William Petersen

Biography: 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. He also serves as executive producer of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and was nominated in 2003 for a Golden Globe Award for his portrayal of lead investigator Gil Grissom. His 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. Peterson made his Broadway debut in a revival of Tennessee Williams' The Night of The Iguana. In 1979 he 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. Petersen was born in Evanston, Illinois, and first discovered acting while on a football scholarship at Idaho State University.


William Petersen's Scores

Average career score: 53
Highest Metascore: 78 Manhunter
Lowest Metascore: 24 The Skulls
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
7 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
59 Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Jun 22, 2012 Trucker 6.9
52 Detachment Mar 16, 2012 Mr. Sarge Kepler / Sarge 8.0
53 This Old Cub Jul 23, 2004 Himself 8.0
59 The Contender Oct 13, 2000 Jack Hathaway 7.1
24 The Skulls Mar 31, 2000 Ames Levritt 6.6
51 Fear Apr 12, 1996 Steve Walker 7.4
78 Manhunter Aug 22, 1986 Will Graham 8.1