William Petersen as Gil Grissom
Born: February 21, 1953
Birthplace: Evanston, IL
Credits: Please check out the IMDB Database
Sometimes credited as William L. Petersen.
William Petersen has an extensive background in film, theater and television. His television credits include the films "Long Gone," "The Rat Pack," "The Kennedys of Massachusetts," which won a Golden Globe Award, "The Beast," and "Keep the Change," which he also produced.
Among his theatrical film credits are "To Live and Die in L.A.," "Manhunter," "Fear," "Cousins," "Young Guns II," "Hard Promises" and, most recently, "The Skulls." This fall he will be seen in "The Contender."
Petersen made his Broadway debut in a revival of Tennessee Williams' "The Night of the Iguana." In 1979, he founded the Remains Theater Ensemble in Chicago with a group of fellow actors and has appeared in a number of regional stage productions, including "A Streetcar Named Desire," "The Time of Your Life," "Glengarry Glen Ross," "Fool for Love" and "Speed-the-Plow."
Petersen was born in Evanston, IL., and first discovered acting while on a football scholarship at Idaho State University. He later studied acting in Spain.
He lives in Los Angeles.
Biography copyright 2000 CBS TV.