William H. Macy young
March 13, 1950
5 ft 8 in | 173 cm
72 kg | 159 lbs
William H. Macy was born in Miami, Florida, United States, on March 13, 1950, is an American actor.
Young William H. Macy began his professional acting career as a member of Mamet's theater troupe.
He appeared in over fifty Off Broadway and Broadway plays in 1980s.
He got his television debut in NBC miniseries The Awakening Land (1978) in role as Will Beagle.
He made his big screen debut in romantic fantasy drama film Somewhere in Time (1980) in role as Critic.
William's breakthrough performance came as Jerry Lundegaard in black comedy thriller movie Fargo (1996), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
He landed his directorial debut with musical drama film Rudderless (2014) also he starred in role as Tavern Owner / Emcee.
Krystal (2017) coming-of-age comedy drama in role as Dr. Wyatt Ogburn, opposite Rosario Dawson and Nick Robinson
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Tick Tock McGlaughlin in sports film Seabiscuit (2003).
Boogie Nights (1997) period drama opposite Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore and Burt Reynolds
Magnolia (1999) epic psychological drama with Tom Cruise, Julianne Moore and Philip Seymour Hoffman
Pleasantville (1998) fantasy comedy drama opposite Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels and Joan Allen
Air Force One (1997) political action thriller with Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman and Glenn Close
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993) drama opposite Joe Mantegna, Ben Kingsley and Max Pomeranc
Benny & Joon (1993) romantic comedy with Johnny Depp, Mary Stuart Masterson and Julianne Moore
Mr. Holland's Opus (1995) drama opposite Richard Dreyfuss, Glenne Headly and Jay Thomas
The Lincoln Lawyer (2011) legal thriller with Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei and Ryan Phillippe
The Cooler (2003) romantic drama opposite Maria Bello, Paul Sorvino and Alec Baldwin
Mystery Men (1999) superhero comedy with Ben Stiller, Hank Azaria and Greg Kinnear
Spartan (2004) action thriller opposite Val Kilmer, Derek Luke and Kristen Bell
Murder in the First (1995) legal drama with Christian Slater, Kevin Bacon and Gary Oldman
The Sessions (2012) comedy drama opposite Helen Hunt and John Hawkes
Psycho (1998) horror thriller with Vince Vaughn, Julianne Moore and Viggo Mortensen
Jurassic Park III (2001) science fiction adventure opposite Sam Neill, Téa Leoni and Laura Dern
A Civil Action (1998) legal drama with John Travolta and Robert Duvall
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996) biographical courtroom drama opposite Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg and James Woods
Happy, Texas (1999) comedy with Jeremy Northam and Steve Zahn
Cellular (2004) action thriller opposite Chris Evans, Jason Statham and Kim Basinger
Sahara (2005) action adventure comedy with Matthew McConaughey and Penélope Cruz
He won the Satellite Award and was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Best Actor for his role as Terry Thorpe in comedy crime mystery television movie A Slight Case of Murder (1999).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his performance as Dr. David Morgenstern in NBC medical drama series ER (1994–2009).
He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Bill Porter in television film Door to Door (2002).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award and he won the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as John Irwin in television movie Stealing Sinatra (2003).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his performance as Charlie Gigot in television film The Wool Cap (2005).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role as Sam Landry / Clyde Umney in eight-episode of TNT anthology series Nightmares and Dreamscapes (2006).
He was nominated for five Primetime Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor for his role as Frank Gallagher in Showtime comedy drama television series Shameless (2011- ).
Spenser: For Hire (1985-1988) ABC crime drama series in role as Efrem Connors
The Lionhearts (1998) animated series in role as Leo Lionheart
Sports Night (1999-2000) ABC series in role as Sam Donovan
Out of Order (2003) Showtime dramedy television miniseries in role as Steven
Studied veterinary medicine at Bethany College in Bethany, West Virginia.
Graduated from Allegany High School in Cumberland, Maryland in 1968.
Graduated from Goddard College, Vermont in 1972, he studied under playwright David Mamet.
Studied theatre at HB Studio in New York City.
His hobbies are woodworking and playing ukulele.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7060 Hollywood Blvd. in 2012.
Likes to ride motorcycles.
He was a founding member of St. Nicholas Theater in Chicago with David Mamet.
He voiced Head Dentist in animated comedy drama film Ernest & Celestine (2014) and Lester in animated adventure fantasy family movie The Tale of Despereaux (2008).
Lives in Los Angeles, California, United States.
He was married to Carla Santos Shamberg (1980-1985).
He married Felicity Huffman in 1997, they have two daughters, Sophia Grace and Georgia Grace.
Nobody became an actor because he had a good childhood.
When I lived in New York, I supported myself by doing commercials. Mostly I auditioned. Once in a blue moon, I would actually book one.
When Fargo came out, I hired a publicist for the first time in my life. I thought, if ever I was going to make it, that was then.
I'm really proud of the writing on Door to Door, and I think that's the Emmy that meant the most - the writing.
I think theater is powerful. The best experiences I had in the theater are more powerful than the best experiences I had in movies.
It's not the actor's job to be funny, it's the writer's job. It's the actor's job to be truthful, and then the humor will come out.