• William Fichtner is an American actor with an estimated net worth of $8 million.
• He studied at Maryvale High School and SUNY Brockport before enrolling in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
• His acting career began on the soap opera “As the World Turns” and he has since appeared in films like “Crash” and “The Dark Knight”.
• He also has voice acting credits, including the “Grand Theft Auto” video game series and “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3”.
• He is married to Kymberly Kalil and is a fan of the Buffalo Bills professional American Football team.
Known for movies
|Net Worth||$75 million|
|Date Of Birth||November 27, 1956|
|Spouse||Kymberly Kalil, Betsy Aidem, Vanessa Martins|
|Fact||His sister teaches art at Lakeland High School in Shrub Oak, New York.|
- 1 Who is William Fichtner?
- 2 The Riches of William Fichtner
- 3 Early Life and Education
- 4 Acting Career
- 5 Continued Work and Voice Acting
- 6 Later Projects
- 7 Personal Life
- 8 General Info
- 9 Family
- 10 Accomplishments
- 11 Social profile links
- 12 Marks
- 13 Quotes
- 14 Facts
- 15 Pictures
- 16 Movies
- 17 Awards
Who is William Fichtner?
William Edward Fichtner Jr. was born on 27 November 1956, on Mitchel Air Force Base, New York, USA, and is best known for his work as a character actor in various popular television programs. He is also a mainstay of films, with some of his most notable projects including “Prison Break”, “Blades of Glory”, “Black Hawk Down”, “The Dark Knight”, and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”.
The Riches of William Fichtner
As of early-2020, William Fichtner’s net worth is estimated to be over $8 million, earned through a successful career in acting, with his work dating back to the late 1980s. Aside from his live-action appearances, he has also ventured into voice acting, working on various video games.
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Early Life and Education
William grew up in Long Island, and is of German ancestry. He was raised by his parents and at a young age, he didn’t intend on pursuing a career in acting. He attended Maryvale High School located near his home, and after matriculating enrolled at Farmingdale State College, taking up a course in criminal justice. After two years, he earned his associate’s degree, and then continued his studies at the State University of New York (SUNY) Brockport, completing a bachelor’s degree.
At the time, his college admissions counselor advised him to pursue a career in acting, as he displayed the talent for it, so opted not to pursue a career in criminal justice, and instead enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, a private school that helps its students who are pursuing careers in television, film, or theatre. He would become friends with the counselor Don Harvey, who helped him get his first job on Broadway.
After a few stage productions, Fichtner got his first TV role in the soap opera “As the World Turns”, in which he played the role of Josh Snyder. The soap is one of the longest-running daytime programs in the US, lasting for 54 years.
It originally followed the story of a core family, though it later added more characters and families as the cast got older. Following his work there, more opportunities opened up for him, and he became known as a character actor, often portraying eccentric or unusual roles.
One of his earliest notable projects was in the film “Crash”, which starred Sandra Bullock and Don Cheadle, and was inspired by the events in the life of director Paul Haggis who experienced his Porsche getting carjacked in 1991. The film was a success, winning a Best Acting Ensemble Award during the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards.
During his career, he was mainly a supporting character, though he had a few leading roles. He starred in “Passion of the Mind” alongside Stellan Skarsgard and Demi Moore, directed by Alain Berliner who is known for his work in “Ma Vie en Rose”.
Continued Work and Voice Acting
In 2002, Fichtner ventured into voice acting for the character Ken Rosenberg, who appears in two “Grand Theft Auto” games, namely “Grand Theft Auto: Vice City” and “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas”. The video game series is considered to be one of the most successful, with each iteration often changing the landscape of the video game industry.
Many of its games hold high rankings in reviews, but it is equally as controversial, because the themes of each game as the name connotes, features crime, violence, sex, and the like. The games often have players jacking cars, engaging in gunfights, going to strip clubs, and other activities. The games have been praised worldwide as some of the best video games of all time, for their story and sandbox mechanics, despite the negativity.
