
  • Bill is the official “Fred Mertz” of the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival
  • He won a Broadway World Award for his performance as Fred Mertz in the musical I Love Lucy Live on Stage.
  • Bill Chott’s name is pronounced  [BIL KAHT]
  • He attended Central Methodist University and trained in Improvisation at The Second City.  There he worked with such comedy powerhouses as Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert among many others.
  • Bill was in the cast of The Dana Carvey Show, does cartoon voices on PBS’s Curious George  and SNL’s Ambiguously Gay Duo.

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  1. Hey. It is Christine from… I just wanted to stop by and check out the website

  2. Thanks Christine,
    I hope you’ll stop by the website again and say “hi” from time to time.


  3. Hey Bill,

    I just wanted to tell you I really enjoyed the Auditions, Tips and Tricks class. It was very informative and fun. It was infotainment. Continued success in all your endeavors! You ROCK!


  4. Thanks Don, you guys had a great class. Good luck with all things in the Acting world and beyond.

  5. Thanks for the autograph from Tony in St. Louis. I think you are very funny. I can’t wait for the Wizards of Waverly Place movie.

  6. Dear Bill,

    My son seems to think I’m “nosey” and “not very cool” because I don’t want him to be on the computer when I’m not around. What are your thoughts?

    Worried in Washington.

  7. Dear Worried,

    You are nosey and not very cool. I’d suggest to make it up to your son that you give him a credit card with an unlimited line of credit and tell him to go “hog wild”.

    Yer Ole Great Unca’ Bill

  8. Willkommen! (You’re Welcome!) Its my pleasure to meet you…Mr.Bill Chott… Always maintain your good health and strong faith in God…. Im presently pursuing College degree course right here in the Philippines although I’m encountered some problems and financial support in my studying but i have a strong determination to reach my goal and aspirations in life….

    Thank you and More Power!!

  9. …by the way Mr.Chott….when i first saw your face in the picture…. I thought you are nice and intelligent person…you’re face seems to be happy smile….Avoid being too much vices and always cultivate a good virtue….Apply bible principles as Jesus said…. God bless!

  10. I favor articles like this becaus they perpetually appear to offer to you a completely different perspective on things. I am no expert during this area however prefer to expand my data by reading things of this nature.

  11. I love the show
    And you always make me laugh when I watch ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ on the Disney Channel.
    I always wanted to do improve as a second incomes
    Any advice?

  12. I just read your site, awesome Bill!
    You did great on all your work!
    Wizards of Waverly Place was such a joy
    to watch, great acting!
    See I LOVE acting, I have went to
    auditions and they enjoyed me but it turned out
    to be a scam.
    Im not sure where to go exactly go and not be ripped off. I do school acting now
    and im doing Theatre Acting Sep!
    Bill I dream of being on shows like Wizard Of Waverly
    Place, its great for young/older viewers and seems wonderful
    to work with the kind of people you work with!
    Im like a firework and I want to pop onto big acting!
    I know I have what it takes, I just need some advice on how
    to get where I want to go !
    Please reply when you have time.
    – Alexandria (:

  13. hello my name is stephanie can u help me be an actress it is evreything i’ve always wanted. thankyou!

  14. hey! amazing website its nice to know you take the time to write back to fans and work on this website…..also how do you audition ; and where?

  15. Hi Bill,
    Hopes you are fine as last seen on TV :-D. And the website is juss awesome.I was willing to join your classes ,Please tell me are they only for comedy only or general acting too ?

  16. The classes are an approach that works well for dramatic acting as well as comedic acting. It’s all about finding yourself in the moment and focusing on your scene partner. For more info, please email

  17. heyy i luv ur show and can’t wait for the next episode of wizards of waverly place!!!! lol ya so thats all i wana sayy!!!! byee (plz reply)

  18. just added you on myspace and found this page. awesomeeeee! now i can get information about my favorite tv shows…=)

  19. hi bill i love wards of waverly place and i know all the cast members love working with u and i wish i could work with u o the show and its great haveing u as a friend love u bill chott can can u tell axles justin and max and everyone else i said hi

  20. Hi Bill. I don’t know if you remember me but I used to come up from central IL and visit my friend Jay and you when you guys were in Comedy Sportz. Glad to see things are going well for you and I’ll never forget the time you showed me the human brain. Best wishes.

  21. Jason,

    Yes I do remember. I’m still in touch with Jay online. I miss working (and living) with Jay. He always cracks me up.

  22. Hi Bill. I’m a 6th grader in St. Louis, MO, and my drama teacher says that you are his cousin. Is this true? Please reply.

    P.S.- My drama teacher’s name is Michael Tyler.

  23. Yep, we most certainly are cousins. You’re lucky to have a drama teacher who cares so much about his students. Tell him I say “hi”.

