William Archibald "Bill" Paxton
was an American actor and film director who was best known for his roles in the films: The Terminator
, Weird Science
, True Lies
, Frank & Jesse
, Apollo 13
, A Simple Plan
, and Edge of Tomorrow
For Disney, he played Morgan Earp in the 1993 Hollywood Pictures film, Tombstone and Professor Gregory "Greg" O'Hara in the 1998 Disney action-adventure family film, Mighty Joe Young. He also appeared in the 2003 Disney documentary film, Ghosts of the Abyss. In addition, he played agent John Garrett in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Jack Belston in the 1993 Touchstone Pictures film, Indian Summer and Tom House in the 2014 autobiographical film, Million Dollar Arm. He even directed the 2005 biographical drama, The Greatest Game Ever Played.
Bill Paxton on set of filming The Greatest Game Ever Played.
Bill Paxton with his wife, Louise Newberry and their kids: Lydia and James at the Season 5 premiere of HBO's Big Love in January 2011.
Bill Paxton at premiere of the 3D re-release of Titanic in March 2012.
Bill Paxton at premiere of Million Dollar Arm in May 2014.
Bill Paxton speaks at the Texas Rising panel at the 2015 Winter TCA Tour.
Bill Paxton and Brendan Fraser
attending the premiere of History Channel's Texas Rising
in May 2015.
Bill Paxton attending the 30th Anniversary celebration of Aliens during the 2016 San Diego Comic Con.
Bill Paxton speaks at the Training Day panel at the 2017 Winter TCA Tour.
- He was considered for the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. However, Ewan McGregor was cast at the end.
- Paxton, Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Kevin Bacon, Ed Harris, Rance Howard, and Xander Berkeley have all worked on Apollo 13 (1995).
- Paxton, Patrick Swayze, Adam Baldwin, Liam Neeson, and Ben Stiller have all worked on Next of Kin (1989).