|William H. Macy|
Macy during the Writer's Guild strike in Los Angeles, November 2007
|Born||William Hall Macy, Jr. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West |
March 13, 1950
Miami, Florida, USA
|Spouse(s)||Felicity Huffman (1997-present)|
William Hall Macy, Jr. Events 1138 - Cardinal Gregorio Conti is elected Antipope as Victor IV, succeeding Anacletus II. Year 1950 ( MCML) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Felicity Huffman (born December 9, 1962) is an Academy Award -nominated American Actress. (born March 13, 1950) is an Academy Award-nominated, double Emmy- and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American actor. Events 1138 - Cardinal Gregorio Conti is elected Antipope as Victor IV, succeeding Anacletus II. Year 1950 ( MCML) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. The Screen Actors Guild Awards are an annual award given by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG to recognize outstanding performances by members He is also a teacher and director in theater, film and television. His film career has been built mostly on his appearances in small, independent films, though he has appeared in summer action films as well. An independent film, or indie film, is a film that is produced outside of the Hollywood Studio system, a series of oligopolistic practices by several  Macy has described his screen persona as "sort of a Middle American, WASPy, Lutheran kind of guy. Middle America is an American Colloquialism used to describe either a cultural mindset or region of the United States that geographically comprises the White Anglo-Saxon Protestant, commonly abbreviated to the Acronym WASP, is a sociological and cultural Ethnonym Lutheranism is a major branch of Western Christianity that identifies with the teachings of the sixteenth-century German reformer Martin Luther . . Everyman". 
Macy was born in Miami, Florida, and grew up in Georgia and Maryland. Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the The State of Georgia ( is a state in the United States and was one of the original Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule His father, William Hall Macy, Sr. , was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and an Air Medal for flying a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber in World War II; he later ran a construction company in Atlanta and worked for Dun & Bradstreet before taking over a Cumberland, Maryland-based insurance agency when Macy was nine years old. The Distinguished Flying Cross is a medal awarded to any officer or enlisted member of the United States armed forces who distinguishes himself or herself in The Air Medal is a military decoration of the United States which was established by Executive Order 9158 signed by Franklin D WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation ( headquartered in Short Hills New Jersey, USA, is a provider of credit information on businesses and corporations The City of Cumberland is the county seat of Allegany County Maryland, United States, and a regional business and commercial center for Western Maryland His mother, Lois, was a war widow who met Macy's father after her first husband died in 1943; Macy has described her as a "Southern belle". Year 1943 ( MCMXLIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. A southern belle (derived from the French belle, 'beautiful' is an Archetype for a young woman of the American Old South 's Antebellum  Macy has a half-brother, Fred Merrill, from his mother's first marriage.
Macy describes himself as a "jokester", though he was relatively shy until high school. After his brother taught him to play guitar, he sang a song in a talent show, much to the crowd's approval. He later ran for class president, though he had a poor academic record. After graduating in 1968 from Allegany High School in Cumberland, Maryland, he participated in the anti-war hippie movement, and took copious amounts of drugs, including marijuana and LSD. Allegany High School is a public High school in Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland. The City of Cumberland is the county seat of Allegany County Maryland, United States, and a regional business and commercial center for Western Maryland The Hippie Subculture was originally a Youth movement that began in the United States during the early 1960s and spread around the world Cannabis, also known as marijuana or marihuana, or ganja (from Hindi / Sanskrit: गांजा gānjā hemp) is a Macy studied veterinary medicine at Bethany College of West Virginia. Veterinary medicine the application of medical, diagnostic, and therapeutic principles to companion, domestic, exotic, wildlife Bethany College is a private liberal arts college nestled in the rolling foothills of Bethany West Virginia. By his own admission, a "wretched student," he transferred to Goddard College and became involved in theatre. Goddard College is a private college located in Plainfield, Vermont, that grants bachelor degrees ( BA and BFA) and master degrees ( MA He moved to Chicago, Illinois, after graduating in 1971 and got a job as a bartender to pay the rent. Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. The State of Illinois ( roughly ill-i-NOY is a state of the United States of America, the 21st to be admitted to the Union. Year 1971 ( MCMLXXI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. Within a year he and David Mamet, among others, founded the successful St. Nicholas Theater Company, where Macy originated roles in a number of Mamet's plays, such as American Buffalo and The Water Engine. David Alan Mamet (born November 30, 1947) is an American Author, Essayist, Playwright, Screenwriter and Note on spelling While most Americans use "er" (as per American spelling conventions the majority of venues performers and trade groups for live theatre use "re American Buffalo is a groundbreaking 1976 play by American Playwright David Mamet. The Water Engine is a play by David Mamet. Plot The Water Engine is set in 1934 
