Bill (William) Stoneham was born in 1947, in Boston, Massachusetts. He was given up for adoption at birth, spending his first nine months in a Boston orphanage. His adoptive parents gave him the Stoneham name. Little is known about his birth mother, other than the fact that she was a portrait painter and that "Miller" was her married name.
Stoneham is an accomplished artist who has worked in feature film, video game art, and fine art including oil painting, poetry, illustration and writing. His website contains many of his works from over the years.