Bill Watson

Played by John Benjamin Hickey

John Benjamin Hickey

John Benjamin Hickey starred as Frank Winter in the critically acclaimed WGN America series Manhattan. John’s film credits include Truth, Big Stone Gap, Get On Up, Pitch Perfect, Flags of Our Fathers, The Anniversary Party, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Taking of the Pelham 123. John can be seen in the Netflix released film Tallulah, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, and Scott Cooper’s Hostiles, starring Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Jesse Plemons, and Ben Foster. He can also be seen in Black Bear Pictures’ Barry, a Barack Obama biopic which premiered at TIFF.

On television, he received an Emmy Award nomination for his work on the Showtime series The Big C, playing Laura Linney’s brother, Sean. He also recurred on the hit CBS television series The Good Wife playing Internet billionaire Neil Gross. Other television credits include Modern Family, Hannibal, The New Normal, Sex and the City, and Law & Order.

On Broadway, John won the 2011 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play and a Drama Desk Award for his performance in The Normal Heart. His other credits include Mary Stuart, The Crucible, Cabaret and Love! Valour! Compassion! for which he won an Obie Award. Earlier this year, John was back on stage in Peter Parnell’s Dada Woof Papa Hot at Lincoln Center for director Scott Ellis. He played Flanders Kitteridge opposite Allison Janney, in the Broadway revival of John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation, directed by Trip Cullman.