Cousin of Tom Cruise. Graduated from Notre Dame with an English degree. Was a school teacher in East Los Angeles for 3 years before becoming an Actor. Went to St. Xavier High School in Louisville Kentucky. B.A., English - Notre Dame (1987) His father, William, Sr., is an attorney and bankruptcy consultant and was a judge in Louisville, KY (1967 - 1970) Has two younger sisters. Last name is pronounced "MAY-pah-ther"