William Fichtner Net Worth

William Fichtner Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

William Edward Fichtner net worth is
$8 Million

William Edward Fichtner Wiki Biography

Edward William ‘Bill’ Fichtner, Jr. was born on 27 November 1957, on Mitchel Air Force Base, Long Island USA, to mother Patricia A. and father William E. Fichtner, of German, Irish and English ancestry. He is an actor, probably best known for his roles in the television series “Invasion” and “Prison Break”, and his many film roles, such as in “Armageddon”, “The Perfect Storm”, “Crash”, “The Longest Yard”, “The Dark Knight”, and “Phantom”.

A famous actor, how rich is William Fichtner? Sources state that Fichtner has acquired a net worth of over $8 million, as of mid-2016, earned largely during his acting career.

William Fichtner Net Worth $8 Million

Fichtner grew up in the Cheektowaga suburb of Buffalo, New York State, where he attended Marywale High School. Upon matriculating in 1974 he enrolled in Farmingdale State University in Long Island’, graduating with an associate degree in criminal justice. Upon his graduation in 1976 he attended SUNY Brockport arts college and graduated in 1978 with Bachelor of Arts degree also in criminal justice, but then enrolled in New York’s American Academy of Dramatic Arts to study acting.

Fichtner eventually launched his acting career with the role of Josh Snyder in the 1987 CBS soap opera “As the World Turns”. He also appeared in the television series “A Man Called Hawk” and “Baywatch” of the late ’80s. During the ’90s he was seen as Ryan in the series “Grace Under Fire”, and made several film appearances, such as in “Quiz Show”, “Virtuosity”, “Reckless”, “Heat”, “Contact”, “Armageddon” and “The Settlement”, establishing himself as a noted character actor. His net worth started to rise.

He entered the 2000s with a leading role in the film “Passion of Mind” as well as such minor roles as David Sullivan in the film “The Perfect Storm”, Mr. Walker in “Pearl Harbor” and as SFC Jeff Sanderson in “Black Hawk Down”. In 2004 Fichtner was cast as Flanagan in the popular film “Crash”, which brought him a Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance Award and a Best Acting Ensemble Award, and went on to appear in the films “Nine Lives”, “The Longest Yard” and “The Moguls” the following year. During this time he also starred in the television series “Invasion” as Sheriff Tom Underlay, the role which brought him a nomination for Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television. In 2006 he joined the cast of the popular series “Prison Break” during the series’ second season, playing the character of Alexander Mahone through three seasons until the series ended in 2009. In the meantime he appeared in the films “Ultraviolet” and “Blades of Glory”. His role as the Gotham National Bank manager in the 2008 film “The Dark Knight” was highly praised, and Fichtner’s performance in the 2011 film “Drive Angry” earned him a Chainsaw Award for Best Supporting Actor. All these appearances helped boost his net worth.

In 2013 he appeared in the films “Phantom”, “The Lone Ranger” and “Elysium”, as well as in the series “Crossing Lines”. He played Eric Sacks in the 2014 film “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and appeared in the hit series “Empire” of the following year. His most recent appearances have been in the film “Independence Day: Resurgence” and the series “Mom”, both of 2016.

During his acting career, Fichtner has appeared in over 40 films and around 15 television series, which has enabled him to achieve Hollywood stardom and amass considerable personal wealth.

Aside from films and series, he has provided voice for the character Ken Rosenberg in the popular video games “Grand Theft Auto: Vice City” and “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas”. He has also voiced Logan in the video game “Turok”, Master Sergeant Sandman in “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3”, Butch Cavendish in “Disney Infinity” and The Shredder in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”. All contributed to his net worth.

In his personal life, Fitchner was married to actress Betsy Aidem until their divorce in 1996; they have one child together. In 1998 he married actress Kimberly Kalil – the couple has one child and currently reside in Prague, Czech Republic.

Fichtner is a fan of the Buffalo Bills football team; he appeared in the team’s ad before the 2014 NFL season and also served as a narrator in the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary called “Four Falls of Buffalo” which portrayed the team’s four consecutive Super Bowl appearances.

