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William Katt

William Katt was born in Los Angeles, California, USA as William Theodore Katt. He is the son of actress Barbara Hale and actor Bill Williams. He is an actor and director, known for The Greatest American Hero (1981), Carrie (1976) and The Man from Earth (2007). He has been married to Danielle Hirsch since April 10, 1993. They have two children. He... See full bio »
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The Greatest American Hero
The Greatest American Hero Ralph Hinkley / Ralph Hanley
Carrie Tommy Ross
House Roger Cobb


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  Rick's Parking (TV Movie) (post-production)
 2015 Subterranea
 2014 The Unwanted
 2013 .357
 2013/I Sparks
 2012 The Jonas Project
Dean Taylor
 2011 Moon (TV Movie)
Wally Wilson
 2011 Stok Stalk Stock
 2011 The Encore of Tony Duran
Art Smith
 2010 Mirrors 2 (Video)
Jack Matheson
 2010/I Super
Sgt. Fitzgibbon
 2010 House of Payne (TV Series)
Clive James
- Who's Your Daddy Now? (2010) ... Clive James
 2010 Earthling
Ryan Donnelly
 2010 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Sven Regal
- And the Winner Is... (2010) ... Sven Regal
 2009 Deadland
 2008 Heroes (TV Series)
Jim McCann
- Chapter Two 'The Butterfly Effect' (2008) ... Jim McCann
 2008 Big Game
 2007 AVH: Alien vs. Hunter (Video)
Lee Cussler
 2007 Bone Eater (TV Movie)
Dr. Boombas
 2006 House M.D. (TV Series)
- House vs. God (2006) ... Walter
 2006 Backstage Pass (Video)
Kurt Wilson
 2006 Gamers
Reese's Boss
 2005 Mystery Woman: Game Time (TV Movie)
Donald Fiske
 2005 River's End
Ed Kennedy
 2001-2004 JAG (TV Series)
James Merrick
 2003 Descendant
Dr. Tom Murray
 2002 Treading Water
The Investor
 2002 Andromeda (TV Series)
Eddie Aldrich
- For Whom the Bell Tolls (2002) ... Eddie Aldrich
 2002 Snake Island
Malcolm Page
 2002 Son of the Beach (TV Series)
Congressman George Bukaki
- Three Days of the Condom (2002) ... Congressman George Bukaki
 2002 Justice League (TV Series)
Green Guardsman / Scott Mason
- Legends (2002) ... Green Guardsman / Scott Mason (voice)
 2002 Determination of Death
John Logan
 2002 Gentle Ben (TV Movie)
Gittis Malone
 2001 Circuit
 2001 Dark Realm (TV Series)
Randolph Blair
- Murder One (2001) ... Randolph Blair
 2000 The Hunger (TV Series)
- The Seductress (2000) ... James
 1999 Clean and Narrow
 1999 Twin Falls Idaho
 1998 Hyacinth
Andy Gillis
 1998 Catch Me If You Can (TV Movie)
Jean Benoit
 1998 The Net (TV Series)
Dr. Phillip Wayland
- Deleted (1998) ... Dr. Phillip Wayland
 1998 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Keith Portman
- Warriors (1998) ... Keith Portman
 1997 Whacked (Short)
Sgt. Niktaukus
 1997 Dead Man's Gun (TV Series)
Madison Butler
- The Healer (1997) ... Madison Butler
 1997 Viper (TV Series)
Arno Krafft
- Black Box (1997) ... Arno Krafft
 1997 7th Heaven (TV Series)
Det. Will Grayson
- It's About George... (1997) ... Det. Will Grayson
 1997 Rough Riders (TV Series)
Edward Marshall
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Edward Marshall
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Edward Marshall
 1997 u'Bejani
Father Bob
 1996 Romantic Undertaking (TV Movie)
Richard Tennant
 1996 Daddy's Girl
Don Mitchell
 1996 Devil's Food (TV Movie)
Andrew Burns
 1996 Rattled (TV Movie)
Paul Donohue
 1995 American Cop (TV Movie)
Dr. Dell Davis
 1994 Stranger by Night (Video)
Troy Rooney
 1994 The Paper Boy
 1994 Tollbooth
 1994 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
- Riddler's Reform (1994) ... Zowie (voice)
