William Forsythe Biography
|Date of Birth:||1955 , June-7|
|Age:||63 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 Feet 9 Inch|
|Birth Place/City||Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York, U.S|
|Ethnicity||mixed ethnicity (Scottish, English, Irish, and German)|
|Net Worth||$8 million|
|Married to||Melody Mundon|
|Children||Rebecca, Angelica, and Chloe|
|Education||South Shore High School|
American actor, William Forsythe is a well-known actor, noticeable for his gangster types and tough guy roles in several films particularly, Raising Arizona, Once Upon a Time in America, Out For Justice, Dick Tracy, Stone Cold, Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead, The Devil's Rejects and so on.
Often presumed to be related to the 60's and 70's drama king, John Forsythe, the actor has several credits on television as well. Known for his role as "Al Capone" in the TV series The Untouchables, the actor was once happily married. He was married to actress Melody Munyan and shares three daughters, Rebecca Forsythe, Chloe Merritt, and Angelica Forsythe.
In 1993, Forsythe was nominated for Independent Spirit Awards under Best Supporting Male for the movie The Waterdance (1992).
William Forsythe's Early Life And Education
William Forsythe was born on 7th June 1955 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York, U.S. He is American and belongs to mixed ethnicity (Scottish, English, Italian, Irish, and German).
As per some sources, his parental grandmother’s name is Addis Irene, and grandfather’s name is Johnny William Forsythe. His maternal grandmother’s name is Dorothy King and grandfather is Anthony Castellano.
Forsythe went to South Shore High School. During his childhood days, he developed his skill towards acting and studied acting at The Beverly Hills Playhouse. The actor, however, never fully considered acting as his major passion back in those days. His teacher forcefully made him play "Caesar" in a school production of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar that inspired him to perform and act.
He began acting at the age of 10 and started enjoying performing on stage and other theatrical works.
William Forsythe's Career
William Forsythe began acting in local productions in his early teens, eventually landing roles on and off-Broadway. He then played iconic roles in the number of movies as well as a television series.
Forsythe made his acting debut with 1979 shot movie, Long Shot as Bille. He then starred in 1981 American drama film, King of the Mountain as Big Tom.
Afterward, Forsythe made his appearances in the number of movies and the list is given below:
|1984||Once Upon a Time in America||Philip 'Cockeye' Stein||Robert De Niro
|1987||Raising Arizona||Evelle||Nicolas Cage
|1999||Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo||Detective Chuck Fowler||Richard Riehle
|2005||The L.A. Riot Spectacular||George Holliday||Emilio Estevez
Charles S. Dutton
|2010||Dear Mr. Gacy||John Wayne Gacy||Jesse Moss
|2018||The Little Mermaid||-||Poppy Drayton
William Forsythe also worked in various popular television series. In 1981, he starred in an American made-for-television drama film, The Miracle of Kathy Miller as Mark. Some of his television credits include:
|1988||Baja Oklahoma||Tommy Earl Browner||Willie Nelson
Lesley Ann Warren
|1992||Cruel Doubt||Police Chief John Crone||Blythe Danner
|1997||First Time Felon||Sorley||Omar Epps
|2002||John Doe||Digger||Dominic Purcell
John Marshall Jones
|2011-2013||Boardwalk Empire||Manny Horvitz||Steve Buscemi
|2015-2017||Hawaii Five-0||Harry Brown||Alex O'Loughlin
Daniel Dae Kim
Deborah Ann Woll
Toby Leonard Moore
|2017||Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders||Oleg Antakov / Ripper of Riga
Alana de la Garza
Tyler James Williams
His dominating and unlikeable characters have truly made him a dynamic entertainer in the industry. He has stated that his personal favorite role is Burt the Booster in 1987 movie, Weeds.
William Forsythe's Net worth
William Forsythe has an estimated net worth of $8 million. He has been in the industry since the 1970s and has given some massive hits during his career. Some of his hit movies, which made a good collection at the box office are listed below:
|Movie||Budget||Box office collection||IMDB rating||Starring|
|Raising Arizona (1987)||$6 million (estimate)||$29.2 million||7.4/10|
|Extreme Prejudice (1987)||$22 million||$11,307,844
90,307 admissions (France)
María Conchita Alonso
|Dick Tracy (1990)||$46 million||$162.7 million||6.1/10||Warren Beatty
|Out for Justice (1991)||$14 million||$39,673,161||6.1/10||Steven Seagal
|The Rock (1996)||$75 million||$335.1 million||7.4/10||Sean Connery
|Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999)||$17 million||$92.9 million||5.7/10||Rob Schneider
|Blue Streak(1999)||$36 million||$117.7 million||6.3/10||Martin Lawrence
|The Devil's Rejects(2005)||$7 million||$19.4 million||6.9/10||Sid Haig
Sheri Moon Zombie
|Halloween(2007)||$15 million||$80.2 million||7.8/10||Malcolm McDowell
Sheri Moon Zombie
Not only this, he earned a huge sum from his work in one of the hit period drama series, Boardwalk Empire which received 8.6 ratings out of 10 in IMDB.
William Forsythe's Personal life
William Forsythe is possibly single at present. He was previously married to his first wife Melody Mundon. The former couple is blessed with three daughters together: Rebecca, born in 1990, Angelica, born in 1992 and Chloe, born in 1993.
The pair, however, failed to sustain their marriage & parted ways, after few years of marriage. Ever since he's not been linked to any of the co-stars or secret girlfriends.
Forsythe is passionate about acting and he's always loved what he does. In an interview, he revealed how he tries to create a character every time and put life on it. He's a huge fan of Marlon Brando and growing up he became obsessed over him. He also loves Deep Impact star Rober Duvall and considers him the best American actor. Aside from acting and performing, he likes reading and meditation.
Here, we present the video of William Forsythe's interview at Late Night With Johnny P. Enjoy watching!