Photo of William H. Macy William H. Macy

An always-welcome presence in today's movies, William H. Macy was born March 13, 1950, in Miami, Fla. He attended Bethany College in Bethany, W.V., and studied under David Mamet at Goddard College, Vt.

Macy made his film debut in Somewhere in Time (1980); his association with Mamet continued both onstage and onscreen (House of Games, Things Change, Homicide, Oleanna, Wag the Dog, Spartan). Movie fans know him as nervous murder suspect Jerry Lundegaard in the Coen Brothers' classic Fargo (1996), a role he campaigned for, played to the hilt and capped with a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination.

He did a tour of duty on TV's "E.R." and was also memorable in Mr. Holland's Opus, Boogie Nights, Pleasantville and The Cooler. Macy has also received several Emmy nods (for A Slight Case of Murder, The Wool Cap, Nightmares and Dreamscapes, among others) and two wins (acting and writing for Door to Door).

William H. Macy in Blood Father

Blood Father

2016 R

Ex-con, ex-drunk and ex-drug addict John Link has hardly set a sterling example for his estranged teenage daughter. But when she gets into trouble with the Mexican drug cartel after her boyfriend sets her up, Dad finally has a chance to prove himself.

  • William H. Macy in Room Room
  • William H. Macy in Spartan Spartan
  • William H. Macy in The Maiden Heist The Maiden Heist
  • William H. Macy in The Client The Client
  • William H. Macy in The Lincoln Lawyer The Lincoln Lawyer
  • William H. Macy in Murder in the First Murder in the First
  • William H. Macy in Shameless (U.S.) Shameless (U.S.)
  • William H. Macy in Boogie Nights Boogie Nights
  • William H. Macy in Fargo Fargo
  • William H. Macy in Jurassic Park III Jurassic Park III
  • William H. Macy in Cake Cake
  • William H. Macy in The Sessions The Sessions
  • William H. Macy in Stealing Cars Stealing Cars
  • William H. Macy in The Tale of Despereaux The Tale of Despereaux
  • William H. Macy in Seabiscuit Seabiscuit
  • William H. Macy in Wild Hogs Wild Hogs
  • William H. Macy in House of Games House of Games
  • William H. Macy in Air Force One Air Force One
  • William H. Macy in Psycho Psycho
  • William H. Macy in Magnolia Magnolia
  • William H. Macy in Mr. Holland's Opus Mr. Holland's Opus
  • William H. Macy in A Civil Action A Civil Action
  • William H. Macy in Cellular Cellular
  • William H. Macy in State and Main State and Main
  • William H. Macy in Rudderless Rudderless
  • William H. Macy in Benny and Joon Benny and Joon
  • William H. Macy in Andersonville Andersonville
  • William H. Macy in Welcome to Collinwood Welcome to Collinwood
  • William H. Macy in Thank You for Smoking Thank You for Smoking
  • William H. Macy in Sahara Sahara
  • William H. Macy in Down Periscope Down Periscope
  • William H. Macy in Pleasantville Pleasantville
  • William H. Macy in Mystery Men Mystery Men
  • William H. Macy in The Cooler The Cooler
  • William H. Macy in Curious George: Goes to a Birthday Party! Curious George: Goes to a Birthday Party!
  • William H. Macy in Homicide Homicide
  • William H. Macy in The Secret of N-I-M-H 2 The Secret of N-I-M-H 2
  • William H. Macy in Doogal Doogal
  • William H. Macy in Stephen King: Nightmares & Dreamscapes Stephen King: Nightmares & Dreamscapes
  • William H. Macy in Curious George: Leads the Band Curious George: Leads the Band
  • William H. Macy in Shorts Shorts
  • William H. Macy in Dirty Girl Dirty Girl
  • William H. Macy in A Private Matter A Private Matter
  • William H. Macy in Batman Beyond: Tech Wars Batman Beyond: Tech Wars
  • William H. Macy in Panic Panic
  • William H. Macy in Door to Door Door to Door
  • William H. Macy in Easy Riders, Raging Bulls Easy Riders, Raging Bulls
  • William H. Macy in Reversible Errors Reversible Errors
  • William H. Macy in Everyone's Hero Everyone's Hero
  • William H. Macy in Curious George Plays in the Snow Curious George Plays in the Snow
  • William H. Macy in Curious George Takes a Job Curious George Takes a Job
  • William H. Macy in Curious George Sails Curious George Sails
  • William H. Macy in Curious George Takes a Vacation Curious George Takes a Vacation
  • William H. Macy in Curious George Goes Green! Curious George Goes Green!
  • William H. Macy in Curious George Makes New Friends! Curious George Makes New Friends!
  • William H. Macy in Curious George: Back to School Curious George: Back to School
  • William H. Macy in A Single Shot A Single Shot
  • William H. Macy in Hit Me Hit Me
  • William H. Macy in Out of Order Out of Order
  • William H. Macy in Stealing Sinatra Stealing Sinatra
  • William H. Macy in In Enemy Hands In Enemy Hands
  • William H. Macy in The Wool Cap The Wool Cap
  • William H. Macy in Edmond Edmond
  • William H. Macy in Now That's Funny Now That's Funny
  • William H. Macy in Curious George: Zoo Night Curious George: Zoo Night
  • William H. Macy in He Was a Quiet Man He Was a Quiet Man
  • William H. Macy in The Deal The Deal
  • William H. Macy in Curious George: Rocket Ride Curious George: Rocket Ride
  • William H. Macy in Bart Got a Room Bart Got a Room
  • William H. Macy in Curious George: Robot Monkey and More... Curious George: Robot Monkey and More...
  • William H. Macy in Curious George: Goes to the Doctor... Curious George: Goes to the Doctor...
  • William H. Macy in Trust Me Trust Me
  • William H. Macy in Dial a Prayer Dial a Prayer
  • William H. Macy in Walter Walter