OscarĀ® and Emmy nominee and SAG Award winner WILLIAM H. MACY (Tick- Tock
McGlaughlin) is one of the most distinguished talents of his generation. In the upcoming months, Macy continues to demonstrate his versatility in several diverse roles, adding to his already impressive credits.
Macy most recently received outstanding critical acclaim and won the SAG Award for his role as Bill Porter in TNT's
Door to Door, opposite Kyra Sedgwick, Helen Mirren, Kathy Baker and Felicity Huffman. The movie, which Macy also co-wrote, tells the true story of the life of Porter, an award-winning door-to-door salesman with cerebral palsy. The movie aired to unprecedented ratings for a TNT original movie premiere and to date has received a Peabody Award, an AFI Award, a Critic's Choice Award, a Golden Satellite Award, a Writer's Guild nomination and an American Cinema Editors nomination. Macy won the SAG award for Best Actor in a Television Movie, the Best Actor Award from the Golden Satellite Awards and was nominated for a Golden Globe.
Macy will next be seen in the romantic drama The Cooler, which also stars Alec Baldwin, Maria
Bello, Shawn Hatosy and Ron Livingston. The movie is currently slated for a fall 2003 release. The actor is currently in production on Spartan for director David
Mamet; the film also stars Val Kilmer, Derek Luke and Johnny Messner. Macy also recently wrapped production on the independent film
U-Boat for director Tony Giglio; the period action film follows the crew of the
U.S.S. Swordfish during the height of Hitler's infamous U-boat campaign.
Macy can currently be seen guest-starring in the Showtime original series Out of
Order, which explores what it's like to be married and work in Hollywood. The series also stars Eric
Stoltz, Felicity Huffman, Kim Dickens, Justine Bateman and Dyllan Christopher.
Macy will next rejoin writing partner Steven Schacter for the TNT remake of the 1962 comedy
Gigot, with Macy and Schachter penning the script and Schachter directing. He will also be seen in the Showtime Original Picture
Stealing Sinatra, which depicts the 1963 botched kidnapping of Frank
Sinatra, Jr. Directed by Ron Underwood, Macy stars as John Irwin, one of three kidnappers who eventually turned himself in.
Macy is best known for his portrayal of Jerry Lundergaard in Fargo, for which he received an OscarĀ® nomination and won an Independent Spirit Award as Best Supporting Actor. He also garnered nominations for Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (American Comedy Awards), Best Actor (Chicago Film Critics), Best Supporting Actor (Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics) and Best Actor in a Drama (International Press Academy).
Macy's distinguished film credits include Magnolia, Pleasantville, Happy Texas, State and Main, Jurassic Park III, Focus, Welcome to Collinwood, Psycho, A Civil Action, Boogie Nights, Wag the Dog, Air Force One, Ghosts of Mississippi, Mr. Holland's Opus, The Client, Shadows and Fog, Murder in the First, Searching for Bobby Fischer, Radio Days
In the realm of television, Macy has been no less prolific. He received an Emmy Nomination as Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his recurring role as Dr. David Morgenstern on
ER. His episodic credits include L.A. Law, Bakersfield P.D., Civil
Wars, as well as the pilot and several episodes of Law and Order. Macy also had a recurring role on Aaron Sorkin's
Sports Night, receiving an Emmy nomination for his performance. His telefilm credits include
A Murderous Affair, Heart of Justice, Standoff at Marion and
Andersonville, as well as the miniseries The Murder of Mary Phagan and The Awakening
In addition to the politically charged BBC telefilm The Writing on the Wall, Macy has also appeared i
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