After spending some time in Los Angeles, California, he moved to New York in 1980. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West The City of New York Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar) While living there he had roles in over fifty off-Broadway and Broadway plays. Off-Broadway plays or musicals are performed in New York City. Broadway theater, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 39 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located One of his on-screen roles was as a turtle named Socrates in the direct to video film, The Boy Who Loved Trolls (1984), under the name W. The Boy Who Loved Trolls is a 1984 American Fantasy / Adventure film Events The Walt Disney Company founds Touchstone Pictures to release movies with subject matter deemed inappropriate for the Disney name H. Macy. He has appeared in films that Mamet wrote and/or directed, such as House of Games, Things Change, Homicide (1991 film), Oleanna (playing a role he reprised after originating the role in the play of the same name), and more recently, Wag the Dog, State and Main, and Spartan. House of Games is David Mamet 's 1987 Motion picture directorial debut Things Change is a 1988 Drama film directed by David Mamet. It was co-written by Mamet and Shel Silverstein, and stars Joe Mantegna Homicide is a Crime Drama written and directed by David Mamet, and released in 1991. Oleanna is a two-character play by David Mamet about the power struggle between a University Professor and one of his female students Wag the Dog is a 1997 Film starring Robert De Niro, about a Washington spin doctor who distracts the electorate from a State and Main is a 2000 Comedy film, written and directed by David Mamet and starring Philip Seymour Hoffman Spartan is an American political Thriller film written and directed by David Mamet and starring Val Kilmer, Derek Luke
Macy may be best known for his lead role in Fargo, in a role for which he was nominated for an Academy Award and helped boost his career and recognizability. Fargo is a 1996 American Film produced directed and written by brothers Ethan and Joel Coen. "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. His film work also includes Benny & Joon, Above Suspicion, Mr. Holland's Opus, Ghosts of Mississippi, Air Force One, Boogie Nights, Pleasantville, Gus Van Sant's remake of Psycho, Happy, Texas, Mystery Men, Magnolia, Jurassic Park III, Focus, Panic, Welcome to Collinwood, Seabiscuit, The Cooler, and Sahara. Benny & Joon is a 1993 Romantic comedy about how two misfits Sam ( Johnny Depp) and Juniper/Joon ( Mary Stuart Masterson) find each Above Suspicion is a 1995 suspense thriller written by William H Mr Holland's Opus is a 1995 Drama film in which Richard Dreyfuss plays Glenn Holland a musician and composer who takes a teaching job Ghosts of Mississippi is a 1996 Drama film directed by Rob Reiner and starring Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg and James Woods Air Force One is a 1997 action thriller film starring Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman, and featuring Glenn Close This article is about the 1997 film For the Heatwave song see Boogie Nights. Pleasantville is an Academy Award -nominated 1998 film written produced and directed by Gary Ross. Gus Green Van Sant Jr he has dealt unflinchingly with homosexual and other marginalized subcultures without being particularly concerned about providing positive role models Psycho is a 1998 film Remake of the Alfred Hitchcock 1960 version produced and directed by Gus Van Sant for Universal Happy Texas is a LGBT Comedy film released in 1999 directed by Mark Illsley, and starring Steve Zahn, Jeremy Northam Mystery Men is a 1999 Comedy film directed by TV commercial director Kinka Usher Magnolia is a 1999 American Drama film, written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Jurassic Park III is a 2001 and the third film of the ''Jurassic Park'' film series. Panic is a 2000 movie, starring William H Macy, Neve Campbell, Donald Sutherland and John Ritter. Welcome to Collinwood is a 2002 film about five small-time criminals from the Collinwood area of Cleveland, who try to organise one last Seabiscuit is a 2003 American Drama film based on the best-selling book Seabiscuit An American Legend by Laura The Cooler is a 2003 American Drama film directed by Wayne Kramer. Sahara is a 2005 action / Adventure Film, directed by Breck Eisner, based on the best-selling book of the same name
Macy has also had a number of roles on television, the most recent being a guest appearance on The Unit as the President of the United States. The Unit is an American action-drama television series that focuses on a top-secret military unit modeled after the real life Delta Force. The President of the United States is the Head of state and Head of government of the United States and is the highest political official in United States by In 2003, he won two Emmy Awards, one for starring in the lead role and one as co-writer of the made-for-TNT film Door to Door. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Turner Network Television, usually referred to as TNT, is an American cable TV network created by media mogul Ted Turner and currently owned Door to Door was a 2002 TV movie about Bill Porter (played by William H Door to Door is a drama based on the true story of Bill Porter, a door-to-door salesman in Portland, Oregon, born with cerebral palsy. Door to Door was a 2002 TV movie about Bill Porter (played by William H Bill Porter is an American salesman for the Watkins Company Born with Cerebral palsy, Porter became quite well known in 1995 when an Oregon Newspaper Portland is a city located in the Northwestern United States, near the Confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers Cerebral palsy ( CP) is an Umbrella term encompassing a group of non-progressive, non- contagious conditions that cause Physical disability The film is composed of several stories, each taking up a whole period between commercials.
