William Fichtner


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  • Birth Name: William Edward Fichtner
  • Birth Place: East Meadow, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 11/27/1956, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Actor
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VIDEO: The Big Bang

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The Big Bang
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Length: 27:00
Aired: 8/28/2011

After his interview, Vince tries to make things right with journalist Sophia Lear. Ari gets a reality check from his lawyer about his divorce. Eric receives an over-the-top gift from Melinda Clarke, and some unsettling news from Johnny Galecki. Turtle meets with his East Coast partners on a new business venture. Drama shows his solidarity. watch

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The Heroes in a Half-Shell are back!

In Michael Bay's upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, New York City has been plunged into an era of violence and fear at the hands of Shredder (William Fichtner) and his Foot Soldiers, and it's up to the four titular crime-fighters to restore order.

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Ask Matt: RIP Bunheads and The Glades, Plus Downton, Fall TV Promos and More

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Question: Recently, Amy Sherman-Palladino gathered some of the cast to film a goodbye dance to the much-beloved ABC Family series Bunheads. I admit it, watching it made me a little misty. I wish more creators respected their fans and casts enough to provide such closure. Do you think such series codas will, or should, become more common? Also, do you think they are a good or bad thing for fans and show runners? Meaning: Does it just prolong the fans' agony of letting a favorite show go by keeping them hoping for one more taste and, on the creative side, label creators as undesirable to work with if they're unable to let their failed ideas go, potentially preventing them from getting future projects produced because no one just wants a copy of something that didn't work elsewhere?

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Amateurs: Jeff On Casting

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Year Title Description
2014 Crossing Lines TV Show Series, Actor - Carl Hickman
2013 Elysium Movie, Actor - John Carlyle
2013 Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf's Movie, Actor - Narrator
2013 The Lone Ranger Movie, Actor - Butch Cavendish
2011 Unforgettably Evil TV Show Series, Remarks by

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Ask Matt: Under the Dome and Summer TV, Burn Notice, True Blood, Emmy Noms and More

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Question: I, like many others, read the novel Under the Dome and was sorely disappointed with the ending. I read an article about changes that are coming to the TV version. I was glad about that and am now going to give it a try. But I also read that it may become a series instead of a 13-episode miniseries. Is that true? I'd much rather this be a miniseries as opposed to a series lasting multiple seasons. The story doesn't really lend itself well to playing out over several years. Do you know if it will continue past 13 episodes? — Beth

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The Weekend Playlist: Maids, Discovery Gets Naked, ABC's Whodunnit?

It's so hard finding good shows about help these days.

PBS' hit Brit import Downton Abbey, which humanizes the servants and nobility with equal sensitivity and wit, is an exception. In the second cable series within a month depicting the class divide between the unhappy rich and the equally conflicted domestics who tidy their fabulous homes if not their messy lives, both extremes of the economic scale are patronized with cartoonish levels of camp and melodrama.

If you liked Marc Cherry's Desperate Housewives, then you're pretty much already seen Lifetime's Devious Maids — what's next, Dangerous Masseuses? The characters and situations may be different, but creator/executive producer Cherry's signature tone of arch cattiness leavened with sentimental schmaltz is unmistakable... read more

NBC Sets Summer Premiere Dates for a New Singing Competition Series and More

NBC has set summer premiere dates for new series Crossing Lines, The Winner Is... and Hollywood Game Night.

Crossing Lines will debut... read more

Oscars Promo: Josh Duhamel and Megan Fox Team Up to Find "The One They Call the Host"

After Eddie Murphy resigned as Oscars host in November, getting Billy Crystal to host the ceremony for a ninth time apparently wasn't as easy as picking up the phone.

In the first promo for The 84th Annual Academy Awards, Josh Duhamel and Megan Fox are forced to travel to the furthest location on Earth (Mongolia, duh!) to find "the one they call the host" in a Funny or Die-produced clip also featuring William Fichtner, Vinnie Jones and Crystal's former co-star... read more

Entourage Admits Caan, Fichtner, Letscher

Scott Caan, William Fichtner and Matt Letscher have signed on to guest-star on Entourage's upcoming sixth season, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

Caan will play Scotty Lavin, a talent manager who becomes E.'s headache this season. Fichtner (Prison Break) takes on the role of slick TV producer Phil Yagoda, who is trying to remake his hit 1990s teen series for Drama. Letscher, who got some confusing screen time opposite Calista Flockhart on Brothers and Sisters this season, plays Dan Coakley, a TV exec who oversees Drama's TV series.

Entourage returns Sunday, July 12 at 10:30 pm/ET.

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