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William Atherton (born July 30, 1947), born William Atherton Knight II, is an American film, stage and television actor.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

William Atherton (born July 30, 1947), born William Atherton Knight II, is an American film, stage and television actor.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 73

Birthday 1947-07-30

Place of Birth Orange - Connecticut - USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • William Atherton Knight

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2020 Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters as Himself
2017 Clinical as Terry Drummond
2016 Ghostheads as Himself
2014 Jinn as Father Westhoff
2012 Jersey Shore Shark Attack as Dolan
2012 Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie as Earle Swinter
2010 The Kane Files: Life of Trial as Daniel Morgan
2009 Castle (1 episode) as Ari Weiss
2008 Ghouls as Stefan
2008 Black Crescent Moon as Jo Dexton
2008 Aces 'N' Eights as Howard
2007 Life (2 episodes)
2007 The Girl Next Door as Adult David Moran
2007 Kush as King
2007 Towards Darkness as John
2006 Numb3rs (1 episode)
2005 Into the Sun as Agent Block
2005 Gone but Not Forgotten as Sen. Ray Colby
2005 Headspace as Dr. Ira Gold
2004 Boston Legal (1 episode)
2004 Desperate Housewives (4 episodes)
2004 Lost (1 episode)
2004 Who's Your Daddy? as Duncan Mack
2003 The Last Samurai as Winchester Rep
2002 Monk (1 episode)
2001 Race to Space as Ralph Stanton
2001 Night Visions (1 episode)
2001 Burning Down the House as Arthur Kranston
2000 The Crow: Salvation as Nathan Randall
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1 episode) as Ned Bogden
1999 Introducing Dorothy Dandridge as Darryl Zanuck
1998 The Crow: Stairway to Heaven (1 episode) as Nathan Randall
1997 Mad City as Dohlen
1997 Michael Kael contre la World News Company
1997 Executive Power as President Fields
1997 Hoodlum as Thomas E. Dewey
1997 Stargate SG-1 (1 episode) as Emissary Varta
1997 The Practice (3 episodes)
1996 Raven Hawk as Philip Thorne
1996 Nash Bridges (1 episode)
1996 Bio-Dome as Dr. Noah Faulkner
1995 Broken trust
1995 Frank & Jesse as Allan Pinkerton
1993 The Pelican Brief as Bob Gminski
1992 Chrome Soldiers as Sheriff Blackwell
1992 Diagnosis Murder: Diagnosis of Murder as Eric Walker
1991 Oscar as Overton
1990 Grim Prairie Tales as Arthur
1990 Law & Order (2 episodes)
1990 Die Hard 2 as Richard Thornburg
1990 Buried Alive as Cortland 'Cort' van Owen
1990 Max Monroe: Loose Cannon (1 episode)
1989 Tales from the Crypt (1 episode)
1988 Intrigue as Doggett
1988 Die Hard as Richard Thornburg
1987 The Equalizer - The Movie: Blood & Wine as Martin 'Alpha' Loeber
1986 No Mercy as Allan Deveneux
1986 A Fight for Jenny as Michael Rosen
1985 The Twilight Zone (2 episodes) as Brian Wolfe
1985 The Equalizer (3 episodes)
1985 Real Genius as Prof. Jerry Hathaway
1984 Murder, She Wrote (2 episodes)
1984 Ghostbusters as Walter Peck
1983 Malibu as Stan Harvey
1981 The House of Mirth as Lawrence Selden
1978 Centennial (12 episodes) as Jim Lloyd
1977 Looking for Mr. Goodbar as James
1976 Independence as Benjamin Rush
1975 The Hindenburg as Boerth
1975 The Day of the Locust as Tod Hackett
1974 The Sugarland Express as Clovis Michael Poplin
1973 Class of '44 as Fraternity President
1972 The New Centurions as Johnson

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