William H. Macy
("Gigot" / Writer / Producer)
William H. Macy starred in and co-wrote the Emmy-winning A JOHNSON & JOHNSON SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATIONSM and TNT Original film Door to Door. Macy garnered Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Television Movie and Outstanding Writing for a Television Movie with Steven Schachter. Macy and Schachter will next team up on a project for Showtime tentatively titled The Accountant and the Stripper.
Macy's television credits include Emmy-nominated performances in recurring roles on ER and on Aaron Sorkin's Sports Night. Most recently, Macy was seen in a regular guest role in the Showtime original series Out of Order. His telefilm credits include Reversible Errors, A Murderous Affair, Heart of Justice, Standoff at Marion, The Writing on the Wall, The Water Engine, Texan and the miniseries The Murder of Mary Phagan and The Awakening Land. For TNT, he appeared in the miniseries Andersonville and starred in the telefilm A Slight Case of Murder, for which he received another Emmy nomination. Macy and his writing partner, Steven Schachter, wrote the film. With Schachter, Macy has also written several television scripts, including an episode of thirtysomething and the telefilms Above Suspicion and The Con, in which he also starred.
Macy can next be seen in the feature films Cellular and Sahara and will soon begin production on Conquistadora. Macy's other film credits include his Golden Globe-nominated performance in Seabiscuit, The Cooler, Spartan, Magnolia, Pleasantville, Happy Texas, State and Main, Jurassic Park 3, Focus, Welcome to Collinwood, Psycho, A Civil Action, Boogie Nights, Wag the Dog, Air Force One, an Oscar®-nominated performance in Fargo, Ghosts of Mississippi, Mr. Holland's Opus, The Client, Shadows and Fog, Murder in the First, Searching for Bobby Fischer, Radio Days and Panic. Macy originated roles for several of David Mamet's original theater productions, including American Buffalo and The Water Engine, soon establishing his feature-film presence with writer/director Mamet. He continued with Mamet in Oleanna, Homicide, Things Change, House of Games and Wag the Dog.
His other theater credits include Baby With the Bathwater, The Dining Room (later filmed for PBS' Great Performances), Life During Wartime, Mr. Gogol and Mr. Preen and Bodies, Rest and Motion. Macy's extensive directing resume includes The Joy of Going Somewhere Definite at the Atlantic Theater Company in New York, Boy's Life at Lincoln Center, the Los Angeles production of Oleanna at the Tiffany theater and Lip Service, an HBO film which won an CableACE for best Theatrical Production.
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