Treat Williams Biography, Life, Interesting Facts


Treat Williams

Birthday :

December 1, 1951

Also Known For :

Film Actor, TV Actor

Birth Place :

Norwalk, Stamford, United States of America

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Treat Williams was born on December 1, 1951. He is an American Actor. He is also a children’s book author. He is also a theatre stage performer. He was renowned for his appearance in ‘Hair’ film. He is currently Sixty-Six years old.

Early Life

Treat Williams was born Richard Treat Williams on December 1, 1951, in Royalton in Connecticut, United States. He was born to Richard Norman Williams and Marian Williams. He studied in Kent School, Connecticut. He liked playing football. He later joined Franklin and Marshall College, Pennsylvania.



In 1972, Treat Williams started his career journey by appearing in theatre film ‘Grease’ as Danny Zuko, a role he played until 1980. In 1974, he played a recurring role as Utah in ‘Over Here’ a theatre film until 1975. In 1975, his debut was marked by the appearance in as Billings in ‘Deadly Hero’ a thriller film. In 1976, he featured in ‘The Ritz’ as Michael Brick, ‘Marathon Man’ as Central Park Jogger and in ‘The Eagle Has Landed’ as Captain Harry Clarke.

In 1978, he played a role as Jerry Hyland in ‘Once in a Lifetime’ theatre film. In 1979, he appeared in ‘Hair’ as George Berger, a role that led to his prominence. He also appeared in ‘1941’ as Cpl. Chuck ‘Stretch’ Sitarski. In 1980, he appeared in the films ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ and ‘Why Would I Lie?’ In 1981, he appeared in the films ‘Prince of the City’ as Daniel Ciello and ‘The Pursuit of D.B Cooper’ as D.B Cooper. He also appeared as The Pirate King in the theater film ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ a role he played till 1982. In 1982, he appeared in ‘Some Men Need Help’ theater film.

In 1983, Treat Williams appeared in ‘Neapolitan Sting’ and ‘Dempsey.’ In 1984, he featured in several films such as ‘A Streetcar Named Desire,’ ‘Once Upon a Time in America’ and ‘Flashpoint.’ In 1985, he appeared as Arnold Friend in ‘Smooth Talk.’ He also featured in an episode of his first ever television series ‘American Playhouse’ as Hudley T. Singleton III. In 1986, he appeared in ‘The Men’s Club’ as Terry. In 1987, he played a role in ‘J. Edgar Hoover’ and in ‘Echoes in the Dark.’ 

He also appeared in the television show ‘Faerie Tale Theatre’ as Prince Andrew. In 1988, he was in films such as ‘The Third Solution,’ ‘Night of the Sharks’ and ‘Dead Heat.’ In 1989, he appeared in the films ‘Heart of Dixie’ as Hoyt Cunningham and in ‘Third Degree Burn’ as Scott Weston. He as well appeared in theatre films ‘Love Letters’ as Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, a role he held till 1990 and in ‘Bobby Gould in Hell’ as Bobby Gould. In 1990, he appeared in ‘Drug Wars; The Camarena Story,’ ‘Max & Hellen’ and ‘Beyond the Ocean.’

In 1991, Treat Williams featured in the film ‘Final Verdict’ as Earl Rogers and television show ‘Eddie Dodd’ as Eddie Dodd. In 1992, he appeared in ‘Oleanna’ a theatre film as John a role he played until 1994. He also appeared in television shows ‘Tales from the Crypt’ and ‘Batman; The Animated Series.’ He later featured in other films such as ‘Till Death Do Us Apart,’ ‘The Water Engine’ and ‘Deadly Matrimony.’

In 1993, he featured in ‘Bond of Love’ and ‘Where the Rivers Flow North’ he also appeared in television shows including ‘Road to Avonlea’ as Zak Morgan and in ‘Good Advice’ as Jack Harold, a role he played till 1994. In 1994, Williams appeared in several films such as ‘Parallel Lives,’ ‘Hand Gun,’ ‘Vault of Horror I’ and ‘Texan.’ In 1995 he featured in ‘Mister Dog,’ ‘Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead,’ ‘Johnny’s Girl,’ ‘The Taming Power of the Small’ and ‘In the Shadow of Evil.’

