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Treat Williams

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Treat Williams is the Connecticut-born, prep-school-educated actor who first made a serious commitment to his craft during his days at Pennsylvania’s Franklin and Marshall College. Working summers with the nearby Fulton Repertory Theatre at Lancaster in the heart of Amish country, Williams performed the classics as well as contemporary dramas and musicals. After graduating, Williams—whose first name, incidentally, is a family surname on his mother’s side—headed for Manhattan where he understudied the Danny Zuko role in “Grease.” After working in the The Andrews Sisters musical “Over There,” he made his film debut as a cop in Deadly Hero (1976), then returned to “Grease,” this time in the starring role. While he took leaves for two small film roles, in The Ritz (1976) and The Eagle Has Landed (1976), it was his stage work in “Grease” that led to his cinematic breakthrough in Hair (1979). Spotted by director Milos Forman, Williams was asked to read for the role of Berger, the hippie… read more

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