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William Hootkins (1948–2005)

William Michael Hootkins was born on July 5, 1948, in Dallas, Texas. He moved to London, England in the early '70s and lived there up until 2002. Hootkins was an actor at Theatre Intime while attending Princeton University where he learned how to speak fluent Mandarin Chinese. He also trained as an actor at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic ... See full bio »

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 2005 Color Me Kubrick
Frank Rich
 2005 Absolute Power (TV Series)
US Ambassador
- Spinning America (2005) ... US Ambassador
 2004 Dear Wendy
Marshall Walker
 2004 The West Wing (TV Series)
U.S. Translator
- Impact Winter (2004) ... U.S. Translator
 2004 EverQuest II (Video Game)
Generic Male Barbarian Merchant / Generic Male Dark Elf / Generic Male Dwarf / ... (voice, as Bill Hootkins)
 2004 Steamboy (English version, voice)
 2004 Blessed
Detective Lauderdale
 2004 Seven Journeys in the American West (TV Movie)
 2003 Justice League (TV Series)
- The Terror Beyond (2003) ... Commander (voice)
 2003 Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick (Video Game) (voice)
 2002 Hamilton Mattress (TV Short)
Senor Balustrade (voice)
 2002 Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem (Video Game)
Dr. Maximillian Roivas (voice, as Bill Hootkins)
 2002 The Magnificent Ambersons (TV Movie)
Uncle George
 2001 The Breed
 2001 Town & Country
Barney (as Bill Hootkins)
 2001 American Voices (TV Series)
 2000 Animated Epics: Moby Dick (TV Movie)
Starbucks (voice)
 2000 The Miracle Maker
Lucifer (voice)
 1999 The Omega Code
Sir Percival Lloyd
 1999 T'ai Fu: Wrath of the Tiger (Video Game)
Lo Ping (Panda Monk) / Lau Fu (Tiger Spirit) (voice)
 1998 Seizures (Short)
Arthur Kray
 1998 Like Father, Like Santa (TV Movie)
 1998 Crash Bandicoot: Warped (Video Game)
Dingodile (voice)
 1998 Something to Believe In
Car Dealer
 1997 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (TV Series)
Loch Ness Monster / Fisherman
- Nuclear and Present Danger/Loch Ness Mess (1997) ... Loch Ness Monster / Fisherman (voice)
 1997 This World, Then the Fireworks
Jake Krutz
 1995 Iron Man (TV Series)
Crimson Dynamo
- Not Far from the Tree (1995) ... Crimson Dynamo (voice)
 1995 Gospa
judge Marulic
 1995 Funny Bones
 1995 Flight of the Amazon Queen (Video Game)
Frank Ironstein / Bellboy / Bud / ... (voice, as Bill Hootkins)
 1994 Death Machine
John Carpenter
 1993 Age of Treason (TV Movie)
Senator Garrus
 1992-1993 The Legend of Prince Valiant (TV Series)
Malcolm Monroe / Taskmaster / Wrestling Spectator
- The Walls of Tyranny (1993) ... Taskmaster (voice)
- The Fist of Iron (1992) ... Malcolm Monroe (voice, credit only)
- The Road Back (1992) ... Malcolm Monroe (voice, uncredited)
- The Competitor (1992) ... Wrestling Spectator (voice)
 1993 The Cement Garden
Commander Hunt (voice)
 1992 Gummed Labels (TV Movie)
Harold (Seducer Producer)
 1992 Dust Devil
Capt. Cornelius Beyman
 1991 Hear My Song
Mr. X
 1991 The Pope Must Diet
Cardinal Verucci
 1991 Chancer (TV Series)
- Remembrance (1991) ... Moody
 1983-1991 Bergerac (TV Series)
Karl Goldman / Eugene Field
- My Friend Charlie (1991) ... Karl Goldman
- Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie (1983) ... Eugene Field
 1990 Capital City (TV Series)
- Shoes on the Wrong Feet (1990) ... Jay
 1989 Monkeys (TV Movie)
James Hoffman
 1989 Valerie (TV Series)
- Paris: Part 3 (1989) ... Belize
- Paris: Part 2 (1989) ... Belize
- Paris: Part 1 (1989) ... Belize
 1988 Wipe Out (TV Mini-Series)
Ron Kolofski
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Ron Kolofski
 1986-1988 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Phil Cooper
- The Big Knife (1988)
- Rocket to the Moon (1986) ... Phil Cooper
 1988 Crusoe
 1988 American Gothic