  24. i like this blog of your it cool and i bet u are having just like your pics that u have on big blog nice one nice though!!!!!

  25. Hello Bill – Thank you for the free class last week. It really helped.
    I enjoyed the class and meeting all the people who help and support you.
    My friend Curt came to the Christmas show and sent this to me to forward to you:
    Improvisational Theatre returns as the Creative Comebacks Go Green!
    this is right up Bill Chott’s alley. It could be a business opportunity or at least a good PR to promote his improv endeavors if he would play a part in what they are doing. The last event ended up as a big article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
    please forward this to Bill.
    Here is Curt’s contact info:
    Curt Rehkemper
    (h) (314) 822-5368
    (c) (314) 605-7586

    Harvey Mc


  26. Hi. I need to ask a qeustion. I have been writing scripts for a long time now and some of them I think are pretty good, but i want a proffesional opion to make sure I’m not mad or anything. I ony have one finished one and its a play but I have a lot of un finished ones that are almost finished and some that are no where near finished, how do you think I would go about getting someone like yourself to take a look at my work ones its finished that is?

  27. Hi Bill,
    Just wanted to tell you that you are a true inspiration to me. From one Ritenour alum (1996) to another, I have a new found belief that anything can happen. I’m a 34 y/o freshman Theater performance/creative writing major at SIUE and I was questioning that path until I came across information about you and your improv school. I plan on attending when I can get the extra money to take your intro class. I am not awestruck by many people, but your path in life along with your blessings really inspire me to continue shooting for the stars. I cannot wait to study with you.

    Michael Stephens

  28. Dear Bill,
    As an aspiring comedian/writer at the young age of 20, I would like to say you are a huge inspiration to me. Living in Alabama there isn’t much here to do with comedy in my area. So I am trying to make the best of it as I can. Any pointers would be appreciative. It would make it all the better getting advice from such an amazing comedian like you.I know where there is a will there is a way. Just need to find that way!

    Thank You,
    Joe King (that is really my name I’m not joking)

  29. Dear Joe,

    You’ve got a great start with a name like that! 🙂
    I wish you all the best of luck and I’m sorry it’s taken soooo long to respond. I hope you’re making your own comedy opportunites, like starting an open mic night or your own improv team. If you need any suggestions about how to do that, let me know.


  30. hello tomorrow is my B day is it a possible I can get an autograph? if its possible re-tweet me please.

  31. Dear Bill,
    I know this is a really weird question…but what is your sisters name? My dad knew your sister in distant past, but he never tells me her name. I am just curious…
    Thank you so much for your time.

  32. After exploring a handful of the blog articles on your web page, I honestly like your technique of blogging.
    I saved it to my bookmark website list and will be checking back in the near future.
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  33. What’s a way to get an auto grapher Mr. Chott? I admire your work and Liked you in Rum Diary and The Ringer. All the best

  34. The best way to get an autograph is to send a self-addressed-stamped envelope and address it to Ellis Talent Group Attn: Bill Chott 4705 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Valley Village, CA 91607. I’ll send a picture, signed by me. Make sure you subscribe to my blog so that we can stay in touch!

  35. I think it’s very interesting that you and my husband have the same first and last name. Chott isn’t that common a name and so I wonder if we are related somewhere down the line 🙂 Do you know if you have any relatives in WA state? I heard a reporter pronounce your name as Kott. Is that how you pronounce it? We use the “Ch” sound as in chocolate 🙂 I’ve enjoyed watching your clips (very funny) and will now keep an eye out for you in movies.

  36. That’s cool. Sorry I’m a year late in responding. Hope to keep in better touch here. Subscribe to the blog to get updates!

  37. You moved me to tears in “This is us”… great work and congrats on making good on a great opportunity!!

  38. Hi Bill how did you like Pittsburg Kansas? I wish i got to meet you i remember when you played santa pups and the ringer. I live in PIttsburg all my life. My name is Micki.

  39. I had a great time! Loved the chicken from Annie’s and Mary’s’ stay in touch and maybe I’ll come that way again.

  40. Hey Bill! I recently tweeted you about questions I had at your time here at Ritenour High School. Im currently a student here involved in the Pepperbox Newspaper. please get back to me.. this is my final exam.

  41. Hey Bill! Its djdani from tiktok. I was contacting you to get you on my radio show. I would love to interview you about a wonderful human being and actor you are. Also a huge entertainment to watch.

  42. Hey Bill it’s Bobby, I’m so excited to found you on TikTok, your a great actor I especially like your Thomas character in the ringer. I hope to chat with you from time to time on TikTok and hope to get myself a Ringer poster signed by you!

  43. Hi Bobby! To get a signed Ringer poster, please Venmo $35 to @Bill-Chott and email info@theimprovtrick with your address.

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