His work on ER and Sports Night has also been recognized with Emmy nominations. ER is an Emmy Award -winning American Medical drama series created by Novelist Michael Crichton and airing on Sports Night is an American Television series about a fictional Sports news show (also called Sports Night) and the people who His character in ER, David Morgenstern, is responsible for a sage piece of advice that has been handed down throughout the series. In the pilot episode, when Juliana Margulies' character, nurse Carol Hathaway, is brought to the hospital with a drug overdose, Morgenstern tells Dr. Greene (Anthony Edwards) that he needs to "set the tone" to get the unit through the difficulty of treating one of its own. Julianna Luisa Margulies (born June 8, 1966) is an Emmy award -winning American actress known for her role as Nurse Carol Hathaway on the Nurse Carol Hathaway is a fictional character on the popular television show ER who appeared from 1994 to 2000 Dr Mark Greene was a fictional medical doctor from the television series ER. This article is about the American actor For the British academic see A "You set the tone" is repeated several times in the series, once jokingly by Doug Ross (George Clooney) to Greene and at two other key moments. Dr Douglas Ross is a fictional character George Timothy Clooney (born May 6 1961 is an Academy Award - and Golden Globe award-winning American actor director, producer, When Greene, dying from a brain tumor, leaves the ER for the last time, he tells Dr. Carter (Noah Wyle), "You set the tone, Carter. Dr John Truman Carter III, portrayed by Noah Wyle, is a fictional medical doctor from the television series ER. Noah Strausser Speer Wyle (born June 4, 1971; last name ˈwaɪli is an American TV and Film Actor, perhaps best known " It was a moment that represented the passing of the torch. And a few seasons later, in Carter's farewell episode, he passes a drunk and nauseous Dr. Morris (Scott Grimes), a notoriously bumbling character on the show, and tells him, "You set the tone, Morris. Dr Archibald "Archie" Morris is a Fictional character portrayed by Scott Grimes on the Television show ER. Scott Richard Grimes (born July 9 1971) is an American Actor and musician " to which an ailing Morris replies, "What?" Carter, realizing that Morris is, to say the least, not cut out of the mold of Morgenstern and Greene, smiles and tells him, "Never mind. "
In a November 2003 interview with USA Today, Macy stated that he wants to star in a big-budget action movie "for the money, for the security of a franchise like that". USA TODAY is a national American daily Newspaper published by the Gannett Company. Action movies are a Film genre where action sequences such as fights, Shootouts Stunts Car chases or explosions either take precedence A sequel is a work in Literature, Film, or other media that portrays events following those of a previous work He serves as director-in-residence at the Atlantic Theater Company in New York, where he teaches a technique called Practical Aesthetics. The Atlantic Theater Company runs an off-Broadway theater in a converted church in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City Practical Aesthetics is an acting technique originally conceived by David Mamet and William H A book describing the technique, A Practical Handbook for the Actor (ISBN 0-394-74412-8), is dedicated to Macy and Mamet.
In 2007 Macy starred in Wild Hogs, a film about middle-aged men reliving their youthful days by taking to the open road on their Harley-Davidson motorcycles from Cincinnati to the Pacific Coast. Wild Hogs is a 2007 Comedy Film starring Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence and William H Harley-Davidson Motor Company ( formerly HDI is an American manufacturer of Motorcycles based in Milwaukee Wisconsin. A country's Pacific coast is the part of its Coast facing the Pacific Ocean. Macy will appear as David "Boom Boom" Curran, a character loosely based on Donald Trump, in the film Yes Man set to release in 2009. Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American Business magnate, Socialite, Television personality, and He recently completed filming on The Lonely Maiden, a comedy that co-stars Morgan Freeman and Christopher Walken. Morgan Porterfield Freeman Jr (born June 1 1937 is an Academy Award -winning American actor Film director and Narrator. Christopher Walken (born March 31 1943 is an American Film and Theatre Actor.
