Bill Heck

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Bill Heck is an American actor best known for his starring role as FBI Special Agent Gregg James in the action-comedy police procedural television series Taxi Brooklyn, based on the film Taxi written by Luc Besson.

Heck also starred on Broadway in the musical Cabaret, opposite Michelle Williams and Alan Cumming.

Among his many New York stage performances, he played a crackhead in the 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner Water by the Spoonful, was Joe Pitt in Tony Kushner's Angels in America, opposite Zachary Quinto, and sweated in Shakespeare in the Park's Merchant of Venice, with Al Pacino.

Heck also received a host of awards and nominations playing the central role in Horton Foote's nine-hour epic Orphans' Home Cycle at the Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre, where he starred with his future wife, actress Maggie Lacey. They now have a child together.

Heck can also be seen in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and as Liv Tyler's fiancée in HBO's The Leftovers, written by Damon Lindelof and directed by Peter Berg.

Film roles include the lead in Stephen Elliott's independent film, Happy Baby, based on the book of the same title, and the lead in Yen Tan's Pit Stop (Official Sundance Selection 2013, OutFest LA award for best actor).

He has guest-starred on numerous television shows as well including Elementary, Person of Interest, Pan Am, The Big C and The Closer.

Before breaking into the professional world, Heck grew up in both Phoenix and the Chicago area, received a BFA from the University of Evansville and went on to get his MFA from NYU's Graduate Acting Program.


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