A small-town guy with a big heart, William Fichtner has been captivating the hearts of Western New Yorkers for decades. Bill was born in 1956 on Long Island, New York, to Patricia A. (Steitz) and William E. Fichtner. He is of German, Irish, and English descent. Fichtner was raised in Cheektowaga, and graduated from Maryvale High School in 1974. His first roles were in soap operas such as Così gira il mondo (1956) and sitcoms like Une maman formidable (1993). He has also been in films such as Armageddon - Giudizio finale (1998), Empire Falls - Le cascate del cuore (2005), as The Marriage Counselor, uncredited, in Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), and in Il cavaliere oscuro (2008). A fan of the Buffalo Sabres, Bill always stays true to his roots. He is married to actress Kymberly Kalil.