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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 (post-production)
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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Other Works:

TV commercial for the Isuzu Trooper S.U.V. See more »

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1 Interview | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Bill Fichtner


6' 0½" (1.84 m)

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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 »


Attended American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, New York. 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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