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About William Petersen
Two years into his college football scholarship, William Louis Petersen quit schooling to pursue studies in Shakespearean acting in the Basque country with one of his college professors. Upon his return to the US in the late 1970s, he became a theatre actor. He made a name for himself in the 2000s through his television role as Gil Grissom in the forensics crime drama series “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”. He has had starring roles in films such as “Detachment”, “The Contender” and “Manhunter”.
He was born to June and Arthur Petersen. He has five older siblings. He was in college when he married his ex-wife, Joanne Brady. He remarried in 2003 to Gina Circone. He has four children.
He was the recipient of a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2003 for his performance in “CSI”. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 1992, he produced his first film, “Hard Promises”, which he also starred in.
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Famous quotes by William Petersen
I didn't want to play a lawyer. I didn't want to play a doctor. I didn't want to play a single dad. I wanted to do something I felt I could learn from, something that would be a challenge and something that would not dry up.William Petersen
I was horrible at science and math. I couldn't pass a test to save my life! I'm surprised that it didn't take me until I was 20 to graduate. That's why my role is so cool - Grissom is the complete opposite of me.William Petersen
If I stayed a football player, my career would have been over 20 years ago. As it is, my knees are shot. I found I got the same good feeling in acting that I had in sports, but I found I could have a more profound impact on people.William Petersen
William Petersen's Popularity
William Petersen is a famous American actor, who was born on February 21, 1953. As a person born on this date, William Petersen is listed in our database as the 26th most popular celebrity for the day (February 21) and the 37th most popular for the year (1953).
People born on February 21 fall under the Zodiac sign of Pisces, the Fish. William Petersen is the 804th most popular Pisces.
Aside from information specific to William Petersen's birthday, William Petersen is the 6491st most famous American and ranks 7th in famous people born in Evanston, Illinois, U.S.
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