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William H. Macy

An American actor and writer. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his role as Jerry Lundegaard in Fargo. He is also a teacher and director in theater, film and television. His film career has been built mostly on his appearances in small, independent films, though he has appeared in summer action films as well. Macy has described his screen persona as "sort of a Middle American, WASPy, Lutheran kind of guy... Everyman". He has won two Emmy Awards and a Screen Actors Guild Award, being nominated for nine Emmy Awards and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards in total. He is also a three-time Golden Globe Award nominee.

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Mar 13, 1950 In Miami, Florida, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Oscars 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie Jurassic World: Dominion 2022-06-09
Known For
Movie Jurassic World: Dominion Paul Kirby (rumored) 2022-06-09
Movie Krystal Wyatt 2018-04-13
Movie Lady Luck: The Making of The Cooler Himself 2018-12-24
Movie The Layover 2017-09-01
Series The Wool Cap Unknown 2016
Movie Stealing Cars Philip Wyatt 2016-04-05
Movie Blood Father Kirby Curtis 2016-08-11
Movie Dial a Prayer Bill 2015-01-01
Movie Walter Dr. Corman 2015-03-13
Movie Room Robert Newsome 2015-10-16
Series Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter Self 2015-08-02
Movie Cake Leonard 2014-09-07
Series Off Camera with Sam Jones Himself 2014-02-06
Movie Rudderless 2014-10-17
Movie Two-Bit Waltz Carl 2014-11-21
Movie Trust Me Gary 2013-04-20
Movie Citizen Hearst Narrator 2013-03-14
Movie The Wind Rises Satomi (voice) 2013-07-20
Movie A Single Shot Pitt 2013-09-19
Movie Curious George: Saves the Day The Narrator (voice) 2012-02-07
Series Finding Your Roots Self 2012-03-24
Movie Ernest & Celestine Head Dentist (voice) 2012-12-12
Movie The Sessions Father Brendan 2012-05-02
Series Shameless Frank Gallagher 2011-01-09
Movie Return to Jurassic Park Unknown 2011-02-05
Movie The Lincoln Lawyer Frank Levin 2011-03-17
Movie Portraits in Dramatic Time Unknown 2011-07-05
Movie Marmaduke Don Twombly 2010-06-04
Series Conan Self 2010-11-08
Movie Dirty Girl Ray 2010-09-12
Movie The Maiden Heist George 2009-05-09
Movie Shorts Dr. Noseworthy 2009-08-21
Movie Bart Got a Room Ernie Stein 2008-04-25
Movie The Deal Charlie Berns 2008-11-20
Movie The Tale of Despereaux Lester (voice) 2008-12-18
Movie Wild Hogs Dudley Frank 2007-03-02
Movie Curious George - Rocket Ride and Other Adventures Unknown 2007-05-15
Movie He Was a Quiet Man Gene Shelby 2007-11-23
Series Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King Clyde Umney / Sam Landry / George Demmick 2006-07-12
Movie Thank You for Smoking Senator Ortolan Finistirre 2006-03-17
Movie Doogal Brian (voice) 2006-02-24
Movie Choose Your Own Adventure - The Abominable Snowman Rudyard North (voice) 2006-07-25
Series The Unit Unknown 2006-03-07
Movie Unfiltered Comedy: The Making of 'Thank You For Smoking' Himself 2006-10-03
Movie Everyone's Hero Lefty Maginnis (voice) 2006-08-04
Movie Inland Empire Announcer 2006-09-06
Movie Bobby Paul Ebbers 2006-09-05
Series Curious George Narrator 2006-09-04
Movie Sahara Admiral Jim Sandecker 2005-04-06
Movie Edmond Edmond 2005-08-31
Movie In Enemy Hands Nathan Travers 2005-04-15
Movie Spartan Stoddard 2004-03-12
Movie Reversible Errors Arthur Raven 2004-05-23
Movie The Wool Cap Gigot 2004-11-20
Movie Cellular Sgt. Bob Mooney 2004-09-06
Series Out of Order Unknown 2003-06-01
Movie Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood Narrator 2003-03-09
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Stealing Sinatra John Irwin 2003-01-24
Movie Minnesota Nice Himself 2003-04-01
Movie Seabiscuit Tick Tock McGlaughlin 2003-07-22
Movie The Cooler Bernie Lootz 2003-11-26
Series Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Unknown 2003-12-03
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Self 2003-09-08
