Will Rothhaar was born in New York City on January 12, 1987. The son of Michael Rothhaar and Nancy Linehan Charles, both of whom are playwrights and actors. He made his stage debut in 1991...at the age of 4...as Sonny in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, at Pennsylvania's Allenberry Playhouse. Since then, his career has grown to include extensive work in film, television, theatre and commericals. In 1999, he received the Hollywood Reporter YoungStar Award (Theatre) for his portrayal of John in David Mamet's THE CRYPTOGRAM at the Geffen Playhouse.
His feature film work includes HEARTS IN ATLANTIS, KART RACER, JACK FROST, NOW YOU KNOW, LOVE AND SEX, KINGPIN, AMERICAN STRAYS, MIGHTY JOE YOUNG and THREE WISHES.
He has appeared on television in BLACK AND BLUE, AMERICAN DAUGHTER, the live broadcasts of FAIL-SAFE and ON GOLDEN POND, JOURNEY OF THE HEART, JAG (recurring as Josh Pendry), CSI, THE GUARDIAN, ER, JUDGING AMY, FAMILY LAW, ESSEX PREP, MAD ABOUT YOU, BUFFY, THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, EVERYTHING'S RELATIVE, DR. QUINN, HANG TIME, PACIFIC BLUE, INNOCENT VICTIMS (Mini-series), IN THE LINE OF DUTY: KIDNAPPED, LETTER TO MY KILLER, as well as working as a series regular on three pilots, THE TONY SHOW, ALL TOGETHER NOW and LOCAL ZEROES.
In addition to THE CRYPTOGRAM and CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, his stage work includes: WAITING FOR GODOT at the Matrix Theatre as well as ARDÈLE, THE VISIT, WAITING FOR GODOT, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, MACBETH.... ACCORDING TO THE FIFTH GRADE and...A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM...OR THE NIGHT THEY MISSED THE FOREST FOR THE TREES, all at Pacific Resident Theatre.
His national commercials include: SNAP.COM (an Emmy-winning spot), J.C. PENNEY, SPRINT, LEAP FROG LEARNING SOFTWARE, HONDA, LEE JEANS, MICROSOFT, KODAK, AT&T, FRUIT OF THE LOOM , BUGLE BOY and SERVICE MERCHANDISE.
In the course of his career, he has worked with such distinguished actors as Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Plummer, Julie Andrews, George Clooney, Richard Dreyfuss, Randy Quaid, Jason Alexander, Helen Hunt, Cybil Shephard, Christine Lahti, Tom Skerrit, Anthony Lapaglia, Mary Stuart Masterson, Eric Roberts, Paul Reiser, Sela Ward, David Dukes, Orson Bean, David James Elliot, Dabney Coleman, Anthony Andrews, Ed Begley Jr., Tony Danza and Tyne Daly.....as well as with such noted directors as Scott Hicks, Stephen Frears, Spike Jonze, Peter & Bob Farrelly, Gil Cates, and Martha Coolidge,
Will is the son of actor-director Michael Rothhaar and actress-playwright Nancy Linehan Charles.
His brother, Charles F. Linehan is an Assistant District Attorney for the Borough of Manhattan, New York City.