William Fichtner

Highest Rated: 96% Quiz Show (1994)
Lowest Rated: 9% Ultraviolet (2006)
Birthday: Nov 27, 1956
Birthplace: East Meadow, New York, USA
An intense, versatile performer, William Fichtner, born November 27th, 1956, emerged as a memorable character actor through his work with some of the most notable filmmakers of the 1990s and beyond. After his military brat childhood, Fichtner studied criminal justice in college before moving to New York City to shift his focus to acting. Fichtner got his first major acting job on the serial As the World Turns in 1988 and played bit parts in Spike Lee's Malcolm X (1992) and Robert Redford's Quiz Show (1994). Steven Soderbergh gave Fichtner his first substantial film role as a small town hood in the neo-noir The Underneath (1994). After supporting turns in Kathryn Bigelow's Y2K fantasy Strange Days (1995) and Michael Mann's stylish police saga Heat (1995), Fichtner earned kudos for his psychotic hit man in actor Kevin Spacey's directorial debut Albino Alligator (1997). As a gentle blind scientist in Robert Zemeckis' empyreal sci-fi adventure Contact (1997), Fichtner further revealed his considerable range; among the hip ensemble cast in Doug Liman's time-bending rave comedy Go (1999), Fichtner managed to stand out with his humorously unsettling performance as a narcotics cop with an agenda. Fichtner finally achieved leading man status as one of Demi Moore's amours in Passion of Mind (2000), but Alain Berliner's first American effort failed at the box office. Moving easily between independent films and big-budget Hollywood, Fichtner next co-starred as one of the ill-fated swordfishermen in Wolfgang Petersen's adaptation of The Perfect Storm (2000). Maintaining his prolific ways after The Perfect Storm's success, and earning a place in Vanity Fair's 2001 photo spread of premier supporting actors, Fichtner took on a varied trio of roles in three major 2001 releases. After playing a small part as Josh Hartnett's dad in Michael Bay's overwrought $198 million disappointment Pearl Harbor (2001), Fichtner's turn as a gay detective in the lumbering comedy What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001) was one of the bright spots in an otherwise disposable movie. Back in his no-nonsense manhood style, Fichtner then appeared as a master sergeant involved in the troubled 1993 mission in Somalia in Ridley Scott's Oscar bait military drama Black Hawk Down (2001).After the ensemble carnage of Black Hawk Down, Fichtner moved to the small screen for a starring role as one of two maverick ER doctors in the ABC medical drama MDs (2002). A competitive time slot and poor reviews, however, hampered MDs' ratings. Though his foray into series television stumbled, Fichtner continued to rack up movie credits, appearing alongside Christian Bale and Emily Watson in the dystopian science fiction thriller Equilibrium (2002).In 2004, Fichtner appeared in Nine Lives, a critically successful episodic drama following the lives of nine women, and after participating in a variety of films throughout 2005 (The Chumscrubber, Empire Falls) and the television series Invasion Iowa, Fichtner joined the cast of the Academy Award-winning drama Crash. The actor continued to enjoy television success in the series Prison Break (2006-07), and played a conservative judge in an episode of The West Wing. Fichtner took on a role playing a bank manager in Gotham City for Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight (2008), and joined the casts of Date Night (2010), The Big Bang, and Drive Angry (all 2011).

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
50% Finding Steve McQueen Enzo Rotella 2019
No Score Yet Encontrando Steve McQueen Enzo Rotella 2019
25% All the Devil's Men Brennan 2018
No Score Yet Armed Richard 2018
43% Hot Summer Nights Shep 2018
26% Traffik Mr. Waynewright 2018
10% Krystal Actor 2018
No Score Yet The Neighbor Mike Producer 2018
51% 12 Strong Colonel Mulholland 2018
No Score Yet Elite squad Brennan 2018
89% O.G. Danvers 2018
No Score Yet American Wrestler: The Wizard Coach Plyler 2017
No Score Yet Black Holes Actor 2017
29% Independence Day: Resurgence Gen. Adams $103.2M 2016
81% The Homesman Vester Belknap 2014
22% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Eric Sacks $164M 2014
66% Elysium John Carlyle $90.9M 2013
31% The Lone Ranger Butch Cavendish $89.3M 2013
50% Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf's Narrator $0.6M 2013
67% Wrong Master Chang $29.1K 2013
36% Code Name: Geronimo Mr. Guidry 2012
19% The Big Bang Poley 2011
47% Drive Angry The Accountant $10.8M 2011
67% Date Night DA Frank Crenshaw $98.8M 2010
No Score Yet Prison Break: The Final Break Alexander Mahone 2009
No Score Yet Starz Inside: Unforgettably Evil Actor 2009
94% The Dark Knight Bank Manager $533.4M 2008
70% Blades of Glory Darren MacElroy $118.2M 2007
58% First Snow Ed $0.2M 2007
9% Ultraviolet Garth $18.4M 2006
75% Nine Lives Andrew $0.2M 2005
37% The Chumscrubber Dr. Bill Stiffle 2005
No Score Yet Empire Falls Jimmy Minty 2005
31% The Longest Yard Capt. Knauer $158M 2005
19% The Amateurs (The Moguls) (Dirty Movie) Otis 2005
No Score Yet The Healer Henry 2004
74% Crash Jake Flanagan $55.4M 2004
40% Equilibrium Jurgen 2002
43% Julie Walking Home Henry 2002
76% Black Hawk Down Sanderson $108.6M 2001
10% What's the Worst That Could Happen? Det. Alex Tardio $31.1M 2001
24% Pearl Harbor Danny's Father $197.8M 2001
47% The Perfect Storm David `Sully' Sullivan 2000
19% Passion of Mind Aaron 2000
29% Drowning Mona Phil Dearly 2000
91% Go Burke 1999
No Score Yet The Settlement Jerry 1999
38% Armageddon Col. Sharp 1998
32% Switchback Chief Jack McGinnis 1997
63% Contact Kent 1997
50% Albino Alligator Law 1996
86% Heat Van Zant 1995
14% Reckless Rachel's Father 1995
61% Strange Days Dwayne Engelman 1995
33% Virtuosity Wallace 1995
59% The Underneath Tommy Dundee 1995
96% Quiz Show Stage Manager 1994
No Score Yet High Lonesome Actor 1994
88% Malcolm X Cop at Harlem Station 1992

TV

CREDIT
86% Mom
2013
Adam
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Top Gear America
2017-2018
Host
  • 2018
  • 2017
60% Prison Break
2005-2017
Alexander Mahone
  • 2017
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
88% Empire
2015
Jamieson Jamesion
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Crossing Lines
2013-2015
Carl Hickman
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
66% Entourage
2004-2011
Phil Yagoda
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
Voice
  • 2009
  • 2005
100% Invasion
2005-2006
Sheriff Tom Underlay
  • 2006
  • 2005
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Christopher Mulready
  • 2004
No Score Yet Grace Under Fire
1993-1998
Ryan Sparks
  • 1997
  • 1995
  • 1994
No Score Yet Crossing Lines
Carl Hickman

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