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|Born||Richard Treat Williams
December 1, 1951
Rowayton, Connecticut, United States
|Spouse||Pam Van Sant (1988–present; two children)|
Richard Treat Williams (born December 1, 1951) is a Screen Actors Guild Award–nominated American actor and children's book author who has appeared on film, stage and television. From 2002 to 2006, he was the star of the television series Everwood.
Williams was born in Rowayton, Connecticut, the son of Marian (née Andrew), an antiques dealer, and Richard Norman Williams, a corporate executive. His maternal great-great-grandfather was Senator William Henry Barnum of Connecticut, and a distant relative was Robert Treat Paine, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Williams graduated from the Kent School in Connecticut and Franklin and Marshall College. During his adolescence, Treat was often affectionately referred to by nicknames such as "Sweet Treat" and "Big Meat Treat." These later resurfaced when Williams was featured in the Feb 1980 edition of Playgirl.
Williams made his film debut in the 1976 thriller film Deadly Hero. He came to world attention when he starred in the Miloš Forman film Hair (1979) which was based on the Broadway musical Hair. He has gone on to appear in over 75 films and several television series, including, most notably, 1941 (1979), Once Upon A Time In America (1984), Dead Heat (1988), Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995) and Deep Rising (1998).
Williams was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his part in Hair as George Berger. He got a second Golden Globe nomination for starring in Sidney Lumet's Prince of the City (1981) and a third for his performance as Stanley Kowalski in the television presentation of A Streetcar Named Desire. In 1996, Williams was nominated for a Best Actor Emmy Award by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for his work in The Late Shift, a HBO movie, in which he portrayed agent Michael Ovitz.
In 1996, he played villain Xander Drax in Paramount's big budget comic book adaptation, The Phantom, in which Williams' character did his best to take over the world and kill Billy Zane's mysterious superhero.
Williams' career includes numerous stage roles. He won a Drama League Award for his work in the Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim's Follies, and another for starring in the off-Broadway production of Captains Courageous. Other notable Broadway shows include Grease, the Sherman Brothers' Over Here!, Once in a Lifetime, Pirates of Penzance and Love Letters, and off-Broadway, he has appeared in David Mamet's Oleanna and Oh, Hell (at Lincoln Center), Some Men Need Help and Randy Newman's Maybe I'm Doing It Wrong. He premiered the Los Angeles production of Love Letters and appeared in War Letters at the Canon Theatre in Los Angeles.
Williams may be best known for his leading role as Dr. Andrew Brown in the WB television series Everwood, about a New York neurosurgeon who moves his family to Colorado. Although the show's ratings were never spectacular, it won critical acclaim and had a devoted following. Williams received two SAG Award nominations (2003 and 2004) for his role on the show.
Williams has recently made several guest appearances on the ABC drama Brothers & Sisters playing David Morton, a friend and potential suitor of the Sally Field character. Williams starred in the short lived series Heartland on TNT as Nathaniel Grant, the head of a Pittsburgh organ transplant center, before it was canceled due to low ratings. He also starred in a Lifetime movie called the Staircase Murders, which aired April 15, 2007.
Speculations have Williams playing Killer Croc in the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises, directed by Christopher Nolan. According to sources close to the film, Williams' role will be minor. Williams will be starring in an upcoming Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, titled Beyond the Blackboard, with his former Everwood co-star, Emily VanCamp, which will air on CBS, April 24, 2011.
In early 2010, videos were posted on YouTube as well as edits made to Williams' Wikipedia page and a Facebook page made faking his death. These included a graphic and detailed explanation as to his illness and place of death. In August 2011, Williams responded to these rumours in an interview with Contact Music when speaking of more recent rumours linking him to the new Quentin Tarantino film Django Unchained. Regarding the death hoax, Williams stated, "I did see that and I think those things are dangerous for your family and friends."
Williams has been cast in the CBS television pilot Peachtree Lines as mayor Lincoln Rylan. The serial is an examination of political, social, and cultural issues in Atlanta also starring Victoria Rowell (Naomi Grace), Ving Rhames (Ving Wesley), James Van Der Beek (Garrett Cindell), Jason Dohring (Travis Diring), and Jena Malone (Sierra Jayden).
Adding to his long list of accomplishments, Williams has now published a children's book titled Air Show! (Illustrated by Robert Neubecker, and published in 2010 by Disney/Hyperion Books). The target audience being children ages three to seven, the book playfully documents the airshow experience with simple text and bold illustrations of such aircraft as a Boeing B-17, a Pitts Special biplane, and the U.S. Navy's Blue Angel F/A-18.
In 1969, Williams' high-school football coach, who was also a flight instructor, offered to train him in a Piper Super Cub. Williams became an FAA instrument rated commercial pilot with privileges in both single engine and multi-engine airplanes, rotorcraft. He also is certified as a flight instructor. Williams holds a type-rating for Cessna Citation jets. He has owned a Clipped-wing Cub, Cherokee 180, Seneca II, and a Navajo Chieftain which is used for family travel between homes.
