Forsythe, William 1955–

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FORSYTHE, William 1955–

(Bill Forsythe)


Born June 7, 1955, in Brooklyn, NY. Education: Studied acting at Beverly Hills Playhouse.


Agent—United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., 5th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.


Actor, writer, and producer. Began acting at the age of 10.

Awards, Honors:

Independent Spirit Award nomination, best supporting actor, 1992, for The Waterdance.


Film Appearances:

Bille, Long Shot, 1978.

Kenny, Smokey Bites the Dust, New World, 1981.

(As Bill Forsythe) Big Tom, King of the Mountain, Universal, 1981.

Sector 13, 1982.

Pug face crusher, The Man Who Wasn't There, Paramount, 1983.

(As Bill Forsythe) Morris, Cloak and Dagger, Universal, 1984.

Philip "Cockeye" Stein, Once upon a Time in America (also known as C'era una volta in America), Warner Bros., 1984.

(As Bill Forsythe) Pigiron, Savage Dawn, 1985.

Eugene "Gene" Waxler, The Lightship (also known as Killers at Sea), Castle Hill, 1985.

Sergeant Buck Atwater, Extreme Prejudice, TriStar, 1987.

Evelle, Raising Arizona, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1987.

Burt the booster, Weeds, DeLaurentiis Entertainment Group, 1987.

Teko, Patty Hearst (also known as Patty), Atlantic, 1988.

Arthur Kressler, Dead Bang (also known as Dead–Bang), Warner Bros., 1989.

Mikey, Sons, 1989.

Polozov, Torrents of Spring (also known as Acque di primavera and Les eaux printanieres), Millimeter, 1989.

Flattop, Dick Tracy, Buena Vista, 1990.

Custodian, Career Opportunities (also known as One Wild Night), Universal, 1991.

Richie Madano, Out for Justice, Warner Bros., 1991.

Ice, Stone Cold, Columbia, 1991.

J. D., American Me, Universal, 1992.

William Beaudeen, The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag, Buena Vista, 1992.

Bloss, The Waterdance, Samuel Goldwyn, 1992.

Walter Hilderman, Relentless 3, New Line Cinema, 1993.

Himself, The Revenge of the Dead Indians (also known as Die Rache der toten Indianer), 1993.

John Hatch, Direct Hit, Republic Pictures, 1994.

Sid Dunleavy, Palookaville (also known as One for the Money), Samuel Goldwyn/Orion, 1995.

Franchise, Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (also known as What to Do in Denver When You're Dead), Miramax, 1995.

Marcus Deerfield, "The Final Hour," Thriller Zone, 1995.

William Cochran, Virtuosity, Paramount, 1995.

Ray "Elvis" Patterson, Beyond Desire, LIVE Home Video, 1996.

Eddie Paxton, The Rock, Buena Vista, 1996.

Hollan, The Substitute, Orion, 1996.

Mitch, Rule of Three (also known as Testing Sam), 1996.

Johnny Rochetti, For Which He Stands, 1996.

Randall Alexander Shaye, Firestorm, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1998.

Gil Meadows, Row Your Boat, 1998.

Charles Dupray, The Pass (also known as Highway Hitcher), 1998.

Lou Reilly, Hell's Kitchen (also known as Hell's Kitchen N.Y.C.), 1998.

Frank Rosenfeld, Soundman, 1998.

Mike Stark, Paradise Lost, New City Releasing, 1999.

DeClerc, The Last Marshal, York Home Video, 1999.

Andrew, The Day October Died, 1999.

Hudson, Big City Blues, Avalanche Home Entertainment, 1999.

Tommy Cucci, 18 Shades of Dust (also known as Hitman's Journal and The Sicilian Code), MTI Home Video, 1999.

Milt, Four Days, Paramount, 1999.

Hardcastle, Blue Streak (also known as Der Diamanten–Cop), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1999.

Detective Chuck Fowler, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, Buena Vista, 1999.

