William Forsythe was born on the 8th June 1955, in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City USA, and is an actor best known to the world for portraying gangsters and tough guys in action and horror films, such as “The Rock” (1996), “The Devil’s Rejects” (2005), and “Dear Mr. Gacy” (2010), among many other appearances. William’s career started in the late ‘70s.
Have you ever wondered how rich William Forsythe is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Forsythe’s net worth is as high as $8 million, an amount earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry as an actor, during which he has appeared in more than 140 film and TV titles.
William Forsythe Net Worth $8 Million
William was introduced to the performing arts at a young age; when he was 10 years old, his school teacher forced him to appear in the stage production of the play “Julie Caesar” as the titular character, however, once he was praised, William continued to nurture his skills and in the next seven years he made more than 40 appearances in dinner theaters and touring companies. Once he finished high school, William enrolled at the Beverly Hills Playhouse where he studied acting, and at the same time auditioned for his first screen roles.
William’s debut came in 1978 as he had a minor role in the drama “Long Shot”. Three years later he appeared in the drama “King of the Mountain”, and in “The Miracle of Kathy Miller”, starring Helen Hunt, Sharon Gless and Frank Converse. His first notable appearance was in the Golden Globe Award- nominated crime drama “Once Upon a Time in America” (1984), with Robert De Niro, James Woods and Elizabeth McGovern as the stars. Three years later, his career took a step forward when he appeared next to Nicolas Cage and Holly Hunter in the comedy “Raising Arizona”, for which he received positive critiques. After that performance, William played Burt the Booster, one of his favorite roles, in the drama “Weeds” (1987), directed by John D. Hancock, and then in 1988 had a lead role in the biopic “Patty Hearst”, next to Natasha Richardson and Ving Rhames. The start of the next decade brought William one of his most prominent roles, which would shape his latter career, as he would soon enough became a character actor, known for playing the villain. In the Craig R. Baxley’s action film “Stone Cold” (1991), William portrayed Ice, and the same year he was matched with Steven Seagal on screen in the action film “Out for Justice”, playing the lead mobster Richie Madano. In 1992 he portrayed Detective Mike Stoller in the mystery drama “A Kiss to Die For”, with Tim Matheson and Mimi Rogers, then in 1993 he was selected for the role of infamous mobster Al Capone in the TV series “The Untouchables” (1993-1994). He continued in the roles of criminals, including Franchise in the film “Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead” (1995), then the lead role in the “Palookaville” (1995), and as the infamous underboss of the Gambino crime family Sammy Gravano in the biopic about John Gotti – “Gotti” (1996) – directed by Robert Harmon, and starring Armand Assante and Anthony Quinn.
Having earned a name for himself, William appeared in several more films during the ‘90s, all of which increased his net worth to a large degree including “Soundman” (1998), “Hell’s Kitchen” (1998), “Row Your Boat” (1999), and “Four Days” (1999), among many others.
William continued in the same rhythm at the start of new millennium, adding film titles to his already lengthy portfolio. He played Spyder in the crime drama “City by the Sea”, next to Robert de Niro, James Franco and Frances McDormand, while in 2005 he was Sheriff Wydell in the horror “The Devil’s Rejects”, and the next year featured in the mystery drama “Freedomland”, with Julianne Moore and Samuel L. Jackson.
Although rarely cast as the lead protagonist, William’s influence on the film was never left out, as his character breathed life into every film in which he appeared; nothing changed for William, as he played villains and tough guys all through the ‘00s, portraying Ronnie White in the horror “Halloween” (2007), then Professor Uberoth in the horror “iMurders” (2008), and starring in the drama “Happy in the Valley” (2009), directed by Lee Madsen. From 2011 to 2012 he portrayed ruthless killer Manny Horvitz in the TV crime drama series “Boardwalk Empire”, and from 2012 to 2013 played Constantine Alexander in the TV series “The Mob Doctor”.
In recent years, William has continued with film roles, appearing in such creations as “The Bronx Bull”, portraying legendary American boxer Jake LaMotta, and will feature in films “The Witching Hour” and “A Christmas Cop” in 2017.
Regarding his personal life, William was married to Melody Munyon, with whom he has three children, including actress Rebecca Forsythe.
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