In his first American film, Alive, Willett starred alongside Ethan Hawke. This true story of a group of brave young people fighting to survive after their plane crashes in the mountains of Chile was directed by talented director Frank Marshall and produced by Kathleen Kennedy. In the critically acclaimed CBS miniseries, Joan of Arc, Willett co-starred with Leelee Sobieski. The stellar cast included such legendary actors as Peter O'Toole, Shirley Maclaine, Peter Strauss and Jacqueline Bissett. And when Willett starred as a shuttle mission specialist on the television series The Cape, he had direct access to NASA.
Willett is a native of British Columbia, where he was trained in Meisner and Stanislavski acting techniques and starred for four seasons in the popular Canadian series Madison. Eventually, film and television work brought him to Los Angeles where he has continued to play diverse characters such as a hippie headshop owner opposite Vincent D'Onofrio in the independent feature film Steal This Movie. He chased monsters throughout New York in hopes of breaking the big story as reporter Tucker Burns in the SciFi Channel series The Chronicle, based on the 'News from the Edge' series of books. He also took on the challenge of telling the true story of a New York stockbroker turned cattle rancher in Nothing Too Good For a Cowboy for director Kari Skogland, who also recruited Willett to appear in her short film Nature Boy, produced by Wesley Snipes.
Willett's television credits include The X-Files, Charmed, and a recurring role on Jack & Jill. Currently, he is in rehearsals for the Pulitzer Award winning play Proof, written by David Auburn.
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|Birthday||October 10, 1971 (49)|