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William H. Macy

Profession: Actor | Director
William H. Macy
Real name: William Hall Macy, Jr.
Birthdate: March 13, 1950
Age: 71 years
Country: United States United States
Horoscope: Pisces
Stature: ‎1,72 m (5 ft 8 in)

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William H. Macy Nominations & Awards

Academy Awards

 - Best Supporting Actor NOMINATED
   (Fargo)

Golden Globes Awards

 - Best Leading Actor in a TV Series - Musical or Comedy NOMINATED
 - Best Leading Actor in a TV Series - Musical or Comedy NOMINATED
 - Best Actor in a Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for TV NOMINATED
 - Best Actor in a Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for TV NOMINATED

Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG)

 - Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series WINNER
 - Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series WINNER
 - Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series WINNER
 - Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries WINNER
 - Best Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series WINNER
 - Best Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series WINNER
 - Best Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series WINNER
 - Best Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series WINNER
 - Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series NOMINATED
 - Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture NOMINATED
   (Bobby)
 - Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries NOMINATED
 - Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries NOMINATED
 - Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture NOMINATED
   (Seabiscuit)
 - Best Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series NOMINATED
 - Best Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series NOMINATED
 - Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture NOMINATED
   (Magnolia)
 - Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture NOMINATED
 - Best Supporting Actor NOMINATED
   (Fargo)
 - Best Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series NOMINATED

Mar del Plata Film Festival

 - Best Actor - Silver Astor WINNER
   (Edmond)

Emmy

 - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie WINNER
 - Best Leading Actor TV - Comedy NOMINATED
 - Best Leading Actor TV - Comedy NOMINATED
 - Best Leading Actor TV - Comedy NOMINATED
 - Best Leading Actor TV - Comedy NOMINATED
 - Best Leading Actor TV - Comedy NOMINATED
 - Best Leading Actor TV - Comedy NOMINATED
 - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie NOMINATED
 - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie NOMINATED
 - Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV NOMINATED
 - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie NOMINATED

Independent Spirit

 - Best Leading Actor WINNER
   (Fargo)
 - Best Leading Actor NOMINATED
   (Oleanna)
 - Best Supporting Actor NOMINATED
   (Homicide)

Critics Choice Award

 - Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture NOMINATED
   (Bobby)

Chicago Film Critics Association

 - Best Leading Actor NOMINATED
   (Fargo)

Boston Society of Film Critics

 - Best Supporting Actor NOMINATED
 - Best Supporting Actor NOMINATED
 - Best Supporting Actor NOMINATED
   (Psycho)

 - Best Ensemble Performance WINNER
 - Best Ensemble Performance WINNER
   (Magnolia)
William Hall Macy, Jr. is an American Actor and Director. He has won an Mar del Plata International Film Festival, eight Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) and an Independent Spirit Awards . He's known for Seabiscuit (2003), Boogie Nights (1997) and The Sessions (2012).

