William Forsythe

William Forsythe

Highest Rated: 94% The Waterdance (1992)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Jun 7, 1955

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Burly, intense character actor William Forsythe played his share of tough guys in features ranging from big-budget extravaganzas to low-rent, direct-to-DVD exploitation movies. After his big break playing a bootlegger opposite Robert De Niro in Sergio Leone's gangster epic "Once Upon a Time in America" (1984), the actor quickly established himself - most often as a heavy - in more commercial endeavors like the Steven Seagal actioner "Out for Justice" (1991). Forsythe delivered exceptional performances in acclaimed indie films as well, including the rehabilitation drama "The Waterdance" (1992) and the quirky crime comedy "Palookaville" (1995). Increasingly known as a staple in genre films of all stripes and budgets, the actor could be seen in everything from Michael Bay's blockbuster "The Rock" (1997) to rocker-turned-filmmaker Rob Zombie's blood-soaked "The Devil's Rejects" (2005). Appearing more often than not in low-budget fare, he occasionally starred in features like the sardonic character study "Happy in the Valley" (2009) and on television as the star of such crime-dramas as "The Mob Doctor" (Fox, 2012-13). Like grizzled character actors Ernest Borgnine, Warren Oates or Lee Marvin before him, Forsythe regularly delivered solid work in respected projects amongst the steady stream of B-movies that were the working actor's bread and butter.

Highest rated movies

The Waterdance
Raising Arizona
Once Upon a Time in America
Weeds
American Me
Extreme Prejudice
Cold Pursuit The Rock