Aside from “Grand Theft Auto”, William was then cast in the television series “Invasion” playing the role of Sheriff Tom Underlay; the show ran for a season before its cancellation, but it wasn’t the end for his television career.
In 2006, Fichtner played the role of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Agent Alexander Mahone in the series “Prison Break”. The show was widely successful, and stars Wentworth Miller in telling the story of a man trying to help his brother escape from prison using an elaborate plan tattooed on his body. He stayed with the show for three years, and then appeared in a minor role in the Christopher Nolan film “The Dark Knight”.
Afterward, he played the role of television producer Phil Yagoda in the HBO series “Entourage”.
The show is loosely based on the experiences of producer and actor Mark Wahlberg during his time as a newcomer in Hollywood.
Numerous celebrities appear in the show, often in cameos or playing fictionalized versions of themselves. In 2011, he lent his voice once more to the video game “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3”, then voiced for a film “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” which was released in 2014. The film is based on the fictional superhero team of the same name, popularized in cartoons. The show was very successful at the box office, and is the highest-grossing film in the Ninja Turtles franchise.
William married actress Betsy Aidem in 1987 and they had a child together.
She was known for her work during the 1990s to the 2000, with some of her notable projects including “The Americans”, “Aeris”, “The Bleeding House” and “The High Life”. They stayed together for nine years before divorcing, afterward which he began a relationship with Kymberly Kalil and they married two years later; they also have a child together.
Apart from acting, he is a big fan of the professional American Football team, the Buffalo Bills, which compete in the National Football League (NFL). He supports the team a lot and even did a commercial for them in 2014. He also contributed as the narrator of the documentary “Four Falls of Buffalo”, which detailed the team’s efforts in consecutive Super Bowl appearances from 1990 up to 1993.
|Full Name||William Fichtner|
|Net Worth||$75 million|
|Salary||2.5 million EUR|
|Date Of Birth||November 27, 1956|
|Profession||Philanthropist, Businessperson, Lieutenant|
|Education||The College at Brockport, State University of New York, Farmingdale State College, Glace Bay High School, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Maryvale High School|
|Spouse||Kymberly Kalil, Betsy Aidem, Vanessa Martins|
|Children||Vangel Fichtner, Sam Fichtner, Manuella Willian, Valentina Willian|
|Parents||Severino da Silva, Maria da Silva|
|Siblings||Mary Fichtner, Patricia Fichtner, Pamela Fichtner, Margaret Fichtner|
|Nominations||Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance|
|TV Shows||Prison Break, Invasion, MDs|
Social profile links
|#||Marks / Signs|
|2||Deep gravelly commanding voice|
|3||Films often portray his characters as antagonistic, later evolving more towards a protagonistic quality (The Longest Yard (2005)).|
|1||I have no problem having any actor from anywhere play a role. I'm excited for any actor that gets a job, I truly am. Even if it's a role that I'm up for and I don't get it, I never begrudge any actor having it work out for them.|
|2||When I was younger, I never wanted to rehearse because I thought that someone would figure out I don't know what I'm doing. Now I like to really spend the time and figure it out, and rehearsal is to try something that doesn't work.|
|3||It's not that there aren't people who care creatively in the world of television, but there's always a bit more time in making a movie. I always feel films are more of a creative journey.|
|4||Here's the bottom line: I can't play someone if I can't figure out what he cares about. Everybody cares about something, even a rough character. It defines where we step in life. As soon as you find out what somebody cares about, then it all gets real.|
|5||What I truly get excited about is not the genre of a movie or the size of a part - it's character. I like to find characters.|