Movie Welcome to Collinwood Riley 2002-05-24
Movie Door to Door Bill Porter 2002-07-14
Movie It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie Glenn 2002-11-29
Movie Jurassic Park III Paul Kirby 2001-07-18
Series Good Day Live Unknown 2001-09-17
Movie Focus Lawrence 'Larry' Newman 2001-10-19
Movie Psycho Path Himself 2000-02-10
Movie That Moment: Magnolia Diary Himself 2000-01-01
Movie State and Main Walt Price 2000-08-26
Movie Panic Alex 2000-12-01
Movie Mystery Men The Shoveler 1999-08-06
Movie Batman Beyond: Tech Wars / Disappearing Inque Aaron Herbst 1999-05-08
Movie A Slight Case of Murder Terry Thorpe 1999-09-19
Series Batman Beyond Unknown 1999-01-10
Movie Magnolia Donnie Smith 1999-12-10
Movie The Night of the Headless Horseman Ichabod Crane 1999-10-28
Movie Happy, Texas Sheriff Chappy Dent 1999-12-03
Movie Aimee Mann - Save Me person 1999-11-01
Series Sports Night Unknown 1998-09-22
Movie The Con Bobby 1998-03-04
Movie Jerry and Tom Karl 1998-12-04
Movie Pleasantville George Parker 1998-09-17
Movie Psycho Milton Arbogast 1998-12-04
Movie The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue Justin (voice) 1998-12-22
Movie A Civil Action James Gordon 1998-12-25
Movie Air Force One Major Caldwell 1997-07-25
Movie Colin Fitz Mr. O'Day 1997-01-01
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Boogie Nights "Little" Bill Thompson 1997-10-07
Movie Wag the Dog CIA Agent Charles Young 1997-12-25
Movie Andersonville Col. Chandler 1996-03-03
Movie Fargo Jerry Lundegaard 1996-03-08
Movie Down Periscope Captain Knox 1996-03-01
Movie Ghosts of Mississippi Charlie Crisco 1996-12-20
Movie The Writing on the Wall Petrocelli 1996-07-21
Movie Hit Me Policeman 1996-09-09
Series Superman: The Animated Series Unknown 1996-09-06
Movie In the Shadow of Evil Dr. Frank Teague 1995-02-07
Movie Above Suspicion Pros. Atty. Schultz 1995-01-01
Movie Evolver Evolver (voice) (as W.H. Macy) 1995-02-10
Movie Murder in the First Bill McNeill 1995-01-20
Movie Roommates Doctor 1995-03-03
Movie Tall Tale Railroad Magnate 1995-03-24
Movie Mr. Holland's Opus Vice Principal Gene Wolters 1995-12-29
Series MADtv Unknown 1995-10-14
Movie The Client Dr. Greenway 1994-07-20
Movie Being Human Boris 1994-05-06
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Movie Dead on Sight 1994-09-02
Movie Oleanna John 1994-11-04
Series ER Dr. David Morgenstern 1994-09-19
Movie Benny & Joon Randy Burch 1993-04-16
Movie Searching for Bobby Fischer Tunafish Father 1993-08-13
Movie Twenty Bucks Property Clerk 1993-01-01
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series Frasier Ralph (voice) 1993-09-16
Series Bakersfield P.D. Unknown 1993-09-14
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie In the Line of Duty: Siege at Marion Ray Daniels 1992-02-10
Movie A Private Matter Psychiatrist 1992-06-20
Movie The Water Engine Charles Lang 1992-08-24
Movie A Murderous Affair: The Carolyn Warmus Story Sean Hammel 1992-09-13
Movie The Heart of Justice Booth 1992-10-14
Movie Homicide Tim Sullivan 1991-05-28
Movie Shadows and Fog Cop 1991-12-05
Movie Barton Fink Navy Sailor (uncredited) 1991-08-01
Series Law & Order Jack Powell 1990-09-13
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Movie Lip Service Farmer 1988-10-17
Movie Things Change Billy Drake 1988-10-21
Movie Radio Days Radio Voice (voice) 1987-01-30
Movie House of Games Sgt. John Moran 1987-10-11
Series L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
Series The Equalizer Dr. Spaulding 1985-09-18
Movie The Last Dragon J.J, 1985-03-22
Series Spenser: For Hire Unknown 1985-09-20
Series Kate & Allie Unknown 1984-03-19
Movie The Boy Who Loved Trolls Socrates 1984-08-01
Movie Without a Trace Reporter (as W.H. Macy) 1983-02-04
Movie WarGames NORAD Officer (uncredited) 1983-06-03
Movie The Cradle Will Fall Ben Duffy 1983-08-07
Movie Somewhere in Time Critic (as W.H. Macy) 1980-10-02
Movie Foolin' Around Bronski 1980-10-17
Series The Awakening Land Will Beagle 1978-02-19
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18