|Birthplace:||Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA|
|Birthdate:||June 7, 1955|
|Films appeared in:||Stone Cold|
Out for Justice
Ambushed (1998 film)
Hawaii Five-0 (2010 series)
|Role:||Ice (Stone Cold)|
Richie Madano (Out for Justice)
Ernest Paxton (The Rock)
Randall Shaye (Firestorm)
Mike Organski (Ambushed)
Silas Jansen (Final Approach-2007)
Frank Parks (88 Minutes)
Captain Chris Sutter (CSI: Miami)
Harry Brown (Hawaii Five-O)
William Forsythe is an American character actor with many credits to his name. He has appeared in four Die Hard Scenario films; He appeared in a supporting heroic role in 1996's The Rock as FBI Special Agent in Charge Ernest Paxton and in villainous roles for 1998's Firestorm as ruthless criminal mastermind Randall Shaye and 2007's Final Approach as supporting villain Silas Jansen. He also played supporting officer of the law, Frank Parks, in 2008's 88 Minutes.
He is frequently cast in "tough guy" roles such as criminals or law enforcement officers. He has appeared in many films such as the deformed mobster Flattop in Dick Tracy, starring Warren Beatty, and as crime racket leaders such as Richie Madano in the 1991 Steven Seagal film, Out for Justice. He also portrayed organized crime figure Sammy "The Bull" Gravano in the HBO telefilm Gotti and played Ronnie in Rob Zombie's 2007 remake of Halloween (with Danny Trejo). He portrayed serial killer John Wayne Gacy in the recent thriller Dear Mr. Gacy.
He played Al Capone on the TV series "The Untouchables". In addition, Forsythe has guest-starred on numerous television shows, including "Tales of the Gold Monkey", "FAME", "Hill Street Blues", "Cybill", "Shark" (with James Woods) and "Las Vegas". He also appeared as the lead singer of the fictional punk rock band "Pain" in an episode of "CHiPs". He also starred in the "Masters of Horror" episode, We All Scream for Ice Cream. On March 1, 2010 he guest starred on a Rob Zombie-directed episode of "CSI: Miami" titled "L.A.". He played one of the main characters "Digger" in the series "John Doe". He played Manny Horvitz, a Philadelphia mobster, in the second and third seasons of "Boardwalk Empire", Constantine Alexander on the FOX drama series "The Mob Doctor", and Steve Rigsby in "The Mentalist" (with Xander Berkeley).