|6||When you work on a Jerry Bruckheimer film, you can be sure of two things: no production value will be spared, and the catering will be as fine as any really really good restaurant. Jerry is an amazing producer, with a commitment to his films second to none.|
|1||Is a talented racing driver - overall winner of the 2011 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race during the Grand Prix of Long Beach, finishing ahead of pro driver Ken Gushi.|
|2||Become the first person to receive a star on the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival's Walk of Fame.|
|3||His favorite films include The Graduate (1967), The Godfather (1972), The Godfather: Part II (1974), Three Days of the Condor (1975), The Deer Hunter (1978) and Strictly Ballroom (1992).|
|4||Graduated from Farmingdale State College with an Associate degree n Criminal Justice in 1976, then transferred to SUNY Brockport.|
|5||He has German, Irish, English, and more distant Dutch, ancestry. Fichtner, Fiechtner, or any variant thereof is a surname originating from areas where German is spoken (Switzerland, Austria, Germany). Descendants of the Fichtner name are spread though Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Canada, the United States and even into modern-day Ukraine. Groups of Fichtners helped to colonize the early United States, with the emergence of Fichtners into Pennsylvania in the mid-1760s. Fichtners also settled in the Russian Empire as Catherine the Great opened up Russian lands to German settlement during the same period. The name is common especially in modern southern Germany. Fichtners also remain today living in the modern-day Ukraine and many live within the United States today in the Midwest and Northwest.|
|6||One of 115 people invited to join to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences .|
|7||Is an avid hockey fan, particularly his favorite team the Buffalo Sabres. Once presented an award at the NHL Awards for the 2006/2007 season on June 14, 2007.|
|8||His sister teaches art at Lakeland High School in Shrub Oak, New York.|
|9||Attended American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, New York.|
|10||Attended high school at Maryvale High School in Cheektowaga, New York.|
|11||Has four sisters: Mary, Margaret, Pamela and Patricia.|
|12||The ring he constantly wears belonged to his grandfather, Theodore.|
|13||Graduated from SUNY Brockport in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice.|
|14||His sister is a major in the United States Air Force.|
|Finding Steve McQueen||2017||post-production||Enzo Rotella|
|Hot Summer Nights||2016||post-production||Shep|
|Last Days of Summer||2016||post-production||Mike|
|The Gettysburg Address||2016||Documentary post-production||John G. Nicolay (voice)|
|Independence Day: Resurgence||2016||General Adams|
|American Wrestler: The Wizard||2016||Coach Plyler|
|Empire||2015-2016||TV Series||Jameson Henthrop|
|Crossing Lines||2013-2014||TV Series||Carl Hickman|
|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||2014||Eric Sacks|
|The Homesman||2014||Vester Belknap|
|Disney Infinity||2013||Video Game||Butch Cavendish (voice)|
|The Lone Ranger||2013||Butch Cavendish|
|Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden||2012||TV Movie||Mr. Guidry|
|Infex||2012||Video Game||The Administrator (voice)|
|She, Who Excels in Solitude||2012||Short||Dr. Wallace|
|Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3||2011||Video Game||Sandman (voice)|
|Entourage||2009-2011||TV Series||Phil Yagoda|
|Drive Angry||2011||The Accountant|
|The Big Bang||2010||Poley|
|Date Night||2010||DA Frank Crenshaw|
|Forehead Tittaes||2010||Video short|
|Night and Day||2010||TV Movie||Dan Hollister|
|Prison Break||2006-2009||TV Series||Alex Mahone|
|Prison Break: The Final Break||2009||Video||Alex Mahone|
|The Dark Knight||2008||Bank Manager|
|Turok||2008||Video Game||Logan (voice)|
|Blades of Glory||2007||Darren MacElroy|
|Invasion||2005-2006||TV Series||Sheriff Tom Underlay|
|First Snow||2006||Ed Jacomoi|
|American Dad!||2005||TV Series||Harland|
|Mr. & Mrs. Smith||2005||Dr. Wexler - Marriage Counselor (voice, uncredited)|
