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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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The Devil's Rejects
The Devil's Rejects Sheriff Wydell
Halloween Ronnie White
Once Upon a Time in America
Once Upon a Time in America Philip 'Cockeye' Stein
Raising Arizona


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 2018 A Christmas Cop (announced)
Captain Karlsson
 2018/I Vault (pre-production)
Buddy Providence
 2018 I Am Fear (completed)
 2016 The Unlikely's (completed)
Jet Black
 2016/I The Witching Hour (completed)
Devlin Deeds
 2017 Check Point
The Sheriff
 2016 The Hollow
Big John Dawson
 2016 The Bronx Bull
Jake LaMotta
 2016/I The Midnight Man
 2015 Laugh Killer Laugh
Frank Stone
 2015 Road to Juarez
Doug Hermann
 2015 The Networker
Charles Mangano
 2015 Echoes of War
Randolph McCluskey
 2014 Hidden in the Woods
Uncle Costello
 2014 Tom Holland's Twisted Tales
Mr. Smith (segment "To Hell With You")
 2013/II Infected
Dr. Dennehey
 2011 Loosies
Captain Tom Edwards
 2011 Inkubus
Ret. Detective Gil Diamante
 2011 Slip & Fall
 2011 Born to Ride
Jack Steele
 2011 L.A., I Hate You
Uncle Rip
 2011/I Jesse
Vince the Godfather
 2010 The Rig
Jim Fleming
 2010 Dear Mr. Gacy
John Wayne Gacy
 2009 Happy in the Valley
 2008 iMurders
Professor Uberoth
 2008/II Stiletto
 2007 Halloween
Ronnie White
 2007 Hack!
 2007 Southern Gothic
 2007 88 Minutes
Frank Parks
 2006/I Jam
 2006 Freedomland
 2005 The Devil's Rejects
Sheriff Wydell
 2005 The L.A. Riot Spectacular
George Holliday
 2004 The Last Letter
Mr. Griffith
 2003 The Librarians
 2002 City by the Sea
 2002 Hard Cash
Bo Young
 2002 Coastlines
Fred Vance
 2001 Outlaw
Ted Castle
 2001 Blue Hill Avenue
Det. Torrance
 2001 Camouflage
Alton Owens
 2000 G-Men from Hell
Dean Crept
 2000 Luck of the Draw
Max Fenton
 2000 Civility
Andrew LeBretian
 1999 Paradise Lost
Mike Stark
 1999 18 Shades of Dust
Tommy Cucci
 1999 Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo
Detective Chuck Fowler
 1999 Blue Streak
Detective Hardcastle
 1999 Four Days
 1999 The Last Marshal
 1999 Row Your Boat
Gil Meadows
 1998 Hell's Kitchen
 1998 Soundman
Frank Rosenfeld
 1998 Ambushed
Mike Organski
 1998 The Pass
Charles Duprey
 1998 Firestorm
 1997 Big City Blues
 1996 Rule of Three
 1996 The Rock
Ernest Paxton
 1996 For Which He Stands
Johnny Rochetti
 1996 The Substitute
 1995 The Immortals
Tim James
 1995 Palookaville
Sid Dunleavy
 1995 Virtuosity
William Cochran
 1995 Beyond Desire
Ray Patterson
 1992 The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag
William 'Billy' Beaudeen
 1992 American Me
 1992 The Waterdance
 1991 Stone Cold
 1991 Out for Justice
Richie Madano
 1991 Career Opportunities
 1990 Sons
 1990 Dick Tracy
 1989 Torrents of Spring
Prince Ippolito Polozov
 1989 Dead Bang
Arthur Kressler
 1988 Patty Hearst
 1987 Weeds
Burt the Booster
 1987 Extreme Prejudice
Sgt. Buck Atwater
 1987 Raising Arizona
 1985 Savage Dawn
Pigiron (as Bill Forsythe)
 1985 The Lightship
 1984 Cloak & Dagger
Morris (as Bill Forsythe)
 1984 Once Upon a Time in America
Philip 'Cockeye' Stein
 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
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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


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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Personal Quote:

(2013, on Stone Cold) Oh, yeah. Worst script ever written. We had no script. Madness. I just actually saw Lance Henriksen recently, and we laughed, because... basically, I don't think there was one line from the script that we actually said in the movie. We made up our parts, which is why, I think, it has this cult life. Lance and I, we're shocked to this day, because we were making this film, ... See more »


He is of Italian (from his maternal grandfather), Scottish, English, Irish, and German descent. See more »


Frequently plays tough Criminals or Law enforcement officers See more »



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