All Movies of William H. Macy

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  • Blood Father
    6.5
    An ex-con reunites with his estranged wayward 16-year old daughter to protect her from drug dealers who are trying to kill her.
    Character: Kirby
    France  2016
  • The Layover
    4.8
    Two recently unemployed best friends decide to take a trip together to Florida to take the edge off.
    | Movie director
    United States  2016
  • Room
    8.7
    Jack is a young boy of 5 years old who has lived all his life in one room. He believes everything within it are the only real things in the world. But what will happen when his Ma suddenly tells him that there are other things out
    Character: Robert
    Ireland  2015
  • Cake
    5.7
    A grieving mother suffering from chronic pain in the aftermath of a fatal car accident finds an unlikely source of inspiration.
    Character: Leonard
    United States  2014
  • A Single Shot
    5.6
    The tragic death of a beautiful young girl starts a tense and atmospheric game of cat and mouse between hunter John Moon and the hardened backwater criminals out for his blood.
    Character: Pitt
    Canada  2013
  • The Sessions
    8.2
    At the age of 38, Mark O'Brien, a tetraplegic man in an iron lung, decides he no longer wishes to be a virgin. With the help of his therapist and his priest (William H. Macy), he contacts Cheryl Cohen-Greene (Helen Hunt), a profes...
    Character: padre Brendan
    United States  2012
  • The Lincoln Lawyer
    6.8
    Mickey Haller (Matthew McConaughey) is a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln sedan. Haller has spent most of his career defending garden-variety criminals, until he lands the case of h...
    Character: Frank Levin
    United States  2011
  • Shameless (TV Series)
    8.5
    TV Series (2011-Present). Meet the fabulously dysfunctional Gallagher family. Dad's a drunk, Mom split long ago, eldest daughter Fiona tries to hold the family together. Eldest son Philip (Lip) trades his physics tutoring skills f...
    Character:  Frank Gallagher / ... 134 episodes, 2011-2021
    United States  2011
  • Marmaduke
    4.2
    A suburban family moves to a new neighborhood with their large yet lovable Great Dane, who has a tendency to wreak havoc in his own oblivious way.
    Character: Don Twombly
    United States  2010
  • The Heist
    6.1
    A comedy centered on three museum security guards who devise a plan to steal back the artworks to which they have become attached after they are transferred to another museum.
    Character: George McLendon
    United States  2009
  • He Was a Quiet Man
    6.1
    An office worker inadvertently becomes a hero after he saves a woman's life.
    Character: Gene Shelby
    United States  2007
  • Wild Hogs
    4.3
    Allen, Travolta, Lawrence and Macy hit the road in this rollicking comedy-adventure about a group of middle-aged friends who decide to rev up their routine suburban lives with a freewheeling motorcycle trip. When this mis-matched ...
    Character: Dudley Frank
    United States  2007
  • Umney's Last Case (Nightmares and Dreamscapes) (TV)
    In 1938 in Los Angeles, Clyde Umney is a divorce private eye successful with women. On the weirdest day of his life, he sees his world turning upside-down when he discovers that he is a character of a series of novels made-up by t...
    United States  2006
  • Inland Empire
    7.1
    An actress's (Laura Dern) perception of reality becomes increasingly distorted as she finds herself falling for her co-star (Justin Theroux) in a remake of an unfinished Polish production that was supposedly cursed. The latest hal...
    Character: Announcer
    United States  2006
  • Bobby
    5.7
    The story of the assassination of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy, on June 6th, 1968, which centers around 22 people who were at the Ambassador Hotel where he was killed.
    Character: Paul
    United States  2006
  • Edmond
    6.2
    From acclaimed playwright David Mamet, "You are not where you belong," says the fortuneteller, and Edmond Burke (William H. Macy) begins his descent into a darkly funny yet horrifying modern urban hell in this compelling...
    Character: Edmond
    United States  2005
  • Thank You For Smoking
    7.8
    Nick Naylor, chief spokesman for Big Tobacco, makes his living defending the rights of smokers and cigarette makers in today’s neo-puritanical culture. Confronted by health zealots and an opportunistic senator, Nick goes on a PR...
