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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 Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012). He has been married to Gina Cirone since June 14, 2003. They have two children. He was previously ... See full bio »

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

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(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:

He acted in Tennessee Williams' play, "The Night of the Iguana", at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Cherry Jones in the cast. The crew included Loy Arcenas (scenic designer), James F. Ingalls (lighting designer) and Richard Woodbury (sound designer). See more »

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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:

I'm a huge "Membership First" guy. It seems to me that all of the artists in all of the unions and guilds are getting screwed. What we're losing in the SAG contract is the middle class -- those who want to be actors and won't make much money but want to stick with it anyway. The studios and companies, meanwhile, get to have it both ways. They've got their $100 million movies where they pay Brad ... See more »

Trivia:

He was nominated for a 1994 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for "The Night of the Iguana" at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. See more »

Nickname:

Billy

Star Sign:

Pisces

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