William Fichtner

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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.[1]

Selected filmography

Year Title Role More information
2006 Ultraviolet Garth
2005 Mr. & Mrs. Smith Dr. Wexler, marriage counselor Voice - uncredited
The Longest Yard Captain Knauer
Empire Falls Jimmy Minty
Nine Lives Andrew
2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Ken Rosenberg Video game - voiceover (credited as Bill Fichtner)
Crash Flanagan
2002 Equilibrium Jürgen
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
1999 Go Burke
1998 Armageddon Colonel William Sharp
1997 Contact Kent
1996 Albino Alligator Law
1995 Heat Roger Van Zant
Strange Days Dwayne Engelman
Virtuosity Wallace
1992 Malcolm X Cop at Harlem Station


  1. Clean 'Break' for Fichtner Reuters. June 19, 2006. Retrieved June 19, 2006.

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