William H. Massey is signed to the Agency for the Performing Arts.
The famed veteran star of such classics as “Fargo” and the long-running TV franchise “Shameless” reunites with agent Andrew Rogers, who left ICM Partners in July to head global talent at APA. Maceo will be directed by John Burnham, who left ICM for Atlas Artists in April.
Massey has earned 12 Emmy Award nominations and two wins as well as 11 Screen Actors Guild Award nominations and four wins throughout her versatile career. His performance in Joel and Ethan Cohen’s “Fargo” earned him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination in 1998.
A one-time veterinary student who would go on to study under David Mamet, Massey was a regular on Paul Thomas Anderson’s (“Boogie Nights,” “Magnolia”) and starred in breakout indies like “The Cooler.” His 2002 writer-star effort “Door to Door” won six Emmys out of 12 nominations.
In addition to directing numerous episodes of contemporary series, he directed indies such as “Crystal,” about a lonely young man attracted to a former exotic dancer, starring Rosario Dawson, T.I., Felicity Huffman and Kathy Bates.
Macy’s is one of numerous high-profile clients approached by boutique agency players as a result of CAA’s acquisition of ICM Partners and WGA’s victory in the packaging fee. Rogers, in particular, has recruited a host of former clients to her new division at APA, a list that includes: Regina Hall, Nathalie Emmanuel, Ken Jeong, Michael Rainey Jr., Marc Maron, Michel Cera, Russell Hornsby and more.
Macy will next be seen in the rom-com “Maybe I Do” alongside Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon and Diane Keaton, followed by the franchise installment “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” and Peter Farrelly’s latest “Ricky Stanicky.”