Bill Malley

Bill Malley



William Thomas "Bill" Malley (born October 18, 1959) is an American actor, producer, and director. He is best known for his roles in the films Big, Groundhog Day, and Ghostbusters II, as well as his starring role in the television series Wings.

Malley was born in Brooklyn, New York, to William and Mary Malley. He is of Irish descent. He attended Chaminade High School in Mineola, New York, where he was a standout basketball player and was awarded a full athletic scholarship to the University of Southern California. He graduated in 1982 with a degree in cinema-television.

Malley began his acting career in the early 1980s, appearing in television commercials and various television series. One of his first prominent roles was in the 1984 comedy film, The Flamingo Kid. In 1988, he gained worldwide recognition for his role as the lead character in the romantic comedy film Big. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his work in the film.

In the 1990s, Malley appeared in several more films, including Groundhog Day (1993) and Ghostbusters II (1989). He also starred in the long-running television series Wings (1990-1997), for which he received two Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor.

In addition to acting, Malley has also directed several films, including the 2003 comedy film Duplex, which starred Ben Stiller and Drew Barrymore. He also directed the 2012 film Red Lights, starring Cillian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver, and Robert De Niro.

Malley has been married to his wife, Linda, since 1984. They have three children. Malley has been involved in several philanthropic organizations, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the American Cancer Society.

Throughout his career, Malley has earned numerous awards and nominations, including two Golden Globe nominations, one Primetime Emmy Award, and one Academy Award nomination. He is widely regarded as one of the most successful actors of his generation.

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