    Character: Senator Ortolan Finistirre
    United States  2005
  • Sahara
    5.1
    Master explorer Dirk Pitt ® (Matthew McConaughey) takes on the adventure of his life when he embarks on a treasure hunt through some of the most dangerous regions of West Africa. Searching for what locals call "The Ship of D...
    Character: Admiral Sandecker
    United States  2005
  • In Enemy Hands
    At the height of Hitler's infamous U-boat war, the crew of the U.S.S. Swordfish were heading home after months at sea. They never made it. Now prisoners of war aboard U-boat 429, a small group of American survivors will find their...
    United States  2004
  • Spartan
    6.3
    Robert Scott (VAL KILMER) is a career military officer working in a highly secretive special operations force. A man hardened by years of brutal service, he is respected by his peers and elders in the world of espionage. When Scot...
    Character: Stoddard
    United States  2004
  • The Wool Cap (TV)
    7.2
    William H. Macy co-writes and stars as a broken man bereft of love, family, and his very voice in a made-for-TV film based on an original story by the legendary Jackie Gleason. Gigot (Macy) is a mute war veteran who lost his vocal...
    Character: Gigot
    United States  2004
  • Cellular
    6.0
    A man recieves a random call on his cell phone, only to answer it and have a woman tell him she's been kidnapped, and she's going to be killed soon. The kidnappers have also gone after her husband and son, she tells the man. She n...
    Character: Sgt. Bob Mooney
    United States  2004
  • Out of Order (TV Miniseries)
    Eric Stoltz stars as Mark Colm, a Hollywood screenwriter floundering in his marriage to clinically depressed Lorna (Felicity Huffman), who is also a screenwriter. As Lorna masks her depression with drugs and alcohol, Mark contempl...
    United States  2003
  • Stealing Sinatra (TV)
    In need of a grubstake, a young man convinces a couple of friends to help him kidnap Frank Sinatra Jr.
    United States  2003
  • The Cooler
    7.4
    The unluckiest man in Vegas (William H. Macy) - a guy whose bad luck is contagious - is used by the last of the old time mob run casinos to kill high rollers' action. That is, until he falls in love with a cocktail waitress (Maria...
    Character: Bernie Lootz
    United States  2003
  • Seabiscuit
    7.4
    "Seabiscuit," an American epic of triumph and perseverance set during the Great Depression, is based on the best-selling book that was one of the most popular and widely read non-fiction books of recent years. It is the story of t...
    Character: McGlaughlin
    United States  2003
  • It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (TV)
    6.4
    It's Christmas time and the Muppets have just two days to put on a super spectacular Christmas show and save the Muppet Theater from bank foreclosure. When things go from bad to worse for Kermit, it looks like they may lose the th...
    Character: Glenn
    United States  2002
  • Welcome to Collinwood
    6.3
    When petty thief Cosimo (Luis Guzman) is given the plan for the perfect heist from a lifer in prison - the kind of job you dream about - he has to get out of jail, fast. But with Cosimo stuck in the joint, it's up to his girl Rosa...
    Character: Riley
    United States  2002
  • Door to Door (TV)
    7.8
    Based on true events, "Door to Door" is the story about a man with cerebral palsy who is determined to become a salesman.
    Character: Bill Porter
    United States  2002
  • Jurassic Park III
    5.1
    Dr. Alan Grant is now a happy man with the previous incidents of Jurassic Park now behind him. Grant is that happy that he announce in public, that nothing on Earth can persuade him back onto the islands. Maybe nothing, except Pau...
    Character: Paul Kirby
    United States  2001
  • That Moment: Magnolia Diary
    A very in-depth documentary that follows the very over-worked director Paul Thomas Anderson through a gruelling 80+ days of shooting for the film Magnolia (1999). Very funny behind the scenes material and interviews, press junket ...
    United States  2000
  • State and Main
    6.8
    Echoing the themes of Living in Oblivion and Irma Vep, David Mamet's seventh feature centers on the havoc wrought on the inhabitants of a small town by a troubled film production. After its leading man's propensity for teenage gir...
    Character: Walt Price
    United States  2000
  • Panic
