as Gil Grissom
Birth Name: William Louis Petersen
Birthday: Feb. 21, 1953
Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois
Where he grew up: Evanston and Idaho
Where he lives now: Los Angeles
Family: Married to Gina Cirone, June 14, 2003
Daughter: Maite (born 1975).
Grandson: Mazrik William (born October 2003).
Height: 5 feet, 10 inches (177cm)
Pets: Bruno the dog and the cats Rex and Reagan
William Petersen's bio:
William Petersen television credits include the films "Long Gone," "The Rat Pack," "The Kennedy's of Massachusetts," which won a Golden Globe Award, "The Beast" and "Keep the Change." Petersen also serves as executive producer on CSI and was nominated in 2003 for a Golden Globe Award for his portrayal of Gil Grissom, the lead investigator.
His feature film credits include "To Live and Die in L.A.," "Manhunter," "Cousins," "Young Guns II," "Fear," "Hard Promises," which he also produced, and "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. He 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 discovered acting while on a football scholarship at Idaho State University. He later studied acting in Spain.
He lives in Los Angeles.
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