William Edward "Bill" Fichtner (born November 27, 1956 in East Meadow, New York) is an American actor. He is often credited as William Fichtner and occasionally as Bill Fichtner.
After graduating from State University of New York at Brockport with a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice in 1978, Fichtner decided to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. He began his acting career as Josh Snyder in As the World Turns in 1987.
Fichtner's film credits include Contact, Heat, Armageddon, Go, Equilibrium, Black Hawk Down, and Crash. He is best known as a character actor, taking on supporting roles.
Credited as "Bill Fichtner", he lent his voice to the character Ken Rosenberg in the popular video games Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. From 2005-2006, Fichtner also starred in the science fiction drama series Invasion as Sheriff Tom Underlay. After Invasion was cancelled, Fichtner was chosen to play Agent Alexander Mahone in the second season (2006-2007) of Prison Break.
|2005||Mr. & Mrs. Smith||Dr. Wexler, marriage counselor||Voice - uncredited|
|The Longest Yard||Captain Knauer|
|Empire Falls||Jimmy Minty|
|2004||Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas||Ken Rosenberg||Video game - voiceover (credited as Bill Fichtner)|
|Grand Theft Auto: Vice City||Ken Rosenberg||Video game - voiceover (credited as Bill Fichtner)|
|Julie Walking Home||Henry|
|2001||What's the Worst That Could Happen?||Detective Alex Tardio|
|Black Hawk Down||Sfc. Jeff Sanderson|
|2000||Pearl Harbor||Danny's Father|
|Drowning Mona||Phil Dearly|
|The Perfect Storm||David "Sully" Sullivan|
|1998||Armageddon||Colonel William Sharp|
|1995||Heat||Roger Van Zant|
|Strange Days||Dwayne Engelman|
|1992||Malcolm X||Cop at Harlem Station|
- Clean 'Break' for Fichtner Reuters. June 19, 2006. Retrieved June 19, 2006.
- William Fichtner IMDB Entry
- TV.com Entry
- Fichtner_Firsthand Group at Yahoo Groups
- William Fichtner at the official Contact movie website.