Bill Pullman Net Worth

Bill Pullman Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

William Pullman net worth is
$18 Million

William Pullman Wiki Biography

William Pullman was born on the 17th December 1953, in Hornell, New York State USA of Dutch(mother) and English(father) ancestry. He is a film and television actor well known for his work in the films such as “While You Were Sleeping” (1995), “Casper” (1995), “Independence Day” (1996), “Lost Highway” (1997) among others. Bill Pullman has been active in the entertainment industry since 1986.

How rich is the actor? Authoritative sources estimate that the outright size of Bill Pullman’s net worth is over $18 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016.

Bill Pullman Net Worth $18 Million

To begin with, Bill is the son of a physicist and a nurse, the eldest of seven children. He studied at three universities before graduating with a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts. His career began in the theatre working for several companies, such as the Folger Theatre Group in Los Angeles Theatre Centre, and he served as the professor of cinema and theatre history at Montana State University for three years.

Concerning his career as an actor, after numerous works in television series, television films and movies without much critical or commercial impact, before Bill Pullman began to get leading roles in such films as “Sleepless in Seattle” (1993) starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks, “Sommersby” (1993) with Richard Gere and Jodie Foster, “Malice” (1993) with Nicole Kidman, and “The Last Seduction” (1994) in which he starred with Linda Fiorentino. The latter is, to date, the best valued film in his career. He rose to fame after success in the films the romantic comedy “While You Were Sleeping” (1995) in which he co – starred with Sandra Bullock, with the box office grossing $182 million worldwide; the comedy “Casper” (1995) starring Christina Ricci and produced by Steven Spielberg, grossing $287 million at the box office; and the blockbuster “Independence Day” (1996) directed by Roland Emmerich in which he appeared alongside Will Smith, and which totalled $817 million at box offices worldwide, becoming one of the highest earning in film history. They certainly helped his net worth.

After these consecutive successes the actor starred in independent and television films with little impact, then returned to the cinema with “The Guilty” (2000) opposite Devon Sawa. The same year he lent his voice to the animated feature “Titan AE” (2000), but which was a failure. Later, the actor appeared in the film “Igby Goes Down” (2002) in which he co – starred with Susan Sarandon and Jeff Goldblum and received critical acclaim. Then he starred in the blockbuster remake “The Grudge” (2003), and landed a cameo role in “Scary Movie 4” (2006). Despite some ups and downs Pullman was invited to star in the thrillers “The Killer Inside Me” (2010) with Jessica Alba and Kate Hudson, and “Peacock” (2010) in which he appeared alongside Josh Lucas and Susan Sarandon, and in the comedy “Rio Sex Comedy” ( 2010) with Charlotte Rampling and Matt Dillon. Bill Pullman has also increased his net worth appearing in the films “Lola Versus” (2012), “The Equalizer” (2014), “American Ultra” (2015) and “Independence Day: Resurgence” (2016). Currently, he is working on the set of the upcoming film “LBJ”.

As for his theatrical career, he has stepped onto the Broadway stage three times, with “The Goat or Who is Sylvia?” (2002), “Oleanna” (2009) and “The Other Place” (2013).

Finally, in the personal life of the actor, he married the dancer Tamara Hurtwitz in 1987, and they have three sons.

