William H. Macy

William H. Macy

Highest Rated: 100% Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Mar 13, 1950

Birthplace: Miami, Florida, USA

An astonishing character actor-turned-lead on stage and screen, William H. Macy was at his best when he was humanizing despairing, imperfect people trying to keep their head up while their world disintegrates. Macy was a longtime collaborator of playwright and director David Mamet, originating the role of Bobby in Mamet's famed "American Buffalo" on the Chicago stage in 1975, as well as appearing in Mamet's films throughout his career. Additionally, he was giving memorable performances in several films by another boundary-pushing filmmaker, Paul Thomas Anderson. But of the top names in American independent film, it was the Coen Brothers who brought Macy his ultimate breakout with "Fargo" (1996), in which he gave an unforgettable performance as a car salesman whose very fallible murder plan goes awry. From his Oscar-nominated work in that film, Macy's hangdog persona and his weathered innocence was tapped for character work in big budget Hollywood films like "Pleasantville" (1997) and "Seabiscuit" (2003). His later credentials also opened the door for Macy to write and star in a number of Emmy-nominated television films including "Door to Door" (TNT, 2002), as well as a tour-de-force performance as a no-good, but ultimately kindhearted alcoholic on the dramedy "Shameless" (Showtime, 2011- ), all of which solidified his reputation as a fountain of quality work and an impeccable performer and storyteller.

Highest rated movies

Searching for Bobby Fischer
Fargo Room
Boogie Nights
The Sessions
Panic
Homicide
Blood Father

