William Petersen

William Petersen

American actor
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William Petersen

William Louis Petersen (born February 21, 1953) is an American actor and producer. He is best known for his role as Gil Grissom in the CBS drama series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–2015), for which he won a Screen Actors Guild Award and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award; he was further nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards as a producer of the show.

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Full name at birth
William Louis Petersen
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Claim to fame
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Manhunter
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Date of birth
21 February 1953
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Place of birth
Evanston, IL, USA
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Age
68
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Actor, Producer
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5' 11" (180 cm)
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High school
Bishop Kelly High School, Boise, ID
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University
Idaho State University
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Talent agency
Creative Artists Agency
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Partner: Gina Cirone (Married)
Aug 2001-
Gina Cirone and William L. Petersen
(On his life before his 2nd marriage) When I was younger, women wanted to sleep with me because of whatever movie or play they saw me in, and for about 15 years I certainly took advantage of that more often than not. I got married to my wife, Gina, last summer. I`d been working on the marriage thing with her, trying to get to a place where that was a good thing as opposed to a bad thing. Fidelity was hard when I was younger, but with maturity I got to a mindset of, What`s with all this running around to get girls? Now for me it`s the old case of, Why go out for hamburger when I`ve got steak at home?
  • Attended the renowned Steppenwolf Company.
  • Calls Long Gone (1987) (TV) the most fun he ever had making a movie. He made it instead of appearing in Platoon (1986).
  • Started at Idaho State University on a football scholarship, where he found acting.
  • Was 33 years old when Manhunter (1986) was released. When the film's remake, Red Dragon (2002) was released, his Will Graham successor, Edward Norton, was also 33 years old.
  • Turned down a major part in Michael Mann's Heat (1995).

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