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William Fichtner

A small-town guy with a big heart, William Fichtner has been captivating the hearts of Western New Yorkers for decades. Bill was born in 1956 on Long Island, New York, to Patricia A. (Steitz) and William E. Fichtner. He is of German, Irish, and English descent. A fan of the Buffalo Sabres, Bill always stays true to his roots. He is married to actress Kymberly Kalil.

Fichtner was raised in Cheektowaga, and graduated from Maryvale High School in 1974. His first roles were in soap operas such as As the World Turns (1956) and sitcoms like Grace Under Fire (1993). He has also been in films such as Armageddon (1998), Empire Falls (2005), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), and The Dark Knight (2008).

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Cast Credits

Top Gear America (2017)
Starring as Co-Host (8 episodes)
Shooter (2016)
Empire (2015)
Guest starring as Jameson Henthrop (3 episodes)
Mom (2013)
Starring as Adam Janikowski (63 episodes)
Guest starring as Adam Janikowski (4 episodes)
Crossing Lines (2013)
Starring as Carl Hickman (22 episodes)
Veep (2012)
Guest starring as Felix Wade
Invasion (2005)
Starring as Sheriff Tom Underlay (2 episodes)
  • Episode 1x02: Lights Out (Sep 28, 2005)
  • Episode 1x01: Pilot (Sep 21, 2005)
Prison Break (2005)
Starring as Alexander "Alex" Mahone (58 episodes)
Empire Falls (2005)
Starring as Jimmy Minty
  • Episode 1x01: Part 1 (May 28, 2005)
Entourage (2004)
Starring as Phil Yagoda
MDs (2002)
Starring as Dr. Bruce Kellerman
Baywatch (1989)
Guest starring as Howard Ganza
As the World Turns (1956)
Starring as Josh Snyder/ Rod Landry (4 episodes)