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William Forsythe stars in "The Mob Doctor" on FOX as Constantine Alexander. Forsythe also recently recurred as Manny Horvitz in HBO's critically acclaimed drama series "Boardwalk Empire."

Born in Brooklyn, New York, William Forsythe began acting at the age of 10 appearing in school and community theater productions. By age 17, he was acting professionally, appearing in over 40 plays in various dinner theaters, touring companies, stock and repertory, where he developed his craft before moving to
William Forsythe in "The Mob Doctor"
William Forsythe The Mob Doctor
Los Angles to pursue a movie career. He has a superb talent for playing some truly unlikable and downright nasty characters that dominate the films in which he appears! If you're cast as the "hero" against his "villain," then you have your work cut out for you as his raw energy and menace on screen is second to none.

After a few supporting roles and guest appearances in high-rated TV shows including "CHiPs" (1977), "Hill Street Blues" (1981) and "T.J. Hooker" (1982), Forsythe's breakthrough part was that of Cockeye, a sweet faced, but ruthless gangster in Sergio Leone's masterpiece "Once Upon a Time in America," starring Robert De Niro.

Moving easily from comedy to drama, Forsythe has appeared in over 75 feature films working with such notable directors as John Frankenheimer ("Dead Bang"), Walter Hill ("Extreme Prejudice"), Paul Schrader ("Patty Hearst"), Michael Bay ("The Rock"), Warren Beatty ("Dick Tracy") and Edward James Olmos ("American Me"). Forsythe played a bumbling jail escapee in a hilarious performance alongside John Goodman in the knockout "Raising Arizona" (1987) and a renegade soldier in "Extreme Prejudice" (1987). The energetic Forsythe portrayed comic book villain "Flattop" in "Dick Tracy" (1990), was foolish enough to tangle with vengeful cop Steven Seagal in the hyper-violent "Out for Justice" (1991) and locked horns with ex-NFL linebacker Brian Bosworth in the biker action film "Stone Cold" (1991).

Forsythe's other film credits include "Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead" with Andy Garcia, "The Lightship" with Robert Duvall, "Virtuosity" opposite Denzel Washington, "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo" opposite Rob Schneider, "Weeds" with Nick Nolte and "City by the Sea," again opposite De Niro. In 2005 Forsythe appeared with critical acclaim as Sheriff Jack Wydell in Rob Zombie's "The Devil's Rejects." Forstyhe was more recently seen in "Freedomland," "88 Minutes," and the reboot of the classic horror film "Halloween" in 2007.

Forsythe was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for his portrayal as Bloss in the memorable and moving "The Waterdance," the winner of the Audience Choice Award at the Sundance Film Festival in 1992, which also starred Eric Stoltz and Wesley Snipes.

On television, Forsythe starred as Al Capone in the television series revival of "The Untouchables." His other television credits include starring opposite Emilio Estevez in Gene Quintano's tribute to Sergio Leone and the spaghetti western "A Dollar for the Dead," as well as an unforgettable performance as Sammy the Bull in HBO's "Gotti," with Armand Assante and Anthony Quinn. Recent guest appearances include "The Mentalist," "CSI: Miami," "Las Vegas" and "Entourage."

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Age: 61 years old
Birthday: June 7, 1955
Height: 6' 0"
Nickname: Bill
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY

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