|Born||Richard Treat Williams
December 1, 1951
Rowayton, Connecticut, United States
|Spouse(s)||Pam Van Sant (m. 1988)|
Richard Treat Williams (born December 1, 1951) is a Screen Actors Guild Award–nominated American actor and children's book author who has appeared on film, stage and television. He first became well-known for his starring role in the 1979 film Hair. From 2002 to 2006, he was the star of the television series Everwood. He is also known for starring in "The Substitute" franchise, beginning with the 2nd movie of the series The Substitute 2.
Early life 
Williams was born in Rowayton, Connecticut, the son of Marian (née Andrew), an antiques dealer, and Richard Norman Williams, a corporate executive. His maternal great-great-grandfather was Senator William Henry Barnum of Connecticut, and a distant relative was Robert Treat Paine, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Williams graduated from the Kent School in Connecticut and Franklin and Marshall College. During his adolescence, Treat was often affectionately referred to by nicknames such as "Sweet Treat" and "Big Meat Treat". These later resurfaced when Williams was featured in the February 1980 edition of Playgirl.
Williams made his film debut in the 1976 thriller film Deadly Hero. He came to world attention in 1979, when he starred in the Miloš Forman film Hair, which was based on the 1967 Broadway musical. He has gone on to appear in over 75 films and several television series, including, most notably, 1941 (1979), Once Upon A Time In America (1984), Dead Heat (1988), Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995), and Deep Rising (1998).
Williams was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his part in Hair as George Berger. He got a second Golden Globe nomination for starring in Sidney Lumet's Prince of the City (1981) and a third for his performance as Stanley Kowalski in the television presentation of A Streetcar Named Desire. In 1996, Williams was nominated for a Best Actor Emmy Award by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for his work in The Late Shift, a HBO movie, in which he portrayed agent Michael Ovitz.
Williams has also worked as a director, winning two festival awards for directing Texan in Showtime's Chanticleer Films series.
In 1996, he played villain Xander Drax in Paramount's big budget comic book adaptation, The Phantom, in which Williams' character did his best to take over the world and kill Billy Zane's mysterious superhero.
Williams' career includes numerous stage roles. He won a Drama League Award for his work in the Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim's Follies, and another for starring in the off-Broadway production of Captains Courageous. Other notable Broadway shows include Grease, the Sherman Brothers' Over Here!, Once in a Lifetime, Pirates of Penzance and Love Letters, and off-Broadway, he has appeared in David Mamet's Oleanna and Oh, Hell (at Lincoln Center), Some Men Need Help and Randy Newman's Maybe I'm Doing It Wrong. He premiered the Los Angeles production of Love Letters and appeared in War Letters at the Canon Theatre in Los Angeles.
Williams may be best known for his leading role as Dr. Andrew Brown in the WB television series Everwood, about a New York neurosurgeon who moves his family to Colorado. Although the show's ratings were never spectacular, it won critical acclaim and had a devoted following. Williams received two SAG Award nominations (2003 and 2004) for his role on the show.
Williams has recently made several guest appearances on the ABC drama Brothers & Sisters playing David Morton, a friend and potential suitor of the Sally Field character. Williams starred in the short lived series Heartland on TNT as Nathaniel Grant, the head of a Pittsburgh organ transplant center, before it was canceled due to low ratings. He also starred in a Lifetime movie called the Staircase Murders, which aired April 15, 2007.
In early 2010, videos were posted on YouTube as well as edits made to Williams' Wikipedia page and a Facebook page made faking his death. These included a graphic and detailed explanation as to his illness and place of death. In August 2011, Williams responded to these rumors in an interview with Contact Music when speaking of more recent rumors linking him to the new Quentin Tarantino film Django Unchained. Regarding the death hoax, Williams stated, "I did see that and I think those things are dangerous for your family and friends."
Williams has been cast in the CBS television pilot Peachtree Lines as mayor Lincoln Rylan. The serial is an examination of political, social, and cultural issues in Atlanta also starring Victoria Rowell (Naomi Grace), Ving Rhames (Ving Wesley), James Van Der Beek (Garrett Cindell), Jason Dohring (Travis Diring), and Jena Malone (Sierra Jayden).
Adding to his long list of accomplishments, Williams has now published a children's book titled Air Show! (Illustrated by Robert Neubecker, and published in 2010 by Disney/Hyperion Books). The target audience being children ages three to seven, the book playfully documents the airshow experience with simple text and bold illustrations of such aircraft as a Boeing B-17, a Pitts Special biplane, and the U.S. Navy's Blue Angel F/A-18.
