William Katt - biography

Actor from United States of America

William Katt William Theodore Katt (born February 16, 1951) is an American film and television actor, best known as the star of The Greatest American Hero. He first became known for playing Tommy Ross, the ill-fated prom date of Carrie White in the film version of Carrie (1976) and subesquently starred in films such as First Love (1977), Big Wednesday (1978) and Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979). His mother is Barbara Hale, who played Della Street in the television series Perry Mason. Katt later played Paul Drake Jr. in the Perry Mason TV movies. Katt was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of actor, Bill Williams (real name Hermann Katt), and actress, Barbara Hale. He grew up in the San Fernando Valley and began acting while a teenager. Katt attended Orange Coast College before pursuing a career as a musician. He then started acting, appearing in summer stock and in small television roles. His earliest film credits include the role of a jock, Tommy Ross, in Brian De Palma's 1976 horror film adaptation Carrie, which allowed Katt to make a name for himself. In 1978 he appeared as Barlow, a young surfer, in the John Milius drama film Big Wednesday opposite Jan-Michael Vincent and  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Bill Katt,Katt, William,William Theodore Katt
Date of birth
Place of birth
Los Angeles
United States of America
Bill Williams, Bill Williams, Barbara Hale
Danielle Hirsch Deborah Kahane
Emerson Katt Chandler Katt Dakota Katt
Jody Katt Juanita Katt
Musician, Actor


Institution From To
Orange Coast College


Year Performance Character
2011 The Secret Lives of Dorks Mr. Gibson
2010 Super Sgt. Fitzgibbon
2010 Earthling Ryan Donnelly
2010 Mirrors 2
2005 River's End
1999 Twin Falls Idaho
1995 Piranha
1995 Problem Child 3: Junior in Love
1992 House IV
1988 Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake
1987 Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel
1987 Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam
1986 Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun
1985 Perry Mason Returns
1982 The Rainmaker
1981 Pippin: Special Edition
1977 First Love Elgin Smith

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