Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1956-11-27 (64 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Mitchell Field Air Force Base, East Meadow, Long Island, New York, USA
66 Movies · 13 TV shows
Also Known As: Bill Fichtner · William Edward Fichtner · Уильям Фихтнер · Γουίλιαμ Έντουαρτ "Μπιλ" Φίχτνερ · Μπιλ Φίχτνερ · Γουίλιαμ Φίχτνερ
William Edward Fichtner (born November 27, 1956) is an American actor. Fichtner has appeared in a number of films, TV series and video games. He is known for his television roles as Sheriff Tom Underlay on Invasion, Alexander Mahone on Prison Break, and Adam Janikowski on Mom. His film appearances include Heat, Contact, Armageddon, The Perfect Storm, Go, Drowning Mona, Crash, Blades of Glory, Black Hawk Down, The Longest Yard, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Dark Knight, Date Night, The Lone Ranger, Elysium, Independence Day: Resurgence, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Fichtner is a fan of the NFL (National Football League) team the Buffalo Bills, appearing in a commercial for the team before the 2014 season. He has narrated the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary titled Four Falls of Buffalo, chronicling the Buffalo Bills' four consecutive Super Bowl appearances from 1990–93.
Fichtner was born on Mitchel Air Force Base on Long Island, and was raised in Cheektowaga, New York, a suburb of Buffalo. He is the son of Patricia A. (née Steitz) and William Frederick Fichtner. He has German ancestry.Fichtner graduated from Maryvale High School (Cheektowaga) in 1974. After graduating from Farmingdale State College in 1976 with an associate degree in criminal justice, he attended SUNY Brockport and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice in 1978. He then studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. He also credits his Farmingdale State College admissions counselor Don Harvey with his decision to study acting. Harvey, who became a lifelong friend, took Fichtner to his first Broadway show. On May 18, 2008, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by Farmingdale State College.
Movies & TV shows
The Birthday Cake
Giovanni reluctantly accepted the task of bringing a cake to his uncle's home on the 10th anniversary of his father's death. Two hours into the night, Gio's life has irrevocably changed.
Josie & Jack
Growing up in a decaying old Pennsylvania mansion and home schooled by their professor father, Jack and Josie Raeburn have never had anyone but each other to depend on. There was a set in the 1990s.
Finding Steve McQueen
A group of thieves from Ohio tried to steal $30 million in illegal contributions in 1972. Based on the true story of the biggest bank robbery in US history.
Two ordinary guys in a small town embark on an extraordinary adventure, risking everything for a stranger in need.
A couple going for a romantic weekend in the mountains are confronted by a biker gang. Alone in the mountains, Brea and John must defend themselves against the gang who will stop at nothing to protect...
Louis Menkins is five weeks away from being released after 26 years in prison. He is faced with the decision to put his own release at risk in order to protect a young man named Beecher from growing g...
In the aftermath of the September 11th attacks, a team of CIA agents and special forces head into Afghanistan to destroy the Taliban.
A person who was in the U.S. All of the survivors of his old unit are experiencing the same symptoms, and there may be a larger conspiracy at hand.
All the Devil's Men
A bounty hunter is forced to go to London on a hunt for a CIA mole, which leads him into a deadly battle with a former military comrade and his private army.
A young man living in a sheltered life develops a crush on a stripper and joins her Alcoholics Anonymous group just so he can be in the same room with her.
Hot Summer Nights
A teen ends up in over his head while dealing drugs with a partner and chasing his sister during the summer of 1991 on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
4 Movies · 1 TV show
Top Gear America
The cars of America's culture are reviewed.
Dave is about to lead the first mission to Mars when he is teaming up with a sentient melon, who claims to be the reincarnation of a fashion designer, upstaging his big moment and driving him to the b...
American Wrestler: The Wizard
In 1980, a teenage boy escapes the unrest in Iran only to face more hostility in America due to the hostage crisis. He joined the wrestling team.
Porsche: Decades of Disruption
Since World War II, the automobile industry has been disrupted by cars.
A middle-aged man in a stagnant marriage finds his life upended when an attractive young woman and her seemingly abusive husband move in next door.
