Bill Pullman

Birth Place: Hornell, NY, USA

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William Pullman (born December 17, 1953) is an American actor. After graduating with a Master of Fine Arts degree in theater, he was an adjunct professor at Montana State University before deciding to pursue acting. He made his film debut in Ruthless People (1986), and starred in Spaceballs (1987), The Accidental Tourist (1988), Sleepless in Seattle (1993), While You Were Sleeping (1995), Casper (1995), Independence Day (1996), Lost Highway (1997), and Lake Placid (1999). He has appeared frequently on television, usually in TV films. Starting in the 2000s he has also acted in miniseries and regular series, such as Torchwood (2011), starring roles in 1600 Penn (2012–13) and The Sinner (2017–2021). In 2021, he had a recurring role in the miniseries Halston.

Pullman has also had a long stage acting career. He has appeared on Broadway several times, including in Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? in 2002.

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[West End]
London Production, 2022

[West End]
London Revival at Old Vic Theatre, 2019

New Group Production, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2013
Ian [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 2009


Original Broadway Production, 2002

Bill Pullman Movies

[1986]Ruthless People Earl

[1987]Spaceballs Lone Starr

[1988]The Accidental Tourist Julian Hedge

[1988]The Serpent and the Rainbow Dennis Alan

[1988]Rocket Gibraltar Crow Black

[1989]Cold Feet Buck

[1990]Bright Angel Bob

[1990]Brain Dead Rex Martin

[1990]Sibling Rivalry Nichol Meany

[1991]Liebestraum Paul Kessler

[1991]Going Under Biff Banner

[1992]Nervous Ticks York Daley

[1992]Singles Dr. Jeffrey Jamison

[1992]Newsies Bryan Denton

[1992]A League of Their Own Bob Hinson

[1993]Malice Andy

[1993]Sommersby Orin

[1993]Sleepless in Seattle Walter

[1994]The Last Seduction Clay Gregory

[1994]The Favor Peter Whiting

[1994]Wyatt Earp Ed Mterson

[1995]While You Were Sleeping Jack

[1995]Casper Dr. Harvey

[1996]Mr. Wrong Whitman Crawford

[1996]Independence Day President Thom J. Whitmore

[1997]Lost Highway Fred Madison

[1997]The End of Violence Mike Max

[1998]Zero Effect Daryl Zero

[1999]Brokedown Palace Hank Greene

[1999]History Is Made at Night Harry Howe, Ernie Halliday

[1999]Lake Placid Jack Wells

[2000]Titan A.E. Korso

[2000]Lucky Numbers Det. Pat Lakewood

[2000]The Guilty Callum Crane

[2000]A Man Is Mostly Water Parking Fcist

[2001]Ignition Deputy Marshal Conor Gallagher

[2002]29 Palms The Ticket Clerk

[2002]Igby Goes Down Jon

[2003]Rick Rick O Lette

[2004]The Grudge Peter

[2005]Dear Wendy Krugsby

[2006]Scary Movie 4 Henry Hale

[2006]Alien Autopsy Morgan Banner

[2007]You Kill Me Dave

[2007]Nobel Son Max Mariner

[2008]Phoebe in Wonderland Peter Lichten

[2008]Bottle Shock Jim Barrett

[2008]Surveillance Sam Hallaway

[2008]Your Name Here William J. Frick

[2010]Rio Sex Comedy William

[2010]The Killer Inside Me Billy Boy Walker

[2010]Peacock Edmund French

[2011]Bringing Up Bobby Kent

[2012]Lola Versus Lenny

[2013]May in the Summer Edward

[2014]Red Sky John Webster

[2014]The Equalizer Brian Plummer

[2014]Cymbeline Sicilius Leonatus

[2015]American Ultra Krueger

[2016]Independence Day: Resurgence President Whitmore

[2016]LBJ Senator Ralph Yarborough

[2016]Brother Nature Jerry Turley

[2017]Walking Out Clyde

[2017]Battle of the Sexes Jack Kramer

[2017]The Ballad of Lefty Brown Lefty Brown

[2017]A Thousand Junkies Bill Pullman

[2017]Trouble Ben

[2018]The Equalizer 2 Brian Plummer

[2019]Dark Waters Harry Dietzler

[2019]National Theatre Live: All My Sons Joe Keller

[2019]The Coldest Game Joshua Mansky

[2020]The High Note Max

Bill Pullman TV Shows

1600 Penn President Dale Gilchrist

The Sinner Harry Ambrose

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Bill Pullman News

Chris Noth to Star in IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY at Visionbox Studio

Visionbox Studio will present Chris Noth in It's a Wonderful Life: a Live Radio Play in Denver. Join in for a night of holiday cheer with food, drink, live music, and an iconic performance by Chris Noth.

Video: Recap the Works of Theresa Rebeck

Just last night, Broadway welcomed the latest work from one of the industry's most prolific and widely produced playwrights, Theresa Rebeck. I Need That, starring Danny and Lucy DeVito, marks her fifth Broadway play, though the scope of her work is much wider. 

Photos: First Look At The World Premiere Of BOTTLE SHOCK! The Musical At CCAE Theatricals

Get a first look at the World Premiere production of Bottle Shock! The Musical opening tonight at CCAE Theatricals at The California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Check out the photos here!

Jeffrey Carlson, Star of TABOO and THE GOAT, Has Passed Away at 48

According to various reports, Jeffrey Carlson, best known for originating the role of Marilyn in TABOO and Billy in Edward Albee's THE GOAT on Broadway, has passed away. He was 48.

Ensemble Theatre Company Adds Performance of SEARED Next Weekend

Due to popular demand, Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) has announced a special added performance of its critically-acclaimed production of SEARED on Saturday, June 24 at 2:00pm.  SEARED performs through Sunday, June 25, 2023 at The New Vic Theatre, 33 W. Victoria Street in Santa Barbara. 

Photos: First Look At The World Premiere Cast Of BOTTLE SHOCK! The Musical At CCAE Theatricals

Who’s ready for a little love, fermentation, and rock ’n roll? Following up on the heels of Sunday in the Park with George and Ain’t Misbehavin’, CCAE Theatricals will present the final show in their 2022/23 Season, the world premiere of Bottle Shock! The Musical. See photos from the world premiere production!

Riverside Theatre for Kids Presents NEWSIES JR. This Summer

Riverside Theatre for Kids presents the hit Broadway musical, Disney's Newsies The Musical, with performances June 30 & July 1, 2023 on the Stark Stage.  

Photos: First Look at SEARED at Ensemble Theatre Company

Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) has released production photos for the final show of its 2022-2023 Season, SEARED, written by acclaimed playwright Theresa Rebeck and directed by ETC Artistic Director Jonathan Fox. SEARED opens tonight, Saturday, June 10 at 8:00pm and runs through Sunday, June 25, 2023 at The New Vic Theatre. Check out the photos here!

Cast Set For World Premiere Of BOTTLE SHOCK! THE MUSICAL At CCAE Theatricals

Who's ready for a little love, fermentation, and rock 'n roll? Following up on the heels of Sunday in the Park with George and Ain't Misbehavin', CCAE Theatricals will present the final show in their 2022/23 Season, the world premiere of Bottle Shock! The Musical.

Danny DeVito Will Return to Broadway in Theresa Rebeck's I NEED THAT; Roundabout Announces 2023-2024 Season

Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced the Broadway and Off-Broadway line-up for the 2023-2024 season. Check out all the details on who, what, when, and where!

Ambassador Theatre Group Announces Exclusive Partnership With J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Live

Ambassador Theatre Group has announced an exclusive three-year partnership with the newly formed Bad Robot Live, the theatre division of J.J. Abrams's Bad Robot Productions.

Photos: First Look At CCAE Theatrical's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE

One of the most acclaimed musicals of our time, Sunday in the Park with George, won the Pulitzer Prize and was nominated for 10 Tony Awards in 1984 including Best Musical. This rarely-done musical was last produced in San Diego by Ion Theatre in 2016. Sunday in the Park with George, starring Will Blum and Emily Lopez, runs February 17 - March 5, 2023. Check out photos here!

Playwright Theresa Rebeck Will Direct Reading of MAURITUS at Westport Country Playhouse

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of Theresa Rebeck's thriller, “Mauritius,” on Monday, March 13, at 7 p.m., directed by the playwright herself. The play's title refers to the island of Mauritius, the origin of two extremely valuable, rare stamps that incite a conflict to gain their possession.

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Becomes Fastest Selling Play To Date in Any Ambassador Theatre Group Venue

Following unprecedented demand, tickets for all existing performances of Streetcar have now sold out for the run at the Phoenix Theatre from 20 March to 29 April 2023.

CCAE Theatricals Announces Cast For SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE

This rarely done musical was last produced in San Diego by Ion Theatre in 2016. Artistic Director, J. Scott Lapp and Managing Producer, Jordan Beck announces the casting of Sunday in the Park with George running February 17 - March 5, 2023.

Eva Noblezada to Present NOSTALGIA: A LOVE LETTER TO NYC at Audible's Minetta Lane Theatre in January 2023

For three nights only, from Thursday, January 12 – Saturday, January 14, two-time Tony Award nominee Eva Noblezada will welcome you to Nostalgia: A Love Letter to NYC, an intimate evening of songs and storytelling—celebrating everything that is so maddening and magical about our beloved city. It will be performed at the Minetta Lane Theatre.

CCAE Theatricals Announces 2022/23 Main Stage Season Featuring 3 Musicals, 2 Concert Productions & More

CCAE Theatricals, the new in-house theatrical arm of the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, has announced its 2022/23 season, featuring 3 Main Stage musicals, 2 Concert Productions and a developmental reading.

A.C.T. Presents Inaugural All Hallows' Gala in October

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) and gala co-chairs Kathleen Donohue & David Sze and Jeff Minick have announced the inaugural All Hallows' Gala on Friday, October 28, at San Francisco's August Hall (420 Mason St.).

Dorset Theatre Festival Opens World Premiere of THIRST Directed By Theresa Rebeck

Dorset Theatre Festival's 45th Season of professional summer theatre will conclude with the World Premiere of Thirst, written by Irish-American playwright Ronán Noone, directed by the Festival's resident playwright, Theresa Rebeck. 

Theresa Rebeck Joins Broadway-Aimed Musical WORKING GIRL as New Book Writer

Award-winning Broadway playwright Theresa Rebeck will write the book for the Broadway-aimed Working Girl. While she's had more plays produced on Broadway than any female playwright of our time, Working Girl would mark Rebeck's Broadway debut as a book writer for a musical.


Bill Pullman's next show will be Mad House which opens on 6/26/2022 on West End.

Bill Pullman has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

Bill Pullman has appeared on London's West End in 2 shows.

Bill Pullman's first West End show was All My Sons which opened in 2019

Bill Pullman has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for his performance in "Sticks and Bones". He was also nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play at The Lortels for the same production. Additionally, Pullman received a nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for his role in "The Jacksonian". He was nominated again at the Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Play for "Peter and Jerry". Pullman's performance in "The Goat" earned him a nomination for Outstanding Actor - Play at the Drama Desk Awards and Outstanding Actor in a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards.

Bill Pullman has won the Outstanding Actor - Play award at the Drama Desk Awards for his performance in the play The Goat.

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