William H. Macy is an American actor.
After graduating from Goddard College in Vermont in 1972, Macy spent time in Los Angeles, before moving to New York City in 1980, where he had roles in over 50 off-Broadway and Broadway plays.
He also had a minor role as a hospital orderly on the sitcom Kate & Allie in the fourth-season episode "General Hospital," and played an assistant district attorney in "Everybody's Favorite Bagman," the first produced episode of Law & Order.
Macy's leading role in the 1996 film Fargo helped boost his career and recognizability. Other film roles include Benny & Joon, Above Suspicion, Mr. Holland's Opus, Ghosts of Mississippi, Air Force One, Boogie Nights, Pleasantville, Gus Van Sant's remake of Psycho, Happy, Texas, Mystery Men, Magnolia, Jurassic Park III, Focus, Panic, Welcome to Collinwood, Seabiscuit, The Cooler, and Sahara.
Macy has won two Emmy Awards and four Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as being nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in Fargo.
Since 2011, he has played Frank Gallagher, a main character in the Showtime adaptation of the British television series Shameless.