Anson Williams

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Birthday: Sep 25, 1949
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The "watershed moment" for American actor Anson Williams arrived in February 1972. On a seemingly minor and inconsequential note, Williams -- then a 22-year-old, aspiring actor -- signed to appear opposite TV vet Ron Howard on a one-shot episode of the anthology series Love, American Style. Entitled "Love and the Happy Days," the segment featured two characters named Richie and Potsie -- a rather conservative teen and his "experienced" pal, attending high school together and coming of age in 1950s Milwaukee. The ratings for that episode rocketed off the charts, and prompted series producers to spin off a sitcom entirely devoted to the said adolescent friendship. And yet, though Happy Days premiered in January 1974 and ran for 11 seasons to consistently sensational ratings (virtually becoming an American pop-culture phenomenon), Williams and the Potsie character soon paled in comparison to the dynamism of Henry Winkler's rebel Fonzie -- carrying the show off in a much different direction than that originally intended. Williams nevertheless stuck with Happy Days through the end of its tenth season, and continued to pursue additional roles, though subsequent efforts (such as a turn in the dull telemovie I Married a Centerfold) never even came close to generating as much exposure as Days. Perhaps for this reason, Williams (like Henry Winkler, in fact) stepped behind the camera and began helming television projects -- initially, prime-time feature soapers (Little White Lies, All-American Murder), then, as the years rolled on, episodes of hit series including Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, and Star Trek: Voyager. In the early 2000s, Williams also directed episodes of the popular Disney Channel series Lizzie McGuire, starring Hilary Duff.

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet I Married a Centerfold Bick Bellows 1996
No Score Yet Dream Date Director 1993
No Score Yet All-American Murder Director Producer 1991
No Score Yet A Perfect Little Murder Director 1990
No Score Yet Your Mother Wears Combat Boots Director 1989
No Score Yet No Greater Gift Director 1986
No Score Yet Little White Lies Director 1984

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Odd Couple
2015-2017
Clayton
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Secret Life of the American Teenager
2008-2013
Director
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet Sons & Daughters
2006
Director
  • 2006
No Score Yet Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
1996-2003
Director
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
100% Lizzie McGuire
2001-2004
Director
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Baywatch
1989-2001
Director
  • 2001
No Score Yet Charmed
1998-2006
Director
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet Beverly Hills, 90210
1990-2000
Director
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
No Score Yet Cousin Skeeter
1998-2001
Director
  • 1999
29% The Net
1998-1999
Director
  • 1999
77% Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
Director
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet Melrose Place
1992-1999
Director
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
14% Love Boat: The Next Wave
1998-1999
Director
  • 1998
90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
Director
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
No Score Yet Clueless
1996-1999
Director
  • 1997
No Score Yet The Pretender
1996-2000
Director
  • 1997
No Score Yet Boy Meets World
1993-2000
  • 1996
No Score Yet Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
1995-1999
Director
  • 1996
No Score Yet Xena: Warrior Princess
1995-2001
Director
  • 1996
No Score Yet seaQuest DSV
1993-1996
Director
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
No Score Yet Fudge
1995
Director
  • 1995
No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder
1993-2001
Director
  • 1994
  • 1993
No Score Yet L.A. Law
1986-1994
Director
  • 1987
No Score Yet Happy Days
1974-1984
Warren `Potsie' Webber Warren `Potsie' Weber
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1981
  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1978
  • 1977
  • 1976
  • 1975
  • 1974
No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley
1976-1983
Potsie
  • 1976

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