In 2006, Bill made a charity donation of a very personal nature—his kidney stone. While on set of Boston Legal, Bill says he felt terrible pain and was taken to the hospital, where he passed the stone. But this kidney stone's journey wasn't over quite yet. "The doctor says, 'I've got it.' And I said, 'Give it to me. It's mine,'" Bill says.
As it turned out, a gambling website contacted Bill and offered to pay him $15,000 for the stone. After some bargaining, the company paid Bill $75,000, and he decided to do something special with the money.
With another $20,000 in donations from the cast and crew of Boston Legal, Bill donated $95,000 to Habitat for Humanity. "We bought a house in the New Orleans area," he says. "There is a family living in a home. It brings tears to my eyes."