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William Katt

Paul Drake Junior in The New Perry Mason

Photos William Katt Birth name: William Theodore Katt
Birth date: 1951/02/16 (72 years old)
Birth place : Los Angeles
Height: 1.74 m

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Biography for William Katt

William Katt was born on February 16, 1951 in Los Angeles, he was the son of Bill Williams and Barbara Hale. He frequented the Orange Coast College, before continuing a career as a musician. He began an actor career by appearing in the play "Summer Stock", as well as in various small roles on television. In 1976, he played in the film "Carrie", by Brian de Palma, in 1978 he played the role of Sundance Kid in "Butch and Sundance, The Early Days".

From 1981 to 1983, he played the role of Ralph Hinkley in the series "The Greatest American Hero". Although he felt silly in the costume, it was this role that made him famous. In 1986 he played in the horror movie House. From 1985, he played the role of Paul Drake Junior in the TV series Perry Mason, alongside his mother, Barbara Hale, who took up the role of Della Street.

In 1991, he appeared in the sitcom "Good Sports".

William Katt is an American actor born February 16, 1951 in Los Angeles, California. He is best known for his role as Ralph Hinkley in the television series The Greatest American Hero, which was broadcast from 1981 to 1983.

Katt began his acting career in the 1970s, with roles in television series like the streets of San Francisco and Happy Days. He also played in films, such as Carrie, Le Bal des Beginner, de Brian de Palma, and the Château de l'Horreur, by William Castle.

In the 1980s, Katt played in several television productions, notably in The Man From Atlantis and House, where he played the role of Dr. Gregory House. He also appeared in series like experts, alias and psych.

Apart from his acting career, Katt is also an accomplished musician and has released several albums under his own name. He is also a golf enthusiast and has participated in several professional tournaments.

Today, Katt continues to work as an actor, with regular appearances in television series and independent films. His prolific career and popularity with fans have earned him recognition as one of the most respected figures in the entertainment industry.


