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William Fichtner

A small-town guy with a big heart, William Fichtner has been captivating the hearts of Western New Yorkers for decades. Bill was born in 1956 on Long Island, New York, to Patricia A. (Steitz) and William E. Fichtner. He is of German, Irish, and English descent. Fichtner was raised in Cheektowaga, and graduated from Maryvale High School in 1974. His... See full bio »
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Drive Angry The Accountant
Armageddon Colonel Willie Sharp
Black Hawk Down
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 2018 Cold Brook (post-production)
Ted Markham
 2018 Traffik (completed)
Mr. Waynewright
 2018 Armed (completed)
 2018 12 Strong (completed)
Colonel Mulholland
 2018 Krystal (completed)
Dr. Farley
  St. Sebastian (completed)
 2017 Hot Summer Nights
 2017 Porsche: Decades of Disruption (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 2017 Black Holes (Short)
Youston (voice)
 2017 Finding Steve McQueen
Enzo Rotella
 2017 The Gettysburg Address
John G. Nicolay (voice)
 2017/II The Neighbor
 2016 Shooter (TV Series)
- Killing Zone (2016) ... O'Brien
 2016 Independence Day: Resurgence
General Adams
 2016 American Wrestler: The Wizard
Coach Plyler
 2015-2016 Empire (TV Series)
Jameson Henthrop
- A Rose by Any Other Name (2016) ... Jameson Henthrop
- Death Will Have His Day (2016) ... Jameson Henthrop
- Et Tu, Brute? (2015) ... Jameson Henthrop
- A High Hope for a Low Heaven (2015) ... Jameson Henthrop
 2013-2014 Crossing Lines (TV Series)
Carl Hickman
- The Team: Part Two (2014) ... Carl Hickman
- The Team: Part One (2014) ... Carl Hickman
- The Long Way Home (2014) ... Carl Hickman
- Family Ties (2014) ... Carl Hickman
- Freedom (2014) ... Carl Hickman
 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Eric Sacks
 2014 The Homesman
Vester Belknap
 2013 Disney Infinity (Video Game)
Butch Cavendish (voice)
 2013/I Elysium
John Carlyle
 2013 The Lone Ranger
Butch Cavendish
 2013/I Phantom
 2012 Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden (TV Movie)
Mr. Guidry
 2012 Infex (Video Game)
The Administrator (voice)
 2012/I Wrong
Master Chang
 2012 She, Who Excels in Solitude (Short)
Dr. Wallace
 2011 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Video Game)
Sandman (voice)
 2009-2011 Entourage (TV Series)
Phil Yagoda
- Second to Last (2011) ... Phil Yagoda
- The Big Bang (2011) ... Phil Yagoda
- Motherfucker (2011) ... Phil Yagoda
- One Last Shot (2011) ... Phil Yagoda
- Out with a Bang (2011) ... Phil Yagoda
 2011 Drive Angry
The Accountant
 2010 The Big Bang
 2010 Date Night
DA Frank Crenshaw
 2010 Forehead Tittaes (Video short)
 2010 Night and Day (TV Movie)
Dan Hollister
 2006-2009 Prison Break (TV Series)
Alexander 'Alex' Mahone / Alex Mahone
- The Old Ball and Chain (2009) ... Alexander 'Alex' Mahone
- Free (2009) ... Alexander 'Alex' Mahone
- Rates of Exchange (2009) ... Alexander 'Alex' Mahone
- Killing Your Number (2009) ... Alexander 'Alex' Mahone
- Cowboys and Indians (2009) ... Alexander 'Alex' Mahone
 2008 The Dark Knight
Bank Manager
 2008 Turok (Video Game)
Logan (voice)
 2007 Blades of Glory
Darren MacElroy
 2005-2006 Invasion (TV Series)
Sheriff Tom Underlay
- The Last Wave Goodbye (2006) ... Sheriff Tom Underlay
- Round Up (2006) ... Sheriff Tom Underlay
- Run and Gun (2006) ... Sheriff Tom Underlay
- The Son Also Rises (2006) ... Sheriff Tom Underlay
- Re-Evolution (2006) ... Sheriff Tom Underlay
 2006 First Snow
Ed Jacomoi
 2006 Ultraviolet
 2005 American Dad! (TV Series)
- Homeland Insecurity (2005) ... Harland (voice)
