|William Petersen Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||February 21, 1953|
William Petersen is an American actor, producer, and voice actor who is best known for playing Gil Grissom in the CBS procedural forensics crime drama series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, for which he won a Screen Actors Guild Award and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. Additionally, he was further nominated for 3 Primetime Emmy Awards as a producer of the show. Petersen has also been cast in movies and shows like 12 Angry Men, Manhattan, The Kennedys of Massachusetts, Return to Lonesome Dove, The Rat Pack, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Young Guns II, To Live and Die in L.A, Mulholland Falls, and Amazing Grace and Chuck.
William Louis Petersen
William L. Petersen, Billy
Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, United States
William Petersen attended Bishop Kelly High School in Boise, Idaho, and graduated in 1972. Then, he was accepted to Idaho State University on a football scholarship and during his time at the university, he took up an acting course which helped him shape his future.
In 1974, he left school and went on to study as a Shakespearean actor.
Actor, Producer, Voice Actor
- Father – Arthur Edward Petersen (Worked in the furniture business)
- Mother – June (née Hoene)
- Siblings – Arthur Jr. Petersen (Older Brother), Robert Petersen (Older Brother), Anne Petersen (Older Sister), Mary Kay Petersen (Older Sister), Elizabeth Petersen (Older Sister)
- Others – Jurgen Petersen (Paternal Grandfather), Lizzie Theodora/Dora/Dorothy Ricksher (Paternal Grandmother), Arthur Cornelius Hoene (Maternal Grandfather), Katherine Vera “Katie” Vollmar (Maternal Grandmother), Mazrik William (Grandson), Indigo August (Grandson)
William Petersen has been represented by Viewpoint, Inc., Public Relations Agency, Beverly Hills, California, United States.
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, his net worth had been $40 Million.
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
75 kg or 165.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
William Petersen has dated –
- Amy Morton – He was romantically involved with actor and director Amy Morton in the past and they also lived together.
- Joanne Brady (1973-1981) – In 1973, he started dating Joanne Brady and they got married the following year. Their daughter, Maite, was born in 1975 and William Petersen and Joanne divorced in 1981.
- Gina Cirone (2001-Present) – Petersen began going out with a biology teacher named Gina Cirone in August 2001 and they eventually tied the knot in June 2003 in Petrignano, Italy. On July 5, 2011, they welcomed opposite-s*x twins (a son and a daughter) via surrogacy.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Danish, German, and some French descent on his father’s side and has German ancestry on his mother’s side.
Salt and Pepper
Often sports a goatee
He was raised in the Roman Catholic faith.
William Petersen Favorite Things
- Some Of His Favorite Movies – Last Tango in Paris, The Incredible Mr. Limpet
Source – IMDb
William Petersen Facts
- He made his theatrical film debut as Katz & Jammer Bartender in the 1981 neo-noir action thriller film, Thief, based on the 1975 novel The Home Invaders: Confessions of a Cat Burglar by Frank Hohimer.
- William described to Playboy in 2004 a near-death experience he had in the 1980s which gave him “assurance” that there is an afterlife.
- He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 3, 2009.
- William has done voiceover work for video games like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – Hard Evidence, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – Dark Motives, and CSI: 3 Dimensions of Murder.
- He is a huge fan of the Chicago Cubs.
- Alongside Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Adam Brody, and Derek Luke, William Petersen co-starred as Glenn in the 2012 apocalyptic romantic comedy-drama film titled Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.
- He has been friends with Gary Cole.
- While shooting for CSI: Vegas in August 2021, Petersen got mysteriously ill and was rushed to the hospital by ambulance. It was later revealed that the cause of his illness was due to exhaustion.
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