William L. Petersen

William L. Petersen

  • Highest Rated: 94% Manhunter (1986)
  • Lowest Rated: 9% The Skulls (2000)
  • Birthday: Feb 21, 1953
  • Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, USA
  • Attended Idaho State University on a football scholarship. An avid Chicago Cubs fan. Started a production company with longtime friend Cynthia Chvatal called High Horse. Made his Broadway debut on March 21, 1996, in the Tennessee Williams play The Night of the Iguana as Rev. T. Lawrence Shannon. A great TV criminologist on CSI, he wasn't much of a science student in school. "Terrible," he told TV Guide in 2003. "I'm not sure I ever passed a science test...I didn't see it applying to my life in any way." Celebrated the birth of twins (via surrogate) on July 5, 2011.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet CSI: Immortality Gil Grissom 2015
55% Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Trucker $7.2M 2012
57% Detachment Mr. Serge Kepler $49.4K 2012
No Score Yet Haven Jackson Connolly 2001
76% The Contender Jack $16.2M 2000
9% The Skulls Ames Levritt 2000
No Score Yet Kiss the Sky Actor 1999
69% The Rat Pack John F. Kennedy 1998
20% Gunshy Jake 1998
No Score Yet The Staircase Joad 1998
92% 12 Angry Men Juror #12 1997
No Score Yet The Beast Actor 1996
No Score Yet Peter Benchley's The Beast Whip Dalton 1996
30% Mulholland Falls Jack Flynn 1996
44% Fear Steve Walker 1996
No Score Yet El Reino de los Ciegos Tony C. 1995
No Score Yet CIA: Exiled (Curacao) Stephen Guerin 1993
No Score Yet Keep the Change Joe Starling 1992
No Score Yet Hard Promises Joey Producer 1992
10% Passed Away Frank 1992
35% Young Guns II Pat Garrett 1990
50% Cousins Tom 1989
No Score Yet Long Gone Cecil 'Stud' Cantrell 1987
29% Amazing Grace and Chuck Russell Murdock 1987
94% Manhunter Will Graham 1986
91% To Live and Die in L.A. Richard Chance 1985
93% Thief Katz & Jammer Bartender 1981

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

91% Manhattan
2014-2015
Col. Emmett Darrow Colonel Darrow
  • 2015
No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
Producer
  • 2015
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
Producer
  • 2015
  • 2012
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Gil Grissom Executive Producer Producer
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet Crime Scene Investigation [DELETED]
2003-2010
Gil Grissom Executive Producer Producer
  • 2011
  • 2009
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
Producer
  • 2010
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
Producer
  • 2009
  • 2004
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
Gil Grissom
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
Sayers
  • 1986

QUOTES FROM William L. Petersen CHARACTERS

Will Graham
It's just you and me now, sport.
Will Graham
You've been watching these films. Haven't you....my man.
Laura Walker
What's the big deal?
Steve Walker
The big deal, Laura, is that the guy gives me the creeps, and the girl is my daughter.
Richard Chance
if you want bread go to a baker.
Richard Chance
If you want bread go to a baker.
Richard Chance
Guess what? Uncle Sam donâ??t give a shit about your expenses. You want bread, fuck a baker.
Richard Chance
Guess what? Uncle Sam don't give a shit about your expenses. You want bread, fuck a baker.
Will Graham
I know I'm not smarter than you.
Dr. Hannibal Lecktor
Then how did you catch me?
Will Graham
You had disadvatages.
Dr. Hannibal Lecktor
What disadvantages?
Will Graham
You're insane.