Billy Bob Thornton

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Billy Bob Thornton was born on August 4, 1955 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, to Virginia Roberta (Faulkner), a psychic, and William Raymond (Billy Ray) Thornton, an educator, high school history teacher, and basketball coach (now deceased). He is the older brother of James Donald (Jimmy Don) (born in 1958 and now deceased) and John David (born in 1969)... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 31 wins & 57 nominations. See more awards »


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Sling Blade Karl Childers
Monster's Ball Hank Grotowski


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 2016-2020 Goliath (TV Series)
Billy McBride
- Episode #4.1 (2020) ... Billy McBride
- Joy Division (2019) ... Billy McBride
- Conscious Uncoupling (2019) ... Billy McBride
- Fer-De-Lance (2019) ... Billy McBride
- Argus 2: Battledome (2019) ... Billy McBride
 2020 Make It Up As We Go (TV Series)
Van Tyler
 2018 London Fields
Samson Young
 2018 A Million Little Pieces
 2017 Bad Santa 2: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Willie Soke
 2017 Bad Santa 2: Outtakes (Video short)
Willie Soke
 2014-2017 Fargo (TV Series)
Lorne Malvo / Voice Over
- The Narrow Escape Problem (2017) ... Voice Over (voice)
- Morton's Fork (2014) ... Lorne Malvo
- A Fox, a Rabbit, and a Cabbage (2014) ... Lorne Malvo
- The Heap (2014) ... Lorne Malvo
- Who Shaves the Barber? (2014) ... Lorne Malvo
 2016 Bad Santa 2
Willie Soke
 2016 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
General Hollanek
 2016 American Dad! (TV Series)
Billy Bob Thornton
- N.S.A. (No Snoops Allowed) (2016) ... Billy Bob Thornton (voice)
 2015 Trailer Park Boys: Drunk, High & Unemployed (TV Movie)
Billy Bob Thornton
 2015 Our Brand Is Crisis
Pat Candy
 2015 Entourage
Larsen McCredle
 2015 Into the Grizzly Maze
 2014 The Big Bang Theory (TV Series)
Dr. Oliver Lorvis
- The Misinterpretation Agitation (2014) ... Dr. Oliver Lorvis
 2014 The Judge
Dwight Dickham
 2014 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Grandfather Shlorp
- Bitch Pudding Special (2014) ... Grandfather Shlorp (voice)
 2014 Cut Bank
Big Stan Steeley
 2013 Parkland
Forrest Sorrels
 2012 The Baytown Outlaws
 2012 Jayne Mansfield's Car
Skip Caldwell
 2011 Puss in Boots
Jack (voice)
 2010 Faster
 2009 Deadly Creatures (Video Game)
Wade (voice)
 2009 The Smell of Success
 2008 The Informers
William Sloan
 2008 Eagle Eye
Agent Thomas Morgan
 2007 Mr. Woodcock
Jasper Woodcock
 2006 The Astronaut Farmer
Charles Farmer
 2006 NFL: Favre 4 Ever (Video)
 2006 School for Scoundrels
Dr. P
 2005 The Ice Harvest
Vic Cavanaugh
 2005 Bad News Bears
Morris Buttermaker
 2000-2005 CatDog (TV Series)
CatDog's Father / Hound Dog McDog
- Vexed of Kin/Meat, Dog's Friends (2005) ... CatDog's Father (voice)
- CatDog and the Great Parent Mystery (2000) ... CatDog's Father / Hound Dog McDog (voice)
 2004 Friday Night Lights
Coach Gary Gaines
 2004 The Alamo
Davy Crockett
 2004 Chrystal
 2003 Bad Santa: Deleted and Alternate Scenes (Video short)
 2003 Bad Santa: Outtakes (Video short)
 2003 Bad Santa
 2003 Love Actually
The US President
 2003 Intolerable Cruelty
Howard D. Doyle
 2003 Levity
Manuel Jordan
 2002 Waking Up in Reno
Lonnie Earl Dodd
 2002 The Badge
Sheriff Darl Hardwick
 2001 CatDog: The Great Parent Mystery (TV Movie)
Hound Dog McDog / CatDog's Step-father (voice)
 2001 Monster's Ball
Hank Grotowski
 2001 Bandits
Terry Collins
 2001 Daddy and Them
Claude Montgomery
 2001 The Man Who Wasn't There
