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William Petersen


William Petersen was born on February 21, 1953 in Evanston, Illinois, USA as William Louis Petersen. He is a producer and actor, known for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), Manhunter (1986) and To Live and Die in L.A. (1985). He has been married to Gina Cirone since June 14, 2003. They have two children. He was previously married to Joanne ... See full bio »

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  CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) (executive producer - 222 episodes, 2004 - 2014) (producer - 42 episodes, 2000 - 2012) (co-executive producer - 36 episodes, 2002 - 2004) (supervising producer - 6 episodes, 2002)
- The Twin Paradox (2014) ... (executive producer)
- The Book of Shadows (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Buzz Kill (2014) ... (executive producer)
- The CSI Effect (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Dead in His Tracks (2014) ... (executive producer)
 1992 Keep the Change (TV Movie) (producer - as William L. Petersen)
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Other Works:

He acted in David Harrower's play, "Blackbird", at the Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago, Illinois with Mattie Hawkinson in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 4 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 11 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

William L. Petersen | William L. Peterson | William Peterson

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

After Manhunter (1986) and To Live and Die in L.A. (1985), there were all these cop movies that came my way, but they weren't any good, so I didn't do them. Then, there was talk about my doing Platoon (1986), but I didn't want to sit in a ditch in the Philippines for eight weeks for no money. Instead, I did an HBO baseball movie for more money and more fun, and I got to play ball. I enjoy ... See more »

Trivia:

His name originates from the Germanic name Willahelm, which was composed of the elements wil "will, desire" and helm "helmet, protection". See more »

Nickname:

Billy

Star Sign:

Pisces

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