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William H. Macy ACTOR


William H. Macy was born on March 13th, 1950 in Miami, Florida with the birth name William Hall Macy Jr.  He was raised in Georgia as well as in Maryland by William Hall Macy Sr. and Lois Macy.  
After earning his high school diploma from Allegany High School in Maryland, He enrolled at Bethany College in west Virginia and studied veterinary medicine.  He later transferred to Goddard College which was where he first developed an interest in acting.
He began appearing in a number of school productions such as, "The Three Penny Opera" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream".  Once he earned his degree in theater, he relocated to Chicago and worked as a bartender to support himself while trying to further his career as an actor.  He soon founded the St. Nicholas Theater company along with his friend and playwright, David Mamet.
Later, he relocated once again, this time to New York City and began working on Broadway appearing in a variety of plays.  It was just a matter of time gaining experience as a stage actor that soon opened up the doors for him in the film industry.  Some of his more prominent early film roles were in, "House of Games" (1987), "Things Change" (1988), "Homicide" (1991), "Oleanna" (1994), "Wag the Dog" (1997), "State and Main" (2000) and "Spartan" (2004).
In 1996, he earned his first Academy Award for his role in the film, "Fargo".  Over the course of his career he has added to Emmy Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and nine Emmy nominations as well as bring a three time Golden Globe Award nominee.
As his career has progressed he continues to add successful film roles to his credentials such as, "Above Suspicion" (1995), "Mr. Holland's Opus" (1995) starring Richard Dreyfuss, "Air Force One" (1997) starring Harrison Ford, Glenn Close and Dean Stockwell, "Magnolia" (1999), "Jurassic Park III" (2001), "Seabiscuit" (2003) and "Sahara" (2005).    
In addition to his successful film career, he has also appeared on a variety of television series such as, "The Unit", "ER", "Shameless", "Sports Night", "Out of Order" and the narration of, "Curious George".
He also serves as director-in-residence at the Atlantic Theater Company in New York and teaches a class on a technique known as Practical Aesthetics.  Most recently, he has been seen on feature films, "Wild Hogs" (2007), "The Maiden Heist" (2009),
William H. Macy has married only once to actress, Felicity Huffman in 1997 and they have two daughters.  Both he and his wife have been honored with stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  He owns residences in Vermont, New York and Los Angeles.    


2013   Fellini Black and White

2013   Rudderless 

2013   A Single Shot 

2011-2012  Shameless

2012   Six Sessions

2011   The Lincoln Lawyer

2010   Dirty Girl

2010   Marmaduke 

2009   Shorts

2009   The Maiden Heist 

1994-2009  ER 

2008   The Tale of Despereaux

2008   Bart Got a Room

2008   The Deal 

2008   Family Man

2007   He Was a Quiet Man

2007   Wild Hogs

2007   The Unit 

2006   Everyone's Hero

2006   Curious George 

2006   Inland Empire

2006   Bobby

2006   Choose Your Own Adventure: The Abominable Snowman

2006   Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King 

2006   Doogal 

2005   Thank You for Smoking 

2005   Edmond 

2005   Sahara

2004   The Wool Cap

2004   Cellular

2004   Reversible Errors 

2004   In Enemy Hands

2004   Spartan

2003   Seabiscuit 

2003   Out of Order

2003   Stealing Sinatra

2003   The Cooler 

2002   It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie

2002   Door to Door

2002   Welcome to Collinwood

2001   Focus

2001   Jurassic Park III 

1999-2000  Batman Beyond

2000   State and Main

1999-2000  Sports Night 

2000   Panic 

1999   Magnolia

1999   The Night of the Headless Horseman

1999   The Wild Thornberrys 

1999   A Slight Case of Murder

1999   Mystery Men 

1999   Frasier

1999   Happy, Texas 

1998   A Civil Action 

1998   The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue

1998   The Lionhearts 

1998   Psycho 

1998   Hercules

1998   King of the Hill

1998   Superman

1998   Pleasantville 

1998   The Con

1998   Jerry and Tom 

1997   Wag the Dog

1997   Boogie Nights 

1997   Air Force One 

1997   Colin Fitz Lives! 

1996   Ghosts of Mississippi 

1996   Hit Me

1996   The Writing on the Wall

1996   Fargo 

1996   Andersonville 

1996   Down Periscope 

1995   Mr. Holland's Opus 

1995   Mystery Dance 

1995   Above Suspicion 

1995   Evolver

1995   Tall Tale 

1995   Roommates

1995   In the Shadow of Evil 

1995   Murder in the First

1994   Oleanna 

1994   Texan

1994   Dead on Sight 

1994   The Client

1994   Being Human

1993   L.A. Law

1993   Bakersfield P.D.

1993   Searching for Bobby Fischer 

1993   Benny & Joon

1993   Twenty Bucks 

1992   The Heart of Justice

1992   A Murderous Affair: The Carolyn Warmus Story

1992   The Water Engine

1992   A Private Matter

1992   Civil Wars

1990-1992  Law & Order

1992   In the Line of Duty: Siege at Marion

1991   Shadows and Fog

1991   Homicide

1990   ABC Afterschool Specials

1988   Things Change 

1985-1988  Spenser: For Hire 

1988   The Murder of Mary Phagan 

1988   Lip Service 

1987   House of Games 

1987   The Equalizer

1987   Radio Days 

1987   Alive from Off Center 

1986   Kate & Allie 

1985   Hometown 

1985   The Last Dragon 

1985   Joanna 

1984   The Boy Who Loved Trolls 

1984   The Dining Room 

1983   Sitcom

1983   WarGames 

1983   The Cradle Will Fall

1983   Without a Trace

1982   Another World

1980   Foolin' Around

1980   Somewhere in Time 

1978   The Awakening Land 

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