William Edward Fichtner, Jr.
Mitchel Air Force Base, Long Island, New York, U.S.
Prague, Czech Republic
In 1974, William Fichtner completed his studies from the Maryvale High School in Cheektowaga.
In 1976, he completed an associate degree in Criminal Justice from Farmingdale State College, East Farmingdale, New York. He then enrolled at SUNY Brockport in New York and in 1978, William completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice.
He studied drama at American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.
Bill was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters on May 18, 2008 by Farmingdale State College in New York.
- Father – William E. Fichtner
- Mother – Patricia A. Steitz
- Siblings – Mary Fichtner (Sister), Pamela Fichtner (Sister), Patricia Fichtner (Sister), Margaret Fichtner (Sister)
- Others – Theodore (Grandfather)
His career is managed by Primary Wave Entertainment.
6 ft 0½ in or 184 cm
85 kg or 188 pounds
Girlfriend / Spouse
William Fichtner dated –
- Betsy Aidem (1996) – William Fichtner married actress Betsy Aidem and the two split in 1996. They had one son Sam Fichtner from this relationship.
- Kymberly Kalil (1998–Present) – Bill started dating actress Kymberly Kalil in July 1998 and after 24 days of dating, they tied the knot on July 25, 1998. They have a son Vangel Fichtner.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of German, Irish, and English descent.
- Antagonistic roles in movies
- Deep, grave, commanding voice
- Attached earlobes
His body specifications may be –
- Chest – 41 in or 104 cm
- Arms / Biceps – 13.5 in or 34 cm
- Waist – 33 in or 84 cm
- In 1992, Fichtner was seen in the Isuzu Trooper S.U.V. TV commercial.
- In 2000, he lent his voice to the Time Warner Cable TV commercials.
- He did a print ad for clothing brand Gap in 2002.
- He has done a TV commercial for the National Football Leagues’ Buffalo Bills team at the start of the 2014 season.
Best Known For
Film like Armageddon (1998), The Perfect Storm (2000), Crash (2004), Blades of Glory (2007), Nine Lives (2005), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), and Independence Day: Resurgence (2016).
In the television industry, he gained fame by portraying the character of Sheriff Tom Underlay in Invasion from 2005 to 2006 and Alexander Mahone on Prison Break from 2005 to 2010.
He made his film debut with a small role in the 1994 historical movie Quiz Show. He played the role of a Stage Manager in the film.
First TV Show
Fichtner made his television debut in CBS soap opera As the World Turns in 1987 portraying the character of Josh Snyder.
His personal trainer is not known.
William Fichtner Favorite Things
- Sports – Football, Hockey
- Football Team – Buffalo Bills
- Hockey Team – Buffalo Sabres
- Movies – The Graduate (1967), The Godfather (1972), The Godfather: Part II (1974), Three Days of the Condor (1975), The Deer Hunter (1978), Strictly Ballroom (1992)
- Car – Vitamin-C orange 1970 Road Runner
Source – Wikipedia, IMDb, The Globe and Mail
William Fichtner Facts
- Fichtner attended his first Broadway show with his college counselor and close friend Don Harvey.
- He lent his voice to the character of Ken Rosenberg in the Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas video games.
- In 2011, William lent his voice for the role of Master Sergeant Sandman in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 video game.
- He did a narration for the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary Four Falls of Buffalo, recording the Buffalo Bills’ appearances for 4 Super Bowl events (1990–1993).
- He wears a ring that belongs to his grandfather.
- William was the first to be awarded a Walk of Fame star during the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival.
- He is also a talented car racer and won the 2011 Toyota Pro / Celebrity Race during the Long Beach Grand Prix. He finished ahead of ace driver Ken Gushi in the race.
- In 2003, he was seen in the music video of “Perfect” song by Sara Evans from the Restless album.
- William’s best friend is Canadian-American actor Kim Coates.
- He does not have a social media profile.