William Ainscough is a Canadian child actor who hails from Vancouver, British Columbia, his interest in the acting began after a set visit to watch his mother in action. Willian comes from an entertainment family with his acting mom Nicole Oliver and his father music producer Chris Ainscough. William’s first go at it was a big success, when he landed his first audition—an open casting call for the feature film “Hidden”.
His first small screen role came when he landed a role on the series “Seed”, which provided him an opportunity to act opposite of his mother, Nicole, in several episodes of the show in which she plays Billy’s teacher, Mrs. Anderson. The role landed him nominations from the Joey Awards in the Young Actor age 9 or younger in a TV series Comedy Action Leading Role category. He was also nominated for a 2014 Leo Award nomination for best performance in a Comedy, Variety or Musical.
His other television roles included guest spots on the series "Once Upon a Time" (2013), "R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour" (2014) and the Disney TV movie "Zapped" as well as the Hallmark Channel’s "The Christmas Secret."
Features roles included “Hidden” (2015) with Alexander Skarsgård and Andrea Riseborough, he will star in 2016 in the titular role in “Milton’s Secret” and also “The History of Love.”
William when asked replied “I think I am a pretty normal kid. I play soccer and baseball. I also am a pretty good drummer and like art and playing video games when my mom will let me.”