Ed Crane
 2000 The Last Real Cowboys (Short)
 2000 South of Heaven, West of Hell
Brig. Smalls
 1999 Pushing Tin
Russell Bell
 1998 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Boyce Hubert
- Nine Pretty Darn Angry Men (1998) ... Boyce Hubert (voice)
 1998 A Simple Plan
 1998 Armageddon
Dan Truman
 1998 Homegrown
Jack Marsden
 1998 Primary Colors
Richard Jemmons
 1997 An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn
Billy Bob Thornton
 1997 The Apostle
 1997 U Turn
 1997 Princess Mononoke
Jigo (English version, voice)
 1997 A Gun, a Car, a Blonde
Syd / Monk
 1997 Ellen (TV Series)
The Grocer
- The Puppy Episode (1997) ... The Grocer (uncredited)
 1996 The Winner
 1996 Sling Blade
Karl Childers
 1996 Don't Look Back (TV Movie)
 1992-1995 Hearts Afire (TV Series)
Billy Bob Davis
- The Outsider (1995) ... Billy Bob Davis
- John and Georgie's Not-So-Excellent Adventure (1995) ... Billy Bob Davis
- Group Therapy (1995) ... Billy Bob Davis
- Mrs. Hartman, Mrs. Hartman (1995) ... Billy Bob Davis
- Help Wanted (1995) ... Billy Bob Davis
 1995 Out There (TV Movie)
 1995 Dead Man
Big George Drakoulious
 1994 On Deadly Ground
Homer Carlton
 1994 Floundering
Gun Clerk
 1994 Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade (Short)
Karl Childers
 1993 Tombstone
Johnny Tyler
 1993 Indecent Proposal
Day Tripper
 1993 Grey Knight
 1993 Blood In, Blood Out
 1993 Trouble Bound
 1992 One False Move
Ray Malcolm
 1992 Knots Landing (TV Series)
- Letting Go (1992) ... Timberman
 1990-1991 Evening Shade (TV Series)
Alvin / Florist
- The Thanksgiving Show (1991) ... Alvin
- There Once Was a Boy Named Wood (1990) ... Florist
 1991 For the Boys
Marine Sergeant, Korea
 1991 The Dark Backward
Patron at Sloppy's (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1990 The Outsiders (TV Series)
Buck Merrill
- Union Blues (1990) ... Buck Merrill
- The Beat Goes On (1990) ... Buck Merrill
- Winner Take All (1990) ... Buck Merrill
- Carnival (1990) ... Buck Merrill
- Mirror Image (1990) ... Buck Merrill
 1989 Going Overboard
 1988 Circus (TV Movie)
Billy Bob
 1988 South of Reno
 1987 The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains (TV Movie)
Conductor (scenes deleted)
 1987 Matlock (TV Series)
Pawnshop Clerk
- The Photographer (1987) ... Pawnshop Clerk
 1986 Hunter's Blood
Billy Bob
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Show Show Soundtrack (5 credits)
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He played the drums for Jack Hammer (a South African band) on an album called "Jack of All Trades," which was released in 1987. The recordings were made in Los Angeles in 1985. See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 15 Interviews | 22 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Reginald Perry


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People think the hard thing for an actor is crying and screaming, but that's easy. What's hard is a character who never tips his hand, who toes the line all the time. The hard stuff is never telling yourself, "Hey, I better do something here.". See more »


He was honored by his hometown, where he's remembered as a milkshake-loving, drum-playing rock 'n' roller. "I had a Tastee-Freez stand before I got into politics," said Mayor Bill Scrimshire, who declared "Billy Bob Thornton Day" Tuesday. "When he was a kid in high school, he used to buy hamburgers and milkshakes from me. He was one of my Tastee-Freez kids.". See more »


Frequently plays sleazy and immoral characters See more »

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