One of New Zealand's most experienced and respected actors, William Kircher's acting career was launched on his graduation from Drama School at the tender age of eighteen. After a further two years as an apprentice he worked extensively throughout the country and, over the next twenty years, went on to appear in more than one hundred professional theatre productions. This was in parallel to a successful film & television career that saw William building a reputation as one of the most esteemed actors in the country. In the late 90's William shifted his focus away from acting toward production and executive management. He was engaged as a producer by UK television company Cloud 9 Screen Entertainment to assist developing projects for New Zealand audiences. He was invited to head up Cloud 9's commercial division in 1999. This role saw William produce an award-winning short film, as well as a range of other corporate projects. He became a member of the Cloud 9 executive team with responsibility for managing public relations, media and communications. In 2006 the film 'Out Of The Blue' saw the welcome return of William Kircher to screen acting. The film, directed by Robert Sarkies, was based on a true story of a massacre in the small seaside village of Aramoana. 2009 - 2010 William stepped back into the production side of the business and he completed a fourteen-month contract line-producing 'The Investigator', a high rating television docudrama for Red Sky Film & Television. Late in 2010 William was offered the principal cast role of the Dwarf 'Bifur' in the Hobbit movie trilogy.