|Also known as|| Stuttering Bill (by the other school children and Henry Bowers),
Billy Boy (by Pennywise), Big Bill (by Richie Tozier), Billy Denbrough (by Mr. Keene)
|Family members|| Zack Denbrough (father)|
Sharon Denbrough (mother)
George Denbrough (brother)
Audra Phillips (wife)
Screenwriter (One Time regarding one of his horror novels being adapted)
|Home||Derry, Maine (1960)|
|Loyalty|| The Losers' Club|
Audra Phillips Denbrough
|Portrayed by|| Jonathan Brandis (Child)|
Richard Thomas (Adult)
William "Stuttering Bill" Denbrough is the brother of George Denbrough and the husband of Audra Phillips. He is the main character and the leader of the Losers' Club in IT. He is an author when he grows up. He is good friends with Mike Hanlon, Eddie Kaspbrak, Richie Tozier, Ben Hanscom, Beverly Marsh and Stan Uris.
GeorgieEditOne stormy day, Bill's brother George was bugging him. Bill made him a boat from a sheet of newspaper to play with outside, and told him to be careful. While George was playing with his paper boat it was caught in a strong current of rainwater and ended up in the sewer. A clown named Pennywise was inside and managed to save his boat. He made idle conversation with George but killed him shortly after by tearing off his arm. After George died, Bill's stuttering grew worse than before.
Creating the DamEdit
While hanging out with Edward "Eddie" Kaspbrak and building a Dam in the Barrens, the school bully Henry Bowers and two of his friends Victor Criss and Belch Huggins viciously asked them where Ben Hanscom is. Bill and Eddie tell them they haven't seen any overweight boy anywhere. Thinking they're lying, Henry pushes Eddie to the ground, breaking his nose and Henry breaks down their Dam. Bill tells them to back off and Henry, Belch and Vic leave, losing interest in finding Ben. After his inhaler goes out, Eddie sends Bill to go to Mr. Keene's pharmacy store to get a new one. While waiting for Bill to return, he meets and befriends Ben, who had been hiding from Henry in the Barrens and witnessed Henry break down the Dam. Both Ben and Eddie decide to fix up the Dam. While fixing the Dam, Ben and Eddie have a conversation about their deceased fathers, Ben's to the Korean War and Eddie's to cancer. When Bill returns, Eddie introduces him to Ben. The three friends finally fixed up the Dam.
The House On Neibolt Street Edit
Feeling guilty for the death of his brother, Bill, armed with his father's hunting rifle, travels down to one of the distant houses on Neibolt Street (where Eddie had encountered It in the form of the homeless leper under the house's porch) in pursuit for his brother's killer, whom he believed to have still lived there. Bill's friend, Richie, also accompanies him to the house, though reluctantly. While searching around the deserted house, the two are ambushed and attacked by It, with Bill perceiving it as Pennywise the clown, and Richie as the werewolf from "I Was a Teenage Werewolf". The creature chases the boys across Neibolt Street, with Bill managing to partially wound It with his rifle. The two manage to barely escape with Bill's trustworthy bike, Silver.
The Ritual of Chud (I)Edit
Returning to DerryEdit
On May 29, 1985, Bill received a phone call from his old friend, Mike Hanlon (who was the only loser to stay behind Derry), telling him that the child killings are happening again. Mike asks him to return to Derry as he fears that It may still well be alive. Upon learning of It's return, Bill becomes so frightened and worried that he begins to stutter uncontrollably, bringing back his childhood-like trauma behavior. After a brief dispute with his wife, Audra, Bill eventually decides to overcome his trauma, and departs to Derry to face It once more as he had twenty-seven years ago.