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William James Pullman was born in Hornell, New York, one of seven children of Johanna (Blaas), a nurse, and James Pullman, a doctor. He is of Dutch (mother) and English, Northern Irish, and Scottish (father) descent. After high school, Bill went into a building construction program at SUNY Delhi in New York. He transferred to State University of ... See full bio »

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Known For

Independence Day
Independence Day President Thomas J. Whitmore
(1996)
Lost Highway
Lost Highway Fred Madison
(1997)
The Equalizer
The Equalizer Brian Plummer
(2014)

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 2018 The Equalizer 2 (filming)
Brian Plummer
 2018 Backseat (filming)
Nelson Rockefeller
 2017 The Sinner (TV Series)
Harry Ambrose
- Part VIII (2017) ... Harry Ambrose
- Part VII (2017) ... Harry Ambrose (credit only)
- Part VI (2017) ... Harry Ambrose
- Part V (2017) ... Harry Ambrose
- Part IV (2017) ... Harry Ambrose
 2017 Battle of the Sexes
Jack Kramer
 2017/I Trouble
Ben
 2017 The Ballad of Lefty Brown
Lefty Brown
 2017 Walking Out
Clyde
 2016 Brother Nature
Jerry Turley
 2016 LBJ
Ralph Yarborough
 2016 Independence Day: Resurgence
President Whitmore
 2015 American Ultra
Krueger
 2014 The Equalizer
Brian Plummer
 2014 Cymbeline
Sicilius Leonatus
 2014/I Red Sky
John Webster
 2014 Ten X Ten (TV Mini-Series)
Man 60s
 2012-2013 1600 Penn (TV Series)
President Dale Gilchrist
- Marry Me, Baby (2013) ... President Dale Gilchrist
- Bursting the Bubble (2013) ... President Dale Gilchrist
- Dinner, Bath, Puzzle (2013) ... President Dale Gilchrist
- The Short Happy Life of Reba Cadbury (2013) ... President Dale Gilchrist
- Game Theory (2013) ... President Dale Gilchrist
 2013 May in the Summer
Edward
 2012 Lola Versus
Lenny
 2011 Innocent (TV Movie)
Rusty Sabich
 2011 Torchwood (TV Series)
Oswald Danes
- Miracle Day: The Blood Line (2011) ... Oswald Danes
- Miracle Day: The Gathering (2011) ... Oswald Danes
- Miracle Day: End of the Road (2011) ... Oswald Danes
- Miracle Day: The Categories of Life (2011) ... Oswald Danes
- Miracle Day: Escape to LA (2011) ... Oswald Danes
 2011 Bringing Up Bobby
Walt
 2011 Too Big to Fail (TV Movie)
Jamie Dimon
 2010 Nathan vs. Nurture (TV Movie)
Arthur
 2010 Rio Sex Comedy
William
 2010 Peacock
Edmund French
 2010 The Killer Inside Me
Billy Boy Walker
 2008/I Your Name Here
William J. Frick
 2008/I Surveillance
Sam Hallaway
 2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Kurt Moss
- Closet (2008) ... Kurt Moss
 2008 Phoebe in Wonderland
Peter Lichten
 2008 Bottle Shock
Jim Barrett
 2007 Nobel Son
Max Mariner
 2007 You Kill Me
Dave
 2006 Scary Movie 4
Henry Hale
 2006 Alien Autopsy
Morgan Banner
 2005 Revelations (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Richard Massey
- Hour Six (2005) ... Dr. Richard Massey
- Hour Five (2005) ... Dr. Richard Massey
- Hour Four (2005) ... Dr. Richard Massey
- Hour Three (2005) ... Dr. Richard Massey
- Hour Two (2005) ... Dr. Richard Massey
 2005 Dear Wendy
Krugsby
 2004 The Grudge
Peter
 2004 Tiger Cruise (TV Movie)
Cmdr. Gary Dolan
 2003 Rick
Rick O'Lette
 2002 29 Palms
The Ticket Clerk
 2002 Igby Goes Down
Jason
 2001 Ignition
Deputy Marshal Conor Gallagher
 2001 Night Visions (TV Series)
Major Ben Darnell (segment "A View Through the Window")
- A View Through the Window/Quiet Please (2001) ... Major Ben Darnell (segment "A View Through the Window")
 2000 Lucky Numbers
Det. Pat Lakewood
 2000 A Man Is Mostly Water
Parking Fascist
 2000 Titan A.E.
Capt. Joseph Korso (voice)
 2000 The Guilty
Callum Crane
 2000 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Edward Curtis
 2000 The Virginian (TV Movie)
The Virginian
 1999 History Is Made at Night
Harry Howe / Ernie Halliday
 1999 Brokedown Palace
Hank Greene
 1999 Lake Placid
Jack Wells
 1998 Zero Effect
Daryl Zero
 1997 Merry Christmas, George Bailey (TV Movie)
George Bailey
 1997 The End of Violence
Mike Max
 1997 Independence Day (Video Game)
President Thomas J. Whitmore
 1997 Lost Highway
Fred Madison
 1996 Mistrial (TV Movie)
Steve Donohue
 1996 Independence Day
President Thomas J. Whitmore
 1996 Mr. Wrong
Whitman Crawford
 1995 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
Rich Thurber
- Tomorrow I Die (1995) ... Rich Thurber
 1995 Casper
Dr. James Harvey
 1994 Wyatt Earp
Ed Masterson
 1994 The Favor
Peter Whiting
 1994 The Last Seduction
Clay Gregory
 1993 Phone (Short)
 1993 Mr. Jones
Construction Site Foreman (uncredited)
 1993 Malice
Andy
 1993 Sleepless in Seattle
Walter
 1993 Sommersby
Orin
 1992 Singles
Dr. Jeffrey Jamison
 1992 Crazy in Love (TV Movie)
Nick Symonds
 1992 A League of Their Own
Bob Hinson
 1992 Newsies
Bryan Denton
 1992 Nervous Ticks
York Daley
 1991 Liebestraum
Paul Kessler
 1991 Blood Drips Heavily on Newsies Square (Video short)
Newsreporter
 1990 Going Under
Biff Banner
 1990 Bright Angel
Bob
 1990 Sibling Rivalry
Nicholas Meany
 1990 The Tracey Ullman Show (TV Series)
Sheldon Moss
- The Word (1990) ... Sheldon Moss
 1990 Brain Dead
Rex Martin
 1989 Cold Feet
Buck Latham
 1989 Home Fires Burning (TV Movie)
Lt. Henry Tibbetts
 1988 The Accidental Tourist
Julian
 1988 Rocket Gibraltar
Crow Black
 1988 The Serpent and the Rainbow
Dennis Alan
 1987 Spaceballs
Lone Starr
 1986 Ruthless People
Earl
 1986 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Doctor Giordano
- A Safe Place (1986) ... Doctor Giordano
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Played Wesley in "The Curse of the Starving Class" - Intar, New York (1985). See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Personal Quote:

(2013, on making The Serpent And The Rainbow) That was my third movie, and I thought, "Boy, movies are gonna be so exotic!" Because we went to Haiti and then to the Dominican Republic, and then we had a riot on the set! That movie was such an experience. But I've remained friends with Wade Davis, who wrote the original book and who's almost exactly my age, and I just found that whole world of ... See more »

Trivia:

Is the sixth of seven children. His father was a doctor and his mother a nurse. See more »

Trademark:

Gravelly voice

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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