All about Treat Williams!
(Made by Ulric)
TREAT WILLIAMS embraces the role of Xander Drax with the
commitment of a man seeking to conquer the Universe. Off camera,
he's exactly what he appears to be, a nice guy.
This multi-talented actor's career began in the musical theater. Reared in
Connecticut, he graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in
Pennsylvania before heading to Broadway. His first name, incidentally,
comes from an ancestor on his mother's side, Robert Treat Payne, a
signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Upon his arrival in New York City, Williams became understudy to
John Travolta in "Grease," later taking over the Broadway role and
making it his own.
Williams made his film debut in "Deadly Hero," but acheived stardom
when director Milos Forman cast him in the movie adaption to the
Broadway hit, "Hair." The actor later starred in Steven Spielberg's
"1941," and the romantic comedy, "Why Would I Lie?" before tackling
the dramatic role of the troubled New York cop-turned-informant in
Sidney Lumet's "Prince of the City."
Other film roles include "The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper," "Flashpoint,"
"Once Upon a Time in America," "Smooth Talk," "The Men's Club,"
"Mulholland Falls," and "Things To Do in Denver When You're Dead,"
for which he received critical raves.
Williams has taken periodic turns back to Broadway in "Once in a
Lifetime," "The Pirates of Penzance" and "Love Letters." Television
audiences saw him in "Dempsy," the story of the famed heavyweight
boxing champ, and as Stanley Kowalski in the ABC production of
Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire." He also appeared as
Hollywood executive Michael Ovitz in HBO's "The Late Shift."
Williams describes his villainous role in "The Phantom" as simply "a
very wealthy New York businessman of the '30s, very much a
sportsman, elegant -- and also childish, petulant and a murderer." Of his
current run of films, he adds, "It's the most exciting time I've had in my
career in years."
Deep Rising (1997)
Devil's Own (1996)
The Late Shift (1996) (TV movie)
Mulholland Falls (1996)
The Phantom (1996)
Things to Do in Denver when You're Dead (1995)
Parallel Lives (1994)
Where the Rivers Flow North (1993)
Johnny's Girl (1991) (TV movie)
Beyond the Ocean (1990)
Night of the Sharks (1990)
Heart of Dixie (1989)
Dead Heat (1988)
Sweet Lies (1988)
La Notte degli Squali (1987)
The Men's Club (1986)
Smooth Talk (1985)
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Strangata napoletana-La trastola (1983)
Prince of the City (1981) (Golden Globe Nomination: Best Actor)
The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper (1981)
Why Would I Lie? (1980)
Deadly Hero (1976)
The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
The Ritz (1976)