William Petersen Biography
William Louis Peterson, well-known as ‘William Peterson’ is an exceptionally talented actor and producer. Peterson is best known for his role of Dr. Gilbert ‘Gil’ Grisson on the popular series ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’. This talented actor was born on February 21, 1953 in Evanston, Illinois, U.S. He carries mixed ethnicity of Danish and German. In the year 1972, he completed his high school education from the Bishop Kelly High School. While studying at the Idaho State University, he started to take interest in acting. Later in 1974, he studied as a Shakespearson actor from the drama professor to Basque Country.
Talking about his career journey as an actor, he got his first break from the 1985 action movie ‘TO Live and Die in L.A. He portrayed the role of Secret Service Agent in the movie. After a year of that role, he appeared in the Hannibal Lecter movie ‘Manhunter’. To bring the real emotion on his movie character, he even shaved off his beard, cut hair and made it blond. His performance was appreciated by all his fans and movie lovers. Later in the 1987, he appeared in HBO’s made-for-TV movie ‘Long Gone’. Considering his fabulous acting skills, he started to get the numerous movie roles. He refused to become a part of the movie ‘Goodfellas’. In the year 1990, he portrayed a role of U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s father in ABC three-part miniseries ‘The Kennedy of Massachusetts’. For his exceptional performance, he earned an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award. In the same year, he played the role of Patrick Floyd ‘Pat’ Garrett in the movie ‘Young Guns II’. After that role he made appearance in the 1996 thriller movie ‘Fear’. Peterson was seen playing the role of Governor Jack Hathaway in 2000 political drama movie ‘The Contender’. His other noticeable roles came in the movies ‘Mulholland Falls’, ’12 Angry Men’ and ‘Kiss the Sky’. He played the role of Dr. Gil Grisson in CBS drama series ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’. Peterson became a part of the series from the year 2000 to 2010. The series gave him more popularity and recognition in comparison to other television roles. After showing his immense acting skills in the series for 10 years, he took a break from the series and appeared in five-week run of Trinity Repertory Company productoin’s Dublin Carol. In the year 2011, he was seen reprising the role of Gil Grisson in the eleventh episode ‘The Two Mrs. Grissoms’. For his outstanding contribution as an actor in the movie and television industry, he was inducted on the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame’ on February 3, 2009.
This god-gifted talented actor is a married man. He got married to his longtime girlfriend Gina Cirone in the year 2003. Prior getting married with Gina, he was in a marital relationship with Joanne Brady. From his marital relation with Cirone, he is blessed with twins, a son and daughter. Till date, he is sharing the same love and affection with Cirone. There is no news of their divorce published yet in the media. It seems that the couples are made for each other.
Like, it is often said that the passionate and dedicated person isn’t bound by any factors to achieve his dream. The same case applies to this talented actor. Even reaching at the age of 61, he is still have the same passion and enthusiasm as an actor. Petersen stands tall with the height of 5 feet 11 inches. With his dashing personality and powerful acting skills, he has gathered huge fan following. As of 2014, he has earned an estimated net worth amount of $35 million dollars from his acting career. More additional information about him can be obtained from the wiki and other internet sites. His fans can follow him on his twitter account @WillMPeterson.