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Sea­son 4 M-Net (*101) 18:30 Com­edy

Grandma Bon­nie’s (Al­li­son Jan­ney) love life is get­ting a boost in sea­son 4 of sit­com Mom (2013-cur­rent) when her ex Adam (Wil­liam Ficht­ner) rolls back into town in his wheel­chair. But un­like his newly cou­pled char­ac­ter, the 60-yearold ac­tor set­tled down years ago…

1 Wil­liam’s been mar­ried to lit­tle

known ac­tress Kym­berly Kalil since 1998 and he has two sons. Teen Van­gel with Kym­berly and Sam with his ex-wife Betsy Ai­dem – Dr Sloane on drama show Law & Or­der: Spe­cial Vic­tims Unit (1999cur­rent). They di­vorced in 1996 af­ter 18 years of mar­riage.

2 Speak­ing of law and or­der, the

ac­tor stud­ied crim­i­nal jus­tice at Farm­ing­dale State Col­lege in New York and grad­u­ated in 1978 with a Bach­e­lor Of Sci­ence de­gree. He got into act­ing af­ter his then-girl­friend gave him Mary Lyn Henry’s book en­ti­tled How To Be A Work­ing Ac­tor.

3 He didn’t get into act­ing imme

di­ately – he worked as a waiter un­til 1995, when the 36-year-old was cast in the ac­tion movie Un­der­neath.

4 Act­ing isn’t his only love though.

Wil­liam is an ice hockey fan and sup­ports the Buf­falo Sabres. He also pre­sented them an award at the 2007 and 2009 NHL Awards evenings and says that “I’ve al­ways loved hockey. Grow­ing up in Cheek­towaga, we played on this thin lit­tle creek that froze in win­ter”.

5 He’s also got a need for speed and

loves cruis­ing in his bright or­ange ’70 Ply­mouth Road­run­ner. Wil­liam also won the 2011 Toy­ota Pro Celebrity Race.

6 If he ever left the US, the ac­tor

would move to the Czech Re­pub­lic. He and his fam­ily lived in Prague from 2013 to 2015 while he filmed crime show Cross­ing Lines (2013-cur­rent) and adds, “We’ve made a lot of friends here.”

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