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William Hickey (William Edward Hickey)

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Biography

Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Son of Edward & Nora Hickey. Best known as the ancient Mafia don in Prizzi's Honor (1985), Hickey had a long, distinguished career in film, television, and the stage. Began career as a child actor on the variety stage. Made Broadway debut as walk-on in George Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan" (1951 production, starring Uta Hagen). Performed often during the golden age of television, including appearances on Studio One and Philco Playhouse. His most important contribution to the arts, however, remains his teaching career at the HB Studio in Greenwich Village, founded by Hagen and Herbert Berghof. Read more...

Actor

Character: Eugene T. O'Rourke

The Boston Strangler 1968

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Character: Rudolph Smuntz

Mousehunt 1997

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Character: Don 'Uncle Freddy' Frederico

The Jerky Boys 1995

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Character: Lars Hagstrom

The Runestone 1991

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Character: Billy Sparrow

My Blue Heaven 1990

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Character: Erich Schiller / Ernst Bauricke

Any Man's Death 1990

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Character: Roger

Sons 1990

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Character: Frank Keller Sr.

Sea of Love 1989

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Character: Schornberg

It Had to Be You 1989

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Character: Old Man Beckersted

One Crazy Summer 1986

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Character: Don Corrado Prizzi

Prizzi's Honor 1985

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Character: The Coney Island barker

Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins 1985

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Character: Andre, a proprietor

Twisted 1996

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Character: Carlton Webster

Tales from the Crypt 1989

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Character: Himself

1995 MTV Movie Awards 1995

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Character: Monsignor Farrell

Ryan's Hope 1975

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Character: Roger K. Bellman, Jr.

The Phil Silvers Show 1955

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Character: Hary Lewis

The Defenders 1961

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Character: Ubertino da Casale

The Name of the Rose 1986

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Character: Jason Conners

The Doctors and the Nurses 1962

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Character: Drumm

Da 1988

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Character: Perls

Seize the Day 1986

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Character: Joe The Glom

Armstrong Circle Theatre 1950

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Character: Riley Connor

The Andros Targets 1977

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Character: Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

The 58th Annual Academy Awards 1986

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