William Hickey Biography

Birthday: 1927-09-19
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City
Wiki Biography: Son of Edward & Nora Hickey. Best known as the ancient Mafia don in Prizzi's Honor (1985), Hickey had a long, distinguished career in film, television, and the stage. Began career as a child actor on the variety stage. Made Broadway debut as walk-on in George Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan" (1951 production, starring Uta Hagen). Performed often during the golden age of television, including appearances on Studio One and Philco Playhouse. His most important contribution to the arts, however, remains his teaching career at the HB Studio in Greenwich Village, founded by Hagen and Herbert Berghof. George Segal, Sandy Dennis, and Barbra Streisand all studied under him.

William HickeyPhotos & Pictures


Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
A Hatful of Rain 1957 Drama
The Producers 1967 0
Little Big Man 1970 Adventure, Drama, History
Happy Birthday, Wanda June Looseleaf Harper 1971
Between Time and Timbuktu 1972
Mikey and Nicky 1976 Drama
Wise Blood 1980 Comedy, Drama
Prizzi's Honor Don Corrado Prizzi 1985
Walls of Glass Papa 1985 Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Name of the Rose Ubertino da Casale 1986 Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A Hobo's Christmas Cincinnati Harold 1987
Da 1988
Bright Lights, Big City 1988 Drama
Pink Cadillac 1989 0, Biography, 0, 0
Sea of Love Frank Keller Sr. 1989 Crime, Drama, Mystery
It Had to Be You Schornberg 1989 Comedy
Tales from the Darkside: The Movie Drogan (segment "Cat From Hell") 1990
Puppet Master Andre Toulon 1990 Drama, Horror, Sci Fi
Any Man's Death Erich Schiller / Ernst Bauricke 1990 Drama
My Blue Heaven Billy Sparrow 1990 Comedy, Crime
The Runestone Lars Hagstrom 1991 Horror, Adventure, Comedy
Sons Roger 1992 Comedy, Drama
The Nightmare Before Christmas Dr. Finklestein 1993 0, Drama, 0, Sport
Hey Stranger Major-domo 1994 Thriller
The Maddening 1995
Forget Paris 1995 0, 0
The Jerky Boys Don 'Uncle Freddy' Frederico 1995 Comedy, Crime
Major Payne 1995 Comedy
Love Is All There Is 1996 Comedy, Romance
Twisted Andre, a proprietor 1997 Comedy
Mousehunt 1997 Comedy, Family
Knocking on Death's Door Town Sheriff 1999 Reality Tv
Puppet Master: The Legacy Andre Toulon (trailer only) 2003 Horror