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Dynamically entertaining heavyset US actor with piercing eyes, William Forsythe has a superb talent for playing some truly unlikeable and downright nasty characters that dominate the films in which he appears! If you're cast as the "hero" against Forsythe's "villain", then you have your work cut out for you, as Forsthye's raw energy and menace on ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Rock
The Rock Ernest Paxton
(1996)
Once Upon a Time in America
Once Upon a Time in America Philip 'Cockeye' Stein
(1984)
Raising Arizona
(1987)
The Devil's Rejects
The Devil's Rejects Sheriff Wydell
(2005)

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 2017 A Christmas Cop (announced)
Captain Karlsson
 2016 The Hollow
Big John Dawson
 2016/I The Midnight Man
Fairbanks
 2016 Hidden in the Woods
Uncle Costello
 2015 The Networker
Charles Mangano
 2015 Laugh Killer Laugh
Frank Stone
 2015 Road to Juarez
Doug Hermann
 2015 Echoes of War
Randolph McCluskey
 2014 Tom Holland's Twisted Tales
Mr. Smith (segment "To Hell With You")
 2012/I Infected
Dr. Dennehey
 2008/II Stiletto
Alex
 2007 Hack!
Willy
 2006/I Jam
Ted
 2003 The Librarians
Simon
 1999 Four Days
Milt
 1998 Firestorm
Shaye
 1996 The Rock
Ernest Paxton
 1992 American Me
JD
 1991 Stone Cold
Ice
 1991 Career Opportunities
Custodian
 1990 Sons
Mikey
 1987 Weeds
Burt the Booster
 1985 Savage Dawn
Pigiron (as Bill Forsythe)
 1985 The Lightship
Gene
 1984 Cloak & Dagger
Morris (as Bill Forsythe)
 1983 The Man Who Wasn't There
Pug Face Crusher (as Bill Forsythe)
 1981 Smokey Bites the Dust
Kenny (as Bill Forsythe)
 1981 King of the Mountain
Big Tom (as Bill Forsythe)
 1978 Long Shot
Bille
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Has acted and sung on stage in theater productions of the musicals "Hair," "1776," and "Godspell".

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 4 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bill Forsythe

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

(2013, on Smokey Bites the Dust) That was an interesting time in my life. I mean, I was just starting and... I think that was my second movie. And it was a Roger Corman-produced film, so I have my Roger Corman rite of passage. Everyone from my time, and a little before and after, stepped through Roger Corman's world. I'll tell you the funniest moment of that movie. You know, it's a goofy film. ... See more »

Trivia:

By age 17, he was appeared in over 40 plays in various dinner theaters, touring companies, stock and repertory before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a film career. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently plays tough Criminals or Law enforcement officers See more »

Nickname:

Bill

Star Sign:

Gemini

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