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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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 2015 St. Sebastian (post-production)
 2015/I The Wizard
Coach Plyler
 2013/I Phantom
 2012/I Wrong
Master Chang
 2010 The Big Bang
 2005 Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Dr. Wexler - Marriage Counselor (voice, uncredited)
 2004/I Crash
 1999 Go
 1997 Contact
 1995 Reckless
Rachel's Father
 1994 Quiz Show
Stage Manager
 1992 Malcolm X
Cop at Harlem Station (credit only)
 1991 Ramona!
Bartender (uncredited)
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The Octette Bridge Club (1985). Written by P.J. Barry. Directed by Tom Moore. Music Box Theatre: 5 Mar 1985- 23 Mar 1985 (24 performances + 8 previews that began on 26 Feb 1985). Cast: Gisela Caldwell (as "Betsy/Mrs. Daniel Bailey"), Peggy Cass (as "Lil/Mrs. Peter Carmody") [final Broadway role], Lois De Banzie (as "Alice/Mrs. ... See more »

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Bill Fichtner


6' 0½" (1.84 m)

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Here's the bottom line: I can't play someone if I can't figure out what he cares about. Everybody cares about something, even a rough character. It defines where we step in life. As soon as you find out what somebody cares about, then it all gets real. See more »


The ring he constantly wears belonged to his grandfather, Theodore. 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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