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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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6 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Independence Day
Independence Day President Thomas J. Whitmore
(1996)
Lost Highway
Lost Highway Fred Madison
(1997)
Independence Day: Resurgence
Independence Day: Resurgence President Whitmore
(2016)

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 2017 The Sinner (TV Movie) (post-production)
Harry Ambrose
 2017 Trouble (post-production)
Ben
 2017 The Ballad of Lefty Brown
Lefty Brown
 2017 Walking Out
Clyde
 2016 Brother Nature
Jerry Turley
 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
 2013 May in the Summer
Edward
 2011 Innocent (TV Movie)
Rusty Sabich
 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
 2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Kurt Moss
- Closet (2008) ... Kurt Moss
 2008 Phoebe in Wonderland
Peter Lichten
 2007 Nobel Son
Max Mariner
 2007 You Kill Me
Dave
 2004 Dear Wendy
Krugsby
 2004 The Grudge
Peter
 2004 Tiger Cruise (TV Movie)
Cmdr. Gary Dolan
 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 A Man Is Mostly Water
Parking Fascist
 2000 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Edward Curtis
 2000 The Virginian (TV Movie)
The Virginian
 1997 The End of Violence
Mike Max
 1996 Mistrial (TV Movie)
Steve Donohue
 1996 Mr. Wrong
Whitman Crawford
 1995 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
Rich Thurber
- Tomorrow I Die (1995) ... Rich Thurber
 1994 The Last Seduction
Clay Gregory
 1993 Phone (Short)
 1993 Mr. Jones
Construction Site Foreman (uncredited)
 1993 Malice
Andy
 1993 Sommersby
Orin
 1992 Singles
Dr. Jeffrey Jamison
 1992 Crazy in Love (TV Movie)
Nick Symonds
 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 Rocket Gibraltar
Crow Black
 1986 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Doctor Giordano
- A Safe Place (1986) ... Doctor Giordano
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Played Robinson in "The Old Flag" - George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, NJ (1983). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Personal Quote:

If I were born in the 1700s, I would look like a rounded man. Jefferson defined a home as being a house and a garden. I think I was born out of my time...Well, maybe the time is coming back to me. See more »

Trivia:

Appeared in both Cold Feet (1989) and Bright Angel (1990) during the time he was teaching at Montana State University in Bozeman. "Bright Angel" is one of the few films in which he played a bad guy. "Cold Feet" was shot in Livingston, MT, only 30 miles or so from Bozeman, and "Bright Angel" was shot entirely in and around Billings, MT. See more »

Trademark:

Gravelly voice

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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