Bringing Up Bobby - Bill Pullman

Bill Pullman

Bill Pullman Headshot
Bill Pullman started acting professionally in New York theater in 1983, and shortly after began hisfilm career which currently spans nearly fifty features. His movie work includes blockbustercomedies (Ruthless People, Spaceballs, Casper), dramas (The Serpent and the Rainbow, The Accidental Tourist, Igby Goes Down), romantic comedies (Sleepless in Seattle, While You Were Sleeping), action (Independence Day), thrillers (Malice), westerns (The Virginian, Wyatt Earp), film noir (The Last Seduction, Lost Highway, The Zero Effect), and horror (The Grudge). More recent films include: Killer Inside Me (with Casey Affleck), Rio Sex Comedy (with Irene Jacob and Charlotte Rampling), Bottle Shock (with Alan Rickman), Phoebe in Wonderland (with Elle Fanning and Felicity Huffman), Surveillance (with Julia Ormond) and Your Name Here (a fantasia on the last days of author Philip K. Dick). His theater work includes acting in the Broadway revival of David Mamet’s Oleanna opposite Julia Stiles, the Broadway world premiere of Edward Albee’s The Goat (Drama Desk nomination), and Albee’s most recent production Peter & Jerry (Drama Desk nomination), as well as productions of new plays by Beth Henley (with Holly Hunter) and Thomas Babe (with Tom Waits).

Bill directed for the anthology TV series Night Visions, and directed and produced the TNT movie The Virginian (Wrangler Award/Best Picture, 2000). He also starred in a television mini-series for NBC Revelations and HBO’s Too Big To Fail for director Curtis Hanson, which will premiere on the pay cabler on May 23. He is currently in production on the highly anticipated series Torchwood for the Starz network.

Bill has been an "Ambassador" for the MS Society since 1998, serves on the board of Cornerstone Theater Company (using theater collaborations to engage the issues of underserved communities), and has helped facilitate health programs in his hometown of Hornell, New York where his father practiced medicine.

Bill received a BA from the State University College at Oneonta, and an MFA in Theater Directing from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He taught in the Theater Department at Montana State University in Bozeman for two years before heading to New York.


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