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William Hickey is a Actor American born on 19 september 1927 at Brooklyn (USA)

William Hickey

William Hickey
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Birth name William Edward Hickey
Nationality USA
Birth 19 september 1927 at Brooklyn (USA)
Death 29 june 1997 (at 69 years) at New York City (USA)

William Edward Hickey (September 19, 1927 – June 29, 1997) was an American actor. He is best known for his Oscar-nominated role as Don Corrado Prizzi in the John Huston 1985 film Prizzi's Honor, as well as Uncle Lewis in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) and the voice of Dr. Finklestein in Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993).


Il est tout spécialement connu pour son rôle de Don Corrado Prizzi dans le film de John Huston, L'Honneur des Prizzi (1985) qui lui valut une nomination aux Oscars 1986, pour son rôle de Ubertino de Casale dans Le Nom de la Rose en 1986 et pour sa voix dans la version américaine du Dr Finklestein dans L'Étrange Noël de monsieur Jack de Tim Burton en 1993.

Best films

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Prizzi's Honor (1985)

Usually with

Elaine May
Elaine May
(2 films)
Charles Band
Charles Band
(3 films)
Renee Taylor
Renee Taylor
(3 films)
Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal
(1 films)
Tim Burton
Tim Burton
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of William Hickey (48 films)

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Puppet Master: Axis of Evil, 1h30
Directed by David DeCoteau
Origin USA
Genres Action, Horror
Themes Jeu, Films about toys, Political films
Actors Erica Shaffer, Tom Sandoval, William Hickey
Roles Andre Toulon (Archive Footage)
Rating43% 2.16412.16412.16412.16412.1641
The film begins at the Bodega Bay Inn, 1939. Danny Coogan (Levi Fiehler) is making wooden chairs for a wedding reception for his Uncle Len (Jerry Hoffman), who owns the Inn. Danny tells his uncle that if it was not for his limp, he would be able to go to war, along with his brother Don (Taylor M. Graham), and tells his Uncle that he's going to help Andre Toulon. Toulon is guest at the inn, whose wife was killed by the Nazis because they wanted a formula, a formula that allows his puppets to come alive. After escaping from Berlin to Geneva, Toulon came to America to hide from the Nazis. As Danny's heading over to Toulon's room, he hears a gunshot and goes to see what happened. Two men dressed in black leaving Toulon's room push Danny aside, and as they leave, he manages to get a glimpse at one of their faces. He enters the room and finds Toulon dead with a gun in his hand. Danny, to whom Toulon showed his puppets, grabs them out of a wall panel and finds that all the puppets are still there, along with unanimated Six Shooter and another puppet, named Ninja.
Puppet Master: The Legacy, 1h13
Directed by Charles Band
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Jeu, Films about toys
Actors Ian Abercrombie, Stephen Blackehart, Gordon Currie, Chandra West, Jack Donner, Michelle Bauer
Roles Elderly Andre Toulon (Archive Footage)
Rating30% 1.534381.534381.534381.534381.53438
The film begins with a rogue agent, Maclain (Kate Orsini), in one of the rooms in the Bodega Bay Inn, reading Toulon's diary, hoping to find some secret to the formula. The diary bursts into flames. As Maclain enters the basement, she finds a man named Eric Weiss (Jacob Witkin) talking to the last Toulon puppets: Blade, Pinhead, Jester, Tunneler, and Six Shooter. Eric explains that he knew Toulon before he died, and that he swore he wouldn't pass it to anyone else. Maclain threatens Eric with a gun. Eric then takes out a tape recorder, and plays a recording that Toulon left him.
Daughters (1998)
, 1h37
Directed by Bill L. Norton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Holly Marie Combs, Roxanne Hart, Sarah Chalke, Andrew Johnston, Jonathan Scarfe, Myriam Sirois
Rating67% 3.3922153.3922153.3922153.3922153.392215
In Spring 1989, Alex (Holly Marie Combs) and Annie Morrell (Sarah Chalke) finish prep school and return home to start college. Their mother, publishing heiress Anne Scripps (Roxanne Hart) welcomes them in her New York mansion. Anne has recently divorced her husband Tony (Ryan Michael) and is still struggling with the divorce. Nonetheless, she is happy with her new boyfriend, much younger Scott Douglas (James Wilder), a volatile-tempered young man whom she marries only months after their first meeting.
MouseHunt (1997)
, 1h38
Directed by Gore Verbinski
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Films about animals, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Mise en scène d'une souris, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Nathan Lane, Lee Evans, Vicki Lewis, Maury Chaykin, Christopher Walken, William Frankfather
Roles Rudolph Smuntz
Rating64% 3.2499353.2499353.2499353.2499353.249935
