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William Hickey



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Eddie Ojeda - Twisted Method
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet When Puppets and Dolls Attack!
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Better Than Ever
  • Actor
1999
43% Mouse Hunt
  • Rudolph Smuntz
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
No Score Yet Twisted
  • Actor
1997
50% Forget Paris
  • Arthur
1995
9% The Jerky Boys
  • Uncle Freddy
1995
No Score Yet The Maddening
  • `Daddy'
1995
33% Major Payne
  • Dr. Phillips
1994
94% The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Scientist
1993
No Score Yet The Runestone
  • Lars
1991
71% My Blue Heaven
  • Billy Sparrow
1990
No Score Yet Mob Boss
  • Don Anthony
1990
35% Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
  • Drogan
1990
No Score Yet Any Man's Death
  • Schiller @ Bauer
1990
64% National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
  • Uncle Lewis
1989
43% Puppet Master
  • Toulan
1989
No Score Yet Magdalene
  • Rudolf
1989
17% Pink Cadillac
  • Barton
1989
77% Sea of Love
  • Frank Keller Sr.
1989
70% Da
  • Drumm
1988
61% 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
60% One Crazy Summer
  • Old Man Beckersted
1986
38% Remo Williams - The Adventure Begins
  • Coney Island Barker
1985
88% Prizzi's Honor
  • Don Corrado Prizzi
1985
No Score Yet Walls Of Glass
  • Papa
1985
89% Wise Blood
  • Preacher
1979
58% 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
92% The Boston Strangler
  • Eugene T. Rourke
1968
91% The Producers
  • The Drunk
1968
No Score Yet Invitation to a Gunfighter
  • Jo-Jo
1964
40% Something Wild
  • Actor
1961
No Score Yet A Hatful of Rain
  • Apples
1957
No Score Yet Sandman
  • Actor

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