William Katt

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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 Big Wednesday (1978), 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... See full bio »

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Carrie Tommy Ross
The Greatest American Hero Ralph Hinkley / Ralph Hanley
House Roger Cobb


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  Rick's Parking (TV Movie) (post-production)
 2020 Overrun (post-production)
Detective Ed Dobbs
 2020 The 2nd
Bob Jeffers
 2018 The Other Side of the Wind
Man in Bathroom Stall
 2018 The Thundermans (TV Series)
Pop Pop / Sergeant Thunder
- Make It Pop Pop (2018) ... Pop Pop / Sergeant Thunder
 2017 Supergirl (TV Series)
- Crisis on Earth-X, Part 1 (2017) ... Minister
 2017 See Ya (TV Series)
Mr. Rumson
- Swing and a miss! (2017) ... Mr. Rumson
 2017 The Man from Earth: Holocene
Dr. Art Jenkins
 2015 Subterranea
 2014 The Unwanted
 2013 The Secret Lives of Dorks
Mr. Thomas Gibson
 2013 Paranormal Movie
Houseguest Bill
 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 Pure Country 2: The Gift
 2010 Mirrors 2 (Video)
Jack Matheson
 2010/I Super
Sgt. Fitzgibbon
 2010 Batman: The Brave and the Bold - The Videogame (Video Game)
Hawkman (voice)
 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
 2010 Batman: The Brave and the Bold (TV Series)
- The Golden Age of Justice! (2010) ... Hawkman (voice)
 2009 Deadland
 2008 Beautiful Loser
Father Hume
 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
 2007 The Man from Earth
 2006 House (TV Series)
- House vs. God (2006) ... Walter
 2006 Backstage Pass (Video)
Kurt Wilson
 2006 Gamers
Reese's Boss
 2005 River's End
Ed Kennedy
 2005 Mystery Woman (TV Mini-Series)
Donald Fiske
- Game Time (2005) ... Donald Fiske
 2001-2004 JAG (TV Series)
James Merrick
- Corporate Raiders (2004) ... James Merrick
- Collision Course (2001) ... 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: Part II (2002) ... Green Guardsman / Scott Mason (voice)
- 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
 2000 Clean and Narrow
 1999 Jawbreaker
Mr. Purr
 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 Rough Riders (TV Mini-Series)
Edward Marshall
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Edward Marshall
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Edward Marshall
 1997 u'Bejani
Father Bob
 1997 Whacked (Short)
Sgt. Niktaukus
 1997 Mother Teresa: In the Name of God's Poor (TV Movie)
Harry Harper
 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
 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 Piranha (TV Movie)
Paul Grogan
 1995 American Cop (TV Movie)
Dr. Dell Davis
 1995 Problem Child 3: Junior in Love (TV Movie)
Ben Healy
 1994 Tollbooth
 1994 Stranger by Night (Video)
Troy Rooney
 1994 The Paper Boy
 1994 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
- Riddler's Reform (1994) ... Zowie (voice)
 1994 Models Inc. (TV Series)
Paul Carson
- Good Girls Finish Last (1994) ... Paul Carson
- Meltdown (1994) ... Paul Carson
- Nothing Is as It Seems (1994) ... Paul Carson
- When Girls Collide (1994) ... Paul Carson
- Strictly Business (1994) ... Paul Carson
 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
 1994 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Brian Cobham
- Who Killed the Fashion King? (1994) ... Brian Cobham
 1993 Distant Cousins
Richard Sullivan
 1993 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Derek Hartman
- Love's Deadly Desire (1993) ... Derek Hartman
 1992-1993 Sisters (TV Series)
Jeffrey Teller
- Moving Pictures (1993) ... Jeffrey Teller
- Portrait of the Artists (1992) ... Jeffrey Teller
 1992 Double X: The Name of the Game
Michael Cooper
 1992 House IV (Video)
Roger Cobb
 1991 Ghost Writer (TV Movie)
 1991 Good Sports (TV Series)
Nick Calder
- The Return of Nick (1991) ... Nick Calder
- The Moody Blues Swing (1991) ... Nick Calder
- Electricity (1991) ... Nick Calder
- Pros and Ex-Cons (1991) ... Nick Calder
 1991 Last Call
Paul Avery
 1990 Naked Obsession
Franklyn Carlysle
 1989 Top of the Hill (TV Series)
Thomas Bell Jr. / Thomas Bell
- Better Angels (1989)
- Letter from a Dead Man (1989) ... Thomas Bell Jr.
- Above Suspicion (1989) ... Thomas Bell Jr.
- Running Shoes (1989) ... Thomas Bell Jr.
- Not in My Backyard (1989) ... Thomas Bell Jr.
 1989 Wedding Band
Marshall Roman
 1989 Rising Storm
Elliott Kropfeld (uncredited)
 1989 Swimsuit (TV Movie)
Brian Rutledge
 1988 White Ghost
Steve Shepard
 1988 Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake (TV Movie)
Paul Drake Jr.
 1988 Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace (TV Movie)
Paul Drake Jr.
 1988 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Dr. Burke
- A Stolen Heart (1988) ... Dr. Burke
 1987 Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel (TV Movie)
Paul Drake Jr.
 1987 Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam (TV Movie)
Paul Drake Jr.
 1987 Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit (TV Movie)
Paul Drake Jr.
 1987 Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love (TV Movie)
Paul Drake Jr.
 1987 Our House (TV Series)
Ben Witherspoon
- Past Tense, Future Tense: Part 2 (1987) ... Ben Witherspoon
- Past Tense, Future Tense: Part 1 (1987) ... Ben Witherspoon
 1981-1986 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series)
Ralph Hinkley / Ralph Hanley
- The Greatest American Heroine (1986) ... Ralph Hinkley
- Wizards and Warlocks (1983) ... Ralph Hinkley
- Vanity, Says the Preacher (1983) ... Ralph Hinkley
- It's Only Rock and Roll (1983) ... Ralph Hinkley
- Desperado (1983) ... Ralph Hinkley
 1986 Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star (TV Movie)
Paul Drake Jr.
 1986 Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun (TV Movie)
Paul Drake Jr.
 1985 House
Roger Cobb
 1985 Perry Mason Returns (TV Movie)
Paul Drake Jr.
 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
 1981 Pippin: His Life and Times (TV Movie)
 1978 Big Wednesday
Jack Barlow
 1977 First Love
Elgin Smith
 1976 Carrie
Tommy Ross
 1972-1975 Ironside (TV Series)
Porter Yarborough / Jimmy
- The Rolling Y (1975) ... Porter Yarborough
- Death by the Numbers (1972) ... Jimmy (as Bill Katt)
 1975 Kojak (TV Series)
Carey Nysrom
- Life, Liberation and the Pursuit of Death (1975) ... Carey Nysrom
 1975 Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze
Indian Assassin (uncredited)
 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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Stage: Appeared in Lillian Hellman's play, "Toys in the Attic" in a Classic Contemporary American Plays production at the Boston Court Performing Arts Complex in Los Angeles, CA, with Susan Clark, Bonnie Franklin, Matt Letscher, Chris Butler, Willie C. Carpenter, Robyn Cohen, and Eileen T'Kaye in the cast. Ernest Figueroa was director. See more »

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Bill Katt


5' 10" (1.78 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.


Also co-starred in several of the made-for-TV Perry Mason movies in the 1980s alongside his famous mother, Barbara Hale, and Raymond Burr. His role in those movies was as Paul Drake Jr., a private detective, somewhat reprising the role of William Hopper in the original Perry Mason (1957) TV series. See more »

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