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
29% 25% Ida Red Lawrence Twilley (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet 100% God's Not Dead: We the People Robert Benson (Character) - 2021
0% 35% Run With the Hunted Augustus (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Perfect Plan Grayson (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet 50% I Am Fear Marco (Character) - 2020
14% No Score Yet Awake Roger Bower (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 59% Vault Buddy Providence (Character) - 2019
68% 49% Cold Pursuit Brock (Character) $32.1M 2019
No Score Yet 18% Check Point The Sheriff (Character),
Producer
- 2017
No Score Yet 55% The Midnight Man Fairbanks (Character) - 2016
40% 63% The Hollow Big John Dawson (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Networker Charles Mangano (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 80% Road to Juarez Doug Hermann (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 41% The Bronx Bull Jake LaMotta (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 0% Hidden in the Woods Uncle Costello (Character) - 2015
31% 44% Echoes of War Randolph (Character) - 2015
33% 29% Laugh Killer Laugh Frank Stone (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ghost Club: Spirits Never Die Stanley (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death for Hire Uncle Rip (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 10% Tom Holland's Twisted Tales Mr. Smith (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 9% Infected Dr. Edward Dennehey (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jesse Vince the Godfather (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Slip & Fall Jerry (Character) - 2011
22% 34% Loosies Capt. Edwards (Character) $3.3K 2011
No Score Yet 21% Born to Ride Jack Steele (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 19% Inkubus Diamente (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 51% Dear Mr. Gacy John Wayne Gacy (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 3% The Rig Jim (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 62% The Nail: The Story of Joey Nardone Massimo (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy in the Valley Stewart (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 15% iMurders Professor Uberoth (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 19% Stiletto Alex (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 0% Southern Gothic Enoch Pitt (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 15% Hack! Willy (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Final Approach Silas Jansen (Character) - 2007
5% 44% 88 Minutes Frank Parks (Character) $16.9M 2007
28% 59% Halloween Ronnie White (Character) $58.3M 2007
No Score Yet 41% Jam Ted (Character) - 2006
23% 25% Freedomland Boyle (Character) $12.5M 2006
No Score Yet 22% Hammerhead: Shark Frenzy Tom Reed (Character) - 2005
55% 78% The Devil's Rejects Sheriff John Wydell (Character) $16.9M 2005
No Score Yet 18% Larva Jacob Long (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 17% The Librarians Simon (Character),
Writer
- 2004
No Score Yet 58% The Last Letter Mr. Griffith (Character) - 2004
48% 28% Coastlines Fred Vance (Character) $6.5K 2002
0% 22% Run for the Money Bo Young (Character) - 2002
48% 40% City by the Sea Spyder (Character) $22.4M 2002
60% No Score Yet The Technical Writer Joe (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sharkman Tom (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 92% Blue Hill Avenue Det. Torrance (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Civility Andrew LeBretian (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 20% G Men From Hell Dean Crept (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Luck of the Draw Max Fenton (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet 18 Shades of Dust Tommy Cucci (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 67% Paradise Lost Mike Stark (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 17% Camouflage Alton Owens (Character) - 1999
22% 42% Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo Detective Chuck Fowler (Character) $65.5M 1999
No Score Yet 0% Big City Blues Hudson (Character) - 1999
36% 64% Blue Streak Detective Hardcastle (Character) $68.2M 1999
No Score Yet 67% Four Days Milt (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 20% The Last Marshal DeClerc (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pass Charles Duprey (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 8% Dollar for the Dead Dooley (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 86% Ambushed Mike Organski (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 78% Row Your Boat Gil Meadows (Character) - 1998
40% 36% Hell's Kitchen N.Y.C. Lou Reilly (Character) $9.8K 1998
No Score Yet 0% Soundman Frank Rosenfeld (Character) - 1998
12% 26% Firestorm Randall Alexander Shaye (Character) $8.0M 1998
No Score Yet 88% First Time Felon Sorley (Character) - 1997
42% 40% The Substitute Hollan (Character) $14.8M 1996
60% 82% Gotti Sammy Gravano (Character) - 1996
68% 85% The Rock Special Agent Ernest Paxton (Character) $134.1M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet On the Edge Unknown (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet For Which He Stands Johnny Rochetti (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stories From the Edge Unknown (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond Desire Ray Patterson (Character) - 1995
31% 32% Virtuosity William Cochran (Character) $23.2M 1995
No Score Yet 35% The Immortals Tim James (Character) - 1995
33% 72% Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead Franchise (Character) $232.2K 1995
64% 63% Palookaville Sid Dunleavy (Character) $342.4K 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Direct Hit Hatch (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Those Bedroom Eyes Detective Mike Stoller (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 0% Relentless 3 Walter Hilderman (Character) - 1993
94% 63% The Waterdance Bloss (Character) $1.7M 1992
73% 90% American Me J.D. (Character) $11.3M 1992
14% 25% The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag William "Billy" Beaudeen (Character) $3.6M 1992
No Score Yet 75% Cruel Doubt Police Chief John Crone (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Willing to Kill: The Texas Cheerleader Story Terry Harper (Character) - 1992
33% 64% Stone Cold Ice (Character) $8.2M 1991
23% 53% Out for Justice Richie Madano (Character) $36.8M 1991
64% 53% Dick Tracy Flattop (Character) $103.7M 1990
33% 43% Dead Bang Arthur Kressler (Character) $7.4M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Torrents of Spring Prince Ippolito Polozov (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 83% Sons Mikey (Character) - 1989
50% 49% Patty Hearst Teko (Character) $984.0K 1988
No Score Yet 70% Baja Oklahoma Tommy Earl Browner (Character) - 1988
70% 59% Extreme Prejudice Sgt. Buck Atwater (Character) $9.9M 1987
90% 85% Raising Arizona Evelle Snopes (Character) $21.1M 1987
80% 55% Weeds Burt the Booster (Character) $1.5M 1987
No Score Yet 16% Savage Dawn Pigiron (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 50% The Lightship Gene (Character) - 1985
67% 56% Cloak and Dagger Morris (Character) - 1984
87% 93% Once Upon a Time in America Philip 'Cockeye' Stein (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 14% The Man Who Wasn't There Pug Face Crusher (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 12% Smokey Bites the Dust Kenny (Character) - 1981

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 82% Magnum P.I. Harry Brown (Guest Star) 2019
25% 56% Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Oleg Antakov (Guest Star) 2017
73% 69% Chicago Justice Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 74% Hawaii Five-0 Harry Brown (Guest Star) 2015 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Making of the Mob Unknown (Character) 2016
97% 95% Justified Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
21% 43% The Mob Doctor Constantine Alexander (Character) 2012-2013
No Score Yet 88% The Mentalist Steve Rigsby (Guest Star) 2011-2012
92% 95% Boardwalk Empire Manny Horvitz (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 63% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
65% 83% Entourage Eddie (Guest Star) 2007
63% 89% Masters of Horror Unknown (Character) 2007
52% 60% Shark Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
73% No Score Yet John Doe Unknown (Character) 2002-2003
20% 100% UC: Undercover Jack "Sonny" Walker (Character) 2001-2002
50% No Score Yet Mysterious Ways Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead Man's Gun Unknown (Character) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cybill Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fame Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
97% 100% Hill Street Blues Richard Brady (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet 80% CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1982