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Real Name: Richard Treat Williams
Birth Place: Rowayton, Connecticut, USA
Birth Date: December 01, 1951
Occupation: Actor, Soundtrack, Director

Treat Williams Biography

Treat Williams is the Connecticut-born, prep-school-educated actor who first made a serious commitment to his craft during his days at Pennsylvania's Franklin and Marshall College. Working summers with the nearby Fulton Repertory Theatre at Lancaster in the heart of Amish country, Williams performed the classics as well as contemporary dramas and musicals. After graduating, Williams--whose first name, incidentally, is a family surname on his mother's side--headed for Manhattan where he understudied the Danny Zuko role in "Grease." After working in the The Andrews Sisters musical "Over Here," he made his film debut as a cop in Deadly Hero (1975), then returned to "Grease," this time in the starring role. While he took leaves for two small film roles, in The Ritz (1976) and The Eagle Has Landed (1976), it was his stage work in "Grease" that led to his cinematic breakthrough in Hair (1979). Spotted by director Milos Forman, Williams was asked to read for the role of Berger, the hippie. It took 13 auditions to land the part, but the film's release catapulted Williams into stardom. He then portrayed a GI on the make in Steven Spielberg's 1941 (1979) and starred in the romantic comedy Why Would I Lie? (1980) before tackling the role of Danny Ciello, the disillusioned New York City cop who blew the whistle on his corrupt colleagues in Sidney Lumet's Prince of the City (1981). He followed that with The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper (1981), in which he played the legendary plane hijacker who successfully eluded capture (by Robert Duvall); Flashpoint (1984), in which he and Kris Kristofferson starred as a pair of maverick border patrolmen who come upon a large cache of stolen money; Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in America (1984), in which he played a Jimmy Hoffa-like labor organizer; and Smooth Talk (1985), a screen adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates' short story, "Where Are You Going?" Television viewers have seen Williams in a prestigious pair of dramas, Dempsey (1983) (TV), a three-hour story of the hard-living heavyweight champ, and John Erman's adaptation of Tennessee Williams' classic "A Streetcar Named Desire," which pitted Williams' Stanley Kowalski against Ann-Margret's Blanche Dubois. Williams has also returned to Broadway sporadically -- first to appear in "Once in a Lifetime" while filming "Hair," and in 1981 to play the role of the pirate king in "The Pirates of Penzance."

Treat Williams Movies / TV-Shows

Rocky Mountain Christmas (2017)
Confirmation (2016)
Chesapeake Shores (2016)
The Congressman (2016)
American Odyssey (2015)
Persecuted (2014)
Operation Rogue (2014)
Barefoot (2014)
In the Blood (2014)
Reaching for the Moon (2013)
Eve of Destruction (2013)
Age of Dinosaurs (2013)
Chicago Fire (2012)
Deadfall (2012)
Blue Residents (2012)
Oba: The Last Samurai (2011)
Mask Maker (2011)
Against the Wall (2011)
Beyond the Blackboard (2011)
A Little Bit of Heaven (2011)
Hawaii Five-0 (2010)
127 Hours (2010)
Blue Bloods (2010)
Howl (2010)
The Storm (2009)
White Collar (2009)
Chasing a Dream (2009)
Safe Harbor (2009)
What Happens in Vegas (2008)
Leverage (2008)
Front of the Class (2008)
Heartland (2007)
Moola (2007)
The Staircase Murders (2007)
Brothers & Sisters (2006)
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous (2005)
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)
Gale Force (2002)
Guilty Hearts (2002)
Hollywood Ending (2002)
Brödraskapet (2002)
Everwood (2002)
Skeletons in the Closet (2001)
Crash Point Zero (2001)
Venomous (2001)
The Substitute: Failure Is Not an Option (2001)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All (1999)
36 timmar till döden (1999)
The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
The Substitute 2: School's Out (1998)
Deep Rising (1998)
Escape: Human Cargo (1998)
Every Mother's Worst Fear (1998)
Behind the Music (1997)
The Devil's Own (1997)
The View (1997)
Cannes Man (1997)
Mulholland Falls (1996)
The Late Shift (1996)
The Phantom (1996)
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995)
Bonds of Love (1993)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)
Kunnes kuolema meidät erottaa (1992)
Batman: The Animated Series (1992)
Deadly Matrimony (1992)
The Water Engine (1992)
Maury (1991)
Avonlea (1990)
Max and Helen (1990)
The Simpsons (1989)
Tales from the Crypt (1989)
Heart of Dixie (1989)
Third Degree Burn (1989)
Night of the Sharks (1988)
The Men's Club (1986)
Smooth Talk (1985)
American Masters (1985)
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Flashpoint (1984)
Faerie Tale Theatre (1982)
Prince of the City (1981)
The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper (1981)
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
1941 (1979)
Hair (1979)
Marathon Man (1976)
The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
The Ritz (1976)
Deadly Hero (1975)
Great Performances (1971)

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