William Fichtner Net Worth

April 18, 2024
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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.

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