More Treat Williams Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous)Treat Williams has enjoyed great success in feature films, starting with his breakthrough role in director Milos Forman's film version of Hair, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination in 1980. Only two years later, he was nominated for a second Golden Globe for his portrayal of Daniel Ciello in Sidney Lumet's Prince of the City.
Williams numerous film credits include Steven Spielberg's 1941; Smooth Talk, opposite Laura Dern; Dead Heat; Heart of Dixie; Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead; Lee Tamahori's Mulholland Falls; The Phantom; Devil's Own; The Deep End of the Ocean, opposite Michelle Pfeiffer; and Woody Allen's Hollywood Endings.
Most recently, Williams received critical acclaim for his starring role as Dr. Andy Brown in the series Everwood, which earned him back-to-back Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Outstanding Performance in a Drama Series in 2003 and 2004. Among his other television credits, Williams' performance as Michael Ovitz in The Late Shift garnered him an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in 1996.
Bio courtesy Warner Bros. for "Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous" (11-Apr-2005)
Biography #3Treat Williams began his professional acting career as the understudy for the Danny Zuko role in the Broadway production of Grease, a part which led Milos Forman to cast him in the landmark screen version of the Broadway musical Hair. He moved on to roles in Steven Spielberg's 1941 and the comedy Why Would I Lie? before delivering his unforgettable performance in Sidney Lumet's Prince of the City.
One of the most versatile actors working today, Williams has recently received critical praise for his outstanding performances as a malevolent arms dealer in Alan Pakula's The Devil's Own and as the hilariously psychotic Critical Ben in Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead. In 1996, he earned an Emmy nomination for his performance as a high-powered mega-agent in HBO's The Late Shift and was seen in Mulholland Falls and The Phantom.
With a career spanning three decades, the Connecticut native has amassed an impressive list of credits for stage, screen and television. He gained attention for his indelible portrayal of the legendary boxing champion in Dempsey and as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire opposite Ann-Margaret. Williams also starred in the CBS telefilm Bonds of Love (which he also produced), which won Best Film at The Banff Film Festival, TNT's Max & Helen, the NBC miniseries Drug Wars: The Camarena Story and Showtime's J. Edgar Hoover in the title role.
On Broadway, he has performed in productions of Grease, Over Here, Once in a Lifetime and The Pirates of Penzance. His off-Broadway credits include Some Men Need Help and David Mamet's Oleanna. Additional film credits include The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper, Flashpoint, Once Upon a Time in America, Smooth Talk, Handgun and Deep Rising.
Williams made his directorial debut with Texan, a 29-minute film written by David Mamet, which premiered at the Telluride Film Festival. The film also won Best Short Award at the Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival and the New Director's Award at the Aspen Short Film Festival. Williams is currently appearing at the Manhattan Theatre Club in a musical adaptation of Captains Courageous.
Bio courtesy Columbia Pictures (01-Jan-2000)