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Title Role
Beautiful Loser (2006) (post-production) Father Hume
The Man from Earth (2006) (post-production) Art
House M.D.
Backstage Pass (2006) (V) Kurt Wilson
Gamers (2006) Reese's Boss
Mystery Woman: Game Time (2005) (TV) Donald Fiske
Firedog (2005) (voice) Scout
River's End (2005) Ed Kennedy
Descendant (2003) Dr. Tom Murray
Snake Island (2002) Malcolm Page
Son of the Beach - Three Days of the Condom (2002) TV Episode Congressman George Bukaki
Justice League
Gentle Ben (2002) (TV) Gittis
Treading Water (2002) The Investor
Circuit (2001) Gino
Determination of Death (2001) John Logan
The Hunger - The Seductress (2000) TV Episode James
Learning to Surf (2000)
Twin Falls Idaho (1999) Surgeon
Jawbreaker (1999) Mr. Purr
Clean and Narrow (1999) George
Catch Me If You Can (1998) (TV) Jean Benoit
The Net - Deleted (1998) TV Episode Dr. Phillip Wayland
Walker, Texas Ranger - Warriors (1998) TV Episode Keith Portman
Hyacinth (1998)
Mother Teresa: In the Name of God's Poor (1997) Harry Harper
Dead Man's Gun - The Healer (1997) TV Episode Madison Butler
Rough Riders (1997) (TV) Edward Marshall
Viper - Black Box (1997) TV Episode Arno Krafft
7th Heaven
Whacked (1997) Sgt. Niktaukus
U'bejani (1997) Father Bob
Daddy's Girl (1996) Don Mitchell
Devil's Food (1996) (TV) Andrew Burns
Rattled (1996) (TV) Paul Donohue
Romantic Undertaking (1996) (TV) Richard Tennant
Piranha (1995) (TV) Paul Grogan
Problem Child 3: Junior in Love (1995) (TV) Ben Healy
Stranger by Night (1994) Troy Rooney
Cyborg 3: The Recycler (1994) Decaf
Models Inc.
Diagnosis Murder - Flashdance with Death (1994) TV Episode Roland Spear
Burke's Law - Who Killed the Fashion King? (1994) TV Episode Brian Cobham
The Paper Boy (1994) Brian
Amerikanskiy Blyuz (1994) (TV) Dr. Dell Davis
Tollbooth (1994) Waggy
Dark Justice
Distant Cousins (1993) Richard Sullivan
Murder, She Wrote - Love's Deadly Desire (1993) TV Episode Derek Hartman
House IV (1992) Roger Cobb
Double X: The Name of the Game (1992) Michael Cooper
Sazan aizu (1991) (V) (voice: English version) Old Monk/Tinzin (New Generation Version 2000)
Last Call (1991) Paul Avery
Good Sports (1991) TV Series Nick Calder
Naked Obsession (1991) Franklyn Carlysle
Wedding Band (1990) Marshall Roman
Rebel Storm (1990)
Top of the Hill (1989) TV Series Thomas Bell Jr.
Swimsuit (1989) (TV) Brian
Top of the Hill (1989) (TV) Thomas Bell
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake (1988) (TV) Paul Drake Jr
Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace (1988) (TV) Paul Drake Jr.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents - A Stolen Heart (1988) TV Episode Dr. Burke
White Ghost (1988) Steve Shepard
Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel (1987) (TV) Paul Drake Jr.
Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam (1987) (TV) Paul Drake Jr.
Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit (1987) (TV) Paul Drake Jr.
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love (1987) (TV) Paul Drake Jr.
Our House
Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star (1986) (TV) Paul Drake Jr.
Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun (1986) (TV) Paul Drake Jr.
House (1986) Roger Cobb
The Greatest American Hero Ralph Hinkley/Hanley
Perry Mason Returns (1985) (TV) Paul Drake Jr.
Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend (1985) George Loomis
Faerie Tale Theatre
The Rainmaker (1982) (TV) Jimmy Curry
Pippin: His Life and Times (1981) (TV) Pippin
Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979) The Sundance Kid/aka Harry Alonzo Longabaugh
Big Wednesday (1978) Jack
First Love (1977) Elgin Smith
Carrie (1976) Tommy Ross
Kojak - Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Death (1975) TV Episode Carey Nysrom
The Rookies - The Old Neighborhood (1974) TV Episode (as Bill Katt) Jimmy Phillips
Police Woman - Warning: All Wives... (1974) TV Episode Marty Wadsworth
Can Ellen Be Saved? (1974) (TV) Bob
Kung Fu - The Ancient Warrior (1973) TV Episode (as Bill Katt) Andy
MASH - Dear Dad (1972) TV Episode (as Bill Katt) P.F.C.
The Daughters of Joshua Cabe (1972) (TV) Billy Jack
The Trackers (1971) (TV) (as Bill Katt) Davey
The Late Liz (1971) Peter Addams


Lookalike son of actor Bill Williams, who starred as Kit Carson in "The Adventures of Kit Carson" (1951), and mother, actress Barbara Hale.

Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1977" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 29. [1977]

Attended Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California.

Auditioned for the part of Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars (1977) opposite Kurt Russell, who auditioned for the role of Han Solo.

During California's historic Gubernatorial Recall, he got a good laugh from a fan at North Hollywood's Beverly Garland Inn...after being asked about the research and preparation he had done for his short-lived series Top of the Hill (1989) (TV). The fan told him, "...So why don't YOU run for Governor?"

Attended and was a mentor at the 2nd annual HatcH audiovisual festival in Bozeman, MT in October 2005. HatcH is a film and arts festival whose mission is to provide mentorship, education, inspiration, and recognition to the next generation of creative innovators.


Spouse : Deborah Kahne (16 February 1981 - present) 2 children

His mother appeared with him in Big Wednesday (1978).

Children: Clayton Alexander & Emerson Hunter.

Brother of Jody Katt (b. 1947) and Juanita Katt (b. 1953).

Author of the card

  • Creation date: 01/07/2003 by abdest

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