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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
(2000-2015)
Manhunter
Manhunter Will Graham
(1986)
To Live and Die in L.A.
To Live and Die in L.A. Richard Chance
(1985)
Fear
Fear Steve Walker
(1996)

Filmography

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  Hurt People (TV Movie) (executive producer) (announced)
 2015 CSI: Immortality (TV Movie) (executive producer)
  CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) (executive producer - 231 episodes, 2004 - 2015) (producer - 42 episodes, 2000 - 2012) (co-executive producer - 36 episodes, 2002 - 2004) (supervising producer - 6 episodes, 2002)
- Under My Skin (2015) ... (executive producer)
- The End Game (2015) ... (executive producer)
- The Last Ride (2015) ... (executive producer)
- The Greater Good (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Angle of Attack (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Video Game) (co-executive producer - as William Peterson)
 1992 Keep the Change (TV Movie) (producer - as William L. Petersen)
 1991 Hard Promises (producer - as William L. Petersen)
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Other Works:

He acted in Sam Shepard's play, "The Tooth of Crime", at the Remains Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Gary Cole, Mary McAuliffe & Kevin Rigdon (lighting designers) and Fugue (original incidental music). See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 5 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:

The greatest thing that ever happened to me in terms of my acting was the audition for To Live and Die in L.A. (1985). After I read, William Friedkin put down the script and said, "You got the part". I really thought it was a joke. I went back to my hotel room and took a bath and they called and wanted to make a deal. I still didn't believe it. See more »

Trivia:

Co-presented an award at the 2004 Emmys with Dennis Franz, whose former NYPD Blue (1993) co-star, David Caruso, stars in CSI: Miami (2002), the spin-off of Petersen's series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000). See more »

Nickname:

Billy

Star Sign:

Pisces

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