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Treat Williams
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Birth name

Richard Williams

Spouse

Pam Van Sant
(1988 - present)

Trivia

Was a professional pilot for a year in the early 1980s.

Graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in 1973

The nickname "Treat" comes from one of his maternal ancestors, Robert Treat Payne, whose signature appears on the Declaration of Independence.

Certified Flight Instructor, rated in single and multi-engine airplanes and helicopters.

In 2003, completed two weeks of training to qualify for flying jet engine planes.

Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:

After his electrifying performance as a corrupt cop turned government informant in Prince of the City (1981) stardom seemed a shoo-in for this ruggedly handsome actor. It didn't happen. Williams made his screen debut in Deadly Hero (1976, as a cop), and followed it up with roles in The Ritz (as a falsetto-voiced cop) and The Eagle Has Landed (1977). He hit his stride in 1979, playing the leading role of a lifeembracing hippie in Milos Forman's film adaptation of the counterculture stage musical Hair and a thuggish, girl-crazy soldier in Steven Spielberg's 1941. Star billing followed-in two terrible flops, Why Would I Lie? (1980) and The Pursuit of D. B. Cooper (1981), and good leading parts pretty much dried up after that. But Williams appeared to advantage in the sprawling gangster epic Once Upon a Time in America (1984), the provocative rape-or-seduction drama Smooth Talk (1985), and the turgid The Men's Club (1986). He hit a career low with 1988's Dead Heat playing an undead, decomposing cop trying to solve his own murder. Good performances in Heart of Dixie, Sweet Lies (both 1989), and Beyond the Ocean (1990) have followed. Recent credits include the TV movies Deadly Matrimony, The Water Engine (both 1992), and Parallel Lives (1994), as well as a stint on the series "Good Advice" (1993-94) with Shelley Long.

Treat Williams stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
1941 1979 With Peter L. ** 1/2
Things To Do in Denver When You're Dead 1995 w/ Suzy on DVD ***
The Phantom 1996 ***
Mulholland Falls 1996 Suzy Digital ***