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William Atherton is a Actor and Co-Producer American born on 30 july 1947 at Orange (USA)

William Atherton

William Atherton
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Birth name William Atherton Knight II
Nationality USA
Birth 30 july 1947 (76 years) at Orange (USA)

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


Outre sa carrière au cinéma, William Atherton a également eu plusieurs rôles à la télévision, en jouant notamment dans des séries telles que La Cinquième Dimension, Arabesque, Equalizer, New York, police judiciaire (Law & Order), Life et Monk.

Il double également le personnage de Walter Peck, qu'il a interprété dans SOS Fantômes, dans le jeu vidéo du même nom, développé par Atari et sorti en 2009 sur toutes les consoles de l'époque.

Best films

The Hindenburg (1975)

Usually with

Tim Heidecker
Tim Heidecker
(1 films)
Eric Wareheim
Eric Wareheim
(1 films)
Ed Lauter
Ed Lauter
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of William Atherton (44 films)

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Clinical (2017)
, 1h44
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Vinessa Shaw, Kevin Rahm, Aaron Stanford, William Atherton, India Eisley, Nestor Serrano
Roles Terry Drummond
Rating51% 2.555082.555082.555082.555082.55508
Jane Mathis (Vinessa Shaw), médecin-psychiatre, est violemment agressée lors d'une de ses gardes nocturnes par une jeune patiente victime de viol, qui tente de se suicider juste après.
Jinn (2014)
, 1h37
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Themes Transport films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Ray Park, Serinda Swan, Dominic Rains, Faran Tahir, William Atherton
Roles Father Westhoff
Rating41% 2.0530452.0530452.0530452.0530452.053045
The film has been said to "introduce the accurate mythological concept of the jinn to Western audiences".
The Citizen
Origin USA
Actors Khaled El nabawy, Agnes Bruckner, Rizwan Manji, William Atherton, Cary Elwes
Rating67% 3.3976953.3976953.3976953.3976953.397695
The Citizen integrates many true stories of the difficulties and triumphs that Arab-Americans face in American History. The story follows an Arab immigrant who wins the American green card lottery and arrives in New York City on September 10, 2001 (the day before the September 11th terrorist attacks). The events of 9/11 change the struggles he faces on his way to live out the American Dream.
Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie, 1h33
Directed by Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Zach Galifianakis, Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Jeff Goldblum, Frank Slaten, Erica Durance
Roles Earle Swinter
Rating53% 2.6522752.6522752.6522752.6522752.652275
Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim are two filmmakers who are given a record-setting $1 billion budget to make a movie. The funds are provided by Tommy Schlaaang and the Schlaaang Corporation. The two waste all of their money on the making of Bonjour, Diamond Jim, a three-minute film (based on a poem by "personal shopper and spiritual guru" Jim Joe Kelly (Zach Galifianakis) who they paid $500,000 a week), plus expensive makeovers, 10-course lunches, real diamonds for Diamond Jim's suit, and a Johnny Depp impersonator. Because of this, the two leave Los Angeles in fear that they will go to prison or be hunted down by the Schlaaang Corp.
Aces 'N' Eights, 1h28
Directed by Craig R. Baxley
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Actors Casper Van Dien, Bruce Boxleitner, Ernest Borgnine, Jeff Kober, Jack Noseworthy, William Atherton
Roles Howard
Rating54% 2.7167252.7167252.7167252.7167252.716725
Already taking a gamble settling in the uncharted west, the peaceful settlers of a town destined for railroad greatness suddenly find themselves being ruthlessly gunned down. With no law and order to be found, justice falls onto the shoulders of an elderly rancher (played by Ernest Borgnine) and an accomplished, but retired, gunslinger (played by Casper Van Dien).
The Girl Next Door, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about children, Films about families, Rape in fiction, Films about child abuse
Actors Blanche Baker, Daniel Manche, Blythe Auffarth, Madeline Taylor, Graham Patrick Martin, Austin Williams
Roles Adult David Moran
Rating65% 3.251343.251343.251343.251343.25134
In 2007, David Moran (William Atherton), a Wall Street player, witnesses a hit and run by a car. That evening, he reflects on his past in 1958, when he meets two adolescent girls, Meg (Blythe Auffarth) and Susan Loughlin (Madeline Taylor) who, upon losing their parents in a car accident, are sent to live with their Aunt Ruth Chandler (Blanche Baker), a sadistic psychopath/secret Satanist, and their three cousins, Willie, Ralphie, and Donny (Graham Patrick Martin, Austin Williams and Benjamin Ross Kaplan).
Kush (2007)

