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William Finley (I) (1940–2012)

Marvelously quirky, distinctive and versatile character actor William Franklin Finley was born on September 20, 1940 in New York City. Finley attended Columbia University, where he first met future filmmaker Brian De Palma. The lanky 6'4" Finley first began acting on the New York stage. He made his film debut in De Palma's odd short movie Woton's ... See full bio »

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Phantom of the Paradise
Phantom of the Paradise Winslow / The Phantom
Sisters Emil Breton
The Black Dahlia
The Black Dahlia George Tilden
Eaten Alive


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 2006 The Black Dahlia
George Tilden (as Bill Finley)
 2006 Masters of Horror (TV Series)
- Sick Girl (2006) ... Husband (uncredited)
 1998 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (TV Series)
- Good Will Haunting (1998) ... Werewolf (uncredited)
 1993 Night Terrors
Dr. Matteson
 1985 Double Negative (Short)
 1982 Silent Rage
Dr. Paul Vaughn
 1980 Dressed to Kill
Bobbi (voice, uncredited)
 1980 Simon
 1979 Wise Blood
Man (uncredited)
 1976 Eaten Alive
 1976 Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (TV Series)
Dr. Elvin McCabe
- Episode #1.75 (1976) ... Dr. Elvin McCabe
 1975 Last Hours Before Morning (TV Movie)
 1973 Sisters
Emil Breton (as Bill Finley)
 1969 The Wedding Party
 1968 Murder à la Mod
 1962 Woton's Wake (Short)
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Alternate Names:

Bill Finley | W. Franklin Finley


6' 4" (1.93 m)

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He taught in the Theatre Department of Sarah Lawrence College, which was headed by director Wilford Leach. See more »


Often worked with Brian De Palma See more »

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