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William H. Macy

Actor / Writer / Character Actor / Screenwriter / Teacher / Film Producer / Theatre Director | * 03/13/1950 (70) | Miami, Florida, USA
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William Hall Macy Jr. (born March 13, 1950) is an American actor and director. His film career has been built on appearances in small, independent films, though he has also appeared in action films. Macy has described himself as "sort of a Middle American, WASPy, Lutheran kind of guy... Everyman". Macy has won two Emmy Awards and four Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Fargo. Since 2011, he has played Frank Gallagher, a main character in the Showtime adaptation of the British television series Shameless. Macy has been married to Felicity Huffman since 1997. ()
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An American actor and writer. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his role as Jerry Lundegaard in Fargo. He is also a teacher and director in theater, film and television. His film career has been built mostly on his appearances in small, independent films, though he has appeared in summer action films as well. Macy has described his screen persona as "sort of a Middle American, WASPy, Lutheran kind of guy... Everyman". He has won two Emmy Awards and a Screen Actors Guild Award, being nominated for nine Emmy Awards and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards in total. He is also a three-time Golden Globe Award nominee.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Thriller

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Awards & Nominations for William H. Macy

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

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Movies with William H. Macy as Actor(103)

as Paul Kirby (rumored)2021 Jurassic World: Dominion
as Wyatt2018 Krystal
as Philip Wyatt2016 Stealing Cars
as Kirby Curtis2016 Blood Father
as Robert Newsome2015 Room
as Dr. Corman2015 Walter
as Bill2015 Dial a Prayer
as Carl2014 Two-Bit Waltz
as Leonard2014 Cake
as Pitt2013 A Single Shot
as Gary2013 Trust Me
as Narrator2013 Citizen Hearst
as Father Brendan2012 The Sessions
as Frank Levin2011 The Lincoln Lawyer
as Don Twombly2010 Marmaduke
as Ray2010 Dirty Girl
as Dr. Noseworthy2009 Shorts
as George2009 The Maiden Heist
as Charlie Berns2008 The Deal
as Ernie Stein2008 Bart Got a Room
as Lester (voice)2008 The Tale of Despereaux
as Dudley Frank2007 Wild Hogs
as Gene Shelby2007 He Was a Quiet Man
as Lefty Maginnis (voice)2006 Everyone's Hero
as Announcer2006 Inland Empire
as Brian2006 Doogal
as Paul Ebbers2006 Bobby
as Nathan Travers2005 In Enemy Hands
as Edmond2005 Edmond
as Admiral Jim Sandecker2005 Sahara
as Senator Ortolan Finistirre2005 Thank You for Smoking
as Gigot2004 The Wool Cap
as Sgt. Bob Mooney2004 Cellular
as Arthur Raven2004 Reversible Errors
as Stoddard2004 Spartan
as himself2003 Minnesota Nice
as Bernie Lootz2003 The Cooler
as Tick Tock McGlaughlin2003 Seabiscuit
as John Irwin2003 Stealing Sinatra
as Bill Porter2002 Door to Door
as Lawrence 'Larry' Newman2001 Focus
as Paul Kirby2001 Jurassic Park III
as himself2000 Psycho Path
as Alex2000 Panic
as Walt Price2000 State and Main
as Sheriff Chappy Dent1999 Happy, Texas
as Donnie Smith1999 Magnolia
as Terry Thorpe1999 A Slight Case of Murder
as The Shoveler1999 Mystery Men
as Bobby1998 The Con
as George Parker1998 Pleasantville
as James Gordon1998 A Civil Action
as Karl1998 Jerry and Tom
as Milton Arbogast1998 Psycho
as Major Caldwell1997 Air Force One
as Mr. O'Day1997 Colin Fitz
as CIA Agent Charles Young1997 Wag the Dog
as "Little" Bill Thompson1997 Boogie Nights
as Petrocelli1996 The Writing on the Wall
as Captain Knox1996 Down Periscope
as Charlie Crisco1996 Ghosts of Mississippi
as Jerry Lundegaard1996 Fargo
as Policeman1996 Hit Me
as Col. Chandler1996 Andersonville
as Doctor1995 Roommates
as Dr. Frank Teague1995 In the Shadow of Evil
as Bill McNeill1995 Murder in the First
as Pros. Atty. Schultz1995 Above Suspicion
as Vice Principal Gene Wolters1995 Mr. Holland's Opus
as Evolver (voice) (as W.H. Macy)1995 Evolver
as John1994 Oleanna
as Boris1994 Being Human
as Dr. Greenway1994 The Client
as Tunafish Father1993 Searching for Bobby Fischer
as Property Clerk1993 Twenty Bucks
as Randy Burch1993 Benny & Joon
as Psychiatrist1992 A Private Matter
as Charles Lang1992 The Water Engine
as Navy Sailor (Uncredited)1991 Barton Fink
as Tim Sullivan1991 Homicide
as Cop1991 Shadows and Fog
as Billy Drake1988 Things Change
as Farmer1988 Lip Service
as Sgt. Moran1987 House of Games
as Radio Voice (voice)1987 Radio Days
as J.J,1985 The Last Dragon
as NORAD Officer1983 WarGames
as Bronski1980 Foolin' Around
as Critic (as W.H. Macy)1980 Somewhere in Time

TV Shows/Series with William H. Macy as Actor(28)

as Frank Gallagher2011 Shameless
as Narrator2006 Curious George
as Clyde Umney / Sam Landry / George Demmick2006 Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King
1995 MADtv
as David Morgenstern1994 ER
as Dr. David Morgenstern1994 ER
as Guest Caller - Ralph1993 Frasier
as Will Beagle1978 The Awakening Land

Movies with William H. Macy as Crew(15)

Directing/Director2018 Krystal
Directing/Director2017 The Layover
Directing/Director2014 Rudderless
Writing/Writer2014 Rudderless
Writing/Screenplay2008 The Deal
Production/Executive Producer2005 Transamerica
Writing/Writer2004 The Wool Cap
Writing/Writer2002 Just a Walk in the Park
Writing/Writer2002 Door to Door
Writing/Teleplay1999 A Slight Case of Murder
Writing/Writer1999 A Slight Case of Murder
Writing/Writer1998 The Con
Writing/Teleplay1996 Every Woman's Dream
Writing/Writer1995 Above Suspicion
Directing/Director1988 Lip Service

TV Shows/Series with William H. Macy as Crew(3)

Writing/Writer2011 Shameless
Writing/Writer1992 Home Fires
Writing/Writer1987 thirtysomething

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: William Macy
Born: Monday, 03/13 1950 (March) in Miami (current age: 70 years + 196 days)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Goddard College
Spouses (current/former): Felicity Huffman
Children: Sophia Macy, Georgia Macy
Other names for William H. Macy (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"William Hall Macy Jr."
"W.H. Macy"
William H. Macy frequently works together with these people:
Felicity Huffman (22x, Actress)
Steven Schachter (17x, Crew)
David Mamet (16x, Crew)
Kelsey Grammer (12x, Actor)
Ron Howard (10x, Actor)
Ben Stiller (10x, Actor)
Tony Shalhoub (10x, Actor)
Jay Leno (10x, Actor)
Alec Baldwin (9x, Actor)
Bradley Whitford (9x, Actor)
Don Cheadle (9x, Actor)
Rosie Perez (9x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:585, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 09/04/2020