William Fichtner Biography
|Date of Birth:||1956 , November-27|
|Age:||64 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Height:||6 Feet 1 Inch|
|Birth Name||William Edward Fichtner Jr.|
|Father||William E. Fichtner|
|Mother||Patricia A. Fichtner|
|Birth Place/City||Mitchel Air Force Base, New York|
|Net Worth||$8 million|
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|Famous for||Heat, Prison Break|
|Married to||Kymberly Kalil|
|Children||Sam Fichtner and Vangel Fichtner|
|Education||Maryvale High School, Farmingdale State College, SUNY Brockport, American Academy of Dramatic Arts|
|Awards||Hollywood Film Festival Ensemble of the Year Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards|
|Movies||Heat, Contact, Armageddon, Crash, Blades of Glory, Black Hawk Down, Nine Lives|
|TV Show||Prison Break and Invasion|
|Sisters||Patricia, Pamela, Margaret and Mary Fichtner|
|Siblings||Patricia, Pamela, Margaret and Mary Fichtner|
American aspiring actor, William Fichtner is well recognized for his outstanding acting in several movies and TV series. Some of his popular movies are Heat, Contact, Armageddon, Crash, Blades of Glory, Black Hawk Down, Nine Lives, The Perfect Storm, The Longest Yard, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Dark Knight, Date Night, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles among others. Whereas, some of his popular TV series include Prison Break and Invasion.
Fichtner made his Hollywood debut in 1994 from the movie, Quiz Show. Active in the entertainment industry for the last two decades, he has earned a massive net worth.
He has been married twice and shares two children one from each marriage.
Early Life And Education of William Fichtner
William Fichtner was born William Edward Fichtner Jr. on 27th November 1956 on Mitchel Air Force Base, New York under the birth sign Sagittarius. Fichtner is American as per nationality and belongs to German ancestry.
His parents, Patricia A. and William E. Fichtner raised him with four siblings, all sisters, Patricia, Pamela, Margaret, and Mary Fichtner in Cheektowaga, New York.
In 1974, Fichtner graduated from Maryvale High School and two years later earned an associate degree in criminal justice from Farmingdale State College. In 1978, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice from SUNY Brockport.
He also studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. According to Fichtner, his decision to study acting was influenced by Don Harvey, Farmingdale State College admissions counselor. Later his interest in acting grew stronger after watching Broadway shows in New York City. He was even awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by Farmingdale State College in May 2008.
William Fichtner's Career
William Fichtner made his Hollywood debut in 1994 from the historical film, Quiz Show directed by Robert Redford. His performance in the movie earned him high appreciation from critics and fans. The following year, he worked in five movies, Reckless, Heat, Strange Days, Heat, and Underneath.
Fichtner then landed many roles and appeared in movies such as Contact, Go, The Settlement, The Perfect Strom, Drowning, Passion of Mind, Black Hawk Down, Crash, Nine Lives, Blades of Glory, First Snow, The Big Bang, and Krystal among others.
Among all his acting ventures here are the top 5 famous movies of his.
|Movies||Role||IMDB Rating||Cast Members|
|Contact (1997)||Kent||7.4||Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Jena Malone, and John Hurt.|
|Crash (2004)||Flanagan||7.8||Sandra Bullock, Matt Dillon, Don Cheadle, and Thandie Newton.|
|The Longest Yard (2005)||Captain Knauer||6.4||Adam Sandler, Burt Reynolds, Chris Rock, and Nelly.|
|Nine Lives (2005)||Andrew||6.8||Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner, Christopher Walken, and Robbie Amell.|
|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)||Eric Sacks||5.8||Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Noel Fisher, and Alan Ritchson|
As of 2018, he is working on Finding Steve McQueen as Enzo Rotella and Cold Brook as Ted Markham. He is also a director and co-writer of Cold Brook.
Fichtner made his TV debut in 1987 from CBS’s soap opera, As the World Turns. In 1989, he appeared in some of the episodes of A Man Called Hawk and Baywatch.
Some of his other TV Series include Grace Under Fire, The West Wing, MDs, American Dad!, Crossing Lines, Empire, and Shooter. Particularly, he is famous for
|TV Series||Role||IMDB Rating||
|Invasion (2005-2006)||Sheriff Tom Underlay||7.6||Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Jeremy Northam, and Veronica Cartwright.|
|Prison Break (2006-2009||Alexander Mahone||8.4||Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callies, and Robert Knepper.|
As of 2018, he is working as Adam in Mom and as a host in Top Gear America.
He also voiced different characters in several video games.
William Fichtner's Awards and Nominations
William Fichtner has won a few awards for his performance in various movies. Here is a list of the awards:
- 2004 = Hollywood Film Festival Ensemble of the Year Awards for Crash.
- 2004 = Screen Actors Guild Award for Crash.
- 2011 = Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Drive Angry.
On the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival's Walk of Fame, he became the first person to get a star.
Some of his other nominated awards are Saturn Awards, Gotham Awards, and Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards.
William Fichtner's Net Worth
William Fichtner has an estimated net worth of $8 million. Fichtner earned such an impressive amount from his acting career. He appeared in several movies that made a good collection at the box office.
Here is the list of his hit movies:
|Movies||Budget||Box Office Collection||IMDB Rating||Awards and Nominations||Cast Members|
|Armageddon (1998)||$140 million||$553.7million||6.6||
||Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler, Ben Affleck, and Steve Buscemi.|
|The Perfect Storm (2000)||$120 million||$328.7 million||6.4||
||George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Diane Lane, and John C. Reilly.|
|Pearl Harbor (2001)||$140 million||$449.2 million||6.1||
||Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett, and Jennifer Garner.|
|Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)||$110 million||$478.2 million||6.5||Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Adam Brody, and Vince Vaughn.|
|Blades of Glory (2007)||$61 million||$145.7 million||6.3||Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, Jenna Fischer, and Amy Poehler.|
|The Dark Knight (2008)||$185 million||$1.005 billion||9.0||
||Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Tom Hardy, and Michael Caine|
|Date Night (2010)||$55 million||$152.3 million||6.3||
||Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis.|
|Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)||$165 million||$389.7 million||5.2||
||Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman and Maika Monroe.|
He owns a home in Glendale, California. At the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach event in April 2011, he won a 25th annual Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race for charity.
William Fichtner's Personal Life
William Fichtner, the talented actor has been married twice. Fichtner was married to Besty Aidem, his first wife, in 1987. She is an actress popular for her role in The High Life. The couple together shares a child, Sam Fichtner. The couple divorced in 1996.
Fichtner exchanged vows for the second time with Kymberly Kalil on 25th July 1998. The couple welcomed a child, Vangel Fichtner together. It was once rumored that they started the paperwork to get separated after living together for almost 2 decades. They, however, have not confirmed the news yet.
He is a race-car enthusiast and is a supporter of NFL (National Football League)’s Buffalo Bills. He even worked in the commercials for the team. In 2017, he narrated Four Falls of Buffalo, ESPN 30 for 30 documentaries.
Here is the video, where William Fichtner talks about his career: