Treat Williams Biography (1951-)

Full name, Richard Treat Williams; born December 1, 1951, in Rowayton (some sources cite Stamford), CT; son of Richard Norman (a corporate executive) andMarion (an antiques dealer; maiden name, Andrew) Williams; married Pamela VanSant (a dancer and actress), June, 1988; children: Gil, Elinor Claire (somesources spell name Eleanor Claire). Addresses: Agent: United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Manager: J. J. Harris, One Entertainment, 9220 Sunset Blvd., Suite 306, Los Angeles, CA 90069.; Publicist: Cindy Guagenti, Baker Winokur Ryder, 9100 Wilshire Blvd., Sixth Floor, West Tower, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Birth Details
December 1, 1951

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Billings, Deadly Hero, Avco-Embassy, 1976
  • Captain Harry Clark, The Eagle Has Landed, Columbia, 1976
  • Michael Brick, The Ritz, Warner Bros., 1976
  • Berger, Hair, United Artists, 1979
  • Corporal Chuck "Stretch" Sitarski, 1941, Universal, 1979
  • Cletus, Why Would I Lie?, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1980
  • (Uncredited) Jess Allashane and Jerrol Blendin, The Empire Strikes Back (also known as Star Wars: Episode V--The Empire Strikes Back andStar Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980
  • Daniel Ciello, Prince of the City, Warner Bros., 1981
  • Meade, The Pursuit of D. B. Cooper (also known as Pursuit),Universal, 1981
  • Ferdinando detto Giugiu, Stangata napoletana--La trastola (also known as Something about the Sting, Le trastola, and Stangatanapoletana), Registi Tecnici Associati, 1983
  • Ernie Wyatt, Flashpoint, TriStar, 1984
  • James "Jimmy" Conway O'Donnell, Once upon a Time in America (alsoknown as C'era una volta in America), Warner Bros., 1984
  • Arnold Friend, Smooth Talk, Spectrafilm, 1985
  • Terry, The Men's Club, Atlantic Releasing, 1986
  • Roger Mortis, Dead Heat, New World, 1988
  • Hoyt Cunningham, Heart of Dixie, Orion/Rank Film Distributors, 1989
  • Mark Hendrix, Russicum (also known as The Third Solution and Russicum--I giorni del diavolo), 1989
  • Peter Nicholl, Sweet Lies, J&M Entertainment/Alexander Beck Enterprises, 1989
  • Burro, 1989
  • David Ziegler, Night of the Sharks (also known as Bermuda: Caveof the Sharks, Cave of the Sharks, Cueva de los tiburones,La noche del tiburon, and La notte degli squali), Italian International Films-Rauino, 1990
  • Lailaw, Beyond the Ocean (also known as Oltre l'oceano), 1990
  • Champ's manager, Where the Rivers Flow North, Caledonia Pictures,1994
  • George McCallister, Hand Gun, 1994
  • Critical Bill Dooly, Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead, Miramax, 1995
  • Mister Dog, 1995
  • The Taming Power of the Small, 1995
  • Colonel Nathan Fitzgerald, Mulholland Falls (also known as TheHats), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1996
  • Himself, Cannes Man (also known as Canne$ Man and Con Man), Vine International, 1996
  • Xander Drax, The Phantom, Paramount, 1996
  • Billy Burke, The Devil's Own, Columbia, 1997
  • John Finnegan, Deep Rising (also known as Tentacle), BuenaVista, 1998
  • Pat Cappadora, The Deep End of the Ocean, Columbia, 1999
  • Jason Ross, Crash Point Zero (also known as Extreme Limits), New City Releasing, 2000
  • Mike Jeffers, Critical Mass, New City Releasing, 2000
  • Will Reed, Skeletons in the Closet, Artisan Entertainment, 2000
  • Dr. David Henning, Venomous, New City Releasing, 2001
  • Spencer Runcie, The Circle (also known as Fraternity and La fraternite), Cinemavault Releasing, 2001
  • Hal Jaeger, Hollywood Ending, DreamWorks SKG, 2002
  • Sam Garrett, Gale Force, Artisan Entertainment, 2002
  • Himself, Clean Flicks, 2003
  • Walter Collins, Miss Congeniality: Armed and Fabulous (also knownas Miss Congeniality 2), Warner Bros., 2005
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Title role, Eddie Dodd (also known as True Believer), ABC,1991
  • Jack Harold, Good Advice, CBS, 1993-1994
  • Dr. Andrew Brown, Everwood, The WB, 2002-
  • Miniseries
  • Deputy attorney General Rick Guida, Echoes in the Darkness, CBS, 1987
  • Drug Enforcement Agency agent Ray Carson, Drug Wars: The Camarena Story (also known as Desperados: The "Kiki" Camarena Story), NBC, 1990
  • Alan Masters, Deadly Matrimony (also known as Shattered Promises and Shattered Vows), NBC, 1992
  • Theodore Lytton, Journey to the Center of the Earth, USA Network,1999
  • Stephen Carrow, Guilty Hearts, CBS, 2002
  • Movies
  • Jack Dempsey, Dempsey, CBS, 1983
  • Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire, ABC, 1984
  • Title role, J. Edgar Hoover, Showtime, 1987
  • Scott Weston, Third Degree Burn, HBO, 1989
  • Max Rosenberg, Max and Helen, TNT, 1990
  • Earl Rogers, The Final Verdict, TNT, 1991
  • Alan Palliko, Till Death Do Us Part (also known as Married forMurder), NBC, 1992
  • Dave Murray, "The Water Engine," TNT Screenworks, TNT, 1992
  • Robby Smith, Bonds of Love, CBS, 1993
  • Peter Barnum, Parallel Lives, Showtime, 1994
  • Jack Brenner, In the Shadow of Evil, CBS, 1995
  • Johnny Ross, Johnny's Girl, ABC, 1995
  • Michael Ovitz, The Late Shift, HBO, 1996
  • John McDonald, Escape: Human Cargo (also known as Escape),Showtime, 1998
  • Karl Thomasson, The Substitute 2: School's Out (also known as The Substitute: Out of Siberia and The Substitute II), HBO, 1998
  • Karl Thomasson, The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All, HBO, 1999
  • Noah Stone, 36 Hours to Die (also known as Sursis: 36 heures), TNT, 1999
  • Karl Thomasson, The Substitute: Failure Is Not an Option (also known as The Substitute 4: Failure Is Not an Option), HBO, 2001
  • Specials
  • Narrator, James Cagney: That Yankee Doodle Dandy, 1981
  • Night of 100 Stars (also known as Night of One Hundred Stars), ABC, 1982
  • Hudley T. Singleton III, "Some Men Need Help," American Playhouse,PBS, 1985
  • Happy Birthday, Hollywood (also known as Happy 100th Birthday,Hollywood), ABC, 1987
  • American Tribute to Vaclav Havel and a Celebration of Democracy in Czechoslovakia, PBS, 1990
  • "Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul," American Masters, PBS, 1995
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The Drama Desk Awards, NY (cable channel), 2001
  • Presenter, The 29th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 2003
  • The Fifth Annual Family Television Awards, The WB, 2003
  • The Ninth Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2003
  • Episodic
  • Prince Andrew, "The Little Mermaid," Faerie Tale Theater (also known as Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theater), Showtime, 1987
  • Howard Prince, "None but the Lonely Heart," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's Tales from the Crypt), HBO, 1992
  • Voice of Professor Milo, "Cat Scratch Fever," The Adventures of Batman& Robin (animated; also known as Batman and Batman: The Animated Series), Fox, 1992
  • Voice of Professor Milo, "Moon of the Wolf," The Adventures of Batman& Robin (animated; also known as Batman: The Animated Series),Fox, 1992
  • Zak Morgan, "Sara and the Marshal" (also known as "Moving On"), Road to Avonlea, CBC and The Disney Channel, 1993
  • Man in chinos, "Texan," Directed By, Showtime, 1994
  • Guest, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1996, 2003
