Who is Treat Williams?
A veteran actor, Treat has over 120 film and TV credits to his name; he reached stardom with the lead role in the film “Hair” all the way back in 1979, after which he went on to have a tremendous career, appearing in such films as “Phantom” in 1996, and “Deep Rising” in 1998, while most recently he starred in the drama film “The Congressman” (2016).
So, do you want to find out more about Treat Williams, from his childhood years to most recent career endeavors, including his personal life? If yes, then stay with us for a while as we introduce you to this Golden Globe Award-nominated actor.
Treat Williams Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Born Richard Treat Williams on the 1st December 1951 in Rowayton, Connecticut USA, he is the son of Richard Norman Williams and his wife Marian; he grew up in his hometown and went to Kent School. After matriculation Treat enrolled at Franklin and Marshall College, and graduated with a degree in arts in 1973.
Even before he finished college, Treat had launched his acting career; in 1975 he secured a minor role in the film “Deadly Hero”, sharing the screen with James Earl Jones and Don Murray. After this, he made an appearance in the Academy Award-nominated comedy film “The Ritz”, starring Jack Weston, Rita Moreno and Jerry Stiller, and throughout the rest of the ’70s, Treat appeared in several highly-successful projects, such as “The Eagle Has Landed”.
Rise to Prominence
Gradually Treat’s name was becoming more popular, and it was in 1979 that he secured one of his most prominent roles so far, as George Berger in the Golden Globe Award-nominated comedy-drama musical “Hair”, co-starring John Savage and Beverly D’Angelo. The same year, Treat portrayed Cpl. Chuck ‘Stretch Sitarski in the war comedy film “1941”, next to John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd.
Treat continued quite successfully in the ‘80s, appearing in over 15 films that became successful, including the lead role in the comedy-drama “Why Would I Lie”, starring with Lisa Eichorn and Gabriel Macht, and then another lead role came his way in the crime drama film “Prince of the City” in 1981. Two years later he was Jack Dempsey in the biopic about the boxer of the same name, entitled “Dempsey”. One of the most successful films of the ‘80s couldn’t go without him, as Treat was cast in the Sergio Leone’s “Once Upon a Time in America”, with Robert De Niro, James Woods and Elizabeth McGovern as the stars of the film, and he also appeared in another Golden Globe award-winning film – “A Streetcar Named Desire”.
All of this was in the first half of the ‘80s, and Treat continued in the same way until the end of the decade; he was Terry in the film “The Men’s Club” in 1986, then the titular character in the television film “J. Edgar Hoover” in 1987, and before the decade was over, he was Hoyt Cunningham in the film “Heart of Dixie” in 1989.
Nothing much changed for Treat in the ‘90s, as he continued with high-profile films such as “Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead” in 1995, and then as Xander Drax in the action comedy film “Phantom”, with Billy Zane as his opposite. He starred in “Deep Rising” in 1998, and finished off the decade with the part of Pat in the film “The Deep End of the Ocean” (1999).
Career Decline and Resurgence
In the first two years of the new millennium, Treat didn’t have much success, only securing minor roles in less successful films such as “Crash Point Zero”, but then in 2002 he was chosen for the part of Dr. Andrew ‘Andy’ Brown in the TV drama series “Everwood”, and until 2006 featured in all 89 episodes of the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated series. However, following the end of the series, Treat’s career resumed its decline, and it wasn’t until 2010 that he acquired a notable role, when he featured in the Academy Award-nominated film “127 Hours”, with James Franco in the lead role. After this, roles in films became fewer, and he turned to TV series, playing Colonel Stephen Glen in the TV series “American Odyssey” (2015), then Mich O’Brien in “Chesapeake Shores” (2016-2018), among other projects. Most recently, he returned to film with the part of Anderson Clarke in the romantic comedy-drama “Second Act” (2018), and is now working on two films – the action adventure “The Great Alaskan Race” and the crime drama “The Dougherty Gang”, which are yet to receive a premiere date.
An Accomplished Stage Actor
In addition to his work on screen, Treat has also had success on stage; his debut was as Danny Zuko in the play “Grease” in 1972, since when he has featured in such successful plays as “Bobby Gould in Hell” (1989), and “Follies” in 2001, among several others.
There will be a 40th anniversary screening of HAIR at the Avon theater Aug 21 in Stamford Conn., the city of my birth and my first musical. We will honor Milos Forman. #proud pic.twitter.com/Sb5cB9UrfI
— Treat Williams (@Rtreatwilliams) March 9, 2019
Treat Williams Net Worth
Treat’s career started in the mid- ‘70s and he doesn’t mean to stop; he has over 120 film and TV credits to his name all of which have contributed to his wealth. So, have you ever wondered how rich Treat Williams is, as of early 2019? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Williams’ net worth is as high as $10 million, which is quite impressive, don’t you agree? As he continues his career in the years to come, we expect that his net worth increases even further.
Treat Williams Personal Life, Wife, Marriage, Children, Is He Dead or Alive?
What do you know about Treat’s personal life? Well, he hasn’t been very open when it comes to sharing details of his private affairs, though we have discovered some interesting facts about this prominent actor. Treat has been married since 1988 to actress and producer Pam Van Sant, with whom he has two children. The family has homes in Park City, Utah and Manchester Center, Vermont.
Treat is a certified pilot and owns several private jets, including a Piper Clipped-wing Cub, Piper Seneca II, and also a Piper Navajo Chieftain. His pilot license secured him one of many honors; he was chosen to fly Miss Montana to Normandy for the 75th celebration of the epic battle of World War II.