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Bill & Ted’s Cleveland connection: Actress and educator Amy Stoch

Amy Stoch as Bill (and Ted's) stepmom Missy in 'Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure'

You don’t have to look far to find Cleveland’s connection to
Bill & Ted Face the Music - and the two Bill & Ted adventures that came before it. Chances are, she’s making burnt grilled cheese for the excellent adventurers.

Amy Stoch, who plays Bill’s (and Ted’s) stepmom, Missy, was born and raised in Cleveland and always wanted to be an actor.

Actress and educator Amy Stoch

“I came home in second grade from a career day, walked in the door and promptly told my mother I wanted to be a movie star,” Stoch told the Champaign, Ill
News-Gazette in 2013.  “It never wavered. All through grade, high school and college and the advanced degrees — it's been theater and film.” 

She went on to get her undergraduate degree at Ashland University before earning her masters from California State University and her PhD in Theatre History, Theory and Criticism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012. Stoch is now a professor at AMDA College and Conservatory for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles.

Regarding her most iconic role, Stoch sees Missy as shrewd and intelligent. “She wanted the whole Better Homes and Gardens lifestyle, and she didn't want to work for it, so she married a rich older guy," Stoch told the News-Gazette

Stoch also told the paper in 2008 she had no expectations she would play a 50-year-old Missy in a new Bill & Ted. We’re all lucky she was wrong.

Catch Stoch in Bill & Ted Face the Music - and catch up with Missy - now streaming and in select theaters.


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