William Forsythe

William Forsythe

  • Highest Rated: 93% The Waterdance (1992)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Run for the Money (2002)
  • Birthday: Jun 7, 1955
  • Birthplace: Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York, USA
  • Moving easily from comedies to drama, character actor William "Bill" Forsythe has been busy in feature films since the early '80s, when he debuted with a small role in Smokey Bites the Dust (1981). In addition, he frequently appears on television and on stage, where he launched his career. The stocky, moon-faced, and gap-toothed Brooklyn native began acting in local productions in his early teens and by age 16, had become a professional, appearing on and off Broadway. As a young man, Forsythe moved to Southern California. Shortly after his film debut, he also made his first television appearance in the TV-movie The Miracle of Kathy Miller. This started him on a series of guest-starring roles on shows ranging from CHiPS to Fame. At this early stage, Forsythe was usually cast in villainous roles, as in his breakthrough feature Once Upon a Time in America (1984), in which he played the sweet-faced but ruthless gangster Cockeye. One of Forsythe's most memorable performances was also his first lead, that of a rebellious wheelchair-bound patient who turns a hospital ward topsy-turvy, in the ensemble piece The Waterdance (1991). The same year, Forsythe starred as Al Capone in the short-lived television resurrection of The Untouchables. His other television credits include a leading role opposite Emilio Estevez, in Gene Quintano's tribute to spaghetti Westerns A Dollar for the Dead (1998). The actor stayed busy throughout the 2000s, appearing in Scary Movie 3 (2003), Hammerhead (2005), and Freedomland (2006). In 2007 he took on a supporting role in Rob Zombie's reboot of Halloween, and continued to find work (mainly in the horror genre) throughout the late 2000s.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Vault Buddy Providence 2019
70% Cold Pursuit Actor 2019
17% Awake Actor 2019
No Score Yet Check Point Producer Sheriff Thomas Hancock 2017
No Score Yet The Bronx Bull Jake LaMotta 2017
No Score Yet Hidden in the Woods Uncle Costello 2016
No Score Yet The Hollow Big John Dawson 2016
No Score Yet The Midnight Man Fairbanks 2016
31% Echoes of War Randolph McClluskey 2015
No Score Yet Road To Juarez Doug Hermann 2015
33% Laugh Killer Laugh Frank Stone 2015
No Score Yet The Witching Hour Devlin Deeds 2015
No Score Yet The Networker Chalres Mangano 2015
No Score Yet Slip & Fall Actor 2013
No Score Yet Happy in the Valley Actor 2013
No Score Yet The Ghost Club: Spirits Never Die Actor 2013
22% Loosies Captain Tom Edwards $3.8K 2012
No Score Yet Infected Dr. Edward Dennehey 2012
No Score Yet Inkubus Ret. Detective Gil Diamante 2011
No Score Yet Born To Ride Steele 2011
No Score Yet L.A., I Hate You Uncle Rip 2011
No Score Yet Jesse Vince the Godfather 2011
No Score Yet The Rig Jim 2010
No Score Yet Dear Mr. Gacy John Wayne Gacy 2010
No Score Yet The Nail: The Story of Joey Nardone Massimo 2009
No Score Yet iMurders Actor 2008
5% 88 Minutes Frank Parks $17M 2008
No Score Yet Stiletto Alex 2008
No Score Yet Southern Gothic Pitt 2008
No Score Yet Final Approach Silas Jansen 2008
27% Halloween Ronnie White $58.2M 2007
No Score Yet Hack! Willy 2007
No Score Yet Masters of Horror Buster 2007
48% Coastlines Fred Vance 2006
No Score Yet Jam Ted 2006
23% Freedomland Boyle $12.3M 2006
No Score Yet Hammerhead: Shark Frenzy Tom 2005
54% The Devil's Rejects Sheriff Wydell $17M 2005
29% The L.A. Riot Spectacular George Holliday 2005
No Score Yet Larva Jacob Long 2005
No Score Yet The Last Letter Mr. Griffith 2004
35% Scary Movie 3 Actor 2003
60% The Technical Writer Actor 2003
No Score Yet Malicious Intent Andrew 2002
47% City by the Sea Spyder $22.4M 2002
0% Run for the Money Bo Young 2002
No Score Yet Strike Force Agent Simon Screenwriter 2001
No Score Yet G-Men From Hell Dean Crept 2001
No Score Yet Sicilian Code Tommy 2001
No Score Yet Blue Hill Avenue Det. Torrance 2001
No Score Yet Luck of the Draw Max Fenton 2000
No Score Yet Camouflage Alton Owens 2000
No Score Yet Row Your Boat Gil 2000
40% Hell's Kitchen N.Y.C. Lou $9.6K 1999
22% Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo Det. Fowler 1999
No Score Yet Big City Blues Producer Hudson 1999
No Score Yet The Last Marshal DeClerc 1999
36% Blue Streak Hardcastle 1999
No Score Yet Four Days Milt 1999
No Score Yet Paradise Lost Mike Stark 1999
No Score Yet Dollar for the Dead Dooley 1998
No Score Yet Ambushed Mike Organski 1998
12% Firestorm Earl Shaye 1998
No Score Yet Soundman Actor 1998
No Score Yet The Pass Charles Duprey 1998
No Score Yet First Time Felon Actor 1997
No Score Yet Pass Actor 1997
60% Gotti Sammy Gravano 1996
66% The Rock Eddie Paxton 1996
No Score Yet Beyond Desire Actor 1996
No Score Yet For Which He Stands Actor 1996
No Score Yet Snitch Actor 1996
33% Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead Franchise 1995
No Score Yet The Immortals Tim James 1995
32% Virtuosity William Cochran 1995
41% The Substitute Hollan 1995
64% Palookaville Sid 1995
No Score Yet Beyond Desire Executive Producer Ray 1994
No Score Yet Relentless 3 Walter Hilderman 1993
No Score Yet Those Bedroom Eyes Det. Stoller 1993
No Score Yet Direct Hit Hatch 1993
No Score Yet A Kiss to Die For Det. Mike Stoller 1993
No Score Yet Willing to Kill: The Texas Cheerleader Story Terry Harper 1992
14% The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag Beaudeen 1992
93% The Waterdance Bloss 1992
78% American Me J.D. 1992
No Score Yet Final Approach Actor 1991
25% Stone Cold Ice 1991
23% Out for Justice Richie Madano 1991
38% Career Opportunities Custodian 1991
63% Dick Tracy Flattop 1990
No Score Yet Torrents of Spring Polozov 1990
33% Dead Bang Arthur Kressler 1989
50% Patty Hearst Toko 1988
80% Weeds Burt the Booster 1987
No Score Yet Baja Oklahoma Tommy Earl Browner 1987
67% Extreme Prejudice Sgt. Buck Atwater 1987
91% Raising Arizona Evelle 1987
No Score Yet The Lightship Gene 1986
No Score Yet Savage Dawn Actor 1985
No Score Yet The Long Hot Summer Isaac 1985
64% Cloak and Dagger Morris 1984
86% Once Upon a Time in America Cockeye 1984
No Score Yet The Man Who Wasn't There Pug Face Crusher 1983
No Score Yet King of the Mountain Big Tom 1981
No Score Yet Smokey Bites the Dust Kenny 1981

