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William Atherton (William Atherton Knight)

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Biography

Orange, Connecticut, USA
William Atherton Knight was born on July 30, 1947 in Orange, Connecticut, the son of Robert and Roby Atherton Knight. He studied acting at the Drama School at Carnegie Tech and graduated from Carnegie-Mellon in 1969. A veteran of stage, film and television, Atherton began as a leading man in Steven Spielberg's The Sugarland Express (1974), John Schlesinger's The Day of the Locust (1975), and Richard Brooks' Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977). He is most known for his iconic roles in Ghostbusters (1984), Real Genius (1985), Die Hard (1988), Die Hard 2 (1990) and Bio-Dome (1996). Read more...

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Character: Clovis Michael Poplin

The Sugarland Express 1974

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Character: Father Westhoff

Jinn 2014

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Character: Jo Dexton

Black Crescent Moon 2008

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Character: Richard McBride

Strokes 2008

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Character: Adult David Moran

The Girl Next Door 2007

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Character: Dr. Ira Gold

Headspace 2005

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Character: CIA Agent Block

Into the Sun 2005

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Character: Sen. Ray Colby

Gone But Not Forgotten 2005

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Character: Winchester Rep

The Last Samurai 2003

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Character: Dohlen

Mad City 1997

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Character: Dr. Noah Faulkner

Bio-Dome 1996

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Character: Dr. Reginald Holloway

Virus 1995

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Character: Terence McCone

Saints and Sinners 1994

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Character: Bob Gminski

The Pelican Brief 1993

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Character: Sheriff Blackwell

Chrome Soldiers 1992

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Character: Cortland 'Cort' van Owen

Buried Alive 1990

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Character: Prof. Jerry Hathaway

Real Genius 1985

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Character: Mr. Lyle Funonion

Totally Baked: A Pot-U-Mentary 2007

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Character: King

Kush 2007

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Character: Philip Thorne

Raven Hawk 1996

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Character: Himself - Party Guest

Bread and Roses 2000

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Character: Arthur Kranston

Burning Down the House 2001

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Character: Duncan Mack

Who's Your Daddy? 2004

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Character: President Fields

Executive Power 1997

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Character: Dr. Ari Weiss

Head Case 2011

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Character: Ned Bogden

Bedtime 2010

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Character: Malcolm Mayflower

Tales from the Crypt 1989

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Character: Tod Hackett

The Day of the Locust 1975

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Character: Martin 'Alpha' Loeber

The Equalizer 1985

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Character: Boerth

The Hindenburg 1975

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Character: Michael Rosen

A Fight for Jenny 1986

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Character: Thor Holmvik

The Meat Jerking Beef Boys 0

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Character: Big Jack Hasker

Booty 0

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Character: Levon Bainter

Wine Tasting 0

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Character: Warren Pierce

Tabu 0

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Character: A.D.A. Howard Zale

It Girls and Beyond 0

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Character: Commander Nathan Whitaker

Mr. Monk Is Underwater 0

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Character: Dr. Destiny / John Dee

Only a Dream 0

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Character: Dr. Destiny / John Dee

Only a Dream: Part II 0

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