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WilliamBarnett
William Barnett
Bio
Birth name

William James Barnett

Eyes

Dark Brown

Hair

Black

Birthday

April 16, 1932

Nickname(s)

WB

Job

Owner of "Grooves" – a chain of record stores

Affiliation

Grooves

Relationships
Family

Angie Barnett
(daughter)
Steven Hyde
(son)

Romances

Unnamed lady (wife?)
Edna Hyde
(ex-girlfriend)

Behind the scenes
Portrayed by

Tim Reid

First appearance

Let's Spend the Night Together

Last appearance

That 70's Finale

William "WB" Barnett is a character on That 70's Show. He is portrayed by Tim Reid.

Biography

Not much is known of his past, though he and Edna Hyde dated but she disappeared while she was pregnant with their son Steven Hyde. Edna later married Bud Hyde who was led to believe he was Steven's father while in truth, WB was the child's biological father. Due to this, Steven originally thought Bud Hyde was his biological father until the cliffhanger between the 6th and 7th seasons, where Kitty discovers from his birth certificate that Steven's real father is a man who lives in Milwaukee.

Steven and William soon met with his race being a shock to everyone else but Steven was not too surprised as he believes it explains his "coolness, afro and suspicion of the man" (it can also be noted that when Hyde asked him who killed Kennedy his father stated "I don't know, because they don't want me to know"). They caught up and though there was mild tension, the two soon got along better and William was welcomed into his son's life.

William later put Steven in charge of the Point Place record store along with his daughter (and Hyde's half sister), Angie Barnett.

Sometimes people call William Barnett by his initials, WB. William Barnett is wealthy and owns Grooves, a chain of record stores.

Barnett has a whimsy sort of personality, care-free and spontaneous and likes being in the circle. He is very accepting of his son and doesn't hesitate to dot on him as they had never spent quality time together

Appearances

Season 7

Season 8

Photos