Bill Pullman

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Date of Birth: December 17th 1953

Actor Bill Pullman made his big screen debut in the Danny DeVito-Bette Midler comedy Ruthless People in 1986 and followed that with lead roles in Spaceballs and The Serpent and the Rainbow. But his career started on the stage, when he found himself at an audition for The Bald Soprano when he was a student at SUNY-Delhi. He changed his major from building construction to theater arts, expecting to become a drama teacher. He earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in directing at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and took a job teaching drama at Montana State University, where he became chairman of the Theatre Department.

In 1981, Pullman decided to take a shot at professional acting, and moved to New York City, where he began to perform on the stage. One of his more notable appearances was as "Wesley" in The Curse of the Starving Class. In 1985, Pullman was appearing on stage in Los Angeles and decided to audition for a part in a movie. He won the role of "Earl -- the stupidest person on earth" in Ruthless People. He became known as a "leading-man" type actor, but one who had a good sense of comic timing. He went on to roles in The Accidental Tourist, Cold Feet, Sibling Rivalry, Brain Dead, A League of Their Own, and Crazy in Love.

Bill Pullman was born on December 17, 1953, in Hornell, NY. He married Tamara Hurwitz, whom he had met when they were both performing in college productions, and they have three children. A recent stint on Broadway found him starring in Edward Albee's The Goat or Who is Sylvia?, for which he was nominated for the Outer Critics Circle Award and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor. His production company is called Big Town Productions.

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