William Petersen

William Petersen

Gender: Male
Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1953-02-21 (69 years old)

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Biography

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. He reprised his role as Gil Grissom in the sequel CSI: Vegas, which premiered on October 6, 2021.He also starred in the films To Live and Die in L.A. (1985), Manhunter (1986), Young Guns II (1990), Fear (1996), The Contender (2000), Detachment (2011), and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012).

Personal Life

In 1975, Petersen and his wife Joanne Brady welcomed a daughter, Maite. In June 2003, Petersen married longtime girlfriend Gina Cirone. He has two grandsons, Mazrik William (born October 2003) and Indigo August (born August 2009). He is an avid Chicago Cubs fan. In 2004, he described to Playboy a near-death experience he had in the 1980s which gave him "assurance" that there is an afterlife.On July 5, 2011, Petersen and Cirone (via surrogate) welcomed fraternal twins (a son and a daughter).In August 2021, Petersen was taken to the hospital via ambulance after feeling unwell on the set of CSI: Vegas. He was experiencing symptoms of exhaustion after 12 weeks of shooting, and released from the facility soon after.

Early Life

Petersen was born in Evanston, Illinois, the youngest of six children of June (née Hoene; 1909–2006) and Arthur Edward Petersen (1907 – 2004), who worked in the furniture business. Of Danish and German descent, he was raised in the Roman Catholic faith of his mother. He has two brothers, Arthur Jr. and Robert, and three sisters, Anne, Mary Kay, and Elizabeth.He graduated from Bishop Kelly High School in Boise, Idaho, in 1972. He was accepted to Idaho State University on a football scholarship. While at Idaho State, Petersen took an acting course, which changed the direction of his life. He left school along with his wife, Joanne, in 1974, and followed a drama professor to the Basque country, where he studied as a Shakespearean actor. Petersen was interested in Basque culture: He studied the Basque language and gave his daughter the Basque name "Maite Nerea" ("My Beloved"); she was born in Arrasate/Mondragón in 1975. Petersen returned to Idaho with the intention of being an actor. Not wanting to work a nonacting job in Idaho, he returned to the Chicago area, living with relatives. He became active in the theater and earned his Actors' Equity card. He performed with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, of which he has been an ensemble member since 2008, and was a co-founder of the Remains Theater Ensemble, which also included other prominent Chicago actors Gary Cole and Ted Levine.

Filmography

All 41

Movies 31

TV shows 10

Self 5

Producer 1

Gil Grissom
CSI: Vegas (2021)

CSI: Vegas (2021)

TV show
10
Ted
Three Short Plays by Tracy Letts (2021)

Three Short Plays by Tracy Letts (2021)

Movie
Himself
Friedkin Uncut (2018)

Friedkin Uncut (2018)

Movie
Gil Grissom
CSI: Immortality (2015)

CSI: Immortality (2015)

Movie
6.2
Col. Emmett Darrow
Manhattan (2014)

Manhattan (2014)

TV show
5.78
Trucker
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

Movie
6
Mr. Sarge Kepler
Detachment (2011)

Detachment (2011)

Movie
8
Himself
This Old Cub (2004)

This Old Cub (2004)

Movie
Self
Counterfeit World: Making 'To Live and Die in L.A.' (2003)

Counterfeit World: Making 'To Live and Die in L.A.' (2003)

Movie
Gil Grissom
Without a Trace (2002)

Without a Trace (2002)

TV show
7.14
Self (Narrator)
Wrigley Field: Beyond the Ivy (2001)

Wrigley Field: Beyond the Ivy (2001)

Movie
Self
Inside 'Manhunter' (2001)

Inside 'Manhunter' (2001)

Movie
Jackson Connolly
Haven (2001)

Haven (2001)

Movie
Jack Hathaway
The Contender (2000)

The Contender (2000)

Movie
6
Executive Producer / Gil Grissom (uncredited) / Executive Producer / Supervising Producer / Producer / Co-Executive Producer
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)

TV show
6.83
Ames Levritt
The Skulls (2000)

The Skulls (2000)

Movie
5.16
The Directors (1999)

The Directors (1999)

TV show
Jeff
Kiss the Sky (1998)

Kiss the Sky (1998)

Movie
John F. Kennedy
The Rat Pack (1998)

The Rat Pack (1998)

Movie
Joad
The Staircase (1998)

The Staircase (1998)

Movie
Jake Bridges
Gunshy (1998)

Gunshy (1998)

Movie
Juror 12
12 Angry Men (1997)

12 Angry Men (1997)

Movie
Whip Dalton
The Beast (1996)

The Beast (1996)

TV show
Jack Flynn
Mulholland Falls (1996)

Mulholland Falls (1996)

Movie
Steve Walker
Fear (1996)

Fear (1996)

Movie
4.67
Tony C.
In the Kingdom of the Blind, the Man with One Eye Is King (1995)

In the Kingdom of the Blind, the Man with One Eye Is King (1995)

