William Forsythe Biography

Birthday: 1955-06-07
Place of Birth: Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
Height: 6' (1.83 m)
Wiki Biography: 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 screen is second to none. He started out in a couple of minor film roles and guest appearance's in high-rated TV shows including "CHiPs" (1977), "Hill Street Blues" (1981) and "T.J. Hooker" (1982). He quickly moved into high-quality feature films, including playing a small-time hoodlum in Once Upon a Time in America (1984), an hilariously funny performance as a bumbling jail escapee alongside John Goodman in the knockout Raising Arizona (1987) and as a renegade soldier in Extreme Prejudice (1987). The energetic Forsythe portrayed comic book villain "Flattop" in Dick Tracy (1990), was foolish enough to tangle with vengeful cop Steven Seagal in the hyper-violent Out for Justice (1991) and locked horns with ex-NFL linebacker Brian Bosworth in the biker action film Stone Cold (1991). With his expertise in playing icy villains, Forsythe was perfect to portray Prohibition mobster Al Capone in the short-lived '90s revival of the classic '60s crime show, "The Untouchables" (1993), and he continued the motif of playing edgy, nefarious individuals in the thought-provoking The Waterdance (1992), the oily film noir piece Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995), as real-life mobster Sammy Gravano, aka "The Bull", in Gotti (1996) (TV) and supporting another ex-NFL player's foray into film acting, when L.A. Raider Howie Long debuted in Firestorm (1998). Forsythe has remained perpetually busy in the new century with a plethora of feature film, telemovie and TV series appearances, and developing a minor cult following amongst film fans for his attention grabbing dramatic skills - check out his performances in City by the Sea (2002), The Devil's Rejects (2005) and Halloween (2007).

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Librarians 2007 Comedy
The Substitute Hollan 2011 Family
The Mob Doctor Constantine Alexander 2012 - 2013 Crime
Sea City Spyder 2013
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Miracle of Kathy Miller 1981 Drama
Once Upon a Time in America Philip 'Cockeye' Stein 1984 0
The Lightship Gene 1986 Drama
Raising Arizona Evelle Snoats 1987 Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Extreme Prejudice Sgt. Buck Atwater 1987 Action, Crime, Drama
Weeds Burt the Booster 1987 Drama
Patty Hearst Teko 1988 Drama
Dead Bang Arthur Kressler 1989
Dick Tracy Flattop 1990 Game Show, Comedy, 0, 0
Torrents of Spring Prince Ippolito Polozov 1990 Drama, Romance
Stone Cold Ice 1991
Out for Justice Richie Madano 1991 0, Game Show, Comedy
Sons Mikey 1992 Comedy, Drama
The Waterdance Bloss 1992 Drama
Cruel Doubt Police Chief John Crone 1992 Crime, Drama
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead Franchise 1995 0, Comedy
Virtuosity William Cochran 1995 Action, Crime, Sci Fi
The Immortals Tim James 1995 Crime, Drama, Action
The Rock Special Agent Ernest Paxton 1996 0
Beyond Desire Ray Patterson 1996 Action, Thriller
For Which He Stands Johnny Rochetti 1996 Crime, Drama
Palookaville Sid Dunleavy 1996 Comedy, Crime
Firestorm Shaye 1998 Thriller, Action
Ambushed Mike Organski 1998 Action, Thriller
Soundman Frank Rosenfeld 1999 Comedy
Row Your Boat Gil Meadows 1999 Drama, Crime, Romance
The Last Marshal DeClerc 1999 Action, Thriller
Four Days Milt 1999 Drama
Big City Blues Hudson 1999 Action, Comedy, Adventure
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo Detective Chuck Fowler 1999 Comedy
Civility Andrew LeBretian 2000 Thriller
G-Men from Hell Dean Crept 2000 Action, Comedy, Adventure
Hell's Kitchen Lou Reilly 2001 Drama, Crime
18 Shades of Dust Tommy Cucci 2001 Crime, Drama
Luck of the Draw Max Fenton 2001 Thriller, Crime, Drama
City By The Sea Spyder 2002 0, Game Show
Run for the Money Bo Young 2002 Action, Crime, Thriller
The Technical Writer Joe 2003 Drama
Les guerriers de la beauté Himself 2003 Fantasy
The Librarians Simon 2004 Action, Thriller
Larva 2005 Reality Tv
Camouflage Alton Owens 2005 Action, Comedy
Coastlines 2006
Freedomland Boyle 2006 0, Game Show
The L.A. Riot Spectacular George Holliday 2006 Comedy
Southern Gothic Pitt 2007 Horror
Jam Ted 2007 Drama
Halloween Ronnie White 2007 Horror
Hack! Willy 2007 Comedy, Horror
88 Minutes Frank Parks 2008 Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Stiletto Alex 2008 Action, Crime, Drama
iMurders Professor Uberoth 2008 Crime, Drama, Horror
The Nail: The Story of Joey Nardone Massimo 2009 Drama
The Rig Jim Fleming 2010 0, Reality Tv, Sport
Dear Mr. Gacy John Wayne Gacy 2010 Crime, Drama
Jesse Vince the Godfather 2011 Action
Slip & Fall Jerry 2011 Comedy
Born to Ride Jack Steele 2011
L.A., I Hate You Uncle Rip 2011 Action, Drama, Horror
Underground Entertainment: The Movie Bill 2011 Comedy
Inkubus Ret. Detective Gil Diamante 2011 Horror
Loosies Capt. Edwards 2012 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Celluloid Bloodbath: More Prevues from Hell Himself 2012 Horror
The Ghost Club: Spirits Never Die Stanley 2013 Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Happy in the Valley Stewart 2013 Drama
Infected Dr. Edward Dennehey 2013 Action, Horror
Road to Juarez Doug Hermann 2013 Action, Thriller
Hidden in the Woods Uncle Costello 2014 Game Show
The Unlikely's Jet Black 2015 Comedy
The Witching Hour Devlin Deeds 2015 Thriller
Laugh Killer Laugh Frank Stone 2015 Crime
The Bronx Bull Jake LaMotta 2016
The Pass Charles Duprey 2016
The Substitute Hollan 2017
The Networker Mr. Mangano 2017 0
Gotti Sammy Gravano 2018 Game Show, Comedy, 0, 0