BILL PULLMAN (Jack
Wells) is perhaps best known for his performance as the President
of the United States in the international blockbuster Independence
Day, but his career is comprised of a wide variety of eclectic
roles for some of the most respected directors working in film
Pullman made his feature film debut in 1986 opposite Bette Midler
in the hugely popular Ruthless People, before going on
to appear in such films as Spaceballs, The Serpent and
the Rainbow, Rocket Gibraltar, The Accidental Tourist, Sibling
Rivalry, Liebstraum, Singles and A League of Their Own.
Pullman subsequently appeared in several hugely popular films,
including Sleepless in Seattle, While You Were Sleeping, Casper
and Malice. Other feature credits include Wyatt
Earp, The Last Seduction. Sommersby, Mr. Wrong and, most recently,
Lost Highway, The End of Violence and Zero Effect.
His upcoming feature film releases include Brokedown Palace,
released by Twentieth Century Fox, History Is Made At Night
and The Guilty.
Pullman's Big Town Productions has several feature projects in
development. He is currently in pre-production on his directorial
debut with an adaptation of Owen Wister's classic novel The
Virginian for TNT, in which he will also star.
Born in Hornell, New York to parents in the medical profession,
Pullman was raised with six siblings. While most of his brothers
and sisters followed in his parents' footsteps, he abandoned technical
school for drama, earning a Master of Fine Arts degree in directing
from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Pullman subsequently
produced plays and taught at Montana State University, where he
ran the theater department for two years.
He then moved to New York City to continue his acting studies,
and began to appear in off-Broadway and regional theater productions,
including "Curse of the Starving Class" and "Life
and Limb." Pullman next moved to Los Angeles, where he worked
extensively at the Los Angeles Theatre Center, appearing in productions
of "All My Sons," "Demon Wine," "Barabbas"
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