Treat Williams

Treat Williams

actor, director, producer

Treat Williams was born on Dec 01, 1951 in USA. Treat Williams's big-screen debut came with Deadly Hero directed by Ivan Nagy in 1975, strarring Billings. Treat Williams is known for We Own This City directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green, Jon Bernthal stars as Wayne Jenkins and Wunmi Mosaku as Nicole Steele. Treat Williams has got 1 awards and 14 nominations so far. The most recent award Treat Williams achieved is Boston Film Festival. The upcoming new tvshow Treat Williams plays is We Own This City - Season 1 which will be released on Apr 25, 2022.

Richard Treat Williams was born in Rowayton, Connecticut, to Marian (Andrew), who dealt in antiques, and Richard Norman Williams, a corporate executive. Educated at prep-school, he first made a serious commitment to his craft during his days at Pennsylvania's Franklin and Marshall College. Working summers with the nearby Fulton Repertory Theatre at Lancaster in the heart of Amish country, Williams performed the classics as well as contemporary dramas and musicals. After graduating, Williams--whose first name, incidentally, is a family surname on his mother's side--headed for Manhattan where he understudied the Danny Zuko role in "Grease." After working in the The Andrews Sisters musical "Over Here," he made his film debut as a cop in Deadly Hero (1975), then returned to "Grease," this time in the starring role. While he took leaves for two small film roles, in The Ritz (1976) and L'aigle s'est envolé (1976), it was his stage work in "Grease" that led to his cinematic breakthrough in Hair (1979). Spotted by director Milos Forman, Williams was asked to read for the role of Berger, the hippie. It took 13 auditions to land the part, but the film's release catapulted Williams into stardom. He then portrayed a GI on the make in Steven Spielberg's 1941 (1979) and starred in the romantic comedy Why Would I Lie? (1980) before tackling the role of Danny Ciello, the disillusioned New York City cop who blew the whistle on his corrupt colleagues in Sidney Lumet's Le prince de New York (1981). He followed that with 200 000 dollars en cavale (1981), in which he played the legendary plane hijacker who successfully eluded capture (by Robert Duvall); Flashpoint (1984), in which he and Kris Kristofferson starred as a pair of maverick border patrolmen who come upon a large cache of stolen money; Sergio Leone's Il était une fois en Amérique (1984), in which he played a Jimmy Hoffa-like labor organizer; and Smooth Talk (1985), a screen adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates' short story, "Where Are You Going?" Television viewers have seen Williams in a prestigious pair of dramas, Dempsey (1983), a three-hour story of the hard-living heavyweight champ, and John Erman's adaptation of Tennessee Williams' classic "A Streetcar Named Desire," which pitted Williams' Stanley Kowalski against Ann-Margret's Blanche Dubois. Williams has also returned to Broadway sporadically -- first to appear in "Once in a Lifetime" while filming "Hair," and in 1981 to play the role of the pirate king in "The Pirates of Penzance."

  • Birthday

    Dec 01, 1951
  • Place of Birth

    Rowayton, Connecticut, USA
  • Also known

    Richard Treat Williams

Known For


1 wins & 14 nominations

Boston Film Festival
Best Ensemble Cast
Winner - Festival Prize

Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows