William Finley

William Finley

  • Born on
    • September 20th, 1942
  • Died on
    • April 14th, 2012
William Finley (September 20, 1940 – April 14, 2012)was an American actor who has appeared in the films Simon, Silent Rage, Phantom of the Paradise, Sisters, and The Wedding Party. He had a long-running friendship and collaboration with director Brian De Palma, beginning with the student films Woton's Wake (1962) and Murder à la Mod (1968). Most recently, he contributed a small but effective cameo in De Palma's 2006 release The Black Dahlia. Under the name W. Franklin Finley, he wrote the screenplay for the 1983 film The First Time. He was also the co-author of the 1985 book Racewalking. Finley graduated from Columbia University in 1963. He resided in New York City with his wife and son.

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Acting (15 Credits)

2006Sick Girl as Husband
2006The Black Dahlia as George Tilden
1993Night Terrors as Dr. Matteson
1984Terror in the Aisles as The Phantom (archive footage) (uncredited)
1982Silent Rage as Dr. Paul VaughnWatch Free
1981The Funhouse as Marco the Magnificent
1980Simon as Fichandler
1980Dressed to Kill as Bobbi (voice, uncredited)
1978The Fury as Raymond Dunwoodie
1976Eaten Alive as Roy
1974Phantom of the Paradise as Winslow / The Phantom
1972Sisters as Emil Breton
1969The Wedding Party as Alistair
1968Murder à la Mod as Otto


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