Full NameBill Pullman
Net Worth$18 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 17, 1953
Place Of BirthHornell, New York, United States
Height6' 1½" (1.87 m)
ProfessionActor, Voice Actor, Director
EducationHornell High School, State University of New York at Delhi (SUNY Delhi), University of Massachusetts Amherst
SpouseTamara Hurwitz (m. 1987-)
ChildrenMaesa Pullman, Jack Pullman, Lewis Pullman
ParentsJames Pullman, Johanna Pullman
AwardsTony Award for Best Play (2002), Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play (2002), Pulitzer Prize for Drama (2003), CineVegas International Film Festival, CinemaCon - Ensemble of the Universe, Denver International Film Festival - John Cassavetes Award (2008), Western Heritage Award - Television Featur...
NominationsAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television (2012), Saturn Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor In Television
Movies"Ruthless People" (1986), “Sleepless in Seattle” (1993), "Spaceballs" (1987), "While You Were Sleeping" (1995), "Casper" (1995), "Independence Day" (1996), "Lost Highway" (1997)
TV Shows"1600 Penn", "Torchwood", "The Tracey Ullman Show", "Revelations"
1Gravelly voice
1[on hosting tractor square-dancing] It was so gonzo. The men drove and the women carried flags, and they looked like Amazon goddesses coming in.
2I don't like this instinct of reality television to wear your lifestyle in public. I've always really loved the anonymity of things.
3If I were born in the 1700s, I would look like a rounded man. Jefferson defined a home as being a house and a garden. I think I was born out of my time...Well, maybe the time is coming back to me.
4The thing about acting is it's the one thing that gets me immersed in other things. I always come back to acting.
5People are always touching different parts of the elephant, and they think they define the elephant. Some people think I'm obsessed with working with old tractors. Others see that in my free time I'm putting on these vaudevilles, and Yung [Chang] gets to think I'm obsessed about fruit.
6(2013, on getting into acting) I was going to college on kind of a vocational program for carpentry, and it was largely an act of rebellion at the time. It was '71, I didn't want to go to an Ivy League college, and I was just looking to do something different. But then I went to an audition with a bunch of refrigeration students who were trying out for a play, and I got cast by a guy who became a lifelong friend. I said, "Okay, maybe I'll do a couple of plays..." And he said, "No, you're not going to do any of these things you thought you were gonna do. You're going to the college that I went to and getting a degree in theater. It's a good life. You'll like it." So I did that.
7(2013, on making The Serpent And The Rainbow) That was my third movie, and I thought, "Boy, movies are gonna be so exotic!" Because we went to Haiti and then to the Dominican Republic, and then we had a riot on the set! That movie was such an experience. But I've remained friends with Wade Davis, who wrote the original book and who's almost exactly my age, and I just found that whole world of ethnobotany and the anthropological work, the country, the music... It was all just mesmerizing to me. I still have a lot of artifacts from that set and from that experience in my house. It was a very iconic experience for me.
8(2013, on Zero Effect) That one, I think, is one of my faves, because it was just such an experience. I had met Jake Kasdan when he was 13, on the set of The Accidental Tourist, and I really loved getting to know him. Then later, when I was on Wyatt Earp and he was doing a documentary about the film, I spent time with him there, and he said, "I want to be a writer, and someday I might want to write a script for you." I said, "Oh, really?" Thinking, "That'll never happen." And gosh darn, when he was 21, all of a sudden I get an offer for Zero Effect. I just love his sensibility, and his whole approach. It was a great honor to work with him. That's another case of working with the father and then the offspring. I feel very rich having been able to do that.
9(2013, on working with John Candy in Spaceballs) I think about him every movie I do, because he was generous and selfless, and in a way that I really don't run into very much in life. He was so good with the crews and just very generous, giving them things. And I've always tried to remember that with every movie and every project.
