William Petersen

William Petersen Movies and TV Shows

William Louis Petersen is an American actor and producer, best known for playing Dr. Gilbert "Gil" Grissom on the hit CBS series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Richard Chance in the film To Live and Die in L.A., and Will Graham in the film Manhunter. Born in Evanston, Illinois, Petersen attended Idaho State University on a football scholarship, where he first tried acting and immediately joined the drama department, before leaving to work in the Basque country as a Shakespearean actor. Peterson embraced the Basque lifestyle, influencing his work, family and art. He went on to perform with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company before his breakthrough role in the 1985 action film To Live and Die in L.A. Peterson’s success was immediate, landing him the role as Will Graham in the first adaptation of Michael Mann’s Hannibal Lecter series. His film and television success includes numerous crime dramas and thrillers, providing him the perfect background for his decade-long role as Dr. Gil Grissom in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation before returning to the stage.  On February 3, 2009, Petersen was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Personal info

  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: 2/21/1953 (70 years old)
  • Place of birth: Evanston, Illinois, USA
  • nationality: American
  • height: 1.78 m
  • Net worth: $35,000,000
Year
Genre
IMDB
TMDB
Available on the following streaming services in the United States
CSI: Vegas
IMDB 7.4
TMDB 80%
role:
Executive Producer & 1 more
2021

Crime

Drama

7.4
80%
CSI: Immortality
IMDB 7.5
TMDB 73%
role:
Executive Producer & 1 more
Not available
2015

Crime

Mystery

TV Movie

7.5
73%
Not available
Manhattan
IMDB 7.7
TMDB 71%
role:
Col. Emmett Darrow
2014

Drama

War & Politics

7.7
71%
2012

Comedy

Drama

Romance

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.7
66%
Detachment
IMDB 7.7
TMDB 76%
role:
Mr. Sarge Kepler
2011

Drama

7.7
76%
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The Contender
IMDB 6.9
TMDB 67%
role:
Jack Hathaway
2000

Drama

Thriller

6.9
67%
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
IMDB 7.7
TMDB 76%
role:
Executive Producer
2000

Action

Adventure

Crime

Drama

Mystery

7.7
76%
The Skulls
IMDB 5.6
TMDB 57%
role:
Ames Levritt
2000

Crime

Drama

Thriller

5.6
57%
12 Angry Men
IMDB 7.8
TMDB 77%
role:
Juror 12
1997

Crime

Drama

TV Movie

7.8
77%
Mulholland Falls
IMDB 6.3
TMDB 60%
role:
Jack Flynn
1996

Crime

Drama

Mystery

Thriller

6.3
60%
Fear
IMDB 6.2
TMDB 63%
role:
Steve Walker
1996

Thriller

6.2
63%
Young Guns II
IMDB 6.5
TMDB 65%
role:
Patrick Floyd 'Pat' Garrett
1990

Adventure

Western

6.5
65%
Manhunter
IMDB 7.2
TMDB 70%
role:
Will Graham
1986

Crime

Horror

Thriller

7.2
70%
To Live and Die in L.A.
IMDB 7.3
TMDB 71%
role:
Richard Chance
1985

Action

Crime

Thriller

7.3
71%
Thief
IMDB 7.4
TMDB 72%
role:
Katz & Jammer Bartender
1981

Action

Crime

Thriller

7.4
72%
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FAQs

Some movies or TV shows available in the United States starring or involving William Petersen are, for example, CSI: Vegas, Manhattan and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.
The streaming services with the largest selection are Prime Video, Amazon and iTunes.
The best StreamHint ratings are CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (7.7), CSI: Vegas (7.7) and Detachment (7.7).
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