Det. Harry Ambrose
played by Bill Pullman
  • Character bio
  • Actor bio

Detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) is a sensitive, dogged detective whose past comes back to haunt him when he is pulled in to help with an unsettling case in his hometown.

Bill Pullman stars in USA Network’s psychological thriller The Sinner as Detective Harry Ambrose, a sensitive, dogged detective whose past comes back to haunt him when he is pulled in to help with an unsettling case in his hometown.

Bill Pullman started acting professionally in New York theater in 1983, and shortly after began a film career which currently spans over seventy features and several television series. In the past fifteen years, Pullman has acted in six major theater productions in New York City and has been nominated as a best actor four times.

Pullman’s movie career includes the blockbuster comedies Ruthless People, Spaceballs, Sleepless in Seattle, While You Were Sleeping, Casper, and Bottle Shock, and dramas The Serpent and the Rainbow, The Accidental Tourist, and Igby Goes Down. He is also known for his turn as the nation’s President in the action franchise Independence Day, and for roles in the thriller Malice and westerns The Virginian and Wyatt Earp. Leaving no genre off his resume, Pullman also stars in the film noirs The Last Seduction, Lost Highway, The Zero Effect and Surveillance, and the horror movie The Grudge. On television, he was seen in Revelations, Torchwood and 1600 Penn.

Most recently, Pullman was seen in Independence Day: Resurgence and Brother Nature, opposite Taran Killam and Bobby Moynihan, as well as LBJ with Woody Harrelson, Battle of the Sexes with Emma Stone and Steve Carell, and Trouble with Angelica Houston.