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Bill Paxton Biography and Profile

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Bill Paxton Profile

Birth Name William Paxton
Known As Bill Paxton
Occupation Actor, director
Popular as Actor
Career 1975–present
Debut Film Crazy Mama
Marital Status Married
Date of Birth May 17, 1955
Birth Place Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Nationality American
Height 5′ 11″ (1.80 m)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Blue
Father John Paxton
Mother Mary Lou Paxton
Spouse Louise Newbury (m. 1987), Kelly Rowan (m. 1979–1980)
Children James PaxtonLydia Paxton

Bill Paxton Biography

William Paxton famous as Bill Paxton is an American actor and director. He was born on May 17, 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas, United States to John Paxton and Mary Lou Paxton. He started his professional acting career in 1975 with a uncredited role in the film Crazy Mama. He started his television acting career in 1986 when he played the role of Detective VIc Romano in the TV series Miami Vice. He is best known for his performances in the films Apollo 13, Weird Science, Twister, Aliens, True Lies and Titanic. He has married twice. He first married to Kelly Rowan in 1979 which they ended in 1980. In 1987 he married to Louise Newbury and the couple has two children together, James Paxton and Lydia Paxton.

Bill Paxton Filmography

Year Title Role
1975 Crazy Mama John
1980 Fish Heads Main Character
1981 Stripes Soldier
1983 Night Warning Eddie
1983 Taking Tiger Mountain Billy Hampton
1983 Deadly Lessons Eddie Fox
1983 Mortuary Paul Andrews
1983 The Lords of Discipline Gilbreath
1984 Impulse Eddie
1984 Streets of Fire Clyde the Bartender
1984 The Terminator Punk Leader
1985 An Early Frost Bob Maracek
1985 The Atlanta Child Murders Campbell
1985 Commando Intercept Officer
1985 Weird Science Chet Donnelly
1986 Fresno Billy Joe Bobb
1986 Aliens Private William Hudson
1987 Near Dark Severen
1989 Slipstream Matt Owens
1989 Next of Kin Gerald Gates
1989 Back to Back Bo Brand
1990 Brain Dead Jim Reston
1990 The Last of the Finest Howard ‘Hojo’ Jones
1990 Navy SEALs Dane
1990 Predator 2 Jerry Lambert
1991 The Dark Backward Gus
1992 The Vagrant Graham Krakowski
1992 One False Move Dale ‘Hurricane’ Dixon
1992 Trespass Vince
1993 Monolith Tucker
1993 Indian Summer Jack Belston
1993 Boxing Helena Ray O’Malley
1993 Tombstone Morgan Earp
1994 Frank and Jesse Frank James
1994 True Lies Simon
1994 Future Shock Vince
1995 The Last Supper Zachary Cody
1995 Apollo 13 Fred Haise
1996 Twister Bill Harding
1996 The Evening Star Jerry Bruckner
1997 Titanic Brock Lovett
1997 Traveller Bokky
1998 A Bright Shining Lie John Paul Vann
1998 A Simple Plan Hank
1998 Mighty Joe Young Professor Gregory ‘Gregg’ O’Hara
2000 U-571 Lt. Commander Mike Dahlgren
2000 Vertical Limit Elliot Vaughn
2001 Frailty Dad Meiks
2002 Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams Dinky Winks
2003 Ghosts of the Abyss Narrator
2003 Eat You Alive Sheriff
2003 Resistance Major Theodore ‘Ted’ Brice
2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Dinky Winks
2004 Club Dread Coconut Pete
2004 Haven Carl Ridley
2004 Thunderbirds Jeff Tracy
2005 The Greatest Game Ever Played
2005 Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D Edgar Mitchell
2007 The Good Life Robbie
2011 Haywire John Kane
2011 Tattoo
2012 Shanghai Calling Donald
2013 The Colony Mason
2013 2 Guns Earl
2013 Red Wing Jim Verret
2014 Edge of Tomorrow Master Sergeant Farrell Bartolome
2014 Million Dollar Arm Tom House
2014 Nightcrawler
Year Title Role Notes
1986 Miami Vice Detective Vic Romano Episode: “Streetwise”
1987 The Hitchhiker Trout Episode: “Made for Each Other”
1993 Tales from the Crypt Billy DeLuca Episode: “People Who Live in Brass Hearses”
2003 Frasier Ernie Episode: “Analyzed Kiss”
2006–2011 Big Love Bill Henrickson 53 episodes
2012 Hatfields & McCoys Randolph McCoy 3 episodes
2013 JFK: The Day That Changed Everything Narrator Documentary
2014 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent John Garrett 6 episodes
2015 Texas rising Sam Houston

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