William Patterson Dunlop (1951–2009) was a Canadian actor best known to the general public through his roles in Kung Fu: The Legend Continues 1993-97, Due South 1994 and Tommy Boy 1995. But the majority of his career was spent on the stage, particularly at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario.
Bill's high school graduation was from Sedbergh School in Montebello, Qc, where Bill was introduced to acting by his teacher Patrick Pettigrew and a significant change in Bill's life attitude took place there when physical and intellectual demands where made on him.
Bill died of a heart attack on 22 September 2009 in Toronto, Ontario. A loving and supportive father, jovial spirit and a great-hearted man he is survived by his former wife, two daughters and a stepsister as well as many cousins in Canada, the United States and Ireland.
"An Occasion to Celebrate the Memory of William Dunlop" was held on 5 October 2009 at the Performing Arts Lodge in downtown Toronto, attended by family and many in the theatre world. His daughters planted a small tree nearby.