10(2013, on landing Ruthless People) That movie role happened because the dye job that I had from a play was growing out, and I was unconscious of that. To me, it was just, like, I had to be blond to be this Russian tank commander, and now it's changing. But the Zucker brothers... I was in for the audition, and they were laughing at weird places, and then they called me back and cast me as Earl. I asked, "What was that all about?" My agent said, "Well, I don't know what it was, but they love you, and they want you to keep your hair exactly that way."
11(2013, on Singles) Well, that was really a surprise all the way along. First I turned down the part, and Bridget Fonda and Cameron Crowe said, "No, you gotta! You really wanna be in this, Bill. It'll be great!" And I said, "I don't want to do it! I really don't want to do it!" And they said, "Why?" And I told my agent, "Don't tell them anything, just say, 'No, thank you,' because I don't want to make them feel bad that I'm turning them down, but I just can't." But they kept asking, "Why?" So I finally explained that it's because he was a plastic surgeon, and my father was a doctor, and he'd been a blood-and-guts doctor all his life, and he'd always talked about the "vanity surgery" and that it was people making a lot of money off of medicine in a way... He really deeply abhorred the kind of wealth that came to those doctors. So I said, "That's why." And I got on the phone with Cameron and explained it, and he said, "Well, everything you've said, I want to have in the movie." So he wrote that into the movie. He ended up slicing [the part] way down, but there was still that thing about, "This is my last time, I've gotta get out of this business, I just don't believe in it, my father was a doctor," and all that. So it was a really personal thing. And on that note, the other thing about Singles is that my part was quite a bit larger. It was this kind of full romance that we had, as an older guy with a younger girl, and then I'm going through all of this ambivalence about doing that because we're such different cultures and everything. And then there was a break-up period where I come to the door, and Bridget had been instructed that, if you're having trouble breaking up with someone or they're breaking up with you, then just imagine them in a very compromising circumstance. So I did all these scenes where I came to up to the door, and suddenly I was in a clown outfit, or I'm talking to her earnestly about breaking up while I'm covered in slime and dirt. And we shot all these epic things, but then I get a call from him before it was screened, and he said, "Bill, I just want to tell you, I had to cut all that because I was following six characters. Bridget's one thing, but you come in late, and it was just too much story, so we had to cut it down." So of course I said, "No problem," but in a way it actually made the part better. It was a real "less is more" learning moment for me. Because we never have the full-blown affair in the film, but in our behavior around each other in the film, there's this connection and intimacy and joy of each other's company that came about.
12(2009) Theater has always been most important to my psyche. It's what I was trained in. I went out to L.A. to do a film and then got hooked by the adventure. With movies and TV, I'll take a lot of things, but with theater, I have to make good choices because I'll end up staying for a long time. When audiences see a bad show, they may say, "I want my two hours back." I've been in plays where I think, I want my six months back.
13(1996, Movieline Magazine) I do take lots of time off between projects, but when the right thing comes along, I don't like to turn it down, I've been doing this for a decade, and I remember what it was like when I started. You spend maybe five percent of your time actually doing it, and the rest of the time, you're trying to get that five percent. I just wasn't built for that, the waiting-to-work business. And now, suddenly, I am fully employed. Things are going great. The Last Seduction, Sleepless in Seattle and While You Were Sleeping did a lot to get me noticed for bigger roles. Is this the time for me to take a sabbatical? I think not.
14(1996) When I was in Japan to promote While You Were Sleeping, I went to this screening where they had a thousand Japanese women who'd won tickets in a radio contest. I've been around a lot of very successful actors, sex symbols-Brad Pitt, Richard Gere, Alec Baldwin, some others-and I always had a quiet little profile through all that. I've seen women go berserk over some of these guys. But I'll tell you, I never experienced anything like what happened in that Japanese theater. I felt like I was Elvis. They were screaming, the classic thing that you see on documentaries of the Beatles. And I'm standing there and my body feels so strange and I am so embarrassed. And a girl asks a question and the translator talks to her and then the translator turns to me and says, 'She thinks you're a very sexy man.' It's not even a question! And everyone just starts roaring with laughter. It was not a comfortable situation. I'll tell you that.
15It's very curious when you're an actor and suddenly you're in the right role, with the right match. Truthfully, I almost avoided While You Were Sleeping, because I find those romantic comedies kind of precious, and they're full of lines that leave you feeling a little bewildered when you say them. It's all about first looks and little giggles, and part of me is always thinking, 'Isn't there anything else we could be doing with our time right now? Something a little more important?' But when I was doing it, I really enjoyed it. It was like the air was charged between me and Sandy. From the minute I met her we just clicked. We were totally in tune with each other. Lots of the movie was about us just talking and talking, and I'll tell you the truth, most actors don't listen very well, they don't give it 100 percent. But Sandy and I, we just lived in that rarefied air of the movie, and it worked really, really well.
16Liebestraum was a great experience, a great time, and I have such fond memories about it...It was wild working with Figgis, because he's very much in possession of himself. Some would say a narcissist, but I think there's a power in that. I have to admit that I was just dazzled by his absorption with his own instincts and his own ability to pursue things...
17(1996, on Lost Highway) I was brought up in a very small town in upstate New York. We lived on Main Street, and my dad was a doctor. And this idyllic setting held some very dark corners. Working with David Lynch, getting to know his psyche, and getting inside the character in Lost Highway felt so connected up to my past. Benign on the exterior, seething on the interior. My dad was also the town coroner, so we saw all these dead bodies...When I was a teenager my father would bring us along. I remember that when my mother had colon cancer, my father took us down to the basement of the hospital and pulled out a tumor in a jar to show us. And he's holding it up, he's kinda laughing, like a scientist. He said, 'See, it's kinda like congealed hamburger.' I mean, that's like David Lynch, that combination of strange, funny, macabre, all in one. So working with Lynch felt very much like going home.
18[on watching Independence Day with President Bill Clinton] Oh, great. This is going to be like shooting baskets with 'Magic Johnson' watching.
1Inducted into the Steuben County [New York] Hall of Fame.
2Bill's father had Northern Irish, English, and Scottish ancestry, partly by way of Canada (Bill's paternal grandmother was from Toronto, Ontario). Bill's maternal grandparents, Albertas Blaas and Helena Rookus, were Dutch immigrants.
3Appearing in Edward Albee's play, The Goat (Winner - Best Play 2002 Tony Awards). [June 2002]
4Considers Liebestraum to be one of his best films.
5His dad was a doctor and city coroner.
6Is the sixth of seven children. His father was a doctor and his mother a nurse.
7Appeared in both Cold Feet (1989) and Bright Angel (1990) during the time he was teaching at Montana State University in Bozeman. "Bright Angel" is one of the few films in which he played a bad guy. "Cold Feet" was shot in Livingston, MT, only 30 miles or so from Bozeman, and "Bright Angel" was shot entirely in and around Billings, MT.
8Attended the State University of New York at Oneonta in the mid-'70s, but did not graduate. However, he was guest speaker for the Oneonta graduating class of 1992.
9Children: Maesa (b. 1988), Jack (b. 1989), Lewis (b. 1993)
10Lost his sense of smell after a head injury and two-day coma.
11Currently co-owns a ranch in Montana with his brother.
12Received an honorary doctorate of fine arts on 24 May 2008 from The University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
13While teaching at Montana State University one of his students was director John Dahl. Later Dahl gave him a role in his film The Last Seduction (1994).
14Brother teaches English at Ithaca High School in Ithaca, NY
15When promoting Independence Day (1996) in South America, some people actually thought he was the President of the United States,