Last Day in LA
Exploring the complex history of football in Los Angeles through the lens of Christmas Eve 1994--the last regular season games of the Los Angeles Raiders and the Los Angeles Rams before they relocated...
The War of 1996: A United World News Special
A faux news documentary about the 20 years that have passed between the first and second "Independence Day" movies.
Independence Day: Resurgence
We knew they were coming back. The nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. Nothing can prepare us for the aliens. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men ...
The Gettysburg Address
During the Civil War, President Lincoln went to Gettysburg. Lincoln's famous speech is examined in "The Gettysburg Address", which separates fact from fiction along the way. Lincoln's journey to Getty...
Hell on Earth
What if Satan had his own reality TV show? It would probably be a hilarious disaster.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The city needs heroes. The police, politicians, and the Foot Clan are all under the control of the evil Shredder and his gang. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sew...
When three women living on the edge of the American frontier are driven mad by pioneer life, the task of saving them falls to Mary Bee Cuddy. She decided to take the women by covered wagon to Iowa bec...
4 Movies · 2 TV shows
A take on true family love. Newly sober mother of two struggles to raise her children in a world full of temptations and pitfalls. Now back in her daughter's life, her mother is eager to share her ins...
The fate of the world is in the hands of the Captain of the Soviet submarine. Forced to leave his family behind, he is charged with leading a covert mission.
The Lone Ranger
The Texas Rangers chase down a gang of outlaws, but the gang ambushes them, seemingly killing them all. One survivor is nursed back to health by an American Indian named Tonto. The Ranger, wearing a m...
Barriers have been removed in many countries to make it easier to trade and travel. Criminals looking to exploit the system have been given opportunities because of this openness. As Europe has become...
The wealthy live on a man-made space station called Elysium, while the rest live on an overpopulated Earth. Secretary Rhodes will enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of ...
Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's
The scene of an ultimate fashion fantasy is the most mythic of all American emporiums. Audiences can now see behind the backroom doors of Bergdorf's and learn about the fascinating inner workings of t...
He woke up one morning and realized he had lost his love for him. When he was trying to get Paul back, he risked his sanity all the time.
Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden
The CIA put together a team of seasoned Americans when they learned of Osama bin Laden's location. The mission of a lifetime for the Navy Seals. There was no proof that bin Laden was inside the compou...
He left Hell to find the cult that killed his daughter and kidnapped her baby. He and the sexy, tough-as-nails waitress were looking for redemption. Caught in a deadly race against time, Milton has th...
The Big Bang
When a private detective is hired to find a missing stripper, the job becomes complicated when everyone he questions dies. From the mean streets of Los Angeles to the desolate desert of New Mexico, Cr...
Women get men to take them seriously if they wear miniature model breasts on their foreheads.
The Fosters fear that their relationship may be falling into a rut. During their weekly date night, their dinner reservation leads to their being mistaken for a couple of thieves, and now a number of ...
Starz Inside - Unforgettably Evil
There is a documentary.
Prison Break: The Final Break
The finale of the TV series and the downfall of The Company were covered in the movie. The arrest and incarceration of Sara Tancredi, the final escape plan which Michael devised for Sara, and the fate...
The Dark Knight
The stakes are raised in Batman's war on crime. With the help of Lt. Batman sets out to dismantle the criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they s...
Blades of Glory
When an ice-skating scandal strips them of their gold medals, two world-class athletes skirt their way back onto the ice via a loophole that allows them to compete together as a pairs team.
5 Movies · 4 TV shows
Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to get himself sent to the same prison in order to break both of them out...
The Florida Park Ranger and his family deal with strange occurrences in the aftermath of a storm. Who can you trust in the town?
The humorous, poignant story of a declining New England town and its inhabitants, whose lives are deeply influenced by the Knox River and its vacant mills, their class differences, and ghosts of the p...
The series focuses on an eccentric motley crew that is the Smith family and their three housemates: Father, husband, and breadwinner Stan Smith; his better half housewife, Francine Smith; their colleg...
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Ordinary suburbanites John and Jane Smith are stuck in a rut after five or six years of bliss. They are both assassins working for rival organizations. Their secret lives collide in a spicy mix of com...
