Treat Williams Biography

Birthday: 1951-12-01
Place of Birth: Rowayton, Connecticut USA
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Wiki 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 (1976), 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."

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Howl Mark Schorer Action
Eddie Dodd Eddie Dodd 1991 Drama
Everwood Dr. Andrew ''Andy'' Brown 2005 - 2006 Drama
Eve of Destruction Max Salinger 2013 Action
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Phantom Xander Drax 1922
The Eagle Has Landed 1976 0, 0, Game Show
The Ritz 1976 Comedy
Hair George Berger 1979 0, 0, 0
Prince of the City 1981 0
The Pursuit of D. B. Cooper D.B. Cooper 1981 Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Once Upon a Time in America James Conway O'Donnell 1984 0
Smooth Talk 1985 Drama, Romance, Thriller
The Men's Club Terry 1986 Drama
Dead Heat Roger Mortis 1988
La notte degli squali David Ziegler 1988 Action
Heart of Dixie Hoyt Cunningham 1989 Drama
The Third Solution Mark Hendrix 1989 Crime, Thriller
Sweet Lies Peter 1989 Comedy, Romance
The Water Engine 1992 Drama
Where the Rivers Flow North Champ's Manager 1994 Drama
Hand Gun George McCallister 1994 Action, Crime, Thriller
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead Critical Bill Dooley 1995 0, Comedy
The Phantom Xander Drax 1996
Mulholland Falls Colonel Nathan Fitzgerald 1996 Game Show, Comedy
The Late Shift Michael Ovitz 1996 Comedy, Drama, Talk Show
Deep Rising John Finnegan 1998 Action, Horror, Sci Fi
The Deep End of the Ocean Pat Cappadora 1999 0
Critical Mass 2000
Crash Point Zero Agent Jason Ross 2001 Action, Adventure
Hollywood Ending Hal 2002 0
The Circle Mr. Spencer Runcie 2002 Thriller
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous 2005 Biography, Game Show, 0, 0
Moola Luis Gordon 2007 Comedy, Drama
Il nascondiglio Father Amy 2007 Mystery, Thriller
What Happens in Vegas Jack Fuller Sr. 2008 Biography
What Happens in Vegas... Jack Fuller Sr. 2008 Comedy, Romance
Mask Maker Mr. Tucker 2010 Horror
Martino's Summer Capitano Jeff Clark 2010 Drama
127 Hours Aron's Dad 2011 Adventure, Biography, Drama
Oba: The Last Samurai Colonel Wessinger 2011 Drama
Attack of the 50ft Cheerleader Dr. Grey 2012 Comedy
A Little Bit of Heaven Jack Corbett 2012 Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Deadfall Sheriff Marshall T. Becker 2012 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Age of Dinosaurs Gabe Jacobs 2013 Action
Flores Raras Roberrt Lowell 2013 Biography, Drama, Romance
In the Blood Robert Grant 2014 Comedy, Game Show
The Congressman Charlie Winship 2016