Willie Macc (born Willie McMiller, August 4, 1984) has quickly come a long way as a member of young black hollywood since first becoming known to a national television audience as the funny man on BET's extremely popular College Hill Virgin Islands in the Spring of 2007. He has become one of the few Reality TV stars to make the transition from Reality TV to that of a working actor in Hollywood.
The son of Elder Willie McMiller and Minerva McMiller, Willie Macc was born in Arkansas and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He is a 2002 graduate of Hazelwood Central High School, and a 2008 Marketing graduate of American InterContinental University. His father, Elder Willie McMiller, is pastor of River Of Life Church in St. Louis and Minerva McMiller, is an elementary school teacher.
In his season of College Hill (Season 4), four students from Los Angeles, and four students from the Virgin Islands lived together while they were taking classes at the University of the Virgin Islands. Filled with the usual fun times, arguments and chaos that a house full of 8 students normal bring, the living situation was pretty much business as usual for him, since he had grown up in a relatively large household. The success of his season of College Hill has allowed him to develop a huge following and name recognition among Urban 14 - 34.
He has been quite busy since his "graduation" from College Hill. Once he relocated back to Los Angeles from the Virgin Islands, he continued his small screen run by appearing on multiple episodes of CSI as well as Journeyman. He has also appeared in several national and regional commercials including Residence Inn, Dominoes, Kia, Applebee's, PayPal, Subway, Honda, Taco Bell, Pump Water in New Zealand, Olive Garden and more.
Willie Macc's big screen break came with his appearance in the 2008 comedy spoof "Meet the Spartans" where he played a "Yo Mama" joke cracking opponent of the Spartan army. In his second film, "House Arrest", Willie Macc co-stars as the Chris Tucker like side-kick in the "Friday" like direct to home entertainment comedy. Cited as a "modern day Eddie Murphy", Willie Macc continues his destiny to stardom with additional roles, one being in the action / comedy, "Chicago Pulaski Jones" (written by and starring Kel Mitchel of the "Kenan & Kel" show, and includes a directorial debut by Cedric the Entertainer), and the other being "The Greatest Song" (a wonderful romantic comedy starring Lamman Rucker of Tyler Perry's "Why Did I Get Married" and "Meet the Browns", and national comedian and TV Host, Joe Clair).
Both an actor and comedian, Willie Macc made his first professional stand-up comedy debut at the famous BB Kings at Universal Walk in Los Angeles on July 31, 2007. He continues to hone his comic skills by performing stand-up comedy routines in and around Los Angeles for both teen and adult audiences.
Willie Macc cites Bernie Mac, Martin Lawrence and Eddie Murphy as his role models. He spells his name with two c's, so it would not be too confusing with Bernie Mac. But like Bernie Mac, Willie Macc aspires to one day have his own TV show.