William Fichtner

William Fichtner

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

Biography

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.

Personal Life

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.

Early Life

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

2021.

1 Movie
The Birthday Cake

The Birthday Cake

5.5
2021
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.

2019.

3 Movies
Josie & Jack

Josie & Jack

2019
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

Finding Steve McQueen

2019
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.
Cold Brook

Cold Brook

2019
Two ordinary guys in a small town embark on an extraordinary adventure, risking everything for a stranger in need.

2018.

7 Movies
Traffik

Traffik

7.5
2018
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...
O.G.

O.G.

2018
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...
12 Strong

12 Strong

4.83
2018
In the aftermath of the September 11th attacks, a team of CIA agents and special forces head into Afghanistan to destroy the Taliban.
Armed

Armed

2018
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

All the Devil's Men

6
2018
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.
Krystal

Krystal

2018
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

Hot Summer Nights

6.57
2018
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.

2017.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Top Gear America

Top Gear America

2017
The cars of America's culture are reviewed.
Black Holes

Black Holes

2017
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

American Wrestler: The Wizard

2017
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

Porsche: Decades of Disruption

2017
Since World War II, the automobile industry has been disrupted by cars.
The Neighbor

The Neighbor

2017
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.

2016.

3 Movies
Last Day in LA

Last Day in LA

2016
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

The War of 1996: A United World News Special

2016
A faux news documentary about the 20 years that have passed between the first and second "Independence Day" movies.
Independence Day: Resurgence

Independence Day: Resurgence

5.43
2016
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 ...

2015.

1 Movie
The Gettysburg Address

The Gettysburg Address

2015
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...

2014.

3 Movies
Hell on Earth

Hell on Earth

2014
What if Satan had his own reality TV show? It would probably be a hilarious disaster.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

6.38
2014
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...
The Homesman

The Homesman

1
2014
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...

2013.

4 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Mom

Mom

6
2013
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...
Phantom

Phantom

2013
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 Lone Ranger

6.54
2013
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...
TV
Crossing Lines

Crossing Lines

6
2013
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...
Elysium

Elysium

6.75
2013
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

Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's

2013
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...

2012.

2 Movies
Wrong

Wrong

2012
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

Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden

2012
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...

2011.

2 Movies
Drive Angry

Drive Angry

2.8
2011
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

The Big Bang

2011
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...

2010.

2 Movies
Forehead Tittaes

Forehead Tittaes

2010
Women get men to take them seriously if they wear miniature model breasts on their foreheads.
Date Night

Date Night

5.33
2010
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 ...

2009.

2 Movies
Starz Inside - Unforgettably Evil

Starz Inside - Unforgettably Evil

2009
There is a documentary.
Prison Break: The Final Break

Prison Break: The Final Break

6.92
2009
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...

2008.

1 Movie
The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight

6.18
2008
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...

2007.

1 Movie
Blades of Glory

Blades of Glory

5.38
2007
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.

2006.

2 Movies
First Snow

First Snow

2006
A man is sent into a tailspin.
Ultraviolet

Ultraviolet

6.33
2006
The emergence of a group of humans who have been genetically modified to have a vampire-like disease has happened in the 21st century. The world is on the verge of a civil war because they are differe...

2005.

5 Movies · 4 TV shows
TV
Prison Break

Prison Break

6.27
2005
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...
TV
Invasion

Invasion

6
2005
The Florida Park Ranger and his family deal with strange occurrences in the aftermath of a storm. Who can you trust in the town?
TV
Empire Falls

Empire Falls

6
2005
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...
TV
American Dad!

American Dad!

6.34
2005
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

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

6.81
2005
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...
The Amateurs

The Amateurs

2005
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 Lives

Nine Lives

2005
Nine women who are captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them are resilient.
The Chumscrubber

The Chumscrubber

2005
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

The Longest Yard

6.6
2005
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...

2004.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - The Introduction

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - The Introduction

2004
There is an introduction to the setting of Grand Theft Auto.
TV
Entourage

Entourage

6.09
2004
Vince Chase is in Los Angeles with a close circle of friends and his agent.
Crash

Crash

3.9
2004
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 ...

2002.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
MDs

MDs

2002
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 Walking Home

6.4
2002
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.
Equilibrium

Equilibrium

6.54
2002
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...

2001.

3 Movies
Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down

5.73
2001
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?

What's the Worst That Could Happen?

2001
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.
Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor

6.84
2001
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...

2000.

3 Movies
Passion of Mind

Passion of Mind

2000
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

The Perfect Storm

7
2000
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 ...
Drowning Mona

Drowning Mona

2000
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....

1999.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
The Settlement

The Settlement

1999
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.
TV
The West Wing

The West Wing

5.66
1999
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...
Go

Go

5.45
1999
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...

1998.

1 Movie
Armageddon

Armageddon

6.77
1998
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 ...

1997.

2 Movies
Switchback

Switchback

1997
Dennis Quaid is an FBI agent.
Contact

Contact

5.17
1997
Contact is a science fiction film. Jodie Foster was the scientist who had to make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and reality in the film.

1996.

1 Movie
Albino Alligator

Albino Alligator

1996
While escaping from a failed robbery attempt, three thieves are surrounded by police at a New Orleans bar, only they are not the people the police are looking for.

1995.

5 Movies
The Underneath

The Underneath

1995
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...
Heat

Heat

7.17
1995
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...
Reckless

Reckless

1995
On Christmas Eve, a cheerful woman escapes from the killers hired by her husband and goes on a series of strange encounters.
Strange Days

Strange Days

6
1995
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...
Virtuosity

Virtuosity

6.05
1995
SID version 6.7 is a sadistic, intelligent, and dangerous virtual reality entity that can only be stopped by one man.

1994.

1 Movie
Quiz Show

Quiz Show

6
1994
A lawyer discovers that a successful TV quiz show is rigged and decides to expose the team behind the show.

1989.

2 TV shows
TV
A Man Called Hawk

A Man Called Hawk

1989
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...
TV
Baywatch

Baywatch

6.57
1989
Baywatch lifeguards are known for their thrilling adventures filled with beautiful beaches and red swimsuits.

Unknown Year.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Joe Exotic

Joe Exotic

When Carole Baskin, a big cat enthusiast, learns that when fellow exotic animal lover Joe "Exotic" Schreibvogel is breeding and using his big cats for profit, she sets out to shut down his venture, in...
St. Sebastian

St. Sebastian

Russia had a war.
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