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Treat Williams

Treat Williams has been working steadily in both film and television since his 1976 movie debut as squeaky-voiced detective Michael Brick in Terence McNally's bawdy comedy The Ritz.

Williams then captivated audiences playing the ebullient hippie, Berger, in the feature version of the Broadway musical Hair. Roles followed in such movies as Steven Spielberg's 1941, Sidney Lumet's Prince of the City, and the epic drama Once Upon a Time in America, as well as leads in a host of telefilms including Dempsey; A Streetcar Named Desire; the PBS adaptation, Some Men Need Help; and J. Edgar Hoover.

The actor went on to appear in the feature films Smooth Talk, The Men's Club, Sweet Lies, Dead Heat, and Heart of Dixie; and on TV in movies like Max and Helen (as Max Rosenberg), Till Death Do Us Part, The Water Engine, and Deadly Matrimony; the mini-series Drug Wars: The Camarena Story; and in the title role of the legal drama series, Eddie Dodd. He also starred opposite Shelley Long in the CBS sitcom Good Advice.

Later feature roles include Hand Gun, Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead, The Devil's Own, Deep Rising, The Deep End of the Ocean, Hollywood Ending, and Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous.

Williams' more recent TV credits include a long list of telefilms such as Parallel Lives, In the Shadow of Evil, HBO's The Late Shift (in which he played former super-agent Mike Ovitz), Escape: Human Cargo; Journey to the Center of the Earth; and Guilty Hearts; along with appearances on the series UC: Undercover and Going to California.

The actor gained a whole new generation of fans when he starred in the highly embraced WB series Everwood, playing small town doctor Andy Brown, from 2002 to 2006. Williams received two Screen Actors Guild Award(R) nominations for the part.

Most recently, he was seen in a recurring role on the ABC drama Brothers & Sisters; in the highly rated Lifetime movie The Staircase Murders; and on TNT's limited series Heartland, in which he starred as a heart surgeon.

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Treat Williams Facts

Birth NameRichard Williams
BirthdayDecember 1, 1951 (72)
BirthplaceRowayton, Connecticut, USA
Height5' 10" (1m78)  How tall is Treat Williams compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Mulholland Falls
Nothing to Fear
The Substitute 2: School's Out
The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All
Holiday Knights
Perchance to Dream
His Silicon Soul
The Late Shift
What Happens in Vegas
The Congressman
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