He is the Hills' overweight, divorced, and clinically depressed neighbor, voiced by Stephen Root and named for series producer Jim Dauterive.
Stephen Root used his background in Southern theater to help him develop the voice of Bill.
“The Affair,” a popular show that launched in 2014 and airs on Showtime, tells the story of Noah Solloway and Alison Lockhart — who start having an extramarital relationship after they meet in Montauk, a resort town outside of New York City.
The show explores the impact the affair has on their lives as well as the lives of their partners, family, and friends.
While Noah and Alison weren’t looking for an affair, there are lots of people who are, and they don’t have to go to Montauk to find one.
Although there appear to be several factors, it can generally be assumed that her leaving him was the major cause of his downward spiral.
In the episode "Order of the Straight Arrow," Bill says "I'm so depressed, I can't even blink", upon the reminiscence of his childhood days as an Arrow Scout and remembering his wishes to be a free spirited pilot like his father.