    Alex, a sad-eyed mournful man, goes into psychotherapy: he discloses he's a hit man. He also tells the doctor, after a few sessions, that he's attracted to a young woman he's met in the waiting room. She's Sarah, 23, quick, edgy, ...
    United States  2000
  • Happy, Texas
    Two escaped convicts arrive in the town of Happy, Texas, where they are mistaken for a gay couple who is to host the town's Little Miss Fresh Squeezed beauty pageant. Enjoying the celebrity and using their skill as con-men, the tw...
    United States  1999
  • A Slight Case of Murder (TV)
    A film critic accidentally kills his lover during a spat in which she falls and hits her head. In panic, he immediately covers up his involvement and leaves the apartment. A private investigator had been tailing the woman for her ...
    United States  1999
  • Magnolia
    8.0
    In a single day in Los Angeles, a number of interconnected lives are changed forever. A lonely police officer (John C. Reilly) falls in love with a disturbed cocaine addict (Melora Walters). Her father (Philip Baker Hall), the hos...
    Character: Donnie Smith
    United States  1999
  • Jerry and Tom
    Tom and Jerry are two hit men, they work by day at a third-rate second-hand car dealership. Tom is a veteran and Jerry is a novice in their business, and their attitude toward their profession differs a lot. It shows when Tom is r...
    United States  1998
  • Psycho
    4.7
    In this remake of Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece, Anne Heche takes over Janet Leigh's role of Marion Crane, a young secretary whose boyfriend, Sam Loomis, has troubles paying off a debt and his wife's alimony. One day, a rich clie...
    Character: Milton Arbogast
    United States  1998
  • The Con (TV)
    A lonely gas station attendent in Mississippi falls in love with a con woman who wants to get her hands on an inheritance he doesn't know about.
    United States  1998
  • Pleasantville
    7.7
    Plot: Left home together for the weekend, teenage brother and sister David and Jennifer argue over which tv show to watch, he wanting to watch a marathon of his favourite series, the old 1950s show ‘Pleasantville’, while she w...
    Character: George Parker
    United States  1998
  • A Civil Action
    6.5
    Jan Schlichtmann, a tenacious lawyer, is addressed by a group of families. When investigating the seemingly non-profiting case, he finds it to be a major environmental issue that has a lot of impact potential. A leather production...
    Character: James Gordon
    United States  1998
  • Colin Fitz Lives!
    Two security guards, Paul and Grady, are hired to guard the grave of dead rock legend, Colin Fitz. Through the course of one bizarre night, these two opposites learn a lot about life, death, and the magic of Colin Fitz.
    United States  1997
  • Air Force One
    6.8
    President James Marshall (Harrison Ford) is one of the most respected leaders in the history of America. When Kazakhstanian separatists commit atrocities on their own people, Marshall authorizes a guerrilla mission to take their l...
    Character: Mayor Caldwell
    United States  1997
  • Boogie Nights
    8.2
    Eddie Adams would have been just another high-school drop-out had he not met the likes of adult film director Rick Horner. Horner transforms Eddie into Dirk Diggler, a rising-star actor with a special gift. Set in the late 1970s a...
    Character: Little Bill
    United States  1997
  • Wag the Dog
    7.1
    Less than two weeks before election day, a scandal erupts that threatens to cripple the President's bid for a second term. But before the incident can cause irreparable damage, a mysterious fixer is called to the White House. The ...
    Character: Agente CIA Charles Young
    United States  1997
  • Andersonville (TV)
    The story of the most notorious Confederate prisoner of war camp in the American Civil War.
    United States  1996
  • Ghosts of Mississippi
    6.7
    Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith (Woods), of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It begins with the murder and the events surrounding the two initial trials whic...
    United States  1996
  • Hit Me
    Sonny lives with his intellectually disabled older brother, and works as a bellhop at a second-rate hotel. This changes when Monique a beautiful, suicidal nut-case checks in. Sonny is offered a part in a heist that goes wrong.
    United States  1996
  • Fargo
    8.3
