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Dynamically entertaining heavyset US actor with piercing eyes, William Forsythe has a superb talent for playing some truly unlikeable and downright nasty characters that dominate the films in which he appears! If you're cast as the "hero" against Forsythe's "villain", then you have your work cut out for you, as Forsthye's raw energy and menace on ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Rock
The Rock Ernest Paxton
(1996)
Once Upon a Time in America
Once Upon a Time in America Philip 'Cockeye' Stein
(1984)
Raising Arizona
(1987)
The Devil's Rejects
The Devil's Rejects Sheriff Wydell
(2005)

Filmography

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 2018 A Christmas Cop (announced)
Captain Karlsson
 2018 I Am Fear (completed)
Marco
 2016 The Unlikely's (completed)
Jet Black
 2016/I The Witching Hour (completed)
Devlin Deeds
 2018 The Man in the High Castle (TV Series)
J. Edgar Hoover
- Episode #3.1 (2018) ... J. Edgar Hoover
 2017 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (TV Series)
Oleg Antakov / Ripper of Riga
- The Ripper of Riga (2017) ... Oleg Antakov / Ripper of Riga
 2017 Chicago Justice (TV Series)
David Zachariah
- Double Helix (2017) ... David Zachariah
 2015-2017 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Harry Brown
- Huikau na makau a na lawai'a (2017) ... Harry Brown
- Wawahi moe'uhane (2015) ... Harry Brown
 2017 Check Point
The Sheriff
 2016 The Hollow
Big John Dawson
 2016 The Bronx Bull
Jake LaMotta
 2016 Daredevil (TV Series)
Dutton
- Seven Minutes in Heaven (2016) ... Dutton
 2016/I The Midnight Man
Fairbanks
 2015 Laugh Killer Laugh
Frank Stone
 2015 Road to Juarez
Doug Hermann
 2015 The Networker
Charles Mangano
 2015 Echoes of War
Randolph McCluskey
 2014 Hidden in the Woods
Uncle Costello
 2014 Tom Holland's Twisted Tales
Mr. Smith (segment "To Hell With You")
 2014 Justified (TV Series)
Michael
- Whistle Past the Graveyard (2014) ... Michael
 2013 Twisted Tales (TV Series)
Mr. Smith
- To Hell with You (2013) ... Mr. Smith
 2013/II Infected
Dr. Dennehey
 2012-2013 The Mob Doctor (TV Series)
Constantine Alexander
- Life and Death (2013) ... Constantine Alexander
- Resurrection (2013) ... Constantine Alexander
- Sibling Rivalry (2012) ... Constantine Alexander
- Confessions (2012) ... Constantine Alexander
- Fluid Dynamics (2012) ... Constantine Alexander
 2011-2012 The Mentalist (TV Series)
Steve Rigsby
- Blood Feud (2012) ... Steve Rigsby
- Like a Redheaded Stepchild (2011) ... Steve Rigsby
 2011-2012 Boardwalk Empire (TV Series)
Manny Horvitz
- Resolution (2012) ... Manny Horvitz
- To the Lost (2011) ... Manny Horvitz
- Georgia Peaches (2011) ... Manny Horvitz
- Battle of the Century (2011) ... Manny Horvitz
- Two Boats and a Lifeguard (2011) ... Manny Horvitz
 2011 Loosies
Captain Tom Edwards
 2011 Inkubus
Ret. Detective Gil Diamante
 2011 Slip & Fall
Jerry
 2011 Born to Ride
Jack Steele
 2011 L.A., I Hate You
Uncle Rip
 2011/I Jesse
Vince the Godfather
 2010 To Hell with You (Short)
Smith
 2010 The Rig
Jim Fleming
 2010 Dear Mr. Gacy
John Wayne Gacy
 2010 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Captain Chris Sutter
- L.A. (2010) ... Captain Chris Sutter
 2009 Happy in the Valley
Stewart
 2007-2009 Entourage (TV Series)