Movie
Captain Gideon Walker
Return to Lonesome Dove (1993)

Return to Lonesome Dove (1993)

TV show
6
Fallen Angels (1993)

Fallen Angels (1993)

TV show
Stephen Guerin
CIA: Exiled (1993)

CIA: Exiled (1993)

Movie
Joe Starling
Keep the Change (1992)

Keep the Change (1992)

Movie
Frank Scanlan
Passed Away (1992)

Passed Away (1992)

Movie
Joey
Hard Promises (1992)

Hard Promises (1992)

Movie
Patrick Floyd 'Pat' Garrett
Young Guns II (1990)

Young Guns II (1990)

Movie
5.33
Joseph P. Kennedy
The Kennedys of Massachusetts (1990)

The Kennedys of Massachusetts (1990)

TV show
Tom - Maria's Husband
Cousins (1989)

Cousins (1989)

Movie
Cecil 'Stud' Cantrell
Long Gone (1987)

Long Gone (1987)

Movie
Russell (as William L. Petersen)
Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987)

Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987)

Movie
Will Graham
Manhunter (1986)

Manhunter (1986)

Movie
5.23
Agent Richard Chance
To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)

To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)

Movie
6
The Twilight Zone (1985)

The Twilight Zone (1985)

TV show
6
Katz & Jammer Bartender
Thief (1981)

Thief (1981)

Movie
3.88

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1953-02-21 (69 years old)

Place of birth
Evanston, United States of America

Relationships
http://www.wikidata.org/.well-known/genid/0be5e0e4c59fb646a526e468f1e2b170 (1974-01-01 - 1981-01-01)

Spouse
http://www.wikidata.org/.well-known/genid/795a3ca6f3fb4c23d207b0f43f6a73af

Citizenships
United States of America

Residences
Mondragón · Arrasate/Mondragón, Spain, Evanston · Boise, United States of America

Also known as
William L. Petersen, William Peterson , William Louis Petersen

Awards
star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

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William Friedkin
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William Friedkin worked together with William Petersen in:
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Mark Moses
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Mark Moses worked together with William Petersen in:
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Dylan Baker
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Dylan Baker worked together with William Petersen in:
1 Movie
3 TV show
Robin Thomas
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Robin Thomas worked together with William Petersen in:
1 Movie
3 TV show
John M. Keane
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John M. Keane worked together with William Petersen in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Robert Glass
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Robert Glass worked together with William Petersen in:
3 Movies
Art Levinson
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Art Levinson worked together with William Petersen in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Anthony Zuiker
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Anthony Zuiker worked together with William Petersen in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Christopher Wiehl
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Christopher Wiehl worked together with William Petersen in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Alexandra Barreto
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Alexandra Barreto worked together with William Petersen in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Vince Grant
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Vince Grant worked together with William Petersen in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Elisabeth Harnois
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Elisabeth Harnois worked together with William Petersen in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Joshua Bitton
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Joshua Bitton worked together with William Petersen in:
3 TV shows
John Pankow
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John Pankow worked together with William Petersen in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Missy Crider
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Missy Crider worked together with William Petersen in:
3 TV shows
Jorja Fox
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Jorja Fox worked together with William Petersen in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Bob Stephenson
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Bob Stephenson worked together with William Petersen in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Darryl Alan Reed
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Darryl Alan Reed worked together with William Petersen in:
3 TV shows
Brooke Nevin
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Brooke Nevin worked together with William Petersen in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Dwier Brown
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Dwier Brown worked together with William Petersen in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
John Kapelos
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John Kapelos worked together with William Petersen in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Nick Searcy
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Nick Searcy worked together with William Petersen in:
3 TV shows
Raphael Sbarge
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Raphael Sbarge worked together with William Petersen in:
3 TV shows
Ted Danson
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Ted Danson worked together with William Petersen in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Paul Guilfoyle
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Paul Guilfoyle worked together with William Petersen in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Louis Mustillo
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Louis Mustillo worked together with William Petersen in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Willem Dafoe
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Willem Dafoe worked together with William Petersen in:
3 Movies
Wallace Langham
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Wallace Langham worked together with William Petersen in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Melinda Clarke
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Melinda Clarke worked together with William Petersen in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Justin Kirk
William Petersen
Justin Kirk worked together with William Petersen in:
3 TV shows
Robert Curtis Brown
William Petersen
Robert Curtis Brown worked together with William Petersen in:
3 TV shows
Jamie McShane
William Petersen
Jamie McShane worked together with William Petersen in:
3 TV shows
Veronica Cartwright
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Veronica Cartwright worked together with William Petersen in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Michael Mann
William Petersen
Michael Mann worked together with William Petersen in:
3 Movies
Tom Noonan
William Petersen
Tom Noonan worked together with William Petersen in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Joan Allen
William Petersen
Joan Allen worked together with William Petersen in:
3 Movies
Dennis Farina
William Petersen
Dennis Farina worked together with William Petersen in:
3 Movies
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