Bill Paxton Biography

Birthday: 1955-05-17
Place of Birth: Fort Worth, Texas USA
Height: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
Wiki Biography: Bill Paxton moved to Los Angeles at 18, where he found work in the film industry as a set dresser for Roger Corman's New World Pictures. He made his film debut in the Corman film Crazy Mama (1975), directed by Jonathan Demme. Moving to New York, Paxton studied acting under Stella Adler at New York University. After landing a small role in Stripes (1981), he found steady work in low-budget films and TV. He also directed, wrote and produced award-winning short films including Fish Heads (1980), which aired on "Saturday Night Live" (1975). His first appearance in a James Cameron film was a small role in The Terminator (1984), followed by his very memorable performance as Pvt. Hudson in Aliens (1986) and as the nomadic vampire Severen in Kathryn Bigelow's Near Dark (1987). Bill also appeared in John Hughes' Weird Science (1985), as Wyatt's sadistic older brother Chet. Although he continued to work steadily in film and TV, his big break did not come until his lead role in the critically acclaimed film-noir One False Move (1992). This quickly led to strong supporting roles as Wyatt Earp's naive younger brother Morgan in Tombstone (1993) and as Fred Haise, one of the three astronauts, in Apollo 13 (1995), as well as in James Cameron's offering True Lies (1994).

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Weird Science Chet Donnelly 1985 Comedy
One False Move 1992 Thriller
Next of Kin 1995 - 1997 Action
Big Love Bill Henrickson 2006 - Drama
Curiosity Himself - Host 2011 Documentary
America In Primetime 2011
Hatfields And Mccoys Randall McCoy 2012 Drama
Best Parks Ever Randall McCoy 2012 Documentary
The United States of Television: America in Primetime Himself 2013
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
BigLove Bill Henrickson 0000
The Lords of Discipline 1983 Thriller
Streets of Fire 1984 Action, Crime, Drama
Impulse Eddie 1984 Horror, Mystery
The Terminator Punk Leader 1984 Action, Sci Fi
Weird Science Chet Donnelly 1985 Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
An Early Frost 1985 Drama
Aliens Pvt. Hudson 1986 Action, Adventure, Sci Fi
Near Dark Severen 1987 Drama, Horror, Thriller
Pass the Ammo Jesse Wilkes 1988
Riding Fast Bobo 1988 Action, Drama
Slipstream Matt Owens 1989 Adventure
Next of Kin 1989 Action, Crime, Thriller
Brain Dead Jim Reston 1990
The Last of the Finest Howard 'Hojo' Jones 1990 Action, Crime, Drama
Back to Back Bo Brand 1990 Action, Drama
Navy SEALs 1990 Action, Adventure, Thriller
Predator 2 Jerry Lambert 1990 Action, Sci Fi, Thriller
The Dark Backward Gus 1991 Comedy
One False Move 1992 Thriller, Crime, Drama
The Vagrant 1992 Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Trespass Vince 1992 Action, Thriller
Indian Summer Jack Belston 1993 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Boxing Helena Ray O'Malley 1993 Drama, Mystery, Romance
Tombstone Morgan Earp 1993 Action, Drama, History
True Lies Simon 1994 Action, Thriller
Frank and Jesse Frank James 1994
Monolith Tucker 1995 Action
Apollo 13 Fred Haise 1995 Adventure, Drama, History
The Traveller Bokky Sherlock 1996
The Last Supper 1996 Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Twister Bill Harding 1996 Action, Adventure, Drama
The Evening Star Jerry Bruckner 1996 Comedy, Drama
Traveller 1997 Crime, Drama, Romance
Titanic Brock Lovett 1997 Adventure, Drama, History
A Simple Plan Hank 1998 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Mighty Joe Young Professor Gregory 'Gregg' O'Hara 1998 Action, Adventure, Family
U-571 Lt. Cmdr. Mike Dahlgren 2000 Action, Drama, Thriller
Vertical Limit Elliot Vaughn 2000 Action, Adventure, Thriller
Frailty Dad Meiks 2002 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Ghosts of the Abyss 2003 Documentary, Family
Resistance Maj. Theodore 'Ted' Brice 2003 Drama
Thunderbirds Jeff Tracy 2004 Action, Adventure, Comedy
Haven Carl Ridley 2004
Titanic: 100 Years On Himself 2012
Red Wing Jim Verret 2013 Drama, Romance
Shanghai Calling Donald 2013 Comedy, Drama, Romance
2 Guns Earl 2013 Action, Comedy, Crime
The Colony Mason 2013 Action, Thriller
Million Dollar Arm Tom House 2014 Drama, Sport
Pixies Eddie Beck 2015 Animation, Comedy