What is William Fichtner's net worth and salary?
William Fichtner is an American actor who has a net worth of $4 million. William Fichtner is known for his roles in such movies as "Heat," "Armageddon," "The Perfect Storm," and "Black Hawk Down." On television, he has had major roles on "Invasion," "Prison Break," "Crossing Lines," and "Mom." Fichtner has also done voice work for video games, including two "Grand Theft Auto" installments and "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3."
- Richest Celebrities › Actors
- Net Worth:
- $4 Million
- Date of Birth:
- Nov 27, 1956 (66 years old)
- Place of Birth:
- East Meadow
- 6 ft (1.835 m)
- Actor, Voice Actor
- United States of America
Early Life and Career Beginnings
William Fichtner was born in 1956 at Mitchel Air Force Base on Long Island, New York to parents Patricia and William, and was raised in Cheektowaga. He attended Maryvale High School, and then went to Farmingdale State College, from which he graduated in 1974 with an associate degree in criminal justice. Fichtner subsequently enrolled at SUNY Brockport, obtaining a BA degree in the same field, and then went on to study acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
In 1987, Fichtner began his professional acting career playing the character Josh Snyder on the CBS soap opera "As the World Turns." In 1989, he was in two episodes of the ABC series "A Man Called Hawk" and in an episode of "Baywatch."
Film Career in the 90s and 2000s
Fichtner made his feature film debut in 1994, playing a stage manager in Robert Redford's "Quiz Show." The next year, he appeared in five movies: the science-fiction action film "Virtuosity," the dark comedy "Reckless," Kathryn Bigelow's dystopian thriller "Strange Days," Steven Soderbergh's "The Underneath," and Michael Mann's crime drama "Heat," starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. Subsequent credits in the 90s included Kevin Spacey's "Albino Alligator"; Robert Zemeckis' science-fiction drama "Contact"; the thriller "Switchback"; Michael Bay's science-fiction disaster film "Armageddon"; the crime comedy "Go"; and the independent film "The Settlement," costarring John C. Reilly.
In 2000, Fichtner was in the disaster drama "The Perfect Storm," the crime comedy "Drowning Mona," and the romantic drama "Passion of Mind," in which he had one of his first leading roles. In 2001, he re-teamed with director Michael Bay for the romantic war drama "Pearl Harbor," and also had roles in "Black Hawk Down" and the comedy "What's the Worst That Could Happen?" The next year, he was in "Julie Walking Home" and "Equilibrium." The year 2005 was one of the biggest for Fichtner; he was in six films, including the Best Picture Oscar winner "Crash." His other credits that year included the drama "Nine Lives" and the comedies "The Chumscrubber" and "The Longest Yard." Following this, Fichtner had roles in the science-fiction action film "Ultraviolet," the Will Ferrell comedy "Blades of Glory," the thriller "First Snow," and the superhero epic "The Dark Knight."
Film in the 2010s
Beginning the new decade, Fichtner was in the romantic comedy "Date Night," the action films "The Big Bang" and "Drive Angry," and the independent comedy "Wrong." Subsequent credits included "Phantom," "The Lone Ranger," "Elysium," "The Homesman," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," "Independence Day: Resurgence," "Hot Summer Nights," and "The Neighbor," in which Fichtner had a leading role. Among his other films in the 2010s are "Krystal," "Traffik," "O.G.," "Armed," "All the Devil's Men," "Josie & Jack," and "Finding Steve McQueen."
From 1994 to 1995, Fichtner had a recurring role on the ABC sitcom "Grace Under Fire." A starring role came in 2002, when he was cast as Dr. Bruce Kellerman on the medical drama "MDs"; however, the series only lasted for one season. Following this, Fichtner made appearances on the series "The West Wing," "Empire Falls," and "American Dad!" Two of the actor's most substantial television roles came shortly after. From 2005 to 2006, he played the lead role of Sheriff Tom Underlay on the short-lived science-fiction series "Invasion." Afterward, from 2006 to 2009, Fichtner portrayed FBI agent Alexander Mahone on the Fox drama "Prison Break." Subsequent credits included "Entourage," on which he had the recurring role of Phil Yagoda, and "Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden," a television film that aired on the National Geographic Channel.
Fichtner had another leading role on the action crime thriller "Crossing Lines," which ran for three seasons between 2013 and 2015. For the first two season, he played Carlton "Carl" Hickman, an NYPD detective. After guest-starring on the musical drama series "Empire" for four episodes, Fichtner landed the role of Adam Janikowski on the CBS sitcom "Mom"; beginning as a recurring role, he eventually became part of the main cast in season four. Among his later credits are "Shooter," "Veep," "Corporate," and "Top Gun America," which he hosted for eight episodes.
For his first video game role, Fichtner voiced the character Ken Rosenberg in both "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City" and "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas." He later lent his voice to the first-person shooters "Turok" and "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3." Other video game credits have included "Disney Infinity" and the Nintendo 3DS version of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," for which he voiced supervillain The Shredder.
In 1987, Fichtner married actress Betsy Aidem. They divorced in 1996. Later, he wed Kymberly Kalil. Fichtner has two children.
Coming from a suburb of Buffalo, New York, Fichtner is a major fan of the professional football team the Buffalo Bills. He appeared in a commercial for the team leading up to the 2014 season, and also narrated the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary "Four Falls of Buffalo," about the Bills' four consecutive Super Bowl appearances in the early 90s.
In June 2006 William paid $1.64 million for a home in Glendale, California. Today this home is worth around $3 million.