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      Anson Williams

      Anson Williams

      Highest Rated: 100% More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story (2021)

      Lowest Rated: 100% More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story (2021)

      Birthday: Sep 25, 1949

      Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

      He may have created one of the most durable secondary characters in sitcom history, but Anson Williams made his greatest contribution behind the camera as one of television's most prolific episodic directors. Williams's professional future was ensured in the second acting gig he ever landed; a one-off appearance on "Love, American Style." In an episode entitled, "Love and the Happy Days," he was a teenager named Potsie having a coming-of-age conversation with his buddy Richie, played by veteran child star Ron Howard. The ratings response prompted the series producers to spin off a sitcom based on the relationship of these two teens and call it "Happy Days." Set in 1950s Milwaukee, the show revolved around the Cunningham family but when Henry Winkler's cool rebel Arthur Fonzarelli became a breakout character, Williams's Warren "Potsie" Weber was relegated to the background along with fellow second banana Ralph Malph (played by Donnie Most). To his credit, Williams stayed through the end of the show's 10th season. After appearing as the lead in the panned made-for-television movie "I Married a Centerfold," Williams reinvented himself as a much in-demand television director. Starting out with the 1986 anti-drug after-school special "The Drug Knot," he quickly moved on to helming episodes of shows from different genres, including science fiction, fantasy, and crime dramas.

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      100% 94% More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story Self - 2021
      No Score Yet 24% All-American Murder Director - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Quiet Little Neighborhood, a Perfect Little Murder Director - 1990
      No Score Yet 65% Your Mother Wears Combat Boots Director - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Little White Lies Director - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dream Date Director - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Married a Centerfold Nick Bellows (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lisa, Bright and Dark Brian Morris (Character) - 1973

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Battle of the Network Stars Guest 2017
      No Score Yet 66% The Odd Couple Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doctors Guest 2016
      No Score Yet 43% The Secret Life of the American Teenager Director 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sons & Daughters Director 2006
      No Score Yet 67% Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Director 1999-2003
      No Score Yet 90% Charmed Director 2000-2001
      No Score Yet 75% 7th Heaven Director 1998-1999
      76% 77% Star Trek: Voyager Director 1997-1999
      91% 88% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Director 1997-1998
      14% No Score Yet Love Boat: The Next Wave Director 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Clueless Director 1997
      No Score Yet 60% Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Director 1996
      No Score Yet 78% Xena Director 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fudge Unknown (Guest Star),
      Director
      1995-1996
      No Score Yet 90% Boy Meets World Anson Williams (Guest Star) 1996
      44% No Score Yet Live Shot Director 1995
      No Score Yet 60% Happy Days Warren "Potsie" Weber (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      1974-1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Love Boat Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tattletales Guest 1977
      No Score Yet 100% Laverne & Shirley Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Paul Lynde Show Jimmy (Guest Star) 1972