Eddie
- Scared Straight (2009)
- The Day Fuckers (2007) ... Eddie
 2008 iMurders
Professor Uberoth
 2008/II Stiletto
Alex
 2007 Las Vegas (TV Series)
Uncle Luke
- The High Price of Gas (2007) ... Uncle Luke
- My Uncle's a Gas (2007) ... Uncle Luke
 2007 Final Approach (TV Movie)
Silas Jansen
 2007 Halloween
Ronnie White
 2007 Hack!
Willy
 2007 Southern Gothic
Pitt
 2007 88 Minutes
Frank Parks
 2007 Masters of Horror (TV Series)
Buster
- We All Scream for Ice Cream (2007) ... Buster
 2006 Shark (TV Series)
Harry Russo
- Russo (2006) ... Harry Russo
 2006 Prone to Violence (TV Movie)
Narration
 2006/I Jam
Ted
 2006 Freedomland
Boyle
 2005 The Devil's Rejects
Sheriff Wydell
 2005 Wild Card (TV Series)
Stuart Dresden
- Zoe's Phony Matrimony (2005) ... Stuart Dresden
 2005 SharkMan (TV Movie)
Tom Reed
 2005 The L.A. Riot Spectacular
George Holliday
 2005 Larva (TV Movie)
Jacob Long
 2004 The Last Letter
Mr. Griffith
 2003 The Librarians
Simon
 2002-2003 John Doe (TV Series)
Digger
- The Rising (2003) ... Digger
- Remote Control (2003) ... Digger
- Shock to the System (2003) ... Digger
- Save as... John Doe (2003) ... Digger
- Doe or Die (2003) ... Digger (credit only)
 2002 City by the Sea
Spyder
 2001-2002 UC: Undercover (TV Series)
Sonny Walker
- The Sins of Sonny Walker (2002) ... Sonny Walker
- Nobody Rides for Free (2001) ... Sonny Walker
- Honor Among Thieves (2001) ... Sonny Walker
- Amerikaz Most Wanted (2001) ... Sonny Walker
- Of Fathers and Sons (2001) ... Sonny Walker
 2002 Hard Cash
Bo Young
 2002 Coastlines
Fred Vance
 2001 Outlaw
Ted Castle
 2001 Mysterious Ways (TV Series)
Luther Skoals
- Condemned (2001) ... Luther Skoals
 2001 Blue Hill Avenue
Det. Torrance
 2001 Camouflage
Alton Owens
 2000 G-Men from Hell
Dean Crept
 2000 Luck of the Draw
Max Fenton
 2000 Civility
Andrew LeBretian
 1999 Paradise Lost
Mike Stark
 1999 18 Shades of Dust
Tommy Cucci
 1999 Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo
Detective Chuck Fowler
 1999 Blue Streak
Detective Hardcastle
 1999 Four Days
Milt
 1999 The Last Marshal
DeClerc
 1999 Row Your Boat
Gil Meadows
 1999 Dead Man's Gun (TV Series)
Harlan Riddle
- A Just Reward (1999) ... Harlan Riddle
 1998 Dollar for the Dead (TV Movie)
Dooley
 1998 Hell's Kitchen
Lou
 1998 Soundman
Frank Rosenfeld
 1998 Ambushed
Mike Organski
 1998 Cybill (TV Series)
Bruce
- Dream Date (1998) ... Bruce
 1998 The Pass
Charles Duprey
 1998 Firestorm
Shaye
 1997 Big City Blues
Hudson
 1997 First Time Felon (TV Movie)
Sorley
 1996 Peacock Blues (TV Short)
 1996 Rule of Three
Mitch
 1996 Gotti (TV Movie)
Sammy Gravano
 1996 The Rock
Ernest Paxton
 1996 Stories from the Edge (TV Movie) (segment "Peacock Blues")
 1996 For Which He Stands
Johnny Rochetti
 1996 The Substitute
Hollan
 1995 Thriller Zone (Video)
Marcus Deerfield (segment "The Final Hour")
 1995 The Immortals
Tim James
 1995 Palookaville
Sid Dunleavy
 1995 Virtuosity
William Cochran
 1995 Beyond Desire
Ray Patterson
 1993-1994 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Al Capone
- Death and Taxes: Part 2 (1994) ... Al Capone
- Death and Taxes: Part 1 (1994) ... Al Capone
- Bury My Heart at Starved Rock (1994) ... Al Capone
- Apocalypse in Chicago (1994) ... Al Capone
- Omerta (1994) ... Al Capone
 1994 Direct Hit (Video)
Hatch
 1993 A Kiss to Die For (TV Movie)
