Stink Fisher

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Stink Fisher
Born
William Fisher

(1970-07-30) July 30, 1970 (age 48)
ResidenceCollingswood, New Jersey
OccupationRestaurateur, actor
Years active1994–present

Stink Fisher (born William Fisher; July 30, 1970) is an American actor and restaurant owner who lives in Collingswood, New Jersey.[1]

Born and raised Jewish in Cherry Hill, New Jersey,[2] Fisher played high school football at Cherry Hill High School East. He played college football for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers and at Rowan University.[3]

Fisher owns The Pop Shop, a 1950s-themed restaurant with locations in Collingswood and Medford.[4]

He has been in movies such as Invincible, The Longest Yard, and most recently appeared as Ruth's father in The Lovely Bones and as Muscle Guy in Going the Distance. Fisher has appeared on The Sopranos, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and Throwdown with Bobby Flay. He appeared in the Body of Proof episode "Missing" in 2011, and in the Blue Bloods episode "Growing Boys" in 2013. In 2015, Fisher played Aaron Helzinger in the "Knock Knock" episode as well as the "Damned If You Do" episode of Gotham season 2. In 2016 he joined the cast of "Crossbreed" directed by Brandon Slagle which co-starred Vivica A. Fox as the first African-American female President in a feature film.

As a free agent, he was signed in 1993 with the New York Jets in the NFL before being cut and later played for the Montreal Allouettes of the Canadian Football League.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Molly & Gina TV Assistant Director as Bill Fisher
1995 Rent-a-Kid Mr. Ashley TV Movie
2005 The Longest Yard Cafeteria Prisoner
2006 Invincible Denny Franks
2009 Neighbor Daniel Cunningham
2009 The Nail: The Story of Joey Nardone Malone
2009 The Lovely Bones (film) Mr. Connors
2010 A Buddy Story Biker
2010 Going the Distance Muscle Guy
2010 Gulliver's Travels Construction Worker
2011 Arthur Foreman
2017 A Soldier's Last Thoughts (short film) Sergeant Magik
2018 Detective Chinatown 2 Detective Strong Guy
2018 Crossbreed Adam "Boss" Ryker"
TBA Live to Tell Lt. Michael "Lou" Koharski

References[edit]

  1. ^ Longsdorf, Amy. "Collingswood man gets screen time in 'Longest Yard'", Courier Post, May 27, 2005. Accessed March 10, 2011. "Collingswood resident Bill "Stink" Fisher can still recall the first time he saw 1974's 'The Longest Yard'."
  2. ^ Bauwens, Erica. "A Big Stink", South Jersey Magazine, September 2016. Accessed January 2, 2018. "Bill 'Stink' Fisher’s nickname came from his childhood in Cherry Hill and just stuck.... I play a lot of bad guys. I’m this nice, Jewish kid from Cherry Hill and they make me a bad guy."
  3. ^ "Phila. publisher is doing its bit for Alex's Lemonade.", Philadelphia Inquirer, May 19, 2005. "Bill 'Stink' Fisher of Collingswood, who played football at Cherry Hill High School East, as well as The University of Minnesota and Rowan University..."
  4. ^ a b Scanlon, John. "For Stink Fisher, Crossbreed is the sweet smell of success", Courier-Post, May 24, 2018. Accessed October 28, 2018. "He played football at Cherry Hill High School East in the mid-1980s, then at the University of Minnesota, then at Rowan University in Glassboro, delaying his 1998 graduation as a psychology major for five years while chasing a pro football dream, almost realizing it as a 300-pound defensive end with the New York Jets in '93 — they cut him just before the season — and eventually playing for the Montreal Alouettes in Canada."

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