Himself, Just Dancing Around, 1999.

Andrew, Civility (also known as Malicious Intent), SoHo Entertainment, 2000.

Max Fenton, Luck of the Draw, 2000.

Dean Crept, G–Men from Hell, Government Action LLC, 2000.

Alton Owens, Camouflage, PM Entertainment Group, 2000.

Det. Torrance, Blue Hill Avenue, Artisan Entertainment, 2001.

Outlaw, 2001.

Fred Vance, Coastlines, Curb Entertainment, 2002.

(Uncredited) Guy in bar, Buying the Cow, Destination Films, 2002.

Spyder, City by the Sea (also known as The Suspect), Warner Bros., 2002.

Steel, Destiny, 2002.

Vernon Cray, The Job, Lions Gate Films, 2003.

Joe, The Technical Writer, Vagrant Films, 2003.

Agent Simon, The Librarians, 2003.

Mr. Griffith, The Last Letter, 2004.

George Holliday, The L.A. Riot Spectacular, 2004.

Sheriff John Wydell, The Devil's Rejects, Lions Gate Films, 2005.

Also appeared in The Brotherhood.

Film Work:

Executive producer, Beyond Desire, LIVE Home Video, 1996.

Coproducer, Big City Blues, Avalanche Home Entertainment, 1999.

Associate producer, Paradise Lost, 1999.

Executive producer, The Last Letter, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Al Capone, The Untouchables, syndicated, 1993–94.

Jack "Sonny" Walker, UC: Undercover, NBC, 2001.

Digger, John Doe, Fox, 2002.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Isaac, The Long Hot Summer, NBC, 1985.

(As Bill Forsythe) Ferlin L'Heureux, Blind Faith (also known as The Toms River Case), NBC, 1990.

John Crone, Cruel Doubt, NBC, 1992.

Television Appearances; Movies:

(As Bill Forsythe) Mark, The Miracle of Kathy Miller, CBS, 1981.

Tommy Earl Browner, Baja Oklahoma, HBO, 1988.

Terry Harper, Willing to Kill: The Texas Cheerleader Story (also known as Pom Pom Mom), ABC, 1992.

Detective Mike Stoller, A Kiss to Die For (also known as Bedroom Eyes and Those Bedroom Eyes), NBC, 1993.

Tim James, The Immortals, HBO, 1995.

Sammy Gravano, Gotti (also known as John Gotti: The Rise and Fall and King of the Volcano), HBO, 1996.

"Peacock Blues," Stories from the Edge, 1996.

Sorley, First–Time Felon, HBO, 1997.

Dooley, Dollar for the Dead (also known as Un dolar por los muertos), TNT, 1998.

Mike Organski, Ambushed, HBO, 1998.

Bo Young, Run for the Money (also known as Hard Cash), USA Network, 2002.

Jacob, Larva, Sci–Fi Channel, 2005.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Kurt, "Tales of the Gold Monkey: Parts 1 & 2," Tales of the Gold Monkey, 1982.

(As Bill Forsythe) Hawk, Command 5, ABC, 1985.

Digger, John Doe, Fox, 2002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Dick Tracy: Behind the Badge, Behind the Scenes (documentary), 1990.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(As Bill Forsythe) Thrasher, "Battle of the Bands," CHiPs, 1982.

Richard Brady, "Moon over Uranus," Hill Street Blues, 1983.

Richard Brady, "Moon over Uranus: The Sequel," Hill Street Blues, 1983.

Wounded assailant, "A Child Is Missing," T. J. Hooker, 1983.

Snake, "Break Dance," Fame, 1983.

Mounted cop, "Send in the Clones," The Highwayman, 1988.

Bruce, "Dream Date," Cybill, CBS, 1998.

Harlan Riddle, "A Just Reward," Dead Man's Gun, Showtime, 1999.

Luther, "Condemned," Mysterious Ways, PAX, 2001.



The Librarians, 2003.

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