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

57% Magnum P.I.
2018
Harry Brown
  • 2019
73% Chicago Justice
2017
  • 2017
25% Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
2016-2017
Oleg Antakov
  • 2017
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
Harry Brown
  • 2017
  • 2015
22% The Mob Doctor
2012-2013
Constantine Alexander
  • 2013
  • 2012
92% Boardwalk Empire
2010-2014
Manny Horvitz
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
Steve Rigsby
  • 2011
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
Chris Sutter
  • 2010
66% Entourage
2004-2011
  • 2009
  • 2007
63% Masters of Horror
2005-2007
Buster
  • 2007
  • 2006
52% Shark
2006-2008
Harry Russo
  • 2006
No Score Yet UC: Undercover
2001-2002
Sonny Walker Jack `Sonny' Walker
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Mysterious Ways
2000-2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Untouchables
1993-1994
Al Capone
  • 1994
  • 1993

QUOTES FROM William Forsythe CHARACTERS

Sheriff Wydell
Fuck Groucho!
Custodian
Are you a slacker?
Jim Dodge
No, I'm a Presbyterian.
Cockeye
Newspaper guys never know what the fuck they want.
Captain Tom Edwards
Restore some dignity to this department.
Evelle
Do these balloons blow up into funny shapes at all?
Feisty Hayseed
Well no....unless round is funny.
Evelle
Hi...you're young and you got you're health...what you want with a job.
Sheriff John Wydell
What you say about the King?
Evelle
mighty fine cereal flakes ms.mcdounough
Evelle
Mighty fine cereal flakes, Mrs. McDonough.