Having appeared in a wide range of films along with television and theater
roles over the course of his career, WILLIAM FICHTNER (Eric
Sacks) continues to carve out a distinctive reputation as one of our most
versatile and talented actors, whether in comedy or drama, action or character
In the past year, Fichtner has completed starring roles in director Gore
Verbinski's The Lone Ranger, opposite Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, for producer
Jerry Bruckheimer and Disney; Neill Blomkamp's Elysium, opposite Matt Damon and
Jodie Foster for Sony Pictures; writer-director Todd Robinson's thriller
Phantom, opposite Ed Harris and David Duchovny; and director-producer Danny
DeVito's thriller St. Sebastian.
In 2012, Fichtner starred in the John Stockwell-directed Seal Team Six: The
Raid on Osama Bin Laden, based on the true events surrounding the U.S. Navy
SEALS mission to capture Osama bin Laden. The film had its world premiere on the
National Geographic Channel.
In 2011 Fichtner starred opposite Nicholas Cage in Drive Angry for director
Patrick Lussier and alongside Antonio Banderas in The Big Bang for director Tony
Krantz. In 2010 he starred opposite Steve Carell and Tina Fey in director Shawn
Levy's Date Night.
Fichtner co-starred in writer-director Paul Haggis' Academy Award-winning
Crash. For his performance in that film, he shared a Screen Actors Guild Award
for Best Ensemble Cast in a Feature Film. His additional film credits include
Blades of Glory with Will Ferrell; director Chris Nolan's The Dark Knight; the
remake of The Longest Yard with Adam Sandler; the comedy The Amateurs with Jeff
Bridges; two films that premiered in the same Sundance Film Festival season:
Rodrigo Garcia's Nine Lives and Arie Posin's The Chumscrubber; Ridley Scott's
Black Hawk Down; What's The Worst Thing That Could Happen; Wolfgang Peterson's
The Perfect Storm; Drowning Mona; Ultraviolet and Equilibrium, both for
writer-director Kurt Wimmer; Armageddon; Michael Mann's Heat; Robert Zemeckis'
Contact; Doug Liman's Go; Katherine Bigelow's Strange Days; Passion of Mind;
Steven Soderbergh's The Underneath; Switchback; Agnieszka Holland's Julie
Walking Home; The Settlement with John C. Reilly; Kevin Spacey's directorial
debut Albino Alligator and First Snow with Guy Pearce.
Segueing between television and feature films, Fichtner most recently
completed filming the international television series "Crossing Lines," created
by Edward Allen Bernero, co-creator of "Third Watch" and an executive producer
of "Criminal Minds." Fichtner stars in the series opposite Donald Sutherland.
Fichtner had a recurring role on HBO's Entourage from 2009-2011. He played 'FBI
Agent Alexander Mahone' for three seasons on Fox's hit drama series, Prison
Break. He also starred with Paul Newman and Ed Harris in HBO's critically
acclaimed adaptation of Richard Russo's Empire Falls. Other television credits
include roles on NBC's The West Wing, and ABC's Invasion.
As a member of the Circle Repertory Theatre, Fichtner won critical acclaim
for his role in The Fiery Furnace, directed by Norman Rene. Other stage credits
include Raft of the Medusa at the Minetta Lane Theatre, The Years at the
Manhattan Theatre Club, Clothes for a Summer Hotel at the Williamstown Theatre
festival and Machinal at The Public Theatre.