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William "Bill" Bolender is an American actor and voice actor who provided the voice of Sha-Mo and an additional character in one episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Avatar: The Last Airbender credits


Character information: Sha-Mo

Additional voice

Selected other credits

Television work


Biographical information


Bolender began his career with a small role in the 1986 television film Dallas: The Early Years. He has been a part of several TV movies since. He has also made guest appearances in shows such as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Walker, Texas Ranger, NYPD Blue, The Alias, The West Wing, and others. He starred in five episodes of JAG between 1995 and 1998 as Captain Skipper Ross. Since his appearances on Avatar: The Last Airbender, he has appeared in episodes of ER and Cold Case.


  • Bolender acted alongside Clancy Brown in the 1994 film The Shawshank Redemption.