William L. Petersen - Rotten Tomatoes

William L. Petersen

Highest Rated:   96% Thief (1981)
Lowest Rated:   9% The Skulls (2000)
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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
No Score Yet Wrigley Field: Beyond the Ivy
  • Narrator
2001
76% The Contender
  • Jack
$16.2M 2000
9% The Skulls
  • Ames Levritt
2000
No Score Yet Kiss the Sky
  • Actor
1999
67% 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
31% Mulholland Falls
  • Jack Flynn
1996
39% Fear
  • Steve Walker
1996
No Score Yet El Reino de los Ciegos
  • Tony C.
1995
No Score Yet CIA: Exiled
  • Stephen Guerin
1993
No Score Yet Deadly Currents
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Keep the Change
  • Producer
  • Joe Starling
1992
No Score Yet Hard Promises
  • Joey
  • Producer
1992
11% 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
94% To Live and Die in L.A.
  • Richard Chance
1985
96% 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 CSI
2003-2012
  • Gil Grissom
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2011
  • 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

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