When once-wealthy string magnate Rudolf Smuntz (William Hickey) dies, he leaves his outdated string factory and a run-down mansion to his two sons, Lars (Lee Evans) and Ernie (Nathan Lane). When Lars refuses a proposal by representatives from the large Zeppco conglomerate to purchase their string factory, his greedy wife April (Vicki Lewis) promptly throws him out. Meanwhile, Ernie serves Mayor McKrinkle (Cliff Emmich) at his restaurant in anticipation of becoming a famous chef for serving such a high-profile guest. However, the mayor is poisoned by a cockroach (which came from Rudolf's old box of Cuban cigars that Ernie took for himself) and suffers two heart attacks. As a result, the mayor dies, Ernie's restaurant is closed down by the Board of Health, and he too is out on the street.
The Maddening, 1h35
Directed by Danny Huston
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Burt Reynolds, Angie Dickinson, Mia Sara, Brian Wimmer, Candace Hutson, Josh Mostel
Roles Daddy
Rating48% 2.4137652.4137652.4137652.4137652.413765
A young couple, Cassie and David Osborne, have an intense argument as he spends too much time on business trips. The next morning, after David goes to work, Cassie takes their five-year-old daughter Samantha to stay with her sister, Joanne, for a few days.
Love Is All There Is, 2h
Directed by Renee Taylor, Joseph Bologna
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Romeo and Juliet, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare
Actors Lainie Kazan, Joseph Bologna, Angelina Jolie, Renee Taylor, Barbara Carrera, Dick Van Patten
Roles Monsignor
Rating51% 2.5554652.5554652.5554652.5554652.555465
Love Is All There Is is a modern retelling of the Romeo and Juliet story. It is set in the Bronx during the 1990s. The Cappamezzas (Lainie Kazan and Joseph Bologna), Bronx-born Sicilians, own a local catering business. They develop a bitter rivalry with the pretentious Malacicis (Paul Sorvino and Barbara Carrera), recent immigrants from Florence and owners of a fine Italian restaurant.
Twisted (1996)
, 1h40
Directed by Seth Michael Donsky
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about children, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Ray Aranha, William Hickey, David Noroña, Anthony Crivello, Jean Loup, Billy Porter
Rating44% 2.2061852.2061852.2061852.2061852.206185
William Hickey stars as Andre, the lecherous brothel owner that trades in young men. Exploiting his young charges through paternalism and drugs, Andre sets his sights on Lee (Keivyn McNeil Graves), a ten-year-old, black, runaway orphan. Through Andre, Lee quickly becomes immersed in New York's sleazy underbelly of drug dealers and street hustlers. The boy's only hope for survival is the aspiring songwriter Angel (David Norona), himself a former hustler and drug dealer. Angel befriends Lee and rescues him from the wiles of Andre's cohort Fine Art (Jean Loup Wolfman), who attempts to profit on Lee's tender age. Eventually, Andre's petty empire is vanquished by Shiniqua (Billy Porter), a powerfully wise and glamorous drag queen whose fiercely maternal spirit is every bit the match for the depraved denizens of the brothel.
Major Payne, 1h37
Directed by Nick Castle
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Military humor in film, Films about education, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Damon Wayans, Michael Ironside, Karyn Parsons, William Hickey, Steven Martini, Orlando Brown
Roles Dr. Phillips
Rating62% 3.1012553.1012553.1012553.1012553.101255
United States Marine Corps Major Benson Winifred Payne (Damon Wayans), a hardened Marine, returns from a successful drug raid in South America, only to find out that he has again been denied his long-hoped-for promotion to the grade of Lieutenant Colonel. Instead, Payne receives an honorable discharge on the grounds that "the wars of the world are no longer fought on the battlefield", and that his killing skills are no longer required by the U.S Marine Corps.
The Jerky Boys, 1h21
Directed by J. Miller Tobin
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors Alan Arkin, Alan North, William Hickey, James Lorinz, Paul Bartel, Vincent Pastore
Roles Don 'Uncle Freddy' Frederico
Rating47% 2.353292.353292.353292.353292.35329
The film opens in a New York police station as a pair of "low-lifes from Queens" named Johnny B. (John G. Brennan) and Kamal (Kamal Ahmed) are taken into police custody and interrogated by an NYPD detective named Robert Worzic (Brad Sullivan). Worzic demands to know exactly how the pair got into their situation, so Johnny explains that for the past twenty years, he and Kamal frequently entertained themselves by performing prank calls on the telephone. He brings up an early call where he got his neighbor Brett Weir, the local goody-two-shoes kid, in trouble with his mother by impersonating an angry citizen and claiming that Brett has been spitting and cursing.
Forget Paris, 1h41
Directed by Billy Crystal
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Sports films, Basketball films
Actors Billy Crystal, Debra Winger, Joe Mantegna, Julie Kavner, Cynthia Stevenson, Richard Masur
Roles Arthur
Rating64% 3.2479853.2479853.2479853.2479853.247985
At a restaurant in New York City, Andy (Joe Mantegna) prepares to introduce his friends to his fiancée, Liz (Cynthia Stevenson). As the couple waits for the rest of the party to arrive, Andy begins telling Liz the strange story of how his friends Mickey (Billy Crystal) and Ellen (Debra Winger) came to know each other and fall in love. As each of Andy's friends arrive, more of the story is unfolded to Liz.
