WILLIAM STEWART IS A RISING VANCOUVER STAR wWHO SPEAKS OUT ABOUT BEING A BLACK MAN IN THE CANADIAN FILM INDUSTRY, HIS LOVE OF ACTING, CREATING HIS OWN PROJECTS, AND WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO WORK WITH STARS, ED HELMS AND TARAJI P. HENSON.
William “BIGSLEEPS” Stewart or “BIGSLEEPS” as he likes to be called. Was born in Toronto, Canada, to an immigrant mother from Grenada and father, from Trinidad. Bigsleeps began his entertainment career as rapper, performing as an opening act for major recording artists, Pioneers from Public Enemy and Ice T, Naughty by Nature, Kool Keith, Maestro, Moka Only, Kardinal Offishall, Usher, 112 and Ludacris to name a few.
Bigsleeps was a Street Team Rep for BMG Music Group, which sparked his love for creativity in marketing and promotions. Bigsleeps decided to host/MC club nights that gave him the opportunity to get new promotional music and Swag, to a mass amount of people at one time. His career in film and television began on City TV’s A-Channel show, Island Underground, whereafter he haphazardly fell into acting, landing roles in independent films and the hit television series, Blade. Since then, he’s been seen on the hit series, Sanctuary, Pretty Little Liars as well as making appearances in the summer blockbuster The Day The Earth Stood Still and the Seth Rogan film, 50/50.
TRUE JUSTICE - Marked “BIGSLEEPS’” first leading role with action star Steven Seagal. His more recent claims to fame have been on the hit television series The LA Complex, Fear the Walking Dead, Grace Point, Impastor, iZombie, The Show, Arrow, Game Over Man, Good Boys and Bigsleeps plays Dee in the Netflix Movie Coffee & Kareem. Bigsleeps also wrote the song, produced by DJ Quiet Storm, Titled “Wud Up Doe” for the movie Coffee & Kareem, performed by his Co-Star Ronreaco Rico” Lee. Additionally, Stewart co-stars in two Drama films currently streaming on Amazon Prime, Torn: Dark Bullets (as Ethan Bell), and Genesis Code (as Charlie Miller).
To add to his multi-talented resume, Bigsleeps also is a writer and producer of the online comedy web-series “Cloud Van” and plays and exaggerated over the top version of himself. He also is the host of his online global radio show called “Hollywood North Radio, where he interviews Actors, Film Industry Department Heads, Musicians, members of the Arts Community and up and coming talent. His intention is to provide support to creatives. This segmented show is important because as a creative himself he understands the vitality of paying it forward. His mother always told him “You can do anything you want in life if you put your mind to it”.
Recently, the talented man of the people received a nomination for the prestigious LEO Awards for Best Actor in a Comedy Series (Bachelor Daddy).
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