William H. Macy

William-H-Macy.jpg

William H. Macy

William H. Macy

William H. Macy

Date of Birth

Birthday: March 13
Birthplace: Miami, FL

William H. Macy is an American actor.

After graduating from Goddard College in Vermont in 1972, Macy spent time in Los Angeles, before moving to New York City in 1980, where he had roles in over 50 off-Broadway and Broadway plays.

He also had a minor role as a hospital orderly on the sitcom Kate & Allie in the fourth-season episode "General Hospital," and played an assistant district attorney in "Everybody's Favorite Bagman," the first produced episode of Law & Order.

William H. Macy is an American actor.

After graduating from Goddard College in Vermont in 1972, Macy spent time in Los Angeles, before moving to New York City in 1980, where he had roles in over 50 off-Broadway and Broadway plays.

He also had a minor role as a hospital orderly on the sitcom Kate & Allie in the fourth-season episode "General Hospital," and played an assistant district attorney in "Everybody's Favorite Bagman," the first produced episode of Law & Order.

Macy's leading role in the 1996 film Fargo helped boost his career and recognizability. Other film roles include Benny & Joon, Above Suspicion, Mr. Holland's Opus, Ghosts of Mississippi, Air Force One, Boogie Nights, Pleasantville, Gus Van Sant's remake of Psycho, Happy, Texas, Mystery Men, Magnolia, Jurassic Park III, Focus, Panic, Welcome to Collinwood, Seabiscuit, The Cooler, and Sahara.

Macy has won two Emmy Awards and four Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as being nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in Fargo.

Since 2011, he has played Frank Gallagher, a main character in the Showtime adaptation of the British television series Shameless.

Show more

Awards & Nominations

14 Nominations | 2 Emmys
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series - 2018
  • Nominee
  • William H. Macy, as Frank Gallagher
  • Shameless
  • Showtime
  • John Wells Productions, Bonanza Productions, Inc., Warner Bros. Television
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - 2017
  • Nominee
  • William H. Macy, as Frank Gallagher
  • Shameless
  • Showtime
  • John Wells Productions and Warner Bros. Television
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series - 2016
  • Nominee
  • William H. Macy, as Frank Gallagher
  • Shameless
  • Showtime
  • Showtime Presents, John Wells Productions, Warner Bros. Television
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series - 2015
  • Nominee
  • William H. Macy, as Frank Gallagher
  • Shameless
  • Showtime
  • Showtime Presents, John Wells Productions, Warner Bros. Television
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series - 2014
  • Nominee
  • William H. Macy, as Frank Gallagher
  • Shameless
  • Showtime
  • Showtime Presents, John Wells Productions, Warner Bros. Television
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie - 2007
Outstanding Made For Television Movie - 2005
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series - 2000
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series - 1997
  • Nominee
  • William H. Macy, as Dr. Morgenstern
  • ER
  • NBC
  • Constant c Productions, Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Television
Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy
Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy
2017 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
2017 Performers Nominee Reception
William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman on the red carpet at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman on the red carpet at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, and RuPaul on the red carpet at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
William H. Macy
William H. Macy
Fill 1
Fill 1
Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy
Camera

Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy on the red carpet at the 70th Emmy Awards.

Invision/AP
Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy
Camera

Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy on the red carpet at the 70th Emmy Awards. 

Invision/AP
2017 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Camera

Emmy Rossum and William H. Macy attend the 24th Television Academy Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

Invision/AP
2017 Performers Nominee Reception
Camera

Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy arrive at the 2017 Performers Nominee Reception, presented by the Television Academy at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in Beverly Hills, California.

Invision/AP
William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman on the red carpet at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
Camera

William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman on the red carpet at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.

Invision/AP
William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman on the red carpet at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
Camera

William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman on the red carpet at the 2017 Primetime Emmys. 

Invision/AP
Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, and RuPaul on the red carpet at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
Camera

Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, and RuPaul on the red carpet at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.

Invision/AP
Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Camera

Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

Invision/AP
Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Camera

Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

Invision/AP
Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Camera

Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.

Invision/AP
William H. Macy
William H. Macy
Browser Requirements
The TelevisionAcademy.com sites look and perform best when using a modern browser.

We suggest you use the latest version of any of these browsers:

Chrome
Firefox
Safari


Visiting the site with Internet Explorer or other browsers may not provide the best viewing experience.

Close Window