Detective Mike Stoller
 1993 Relentless 3 (Video)
Walter Hilderman
 1992 Willing to Kill: The Texas Cheerleader Story (TV Movie)
Terry Harper
 1992 The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag
William 'Billy' Beaudeen
 1992 Cruel Doubt (TV Mini-Series)
Police Chief John Crone
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Police Chief John Crone
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Police Chief John Crone
 1992 American Me
JD
 1992 The Waterdance
Bloss
 1991 Stone Cold
Ice
 1991 Out for Justice
Richie Madano
 1991 Career Opportunities
Custodian
 1990 Sons
Mikey
 1990 Dick Tracy
Flattop
 1990 Blind Faith (TV Mini-Series)
Ferlin L'Heureux
- Episode #1.2 (1990) ... Ferlin L'Heureux
- Episode #1.1 (1990) ... Ferlin L'Heureux
 1989 Torrents of Spring
Prince Ippolito Polozov
 1989 Dead Bang
Arthur Kressler
 1988 Patty Hearst
Teko
 1988 Baja Oklahoma (TV Movie)
Tommy Earl Browner
 1987 Weeds
Burt the Booster
 1987 Extreme Prejudice
Sgt. Buck Atwater
 1987 Raising Arizona
Evelle
 1985 Savage Dawn
Pigiron (as Bill Forsythe)
 1985 The Long Hot Summer (TV Movie)
Isaac
 1985 The Lightship
Gene
 1985 Command 5 (TV Movie)
Hawk (as Bill Forsythe)
 1984 Cloak & Dagger
Morris (as Bill Forsythe)
 1984 Once Upon a Time in America
Philip 'Cockeye' Stein
 1983 Fame (TV Series)
Snake
- Break Dance (1983) ... Snake (as Bill Forsythe)
 1983 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Wounded Assailant
- A Child Is Missing (1983) ... Wounded Assailant (as Bill Forsythe)
 1983 The Man Who Wasn't There
Pug Face Crusher (as Bill Forsythe)
 1983 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Richard Brady
- Moon Over Uranus: The Sequel (1983) ... Richard Brady (as Bill Forsythe)
- Moon Over Uranus (1983) ... Richard Brady (as Bill Forsythe)
 1982 Tales of the Gold Monkey (TV Series)
Kurt
- Tales of the Gold Monkey: Part 2 (1982) ... Kurt (as Bill Forsythe)
- Tales of the Gold Monkey: Part 1 (1982) ... Kurt (as Bill Forsythe)
 1982 CHiPs (TV Series)
Thrasher
- Battle of the Bands (1982) ... Thrasher (as Bill Forsythe)
 1981 The Miracle of Kathy Miller (TV Movie)
Mark
 1981 Smokey Bites the Dust
Kenny (as Bill Forsythe)
 1981 King of the Mountain
Big Tom (as Bill Forsythe)
 1978 Long Shot
Bille
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Other Works:

Has acted and sung on stage in theater productions of the musicals "Hair," "1776," and "Godspell".

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 4 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bill Forsythe

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

(2013, on The Waterdance) Bloss was an amazing character. What was very interesting about Bloss was that he was the type of character that you really feel is not going to survive, that he's not going to make it, but he ends up being the person who has the largest arc, who finds acceptance and puts it together. Yeah, he's obnoxious. He's a self-centered little bully on a wheelchair. But he ends up... See more »

Trivia:

He has three daughters, Rebecca, born in 1990, Angelica, born in 1992 and another daughter named Chloe, born in 1993. See more »

Trademark:

Deep Authorative Voice See more »

Nickname:

Bill

Star Sign:

Gemini

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