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Treat Williams

Treat Williams (born December 1, 1951) is an American actor who has appeared on film, stage and television over the course of his prolific career. From 2002 to 2006, he was the star of the popular television series Everwood.

Biography

Early life

Williams was born Richard Treat Williams in Norwalk, Connecticut, the son of Marion (née Andrew), an antiques dealer, and Richard Norman Williams, a corporate executive. Williams graduated from the elite New England prep school, Kent School, in Connecticut and Franklin and Marshall College.

Career

Williams came to world attention when he starred in the Miloš Forman film Hair (1979). This film was based on the Broadway musical Hair. Since that time he has gone on to appear in over seventy-five 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. He got a second Golden Globe nomination for starring in Sydney Lumet's Prince of the City (1981). He got a third nomination for his performance as Stanley Kowalski in the television presentation of A Streetcar Named Desire. In 1996, he was nominated for the Best Actor Emmy Award by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for his work in The Late Shift, an HBO movie. Williams has also worked as a director, winning two festival awards for directing Texan in Showtime's Chanticleer series.

In 1996, he played bad guy Xander Drax in Paramount's big budget comic book adaptation, The Phantom, where he did his best to take over the world and kill Billy Zane's mysterious superhero.

Williams' acting 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 former WB series Everwood, about a New York neurosurgeon who moves his family to the fictional Everwood, 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 the role of David Morton, a friend and potential suitor of the Sally Field character. Williams currently stars in a series on the TNT titled Heartland in which he plays, Nathaniel Grant, the head of a Pittsburgh organ transplant center. He also starred in a Lifetime movie called the Staircase Murders, which aired April 15, 2007.

Personal life

Williams lives with his wife and two children in Utah where Everwood was shot. The family also has a home in New York City and a house in Manchester, Vermont.

Filmography

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