William Fichtner net worth: William Fichtner is an American actor who has a net worth of $8 million dollars. William Fichtner was born on Mitchel Air Force Base in New York. He grew up in Cheektowaga, New York, and went on to attend Farmingdale State College. He then graduated from the State University of New York — Brockport with a degree in Criminal Justice. He subsequently transferred his focus to acting and attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Ever since then, he has appeared in guest starring, supporting, recurring, and co starring roles on multiple television shows and movies. Some of his projects include, “Grace Under Fire”, “Quiz Show”, “Strange Days”, “Contact”, “Armageddon”, “Go”, “The Perfect Storm”, “Pearl Harbor”, “Black Hawk Down”, “Equilibrium”, “MDs”, “Crash”, “The West Wing”, “Invasion”, “Blades of Glory”, “Date Night”, “Prison Break”, “Entourage”, “Elysium”, “The Lone Ranger”, and “Crossing Lines”.
Graduated from Farmingdale State College with an Associate degree n Criminal Justice in 1976, then transferred to SUNY Brockport.
He 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.
One of 115 people invited to join to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences .
Is 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.
His sister teaches art at Lakeland High School in Shrub Oak, New York.
Attended American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, New York.
Attended high school at Maryvale High School in Cheektowaga, New York.
Has four sisters: Mary, Margaret, Pamela and Patricia.
The ring he constantly wears belonged to his grandfather, Theodore.
Graduated from SUNY Brockport in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice.
His sister is a major in the United States Air Force.
Deep gravelly commanding voice
Films often portray his characters as antagonistic, later evolving more towards a protagonistic quality (The Longest Yard (2005)).
I 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.
When 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.
It'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.
Here'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.
What 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.
When 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.