Bill Leverty (born January 30, 1967) is an American guitarist currently a member of the hard rock band Firehouse. Leverty was born in Richmond, Virginia. His parents gave him a guitar when he was 4 years old, but when he grew up he put it aside and took up diving and ice hockey instead. When he was 15 years old, he took up the guitar again, and studied music theory in high school. Later on, he started a band called White Heat.