Personal life 
In 1969, Williams' high-school football coach, who was also a flight instructor, offered to train him in a Piper Super Cub. Williams became an FAA instrument rated commercial pilot with privileges in both single engine and multi-engine airplanes, rotorcraft. He also is certified as a flight instructor. Williams holds a type-rating for Cessna Citation jets. He has owned a Clipped-wing Cub, Cherokee 180, Seneca II, and a Navajo Chieftain which is used for family travel between homes.
|1976||The Ritz||Michael Brick|
|1976||Marathon Man||Central Park Jogger (uncredited)|
|1976||The Eagle Has Landed||Captain Clark|
|1979||1941||Cpl. Chuck 'Stretch' Sitarski|
|1980||Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back||Echo Base Trooper (uncredited)|
|1980||Why Would I Lie?||Cletus|
|1981||Prince of the City||Daniel Ciello|
|1981||The Pursuit of D. B. Cooper||D. B. Cooper|
|1983||Neapolitan Sting||Ferdinando detto Giugiù|
|1984||Once Upon a Time in America||James Conway O'Donnell|
|1985||Smooth Talk||Arnold Friend|
|1986||The Men's Club||Terry|
|1988||The Third Solution||Mark Hendrix|
|1988||La notte degli squali||David Ziegler|
|1988||Dead Heat||Det. Roger Mortis|
|1989||Heart of Dixie||Hoyt Cunningham|
|1990||Beyond the Ocean|
|1993||Where the Rivers Flow North||Champ's Manager|
|1994||Hand Gun||George McCallister|
|1995||The Taming Power of the Small||Short film|
|1995||Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead||Critical Bill|
|1996||Mulholland Falls||Col. Nathan Fitzgerald|
|1996||The Phantom||Xander Drax|
|1997||The Devil's Own||Billy Burke|
|1998||Escape: Human Cargo||John McDonald||TV movie produced by "Showtime".|
|1998||Deep Rising||John Finnegan|
|1999||The Deep End of the Ocean||Pat Cappadora|
|2001||Crash Point Zero||Agent Jason Ross|
|2001||Critical Mass||Mike Jeffers|
|2001||Skeletons in the Closet||Will||Video|
|2001||Venomous||Dr. David Henning||Video|
|2002||Gale Force||Sam Garrett||Video|
|2002||The Circle||Mr. Spencer Runcie|
|2005||Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous||FBI Asst. Dir. Walter Collins|
|2007||The Hideout||Father Amy|
|2008||What Happens in Vegas||Jack Fuller Sr.|
|2010||Mask Maker||Mr. Tucker|
|2010||127 Hours||Aron's Dad|
|2010||Martino's Summer||Capitano Jeff Clark|
|2011||A Little Bit of Heaven||Jack Corbett|
|2011||Oba: The Last Samurai||Col. Wessinger|
|2012||Attack of the 50ft Cheerleader||Dr. Grey|
|2013||In the Blood||Robert Grant||Post-production|
|2013||Age of Dinosaurs||Gabe||Filming|
|1984||A Streetcar Named Desire||Stanley Kowalski||TV movie|
|1985||American Playhouse||Hudley T. Singleton III||Episode: "Some Men Need Help"|
|1987||J. Edgar Hoover||J. Edgar Hoover||TV movie|
|1987||Faerie Tale Theatre||Prince Andrew||Episode: "The Little Mermaid"|
|1987||Echoes in the Darkness||Rick Guida||TV miniseries|
|1989||Third Degree Burn||Scott Weston||TV movie|
|1990||Drug Wars: The Camarena Story||Ray Carson||TV miniseries|
|1990||Max and Helen||Max Rosenberg||TV movie|
|1991||Eddie Dodd||Eddie Dodd||Main role (6 episodes)|
|1991||Final Verdict||Earl Rogers||TV movie|
|1992||Till Death Us Do Part||Alan Palliko||TV movie|
|1992||Tales from the Crypt||Howard Prince||Episode: "None But the Lonely Heart"|
|1992||The Water Engine||Dave Murray||TV movie|
|1992||Batman: The Animated Series||Dr. Achilles Milo (voice)||Episodes: "Cat Scratch Fever", "Moon of the Wolf"|
|1992||Deadly Matrimony||Alan Masters||TV movie|
|1993||Bonds of Love||Robby Smith||TV movie|
