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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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 2016 Independence Day: Resurgence (filming)
General Adams
  St. Sebastian (announced)
Jurgens
 2016 The Wizard
Coach Plyler
 2013/I Phantom
Alex
 2012/I Wrong
Master Chang
 2010 The Big Bang
Poley
 2005 Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Dr. Wexler - Marriage Counselor (voice, uncredited)
 2004/I Crash
Flanagan
 1999 Go
Burke
 1997 Contact
Kent
 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:

Appeared in the music video for Sara Evans' song "Perfect" off her 2003 album "Restless" See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Bill Fichtner

Height:

6' 0½" (1.84 m)
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Personal Quote:

It's not that there aren't people who care creatively in the world of television, but there's always a bit more time in making a movie. I always feel films are more of a creative journey. See more »

Trivia:

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

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

Bill

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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