Willie Garson Biography

Willie Garson is a well-known character actor from the USA. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements, and fun facts about him.

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Birthday: February 20, 1964

Nationality: American

Famous: Actors American Men

Age: 56 Years, 56 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Pisces

Also Known As: William Garson Paszamant

Born in: Highland Park, New Jersey

Famous as: Actor

Height: 5'8" (173 cm), 5'8" Males


father: Donald M. Paszamant

mother: Muriel Paszamant Flanagan

children: Nathen Garson

U.S. State: New Jersey

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education: Wesleyan University (1985), Highland Park High School (1982), Yale School of Drama

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Willie Garson, born as William Garson Paszamant, is a well-known character actor from the USA. He has appeared in over seventy films and television series, usually playing minor roles. Some of the movies in which he has acted are ‘Troop Beverly Hills’, 'Brain Dead', 'Across the Tracks', 'Mobsters', 'When the Party's Over', 'Speechless', 'Mars Attacks', 'Our Lips Are Sealed', 'Freaky Friday' and 'Walk of Shame'. On television, the actor is best known for appearing as Stanford Blatch on the popular series ‘Sex and the City’ and as Mozzie on USA Network’s ‘White Collar’. He is also famous for performing in the shows ‘Ask Harriet’ and ‘John from Cincinnati’. Garson has guest-starred in numerous television programs, such as 'My Two Dads', 'Chicken Soup', 'Twin Peaks', 'Flying Blind', 'Mad About You', 'Touched by an Angel', 'City of Angels', 'Friends', 'CSI: Miami', 'Pushing Daisies' and 'Scandal', to name a few. In addition, he has performed with a number of theater companies including the Manhattan Theatre Club and Naked Angels.

  • Willie Garson first appeared in the 1986 movie ‘The Deliberate Stranger’. He also appeared in the 1986 TV show ‘Family Ties. During that time, he also started playing the role of Mr. Whorley in ‘Newhart’ and of Carl in ‘Mr. Belvedere’. After this, the actor did the movie ‘Troop Beverly Hills’. From 1990 to 1995, he appeared in numerous films, such as ‘Brain Dead’, ‘Across the Tracks’, ‘Ruby’, ‘Mobsters’, ‘Untamed Heart’, ‘Daybreak’, ‘Speechless’ and ‘The Tie That Binds’.
  • In addition to his film career, he also guest-starred in the TV shows ‘Twin Peaks’, ‘Thirtysomething’, ‘Flying Blind’, ‘Renegade’, ‘MADtv’, ‘Mad About You’ and ‘The X-Files’. After this, Garson had a role in the drama ‘NYPD Blue’. He then appeared in two episodes in each of ‘Melrose Place’ and ‘Ally McBeal’. In 1998, he was cast as Stanford Blatch in ‘Sex and the City’.
  • From 2000 to 2009, the American character actor got featured in the TV shows 'Spin City', 'Going to California', 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation', 'Monk', 'CSI: Miami', 'John from Cincinnati', 'Pushing Daisies' and 'White Collar'. During this time, he also did numerous films including 'Our Lips Are Sealed', 'Freaky Friday', 'House of D', 'The TV Set', 'Zoom' and 'Labor Pains'.
  • After this, Garson was cast in the 2012 flick ‘Periods’. In 2014, he appeared as Dan Karlin in the movie ‘Walk of Shame’. A year later, he had a recurring role in ‘Hawaii Five-0’. Then in 2017, he got featured in the movie ‘The Polka King’ as well as in the drama ‘Scandal’.
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Personal Life
  • Willie Garson was born as William Garson Paszamant on February 20, 1964 in Highland Park, New Jersey, USA, to Muriel Paszamant and Donald M. Paszamant. He attended Camp Wekeela and Highland Park High School as a child. In 1985, he got a theater degree from the Wesleyan University. Garson also attended Yale Drama School.
  • In 2009, he adopted his son, Nathen, who was seven years old at that time. Garson is associated with several charities, including Joslin Diabetes Camp, Habitat for Humanity, Young Artists United, Big Brothers, and Screen Actors Guild Bookpals. Information regarding his dating and married life is not known to the media.

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