William Katt

Highest Rated: 93% Carrie (1976)
Lowest Rated: 8% Jawbreaker (1999)
Birthday: Feb 16, 1951
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
The son of actors Bill Williams and Barbara Hale, curly-haired leading man William Katt is fond of noting that he made his movie "debut" while residing in his mother's womb during filming of Lorna Doone (1951). After attending Orange Coast College, Katt pursued a career as a musician. He then made his formal acting bow in summer stock and small TV roles. Among Katt's film credits are the role of the high-school jock date of telekinetic wallflower Sissy Spacek in Carrie (1977), and one-half of the title role in Butch and Sundance, The Early Days (1979). From 1981 through 1983, Katt played the reluctant-superhero protagonist (originally named Ralph Hinkley, redubbed Ralph Hanley after the '81 assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan) on TV's Greatest American Hero. Beginning in 1987, Katt played the recurring role of detective Paul Drake Jr. in the periodic Perry Mason TV movies, co-starring with his mother Barbara Hale, who resumed her "Della Street" characterization from the original 1961-66 Mason run. Katt also worked on the scripts of several of these latter-day Masons. More recently, William Katt was a regular on the 1991 Farrah Fawcett-Ryan O'Neal TV sitcom Good Sports.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
60% The Man From Earth: Holocene Art 2017
No Score Yet The Unwanted Troy 2015
No Score Yet Subterranea Actor 2015
83% Sparks Executive Producer Matanza 2014
27% Sweetwater Dean Taylor 2013
11% The Secret Lives Of Dorks Mr. Thomas Gibson 2013
No Score Yet Paranmormal Movie Actor 2013
No Score Yet Paranormal Movie Actor 2013
No Score Yet The Jonas Project Actor 2013
No Score Yet Travelers Director 2013
No Score Yet Earthling Ryan 2012
49% Super Sgt. Fitzgibbon $0.3M 2011
No Score Yet The Encore of Tony Duran Art 2011
No Score Yet Pure Country 2: The Gift Winter 2010
No Score Yet Mirrors 2 Actor 2010
No Score Yet Gamers Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Bone Eater Actor 2008
No Score Yet AVH: Alien vs. Hunter Lee 2007
No Score Yet The Man From Earth Art 2007
No Score Yet Gamers Reese's Boss 2006
No Score Yet Mystery Woman: Game Time Donald Fiske 2005
No Score Yet River's End Ed Kennedy Director 2005
No Score Yet Snake Island Malcolm Page 2002
No Score Yet Gentle Ben Gittis Malone 2002
No Score Yet Descendant Dr. Tom Murray 2002
20% Circuit Gino 2001
No Score Yet Determination of Death John Logan 2001
No Score Yet The Clean and Narrow Director Screenwriter George 2000
78% Twin Falls Idaho Surgeon 1999
8% Jawbreaker Mr. Purr 1999
No Score Yet Catch Me If You Can Jean Benoit 1998
No Score Yet Mother Teresa: In the Name of God's Poor Harry Harper 1997
No Score Yet Daddy's Girl Don Mitchell 1996
No Score Yet Rattled Paul Donahue 1996
No Score Yet Piranha Paul Grogan 1995
No Score Yet Problem Child 3: Junior in Love Ben 1995
No Score Yet American Cop Dr. Dell Davis 1994
No Score Yet Stranger by Night Troy Rooney 1994
No Score Yet The Paperboy Brian 1994
No Score Yet Tollbooth Waggy 1994
No Score Yet Desperate Motive Richard Sullivan 1993
No Score Yet Double X: The Name of the Game Michael Cooper 1992
No Score Yet Naked Obsession Franklin 1991
No Score Yet House IV (House 4: The Repossession) (House IV: Home Deadly Home) Roger 1991
No Score Yet Last Call Paul Avery 1990
No Score Yet The Defense Never Rests Actor 1990
No Score Yet Rising Storm Actor 1990
No Score Yet Wedding Band Marshall Roman 1989
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Musical Murder Actor 1989
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson Actor 1989
No Score Yet Swimsuit Actor 1989
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake Paul Drake Jr 1988
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace Paul Drake Jr. 1988
No Score Yet White Ghost Steve Shepard 1988
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel Paul Drake Jr. 1987
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam Paul Drake Jr. 1987
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit Paul Drake Jr. 1987
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love Paul Drake Jr. 1987
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star Paul Drake Jr. 1986
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun Paul Drake Jr. 1986
62% House (Ding Dong, You're Dead) Roger Cobb 1986
No Score Yet Perry Mason Returns Paul Drake Jr. 1985
13% Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend George Loomis 1985
No Score Yet Swimsuit Brian 1984
No Score Yet Pippin Pippin 1981
70% Big Wednesday Jack Barlow 1978
No Score Yet First Love Elgin Smith 1977
93% Carrie Tommy Ross 1976
No Score Yet Butch and Sundance: The Early Days The Sundance Kid 1972
No Score Yet The Late Liz Peter Addams 1971

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Greatest American Hero
1981-1983
Ralph Hinkley Ralph
  • 2017
  • 1986
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1981
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
Sven Regal
  • 2010
55% Heroes
2006-2010
  • 2008
91% House
2004-2012
Walter
  • 2006
95% Justice League
2004
Green Guardsmen Voice
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Hunger
1997-1999
  • 2000
No Score Yet Models Inc.
1994-1995
Paul Carson
  • 1994
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Derek Hartman
  • 1993
No Score Yet Good Sports
1991
Nick Calder
  • 1991
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Nystrom
  • 1975
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Lonnie Weeks
  • 1974
No Score Yet M*A*S*H
1972-1983
PFC
  • 1972

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