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kyrstal Director - 2018
13% 45% Krystal Wyatt (Character),
Director
- 2017
0% 21% The Layover Director - 2017
89% 63% Blood Father Kirby Curtis (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 38% Stealing Cars Philip Wyatt (Character) - 2015
93% 93% Room Grandpa (Character) $14.7M 2015
71% 39% Dial a Prayer Bill (Character) - 2015
54% 49% Walter Dr. Corman (Character) - 2015
49% 44% Cake Leonard (Character) $1.9M 2014
No Score Yet 24% Two-Bit Waltz Carl (Character) $2.0K 2014
64% 83% Rudderless Tavern Owner/Emcee (Character),
Director
$56.0K 2014
52% 37% Trust Me Gary (Character) - 2013
88% 85% The Wind Rises Satomi (Voice) - 2013
49% 31% A Single Shot Pitt (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ernest & Celestine Unknown (Voice) $71.4K 2012
No Score Yet 67% Citizen Hearst Narrator - 2012
91% 80% The Sessions Father Brendan (Character) $6.0M 2012
83% 82% The Lincoln Lawyer Frank Levin (Character) $58.0M 2011
34% 53% Dirty Girl Ray (Character) $53.6K 2010
9% 42% Marmaduke Don Twombly (Character) $33.6M 2010
No Score Yet 37% The Maiden Heist George (Character) - 2009
47% 32% Shorts Dr. Noseworthy (Character) $20.9M 2009
70% 56% Bart Got a Room Ernie Stein (Character) $53.8K 2008
No Score Yet 26% The Deal Charlie Berns (Character),
Writer
- 2008
57% 44% The Tale of Despereaux Lester (Voice) - 2008
80% 62% He Was a Quiet Man Gene Shelby (Character) - 2007
14% 61% Wild Hogs Dudley Frank (Character) $168.2M 2007
71% 75% Inland Empire Announcer (Character) - 2006
47% 72% Bobby Paul (Character) $11.2M 2006
42% 44% Everyone's Hero Lefty (Voice) $14.5M 2006
8% 22% Doogal Brian (Voice) $7.6M 2006
No Score Yet 60% Choose Your Own Adventure: The Abominable Snowman Rudyard North (Voice) - 2006
47% 46% Edmond Edmond Burke (Character) $131.6K 2005
86% 87% Thank You for Smoking Senator Finistirre (Character) $24.8M 2005
38% 53% Sahara Admiral James Sandecker (Character) $68.6M 2005
No Score Yet 86% The Wool Cap Gigot (Character),
Producer,
Writer
- 2004
56% 59% Cellular Mooney (Character) $32.0M 2004
No Score Yet 45% In Enemy Hands Nathan Travers (Character) - 2004
65% 62% Spartan Stoddard (Character) $4.4M 2004
No Score Yet 23% Stealing Sinatra John Irwin (Character) - 2003
100% 82% Easy Riders, Raging Bulls Narrator - 2003
77% 69% The Cooler Bernie Lootz (Character) $8.2M 2003
78% 76% Seabiscuit Tick Tock McGlaughlin (Character) $120.1M 2003
82% 52% It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie Glenn (Character) - 2002
60% 83% Door to Door Bill Porter (Character),
Writer
- 2002
55% 55% Welcome to Collinwood Riley (Character) $334.0K 2002
56% 62% Focus Larry Newman (Character) $719.8K 2001
48% 36% Jurassic Park III Paul Kirby (Character) $181.2M 2001
91% 62% Panic Alex (Character) $775.8K 2000
85% 70% State and Main Walt Price (Character) $6.9M 2000
81% 55% Happy, Texas Sheriff Chappy Dent (Character) $1.9M 1999
83% 89% Magnolia Donnie Smith (Quiz Kid) (Character) $22.5M 1999
61% 57% Mystery Men The Shoveller (Character) $29.8M 1999
No Score Yet 67% A Slight Case of Murder Terry Thorpe (Character),
Writer
- 1999
No Score Yet 24% The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue Justin (Voice) - 1998
75% 72% Jerry and Tom Karl (Character) - 1998
85% 79% Pleasantville George Parker (Character) $40.6M 1998
38% 28% Psycho Milton Arbogast (Character) $21.5M 1998
62% 55% A Civil Action James Gordon (Character) $56.7M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Con Bobby Sommerdinger (Character),
Writer
- 1998
78% 66% Air Force One Major Caldwell (Character) $172.7M 1997
86% 76% Wag the Dog CIA Agent Mr. Young (Character) $43.0M 1997
93% 89% Boogie Nights Little Bill (Character) $26.4M 1997
No Score Yet 33% Colin Fitz Mr. O'Day (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 36% Every Woman's Dream Writer - 1996
11% 62% Down Periscope Cmdr. Carl Knox (Character) $23.3M 1996
57% 56% Hit Me Policeman (Character) - 1996
43% 62% Ghosts of Mississippi Charlie Crisco, Bobby DeLaughter's Assistant (Character) $13.1M 1996
94% 93% Fargo Jerry Lundegaard (Character) $24.5M 1996
75% 84% Mr. Holland's Opus Vice Principal Gene Wolters (Character) $82.6M 1995
53% 80% Murder in the First District Attorney William McNeil (Character) $16.1M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Shadow of Evil Dr. Frank Teague (Character) - 1995
60% 40% Above Suspicion Pros. Atty. Schultz (Character),
Writer
- 1995
53% 61% Oleanna John (Character) $120.2K 1994
54% 42% Being Human Boris (Character) $1.3M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet ER Dr. David Morgenstern (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 17% Dead on Sight Steven Meeker (Character) - 1994
75% 63% Twenty Bucks Property Clerk (Character) $30.7K 1993
76% 85% Benny & Joon Randy Burch (Character) $23.1M 1993
100% 86% Searching for Bobby Fischer Tunafish Father (Character) $7.9M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Heart of Justice Booth (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 44% A Private Matter Psychiatrist (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Line of Duty: Siege at Marion Ray Daniels (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Water Engine Charles Lang (Character) - 1992
91% 72% Homicide Tim Sullivan (Character) $1.9M 1991
No Score Yet 76% The Murder of Mary Phagan Randy (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lip Service Director - 1988
No Score Yet 71% Foolin' Around Bronski (Character) - 1980

TV

Credit
89% 80% The Dropout Richard Fuisz (Character) 2022
82% 81% Shameless Frank Gallagher (Character),
Director,
Writer
2011-2021
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2011-2014 2016-2019
No Score Yet 44% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016-2017 2019
No Score Yet 28% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2015 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home & Family Guest 2018
No Score Yet 87% Finding Your Roots Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2012 2014 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2016
No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2015
No Score Yet 48% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2014
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2011-2014
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2011 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2011
No Score Yet 100% Curious George Narrator 2006-2007 2009
No Score Yet 84% ER Dr. David Morgenstern (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1994-1998 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2009
84% 80% The Unit Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
86% 50% Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King Unknown (Character) 2006
85% 76% The Simpsons Himself (Guest Voice) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reversible Errors Unknown (Character) 2004
90% 100% Sports Night Unknown (Guest Star) 1999-2000
95% 94% Frasier Ralph (Guest Voice) 1999
No Score Yet 56% King of the Hill Dr. Rubin (Guest Voice) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Civil Wars Donald Patchen (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1990 1992
No Score Yet 100% The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kate & Allie Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE SHOWTIME: Shameless Frank Gallagher (Character)