William Petersen starred in "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" on CBS as lead investigator Gil Grissom for nine seasons, beginning with the series premiere in 2000 through 2009. He also serves as executive producer and was nominated in 2003 for a Golden Globe Award for his acting work.

William Petersen has a distinguished background in film, theater and television. His television credits include the films "Long Gone," "The Rat Pack," "The Kennedys of Massachusetts," which won a Golden Globe Award, and "The Beast."

Petersen's feature film credits include "To Live and Die in L.A.," "Manhunter," "Cousins," "Young Guns II," "Fear," "Hard Promises," which he also produced, and "The Contender."

 He made his Broadway debut in a revival of Tennessee Williams' "The Night of The Iguana." In 1979 Petersen founded the 'Remains Theater Ensemble' in Chicago with a group of fellow actors. He has appeared in a number of regional stage productions including "A Streetcar Named Desire," "The Time of Your Life," "Glengarry Glen Ross," "Fool for Love," and "Speed-the-Plow."

He was born in Evanston, Illinois, and first discovered acting while on a football scholarship at Idaho State University.

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Age: 64 years old
Birthday: February 21, 1953
Height: 5' 10"
Nickname: Billy
Full Name / Real Name: William Louis Petersen
Birthplace: Evanston, IL
Wife: Gina Cirone (6/14/2003, 2 children)
Joanne Brady (1974 - 1981, divorced, 1 child)

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