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William Finley

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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Sep 20, 1942 In Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Woton's Wake 1962-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie The Weird World Of Weird: Volume 2 2011-01-01
Known For
Poster of Brian De Palma : Les Années 60
Poster of The Funhouse
Poster of Dressed to Kill
Poster of Phantom of the Paradise
Movie The Weird World Of Weird: Volume 2 Woton’s Wake 2011-01-01
Movie Sick Girl Husband 2006-01-13
Movie Paradise Regained: Brian de Palma's 'Phantom of the Paradise' Himself 2006-02-28
Movie The Black Dahlia George Tilden 2006-09-15
Movie The Autopsy Unknown 2004-12-31
Movie Brian De Palma : Les Années 60 Unknown 2003-11-25
Movie Night Terrors Dr. Matteson 1993-11-09
Movie Double Negative Milt 1985-01-01
Movie Silent Rage Dr. Paul Vaughn 1982-04-02
Movie The Funhouse Marco the Magnificent 1981-03-13
Movie Simon Fichandler 1980-02-01
Movie Dressed to Kill Bobbi (voice, uncredited) 1980-07-25
Movie The Fury Raymond Dunwoodie 1978-03-10
Series Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman Dr. Elvin McCabe 1976-01-05
Movie Eaten Alive Roy 1976-12-25
Movie Obsession 1976-08-01
Movie Phantom of the Paradise Winslow / The Phantom 1974-10-31
Movie Sisters Emil Breton 1973-03-26
Movie Dionysus in '69 Self/Dionysus 1970-03-22
Movie The Wedding Party Alistair 1969-04-09
Movie Murder à la Mod Otto 1968-05-01
Movie Woton's Wake Woton 1962-01-01