Treat Williams Biography

Film Actor, Actor(1951–)
Treat Williams in primarily a film actor known for roles in such films as Prince of the City and Once Upon a Time in America.

Synopsis

Treat Williams made his Broadway debut in Grease in 1976. He was soon after cast in Hair, the film that gave himhis first taste of stardom. Other films include the starring role in Prince of the City and Once Upon a Time in America. Williams is also well known to TV audiences, most notably for his role as Stanley Kowalski in 1984’s Streetcar Named Desire.

Profile

Actor. Born Richard Treat Williams on December 1, 1951 in Stamford, Connecticut. After graduating from prep school, Williams enrolled in Pennsylvania?s Franklin and Marshall College. During the summers, he worked with Fulton Repertory Theatre, a prestigious acting troupe in nearby Lancaster. After graduating from college, Williams headed to Manhattan, making his Broadway debut in Grease in 1976, first understudying and then taking over the lead role of Danny Zuko. It was in this role that he was spotted by director Milos Forman, who cast him in the screen version of Hair, the film that gave the actor his first taste of stardom.

Other films include the starring role in 1981?s The Pursuit of D. B. Cooper and Prince of the City, 1984?s Once Upon a Time in America and 1985?s Smooth Talk. Williams is also well known to television audiences, most notably for his role as Stanley Kowalski opposite Ann-Margret's Blanche Dubois in 1984?s Streetcar Named Desire. He also starred in the weekly series Eddie Dodd and Good Advice. In 1999, he appeared on the big screen opposite Michelle Pfeiffer in The Deep End of the Ocean.

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