Since 1997, Macy has been married to Academy Award nominated actress Felicity Huffman. Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. Felicity Huffman (born December 9, 1962) is an Academy Award -nominated American Actress. The couple have two daughters, Sofia Grace (born August 1, 2000) and Georgia Grace (born March 14, 2002). They live in Los Angeles, California, and have had a cabin in Vermont since the 1980s. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West Vermont ( is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar) Macy is a Lutheran. Lutheranism is a major branch of Western Christianity that identifies with the teachings of the sixteenth-century German reformer Martin Luther  He is known for his liberal leanings; he and Huffman appeared at a rally for John Kerry in 2004. } John Forbes Kerry (born December 11 1943 is an American Politician who is currently serving his fourth term as the junior United States Senator  Macy also plays the ukulele and is an avid woodturner, even appearing on the cover of the specialist magazine Fine Woodworking. The ukulele (ˌjʉːkəˈlɛɪli from ʻukulele /ˌʔukuˈlele/ variantly spelled ukelele (particularly in the UK) or alternatively abbreviated uke Woodturning is a form of Woodworking that is used to create wooden objects on a lathe. Taunton Press, based in Newtown Connecticut is a Publisher of magazines such as Fine Woodworking, Fine Homebuilding, Fine Gardening He is a national ambassador for the United Cerebral Palsy Association. 
American post-punk/pop dance band, Head Automatica, perform a song entitled 'I Shot William H. Head Automatica is a Powerpop band formed by Glassjaw frontman Daryl Palumbo. Macy', appearing on their 2004 album, Decadence. Decadence can refer to a personal trait or to the state of a society (or segment of it During their recent 2006 'Lashings of Lucifer' tour amongst many big name bands including Taking Back Sunday and Angels & Airwaves, upon playing this song, crowds replied with cheers and shouts of "hang H. Taking Back Sunday is a band from Amityville New York, Long Island, New York. Angels & Airwaves (also known as "AVA" is an Alternative rock group fronted by former Blink-182 and Box Car Racer guitarist/vocalist Macy" à la The Smiths' 1986 single, 'Panic'. The Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982 This article refers to the song by British band The Smiths. For the song by American band No Doubt, please see Everything in Time. There is also a popular joke from The Colbert Report in which Stephen Colbert combines Macy and his wife's name into "Filliam H. Muffman", as a jab at celebrity couples getting nicknamed by the media. The Colbert Report (/kolˈbɛr rəˈpɔr/&mdashthe t is silent in "Colbert" is a Peabody Award and Emmy Award winning American Stephen Tyrone Colbert ( born May 13 1964 is an American Comedian, satirist, Actor and Writer, known for his ironic style The Colbert Report (/kolˈbɛr rəˈpɔr/&mdashthe t is silent in "Colbert" is a Peabody Award and Emmy Award winning American
The writers and producers of The Simpsons have noted that, if a live-action version of the franchise were ever made, he would be the perfect choice to portray Ned Flanders. Nedward "Ned" Flanders is a recurring character in the animated television series The Simpsons. He made a guest appearance as himself on the Season 17 episode "Homer's Paternity Coot. "Homer's Paternity Coot" higher than the previous episode. "
for Anne Frank: The Whole Story
|Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie|
for Door to Door
for Angels in America
|NAME||Macy, William H. TVcom is a website owned by CNET Networks. The service was launched on June 1 2005 and replaced the popular TV Tome website Sir Ben Kingsley, CBE (born 31 December, 1943) is an English Actor. Anne Frank The Whole Story (also known as Anne Frank) was a Mini-series based on the book Anne Frank The Biography by Melissa Müller The Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie is an award given by the Screen Actors Guild to honor the finest Door to Door was a 2002 TV movie about Bill Porter (played by William H Alfredo James “Al” Pacino (born April 25 1940 is an Academy - BAFTA - Golden Globe - Emmy - & Screen Actors Guild Award-Winning Angels in America is an award-winning 2003 HBO Miniseries adapted from the play of the same name by Tony Kushner.|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Macy, William Hall|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 13, 1950|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Miami, Florida, United States|
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