William Katt

Actor, Director, Singer
A blond lead and supporting player of stage, screen and TV, Katt came to prominence in director Brian De Palma's modern horror classic, "Carrie" (1976), portraying a handsome athlete who pays a heavy price when he ... Read more »
Born: 02/15/1951 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (84)

Deadland 2014 (Movie)

Shiv (Actor)

Firedog 2014 (Movie)

Scout (Voice)

Hunt for the Devil 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hyacinth 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Room and Board 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sparks: The Origin of Ian Sparks 2014 (Movie)

Matanza (Actor)

Pioneers of Television 2013 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

The Secret Lives of Dorks 2013 (Movie)

Mr. Gibson (Actor)

Super 2011 (Movie)

Sgt. Fitzgibbon (Actor)

Encore of Tony Duran 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Numb3rs 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tyler Perry's House of Payne 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Earthling 2009 (Movie)

Ryan Donnelly (Actor)

Bone Eater 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Heroes 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

House 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

7th Heaven 1993 - 1996, 2001 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Burke's Law 1993 - 1996, 2001 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cybill 1993 - 1996, 2001 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder 1992 - 1996, 2001 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

JAG 1992 - 1996, 2000 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Justice League 2001 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Voice

Models Inc. 1993 - 1995, 2001 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1992 - 1996, 2000 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sisters 1992 - 1996, 2001 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Walker, Texas Ranger 1992 - 1998, 2000 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Circuit 2002 (Movie)

Gino (Actor)

Snake Island 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Catch Me If You Can 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Jawbreaker 1999 (Movie)

Mr Purr (Actor)

The Clean and Narrow 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Net 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Twin Falls, Idaho 1999 (Movie)

Surgeon (Actor)

Daddy's Girl 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Piranha 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Tollbooth 1996 (Movie)

Waggy (Actor)

U'Benjani 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Problem Child 3: Junior in Love 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Amerikan Cop 1994 (Movie)

Dr Dell Davis (Actor)

The Defense Rests: A Tribute to Raymond Burr 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Okavango 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Tabloids: Behind the Headlines 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Paperboy 1993 (Movie)

Brian (Actor)

All New Circus of the Stars & Side Show 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Desperate Motive 1992 (Movie)

Richard Sullivan (Actor)

House IV 1992 (Movie)

Roger Cobb (Actor)

Double X: The Name of the Game 1991 (Movie)

Michael Cooper (Actor)

Last Call 1990 (Movie)

Paul Avery (Actor)

Naked Obsession 1990 (Movie)

Franklyn Carlyle (Actor)

Wedding Band 1990 (Movie)

Marshall Roman (Actor)

Our House 1986 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

White Ghost 1988 (Movie)

Steve Shepard (Actor)

House 1986 (Movie)

Roger Cobb (Actor)

The Greatest American Hero 1980 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rainmaker 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Butch and Sundance: The Early Days 1979 (Movie)

Harry Alonzo Longbaum--Sundance Kid (Actor)

Big Wednesday 1978 (Movie)

Jack Barlow (Actor)

First Love 1977 (Movie)

Elgin Smith (Actor)

Carrie 1976 (Movie)

Tommy Ross (Actor)

The Late Liz 1971 (Movie)

Peter (Actor)

Can Ellen Be Saved? (TV Show)

Actor

Determination of Death (TV Show)

Actor

Devil's Food (TV Show)

Actor

Gentle Ben (TV Show)

Actor

Mystery Woman: Game Time (TV Show)

Actor

Night Chase (TV Show)

Actor

Perry Mason Returns (TV Show)

Actor

Pippin (Movie)

Pippin (Actor)

Rattled (TV Show)

Actor

Rough Riders (TV Show)

Actor

Stranger By Night (TV Show)

Actor

Swimsuit (TV Show)

Actor

The Greatest American Hero (Movie)

(Actor)

Top of the Hill (TV Show)

Actor
Director (2)

River's End 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

The Clean and Narrow 1999 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (1)

The Clean and Narrow 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (1)

Blade Boxer 1995 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Biography

A blond lead and supporting player of stage, screen and TV, Katt came to prominence in director Brian De Palma's modern horror classic, "Carrie" (1976), portraying a handsome athlete who pays a heavy price when he escorts the title character to the prom. He went on to appear in such films as the surfer feature "Big Wednesday" (1978), the Western prequel "Butch and Sundance: The Early Years" (1979) and the horror film "House" (1986). Much of Katt's subsequent feature work has been released direct to video.

On the small screen, Katt made his debut as star of the fantasy series "The Greatest American Hero" (ABC, 1981-83), playing a mild-mannered school teacher who is endowed with super human powers when he dons a special costume. He received kudos for his sensitive portrayal of a retarded young man in the TV-movie "The Rainmaker" (1982) before co-starring with his mother, Barbara Hale, in a series of Perry Mason TV-movies beginning with "Perry Mason Returns" (1985) and seven follow-ups in which he played Paul Drake, Jr., offspring of Perry's personal private investigator (William Hopper).

Relationships

Barbara Hale Actor

Mother
best-known as Della Street on "Perry Mason"

Amy Irving Actor

Companion
Dated before filming of "Carrie"

Deborah Kahane

Wife
married on July 2, 1979

Clayton Katt

Son
born on January 27, 1980

Emerson Katt

Son
born on April 5, 1985

Bill Williams Actor

Parent

EDUCATION

Orange Coast College

Costa Mesa , California

Los Angeles Civic Light Opera Workshop

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

1999

Feature directorial debut, "The Clean and Narrow"; also co-wrote script

1991

Had featured role on the short-lived series "Good Sports" (CBS)

1989

Star of short-lived TV series, "Top of the Hill"

1986

Regular role in a series, "Our House"

1985

Co-starred with his mother Barbara Hale in a series of Perry Mason reunion TV-movies beginning with "Perry Mason Returns"

1982

TV-movie debut, "The Rainmaker"

1981

TV debut as star of fantasy series, "The Greatest American Hero"

1978

First starring role in a feature, "Big Wednesday"

1976

Breakout role in a feature, "Carrie"

1970

Feature debut, "The Late Liz"

Grew up in Southern California

Did six year stint in the US Air National Guard

Stage acting debut at the South Coast Repertory Theater in "We Bombed in New Haven"

Had recurring role on "Models Inc." (Fox)

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