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William Fichtner
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William Fichtner

William Fichtner most recently appeared in Michael Bay's Armageddon opposite Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck. Always working, Fichtner currently wrapped production on the feature film The Settlement, with Kelly McGillis and John C. Reilly. He is currently shooting Alain Berliner's Passion of Mind, starring Demi Moore.

His other films include Contact, in which he played the blind astronomer opposite Jodie Foster, Jeb Stuart's Switchback, The Underneath directed by Steven Soderbergh, Michael Mann's Heat, Strange Days directed by Kathryn Bigelow and Kevin Spacey's directorial debut Albino Alligator.

Television audiences are familiar with Fichtner's portrayal of petrochemist Ryan Sparks in Grace Under Fire during the show's premiere season.

As a member of the Circle Repertory Theatre, Fichtner received critical acclaim for his performance in The Fiery Furnace, directed by Norman Rene. His other theatre work includes Raft Of The Medusa at the Minetta Lane Theatre, The Years at the Manhattan Theatre Club, Clothes For A Summer Hotel for the Williamstown Theatre Festival and Machinal at Joseph Papp's Public Theatre.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

William Fichtner Facts

Birth Name William Edward Fichtner
BirthdayNovember 27, 1956 (66)
BirthplaceNew York, USA
Height6' 1½" (1m87)  How tall is William Fichtner compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Crash (2005) user recommendation
Invasion (2005) tv (breakthrough)
Equilibrium (2002)
Armageddon (1998)
Contact (1997)
Heat (1995)
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