Willie Garson

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Willie Garson
Willie Garson.jpg
Garson at the Paley Center for Media, January 13, 2010
BornWillie Garson Paszamant
(1964-02-20) February 20, 1964 (age 50)
Highland Park, New Jersey, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1986–present
Children1 (adopted)
 
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Willie Garson
Willie Garson.jpg
Garson at the Paley Center for Media, January 13, 2010
BornWillie Garson Paszamant
(1964-02-20) February 20, 1964 (age 50)
Highland Park, New Jersey, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1986–present
Children1 (adopted)

Willie Garson (born Willie Garson Paszamant;[1] February 20, 1964) is an American character actor. He has appeared in over fifty movies, usually playing minor roles. 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 starring role since 2009 as Mozzie, in the USA Network series White Collar.

Early life[edit]

Garson was born in Highland Park, New Jersey. Garson attended Camp Wekeela in Hartford, Maine as a child for eleven years.[2] He received a theater degree from Wesleyan University and also attended Yale Drama School.

Career[edit]

Television[edit]

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 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. Since 2009, he has portrayed Mozzie in the USA Network series White Collar.

Film[edit]

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 life[edit]

In 2009, Garson adopted an eight-year-old son, Nathen.[3][4]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1986The Deliberate Stranger
1987The Price of LifeFatherShort
1989Troop Beverly HillsBruce
Peter GunnRustyTV Movie
1990Nowhere LandStore OwnerShort
Brain DeadBoard Member
The Adventures of Ford FairlaneFrat Boy
RepossessedNerd Student
1991Across the TracksSalesman
The Walter EgoEgg w/ GlassesShort
SoapdishNitwit Executive
MobstersTelephone Operator
1992RubyLee Harvey Oswald
1993Groundhog DayPhil's Assistant Kenny
Untamed HeartPatsy
When the Party's OverVic Montana
Big AlRickiTV Short
DaybreakSimon
1994Cityscrapes: Los AngelesJohn
Black SheepAnthony Guifoyle
Every BreathBob
Ray Alexander: A Taste for JusticeTV movie
SpeechlessDick
1995Things to Do in Denver When You're DeadCuffy
The Tie That BindsRay Tanton
The Barefoot ExecutiveTV movie
1996Alone in the WoodsLyle
The Destiny of Marty FineJack
The RockFrancis Reynolds
KingpinPurse Snatcher
Mars Attacks!Corporate Guy
1997Cyclops, BabyWillie
1998There's Something About MaryDr. Zit Face/High School Pal
Living Out LoudMan in Elevator
1999The SuburbansCraig
Being John MalkovichGuy in Restaurant
Come On, Get Happy: The Partridge Family StorySam
Play It to the BoneCappie Caplan
2000It's a Shame About RayMr. Schwarzeneggar
Our Lips Are SealedAgent Norm
Fortress 2Stanley Nussbaum
What Planet Are You From?Brett
2001Out ColdTed Muntz
2002LusterSonny Spike
2003Harry's GirlTV movie
SpecialSuspicious Wheelchair Guyshort
Freaky FridayEvan
A Problem with FearErin
2004The CruxMan Holding the RopeShort
Seeing Other PeopleSuspicious Wheelchair Guyshort
House of DTicket Agent
2005Fever PitchKevin
Just Like HeavenMaitre D'
Little ManhattanRalph
2006Thank HeavenGrant Strong
The TV SetBrian
ZoomDick
2007Hard FourOrville Chisholm
2008Beau JestJoel Goldman
Sex and the CityStanford Blatch
2009Shannon's RainbowRichard
Labor PainsCarl
2010Ashley's AshesLimus
Sex and the City 2Stanford Blatch
Monster HeroesTom Trudell
2012Amazing RacerRichard
FopsThe Kingshort
Periods.
2013Walk of ShamePost-production

