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William Petersen

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21, 1953
Evanston, IL
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21, 1953 (age 66)
Evanston, IL


Actor best known for his role as Dr. Grissom on the television series CSI and for his film roles in To Live and Die in L.A. and Manhunter.

Before Fame

While at Idaho St. University on a football scholarship, he took an acting class which shifted his gears and so he decided to leave college to study as a Shakespearean actor.


He played a Governor in the 2000 thriller The Contender and portrayed Will Graham in the film Manhunter.

Family Life

His wife, Joanne, left Idaho State University with him to pursue a career in acting.

Associated With

In 2012, he had a role in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, which starred Steve Carell.