|1993||Road to Avonlea||Zak Morgan||Episode: "Moving On"|
|1993-1994||Good Advice||Jack Harold||Main role (19 episodes)|
|1994||Vault of Horror I||TV movie|
|1994||Parallel Lives||Peter Barnum||TV movie|
|1994||Texan||Man in Chinos||TV short|
|1995||In the Shadow of Evil||Jack Brenner||TV movie|
|1995||Johnny's Girl||Johnny||TV movie|
|1996||The Late Shift||Michael Ovitz||TV movie|
|1998||Escape: Human Cargo||John McDonald||TV movie|
|1998||The Substitute 2: School's Out||Karl Thomasson||TV movie|
|1998||Every Mother's Worst Fear||Mitch Carson (uncredited)||TV movie|
|1999||36 Hours to Die||Noah Stone||TV movie|
|1999||The Substitute: Winner Takes All||Karl Thomasson||TV movie|
|1999||Journey to the Center of the Earth||Theodore Lytton||TV miniseries|
|2002||UC: Undercover||Teddy Collins||Episode: "Teddy C"|
|2002||Guilty Hearts||Stephen Carrow||TV movie|
|2002||Going to California||Officer Terrence 'Terry' Miller||Episode: "The West Texas Round-up and Other Assorted Misdemeanors"|
|2002-2006||Everwood||Dr. Andrew 'Andy' Brown||Lead role|
|2006||Brothers & Sisters||David Morton||Episodes: "Date Night", "Northern Exposure", "Mistakes Were Made: Parts 1 & 2"|
|2007||The Staircase Murders||Michael Peterson||TV movie|
|2007||Heartland||Dr. Nathaniel 'Nate' Grant||Main role (9 episodes)|
|2008||Good Behavior||Burt Valencia||TV movie|
|2008||Front of the Class||Norman Cohen||TV movie|
|2009||Chasing a Dream||Gary Stiles||TV movie|
|2009||Safe Harbor||Doug||TV movie|
|2009||The Storm||Robert Terrell||TV miniseries|
|2010||Boston's Finest||Jack Holt||TV movie|
|2011||Beyond the Blackboard||Dr. Warren||TV movie|
|2011||Against the Wall||Don Kowalski||Main role (13 episodes)|
|2011||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Jake Stanton||Episode: "Spiraling Down"|
|2012||Leverage||Pete Rising||Episode: " The Blue Line Job"|
|2012||White Collar||Sam Phelps||Episodes: "Compromising Positions", "Gloves Off", "Vested Interest"|
|2013||White Collar||Sam Phelps||Episode: "Family Business"|
|2013||Chicago Fire||Mr. Severide||Episodes: "Warm and Dead", "Nazdarovya!"|
|2013||Hawaii Five-0||Mick Logan||Episode: "Kekoa"|
|2013||Eve of Destruction||TV miniseries, post-production|
|1978||Once in a Lifetime||Jerry Hyland|
|1981–1982||The Pirates of Penzance||The Pirate King|
|1982||Some Men Need Help||Hudley T. Singleton III||47th Street Theatre|
|1989–1990||Love Letters||Andrew Makepiece Ladd III|
|1989||Bobby Gould in Hell||Bobby Gould||Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater|
|1999||Captains Courageous, the Musical||Manuel||Manhattan Theatre Club|
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- Treat Williams Biography (1951— )
- "Marien ' Andy'Williams, 82, Rowayton antique dealer". The Darien Times. 2006-11-30. Retrieved 2010-12-21.
- "TREAT WILLIAMS IS AIMING FOR SUCCESS ON MANY FRONTS". Philadelphia Inquirer. 1984-09-04. Retrieved 2010-12-21.
- Maltin, Leonard (September 1992). Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide 1993. New York, NY: Signet Books. p. 285. ISBN 0-451-17381-3.
- "Let Them Shine, a New "Hallmark Hall of Fame" Presentation Starring Emily Vancamp". thefutoncritic.com. Retrieved June 28, 2010.
- "Treat Williams". AOPA pilot. February 2011.
- Treat Williams cast bio on The WB
- Treat Williams at the Internet Movie Database
- Treat Williams at the Internet Broadway Database
- Treat Williams at the Internet Off-Broadway Database
- Remarkably Good - TFL.org approved fanlisting for Treat Williams