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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 »

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  CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) (executive producer - 223 episodes, 2004 - 2014) (producer - 42 episodes, 2000 - 2012) (co-executive producer - 36 episodes, 2002 - 2004) (supervising producer - 6 episodes, 2002)
- Angle of Attack (2014) ... (executive producer)
- The Twin Paradox (2014) ... (executive producer)
- The Book of Shadows (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Buzz Kill (2014) ... (executive producer)
- The CSI Effect (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 has acted in regional stage productions of "Dublin Carol;" "A Streetcar Named Desire;" "The Time of Your Life;" "Glengarry Glen Ross;" and "Speed The Plow;" 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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(On seeing the Marlon Brando movie, Last Tango in Paris (1972) (aka "Last Tango in Paris") "It was the first time that I understood that acting was an art form. It was not Clint Eastwood on a horse, Bob Hope in a road movie. It was not Don Knotts in The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964). These are favorite movies of mine, too. But when I sat in "Last Tango in Paris", the lightbulb went on. To this day... See more »

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Turned down a major part in Michael Mann's Heat (1995). See more »

Nickname:

Billy

Star Sign:

Pisces

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