William H. Macy

William H. Macy

Highest Rated: 100% Easy Riders, Raging Bulls (2003)

Lowest Rated: 8% Doogal (2006)

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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kyrstal Director - 2018
14% 44% Krystal Wyatt (Character),
Director
- 2017
No Score Yet 8% The Layover Director - 2017
89% 63% Blood Father Kirby Curtis (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 38% Stealing Cars Philip Wyatt (Character) - 2015
71% 39% Dial a Prayer Bill (Character) - 2015
93% 93% Room Grandpa (Character) $14.7M 2015
54% 49% Walter Dr. Corman (Character) - 2015
48% 44% Cake Leonard (Character) $1.9M 2014
No Score Yet 24% Two-Bit Waltz Carl (Character) $2K 2014
64% 83% Rudderless Tavern Owner/Emcee (Character),
Director
$56K 2014
49% 31% A Single Shot Pitt (Character) - 2013
52% 38% Trust Me Gary (Character) - 2013
88% 85% The Wind Rises Satomi (Voice) - 2013
91% 80% The Sessions Father Brendan (Character) $6M 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ernest & Celestine Unknown (Voice) $71.4K 2012
No Score Yet 60% Citizen Hearst Narrator - 2012
83% 82% The Lincoln Lawyer Frank Levin (Character) $58M 2011
33% 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
57% 44% The Tale of Despereaux Lester (Voice) - 2008
No Score Yet 26% The Deal Charlie Berns (Character),
Writer
- 2008
14% 61% Wild Hogs Dudley Frank (Character) $168.2M 2007
80% 62% He Was a Quiet Man Gene Shelby (Character) - 2007
42% 44% Everyone's Hero Lefty (Voice) $14.5M 2006
No Score Yet 60% Choose Your Own Adventure: The Abominable Snowman Rudyard North (Voice) - 2006
8% 22% Doogal Brian (Voice) $7.6M 2006
46% 72% Bobby Paul (Character) $11.2M 2006
72% 75% Inland Empire Announcer (Character) - 2006
47% 46% Edmond Edmond Burke (Character) $131.6K 2005
38% 53% Sahara Admiral James Sandecker (Character) $68.6M 2005
86% 87% Thank You for Smoking Senator Finistirre (Character) $24.8M 2005
55% 59% Cellular Mooney (Character) $32M 2004
No Score Yet 45% In Enemy Hands Nathan Travers (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 86% The Wool Cap Gigot (Character),
Producer,
Writer
- 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% 76% Seabiscuit Tick Tock McGlaughlin (Character) $120.1M 2003
77% 69% The Cooler Bernie Lootz (Character) $8.2M 2003
60% 83% Door to Door Bill Porter (Character),
Writer
- 2002
82% 51% It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie Glenn (Character) - 2002
55% 56% Welcome to Collinwood Riley (Character) $334K 2002
49% 36% Jurassic Park III Paul Kirby (Character) $181.2M 2001
56% 62% Focus Larry Newman (Character) $719.8K 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
No Score Yet 66% A Slight Case of Murder Terry Thorpe (Character),
Writer
- 1999
61% 57% Mystery Men The Shoveller (Character) $29.8M 1999
61% 55% A Civil Action James Gordon (Character) $56.7M 1998
No Score Yet 24% The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue Justin (Voice) - 1998
85% 79% Pleasantville George Parker (Character) $40.6M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Con Bobby Sommerdinger (Character),
Writer
- 1998
39% 28% Psycho Milton Arbogast (Character) $21.5M 1998
75% 71% Jerry and Tom Karl (Character) - 1998
93% 89% Boogie Nights Little Bill (Character) $26.4M 1997
78% 66% Air Force One Major Caldwell (Character) $172.7M 1997
No Score Yet 33% Colin Fitz Mr. O'Day (Character) - 1997
85% 76% Wag the Dog CIA Agent Mr. Young (Character) $43M 1997
57% 56% Hit Me Policeman (Character) - 1996
43% 62% Ghosts of Mississippi Charlie Crisco, Bobby DeLaughter's Assistant (Character) $13.1M 1996
12% 62% Down Periscope Cmdr. Carl Knox (Character) $23.3M 1996
94% 93% Fargo Jerry Lundegaard (Character) $24.5M 1996
No Score Yet 40% Every Woman's Dream Writer - 1996
50% 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
75% 84% Mr. Holland's Opus Vice Principal Gene Wolters (Character) $82.6M 1995
60% 40% Above Suspicion Pros. Atty. Schultz (Character),
Writer
- 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet ER Dr. David Morgenstern (Character) - 1994
54% 42% Being Human Boris (Character) $1.3M 1994
No Score Yet 17% Dead on Sight Steven Meeker (Character) - 1994
53% 61% Oleanna John (Character) $120.2K 1994
75% 63% Twenty Bucks Property Clerk (Character) $30.7K 1993
76% 85% Benny & Joon Randy Burch (Character) $23.1M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Heart of Justice Booth (Character) - 1993
100% 86% Searching for Bobby Fischer Tunafish Father (Character) $7.9M 1993
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
No Score Yet 44% A Private Matter Psychiatrist (Character) - 1992
91% 73% 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 60% Foolin' Around Bronski (Character) - 1980

TV

Credit
81% 80% Shameless USA Frank Gallagher (Character),
Director,
Writer
2011-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shameless Hall of Shame Frank Gallagher (Character) 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2016-2019 2011-2014
No Score Yet 35% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2019 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2019 2017
No Score Yet 34% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2017-2018 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home & Family Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2018 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Finding Your Roots Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2016 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2016 2014 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chew Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2013-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2015
No Score Yet 37% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2011-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2013 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lionhearts Unknown (Character) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2011 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Curious George Narrator 2009 2006-2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet 80% ER Dr. David Morgenstern (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2009 1994-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio Spotlight Unknown (Character) 2008
84% 79% The Unit Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet 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
93% 95% Frasier Ralph (Guest Voice) 1999
No Score Yet 71% King of the Hill Unknown (Guest Voice) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Andersonville Col. Chandler (Character) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Civil Wars Donald Patchen (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1992 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet 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)

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