Treat Williams was born December 1, 1951 in Rowayton, Connecticut. His passion for acting began during his days at Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania. He spent his summers acting in both classical and contemporary productions staged by the Fulton Repertory Theater in Lancaster. After graduation, he headed to Manhattan and worked in the Andrew Sisters musical Over There, and became the understudy for the Danny Zuko character in Grease. He later made his brief film debut as a cop in Deadly Hero, and returned to a starring role in Grease. It was there that director Milos Foreman saw him play the lead, later casting him in the 1979 film, Hair.
Catapulted into stardom, Treat Williams was soon seen on many other big roles. He portrayed a GI in Steven Spielberg’s 1941, and was the star of the romantic comedy Why Would I Lie? He next tackled the role of Danny Ciello in Sidney Lumet’s Prince of the City, which earned him his second Golden Globe Award nomination (the first was for Hair). In 1984, he got his third nomination for his performance in the TV production of A Streetcar Named Desire, which was followed by roles in The Men’s Club, Smooth Talk, Sweet Lies, Third Degree Burn, and Dead Heat. He was also noted for his work in Once Upon A Time in America, Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead, and Deep Rising.
Williams work on television has been marked by many dramas. He was cast in Dempsey, as well as in the WB series Everwood as Dr. Andy Brown. He played another doctor on the TNT series Hearland, as the dedicated Nathaniel Grant. Numerous guest appearances also came his way, and he was soon seen on the ABC drama Brothers & Sisters and Going to California. On stage, Williams has won two Drama League Awards. One of these was for his work in the Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies, and the other was for his starring role in the off-Broadway production of Captains Courageous. In 2008, he acted alongside Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher in What Happens in Vegas.
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Treat Williams was born December 1, 1951 in Rowayton, Connecticut. His passion for acting began during his days at Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania. He spent his summers acting in both classical and contemporary productions staged by the Fulton Repertory Theater in Lancaster. His big break came after director Milos Foreman saw him play the lead in Grease and cast him in the 1979 film, Hair, for which he earned his first Golden Globe nomination. He has since become a veteran of over 40 feature films including Prince of the City, where he was nominated a second time at the Globes. His third Golden Globe nomination came for his role as Stanley Kowalski in the television production of A Streetcar Named Desire. Aside from acting, Williams has also directed Texan for Showtime, which was awarded the Best Short Film at the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival and won him Best New Director at the Aspen Short Film Festival.
Dr. Andrew “Andy” Brown, played by Treat Williams on Everwood, is a brilliant and accomplished brain surgeon struggling to raise his two kids on his own, following the death of his wife, their mother. In an effort to get closer to them, Andy moved their family from Manhattan to the idyllic town of Everwood, Colorado.
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The nickname "Treat" comes from one of his maternal ancestors, Robert Treat Paine, whose signature appears on the Declaration of Independence.
Graduated from Kent School, the same high school that Ted Danson, Peter Farrelly and Seth MacFarlane attended.
Spouse: Pam Van Sant (June 1988 - present)
Children: Son Gill Williams (b. 1992) and daughter Elinor Williams (b. 1998).
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 8 nominations.
2006- : Brothers & Sisters - David Morton
2005: Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous - Collins
2002-2006: Everwood - Dr. Andrew "Andy" Brown
2002: Gale Force - Sam Garrett
2002: Hollywood Ending - Hal
2001: The Circle - Mr. Spencer Runcie
2001: Piton 2. - David Henning
2000: Crash Point Zero - Jason Ross agent
1999: 36 Hours to Die - Noah Stone
1999: Journey to the Center of the Earth - Theodore Lytton
1999: The Deep End of the Ocean - Pat Cappadora 1998: Escape: Human Cargo - John McDonald
1998: The Substitute 2: School's Out - Karl Thomasson
1997: Deep Rising - John J. Finnegan
1996: The Late Shift - Michael Ovitz
1996: Devil's Own - Billy Burke
1996: The Phantom - Xander Drax
1996: Mulholland Falls - Nathan Fitzgerald
1995: Johnny's Girl - Johnny
1995: Mister Dog
1995: Things To Do in Denver When... - Critical Bill
1992: Deadly Matrimony - Alan Masters
1991: Final Verdict
1990: Drug Wars: The Camarena Story - Ray Carson 1990: Max and Helen 1989: Heart of Dixie 1988: Sweet Lies - Peter Nicholl 1988: Dead Heat - Roger Mortis 1986: The Men's Club - Terry 1985: Smooth Talk - Arnold Friend 1984: Once Upon a Time in America
1981: The Pursuit of D. B. Cooper
1981: Prince of the City
1979: Hair - George Berger
1977: The Eagle Has Landed
1976: The Ritz - Michael Brick