Full NameWilliam Fichtner
Net Worth$8 Million
Salary2.5 million EUR
Date Of BirthNovember 27, 1956
Place Of BirthMitchell Field Air Force Base, East Meadow, Long Island, New York, USA
Height6' 0½" (1.84 m)
Weight70 kg
EducationMaryvale High School (Cheektowaga), Farmingdale State College, SUNY Brockport, American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York
SpouseKymberly Kalil (m. 1998), Betsy Aidem (divorced -1996)
ChildrenVangel Fichtner, Sam Fichtner, Manuella Willian, Valentina Willian
ParentsPatricia A. Steitz, William E. Fichtner
SiblingsMary Fichtner, Patricia Fichtner, Pamela Fichtner, Margaret Fichtner
AwardsChainsaw Award for Best Supporting Actor, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (2004)
NominationsPhoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast, Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television, Gotham Award for Best Ensemble Cast
Movies"Invasion", "Prison Break", "Armageddon", "The Perfect Storm", "Crash", "The Longest Yard", "The Dark Knight", "Phantom"
TV Shows"Crossing Lines" (2014), "Four Falls of Buffalo", "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3", "Entourage"
1Attached earlobes
2Deep gravelly commanding voice
3Films often portray his characters as antagonistic, later evolving more towards a protagonistic quality (The Longest Yard (2005)).
1I have no problem having any actor from anywhere play a role. I'm excited for any actor that gets a job, I truly am. Even if it's a role that I'm up for and I don't get it, I never begrudge any actor having it work out for them.
2When I was younger, I never wanted to rehearse because I thought that someone would figure out I don't know what I'm doing. Now I like to really spend the time and figure it out, and rehearsal is to try something that doesn't work.
3It's not that there aren't people who care creatively in the world of television, but there's always a bit more time in making a movie. I always feel films are more of a creative journey.
4Here's the bottom line: I can't play someone if I can't figure out what he cares about. Everybody cares about something, even a rough character. It defines where we step in life. As soon as you find out what somebody cares about, then it all gets real.
5What I truly get excited about is not the genre of a movie or the size of a part - it's character. I like to find characters.
6When you work on a Jerry Bruckheimer film, you can be sure of two things: no production value will be spared, and the catering will be as fine as any really really good restaurant. Jerry is an amazing producer, with a commitment to his films second to none.
1Is a talented racing driver - overall winner of the 2011 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race during the Grand Prix of Long Beach, finishing ahead of pro driver Ken Gushi.
2Become the first person to receive a star on the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival's Walk of Fame.
3His favorite films include The Graduate (1967), The Godfather (1972), The Godfather: Part II (1974), Three Days of the Condor (1975), The Deer Hunter (1978) and Strictly Ballroom (1992).
4Graduated from Farmingdale State College with an Associate degree n Criminal Justice in 1976, then transferred to SUNY Brockport.
5He has German, Irish, English, and more distant Dutch, ancestry. Fichtner, Fiechtner, or any variant thereof is a surname originating from areas where German is spoken (Switzerland, Austria, Germany). Descendants of the Fichtner name are spread though Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Canada, the United States and even into modern-day Ukraine. Groups of Fichtners helped to colonize the early United States, with the emergence of Fichtners into Pennsylvania in the mid-1760s. Fichtners also settled in the Russian Empire as Catherine the Great opened up Russian lands to German settlement during the same period. The name is common especially in modern southern Germany. Fichtners also remain today living in the modern-day Ukraine and many live within the United States today in the Midwest and Northwest.
6One of 115 people invited to join to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences [2007].
7Is an avid hockey fan, particularly his favorite team the Buffalo Sabres. Once presented an award at the NHL Awards for the 2006/2007 season on June 14, 2007.
8His sister teaches art at Lakeland High School in Shrub Oak, New York.
9Attended American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, New York.
10Attended high school at Maryvale High School in Cheektowaga, New York.
11Has four sisters: Mary, Margaret, Pamela and Patricia.
12The ring he constantly wears belonged to his grandfather, Theodore.
13Graduated from SUNY Brockport in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice.
14His sister is a major in the United States Air Force.


