William Fichtner stars as Carl Hickman, a former NYPD detective turned criminal profiler, in NBC's new international crimes series "Crossing Lines."
Having appeared in a wide range of film, television and theater roles over the course of his career, Fichtner continues to carve out a distinctive reputation as one of the most versatile and talented actors.
Recent projects include director Gore Verbinski's "The Lone Ranger" opposite Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, the upcoming feature "Code Name: Geronimo," based on the true events surrounding the capture of Osama bin Laden and Neill Blomkamp's "Elysium," opposite Matt Damon and Jodie Foster for Sony Pictures.
In 2011 Fichtner starred opposite Nicholas Cage in "Drive Angry" for director Patrick Lussier and alongside Antonio Banderas in "The Big Bang" for director Tony Krantz. In 2010 he starred opposite Steve Carell and Tina Fey in director Shawn Levy's "Date Night." Additionally, he co-starred in writer-director Paul Haggis' Academy Award-winning "Crash." For his performance in that film, he shared a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble Cast in a Feature Film.
Segueing between television and feature films, Fichtner had a recurring role on "Entourage" from 2009-2011. He played FBI agent Alexander Mahone for three seasons on the hit drama series "Prison Break." He also starred with Paul Newman and Ed Harris in the critically acclaimed adaptation of Richard Russo's "Empire Falls." Other television credits include roles on NBC's "The West Wing" and the drama "Invasion."
As a member of the Circle Repertory Theatre, Fichtner won critical acclaim for his role in "The Fiery Furnace," directed by Norman Rene. Other stage credits include "Raft of the Medusa" at the Minetta Lane Theatre, "The Years" at the Manhattan Theatre Club, "Clothes for a Summer Hotel" at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and "Machinal" at The Public Theatre.