|1976||The Ritz||Michael Brick|
|1976||Marathon Man||Central Park Jogger (uncredited)|
|1976||The Eagle Has Landed||Captain Clark|
|1979||1941||Cpl. Chuck 'Stretch' Sitarski|
|1980||Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back||Echo Base Trooper (uncredited)|
|1980||Why Would I Lie?||Cletus|
|1981||Prince of the City||Daniel Ciello||Nominated-Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama|
|1981||The Pursuit of D. B. Cooper||D.B. Cooper|
|1983||Neapolitan Sting||Ferdinando detto Giugiù|
|1983||Dempsey||Jack Dempsey||TV movie|
|1984||Once Upon a Time in America||James Conway O'Donnell|
|1984||A Streetcar Named Desire||Stanley Kowalski||TV movie|
|1985||Some Men Need Help||Hudley T. Singleton III||TV movie|
|1985||Smooth Talk||Arnold Friend|
|1986||The Men's Club||Terry|
|1987||J. Edgar Hoover (TV-film)||J. Edgar Hoover|
|1987||Faerie Tale Theatre||Prince Andrew||Episode: "The Little Mermaid"|
|1987||Choes in the Darkness||Rick Guida||TV movie|
|1988||Sweet Lies||Peter Nicholl|
|1988||The Third Solution||Mark Hendrix|
|1988||La notte degli squali||David Ziegler|
|1988||Dead Heat||Det. Roger Mortis|
|1989||Third Degree Burn||Scott Weston||TV movie|
|1989||Heart of Dixie||Hoyt Cunningham|
|1990||Beyond the Ocean|
|1990||Drug Wars: The Camarena Story||Ray Carson||TV miniseries|
|1990||Max and Helen||Max Rosenberg||TV movie|
|1991||Eddie Dodd||Eddie Dodd||6 episodes|
|1992||Till Death Us Do Part||Alan Palliko||TV movie|
|1992||Tales from the Crypt||Howard Prince||Episode: "None But the Lonely Heart"|
|1992||The Water Engine||Dave Murray||TV movie|
|1992||Batman: The Animated Series||Dr. Achilles Milo (voice)||Episode: "Cat Scratch Fever"
Episode: "Moon of the Wolf"
|1992||Deadly Matrimony||Alan Masters||TV movie|
|1993||Bonds of Love||Robby Smith||TV movie|
|1993||Road to Avonlea||Zak Morgan||Episode: "Moving On"|
|1993||Where the River Flows North||Champ's Manager|
|1993–1994||Good Advice||Jack Harold||19 episodes|
|1994||Vault of Horror I||TV movie|
|1994||Parallel Lives||Peter Barnum||TV movie|
|1994||Texan||Man in Chinos||TV short|
|1994||Hand Gun||George McCallister|
|1995||The Taming Power of the Small||Short film|
|1995||In the Shadow of Evil||Jack Brenner||TV movie|
|1995||Johnny's Girl||Johnny||TV movie|
|1995||Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead||Critical Bill|
|1996||Mulholland Falls||Col. Nathan Fitzgerald|
|1996||The Late Shift||Michael Ovitz||TV movie|
|1996||The Phantom||Xander Drax|
|1997||The Devil's Own||Billy Burke|
|1998||Deep Rising||John Finnegan|
|1998||Escape: Human Cargo||John McDonald||TV movie|
|1998||The Substitute 2: School's Out||Karl Thomasson||TV movie|
|1998||Every Mother's Worst Fear||Mitch Carson (uncredited)||TV movie|
|1999||The Deep End of the Ocean||Pat Cappadora|
|1999||36 Hours to Die||Noah Stone||TV movie|
|1999||The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All||Karl Thomasson||TV movie|
|1999||Journey to the Center of the Earth||Theodore Lytton||TV movie|
|2001||Crash Point Zero||Agent Jason Ross|
|2001||The Substitute 4: Failure Is Not An Option||Karl Thomasson||Video|
|2001||Critical Mass||Mike Jeffers|
|2001||Skeletons in the Closet||Will||Video|
|2001||Venomous||Dr. David Henning||Video|
|2002||UC: Undercover||Teddy Collins||Episode: "Teddy C"|
|2002||Gale Force||Sam Garrett||Video|
|2002||Guilty Hearts||Stephen Carrow||TV movie|
|2002||Going to California||Officer Terrence 'Terry' Miller||Episode: "The West Texas Round-up and Other Assorted Misdemeanors"|
|2002||The Circle||Mr. Spencer Runcie|
|2002–2006||Everwood||Dr. Andrew 'Andy' Brown||89 episodes|
|2005||Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous||FBI Asst. Director Walter Collins|
|2006||Brothers & Sisters||David Morton||4 episodes|
|2007||The Staircase Murders||Michael Peterson||TV movie|
|2007||Heartland||Dr. Nathaniel 'Nate' Grant||9 episodes|
|2007||The Hideout||Father Amy|
|2008||Good Behavior||Burt Valencia||TV movie|
|2008||What Happens in Vegas||Jack Fuller Sr.|
|2008||Hallmark Hall of Fame||Norman Cohen||Episode: "Front of the Class"|
|2009||Chasing a Dream||Gary Stiles||TV movie|
|2009||Safe Harbor||Doug||TV movie|
|2009||The Storm||Robert Terrell||TV miniseries|
|2010||Boston's Finest||Jack Holt||TV movie|
|2010||127 Hours||Aron's Dad|
|2010||L'estate di Martino||Capitano Jeff Clark|
|2011||A Little Bit of Heaven||Jack Corbett|
|2011||Oba: The Last Samurai||Colonel Wessinger|
|2011||Beyond the Blackboard||Dr. Warren||TV movie|
|2011||Against the Wall||Don Kowalski||TV series|
|2011||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Jake Stanton||Episode Number 282 "Spiraling Down"|
|1978||Once in a Lifetime||Jerry Hyland|
|1981–1982||The Pirates of Penzance||The Pirate King|
|1982||Some Men Need Help||Hudley T. Singleton III||47th Street Theatre|
|1989–1990||Love Letters||Andrew Makepiece Ladd III|
|1989||Bobby Gould in Hell||Bobby Gould||Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre|
|1999||Captains Courageous, the Musical||Manuel||Manhattan Theatre Club|
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