Actor Treat Williams Killed In Motorcycle Crash

Posted June 13, 2023 by with 3 comments

Incredibly sad and obviously unexpected. Treat Williams was hit by a car while he was riding his motorcycle yesterday in Vermont. The above news report on his death is from ABC7 in Los Angeles.

Williams was 71, and he leaves behind a wife and two adult children. He had a prolific career, summarized via Wikipedia:

He has over 120 credits to his name. He first became well known for his starring roles in two 1979 films, the musical Hair and Steven Spielberg’s 1941. He later starred in the films The Eagle Has Landed, Prince of the City, Once Upon a Time in America, The Late Shift, and 127 Hours. From 2002 to 2006, he was the lead of the television series Everwood and was nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Awards. He was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards, two Satellite Awards, and an Independent Spirit Award.

Williams made his film debut in the 1975 thriller film Deadly Hero. The following year he played a supporting role in The Ritz, a squeaky-voiced private detective looking for his suspect in a gay bathhouse. He came to world attention in 1979, when he starred as George Berger in the MiloŇ° Forman film Hair, which was based on the 1967 Broadway musical. Williams was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his role in the film. He was featured in the February 1980 edition of Playgirl magazine. He went on to appear in over 75 films and several television series.

In 1996, he was nominated for a Best Actor Emmy Award by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for his work in The Late Shift, an HBO movie, in which he portrayed agent Michael Ovitz.

Williams was on the David Letterman show in 1996, where he discussed his life in Vermont, his film Things To Do In Denver When You’re Dead, and his role as Mike Ovitz:

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