 1987 The New Statesman (TV Series)
Willoughby Guzzler
- Baa Baa Black Sheep (1987) ... Willoughby Guzzler
 1987 U.S. Marshals: Waco & Rhinehart (TV Movie)
August Mirch
 1987 The Return of Sherlock Holmes (TV Movie)
 1986 Haunted Honeymoon
 1986 Black-Adder II (TV Series)
- Beer (1986) ... Monk
 1986 Lytton's Diary (TV Series)
Sam Wexler
- The Ends and the Means (1986) ... Sam Wexler
 1985 White Nights
Chuck Malarek
 1985 Dreamchild
1st Radio Actor
 1985 Inside Out (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... American
 1985 Water
 1985 Zina
Walter Adams
 1984 Fox Mystery Theater (TV Series)
Lou Delmart
- Black Carrion (1984) ... Lou Delmart
 1983 The Tempest (Video)
 1983 Whiz Kids (TV Series)
- Red Star Rising (1983) ... Gregor
 1983 Who Dares Wins (TV Series)
Various Roles (1983)
 1983 Partners in Crime (TV Series)
Hamilton Betts
- The Affair of the Pink Pearl (1983) ... Hamilton Betts
 1983 Curse of the Pink Panther
Taxi Driver
 1983 Taxi (TV Series)
Liquor Authority Agent
- Jim's Mario's (1983) ... Liquor Authority Agent
 1983 Philip Marlowe, Private Eye (TV Series)
Frank Dorr
- Finger Man (1983) ... Frank Dorr
 1983 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Chester Harcourt
- Vintage Steele (1983) ... Chester Harcourt
 1983 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Zachary Kendall
- Date Rape (1983) ... Zachary Kendall
 1982 Trail of the Pink Panther
Taxi Driver
 1980-1981 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Harry Chester / Peter Bligh
- The Boy Who Talked with Animals (1981) ... Harry Chester
- Taste (1980) ... Peter Bligh
 1981 Play for Today (TV Series)
- Before Water Lilies (1981) ... Mel
 1981 Sphinx
 1981 Agony (TV Series)
Herman Tweeder
- Communications Breakdown (1981) ... Herman Tweeder
 1981 Out of Order (Short)
 1980 Oppenheimer (TV Mini-Series)
F.B.I. Agent
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... F.B.I. Agent
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... F.B.I. Agent
 1980 Premiere (TV Mini-Series)
- Rabbit Pie Day (1980) ... Kolossov
 1980 The Tumour Principle (Short)
 1980 Just Liz (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1980) ... Freddie
 1980 Flash Gordon
 1980 Hussy
1st. Punter
 1980 Bad Timing
Col. Taylor
 1979 A Deadly Game (TV Movie)
U.S. Embassy Photographer
 1979 Two Up, Two Down (TV Series)
- I Know What You're Thinking (1979) ... Hoover
 1979 Hanover Street
 1979 The Lady Vanishes
Party Guest
 1978 Lillie (TV Mini-Series)
Colonel Cunningham
- America (1978) ... Colonel Cunningham
 1978 Crown Court (TV Series)
Barry Ferguson
- Scalped: Part 1 (1978) ... Barry Ferguson
 1978 Clouds of Glory (TV Mini-Series)
Reverend Dewey
- William and Dorothy (1978) ... Reverend Dewey
 1978 The Billion Dollar Bubble (as Bill Hootkins)
 1977 Come Back, Little Sheba (TV Movie)
Postman (as Bill Hootkins)
 1977 Van der Valk (TV Series)
Frank Garvin
- Dead on Arrival (1977) ... Frank Garvin (as Bill Hootkins)
 1977 Yanks Go Home (TV Series)
Colonel Richter
- Some of Our Coal Is Missing (1977) ... Colonel Richter
 1977 Valentino
 1977 Twilight's Last Gleaming
Sgt. Fitzpatrick (as Bill Hootkins)
 1976 Plays for Britain (TV Series)
Party Guest
- The Paradise Run (1976) ... Party Guest
 1974 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Mr. Bowles
- Speed King (1974) ... Mr. Bowles
 1973 Big Zapper
Kono's Henchman
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Voice actor. Recorded books, including "The Case of the Haunted Husband", "White Fang", and the unabridged "Moby-Dick". See more »

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He and classmate Tommy Lee Jones have both appeared in films in the Batman series. Hootkins appeared in Batman (1989), while Jones replaced Billy Dee Williams in Batman Forever (1995). See more »



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