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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 16 February 1951Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameWilliam Theodore Katt
Height 5' 8½" (1.74 m)

Mini Bio (1)

William Katt was born on February 16, 1951 in Los Angeles, California, USA as William Theodore Katt. 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 was previously married to Deborah Kahane.

Spouse (2)

Danielle Hirsch (10 April 1993 - present) (2 children)
Deborah Kahane (22 July 1979 - 9 May 1986) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (14)

Appeared with his mother, Barbara Hale, in Big Wednesday (1978).
Lookalike son of actor Bill Williams, who starred as Kit Carson in The Adventures of Kit Carson (1951), and mother, actress Barbara Hale.
Listed as one of twelve Promising New Actors of 1977 in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 29.
Has four children, two sons: Clayton Alexander & Emerson Hunter and a stepson Andrew and a daughter Dakota.
Attended Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California.
Brother of Jody Katt (b. 1947) and Juanita Katt (b. 1953).
Auditioned for the part of Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) opposite Kurt Russell, who auditioned for the role of Han Solo.
During California's historic gubernatorial recall, after being asked about the research and preparation he had done for his short-lived series Top of the Hill (1989) . A fan asked, "So why don't YOU run for Governor?".
Attended and was a mentor at the 2nd annual HatcH audiovisual festival in Bozeman, MT in October 2005. HatcH is a film and arts festival whose mission is to provide mentorship, education, inspiration, and recognition to the next generation of creative innovators.
In 2008, he started his own line of comic books, Catastrophic Comics, with the launch of the critically acclaimed book Sparks co-created with Christopher Folino.
Disliked his The Greatest American Hero (1981) outfit so much, due to its look and discomfort, TV Guide had to use an illustration of him rather than a photo for one cover.
Won "Best Actor" for his performance in Deadland at the 2010 Mountain Film Festival.
Acting mentor was Robert Culp.
Best known by the public for his starring role as Ralph Hinkley on The Greatest American Hero (1981).

Personal Quotes (1)

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.

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