William Hickey

William Hickey

Highest Rated: 96% Little Big Man (1970)

Lowest Rated: 17% The Jerky Boys (1995)

Birthday: Sep 19, 1927

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York

Trained at the Hagen-Bergdorf school, William Hickey made his Broadway bow in a 1951 production of Shaw's St. Joan. For many years, Hickey was best known as a highly sought-after acting coach; among his students were such showbiz heavyweights as Jack Nicholson and Barbra Streisand. In 1957, Hickey appeared in his first film, repeating his stage characterization "Apples" in A Hatful of Rain. Hickey's wizened countenance and rusty-nail voice has been successfully harnessed for such showy screen roles as Rod Steiger's zany sidekick in Happy Birthday Wanda June (1971). 1990s assignments include the role of Fogarty on the TV sitcom Baby Talk(1991) and a voiceover gig as The Mad Scientist in Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). In 1986, William Hickey received an Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of Don Corrado Prizzi in John Huston's Prizzi's Honor. His final screen performance was in the comedy Mousehunt (1997). Hickey died from complications of emphysema and bronchitis at the age of 69.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Eddie Ojeda - Twisted Method Actor 2006
No Score Yet When Puppets and Dolls Attack! Actor 2005
42% Mouse Hunt Rudolph Smuntz 1997
No Score Yet Twisted Andre 1997
No Score Yet Spike & Mike's Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation Actor 1997
No Score Yet Love Is All There Is The Monsignor 1997
No Score Yet Better Than Ever Actor 1997
50% Forget Paris Arthur 1995
17% The Jerky Boys Uncle Freddy 1995
No Score Yet The Maddening `Daddy' 1995
33% Major Payne Dr. Phillips 1994
95% The Nightmare Before Christmas Scientist $8.7M 1993
No Score Yet The Runestone Lars 1991
71% My Blue Heaven Billy Sparrow 1990
No Score Yet Mob Boss Don Anthony 1990
39% Tales from the Darkside: The Movie Drogan 1990
No Score Yet Any Man's Death Schiller @ Bauer 1990
66% National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Uncle Lewis 1989
50% Puppet Master Toulan 1989
No Score Yet Magdalene Rudolf 1989
21% Pink Cadillac Barton 1989
76% Sea of Love Frank Keller Sr. 1989
70% Da Drumm 1988
60% Bright Lights, Big City Ferret Man 1988
No Score Yet Starlight: A Musical Movie Davis 1988
No Score Yet A Hobo's Christmas Cincinnati Harold 1987
74% The Name of the Rose (Der Name der Rose) Ubertino de Casale 1986
No Score Yet Seize the Day Perls 1986
56% One Crazy Summer Old Man Beckersted 1986
41% Remo Williams - The Adventure Begins Coney Island Barker 1985
86% Prizzi's Honor Don Corrado Prizzi 1985
No Score Yet Walls Of Glass Papa 1985
86% Wise Blood Preacher 1979
45% The Sentinel Perry 1977
85% Mikey and Nicky Sid Fine 1976
No Score Yet 92 in the Shade Mr. Skelton 1975
No Score Yet The Telephone Book Man In Bed 1971
No Score Yet Happy Birthday, Wanda June Looseleaf Harper 1971
96% Little Big Man Historian 1970
86% The Boston Strangler Eugene T. Rourke 1968
90% The Producers The Drunk 1968
No Score Yet Invitation to a Gunfighter Jo-Jo 1964
43% Something Wild Actor 1961
No Score Yet A Hatful of Rain Apples 1957
No Score Yet Sandman Actor


No Score Yet The Outer Limits
No Score Yet Wings
Carlton Blanchard 1994
82% Tales from the Crypt
No Score Yet Miami Vice
Nazi Fugitive 1989
97% Moonlighting
Mr. Kendall 1987
No Score Yet The Equalizer
Blind Man 1986


Preacher says: "Nobody with a good car needs to be justified,"

Preacher says: Nobody with a good car needs to be justified.

Uncle Lewis says: To Aunt Bethany: "You couldn't hear a dump truck driving through a nitroglycerin plant."

Uncle Lewis says: [to Aunt Bethany] You couldn't hear a dump truck driving through a nitroglycerin plant.