|Empire Falls||2005||TV Mini-Series||Jimmy Minty|
|The Longest Yard||2005||Captain Knauer|
|The Chumscrubber||2005||Mr. Bill Stiffle|
|Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas||2004||Video Game||Ken Rosenberg (voice, as Bill Fichtner)|
|The West Wing||2004||TV Series||Justice Christopher Mulready|
|MDs||2002||TV Series||Dr. Bruce Kellerman|
|Grand Theft Auto: Vice City||2002||Video Game||Ken Rosenberg (voice, as Willian Fichtner)|
|Julie Walking Home||2002||Henry|
|Black Hawk Down||2001||Sanderson|
|What's the Worst That Could Happen?||2001||Detective Alex Tardio|
|Pearl Harbor||2001||Danny's Father|
|The Perfect Storm||2000||David 'Sully' Sullivan|
|Passion of Mind||2000||Aaron Reilly|
|Drowning Mona||2000||Phil Dearly|
|Armageddon||1998||Colonel Willie Sharp|
|Switchback||1997||Chief Jack McGinnis|
|Heat||1995||Roger Van Zant|
|Strange Days||1995||Dwayne Engelman|
|Grace Under Fire||1994-1995||TV Series||Ryan Sparks|
|The Underneath||1995||Tommy Dundee|
|A Father for Charlie||1995||TV Movie||Sheriff|
|Quiz Show||1994||Stage Manager|
|Malcolm X||1992||Cop at Harlem Station (credit only)|
|Baywatch||1989||TV Series||Howard Ganza|
|A Man Called Hawk||1989||TV Series||Boros|
|As the World Turns||1987||TV Series||Rod Landry|
|Last Days of Summer||2016||producer post-production|
|Space Station 76||2014||special thanks|
|Behind the Scenes with 'The Amateurs'||2008||Video documentary short thanks|
|HBO First Look||2000||TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode|
|Bad IQ||2016||Documentary filming||Himself|
|The Wright Stuff||2014||TV Series||Himself - Guest Panelist|
|Riding the Rails of 'The Lone Ranger'||2013||Video short||Himself|
|The Hero, the Psychopath and the Characters of Elysium||2013||Video documentary short||Himself|
|The Lone Ranger: Becoming a Cowboy||2013||Video short||Himself|
|Vivir de cine||2013||TV Series||Himself|
|Made in Hollywood||2011-2013||TV Series||Himself|
|Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's||2013||Documentary||Narrator (voice)|
|Speakeasy: With Paul F. Tompkins||2013||TV Series||Himself|
|Below the Scenes||2013||Documentary short|
|Phase 7: The Making of a Nonfilm||2013||Video documentary short||Himself|
|Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race||2012||TV Movie||Himself|
|Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race||2011||TV Movie||Himself|
|Up Close with Carrie Keagan||2011||TV Series||Himself|
|The Being Frank Show||2010||TV Series||Himself|
|Starz Inside: Unforgettably Evil||2009||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race||2008||TV Movie||Himself|
|Behind the Scenes with 'The Amateurs'||2008||Video documentary short||Himself - 'Otis'|
|2007 NHL Awards||2007||TV Special||Himself|
|Square Off||2006||TV Series||Himself|
|Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race||2006||TV Movie||Himself|
|Scene Stealers||2002||Video documentary short||Himself|
|The Essence of Combat: Making 'Black Hawk Down'||2002||Video documentary||Himself|
|HBO First Look||2000||TV Series documentary||Himself - 'David 'Sully' Sullivan'|
|Le Fossoyeur de Films||2013||TV Mini-Series documentary|
|The Being Frank Show||2011-2012||TV Series||Himself|
|2006||Gold Derby Award||Gold Derby Awards||Ensemble Cast||Crash (2004)|
|2006||Actor||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||Crash (2004)|
|2005||ACCA||Awards Circuit Community Awards||Best Cast Ensemble||Crash (2004)|
|2005||Hollywood Film Award||Hollywood Film Awards||Ensemble of the Year||Crash (2004)|
|2006||Saturn Award||Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA||Best Actor on Television||Invasion (2005)|
|2005||Gotham Independent Film Award||Gotham Awards||Best Ensemble Performance||Nine Lives (2005)|
|2005||Gotham Independent Film Award||Gotham Awards||Best Ensemble Performance||Crash (2004)|
|2002||PFCS Award||Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards||Best Acting Ensemble||Black Hawk Down (2001)|
2nd Place Awards
|2012||Chainsaw Award||Fangoria Chainsaw Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Drive Angry (2011)|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia