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      William Forsythe

      William Forsythe

      Highest Rated: 94% The Waterdance (1992)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Jun 7, 1955

      Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

      Burly, intense character actor William Forsythe played his share of tough guys in features ranging from big-budget extravaganzas to low-rent, direct-to-DVD exploitation movies. After his big break playing a bootlegger opposite Robert De Niro in Sergio Leone's gangster epic "Once Upon a Time in America" (1984), the actor quickly established himself - most often as a heavy - in more commercial endeavors like the Steven Seagal actioner "Out for Justice" (1991). Forsythe delivered exceptional performances in acclaimed indie films as well, including the rehabilitation drama "The Waterdance" (1992) and the quirky crime comedy "Palookaville" (1995). Increasingly known as a staple in genre films of all stripes and budgets, the actor could be seen in everything from Michael Bay's blockbuster "The Rock" (1997) to rocker-turned-filmmaker Rob Zombie's blood-soaked "The Devil's Rejects" (2005). Appearing more often than not in low-budget fare, he occasionally starred in features like the sardonic character study "Happy in the Valley" (2009) and on television as the star of such crime-dramas as "The Mob Doctor" (Fox, 2012-13). Like grizzled character actors Ernest Borgnine, Warren Oates or Lee Marvin before him, Forsythe regularly delivered solid work in respected projects amongst the steady stream of B-movies that were the working actor's bread and butter.

      Highest rated movies

      The Waterdance
      Raising Arizona
      Once Upon a Time in America
      American Me
      Extreme Prejudice
      Weeds
      Cold Pursuit The Rock

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      William Forsythe RAISING ARIZONA, John Goodman, William Forsythe, 1987 TM & Copyright (C)20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved DICK TRACY, William Forsythe, Ed O'Ross, Madonna, Henry Silva, Al Pacino, R.G. Armstrong, 1990, (c) Touchstone PALOOKAVILLE, Adam Trese, Vincent Gallo, William Forsythe, 1995, (c) Samuel Goldwyn BLUE STREAK, Martin Lawrence, Luke Wilson, William Forsythe, 1999, (c) Columbia PALOOKAVILLE, Adam Trese, William Forsythe, 1996 RAISING ARIZONA, John Goodman, William Forsythe, 1987. ©20th Century Fox PALOOKAVILLE, William Forsythe, 1995, (c) Samuel Goldwyn PALOOKAVILLE, Adam Trese, Vincent Gallo, William Forsythe, 1995, (c) Samuel Goldwyn PALOOKAVILLE, Adam Trese, Vincent Gallo, William Forsythe, 1995. (c) Samuel Goldwyn Co.. PATTY HEARST, William Forsythe, 1988. ©Atlantic Releasing Corp./ Courtesy Everett Colleciton. THE LIGHTSHIP, William Forsythe, 1986, (c) Castle Hill ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA, (aka, C'ERA UNA VOLTA IN AMERICA), from left: James Woods, Robert De Niro, James Hayden, William Forsythe, 1984. © Warner Bros DICK TRACY, William Forsythe, 1990, (c)Buena Vista Pictures THE MOB DOCTOR, William Forsythe (L), Kevin O'Connor (R), 'Resurrection', Season 1, Ep. #12, 01/05/2013, ©FOX THE MOB DOCTOR, Jordana Spiro (L), William Forsythe (R), 'Pilot', Season 1, Ep. #1, 09/17/2012, ©FOX THE MOB DOCTOR, William Forsythe (L), Michael Madsen (R), 'Confessions', Season 1, Ep. #10, 12/29/2012, ©FOX THE MOB DOCTOR, William Forsythe, 'Turf War', Season 1, Ep. #7, 11/19/2012, ©FOX THE MOB DOCTOR, William Forsythe, 'Resurrection', Season 1, Ep. #12, 01/05/2013, ©FOX THE MOB DOCTOR, Michael Madsen (L), William Forsythe (R), 'Fluid Dynamics', Season 1, Ep. #9, 12/03/2012, ©FOX

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 99% Open Captain Edgar J. Steadman (Character) - 2023
      33% 31% Ida Red Lawrence Twilley (Character) - 2021
      No Score Yet 100% God's Not Dead: We the People Robert Benson (Character) - 2021
      0% 33% Run With the Hunted Augustus (Character) - 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Perfect Plan Grayson (Character) - 2020
      No Score Yet 50% I Am Fear Marco (Character) - 2020
      14% No Score Yet Awake Roger Bower (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet 58% Vault Buddy Providence (Character) - 2019
      68% 49% Cold Pursuit Brock (Character) $32.1M 2019
      No Score Yet 20% Check Point The Sheriff (Character),
      Producer
      - 2017
      No Score Yet 55% The Midnight Man Fairbanks (Character) - 2016
      40% 62% The Hollow Big John Dawson (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Backstage Self - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Networker Charles Mangano (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet 80% Road to Juarez Doug Hermann (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet 39% The Bronx Bull Jake LaMotta (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet 17% Hidden in the Woods Uncle Costello (Character) - 2015
      31% 44% Echoes of War Randolph (Character) - 2015
      33% 30% Laugh Killer Laugh Frank Stone (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ghost Club: Spirits Never Die Stanley (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Death for Hire Uncle Rip (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 10% Tom Holland's Twisted Tales Mr. Smith (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 9% Infected Dr. Edward Dennehey (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jesse Vince the Godfather (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Slip & Fall Jerry (Character) - 2011
      22% 34% Loosies Capt. Edwards (Character) $3.3K 2011
      No Score Yet 21% Born to Ride Jack Steele (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 19% Inkubus Diamente (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet 51% Dear Mr. Gacy John Wayne Gacy (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet 4% The Rig Jim (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet 62% The Nail: The Story of Joey Nardone Massimo (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy in the Valley Stewart (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 14% iMurders Professor Uberoth (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 19% Stiletto Alex (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 0% Southern Gothic Enoch Pitt (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 15% Hack! Willy (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Final Approach Silas Jansen (Character) - 2007
      5% 44% 88 Minutes Frank Parks (Character) $16.9M 2007
      28% 59% Halloween Ronnie White (Character) $58.3M 2007
      No Score Yet 41% Jam Ted (Character) - 2006
      24% 25% Freedomland Boyle (Character) $12.5M 2006
      No Score Yet 23% Hammerhead: Shark Frenzy Tom Reed (Character) - 2005
      55% 78% The Devil's Rejects Sheriff John Wydell (Character) $16.9M 2005
      No Score Yet 20% Larva Jacob Long (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 17% The Librarians Simon (Character),
      Writer
      - 2004
      No Score Yet 58% The Last Letter Mr. Griffith (Character) - 2004
      48% 29% Coastlines Fred Vance (Character) $6.5K 2002
      0% 21% Run for the Money Bo Young (Character) - 2002
      48% 40% City by the Sea Spyder (Character) $22.4M 2002
      60% No Score Yet The Technical Writer Joe (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sharkman Tom (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 17% Camouflage Alton Owens (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 92% Blue Hill Avenue Det. Torrance (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Civility Andrew LeBretian (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 18% G Men From Hell Dean Crept (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Luck of the Draw Max Fenton (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 18 Shades of Dust Tommy Cucci (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 67% Paradise Lost Mike Stark (Character) - 1999
      22% 42% Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo Detective Chuck Fowler (Character) $65.5M 1999
      No Score Yet 0% Big City Blues Hudson (Character) - 1999
      36% 64% Blue Streak Detective Hardcastle (Character) $68.2M 1999
      No Score Yet 62% Four Days Milt (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 20% The Last Marshal DeClerc (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pass Charles Duprey (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 21% Dollar for the Dead Dooley (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 86% Ambushed Mike Organski (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 76% Row Your Boat Gil Meadows (Character) - 1998
      40% 36% Hell's Kitchen N.Y.C. Lou Reilly (Character) $9.8K 1998
      No Score Yet 0% Soundman Frank Rosenfeld (Character) - 1998
      12% 27% Firestorm Randall Alexander Shaye (Character) $8.0M 1998
      No Score Yet 88% First Time Felon Sorley (Character) - 1997
      42% 41% The Substitute Hollan (Character) $14.8M 1996
      60% 83% Gotti Sammy Gravano (Character) - 1996
      67% 85% The Rock Special Agent Ernest Paxton (Character) $134.1M 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Stories From the Edge Unknown (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet On the Edge Unknown (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet For Which He Stands Johnny Rochetti (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond Desire Ray Patterson (Character) - 1995
      32% 31% Virtuosity William Cochran (Character) $23.2M 1995
      No Score Yet 35% The Immortals Tim James (Character) - 1995
      37% 72% Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead Franchise (Character) $232.2K 1995
      64% 63% Palookaville Sid Dunleavy (Character) $342.4K 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Direct Hit Hatch (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Those Bedroom Eyes Detective Mike Stoller (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 0% Relentless 3 Walter Hilderman (Character) - 1993
      94% 63% The Waterdance Bloss (Character) $1.7M 1992
      73% 90% American Me J.D. (Character) $11.3M 1992
      14% 25% The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag William "Billy" Beaudeen (Character) $3.6M 1992
      No Score Yet 75% Cruel Doubt Police Chief John Crone (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Willing to Kill: The Texas Cheerleader Story Terry Harper (Character) - 1992
      33% 63% Stone Cold Ice (Character) $8.2M 1991
      23% 53% Out for Justice Richie Madano (Character) $36.8M 1991
      61% 53% Dick Tracy Flattop (Character) $103.7M 1990
      33% 43% Dead Bang Arthur Kressler (Character) $7.4M 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Torrents of Spring Prince Ippolito Polozov (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet 83% Sons Mikey (Character) - 1989
      50% 49% Patty Hearst Teko (Character) $984.0K 1988
      No Score Yet 70% Baja Oklahoma Tommy Earl Browner (Character) - 1988
      73% 59% Extreme Prejudice Sgt. Buck Atwater (Character) $9.9M 1987
      91% 85% Raising Arizona Evelle Snopes (Character) $21.1M 1987
      71% 55% Weeds Burt the Booster (Character) $1.5M 1987
      No Score Yet 16% Savage Dawn Pigiron (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 53% The Lightship Gene (Character) - 1985
      87% 93% Once Upon a Time in America Philip 'Cockeye' Stein (Character) - 1984
      67% 56% Cloak and Dagger Morris (Character) - 1984
      0% 13% The Man Who Wasn't There Pug Face Crusher (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet 12% Smokey Bites the Dust Kenny (Character) - 1981

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 84% Magnum P.I. Harry Brown (Guest Star) 2019
      25% 47% Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Oleg Antakov (Guest Star) 2017
      73% 69% Chicago Justice Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
      No Score Yet 70% Hawaii Five-0 Harry Brown (Guest Star) 2015 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Making of the Mob Unknown (Character) 2016
      97% 94% Justified Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
      21% 43% The Mob Doctor Constantine Alexander (Character) 2012-2013
      No Score Yet 89% The Mentalist Steve Rigsby (Guest Star) 2011-2012
      92% 95% Boardwalk Empire Manny Horvitz (Guest Star) 2012
      No Score Yet 66% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
      65% 82% Entourage Eddie (Guest Star) 2007
      63% 85% Masters of Horror Unknown (Character) 2007
      52% 50% Shark Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
      73% No Score Yet John Doe Unknown (Character) 2002-2003
      20% No Score Yet UC: Undercover Jack "Sonny" Walker (Character) 2001-2002
      50% No Score Yet Mysterious Ways Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead Man's Gun Unknown (Character) 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cybill Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fame Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
      97% No Score Yet Hill Street Blues Richard Brady (Guest Star) 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1982