Bill Pullman Biography |
  • Bill Pullman Biography

    Born: December 17, 1953 in Hornell, New York, United States

    BILL PULLMAN is widely known for his iconic film roles, which include credits in David Lynch’s noir-horror film Lost Highway, Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day, and the skeptical brother, Jack Callaghan, in While You Were Sleeping.  More recently, Pullman starred in NBC’s family comedy, “1600 Penn”, as President Dale Gilchrist.
    His more recent feature film roles include co-starring in May in the Summer, which debuted at this year’s past Sundance Film Festival.  He also is the subject of the documentary The Fruit Hunters, directed by Yung Chang.

    Pullman’s theater work includes “The Jacksonian” from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Beth Henley (“Crimes of the Heart”), the Broadway revival of David Mamet’s “Oleanna,” opposite Julia Stiles, the Broadway premiere of Edward Albee’s “The Goat,” where he earned a Drama Desk nomination, and the New York premiere of Albee’s “Peter & Jerry,” which earned him another Drama Desk nomination for his performance.   This fall, Pullman will be starring in the David Rabe play “Sticks and Bones” produced by The New Group.

    Last fall, Pullman recreated his original role in “The Jacksonian” for the play’s New York premiere. Directed by Tony Award winner Robert Falls, this production featured the original cast of Ed Harris, Glenne Headly and Amy Madigan as well as Pullman. “The Jacksonian” was first produced at the Geffen Playhouse in 2012.

    Other noteworthy credits include Pullman directing and producing the TNT movie “The Virginian,” which won the Wrangler Award for Best Picture in 2000.  He also starred in the miniseries “Torchwood” as well as HBO’s “Too Big To Fail” for director Curtis Hanson.

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