William James 'Bill' Pullman (born December 17, 1953) is an American film, television, and stage actor. Pullman made his film debut in the supporting role of Earl Mott in the 1986 film Ruthless People. He has since gone on to star in other films, including Spaceballs, Independence Day, Lost Highway, Casper and Sleepless in Seattle. He has starred in a number of plays and is also a Jury Member for Filmaka. Pullman was born in Hornell, New York, the son of James Pullman, a physician, and his wife Johanna (nee Blaas), a nurse. His father's family descends from England, and his maternal grandparents immigrated from the Netherlands.
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