Directed by York Alec Shackleton York Shackleton
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Mike Erwin, Marnette Patterson, Matthew Carey, William Atherton, James DeBello, Lin Shaye
Roles King
Rating36% 1.8489851.8489851.8489851.8489851.848985
A group of young drug dealers lose $30,000 to an addict and plot revenge by scheming to kidnap the addict's teenage brother.
Headspace (2005)
, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Actors Olivia Hussey, William Atherton, Sean Young, Mark Margolis, Christopher Denham, Larry Fessenden
Roles Dr. Ira Gold
Rating46% 2.3113952.3113952.3113952.3113952.311395
A young genius becomes obsessed with beating a chess wizard. He has a mind which uses far more of his frontal lobes than any normal person which means he can memorise a book in seconds. It also causes him to have fits which endanger his life. It is something to do with his mother who had a similar genius which turned her mad and forced her husband to kill her to save himself and their two sons. Psychiatric treatment does not seem to be working for him and meanwhile a monster is killing the people he knows. Although it is not revealed till near the end, you will quickly guess that the chess genius is his long lost brother.
Into the Sun, 1h37
Directed by Christopher Morrison
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Adventure, Martial arts
Themes Mafia films, Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Yakuza films, Gangster films
Actors Matt Davis, Takao Ōsawa, William Atherton, Juliette Marquis, Ken Lo, Steven Seagal
Roles Agent Block
Rating43% 2.1538652.1538652.1538652.1538652.153865
The assassination of Tokyo governor Takayama (Mac Yasuda) causes a stir of public outrage in Tokyo, Japan. Upon hearing the news of the incident, the FBI asks the CIA's Tokyo office to investigate the killing, believing it to be linked to the Yakuza, a dangerous Japanese mafia. Retired CIA agent Travis Hunter (Steven Seagal) and rookie FBI agent Sean Mac (Matthew Davis) are assigned to work on the case and to track down the perpetrators. The Japanese branch of the CIA starts sniffing around under the auspices of Homeland Security. During work, Mac proves to be more of a distraction, not really knowledgeable about procedures or Japanese customs. Hunter was raised in Japan, and has a strong understanding of the Yakuza and their mysterious, eccentric, and sinister ways.
Who's Your Daddy?, 1h45
Directed by Andy Fickman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Kadeem Hardison, Christine Lakin, Marnette Patterson, Robert Ri'chard, Lin Shaye, Charlie Talbert
Roles Duncan Mack
Rating47% 2.354622.354622.354622.354622.35462
Chris Hughes (Davis), an adopted and geeky Ohio high school senior, discovers that his recently deceased birth parents are the proprietors of a vast pornography empire and he is the inherited heir. Dropped into a bitter power struggle, his new flock of beautiful co-workers come to his aid.
The Last Samurai, 2h34
Directed by Edward Zwick
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Samurai films
Actors Tom Cruise, Timothy Spall, Ken Watanabe, Chad Lindberg, Tony Goldwyn, Hiroyuki Sanada
Roles Winchester Rep
Rating77% 3.898583.898583.898583.898583.89858
In 1876, U.S. Army captain Civil War veteran Nathan Algren is traumatized by his participation in atrocities during the Indian Wars, and has become an embittered alcoholic. Algren is approached by his former commanding officer, Colonel Bagley, on behalf of Japanese businessman Omura, who wishes to hire distinguished U.S. soldiers to train the Imperial Japanese Army to suppress a samurai rebellion, led by Katsumoto Moritsugu. In exchange, Japan would ratify a lucrative trade agreement that would grant the U.S. exclusive rights to supply arms to the Japanese government. Although Algren despises Bagley for having ordered atrocities during the Indian wars, he accepts the job for the money and sails to Japan. Most of the soldiers being trained are little more than inexperienced peasants and farmers.The training is interrupted when the samurai rebels attack a railroad owned by Omura; Bagley orders the regiment to mobilize, overruling Algren's objection that the soldiers are not ready. Algren is proved correct: during a battle in a foggy forest in Yoshino Province, the undisciplined and intimidated soldiers panic and are quickly routed by the samurai horsemen. Algren kills several samurai with his revolver and saber but is eventually knocked from his horse. Algren desperately fights using a spear tipped flagstaff with a flag of a white tiger until he collapses from complete exhaustion. As he is about to be vanquished, he kills his would-be executioner with the staff's spear tip. His ferocity and refusal to surrender, as well as the image of the white tiger on the flag he is fighting with, reminds Katsumoto of a recurring dream. As a result, Algren is spared and taken captive to the rebels' village in the mountains.
Race to Space, 1h44
Directed by Sean McNamara
Genres Drama
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Comedy science fiction films, L'enfance marginalisée, Children's films, Films about school violence
Actors James Woods, Annabeth Gish, Alex D. Linz, Wesley Mann, William Atherton, Mark Moses
Roles Ralph Stanton
Rating54% 2.7097252.7097252.7097252.7097252.709725
The film takes place during the 1960s space race between the United States and the Soviet Union.
Bread and Roses, 1h50
Directed by Ken Loach
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about immigration, Films about the labor movement, La précarité, Political films
Actors Adrien Brody, Elpidia Carrillo, Pilar Padilla, Jack McGee, Lillian Hurst, George Lopez
Roles Party Guest (uncredited)
Rating69% 3.492623.492623.492623.492623.49262
Le cœur gros, Maya a laissé sa mère a Cuernavaca pour émigrer aux États-Unis. Après bien des péripéties, elle arrive à Los Angeles où vit depuis longtemps sa sœur ainée Rosa. Énergique et décidée, Maya décroche un premier job de serveuse dans un bar de nuit puis obtient de Rosa, employée dans une entreprise de nettoyage, qu'elle la présente à son directeur, Perez. Devenue femme de ménage, Maya se retrouve au milieu d'une armée d'employées de toutes les nationalités, qui travaillent dans des conditions inacceptables. Maya refuse de se soumettre.