The Nightmare Before Christmas, 1h16
Directed by Tim Burton, Henry Selick
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Horror, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Christmas films, Musical films, Children's films, Santa Claus in film
Actors Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Patrick Stewart, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix
Roles Dr. Finkelstein (voice)
Rating78% 3.9492353.9492353.9492353.9492353.949235
The story starts in a forest called Holiday Woods with seven trees containing doors leading to towns representing various holidays: Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Halloween and the Fourth of July. Halloween Town is a fantasy world filled with citizens such as deformed monsters, ghosts, ghouls, goblins, vampires, werewolves and witches. Jack Skellington, a skeleton known as The Pumpkin King, leads them in organizing the annual Halloween holiday. However, in a monologue, Jack reveals he has grown weary of the same routine year after year, and wants something more. Wandering dejectedly in the woods, he stumbles across the seven holiday doors and accidentally opens a portal to Christmas Town, whose residents are charged with organizing the annual Christmas holiday. Impressed by the bright and cheery feeling and style of Christmas, Jack presents his findings and his understanding of Christmas, to the Halloween Town residents. However, they fail to grasp his meaning and compare everything to their ideas of Halloween, although there is one Christmas character they can relate to: the fearsome lobster-like king of Christmas Town who flies at night, named "Sandy Claws". Meanwhile, Jack who barely understands Christmas himself, obsessively tries to study the holiday but fails to grasp any further meaning of it. He ultimately decides that since he cannot understand it, he should improve it, and announces that the citizens of Halloween Town will take over Christmas this year.
The Runestone, 1h40
Directed by Willard Carroll
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Horror
Themes Seafaring films, Films based on mythology, Transport films, Films set in the Viking Age, Films based on Norse mythology
Actors Peter Riegert, William Hickey, Joan Severance, Alexandre Godounov, Chris Young, Lawrence Tierney
Roles Lars Hagstrom
Rating48% 2.4110052.4110052.4110052.4110052.411005
Deep in a coal mine in Pennsylvania, a strange stone is found with Norse runes. The stone is transported to NYC, where some archeologists investigate the mystery. Death and destruction follow, as one of the archeologists becomes possessed, and begins killing everyone around him. Sam Stewart and wife Marla (Joan Severance) find it has some connection to their friend Martin. A young boy named Jacob (Chris Young) is haunted by terrifying nightmares of what is to come, and his grandfather (William Hickey) explains these dreams through stories from Norse legend, which says that the only one who can destroy Fenrir is Týr, the Norse god of single combat, victory and heroic glory, who is prophesied to return to fight the creature. In the nick of time, the mystical Clockmaker (Alexander Godunov), who actually is Týr, one-handed Norse God of combat, begins fighting Fenrir. The film cast includes Peter Riegert as a Pez popping, cussing policeman, and features a cameo by composer David Newman as a police officer named Strange.
Tales from the Darkside: The Movie, 1h33
Directed by John Harrison
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about cats, Comedy horror films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Debbie Harry, Christian Slater, Matthew Lawrence, David Johansen, Steve Buscemi, William Hickey
Roles Drogan (segment "Cat From Hell")
Rating61% 3.0991853.0991853.0991853.0991853.099185
The movie opens with Betty, an affluent suburban housewife and modern-day witch (Deborah Harry), planning a dinner party. The main dish is to be Timmy (Matthew Lawrence), a young boy whom she has captured and chained up in her pantry. To stall her from stuffing and roasting him, the boy tells her three horror stories from a book she gave him, titled Tales from the Darkside.
My Blue Heaven, 1h37
Directed by Herbert Ross
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Steve Martin, Rick Moranis, Joan Cusack, Carol Kane, Bill Irwin, Melanie Mayron
Roles Billy Sparrow / Johnny Bird
Rating61% 3.0994653.0994653.0994653.0994653.099465
Vincent "Vinnie" Antonelli (Steve Martin) is a former mobster recently inducted into the Witness Protection Program with his wife, Linda. The two are under the watchful eye of Barney Coopersmith (Rick Moranis). Vinnie and Barney soon find common ground when both of their wives leave them due to their lifestyles. When he succeeds in getting Vinnie to a suburb in California and a private house, Barney has one more problem: he must make sure the jovial and sometimes mischievous Vinnie conforms to Witness Protection protocol until he is sent to Federal Court to testify against mob kingpins. Doing this is not as simple as it appears to be.