William O'Leary

Chicago native William O'Leary worked extensively in theater, joining the ranks of Gary Sinise, John Malkovich, William Petersen, and Laurie Metcalf, among many others, who helped make the city a hotbed of vibrant actor ... Read more »
Born: 10/19/1957

Filmography

Actor (36)

A Time to Revenge 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

In My Pocket 2014 (Movie)

Mr. Jameson (Actor)

Soccer Mom 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Law & Order: LA 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Love Bites 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rizzoli & Isles 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

24 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous 2005 (Movie)

Jenkins (Actor)

Without A Trace 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Karen Sisco 2002 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Guardian 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Miami 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Miracles 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines 2003 (Movie)

Mr Smith (Actor)

Tremors: The Series 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Crossing Jordan 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The District 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Lot 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The X-Files 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Home Improvement 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mad City 1997 (Movie)

CTN Junior Executive (Actor)

Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh 1995 (Movie)

Ethan (Actor)

The Enemy Within 1994 (Movie)

Lieutenant William Dorset (Actor)

Dear John 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hot Shots! 1991 (Movie)

Pete "Dead Meat" Thompson (Actor)

Miss Jones 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Lost Angels 1989 (Movie)

Link--DAB Gang Member (Actor)

Bull Durham 1988 (Movie)

Jimmy (Actor)

Soldier Boys 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Nice Girls Don't Explode 1987 (Movie)

Andy (Actor)

Walker 1987 (Movie)

James Walker (Actor)

Flight of Black Angel (TV Show)

Actor

Project: ALF (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Chicago native William O'Leary worked extensively in theater, joining the ranks of Gary Sinise, John Malkovich, William Petersen, and Laurie Metcalf, among many others, who helped make the city a hotbed of vibrant actor talent. After landing a small role in an episode of fellow Chicagoan Michael Mann's cops and mobsters television show "Crime Story," O'Leary worked on Alex Cox's experimental, controversial political satire "Walker." The film is notable for its idiosyncratic, postmodern view of America's illegal military involvement in Nicaragua in the 1850s but also because filming there almost killed O'Leary. He was stricken with severe food poisoning and hospitalized for over two weeks. Another great part for him was in Ron Shelton's baseball romantic comedy "Bull Durham" as a born again ballplayer. His most familiar role, however, was on the long-running ABC sitcom "Home Improvement" playing Tim Allen's brother Marty. Young viewers, especially ones with a taste for Asian action heroes, may know him best as the seething, villainous General Xaviax on "Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight" (an Americanized version of the cult Japanese series). O'Leary appeared in the action film "Flight of Black Angel," the horror sequel "Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh," and the cop show "Karen Sisco." In 2009, he landed a guest role on the real-time action series "24." When not performing in film or television, O'Leary teaches acting as part of his The Actor's Path studio.

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