Bright Angel1990Bob
Sibling Rivalry1990Nicholas Meany
The Tracey Ullman Show1990TV SeriesSheldon Moss
Brain Dead1990Rex Martin
Cold Feet1989Buck Latham
Home Fires Burning1989TV MovieLt. Henry Tibbetts
The Accidental Tourist1988Julian
Rocket Gibraltar1988Crow Black
The Serpent and the Rainbow1988Dennis Alan
Spaceballs1987Lone Starr
Ruthless People1986Earl
Cagney & Lacey1986TV SeriesDoctor Giordano
The Sinner2017TV SeriesHarry Ambrose
The Ballad of Lefty Brown2017Lefty Brown
Walking Out2017Clyde
Brother Nature2016Jerry Turley
LBJ2016Ralph Yarborough
Independence Day: Resurgence2016President Whitmore
American Ultra2015Krueger
The Equalizer2014Brian Plummer
Cymbeline2014Sicilius Leonatus
Red Sky2014/IJohn Webster
Ten X Ten2014TV Mini-SeriesMan 60s
1600 Penn2012-2013TV SeriesPresident Dale Gilchrist
May in the Summer2013Edward
Lola Versus2012Lenny
Innocent2011TV MovieRusty Sabich
Torchwood2011TV SeriesOswald Danes
Bringing Up Bobby2011Walt
Too Big to Fail2011TV MovieJamie Dimon
Nathan vs. Nurture2010TV MovieArthur
Rio Sex Comedy2010William
Peacock2010Edmund French
The Killer Inside Me2010Billy Boy Walker
Your Name Here2008/IWilliam J. Frick
Surveillance2008/ISam Hallaway
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2008TV SeriesKurt Moss
Phoebe in Wonderland2008Peter Lichten
Bottle Shock2008Jim Barrett
Nobel Son2007Max Mariner
You Kill Me2007Dave
Scary Movie 42006Henry Hale
Alien Autopsy2006Morgan Banner
Revelations2005TV Mini-SeriesDr. Richard Massey
Dear Wendy2004Krugsby
The Grudge2004Peter
Tiger Cruise2004TV MovieCmdr. Gary Dolan
Rick2003Rick O'Lette
29 Palms2002The Ticket Clerk
Igby Goes Down2002Jason
Ignition2001Deputy Marshal Conor Gallagher
Night Visions2001TV SeriesMajor Ben Darnell (segment "A View Through the Window")
Lucky Numbers2000Det. Pat Lakewood
A Man Is Mostly Water2000Parking Fascist
Titan A.E.2000Capt. Joseph Korso (voice)
The Guilty2000Callum Crane
American Masters2000TV Series documentaryEdward Curtis
The Virginian2000TV MovieThe Virginian
History Is Made at Night1999Harry Howe Ernie Halliday
Brokedown Palace1999Hank Greene
Lake Placid1999Jack Wells
Zero Effect1998Daryl Zero
Merry Christmas, George Bailey1997TV MovieGeorge Bailey
The End of Violence1997Mike Max
Independence Day1997Video GamePresident Thomas J. Whitmore
Lost Highway1997Fred Madison
Mistrial1996TV MovieSteve Donohue
Independence Day1996President Thomas J. Whitmore
Mr. Wrong1996Whitman Crawford
Fallen Angels1995TV SeriesRich Thurber
Casper1995Dr. James Harvey
While You Were Sleeping1995Jack
Wyatt Earp1994Ed Masterson
The Favor1994Peter Whiting
The Last Seduction1994Clay Gregory
Mr. Jones1993Construction Site Foreman (uncredited)
Sleepless in Seattle1993Walter
Singles1992Dr. Jeffrey Jamison
Crazy in Love1992TV MovieNick Symonds
A League of Their Own1992Bob Hinson
Newsies1992Bryan Denton
Nervous Ticks1992York Daley
Liebestraum1991Paul Kessler
Blood Drips Heavily on Newsies Square1991Video shortNewsreporter
Going Under1990Biff Banner


