Bill Pullman Biography Age, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family, and Career

Bill Pullman is an Actor, Director and a Producer. The birth name of Bill Pullman is William James Pullman. He is known for his roles in Lost Highway (year1997, as Fred Madison), Spaceballs (year 1987, as Lone Starr), Independence Day: Resurgence (year 2016, as President Whitmore), and Independence Day (year 1996, as President Thomas J. Whitmore).

Bill Pullman will now be seen in a TV mini-series named Murdaugh Murders: The Movie (as Alex Murdaugh).

Bill Pullman Biography Age, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family, and Career

Personal Details

Full Name William James Pullman
Nick Name Bill, Will, Pullman
Date Of Birth December 17, 1953
Age 69 Years as of October 2023
Birth Place Hornell, New York, United States
Current Address New York, United States
Ethnicity Mixed (Scottish, English and Northern Irish Descendant)
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Occupations Actor, Director, and Producer
School Hornell High School
  • New York College at Oneonta
  • University of Massachusetts
Education Graduate
Net Worth (Approx) USD $ 20 Million as per 2023
Marital Status Married
  • TV: Cagney and Lacey  (1986)
  • Movie: Ruthless People  (1986)

Physical Appearances

Eye Color Hazel
Hair Color Brown
Height 6 Feet 1 Inch
Weight 87 Kg
Chest 42 Inches
waist 34 Inches
Biceps 14 Inches

Personal Life ( Family, Friends, Girlfriends, Wife, Children)

Father James Pullman
Mother  Johanna Pullman
Sibling Jay Pullman and Joe Pullman
Girlfriend/ Wife Tamara Hurwitz (married in 1987-present)
  • Son: Jack Pullman and Lewis Pullman
  • Daughter: Maesa Pullman

Early Life:

Bill Pullman was born on 17th of December 1953 and his place of birth is Hornell, New York, US. The current age of Bill is 69 years and his zodiac sign is Sagittarius. The names of his parents are James Pullman and Johanna Pullman. The names of 2 of his siblings are Jay Pullman and Joe Pullman.

He is the youngest one among 4 brothers and 3 sisters in his family. His mother used to be a nurse and his father was a doctor. His mother is a Dutch descendant and his father is a Scottish, English and Northern Irish descendant. Thus, Bill has mixed ethnicity.


Bill Pullman has studied at Hornell High School. After finishing high school, this actor went for a Building Construction Program (at SUNY Delhi in New York). Then he shifted to State University to pursue a BA degree in Theater from New York College at Oneonta.

He has an MFA degree in Theatre/Directing and an honorary PHD degree from the prestigious University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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Girlfriend, Wife, Marriage:

Bill married Tamara Hurwitz in the year 1987 and his wife is a dancer. This actor has 3 children and their names are Maesa Pullman, Jack Pullman and Lewis Pullman. Bill Pullman’s daughter Maesa is a songwriter/singer and his son Lewis is an actor. His son Jack is also immensely talented. All his children have immense interest in the music field.

Bill’s with his daughter

Careers and success:

Bill Pullman first appeared in a TV series named “Cagney and Lacey” in the year 1986 and in this series, he played the role Dr. Giordano. His debut movie is “Ruthless People” (year 1986, as Earl). Later on Bill Pullman got a chance to star in Spaceballs (as Lone Starr), The Serpent and the Rainbow (as Dennis Alan), and Rocket Gibraltar (as Crow Black).

Bill Pullman has an impressive career in the entertainment industry and he is still very dedicated and passionate about his craft. He has appeared in more than 100 films and TV series.

Apart from being an actor, Bill Pullman is a producer and a director. He is the producer and director of The Virginian (TV movie, year 2000). He is also the director of Night Visions (TV series, year 2001, 1 episode).

Bill Pullman has been a teacher at Montana State University. One of his students named John Dal later became a director and he gave Bill a role in “The Last Seduction”.

Some of the special roles of Bill Pullman can be seen in The Sinner (year 2017, as Harry Ambrose), Cold Feet (year 1989, as Buck), While You Were Sleeping (year 1995, as Jack), Casper (year 1995, as Dr. Harvey), Lake Placid (year 1999, as Jack Wells), The Sinner (as Harry Ambrose), and Bright Angel (year 1990, as Bob).

Bill Pullman has immense experience in the theatre field and he has appeared in a lot of commercial advertisements. This actor has appeared several times on Broadway and his performances have always gained immense praise from the audiences.

Awards and Achievements:

Bill Pullman has won several awards. Some of them are like the Excellence in Acting Award (year 2017), Ensemble of the Universe Award (year 2016, for Independence Day: Resurgence), Special Jury Prize Award (year 2008, for Your Name Here), Master of Cinema Award and John Cassavetes Award (year 2008), and Television Feature Film Award (year 2001, The Virginian). In total, Bill Pullman has around 7 major wins and 6 nominations to his credit.

