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. 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. Paxton also 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 and Brendan Fraser
attending the premiere of History Channel's Texas Rising
in May 2015.
Bill Paxton attending the 30th Anniversary panel of Aliens at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con.
- He was considered for the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.