Night Visions2001TV Series 1 episode
The Virginian2000TV Movie


Zero Effect1998writer: "Let's Run Off and Get Married", "Cold and Dark in My Heart"
Casper1995performer: "Jailhouse Rock"
Newsies1992performer: "KING OF NEW YORK", "ONCE AND FOR ALL"


The Virginian2000TV Movie producer


The Cove2009Documentary thanks
The Good Life2007producers gratefully acknowledge the valuable assistance of
Starting Out in the Evening2007thanks
The Last Seduction: The Art of Seduction2006Video documentary short special thanks
Spaceballs: The Documentary2005Video documentary short special thanks
John Candy: Comic Spirit2005Video documentary short special thanks
Land of Plenty2004special thanks
The Thin Red Line1998thanks


Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition2016TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2016TV SeriesHimself
The Talk2016TV SeriesHimself
Another Day: The Making of 'Independence Day: Resurgence'2016Video documentaryHimself - 'President Whitmore'
In Character With...2016TV SeriesHimself
Independence Day: A Legacy Surging Forward2016Video documentary shortHimself - 'President Thomas J. Whitmore'
The Making of 'The Serpent and the Rainbow'2016Video documentary shortHimself
Skavlan2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Parables of War2014Documentary shortHimself
Denzel Washington: A Different Kind of Superhero2014Video shortHimself
Equalizer Vision: Antoine Fuqua2014Video shortHimself
Inside 'The Equalizer'2014Video shortHimself
The Show2014TV SeriesHimself
The Making of 'Lake Placid'2014Video shortHimself
American Masters2013TV Series documentaryHimself
The Unbelievers2013DocumentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005-2013TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Now2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Fruit Hunters2012DocumentaryHimself
The Stages of Edward Albee2012DocumentaryHimself
Kingdom Come2011DocumentaryHimself
Breakfast2011TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Working in the Theatre2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Tavis Smiley2009TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2008-2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Chelsea Lately2008TV SeriesHimself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2008TV SeriesHimself
Surveillance: The Watched Are Watching2008Video documentary shortHimself
Speechless2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Broadway Beat2007TV SeriesHimself
Moving Image Salutes Will Smith2007TV MovieHimself
The Young Hollywood Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
The Last Seduction: The Art of Seduction2006Video documentary shortHimself
Biography2005TV Series documentaryHimself / Jack Callaghan
Live with Kelly and Ryan2005TV SeriesHimself
Spaceballs: The Documentary2005Video documentary shortHimself
John Candy: Comic Spirit2005Video documentary shortHimself
Why Shakespeare?2005Video short documentaryHimself
Letters to Dear Wendy2005TV Special documentaryHimself / Krugsby
A Powerful Rage: Behind 'The Grudge'2005Video documentaryHimself
Tussen de sterren2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Igby Goes Down: In Search of Igby2003Video documentary shortHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2002TV SeriesHimself
The 56th Annual Tony Awards2002TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-2002TV SeriesHimself
The Directors1999-2001TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Guest
Opening the Tombs of the Golden Mummies: Live2000TV MovieCo-Host
The Quest for the Titan2000TV Movie documentaryHimself / Korso (voice)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2000TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1995-2000TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Salutes Jodie Foster: An American Cinematheque Tribute1999TV MovieHimself
HBO First Look1996-1999TV Series documentary shortHimself
The 24th Annual People's Choice Awards1998TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture
Bravo Profiles: The Entertainment Business1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Nulle part ailleurs1998TV SeriesHimself
Master of Desaster: Roland Emmerich - eine Hollywoodkarriere1998TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
To the Galaxy and Beyond with Mark Hamill1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
The Making of 'Independence Day'1996TV Short documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live1996TV SeriesHimself - Host
Mundo VIP1996TV SeriesHimself
Independence Day: The ID4 Invasion1996TV Movie documentaryHimself / President Whitmore (footage from 'Independence Day')
The Annual Artists Rights Foundation Honors Martin Scorsese1996TV MovieHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1995TV SeriesHimself
Showbiz Today1995TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Extra2016TV SeriesHimself
Welcome to the Basement2012TV SeriesFred Madison
President Hollywood2008TV Movie documentaryPresident Thomas J. Whitmore (uncredited)
It's Like Life2004Video documentary shortJulian
The Making of the Last Seduction1994Video documentary shortHimself
Madonna: This Used to Be My Playground1992Video shortBob Hinson

Won Awards

2016CinemaCon AwardCinemaCon, USAEnsemble of the UniverseIndependence Day: Resurgence (2016)
2016Excellence AwardLocarno International Film Festival
2008Special Jury PrizeCineVegas International Film FestivalYour Name Here (2008)
2008John Cassavetes AwardDenver International Film Festival
2008Master of CinemaRiverRun International Film Festival
2001Bronze WranglerWestern Heritage AwardsTelevision Feature FilmThe Virginian (2000)

Nominated Awards

2012Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actor on TelevisionTorchwood (2006)
1997OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror ActorIndependence Day (1996)

Known for movies

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