Finding Steve McQueen2017post-productionEnzo Rotella
Krystal2017post-productionDr. Farley
Stranded2017filmingMr. Waynewright
Hot Summer Nights2016post-productionShep
Last Days of Summer2016post-productionMike
The Gettysburg Address2016Documentary post-productionJohn G. Nicolay (voice)
St. SebastiancompletedJurgens
Mom2016TV SeriesAdam
Independence Day: Resurgence2016General Adams
American Wrestler: The Wizard2016Coach Plyler
Empire2015-2016TV SeriesJameson Henthrop
Crossing Lines2013-2014TV SeriesCarl Hickman
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2014Eric Sacks
The Homesman2014Vester Belknap
Disney Infinity2013Video GameButch Cavendish (voice)
Elysium2013/IJohn Carlyle
The Lone Ranger2013Butch Cavendish
Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden2012TV MovieMr. Guidry
Infex2012Video GameThe Administrator (voice)
Wrong2012/IMaster Chang
She, Who Excels in Solitude2012ShortDr. Wallace
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 32011Video GameSandman (voice)
Entourage2009-2011TV SeriesPhil Yagoda
Drive Angry2011The Accountant
The Big Bang2010Poley
Date Night2010DA Frank Crenshaw
Forehead Tittaes2010Video short
Night and Day2010TV MovieDan Hollister
Prison Break2006-2009TV SeriesAlex Mahone
Prison Break: The Final Break2009VideoAlex Mahone
The Dark Knight2008Bank Manager
Turok2008Video GameLogan (voice)
Blades of Glory2007Darren MacElroy
Invasion2005-2006TV SeriesSheriff Tom Underlay
First Snow2006Ed Jacomoi
American Dad!2005TV SeriesHarland
Mr. & Mrs. Smith2005Dr. Wexler - Marriage Counselor (voice, uncredited)
Empire Falls2005TV Mini-SeriesJimmy Minty
The Longest Yard2005Captain Knauer
The Amateurs2005Otis
The Chumscrubber2005Mr. Bill Stiffle
Nine Lives2005Andrew
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas2004Video GameKen Rosenberg (voice, as Bill Fichtner)
The West Wing2004TV SeriesJustice Christopher Mulready
MDs2002TV SeriesDr. Bruce Kellerman
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City2002Video GameKen Rosenberg (voice, as Willian Fichtner)
Julie Walking Home2002Henry
Black Hawk Down2001Sanderson
What's the Worst That Could Happen?2001Detective Alex Tardio
Pearl Harbor2001Danny's Father
Endsville2000Prince Victor
The Perfect Storm2000David 'Sully' Sullivan
Passion of Mind2000Aaron Reilly
Drowning Mona2000Phil Dearly
The Settlement1999Jerry
Armageddon1998Colonel Willie Sharp
Switchback1997Chief Jack McGinnis
Albino Alligator1996Law
Heat1995Roger Van Zant
Reckless1995Rachel's Father
Strange Days1995Dwayne Engelman
Grace Under Fire1994-1995TV SeriesRyan Sparks
The Underneath1995Tommy Dundee
A Father for Charlie1995TV MovieSheriff
Quiz Show1994Stage Manager
Malcolm X1992Cop at Harlem Station (credit only)
Ramona!1991Bartender (uncredited)
Baywatch1989TV SeriesHoward Ganza
A Man Called Hawk1989TV SeriesBoros
As the World Turns1987TV SeriesRod Landry


Last Days of Summer2016producer post-production


Space Station 762014special thanks
Behind the Scenes with 'The Amateurs'2008Video documentary short thanks
HBO First Look2000TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode


Bad IQ2016Documentary filmingHimself
The Wright Stuff2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
Riding the Rails of 'The Lone Ranger'2013Video shortHimself
The Hero, the Psychopath and the Characters of Elysium2013Video documentary shortHimself
The Lone Ranger: Becoming a Cowboy2013Video shortHimself
Vivir de cine2013TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2011-2013TV SeriesHimself
Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's2013DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Speakeasy: With Paul F. Tompkins2013TV SeriesHimself
Below the Scenes2013Documentary short
Phase 7: The Making of a Nonfilm2013Video documentary shortHimself
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race2012TV MovieHimself
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race2011TV MovieHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2011TV SeriesHimself
The Being Frank Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Starz Inside: Unforgettably Evil2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race2008TV MovieHimself
Behind the Scenes with 'The Amateurs'2008Video documentary shortHimself - 'Otis'
2007 NHL Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
Square Off2006TV SeriesHimself
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race2006TV MovieHimself
Scene Stealers2002Video documentary shortHimself
The Essence of Combat: Making 'Black Hawk Down'2002Video documentaryHimself
HBO First Look2000TV Series documentaryHimself - 'David 'Sully' Sullivan'

Archive Footage

Le Fossoyeur de Films2013TV Mini-Series documentary
The Being Frank Show2011-2012TV SeriesHimself

Won Awards

2006Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastCrash (2004)
2006ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureCrash (2004)
2005ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleCrash (2004)
2005Hollywood Film AwardHollywood Film AwardsEnsemble of the YearCrash (2004)

Nominated Awards

2006Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Actor on TelevisionInvasion (2005)
2005Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceNine Lives (2005)
2005Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceCrash (2004)
2002PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Acting EnsembleBlack Hawk Down (2001)

2nd Place Awards

2012Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest Supporting ActorDrive Angry (2011)

Known for movies

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