In 1996, Treat Williams was privileged to appear in ‘Mulholland Falls,’ ‘The Phantom’ as Xander Drax and ‘The Late Shift.’ In 1997, he featured in ‘The Devil’s Own’ as Billy Burke. In 1998, he played as John Finnegan in ‘Deep Rising.’ In 1999, he appeared in the films ‘36 Hours to Die’, ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth’ and in ‘The Substitute 3; Winner Takes All’. He also featured in the theatre film ‘Captains Courageous, the Musical’ as Manuel. In 2000, he was an actor in ‘Hopewell’ and ‘Critical Mass.’ In 2001, he, featured in films such as ‘Venomous,’ ‘Crash Point Zero,’ ‘the Substitute 4; Failure Is Not an Option’ and ‘Skeletons in the Closet.’ He as well appeared as Buddy Plummer in his last theatre film ‘Follies.’

In 2002, Treat Williams featured in the films ‘Guilty Hearts,’ ‘Gale Force,’ ‘Hollywood Ending’ and ‘The Circle.’ He also appeared in television shows such as ‘Going to California’ as Officer Terrence ‘Terry’ Miller and in ‘Everwood’ as Dr. Andrew ‘Andy’ Brown a role he played until 2006. In 2005, he featured in ‘Miss Congeniality 2; Armed and Fabulous’ as FBI Assistant Director Walter Collins. In 2006, he appeared in the television show ‘Brothers & Sisters’ as David Morton.

In 2007 he featured in ‘Heartland’ as a starring, ‘The Staircase Murders’ as a starring, ‘Moola’ and ‘The Hideout.’ In 2008, he played a role in ‘What Happens in Vegas,’ ‘Front of the Class’ and ‘Good Behavior.’ In 2009, he featured in ‘Chasing a Dream,’ ‘Safe Harbor’ and ‘The Storm.’ In 2010, he appeared in ‘Mas Maker,’ ‘Boston’s Finest,’ ‘Howl,’ ‘Martino’s Summer’ and ‘127 Hours’. His children’s book ‘Air Show’ was published.

In 2011, Treat Williams was cast in ‘Law & Order; Special Victims Unit,’ ‘Against the Wall,’ ‘A Little Bit of Heaven,’ ‘Beyond the Blackboard’ and ‘Oba; The Last Samurai.’ In 2012, he appeared in ‘Deadfall,’ ‘Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader’, ‘Leverage,’ ‘The Simpsons.’  He also played as Samuel Phelps and James Bennet in ‘White Collar’ he performed this role until 2013. In 2013, he was featured in ‘Persecuted,’ ‘Chicago Fire’ as Benny Severide, ‘Hawaii Five-0’ as Mick Logan and ‘Eve of Destruction’ as Max Salinger.

In 2014, he appeared in ‘Barefoot’ and ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.’ In 2015, he co-starred in ‘American Odyssey’ as Colonel Stephen Glen. In 2016, he appeared as Lenny Ross in ‘Blue Bloods’ a role he played until 2018. He featured in ‘Confirmation’ as Ted Kennedy. He as well played as Mick O’Brien in ‘Chesapeake Shores’ a role he holds till present day. In 2017, he appeared as Frank in ‘The Etruscan Smile.’ In 2018, he featured in ‘Second Act’ as Anderson Clarke. He currently appears in CBS’s television show ‘Peachtree Lines’ as Mayor Lincoln Rylan.


Awards and Achievements

In 1979, 1981 and 1984, Treat Williams was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for his roles in ‘Hair,’ ‘Prince of the City’ and ‘A Street Car Named Desire’ respectively. In 1996, he was nominated for the Emmy Awards in the Best Actor category. He later won the Drama League Award due to his role in ‘Follies.’ He won an award for directing ‘Texan.’


Personal Life

In 1988, Treat Williams married Pam Van Sant with whom he has two children. He is currently Sixty-Six years of age.

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