 1994 Cyborg 3: The Recycler (Video)
 1994 Animaniacs (TV Series)
Dr. Roma
- Lookit the Fuzzy Heads/No Face Like Home (1994) ... Dr. Roma (voice)
 1994 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Roland Spear
- Flashdance with Death (1994) ... Roland Spear
 1993 Distant Cousins
Richard Sullivan
 1993 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Derek Hartman
- Love's Deadly Desire (1993) ... Derek Hartman
 1992 Double X: The Name of the Game
Michael Cooper
 1992 House IV (Video)
Roger Cobb
 1991 Last Call
Paul Avery
 1991 Ghost Writer (TV Movie)
 1990 Naked Obsession
Franklyn Carlysle
 1989 Top of the Hill (TV Movie)
Thomas Bell
 1989 Wedding Band
Marshall Roman
 1989 Rising Storm
Elliott Kropfeld (uncredited)
 1989 Swimsuit (TV Movie)
Brian Rutledge
 1989 Top of the Hill (TV Series)
Thomas Bell Jr.
- Better Angels (1989)
- You Were Always on My Mind (1989) ... Thomas Bell Jr.
 1988 White Ghost
Steve Shepard
 1988 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Dr. Burke
- A Stolen Heart (1988) ... Dr. Burke
 1985 House
Roger Cobb
 1985 Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend
George Loomis
 1984 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
Flower Prince
- Thumbelina (1984) ... Flower Prince
 1982 The Rainmaker (TV Movie)
Jimmy Curry
 1979 Butch and Sundance: The Early Days
The Sundance Kid / Harry Alonzo Longabaugh
 1978 Big Wednesday
Jack Barlow
 1977 First Love
Elgin Smith
 1975 Kojak (TV Series)
Carey Nysrom
- Life, Liberation and the Pursuit of Death (1975) ... Carey Nysrom
 1972-1975 Ironside (TV Series)
Porter Yarborough / Jimmy
- The Rolling Y (1975) ... Porter Yarborough
- Death by the Numbers (1972) ... Jimmy (as Bill Katt)
 1974 The Rookies (TV Series)
Jimmy Phillips
- The Old Neighborhood (1974) ... Jimmy Phillips
 1974 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Lonnie Weeks
- The Tarnished Badge (1974) ... Lonnie Weeks
 1974 Police Woman (TV Series)
Martin Wadsworth
- Warning: All Wives (1974) ... Martin Wadsworth
 1974 Can Ellen Be Saved? (TV Movie)
 1973 Kung Fu (TV Series)
- The Ancient Warrior (1973) ... Andy (as Bill Katt)
 1972 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
- Dear Dad (1972) ... P.F.C. (as Bill Katt)
 1972 The Daughters of Joshua Cabe (TV Movie)
Billy Jack (as Bill Katt)
 1972 Emergency! (TV Series)
Wally Lytton
- Weird Wednesday (1972) ... Wally Lytton (uncredited)
 1971 The Trackers (TV Movie)
Davey Paxton (as Bill Katt)
 1971 The Failing of Raymond (TV Movie)
Harold (uncredited)
 1971 The Late Liz
Peter Addams (as Bill Katt)
 1970 Night Chase (TV Movie)
Marine Private (as Bill Katt)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Ormer Locklear," written / directed by Marc Norman in a NTFN production at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, with Julie Payne in the cast. NOTE: Katt won the Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Performance. See more »

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2 Interviews | 6 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bill Katt


5' 8½" (1.74 m)

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Personal Quote:

When I play a good guy, I try to explore them and figure out what shapes them and makes them interesting. When I'm playing a bad guy, I try to explore everything that makes them good. No one ever really thinks that they're a bad guy.


Best known by the public for his starring role as Ralph Hinkley on The Greatest American Hero (1981). See more »

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