Facts of William Petersen
|Full Name:||William Petersen|
|Age:||66 years 10 months|
|Birth Date:||February 21, 1953|
|Birth Place:||Evanston, Illinois, USA|
|Net Worth:||$ 35 million|
|Salary:||$500,000 per episode|
|Height / How tall :||6 feet 0 inches (1.83m)|
|Ethnicity:||mixed (Danish-German- French)|
|Father's Name:||Arthur Edward Petersen, Sr.|
|Mother's Name:||Helen June Hoene|
|Education:||Idaho State University|
|Hair Color:||Salt and Pepper|
|Lucky Color:||Sea Green|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Cancer, Scorpio|
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"Their argument was, Everybody else is going to start copying the show, so why not us? My attitude was, Well, then let everybody else do it. Don't rip yourself off." (On the network and producers' decision to create the CSI spin-off series, CSI: Miami (2002)).
"Theater in Chicago will always be my first love. It started careers for me and about 50 of my friends. We all love coming back. As soon as the TV show is over, I'll be back in Chicago, doing live theater." (on what he plans to do after "CSI")
I had to actually kill off the character. I cut off most of my hair and dyed it blonde. I changed my whole look just to get rid of him.
Relationship Statistics of William Petersen
|What is William Petersen marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):||Married|
|When did William Petersen get married ? (married date):||June 14, 2003|
|How many children does William Petersen have ? (name):||Three (Maite Petersen)|
|Is William Petersen having any relationship affair ?:||No|
|Is William Petersen gay ?:||No|
|Who is William Petersen wife ? (name):||Gina Cirone|
More about the relationship
William Petersen married Joanne Brady in 1974, but the marriage didn’t last long so they decided to separate in 1981. The couple had a child namely, Maite Petersen.
Then, he married Gina Cirone on June 14, 2003. The couple has twins(son and a daughter) via surrogacy in June 2011, whose names are kept private. Moreover, the rep said that they were born premature and now their health has improved.
- 1 Who is William Petersen?
- 2 William Petersen: Age (66), Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity
- 3 William Petersen: Education, School/ College University
- 4 William Petersen: Professional Life, Career
- 5 William Petersen: Awards, Nomination
- 6 William Petersen: Net Worth ($35M), Income, Salary ($500k)
- 7 William Petersen: Rumors and Controversy/ Scandal
- 8 Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size
- 9 Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
Who is William Petersen?
William is an American actor and producer best recognized for appearing as Gil Grissom in CBS’ drama series ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,’ for which he earned a Golden Globe Award nomination and a Screen Actors Guild Award. He also garnered three Primetime Emmy Award nominations as the producer of the show.
William Petersen: Age (66), Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity
William Petersen was born in Evanston, Illinois, the United States on February 21, 1953. His birth name is William Louis Petersen and he is currently 66 years old. His father’s name is Arthur Edward Petersen, Sr. and his mother’s name is Helen June Hoene.
He has five siblings namely, Arthur Petersen, Jr., Elizabeth Petersen, Mary Kay Petersen, Anne Petersen, Robert Petersen. William holds American citizenship and mixed (Danish-German- French) ethnicity. His birth sign is Pisces.
Moreover, he is a big fan of the Chicago Cubs.
William Petersen: Education, School/ College University
Talking about William’s education history, he graduated from Bishop Kelly High School in Boise, Idaho, in 1972. He was accepted to Idaho State University on a football scholarship.
William Petersen: Professional Life, Career
Talking about his profession, in 1985, Petersen received his first break when he played a Secret Service agent gone rogue to avenge his mentor in William Friedkin’s 1985 action film To Live and Die in L.A. In the year 1986, he played FBI agent Will Graham in the first Hannibal Lecter film, Manhunter.
Likewise, he also claims to have done this because, while rehearsing for a play in Chicago, his dialogue was always coming out like Graham’s; he dyed his hair so he could look in the mirror and see a different person. Additionally, he declined a part in Oliver Stone’s Platoon, as it would have kept him in the Philippines, away from his family.
Instead, he worked on the 1987 HBO made-for-TV movie Long Gone a minor league baseball player and manager named Cecil “Stud” Cantrell. In addition, Petersen was offered the role of Henry Hill in the film Goodfellas but turned it down. In the year 1990, Petersen also portrayed the infamous Patrick Floyd “Pat” Garrett in Young Guns II.
Similarly, in 1993, Petersen appeared in a CBS TV miniseries, Return to Lonesome Dove as former Ranger Gideon Walker. Also, he played Steven Walker in Fear (1996). In fact, Petersen played Governor Jack Hathaway, an unscrupulous candidate for vice president following the death of the incumbent, in The Contender in 2000.
Whereas, he appeared uncredited in the noir thriller Mulholland Falls as a character who finds himself on the violent receiving end of a Los Angeles police squad’s tactics. Likewise, in 1999, he starred in Kiss the Sky as “Jeff”. He appeared as part of an all-star cast in a remake of the 1997 film 12 Angry Men.
On May 30, 2007, he was at Wrigley Field to join WGN radio sportscasters covering a Chicago Cubs–Florida Marlins game, and he mentioned he had seen CSI: The Experience at the Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago) on the South Side of Chicago.
Moreover, Petersen renewed his contract with CBS to appear on CSI for the 2008-09 season, reportedly for $600,000 per episode. He remained an executive producer of the show. Therefore, he reprised his role of Gil Grissom in the eleventh-season episode “The Two Mrs. Grissoms” (aired February 3, 2011).
William Petersen: Awards, Nomination
He was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series- Drama for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) at Golden Globe Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, PGA Awards, Golden Satellite Award. He won Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) at Screen Actors Guild Awards.
William Petersen: Net Worth ($35M), Income, Salary ($500k)
He has an estimated net worth of around $35 million (as per 2019 data) and he has earned up to $500,000 per episode.
William Petersen: Rumors and Controversy/ Scandal
He has been successful in keeping himself far from rumors and controversies in his personal and professional life.
Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size
William has a height of 5 feet and he weighs is 76Kg. William’s hair color is salt and pepper and his eye color is blue.
Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
He doesn’t have an official page on any social sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.