Willie Garson

Highest Rated: 96% Groundhog Day (1993)
Lowest Rated: 0% The Suburbans (1999)
Birthday: Feb 20, 1964
Birthplace: Not Available
A bald and frequently bespectacled screen presence whose "average Joe" appearance and keen talent allow him the unique ability to truly transform into the character at hand, Willie Garson may have won over Sex and the City viewers as protagonist Carrie's (Sarah Jessica Parker) endlessly loyal friend, but with over a decade of film and television appearances to his credit by that time, his success should certainly be labeled more "long-time coming" than "overnight sensation." Garson began training as an actor at New York's Actor's Institute in his early teens, and in the years following high school graduation he studied theater and psychology at Wesleyan University. It didn't take long for the talented stage and screen presence to find roles following his higher education, with guest appearances in such popular television shows as Family Ties, Mr. Belvedere, and Quantum Leap eventually leading to a supporting role in the well-received made-for-television feature The Deliberate Stranger. If his film roles throughout the majority of the '90s were generally of the thankless variety, Garson nevertheless grew increasingly active thanks to roles in such high-profile features as Groundhog Day, Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead, The Rock, and There's Something About Mary. A three-year stint in a supporting role in NYPD Blue showed Garson lending the series a decidedly human presence as Detective Simone's (Jimmy Smits) landlord. The stage-minded actor never forgot his roots, remaining constantly active with such New York-based theater companies as The Manhattan Theatre Club and The Roundabout Table. A long-time friend of actress Parker, Garson's friendship with the actress no doubt contributed to the easy rapport shared by the duo in the hit HBO series Sex and the City. With subsequent roles in Steven Spielberg's acclaimed sci-fi miniseries Taken, and in addition to such features as Freaky Friday proving that he was as much an "actor's actor" as a crowd-pleaser, Garson's post-Sex and the City career seemed as healthy as ever. He worked steadily in projects such as House of D, Fever Pitch, and in appeared in Jackass: Number Two. He returned to the small-screen as the lead in the series White Collar in 2009. In his increasingly non-existent spare time, Garson can be found reading to school children on a weekly basis as part of the Screen Actors Guild popular "Bookpals" program.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
65% The Polka King Actor 2017
No Score Yet Feed Mr. Brack 2017
No Score Yet Trust Fund Jerry Peters 2016
12% Walk Of Shame Dan Karlin $40.3K 2014
15% Sex and the City 2 Stanford Blatch $95.4M 2010
No Score Yet Ashley's Ashes Actor 2010
No Score Yet Shannon's Rainbow Richard 2009
49% Sex and the City Standford Blatch $152.6M 2008
No Score Yet Beau Jest Joel Goldman 2008
65% The TV Set Brian $35K 2007
63% Jackass: Number Two Willie Garson $72.8M 2006
3% Zoom Dick $11.7M 2006
No Score Yet Thank Heaven Grant Strong 2006
77% Little Manhattan Ralph $0.4M 2005
55% Just Like Heaven Host $48.3M 2005
No Score Yet Hard Four Actor 2005
65% Fever Pitch Kevin $42M 2005
No Score Yet Wiseguys On - Texas Hold 'Em Actor 2005
10% House of D Ticket Agent $0.4M 2004
17% A Problem with Fear Actor 2003
87% Freaky Friday Evan $110.2M 2003
50% Luster Sonny Spike 2002
8% Out Cold Ted Muntz $13.9M 2001
42% What Planet Are You From? Brett 2000
No Score Yet Our Lips Are Sealed Agent Norm 2000
11% Play It to the Bone Cappie Caplan 1999
0% The Suburbans Craig/Sponsor 1999
No Score Yet Come On, Get Happy: The Partridge Family Story Sam 1999
93% Being John Malkovich Guy In Restaurant 1999
0% Fortress 2: Re-Entry Nussbaum 1999
59% Living Out Loud Man in Elevator 1998
83% There's Something About Mary Doctor Zit Face/High School Pal 1998
No Score Yet Alone in the Woods Lyle 1997
53% Mars Attacks! Corporate Guy 1996
50% Kingpin Purse Snatcher 1996
66% The Rock Francis Reynolds 1996
33% Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead Cuffy 1995
8% The Tie That Binds Ray Tanton 1995
11% Speechless Dick 1994
No Score Yet Daybreak Simon 1993
No Score Yet Every Breath Bob 1993
96% Groundhog Day Kenny, Phil's Assistant 1993
54% Untamed Heart Patsy 1993
45% Ruby Lee Harvey Oswald 1992
6% Mobsters Telephone Operator 1991
No Score Yet When the Party's Over Vic Montana 1991
69% Soapdish Nitwit 1991
0% Repossessed Nerd Student 1990
29% The Adventures of Ford Fairlane Frat Boy 1990
17% Brain Dead Board Member 1989
8% Troop Beverly Hills Bruce 1989
No Score Yet Across the Tracks Salesman 1989

TV

CREDIT
87% Supergirl
2015
Steve
  • 2019
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
Gerard Hirsch
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
44% Salvation
2017
Dr. Carson
  • 2018
23% The Mysteries of Laura
2014-2016
Georges Tilieu
  • 2016
61% Franklin & Bash
2011-2014
  • 2014
97% White Collar
2009-2014
Director Mozzie
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
18% How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)
2013
Harry
  • 2013
63% Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
Dr. Staven
  • 2013
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
  • 2012
96% Pushing Daisies
2007-2009
Dick Dicker
  • 2009
No Score Yet Wizards of Waverly Place
2007-2012
Mr. Frenchy
  • 2009
50% John From Cincinnati
2007
Meyer Dickstein
  • 2007
No Score Yet Stargate SG-1
1997-2007
Martin Lloyd
  • 2006
  • 2000
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
Ian Sutter
  • 2005
90% Monk
2002-2009
Leo Navarro
  • 2004
71% Sex and the City
1998-2004
Stanford Stanford Blatch
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2000
  • 1998
No Score Yet Crime Scene Investigation [DELETED]
2003-2010
Brad Simmons
  • 2003
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Brad Simmons
  • 2003
No Score Yet Steven Spielberg Presents 'Taken'
2002
Dr. Kreutz
  • 2002
20% City of Angels
2000
David Lewis
  • 2000
43% Level 9
2000-2008
Bones
  • 2000
No Score Yet Just Shoot Me
1997-2003
Kurt
  • 1999
  • 1998
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Henry Coffield Henry
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
75% The X-Files
1993-2018
Henry Weems Freeley
  • 1999
  • 1995
No Score Yet Boy Meets World
1993-2000
Leonard Spinelli Minister Lenny
  • 1999
  • 1995
  • 1993
81% Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1997-2003
Security guard
  • 1998
No Score Yet Party of Five
1994-2000
Mr. Kroop
  • 1998
77% Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
Riga
  • 1998
61% Ally McBeal
1997-2002
District Attorney Frank Shea Alan Farmer
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet Melrose Place
1992-1999
Mosley
  • 1997
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
Shea
  • 1997
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
Eddie
  • 1996
No Score Yet Mad About You
1992-1999
Randall
  • 1995
No Score Yet Quantum Leap
1989-1993
Lee Harvey Oswald Seymour
  • 1992
  • 1989
No Score Yet Coach
1989-1997
Clerk
  • 1989
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
Guest Waiter
  • 1986

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