William Fichtner

Actor, Waiter
A compelling actor known for his strong supporting performances in film, William Fichtner started out as a soap heartthrob on CBS' "As the World Turns" in 1987. He played a troubled man who had years before committed a ... Read more »
Born: 11/27/1956 in East Meadow, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (54)

St. Sebastian's 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014 (Movie)

Eric Sacks (Actor)

The Homesman 2014 (Movie)

Vester Belknap (Actor)

Elysium 2013 (Movie)

John Carlyle (Actor)

Phantom 2013 (Movie)

Alex (Actor)

Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's 2013 (Movie)

(Narrator)

The Lone Ranger 2013 (Movie)

Butch Cavendish (Actor)

Crossing Lines 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden 2012 (Movie)

Mr. Guidry (Actor)

Wrong 2012 (Movie)

Master Chang (Actor)

Drive Angry 2011 (Movie)

The Accountant (Actor)

Sinners and Saints 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Big Bang 2011 (Movie)

Poley (Actor)

As the World Turns 1955 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Date Night 2010 (Movie)

DA Frank Crenshaw (Actor)

Grace Under Fire 1993 - 1995, 2005 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Prison Break 2005 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Dark Knight 2008 (Movie)

Bank Manager (Actor)

Blades of Glory 2007 (Movie)

Darren MacElroy (Actor)

First Snow 2007 (Movie)

Ed (Actor)

Prison Break: Season 2 Special 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Amateurs 2007 (Movie)

Otis (Actor)

Invasion 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Ultraviolet 2006 (Movie)

Garth (Actor)

Crash 2005 (Movie)

Flanagan (Actor)

Empire Falls 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Nine Lives 2005 (Movie)

Andrew (Actor)

The Chumscrubber 2005 (Movie)

Dr. Bill Stiffle (Actor)

The Longest Yard 2005 (Movie)

Capt. Knauer (Actor)

Julie Walking Home 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

The West Wing 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

MDs 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Equilibrium 2002 (Movie)

Jurgen (Actor)

Black Hawk Down 2001 (Movie)

Delta Sergeant First Class Jeff Sanderson (Actor)

Pearl Harbor 2001 (Movie)

Danny's Father (Actor)

What's The Worst That Could Happen? 2001 (Movie)

Detective Alex Tardio (Actor)

Drowning Mona 2000 (Movie)

Phil Dearly (Actor)

Passion of Mind 2000 (Movie)

Aaron (Actor)

The Perfect Storm 2000 (Movie)

David 'Sully' Sullivan (Actor)

The Settlement 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Go 1999 (Movie)

Burke (Actor)

Armageddon 1998 (Movie)

Colonel William Sharp (Actor)

Albino Alligator 1997 (Movie)

Law (Actor)

Contact 1997 (Movie)

Kent (Actor)

Going West in America 1997 (Movie)

Police Chief Jack McGinnis (Actor)

A Father For Charlie 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Heat 1995 (Movie)

Van Zant (Actor)

Strange Days 1995 (Movie)

Dwayne Engelman (Actor)

The Underneath 1995 (Movie)

Tommy Dundee (Actor)

Virtuosity 1995 (Movie)

Wallace (Actor)

Quiz Show 1994 (Movie)

Stage Manager (Actor)

Malcolm X 1992 (Movie)

Cop at Harlem Station (Actor)

Ramona 1989 (Movie)

Bartender (Actor)

Biography

A compelling actor known for his strong supporting performances in film, William Fichtner started out as a soap heartthrob on CBS' "As the World Turns" in 1987. He played a troubled man who had years before committed a rape that resulted in a child, yet despite this violent background and repugnant past, his Josh Snyder/Rod Landry emerged as a fan favorite and his handling of the role led viewers to consider Josh/Rod as a lost soul and a sympathetic character. His unconventional looks-strong boned face and sad haunted eyes-contributed to his attractive intensity. Later on television, he showed a lighter side with a 1994-1995 recurring role in the ABC sitcom "Grace Under Fire," playing Ryan Sparks, the dry-humored petrochemist love interest of Brett Butler's Grace.

Relationships

Margaret Fichtner

Sister

Mary Fichtner

Sister

Pamela Fichtner

Sister

Betsy Aidem Actor

Wife
Divorced first wife in 1996

William Fichtner

Father

Patricia Fichtner

Mother

Patricia Fichtner

Sister

Kimberly Kalil

Wife
Married July 25, 1998

EDUCATION

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

New York , New York

State University of New York at Brockport

Brockport , New York 1978

State University of New York at Farmingdale

Farmingdale , New York 1976

Maryvale High School

Cheektowaga , New York

Milestones

2013

Appeared as a ruthless businessman in "Elysium"

2013

Starred in the crime TV series "Crossing Lines"

2013

Played the villain in "The Lone Ranger"

2010

Co-starred with Steve Carell and Tina Fey in the comedy "Date Night"

2009

Appeared in three episodes of HBO's "Entourage" playing TV producer Phil Yagoda, who is trying to remake his hit 1990s teen series

2008

Had a bit part in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight"

2007

Cast as Jon Heder's father in the comedy, "Blades of Glory"

2006

Joined the second season of Fox's "Prison Break" as a federal agent Alexander Mahone

2006

Co-starred in "The Amateurs," an independent comedy about a sleepy town that comes together to film a porno

2005

Starred in the science fiction drama series "Invasion" as Sheriff Tom Underlay

2005

Joined an ensemble cast for Paul Haggis' award winning directorial debut "Crash"

2005

Cast in the HBO adaptation of Richard Russo's novel "Empire Falls"

2005

Co-starred in Arie Posin's ensemble "The Chumscrubber," a darkly satiric story about life crumbling in the midst of a seemingly idyllic suburbia

2002

Co-starred in the ABC's short-lived drama series "MDs"

2000

Played a leading role in "Passion of Mind," opposite Demi Moore and Stellan Skarsgård

2000

Played a featured role in "The Perfect Storm"

1999

Appeared as a crooked cop in Doug Liman's ensemble "Go"

1999

Had a supporting role, opposite John C Reilly and Kelly McGillis, in the indie film "The Settlement"

1998

Played Colonel William Sharp in Michael Bay's action blockbuster "Armageddon"

1997

Had a featured role as a blind astronomer in "Contact"

1997

Breakthrough screen role as one of the petty crooks who hold a group of bar patrons hostage in Kevin Spacey's "Albino Alligator"

1995

Appeared in "Heat" as a sleazy banker undone by Robert De Niro

1995

Played Peter Gallagher's manipulative and dangerous rival in Steven Soderbergh's "The Underneath"

1994

Had recurring role as love interest to Brett Butler on "Grace Under Fire" (ABC)

1993

Breakthrough stage role opposite Julie Harris in the Off-Broadway production of "The Fiery Furnace"

1987

Made debut playing Josh Snyder on the CBS daytime drama "As the World Turns"

Bonus Trivia

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In 2008, Fichtner was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by Farmingdale State College.

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