Played by: Stephen Moyer
Occupation: The Vampire King of Louisiana/Possessed by the spirit of Lillith
Who is Bill Compton?
The human Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) was born in 1835. A farmer with three children, Bill was a first lieutenant for the Confederate Army during the Civil War. His life changed dramatically upon his return from the war when he was transformed into a vampire by the seductive Lorena, whom he would later have a stormy affair with.
Nearly two centuries later, Bill met the enchanting Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) in Merlotte’s and a new chapter began, resulting in a tortured love affair with many ups and downs. Fearing for Sookie’s life once he was crowned the new Vampire King of Lousiana, Bill set her free — and sent her straight into the arms of rival Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard).
Despite his severe hatred of the blonde Viking vampire, Bill had to team up with Eric in order to infiltrate the headquarters of The Vampire Authority, which ended in a Lillith blood-induced religious fervor and massacre that Eric was able to escape. After much carnage, Bill emerged from a puddle of sticky blood as a newly fortified vampire God — intent, it seems, on murdering everyone in his path, including his former love, Sookie.
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- Wetpaint Entertainment Staff, Amie Simon