 2005 Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Dr. Wexler - Marriage Counselor (voice, uncredited)
 2005 Empire Falls (TV Mini-Series)
Jimmy Minty
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... Jimmy Minty
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... Jimmy Minty
 2005 The Longest Yard
Captain Knauer
 2005 The Amateurs
 2005 The Chumscrubber
Mr. Bill Stiffle
 2005 Nine Lives
 2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Video Game)
Ken Rosenberg (voice, as Bill Fichtner)
 2004/I Crash
 2004 The West Wing (TV Series)
Justice Christopher Mulready
- The Supremes (2004) ... Justice Christopher Mulready
 2002 MDs (TV Series)
Dr. Bruce Kellerman
- Family Secrets (2002) ... Dr. Bruce Kellerman
- Connective Tissue (2002) ... Dr. Bruce Kellerman
- Reversal of Fortune (2002) ... Dr. Bruce Kellerman
- Wing and a Prayer (2002) ... Dr. Bruce Kellerman
- R.I.P. (2002) ... Dr. Bruce Kellerman
 2002 Equilibrium
 2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Video Game)
Ken Rosenberg (voice, as Willian Fichtner)
 2002 Julie Walking Home
 2001 Black Hawk Down
 2001 What's the Worst That Could Happen?
Detective Alex Tardio
 2001 Pearl Harbor
Danny's Father
 2000 Endsville
Prince Victor
 2000 The Perfect Storm
David 'Sully' Sullivan
 2000 Passion of Mind
 2000 Drowning Mona
Phil Dearly
 1999 Go
 1999 The Settlement
 1998 Armageddon
Colonel Willie Sharp
 1997 Switchback
Chief Jack McGinnis
 1997 Contact
 1996 Albino Alligator
 1995 Heat
Roger Van Zant
 1995 Reckless
Rachel's Father
 1995 Strange Days
Dwayne Engelman
 1995 Virtuosity
 1994-1995 Grace Under Fire (TV Series)
Ryan Sparks
- When It Rains, They Pour (1995) ... Ryan Sparks
- See Quentin Run (1994) ... Ryan Sparks
- Things Left Undone (1994) ... Ryan Sparks
- It Happened One Week (1994) ... Ryan Sparks
- Tears of Joy (1994) ... Ryan Sparks
 1995 The Underneath
Tommy Dundee
 1995 A Father for Charlie (TV Movie)
 1994 Quiz Show
Stage Manager
 1992 Malcolm X
Cop at Harlem Station (credit only)
 1991 Ramona!
Bartender (uncredited)
 1989 Baywatch (TV Series)
Howard Ganza
- Rookie School (1989) ... Howard Ganza
 1989 A Man Called Hawk (TV Series)
- Poison (1989) ... Boros
- Vendetta (1989) ... Boros (uncredited)
 1987-1988 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Rod Landry / Josh Snyder
- Episode #2.29 (1988) ... Rod Landry / Josh Snyder
- Episode #2.28 (1988) ... Rod Landry / Josh Snyder
- Episode #2.26 (1988) ... Rod Landry / Josh Snyder
- Episode #2.22 (1988) ... Rod Landry / Josh Snyder
- Episode #2.20 (1988) ... Rod Landry / Josh Snyder
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TV commercials for Time Warner Cable (voice) (2000) See more »

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Alternate Names:

Bill Fichtner | Willian Fichtner


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When I was younger, I never wanted to rehearse because I thought that someone would figure out I don't know what I'm doing. Now I like to really spend the time and figure it out, and rehearsal is to try something that doesn't work. See more »


He has German, Irish, English, and more distant Dutch, ancestry. Fichtner, Fiechtner, or any variant thereof is a surname originating from areas where German is spoken (Switzerland, Austria, Germany). Descendants of the Fichtner name are spread though Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Canada, the United States and even into modern-day Ukraine. Groups of Fichtners helped to colonize the early United ... See more »


Films often portray his characters as antagonistic, later evolving more towards a protagonistic quality (The Longest Yard (2005)). See more »



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