William Fichtner Biography

Published On Jul 06, 2016
Facts of William Fichtner
Date of Birth: 1956 , November-27
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet
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William was first married to Betsy Aidem. Betsy Aidem is an actress and she is famous for her role in the movies like You Can Count on Me, Irrational Man and so on. As a married couple, they also welcomed a child together. They got divorced in 1996.

William lived a single life for about a year and then he began dating Kymberly Kalil. Kymberly Kalil is also an actress. After being in love for several months, they finally tied their married bonding on 25th of July 1998. They have also welcomed a child together. His nationality is American and he is of German ethnicity.

Willian grew up in Cheektowaga, New York. There he got enrolled at Maryvale High School and then he graduated from there in 1974. Later on he joined Farmingdale State College and finally earned his bachelor’s degree in 1978. He also studied at American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He has been active in the film industry since the late 1980s. He made his acting debut in 1987 by starring the role of Josh Snyder in an American television soap opera As the World Turns. Two years later, he appeared in the TV series like A Man Called Hawk and Baywatch. He made his feature film debut in 1994 by portraying the role of Stage Manager in an American historical film Quiz Show. In 1995, he appeared in the movies like Virtuosity, Reckless, Strange Days, Heat, High Lonesome: A Father For Charlie and Underneath. He got his rise in fame in 2005 after he began portraying the role of Sheriff Tom Underlay in an American science fiction television series Invasion. He is critically acclaimed for playing the role of Alexander Mahone in an American television serial drama Prison Break. He has also appeared in the video games like Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and so on. He is now aged 59 years old and his net worth is $8 million dollars.

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Born in Long Island, New York

November 27 , 1956

Tall and handsome, William Fichtner was born as William Edward Fichtner in Mitchell Field Air Force Base, East Meadow, Long Island, New York, United States of America to Patricia A. Steitz and William E. Fichtner. His nationality is American and he is of German ethnicity.

Graduated from Maryvale High School

1974

Willian grew up in Cheektowaga, New York. There he got enrolled at Maryvale High School and then he graduated from there in 1974. Later on he joined Farmingdale State College and finally earned his bachelor’s degree in 1978.

Began his acting career

1987

He has been active in the film industry since the late 1980s. He made his acting debut in 1987 by starring the role of Josh Snyder in an American television soap opera As the World Turns. Two years later, he appeared in the TV series like A Man Called Hawk and Baywatch. 

First feature film, Quiz Show

1994

He made his feature film debut in 1994 by portraying the role of Stage Manager in an American historical film Quiz Show. In 1995, he appeared in the movies like Virtuosity, Reckless, Strange Days, Heat, High Lonesome: A Father For Charlie and Underneath. 

Appeared in the television series, Invasion

2005

He got his rise in fame in 2005 after he began portraying the role of Sheriff Tom Underlay in an American science fiction television series Invasion. He is critically acclaimed for playing the role of Alexander Mahone in an American television serial drama Prison Break.

Appeared in the movie, Armageddon

1998

William Fichtner is an actor from United States. He is famous for starring the role of Colonel William Sharp in an American science fiction disaster thriller movie Armageddon. He is also famous for his role in the movie The Perfect Storm. 

Divorced with Betsy Aidem

1996

William was first married to Betsy Aidem. Betsy Aidem is an actress and she is famous for her role in the movies like You Can Count on Me, Irrational Man and so on. As a married couple, they also welcomed a child together. They got divorced in 1996.

Married to Kymberly Kalil

July 25 , 1998

William lived a single life for about a year and then he began dating Kymberly Kalil. Kymberly Kalil is also an actress. After being in love for several months, they finally tied their married bonding on 25th of July 1998. They have also welcomed a child together. 

Won Hollywood Film Awards

2005

He is also famous for playing the role of Flanagan in an ensemble drama film Crash. For this role, he got his first nomination in Hollywood Film Awards in 2005. He was also honored with this award that year for Ensemble of the Year. 

Won Screen Actors Guild Awards

2006

In 2006, he got nominated in Screen Actors Guild Awards for the first time in his life. He got nominated in this award that year for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. He also won this award that year. 

Won Awards Circuit Community Awards

2005

He has also once been honored with Awards Circuit Community Awards and that was in 2005. He won this award that year for Best Cast Ensemble. Next year he got his first nomination in Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA. 

Appeared in the video game, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

2002

As an actor, he has not only appeared in movies and TV series but also in several video games. In 2002, he played the role of Ken Rosenberg in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Two years later, he appeared in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas