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William Garson Paszamant (born February 20, 1964) is an American actor.[1] He has appeared in over 75 films, and more than 300 TV episodes. He is known for playing Stanford Blatch on the HBO series Sex and the City and in the related films Sex and the City and Sex and the City 2, and for his role as Mozzie, in the USA Network series White Collar from 2009 to 2014. He appears on Hawaii Five-0 as Gerard Hirsch.

Willie Garson
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Garson at the Paley Center for Media on January 13, 2010
Born
William Garson Paszamant

(1964-02-20) February 20, 1964 (age 55)
EducationWesleyan University (BFA)
Yale University (MFA)
OccupationActor
Years active1986–present
Children1 (adopted)

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Early life and educationEdit

Garson was born in Highland Park, New Jersey, the son of Muriel (née Schwartz) and Donald M. Paszamant.[2] Garson is Jewish.[3] He attended Camp Wekeela in Hartford, Maine as a child for 11 years.[4] In 1985, he received a theater degree from Wesleyan University[5] and also attended Yale Drama School.

CareerEdit

TelevisionEdit

Garson had a recurring role as Henry Coffield on NYPD Blue and as Stanford Blatch on Sex and the City. His other television appearances include Mr. Belvedere, My Two Dads, Coach ("The Loss Weekend" episode as a clerk), Quantum Leap (once as a newspaper salesman/hack writer, and once as Lee Harvey Oswald), Monk, Boy Meets World, Girl Meets World (playing four different characters in the latter two shows' universe), Ally McBeal, Party of Five, Star Trek: Voyager (in the episode Thirty Days), Special Unit 2, Just Shoot Me!, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Friends, The X-Files (twice and as two different characters), Cheers (as a waiter in the episode Cape Cad), Yes, Dear, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Pushing Daisies, Stargate SG-1 (3 episodes), Wizards of Waverly Place, CSI: Miami, Mental, Spin City, and Taken. He co-starred in the 2007 HBO series John from Cincinnati. He co-starred as Mozzie in the USA Network series White Collar from 2009 to 2014.

FilmEdit

Garson has also appeared in three movies from the Farrelly brothersKingpin, There's Something About Mary, and Fever Pitch. His other film credits include Groundhog Day, Just Like Heaven, The Rock, Fortress 2: Re-Entry, Being John Malkovich, Freaky Friday, Labor Pains, and Out Cold. He made a cameo in the end credits of Jackass Number Two, with the full context of the cameo being explained in Jackass 2.5.

Personal lifeEdit

In 2009, Garson adopted a seven-year-old son, Nathan.[6][7] Despite playing an openly gay man on SATC, Garson is heterosexual.[8]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1986 The Deliberate Stranger
1987 The Price of Life Father Short
1989 Troop Beverly Hills Bruce
Peter Gunn Rusty TV Movie
1990 Nowhere Land Store Owner Short
Brain Dead Board Member
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane Frat Boy
Repossessed Nerd Student
1991 Across the Tracks Salesman
The Walter Ego Egg w/ Glasses Short
Soapdish Nitwit Executive
Mobsters Telephone Operator
1992 Ruby Lee Harvey Oswald
1993 Groundhog Day Phil's Assistant Kenny
Untamed Heart Patsy
When the Party's Over Vic Montana
Big Al Ricki TV Short
Daybreak Simon
1994 Cityscrapes: Los Angeles John
Black Sheep Anthony Guifoyle
Every Breath Bob
Ray Alexander: A Taste for Justice TV movie
Speechless Dick
1995 Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead Cuffy
The Tie That Binds Ray Tanton
The Barefoot Executive TV movie
1996 Alone in the Woods Lyle
The Destiny of Marty Fine Jack
The Rock Francis Reynolds
Kingpin Purse Snatcher
Mars Attacks! Corporate Guy
1997 Cyclops, Baby Willie
1998 There's Something About Mary Dr. Zit Face/High School Pal
Living Out Loud Man in Elevator
1999 The Suburbans Craig
Being John Malkovich Guy in Restaurant
Come On, Get Happy: The Partridge Family Story Sam
Play It to the Bone Cappie Caplan
2000 It's a Shame About Ray[citation needed] Mr. Schwarzeneggar
Our Lips Are Sealed Agent Norm
Fortress 2 Stanley Nussbaum
What Planet Are You From? Brett
2001 Out Cold Ted Muntz
2002 Luster Sonny Spike
2003 Harry's Girl TV movie
Special Suspicious Wheelchair Guy short
Freaky Friday Evan
A Problem with Fear Erin
2004 The Crux Man Holding the Rope Short
Seeing Other People Suspicious Wheelchair Guy short
House of D Ticket Agent
2005 Fever Pitch Kevin
Just Like Heaven Maitre D'
Little Manhattan Ralph
2006 Thank Heaven Grant Strong
The TV Set Brian
Zoom Dick
2007 Hard Four Orville Chisholm
2008 Beau Jest Joel Goldman
Sex and the City Stanford Blatch
2009 Shannon's Rainbow Richard
Labor Pains Carl
2010 Ashley's Ashes Limus
Sex and the City 2 Stanford Blatch
Monster Heroes Tom Trudell
2012 Fops The King short
Periods.
2014 Walk of Shame Dan Karlin
2017 The Polka King Lonny

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1986 Family Ties Walter Episode: "Paper Chase"
Cheers Waiter Episode: "The Cape Cad"
You Again? Clerk Episode: "Quit Is a Four Letter Word"
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Gladstone's Assistant Episode: "The Leftovers (31.7)"
1986-1987 Newhart Mr. Whorley / Steve 2 episodes: "Desperately Desiring Susan: Part 2"; "Reading, Writing, and Rating Points"
1986-1990 Mr. Belvedere Carl 7 episodes
1987 My Two Dads Tom Episode: "Crime and Punishment"
American Playhouse Father Episode: "The Price of Life"
1988-1989 It's a Living Phil Roman 3 episodes
1989 Coach Clerk Episode: "The Loss Weekend"
Chicken Soup Waiter Episode: "Double Date"
1989-1992 Quantum Leap Alik Idell / Lee Harvey Oswald / Seymour 3 episodes
1990 Thirtysomething Ray Episode: "Good Sex, Some Sex, What Sex, No Sex"
Booker Mac Larson Episode: "Mobile Home"
1991 Twin Peaks Heavy Metal Roadie Episode: "Episode #2.20"
1993 Moon Over Miami Episode: "Watching the Detectives"
L.A. Law Jay Berg Episode: "Odor in the Court"
Flying Blind Leech Boy Episode: "The Bride of Marsh Man 2: The Spawning"
A League of Their Own Episode: "Marathon"
1993-1999 Boy Meets World Leonard Spinelli / Mervyn / The Minister 4 episodes
1994 Renegade Tommy Episode: "Once Burned, Twice Chey"
1995 Pig Sty Hansen 2 episodes: "Mr. Nice Guy"; "Leap Into an Open Grave"
MADtv Lee Harvey Oswald 2 episodes: "Mr. Nice Guy"; "Leap Into an Open Grave"
Partners Larry Episode: "Do We Have to Write You a Check?"
Mad About You Randall Episode: "New Year's Eve"
1995, 1999 The X-Files Quinton 'Roach' Freely / Henry Weems 2 episodes: "The Walk"; "The Goldberg Variation"
1996 Touched by an Angel Eddie Brenner Episode: "Dear God"
1996-1999 NYPD Blue Henry Coffield 7 episodes
1997 VR.5 Strange Guy Episode: "Sisters"
Caroline in the City Annoying Guy Episode: "Caroline and the Monkeys"
The Practice D.A. Frank Shea 2 episodes: "Trial and Error"; "Dog Bite"
1997-1998 Melrose Place Dr. Mosley 2 episodes: "Secrets and Wives"; "Coop de Grace"
Ally McBeal Alan Farmer / Frank Shea 2 episodes: "Compromising Positions"; "These Are the Days"
1998 Ask Harriet Ronnie Rendall Main cast
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Security Guard Episode: "Killed by Death"
Conrad Bloom Spencer Episode: "Gone with the Re-Wind"
Party of Five Mr. Kroop 3 episodes
Star Trek: Voyager Riga Episode: "Thirty Days"
1998-2004 Sex and the City Stanford Blatch 27 episodes
1999 Friends Steve Cera Episode: "The One with the Girl Who Hits Joey"
Just Shoot Me! Kurt Episode: "Miss Pretty"
Early Edition Willie Dretler Episode: "The Out-of-Towner"
Nash Bridges Leonard Voss Episode: "Crosstalk"
2000 City of Angels Norman Lewis Episode: "Cry Me a Liver"
Hollywood Off-Ramp Episode: "And on Your Left..."
Level 9 Bones 2 episodes: "Mail Call"; "DefCon"
Spin City Ned Episode: "Blind Faith"
2000-2006 Stargate SG-1 Martin Lloyd 3 episodes
2001 Going to California Percy Utley Episode: "A Pirate Looks at 15 to 20"
2001-2002 Special Unit 2 Amphorian / Cupid / Little Brother / Ross Bowman 2 episodes: "The Brothers"; "The Love"
2002 Taken Dr. Kreutz
2003 Greetings from Tucson Mr. Gargan Episode: "Counseling"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Bud Simmons / Sexy Kitty Episode: "Fur and Loathing"
2004 All About the Andersons Bud Barber Episode: "Get Out of Dodge... Ball"
Yes, Dear Gordon Episode: "Kim and Gordon"
The Division Deke Episode: "The Box"
Monk Leo Navarro Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Panic Room"
Wild Card Alan Farmer / Brad Pitt Episode: "Die, Die, Who Am I?"
2005-2006 CSI: Miami Ian Sutter / Ian Sutton 2 episodes: "Sex & Taxes"; "If Looks Could Kill"
2006 Las Vegas Pete Natelson Episode: "Bait and Switch"
2007 John from Cincinnati Meyer Dickstein Main cast
2008 Chocolate News Larry Turner Episode: "Episode #1.1"
2009 Imagination Movers Pants Armstrong Episode: "Second Chance Pants"
Wizards of Waverly Place Mr. Frenchy Episode: "Fashion Week"
Pushing Daisies Dick Dicker Episode: "Window Dressed to Kill"
Medium Alan Hitchens Episode: "The Talented Ms. Boddicker"
Mental Leonard Steinberg Episode: "Rainy Days"
2009-2014 White Collar Mozzie Main Cast
2011-2012 Whole Day Down Willie Main cast
2012 Hot in Cleveland Dr. Brotz Episode: "God and Football"
2013 Two And A Half Men Dr. Steven Staven Episode: "Run, Steven Staven! Run!"
Wendell and Vinnie Jury member Episode: "Mock Law & Order"
2014 Girl Meets World[9] Harrison Miller Episode: "Girl Meets Popular"
2015-2018 Hawaii Five-0 Gerard Hirsch Recurring role; 6 episodes
2016 The Mysteries of Laura George Tilieu Episode: "The Mystery of the Downward Spiral"
2017 Scandal Protestor Episode: "Day 101"
2018 Salvation Dr. Carson Episode: "Get Ready"
2019 Supergirl Steve Lomeli Episode: "Crime and Punishment"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Willie Garson profile, filmreference.com; accessed August 17, 2015.
  2. ^ Home News Tribune: "MURIEL PASZAMANT FLANAGAN AGE: 77 NEW YORK, NY" February 11, 2010
  3. ^ @WillieGarson (25 December 2017). "As a Jewish person..." (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  4. ^ Rymer, Chris, "Summer Stock", Interview with Willie Garson. Portland Monthly. June 2012, pp. 149-154. http://www.portlandmonthly.com/pdf/Summer%20Stock.pdf
  5. ^ "Does 'The Carrie Diaries' have room for Willie Garson '85?". Wesconnect - Wesconnect - Wesleyan University Alumni. Retrieved 3 May 2012.
  6. ^ "SATC Actor Willie Garson Finalizes Son's Adoption". 5 February 2010. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Exclusive: Meet Willie Garson's New Son Nathen!". People. March 5, 2010. Retrieved 23 March 2010.
  8. ^ Cooper, Mariah (April 27, 2016). "Willie Garson says 'Sex and the City' diversified LGBT representation". Washington Blade. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  9. ^ "'Girl Meets World' Gets Official Premiere Date". Retrieved 25 October 2017.

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