Bill Pullman Movies and Television Shows List:


Year TV Shows Worked As
2023 This Fool (TV Series) Curtis
2021 Halston (TV Mini  Series) David J. Mahoney
2017–2021 The Sinner (TV Series) Detective Harry Ambrose
2012–2013 1600 Penn (TV Series) President Dale Gilchrist
2011 Torchwood: Miracle Day (TV Series) Oswald Danes
2011 Innocent (TV Movie) Rusty Sabich
2011 Too Big to Fail (TV Movie) Jamie Dimon
2010 Nathan vs. Nature (TV Movie) Arthur
2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series) Kurt Moss
2005 Revelations (TV Series) Richard Massey
2004 Tiger Cruise (TV Movie) Commander Dolan
2001 Night Visions (TV Series) Major Ben Darnell
2000 The Virginian (TV Movie) The Virginian
1997 Merry Christmas, George Bailey (TV Movie) George Bailey
1996 Mistrial (TV Movie) Steve Donohue
1995 Fallen Angels (TV Series) Rich Thurber
1992 Crazy in Love (TV Movie) Nick Symonds
1990 The Tracey Ullman Show (TV Series) Sheldon Moss
1989 Home Fires Burning (TV Movie) Henry Tibbets
1986 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series) Dr. Giordano
  • Bill Pullman works as Alex Murdaugh in the Lifetime TV Mini Series Murdaugh Murders The Movie: In the story, Alex was found guilty of killing his wife and son, Maggie (played by Lauren K. Robek) and Paul ( played by Curtis Tweedie). For a very long time, the Murdaugh family, who were rich and influential, had a lot of control in the South Carolina low country. Read Full Story


Year Title Worked As
2020 The High Note Max
2019 Dark Waters Harry Dietzler
2019 The Coldest Game Joshua Mansky
2018 The Equalizer 2 Brian Plummer
2017 Battle of the Sexes Jack Kramer
2017 Trouble Ben
2017 The Ballad of Lefty Brown Lefty Brown
2017 Walking Out Clyde
2016 Brother Nature Jerry Turley
2016 LBJ Senator Ralph Yarborough
2016 Independence Day: Resurgence Former President Thomas J. Whitmore
2015 American Ultra Raymond Krueger
2014 The Equalizer Brian Plummer
2014 Cymbeline Sicilius Leonatus
2014 Red Sky Captain John Webster
2013 The Unbelievers Himself
2012 Lola Versus Lenny
2011 Innocent Dusty Sabich
2011 Bringing Up Bobby Kent
2010 Rio Sex Comedy William
2010 The Killer Inside Me Billy Bob Walker
2010 Peacock Edmund French
2008 Your Name Here William J. Frick
2008 Phoebe in Wonderland Peter Lichten
2008 Bottle Shock Jim Barrett
2008 Surveillance Sam Hallaway
2007 You Kill Me Dave
2007 Nobel Son Max Mariner
2006 Alien Autopsy Morgan Banner
2006 Scary Movie 4 Henry Hale
2005 Dear Wendy Officer Krugsby
2004 The Grudge Peter Kirk
2003 Rick Rick O’Lette
2002 Igby Goes Down Jason Slocumb
2002 29 Palms The Ticket Clerk
2001 Ignition Conor Gallagher
2000 A Man Is Mostly Water Parking Fascist
2000 Lucky Numbers Detective Pat Lakewood
2000 Titan A.E. Captain Joseph Korso
2000 The Guilty Callum Crane
1999 Spy Games Harry Howe / Ernie Halliday
1999 Brokedown Palace Hank “Yankee Hank” Green
1999 Lake Placid Jack Wells
1998 Zero Effect Daryl Zero
1997 The End of Violence Mike Max
1997 Lost Highway Fred Madison
1996 Independence Day President Thomas J. Whitmore
1996 Mr. Wrong Whitman Crawford
1995 Casper Dr. James Harvey
1995 While You Were Sleeping Jack Callaghan
1994 The Last Seduction Clay Gregory
1994 Wyatt Earp Ed Masterson
1994 The Favor Peter Whiting
1993 Mr. Jones Construction Site Foreman
1993 Malice Andy Safian
1993 Sleepless in Seattle Walter Jackson
1993 Sommersby Orin Meecham
1992 Singles Dr. Jamison
1992 A League of Their Own Bob Hinson
1992 Newsies Bryan Denton
1992 Nervous Ticks York Daley
1991 Going Under Biff Banner
1991 Liebestraum Paul Kessler
1990 Bright Angel Bob
1990 Sibling Rivalry Nicholas Meany
1990 Brain Dead Dr. Rex Martin
1989 Cold Feet Buck Latham
1988 The Accidental Tourist Julian Edge
1988 Rocket Gibraltar Crow Black
1988 The Serpent and the Rainbow Dr. Dennis Alan
1987 Spaceballs Lone Starr
1986 Ruthless People Earl Mott

Interesting Facts:

  • Bill Pullman’s height is 6′ 1″. He has worked with Kathy Bates in Curse of the Starving Class (stage production). He has immense interest in the art of building construction and has restored 3 barns in Montana.
  • Bill Pullman has done a lot of work for his local community. He is associated with the Cornerstone Theater and he also works for Concerned Citizens Montana, a venture that highlights the national need related to smart grid for energy transmission. He also volunteers for noble causes related to local health services and local universities.
  • Bill is an ambassador of MS Society and this actor is known for his gravelly voice.
  • In the past, Bill encountered a head injury and he went into coma for 2 days. After that, he lost his sense of smell and also the sensation in his left elbow.
  • Bill Pullman is a fan of Buffalo Bills. This actor is one of the members of the Board of Trustees at Alfred University.
  • Bill along with his wife run a charity named “Hollywood Orchard”. The organization aims at donating fruits to the families in need.
  • Bill Pullman is a co-owner of a ranch with his brother in Montana. This actor regrets turning down the role of Jerry Lundegaard in Fargo (year 1996). He has been inducted into the Steuben County Hall of Fame.
  • Peter Fonda and Bill Pullman are friends. One of Bill’s brothers is an English teacher at Ithaca High School in Ithaca.
  • Bill Pullman feels that Liebestraum (1991) is one of his best films and his favorite movie is Lawrence of Arabia (year 1962).
  • He also has a dedicated website by the name

Bill Pullman Biography Age, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family, and Career


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