Everything You Need To Know About American Actor William Fichtner's Career-Includes Upcoming Projects And Awards

News by Kiara Watson Published on 05 Apr,2018 Updated on 05 Apr,2018

It's officially confirmed that Prison Break will make its comeback with its sixth season and William Fichtner will star in the series after all he is fans' favorite Alexander Mahone.

Besides Prison Break, the actor who started his career from television soap opera As the World Turns has several projects in his hands. Here are all the details of his upcoming ventures.

William Fichtner's Upcoming Projects

The 61-year-old actor William Fichtner seems to have a busy schedule. The actor is serving as a host in BBC America motoring television series, Top Gear America alongside Tom Ford and Antron Brown. He is also busy in the fifth season of CBS sitcom, Mom which premiered on November 2, 2017, where he portrays the character of Adam Janikowski.

Fichtner completed 2018 action thriller film Armed alongside Mario Van Peebles which is set to release on 27 April 2018.

CAPTION: Actor William Fichtner, 61 SOURCE: 98.9 The Rock

His next upcoming venture Traffik will release on 20 April 2018. He starred in the movie alongside Paula Patton, Omar Epps, Laz Alonso and Roselyn Sanchez. In addition to the list, Fichtner has just completed thrill movie  St. Sebastian alongside Lance Reddick and Constance Zimmer.

His other forthcoming ventures are Cold Brook, O.G., Finding Steve McQueen, The Gettysburg Address and All the Devil's Men. All of the movies are in post-production. He also gave voice in the upcoming documentary, The Gettysburg Address.

William Fichtner's Career Highlight: Know About His Acting Journey

Fichtner began his acting journey from the long-running television soap opera As the World Turns in 1987. He portrayed the role Josh Snyder in the series which aired from April 2, 1956, to September 17, 2010.

Throughout his three decades of acting journey, the talented actor performed in several other ventures like Invasion, Alexander Mahone, Grace Under Fire, Armageddon, Empire Falls, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Dark Knight and much more.

CAPTION: Actor William Fichtner, 61, started his career from soap opera As the World Turns in 1987 SOURCE: Zimbio

Furthermore, he worked as co-host in the 2009 Vezina Trophy during the National Hockey League awards function. He also gave voice in several video games like Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Disney Infinity among others.

Besides, Fichtner worked as a director and co-writer in his upcoming project, Cold Brook. He recently appeared in 2018 American war drama film 12 Strong which premiered on January 19, 2018. The movie was warmly appreciated by viewers and collected $62.4 million at the Box Office.

William Fichtner: Awards and Achievements

Fichtner has won several awards and nominations.  Here is the list:

Year  Awards Movies/ Series  Result
2002 Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards for Best Acting Ensemble Black Hawk Down  Nomination
2005 Hollywood Film Awards for Ensemble of the Year Crash Winner
2005 Awards Circuit Community Awards for Best Cast Ensemble Crash Winner
2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture  Crash Winner
2006 Gold Derby Awards for Ensemble Cast Crash Winner
2016 Boston Film Festival for Best Ensemble Cast  American Wrestler: The Wizard Winner

William Fichtner: Quick Facts

  • William Edward Fichtner was born on November 27, 1956, in Mitchell Field Air Force Base, East Meadow, Long Island, New York, USA to Patricia A. (née Steitz) and William E. Fichtner.
  • He is American and holds Mixed ethnicity.
  • His height is 6' 0½" (1.84 m).
  • He is also known as Bill.
  • Fichtner attended Maryvale High School, Farmingdale State College and American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
  • He achieved a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice from SUNY Brockport. He also received Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Farmingdale State College.
  • Fichtner has been married twice. He married his present wife, Kymberly Kalil in 1998. He was previously married to Betsy Aidem from 1987 to 1996.
  • His estimated net worth is $8 million.