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William James Pullman was born in Hornell, New York, one of seven children of Johanna (Blaas), a nurse, and James Pullman, a doctor. He is of Dutch (mother) and English, Northern Irish, and Scottish (father) descent. After high school, Bill went into a building construction program at SUNY Delhi in New York. He transferred to State University of ... See full bio »

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Independence Day
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The Equalizer Brian Plummer


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 2017 Walking Out (post-production)
  The Sinner (TV Movie) (pre-production)
Harry Ambrose
 2016 Brother Nature
Jerry Turley
 2015 American Ultra
 2014 The Equalizer
Brian Plummer
 2014 Cymbeline
Sicilius Leonatus
 2014/I Red Sky
John Webster
 2014 Ten X Ten (TV Mini-Series)
Man 60s
 2013 May in the Summer
 2011 Innocent (TV Movie)
Rusty Sabich
 2011 Bringing Up Bobby
 2011 Too Big to Fail (TV Movie)
Jamie Dimon
 2010 Nathan vs. Nurture (TV Movie)
 2010 Rio Sex Comedy
 2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Kurt Moss
- Closet (2008) ... Kurt Moss
 2008 Phoebe in Wonderland
Peter Lichten
 2007 Nobel Son
Max Mariner
 2007 You Kill Me
 2004 Dear Wendy
 2004 The Grudge
 2004 Tiger Cruise (TV Movie)
Cmdr. Gary Dolan
 2002 Ignition
Deputy Marshal Conor Gallagher
 2001 Night Visions (TV Series)
Major Ben Darnell (segment "A View Through the Window")
- A View Through the Window/Quiet Please (2001) ... Major Ben Darnell (segment "A View Through the Window")
 2000 A Man Is Mostly Water
Parking Fascist
 2000 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Edward Curtis
 2000 The Virginian (TV Movie)
The Virginian
 1997 The End of Violence
Mike Max
 1996 Mistrial (TV Movie)
Steve Donohue
 1996 Mr. Wrong
Whitman Crawford
 1995 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
Rich Thurber
- Tomorrow I Die (1995) ... Rich Thurber
 1994 The Last Seduction
Clay Gregory
 1993 Phone (Short)
 1993 Mr. Jones
Construction Site Foreman (uncredited)
 1993 Malice
 1993 Sommersby
 1992 Singles
Dr. Jeffrey Jamison
 1992 Crazy in Love (TV Movie)
Nick Symonds
 1992 Nervous Ticks
York Daley
 1991 Liebestraum
Paul Kessler
 1991 Blood Drips Heavily on Newsies Square (Video short)
 1990 Going Under
Biff Banner
 1990 Bright Angel
 1990 Sibling Rivalry
Nicholas Meany
 1990 The Tracey Ullman Show (TV Series)
Sheldon Moss
- The Word (1990) ... Sheldon Moss
 1990 Brain Dead
Rex Martin
 1989 Cold Feet
Buck Latham
 1989 Home Fires Burning (TV Movie)
Lt. Henry Tibbetts
 1988 Rocket Gibraltar
Crow Black
 1986 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Doctor Giordano
- A Safe Place (1986) ... Doctor Giordano
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Divised and directed the play "Expedition 6" - Magic Theatre, San Fransisco (2007). Played Peter in "Peter and Jerry" by Edward Albee - Second Stage Theatre in New York (2007). See more »

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(2013, on getting into acting) I was going to college on kind of a vocational program for carpentry, and it was largely an act of rebellion at the time. It was '71, I didn't want to go to an Ivy League college, and I was just looking to do something different. But then I went to an audition with a bunch of refrigeration students who were trying out for a play, and I got cast by a guy who became a... See more »


Appearing in Edward Albee's play, The Goat (Winner - Best Play 2002 Tony Awards). See more »


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