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      William Hootkins

      William Hootkins

      Highest Rated: 90% Hear My Song (1991)

      Lowest Rated: 8% The Omega Code (1999)

      Birthday: Jul 5, 1948

      Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, USA

      Texas-born character actor William Hootkins was a globe-trotting, theater-trained polyglot, whose vivid charm and sonorous baritone seemed to make him a perfect fit for the outsized, often outlandish worlds his characters inhabited. Remembered by fans of the Jedi universe for his brief but quotable role as X-wing starfighter Jek Porkins in the sci-fi classic "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope," Hootkins also memorably tangled with the Joker in Tim Burton's superhero actioner, "Batman," and sent Indiana Jones on the trail of the Ark of the Covenant in the adventure "Raiders of the Lost Ark." Hootkins attended Princeton University, later relocating to London, where he launched his professional career on the stage and in minor film and TV roles. He entered the "Star Wars" pantheon with his character's fiery demise during the film's climactic Death Star attack, then shored up his blockbuster movie credentials with supporting roles in the aforementioned hits. He appeared in his share of box office duds--"Superman IV: The Quest for Peace," "Biggles: Adventures in Time"--but as a mainstay of '70s/'80s fantasy fare Hootkins still inspires cultish devotion among many film buffs. The actor trod more earthly ground in dramas like "White Nights" and the Oscar-winner "A River Runs Through It," and he returned to the stage often, garnering raves for his turn as Alfred Hitchcock in the hit London production of "Hitchcock Blonde." Hootkins stayed busy on both sides of the Atlantic up until his final film role, in the dark comedy "Colour Me Kubrick."

      Highest rated movies

      Hear My Song poster
      Hear My Song
      Flash Gordon poster
      Flash Gordon
      Crusoe poster
      Hanover Street poster
      Hanover Street
      Color Me Kubrick poster
      Color Me Kubrick
      Hardware poster
      Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession poster
      Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession
      This World, Then the Fireworks poster
      This World, Then the Fireworks



      52% 42% Color Me Kubrick Frank Rich (Character) $70.7K 2005
      No Score Yet 13% Blessed Detective Lauderdale (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 60% Hamilton Mattress Unknown (Character) - 2002
      8% 30% The Omega Code Sir Percival Lloyd (Character) $12.6M 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Like Father, Like Santa Santa (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Something to Believe In Unknown (Character) - 1998
      38% 43% This World, Then the Fireworks Jake Krutz (Character) $19.9K 1997
      22% 20% The Island of Dr. Moreau Kiril (Character) $27.7M 1996
      No Score Yet 51% Death Machine John Carpenter (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gospa Judge Marulic (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet La Vida Lactea Julian Reilly (Character) - 1993
      29% 59% Dust Devil Capt. Beyman (Character) - 1992
      90% 76% Hear My Song Mr. X (Character) $3.0M 1991
      46% 52% Hardware Lincoln Wineberg Jr. (Character) $5.1M 1990
      71% 43% Crusoe Auctioneer (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Waco & Rhinehart August Mirch (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Zina Walter Adams (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 34% Sphinx Don (Character) - 1981
      46% 74% Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession Col. Taylor (Character) - 1980
      83% 69% Flash Gordon Munson (Character) - 1980
      57% 41% Hanover Street Beef (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Come Back, Little Sheba Postman (Character) - 1977


      No Score Yet No Score Yet Exodus Earth Host 2022
      77% 80% The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hogan Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Harry Chester (Character) 1980-1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Indonesia Narrator