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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

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

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 - 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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Other Works:

Played Jack Abbott in "The Belly Of The Beast". 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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(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 »

Trivia:

Has played the roles of both father and son, Joseph P. Kennedy and John F. Kennedy. Played Joseph P. Kennedy in The Kennedys of Massachusetts. Played John F. Kennedy in Rat Pack. See more »

Nickname:

Billy

Star Sign:

Pisces

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