William O'Malley

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The Rev. William O'Malley, S.J. (born August 18, 1931) is an American Jesuit priest, author, and actor. He graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in 1953. He was a teacher of theology at Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx, but now he teaches The Problem of God/Morality/Marriage. He was an associate professor of theology at Fordham University. O'Malley is best known for his portrayal of Father Dyer in The Exorcist, for which he was also a technical advisor. He has also appeared in the E! True Hollywood Story of the Curse of The Exorcist. He has directed 99 plays and musicals with students and adults. As an author, O'Malley has published 37 books, Choosing to Be Catholic, Why Be Catholic?, God: The Oldest Question, Meeting the Living God, Building Your Own Conscience, and The Fifth Week are among them. His book, Help My Unbelief, won a Catholic Book Award in 2009. O'Malley was ordained on June 19, 1963. Before heading to Fordham, O'Malley taught AP English and theology for 22 years at McQuaid Jesuit High School in Rochester, New York. He also directed the school's musical and drama productions.

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