Bill Paxton Net Worth, Height, Bio, Facts

Bill Paxton Biography
  • Name: Bill Paxton
  • Age at Death: 61 years old
  • Height: 5ft 11in (181 cm)
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Net Worth: US $30 Million
  • Status: Deceased

Bill Paxton was an Emmy-nominated American actor and director. His acting credits include Aliens (1986), Titanic (1997) and the series Big Love (2006-11). Paxton was born William Paxton on May 17, 1955 in Forth Worth, Texas. His mother, Mary, was Roman Catholic, and his father, John, was a lumber businessman and occasional actor. He had a brother named Bob. Paxton attended Arlington Heights High School in Forth Worth. He studied at New York University but dropped out after two years.

Paxton’s first screen role was that of “John” in the 1975 action-comedy, Crazy Mama. He created and starred in the short film ‘Fish Heads’ which was released in 1980. It became a cult classic after it was aired on Saturday Night Live. Paxton followed up with small roles in The Lords of Discipline (1983), The Terminator (1984) and Weird Science (1985). He held a supporting role as a technician in Aliens (1986) starring Sigourney Weaver. That role earned him a Saturn Award for best supporting actor.

Paxton starred as Dale “Hurricane” Dixon opposite Billy Bob Thornton in the thriller, One False Move (1992). Other notable films include Apollo 13 (1995) with Tom Hanks, Twister (1996) with Helen Hunt, Titanic (1997) with Leonardo DiCaprio, and Edge of Tomorrow (2014) with Tom Cruise. His credits as a director include Frailty (2001) and The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005). Paxton held the lead role as “Bill Henrickson” in the HBO drama series, Big Love. The show ran from March 2006 to March 2011 for a total of 53 episodes. His television credits also include Hatfields & McCoys (2012), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014) and Texas Rising (2015).

Actor Bill Paxton died on February 25, 2017 at the age of 61. His reported cause of death was complications from heart surgery. Paxton was married to first wife ‘Kelly Rowan’ from 1979 to 1980. He wed second wife ‘Louise Newbury’ in May 1987. They had two children, James and Lydia.

Bill Paxton Bio, Net Worth, Facts
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Bill Paxton Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki

  • Birth Name: William Paxton
  • Birthday: May 17, 1955
  • Place of Birth: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus
  • How Tall : Height: 5ft 11in (181 cm)
  • Occupation: Actor, Director
  • Years Active: 1975-2017
  • Net Worth & Salary: US $30 Million
  • Marriage(s): Kelly Rowan, Louise Newbury
  • Death-O-Meter: Dead
  • Died: February 25, 2017
  • Cause of Death: Complications from Heart Surgery
  • Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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