William J. Erfurth
Bill Erfurth comes to flmmaking from a non-traditional background. From November 1981 to 2007, Mr. Erfurth was an officer with the Miami-Dade Police Department in Miami, Floria. Beginning his career in 1981 and working his way up the ranks to Lieutenant, in 1997 Mr. Erfurth was assigned as Commander of the Tactical Narcotics Team (TNT). This unit became the most productive unit in the Miami-Dade Police Department’s history, and was recognized nationally as one of the top units in the country.In 1995, Mr. Erfurth was approached by Dennis Collins of Jefferson Pilot Communications to host a new radio show guided into syndication by media mogul, Dick Clark. ‘Copnet- The Police Radio Network’ aired in 100 markets, and was the first nationally syndicated show of its kind to be hosted by active police officers.In 2002, Mr. Erfurth became a consultant on ‘Bad Boys II’ where he served as the technical advisor to Producer Jerry Bruckheimer and Director Michael Bay. To this day, Mr. Erfurth maintains an active and regular association with Jerry Bruckheimer Films, providing consulting and research and development services.
In 2006, Mr. Erfurth worked as the Executive Producer on the feature film ‘Canvas,’ starring Emmy Award winner Joe Pantoliano and Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden.
Most recently, Mr Erfurth rejoined Director Michael Bay as the technical advisor on the feature film. ‘Pain and Gain.’ He will also continue working with Michael Bay Films on the upcoming, ‘Bad Boys III and ‘Cocaine Cowboys’ projects.
Presently, Mr. Erfurth is starring in a new television series on the National Geographic channel entitled ‘The Great American Manhunt,’ which premiered April 19th, 2012.