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Deputy Bill Standall is a recurring character in 13 Reasons Why. He is portrayed by Mark Pellegrino.

Bill is Alex and Peter Standall's father, Carolyn Standall's husband, and the sheriff's deputy in their town.

Early Life

In 2016, Bill moved with his family to Crestmont.

Throughout the Series

Season 1

When Alex, was driving 90 on a 40 road, an unknown officer pulled him over, he approached the car and talked to Alex. He was then revealed to be Alex's father, when in conversation Alex calls him "Dad". Deputy Standall. He let Alex off the hook with a warning.[1]

Later in the season, just before Alex got taken away by an ambulance with a gunshot wound to his head, he was in Alex's room and complimented him on how clean his room was.[2]

Season 2

In "The First Polaroid", he checks on Alex in his bedroom, and tries to delay Alex's return to school as his mother isn't happy about him returning so soon. Alex makes him understand why he wants to return so soon and he tells Alex that he will tell his mother.

In "The Second Polaroid", he lecturers Alex about skipping school (with Jessica to the beach), his wife, Carolyn, asks him to be less harsh on Alex. However Bill explains that he is being harsh on him to get better. It is also revealed, in the same scene, that Alex shot himself with his fathers gun, leading to Bill blaming himself. In "The Third Polaroid", Bill celebrates Alex's birthday with Clay, Jess, Zach and his family, which later, gets heated.

In "The Little Girl", Bill comes to Alex's room to tell him to leave the door open. Alex apologizes to him for what happened at the birthday party. Bill apologizes to Alex because he thinks he's been pushing Alex too hard. Alex asks him if he can play a shooter game again to bring back more of his memory, but Bill is unsure about it.

In "The Box of Polaroids", Bill listens to Justin's testimony about Jessica's rape, and arrests Bryce. In "Bye", Bill interviews Monty about threatening everyone, including his Son.

Personality

Bill is proud of his family. He didn't believe Alex could have had anything to do with Hannah's suicide, calling him a "good kid."

It is implied that before Alex's suicide attempt, Bill encouraged his son to act more manly, not really caring about his own interests. In a flashback, Alex states his father didn't care that he was in remedial math, as long as they went shooting together and Alex stood up straight. In Tape 2, Side A, Alex tells Clay that after he became friends with the "popular crowd", his father was relieved that he had male friends, as opposed to Hannah and Jessica. In Tape 3, Side B, Bill is proud of Alex for having gotten into a fight, regardless of the result. Alex also calls his father "sir" throughout the first season, only calling him "dad" when he isn't around.

After Alex's suicide attempt, however, Bill has become protective of his son, and tries to participate in Alex's interests. He also blames himself for the suicide attempt, as it was his gun Alex used. He also reprimands Alex for skipping school and does not want him playing first person shooter video games, thinking they could cause him to attempt suicide again.

Appearances

Season 1

Season 2

Gallery

The First Polaroid

The Little Girl

The Box of Polaroids

Bye

References

  1. Bicknell, Julia (writer) & Alvarez, Kyle Patrick (director) (March 31, 2017). "Tape 3, Side A". 13 Reasons Why. Season 1. Episode 5. Netflix.
  2. Benjamin, Elizabeth (writer) & Yu, Jessica (director) (March 31, 2017). "Tape 6, Side B". 13 Reasons Why. Season 1. Episode 12. Netflix.
Characters of 13 Reasons Why
Season 1
Clay JensenHannah BakerTony PadillaZach DempseyJessica DavisJustin FoleyOlivia BakerBryce WalkerAlex StandallTyler DownLainie JensenKevin PorterAndrew BakerMontgomery de la CruzMatt JensenCourtney CrimsenSheri HollandMarcus ColeRyan ShaverGreg DavisDennis VasquezGary BolanSkye MillerDeputy Bill StandallKaren DempseyMrs. BradleyJeff AtkinsMr. DownAmber Foley
Minor Characters
PrattersMrs. AntillyJane ChildsMr. CantrellMrs. CantrellLauraJamie GarrisonTodd and Steve CrimsenSethRobert WellsTracy PorterMason PorterHarris AtkinsMrs. AtkinsJaven ReynoldsNora WalkerNoelle DavisPeter StandallMrs. Down
Season 2
Characters who joined in this season are linked in bold font
Clay JensenHallucination HannahTony PadillaZach DempseyJessica DavisJustin FoleyOlivia BakerBryce WalkerAlex StandallTyler DownLainie JensenKevin PorterAndrew BakerMontgomery de la CruzMatt JensenCourtney CrimsenSheri HollandMarcus ColeRyan ShaverGreg DavisDennis VasquezChlöe RiceGary BolanSonya StruhlNina JonesCyrusSkye MillerBill StandallJackieScott ReedCalebKaren DempseyMackenzieNora WalkerMrs. BradleyJeff AtkinsMr. DownRick WlodimierzAmber FoleyNoelle DavisMrs. DownBarry Walker
Minor Characters
Peter StandallThe PriestJudge Franklin PurdyErica CharlesTommy ShusterSethHipster ArtistChad Moore

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