  • Himself, "Hair," Behind the Music (also known as Behind the Music: Hair and VH1's Behind the Music), VH1, 2001
  • Officer T. Fingers, "The Amarillo Round-Up and Other Assorted Misdemeanors," Going to California, Showtime, 2002
  • Teddy Collins, "Teddy C," UC: Undercover, NBC, 2002
  • Guest, The View, ABC, 2002
  • Guest, On-Air with Ryan Seacrest, syndicated, 2004
  • Pilots
  • David Jonas, Hopewell, CBS, 2000
  • Dr. Andrew Brown, Everwood, The WB, 2002
  • Television Work
  • Executive producer, Bonds of Love (movie), CBS, 1993
  • Director, "Texan," Directed By (episodic), Showtime, 1994
  • Stage Appearances
  • Understudy, then Danny Zuko, Grease (musical), Royale Theatre, NewYork City, 1973
  • Utah, Over Here! (musical), Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1974-1975
  • Bo Decker, Bus Stop, Equity Library Theatre, New York City, 1975
  • Jerry Hyland, Once in a Lifetime, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1978
  • Member of ensemble, Randy Newman's Maybe I'm Doing It Wrong (revue), Production Company Theatre, New York City, 1981
  • Pirate king, The Pirates of Penzance (musical), New York Shakespeare Festival, Minskoff Theatre, New York City, 1981-1982
  • Hudley T. Singleton III, Some Men Need Help, Forty-Seventh StreetTheatre, New York City, 1982
  • Night of 100 Stars (also known as Night of One Hundred Stars), Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1982
  • Claptrap, American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, MA, 1984
  • Tom Wingfield, The Glass Menagerie, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven,CT, 1986
  • Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, Love Letters, Promenade Theatre, New York City, 1989
  • Bobby Gould, "Bobby Gould in Hell," in Oh, Hell, Mitzi E. NewhouseTheatre, New York City, 1989
  • Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, Love Letters, Canon Theatre, Beverly Hills, 1990
  • Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, Love Letters, Edison Theatre, New YorkCity, 1990
  • John, Oleanna, Orpheum Theatre, New York City, 1993-1994
  • Manuel, The Captains Courageous (musical; also known as Captains Courageous and The Captains Courageous, the Musical), ManhattanTheatre Club Stage I, New York City, 1999
  • Buddy Plummer, Follies (musical), Roundabout Theatre Company, Belasco Theatre, New York City, 2001
  • "The Last Yankee," Food for Thought (benefit series of readings),Food for Thought Lunch Hour Theatre, National Arts Club, New York City, 2002
  • War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars (reading), Canon Theatre, 2002
  • Performer in "Memory of Two Mondays," Food for Thought (benefit series of readings), Food for Thought Lunch Hour Theatre, National Arts Club, New York City. Appeared as Nicholas and Alan, Canterbury Tales; as Captain Jinks, Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines; as Jack, Charley's Aunt; as Prince Hal, Henry IV; as Lysander, A Midsummer Night'sDream; as Sam Jenkins, Of Thee I Sing; as Zeppo, Picnic on theBattlefield; as Dick, Play It Again, Sam; and as Malvolio, Twelfth Night. Also appeared in Servant of Two Masters, Ohio production.

Further Reference


    • Newsmakers, Issue 3, Gale, 2004
    • Back Stage, February 12, 1999, p. 48
    • InStyle, October 1, 1998, p. 283
    • In Theater, March 1, 1999, pp. 16-19
    • Movieline, September, 1998, pp. 20-22
    • Parade, April 18, 1999, p. 20
    • People Weekly, October 16, 1995, p. 180
    • Time Out New York, 6, November 29, 1995
    • TV Guide, February 1, 2003, pp. 30-32
    • Playbill Online,, March 6, 2001
    •,, April 26, 2002

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