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Bill Paxton


Bill Paxton was born William Paxton on May 17, 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas. He moved to Los Angeles, California at age 18, where he found work in the film industry as a set dresser for Roger Corman's New World Pictures. He made his film debut in the Corman film Crazy Mama (1975), directed by Jonathan Demme. Moving to New York, Paxton studied acting ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Texas Rising (TV Mini-Series) (pre-production)
Sam Houston
 2015 Term Life (filming)
 2014 Million Dollar Arm
Tom House
 2013 Red Wing
Jim Verret
 2013 2 Guns
Earl
 2013 Head Smash: The Prequel (Short)
Maurice (voice)
 2013/I The Colony
Mason
 2012 Hatfields & McCoys (TV Mini-Series)
Randall McCoy
 2012 Shanghai Calling
Donald
 2011 Haywire
John Kane
 2005 Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (Documentary short)
Ed Mitchell (voice)
 2004/I Haven
Carl Ridley
 2003 Resistance
Maj. Theodore 'Ted' Brice
 2003 Frasier (TV Series)
Ernie
- Analyzed Kiss (2003) ... Ernie (voice)
 1997 Traveller
Bokky
 1995/I The Last Supper
Zachary Cody
 1994 True Lies
Simon
 1994 Future Shock
Vince
 1993 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Billy DeLuca
- People Who Live in Brass Hearses (1993) ... Billy DeLuca
 1993 Monolith
Tucker
 1993 Indian Summer
Jack Belston
 1992 Trespass
Vince
 1992 The Vagrant
Graham Krakowski
 1991 The Dark Backward
Gus
 1990 Navy Seals
Dane
 1990 The Last of the Finest
Howard 'Hojo' Jones
 1990 Brain Dead
Jim Reston
 1989 New Order: Substance (Video short) (video "Touched by the Hand of God") (uncredited)
 1989 Next of Kin
Gerald Gates
 1989 Back to Back
Bo Brand
 1989 Slipstream
Matt Owens
 1988 Riding Fast
Bobo
 1988 Pass the Ammo
Jesse Wilkes
 1988 Reach (TV Short)
 1987 Deadly Nightmares (TV Series)
Trout
- Made for Each Other (1987) ... Trout
 1986 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Vic Romano
- Streetwise (1986) ... Vic Romano
 1986 Fresno (TV Mini-Series)
Billy Joe Bobb
 1985 An Early Frost (TV Movie)
Bob Maracek
 1985 Commando
Intercept Officer
 1985 The Atlanta Child Murders (TV Mini-Series)
Campbell
 1984 Pat Benatar: Hit Videos (Video short)
Radio operator ("Shadows of the Night")
 1984 Impulse
Eddie
 1984 Streets of Fire
Clyde the Bartender
 1983 Taking Tiger Mountain
Billy Hampton
 1983/I Mortuary
Paul Andrews
 1983 Deadly Lessons (TV Movie)
Eddie Fox
 1983 The Lords of Discipline
Gilbreath (as 'Wild' Bill Paxton)
 1983 Great Day (TV Movie)
Rudy
 1982 Night Warning
Eddie (as William Paxton)
 1981 Stripes
Soldier
 1980 The Six O'Clock Follies (TV Series)
 1980 Fish Heads (Short)
Main Character
 1975 Crazy Mama
John (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Music video: Appeared (as "radio operator") in Pat Benatar video "Shadows of the Night" See more »

Publicity Listings:

9 Interviews | 6 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Pete Lautrec | 'Wild' Bill Paxton | William Paxton

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I want people to re-evaluate me. My dream would be to make films like Clint Eastwood did... You have to be a self-starter out here at a certain point. It's important to take the reigns or, otherwise, you can be regaled to obscurity so quickly. See more »

Trivia:

As an eight-year-old, he was in the crowd waving when President John F. Kennedy emerged from the Hotel Texas in Fort Worth, Texas, on the morning of November 22, 1963. There are pictures at the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas where the young Paxton can clearly be seen astride the shoulders of an unidentified man. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently portrays characters who are dead by the end of their respective films (i.e. The Terminator (1984), Aliens (1986), Next of Kin (1989), Navy Seals (1990), Predator 2 (1990), Tombstone (1993), U-571 (2000), Vertical Limit (2000), Club Dread (2004)) See more »

Nickname:

Knuckles See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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