William Petersen


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William Petersen was born on February 21, 1953 in Evanston, Illinois, USA. 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 Brady. See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

(2000-2015)
Manhunter Will Graham
(1986)
To Live and Die in L.A. Agent Richard Chance
(1985)

Filmography

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 2021-2022 CSI: Vegas (TV Series) (executive producer - 14 episodes)
- The Painted Man (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.1 (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Signed, Sealed, Delivered (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Waiting in the Wings (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Pipe Cleaner (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2015 CSI: Immortality (TV Movie) (executive producer)
  CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) (executive producer - 242 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)
- Hero to Zero (2015) ... (executive producer)
- The Greater Good (2015) ... (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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Personal Details

Other Works:

He played Lingk in David Mamet's play, "Glengarry Glen Ross," at the Goodman Theatre Studio in Chicago, Illinois with Robert Prosky (Shelly Levene), J.T. Walsh (Williamson), James Tolkan (Moss), Mike Nussbaum (Aaronow), Joe Mantegna (Ricky Roma), and Jack Wallace (Baylen) in the cast. Gregory Mosher was director. Elliott Martin... 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)

Spouse:

Gina Cirone  (2 children) | See more »

Children:

Maite Petersen

Relatives:

William, Mazrik (grandchild) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

"Theater in Chicago will always be my first love. It started careers for me and about 50 of my friends. We all love coming back. As soon as the TV show is over, I'll be back in Chicago, doing live theater." (on what he plans to do after "CSI") See more »

Trivia:

Appears in The Skulls (2000) with Hill Harper. Harper currently co- stars in CSI: NY (2004), the spin-off of Petersen's series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000). See more »

Nickname:

Billy

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