Sex sells in America. The Amateurs follows a small town band of loveablelosers who hit upon an idea that can make their dreams come true. They made the world's most innocent adult film because they th...
Nine women who are captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them are resilient.
The lives of people who live in suburbia are the subject of a dark comedy. Dean found Troy's body. He doesn't tell the adults because he knows they won't care. Everyone in town is focused on themselve...
The Longest Yard
Two people are in the same prison, one is a pro quarter-back and the other is a college champion and coach. After being asked to put together a team of inmates to take on the guards, Crewe enlisted th...
2 Movies · 1 TV show
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - The Introduction
There is an introduction to the setting of Grand Theft Auto.
Vince Chase is in Los Angeles with a close circle of friends and his agent.
In the month of September. In 11 Los Angeles, tensions erupt when the lives of a Brentwood housewife, her district attorney husband, a Persian shopkeeper, two cops, a pair of carjackers, and a Korean ...
2 Movies · 1 TV show
Medicine could make a lot of money if it weren't for sick people. So goes the motto of the mega-sized, mega-frugal HMO that runs Mission General Hospital in San Francisco, where two doctors bend the r...
Julie Walking Home
Julie's marriage is falling apart because of her son's death. She is looking for a man who can heal. Julie finds a cure for her son, but also a love so pure that it heals the ache in her heart.
In a future where peace is maintained by subduing the populace with a drug and displays of emotion are punished with death, displays of emotion will be punished with death. The man in charge of the en...
Black Hawk Down
When the U.S. Is not in the picture. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a warlord, their Black Hawk helicopter is shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casua...
What's the Worst That Could Happen?
Kevin tried to steal from Max. His girlfriend gave him a ring that was stolen. Caffery is going to get his ring back with the help of his partners.
When two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with a beautiful Naval nurse, their friendship is put to the ultimate test. The rivalry between the friends-turned-foes is put on hold w...
Passion of Mind
When Marie, a widow in Provence with two daughters, locks her bedroom door and goes to sleep, she dreams about Marty, a literary agent in Manhattan. The women are alike. William begins to court Marie....
The Perfect Storm
A killer storm formed in the North Atlantic in October 1991. The sword-fishing boat was caught in the storm. This true-life drama is filled with anticipation, as well as minute details of the fishing ...
The recently deceased woman was an abusive wife, a domineering mother, and a loud-mouthed neighbor. When her car and corpse are found in the Hudson River, the police chief immediately suspects murder....
2 Movies · 1 TV show
Jerry and Pat are in a bind because their clients aren't dying fast enough. Their luck will change when they meet Barbara, who has a $2 million policy.
The West Wing
The West Wing gives a glimpse into presidential politics in the nation's capital as it tells the stories of the members of a fictional presidential administration. The politics that these characters d...
Ronna was covering Simon's shift at the grocery store when the soap opera actors came looking for drugs on Christmas Eve. Desperate for money, Ronna decides to become an impromptu drug dealer, unaware...
When an asteroid threatens to collide with Earth, NASA's Dan Truman decides the only way to stop it is to drill into it and blow it up. This leads him to renowned driller Harry Stamper, who agrees to ...
Michael Chambers was born in Austin, Texas. To the mother who is starting a new life and the brother who is driven by jealousy. He can't forget where he was. He married Rachel and betrayed her with hi...
Neil McCauley is an obsessive master thief who leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles. Even though they are aware their cat-and-mouse game may end in violence, each man...
On Christmas Eve, a cheerful woman escapes from the killers hired by her husband and goes on a series of strange encounters.
The movie is set in 1999 during the last days of the old millennium and tells the story of an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. He was given a disc with t...
SID version 6.7 is a sadistic, intelligent, and dangerous virtual reality entity that can only be stopped by one man.
2 TV shows
A Man Called Hawk
A Man Called Hawk ran on the ABC television network from January 1989 to May 1989. The Spenser: For Hire spin-off features the character Hawk, who first appeared in the 1976 novel Promised Land, the f...
Baywatch lifeguards are known for their thrilling adventures filled with beautiful beaches and red swimsuits.
1 Movie · 1 TV show