    Poor Jerry Lundegaard. He's deep in debt. His wealthy father-in-law has no respect for him. He cheats customers at the car dealership where he works. And now he's hired a bumbling duo to kidnap his wife--a plan that goes horribly ...
    Character: Jerry Lundegaard
    United States  1996
  • Above Suspicion
    6.8
    A Cop is paralysed in a shooting and unable to walk. His misfortune brings him sympathy which he uses to devise a plan to rid himself of his unfaithful wife and her lover.
    Character: Pros. Atty. Schultz
    United States  1995
  • Mr. Holland's Opus
    7.3
    Glenn Holland (Richard Dreyfuss) is a musician and composer who takes a teaching job to pay the rent while, in his 'spare time', he can strive to achieve his true goal - compose one memorable piece of music to leave his mark on th...
    United States  1995
  • E.R. (TV Series)
    7.9
    TV Series (1994-2009). 15 Seasons. 331 episodes. Created by best-selling author Michael Crichton (“Jurassic Park”), the series centers on the medical personnel in the emergency room of a Chicago hospital. Crichton is also an e...
    Character:  Dr. David Morgenstern 31 episodes, 1994-2009
    United States  1994
  • The Client
    6.6
    In this taut legal drama a trailer park kid witnesses the suicide of a mob lawyer and is pursued by authorities trying to find out if he knows anything. In an attempt to protect himself, the 11 year-old hires a feisty female at...
    United States  1994
  • Oleanna
    A two character movie, involving a college professor, John, who is confronted by a female student, Carol, who is failing his course. The two spend a long time talking to each other, during which time John says a few things that ca...
    United States  1994
  • Twenty Bucks
    The film follows a $20 bill from its ATM birth to its eventual demise. Along the way, the note weaves in and out of the lives of a street person, an aspiring writer, a stripper, two thieves, and many others in surprising and inven
    United States  1993
  • Benny & Joon
    6.5
    An oddball love story about a fey loner named Sam (Johnny Depp), who falls in love with the mentally unbalanced Joon (Mary Stuart Masterson), who lives in the care of her protective brother Benny (Aidan Quinn). Joon has a bad habi...
    Character: Randy Burch
    United States  1993
  • Searching for Bobby Fischer
    8.8
    Searching for Bobby Fischer was inspired by the life of chess prodigy Josh Waitzkin, as written by his father Fred Waitzkin. Josh (Max Pomeranc) is a "regular kid" who begins evincing signs of being a genius at chess. Hi...
    Character: Tunafish Father
    United States  1993
  • The Heart of Justice (TV)
    David Leader (Eric Stoltz) investigates a seemingly senseless murder, and in the course of it is drawn into the labyrinth of a sinisterly unique wealthy family. The family seems to revolve around its own beautiful and mysterious d...
    Character: Booth
    United States  1992
  • Homicide
    A Jewish detective is called out to investigate the murder of an old Jewish woman. But he discovers that there's more than just a murder.....
    United States  1991
  • Things Change
    Do we have a chance to stop the most destructive consequences of climate change, or is it too late? Academy Award-nominated director Josh Fox (Gasland) travels to 12 countries on six continents to explore what we have to let go of...
    United States  1988
  • House of Games
    The film is a character study of Dr. Margaret Ford (Lindsay Crouse), a psychiatrist and best-selling author specializing in addictive behaviour. During a therapy session, she discovers that a patient owes a 25,000 dollars gambling...
    United States  1987
  • Radio Days
    8.0
    These are the 40s, the golden age of radio, when the peculiar members of a working-class New York family live with the set on all day long. The music, tear-jerking dramas, stories about super-heroes, competitions, reports on high ...
    United States  1987
  • WarGames
    8.0
    In director John Badhams WARGAMES, Matthew Broderick stars as David Lightman, a young hacker who accidentally logs on to the Department of Defenses network. Thinking that hes found a cool new computer game manufacturer, David play...
    Character: NORAD Officer
    United States  1983
  • The Awakening Land (TV)
    8.4
    3 episodes. The storyline follows the struggle of Sayward Luckett (Montgomery) as she travels to the unsettled Ohio Valley wilderness from post-revolutionary Pennsylvania.
    Character:  Will Beagle (3 episodes, 1978)
    United States  1978
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