When he joined the show Crime Story the producers had the make up artist place a facial scar on him. Because he previously played a homosexual on Dynasty and they thought it would make him more masculine.
Has volunteered as an actor with the Young Storytellers Program.
In 2005 he sailed around the world at the "The Picton Castle", a trawler which set off to deliver donations of clothings and supplies throughout the South Pacific.
Bill has six half-siblings.
According to People Magazine Bill ranks among the 50 most beautiful people in the world. (2000)
Dated Jennifer Connelly for 5 years following their stint together in The Rocketeer (1991).