|William Fichtner Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 0½ in|
|Date of Birth||November 27, 1956|
William Fichtner is an American actor who is best known for portraying roles such as Carl Hickman in Crossing Lines, Adam Janikowski in Mom, Sheriff Tom Underlay in Invasion, and Alexander Mahone in Prison Break. He has also appeared in a variety of other TV shows and films such as Reckless, The Underneath, Albino Alligator, Armageddon, The Settlement, Pearl Harbor, Black Hawk Down, The Amateurs, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Ultraviolet, Blades of Glory, The Dark Knight, The Lone Ranger, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Neighbor, The Space Between, Finding Steve McQueen, As the World Turns, Baywatch, The West Wing, American Dad!, Entourage, Top Gear America, and many more. William has also done voiceover work in video games for characters such as Ken Rosenberg in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Master Sergeant Sandman in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, and The Shredder in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
William Edward Fichtner, Jr.
Mitchel Air Force Base, Long Island, New York, U.S.
Prague, Czech Republic
In 1974, William Fichtner completed his studies at 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 the 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
- 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 the 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 the CBS soap opera As the World Turns in 1987 portraying the character of Josh Snyder.
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
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 the “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.