Long Island native William Kucmierowski (born August 22, 1974) is an American professional wrestler, actor, author, fashion mogul, philanthropist, and comic book hero, better known by his shortened name Will Kaye or his professional name, Brimstone. In a nutshell, Kaye has had a successful and rewarding career spanning well over two decades encompassing everything “entertainment.” Being an entertainer at an early age, he appeared on Children's Television Workshop's Sesame Street on PBS as well as Romper Room before a bitter divorce between his parents extinguished an early flame. Years later, he found his first love of drumming which led him through an illustrious career in the music industry which earned him his first cult fan base across America. Eventually, as Kucmierowski explains, “I simply got sick of being in a five way marriage” and opted for a new career as a professional wrestler following a chance meeting with the sports Legends Bret “Hitman” Hart and the Iron Sheik. In 1996, Kucmierowski began training to become a professional wrestler using the self created moniker, “Brimstone.” As Brimstone he made his professional debut in February of 1997 at the “wrestling made famous” Elk’s Lodge in Queens, New York. Under the watchful eyes and continued tutelage of Superstars Gino Carusso, Low-Ki (AKA: Senshi/Kaval) and Homicide, he was quickly thrust into the spotlight becoming one of the most well-known free-agents and recognized characters on the independent circuit while gaining worldwide acclaim! It is a widely known fact that not only can many people not handle the physical aspect of this profession, but they can not handle the mental portion either which speaks volumes about his character. Brimstone has exceeded expectations and entertained fans for well over a decade as a force to be reckoned with in the world of professional wrestling.
The always existent entrepreneur in him enticed his need to create a fully functional training facility, school, and federation (Critical Mass Professional Wrestling and the New York Wrestling Connection) which has produced numerous superstars that have been seen every week on mainstream television and on the independent circuit. Over the years he has had not only the pleasure, but the honor of working beside a myriad of legends in the wrestling industry. Brimstone’s hard work and dedication to the industry has garnered high honors, appreciation and the recognition of his peers including a 2008 Award from the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame. Brimstone still finds the time in his rigorous schedule to give back to the business that brought him to the dance by continuing to educate young hopefuls in the lost art of professional wrestling.
As Brimstone, he is currently focusing on pioneering unique ways of branding the Brimstone name through current projects including but not limited to his autobiography, “Brimstone: From the Barren Wastelands of My Mind,” the BrimWEAR branded clothing line, “The Borderhounds” comic book based on his character, Brimstone action figures, Brimstone themed “anti bullying” children’s book, “Borderhounds” Xbox video game and numerous film productions. His future endeavors include multiple television pilots, reality series’ and a potential animated “Borderhounds” series.
Kucmierowski has found a niche in diversifying himself throughout the years as a presenter at the 1998 Long Island Music Awards, as a celebrity guest for the New York Erotic Expo, a nominated athlete for the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2008, a featured celebrity guest at the Puerto Rican Day Festival & Parade in NYC, and an appearance on BET’s 106 & Park.
He decided to get back to his roots by making a splash onto the mainstream acting scene via television, film, and print. Brimstone was involved in the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival with Upward Rising Films, and for Starline Films at the Garden State Film Festival in Asbury Park, New Jersey. He can be seen in Lightning Films, “The Roadhouse” that premiered in 2009, Falling Leaves Films, “Blood Line,” and “To Be King.” He stars in the principal role of the killer in the highly anticipated, “Killer Hoo-Ha!” as noted on the Howard Stern Show and Fangoria Radio. Brim battles it out against Kirby in a short film by Blinky Productions in accordance with Capcom. Other featured cameo’s include Redemption, Madame X, and Touch (as Johnny Whisper). Brimstone made special cameo appearances for American Gangster Frank Lucas' son Frank Lucas Jr.'s music videos "Street Star" and “Let’s Go,” Joe Budden’s video for “Touch and Go,” Dawn Monroe’s, “Get it Poppin” and Bethany Davis’, “Lose Control.” Furthermore, Brimstone released a commercial for Heinz where he actually wrestles a bottle of ketchup.
Entertainment aside, Brimstone has a heart of gold. He personally enjoys being able to "give back to the community" by donating his time to various charities, parades, and educational events. Brimstone has made several appearances at schools for Pro Wrestling Appreciation electives, Career Forum Days, and the “Get A Voice” program, Fire Department’s to support fire safety, and as an advocate against the dangers of backyard wrestling. Brimstone repeatedly marches alongside esteemed politicians Kate Murray (Town of Hempstead Supervisor), Deputy Commissioner Kevin Regan, Councilman Gary Hudes, and Legislator Dennis Dunne every year in the annual Levittown Memorial Day Parade on Long Island. He has been linked to many foundations and has attended events as a celebrity guest to help raise money for each cause. His appearances have included The Arthritis Foundation's annual "Salute Your Staff" events, Michael J. Fox’s Parkinson’s Foundation "Play 4 Parkinson’s" events, Dee Snider's 6th Annual Bikers for Babies event which benefits the March of Dimes foundation, Toys for Tots, Candlelighters NYC, Ronald McDonald House, American Cancer Society, Wrestler’s Rescue, and limitless others. He has also personally organized countless food drives for the homeless through Island Harvest. In 2008, Brimstone signed on as a celebrity spokesperson for Paul McCartney’s foundation RADD (Rockers Actors and Athletes Against Driving Drunk) and has begun taping public service announcements to be used in the attempt to thwart driving under the influence. He is also very passionate of his support for the Military and his fight for the conservation of wildlife.
Brimstone looks into his past with admiration, however remains excited with anticipation for everything the future holds. A perfectionist and a professional, he accepts nothing less but continued success!