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1986Family TiesWalterEp: Paper Chase
CheersWaiterEp: The Cape Cad
You Again?ClerkEp: Quit Is a Four Letter Word
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of ColorGladstone's AssistantEp: The Leftovers (31.7)
1986-87NewhartMr. Whorley / Steve2 episodes: Desperately Desiring Susan: Part 2; Reading, Writing, and Rating Points
1986-90Mr. BelvedereCarl7 episodes
1987My Two DadsTomEp: Crime and Punishment
American PlayhouseFatherEp: The Price of Life
1988-89It's a LivingPhil Roman3 episodes
1989CoachClerkEp: The Loss Weekend
Chicken SoupWaiterEp: Double Date
1989-92Quantum LeapAlik Idell / Lee Harvey Oswald / Seymour3 episodes
1990ThirtysomethingRayEp: Good Sex, Some Sex, What Sex, No Sex
BookerMac LarsonEp: Mobile Home
1991Twin PeaksHeavy Metal RoadieEp: Episode #2.20
1993Moon Over MiamiEp: Watching the Detectives
L.A. LawJayEp: Odor in the Court
Flying BlindLeech BoyEp: The Bride of Marsh Man 2: The Spawning
A League of Their OwnEp: Marathon
1993-99Boy Meets WorldLeonard Spinelli / Mervyn / The Minister4 episodes
1994RenegadeTommyEp: Once Burned, Twice Chey
1995Pig StyHansen2 episodes: Mr. Nice Guy; Leap Into an Open Grave
MADtvLee Harvey Oswald2 episodes: Mr. Nice Guy; Leap Into an Open Grave
PartnersLarryEp: Do We Have to Write You a Check?
Mad About YouRandallEp: New Year's Eve
1995-99The X-FilesHenry Weems / Quinton 'Roach' Freely2 episodes: The Walk; The Goldberg Variation
1996Touched by an AngelEddie BrennerEp: Dear God
1996-99NYPD BlueHenry Coffield7 episodes
1997VR.5Strange GuyEp: Sisters
Caroline in the CityAnnoying GuyEp: Caroline and the Monkeys
The PracticeD.A. Frank Shea2 episodes: Trial and Error; Dog Bite
1997-98Melrose PlaceDr. Mosley2 episodes: Secrets and Wives; Coop de Grace
Ally McBealAlan Farmer / Frank Shea2 episodes: Compromising Positions; These Are the Days
1998Ask HarrietRonnie RendallAll 13 episodes
Buffy the Vampire SlayerSecurity GuardEp: Killed by Death
Conrad BloomSpencerEp: Gone with the Re-Wind
Party of FiveMr. Kroop3 episodes
Star Trek: VoyagerRigaEp: Thirty Days
1998-2004Sex and the CityStanford Blatch27 episodes
1999FriendsSteveEp: The One with the Girl Who Hits Joey
Just Shoot Me!KurtEp: Miss Pretty
Early EditionWillie DretlerEp: The Out-of-Towner
Nash BridgesLeonard VossEp: Crosstalk
2000City of AngelsNorman LewisEp: Cry Me a Liver
Hollywood Off-RampEp: And on Your Left...
Level 9Bones2 episodes: Mail Call; DefCon
Spin CityNedBlind Faith
2000-06Stargate SG-1Martin Lloyd3 episodes
2001Going to CaliforniaPercy UtleyEp: A Pirate Looks at 15 to 20
2001-02Special Unit 2Amphorian / Cupid / Little Brother / Ross Bowman2 episodes: The Brothers; The Love
2002TakenDr. Kreutz
2003Greetings from TucsonMr. GarganEp: Counseling
CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationBud Simmons / Sexy KittyEp: Fur and Loathing
2004All About the AndersonsBud BarberEp: Get Out of Dodge... Ball
Yes, DearGordonEp: Kim and Gordon
The DivisionDekeEp: The Box
MonkLeo NavarroEp: Mr. Monk and the Panic Room
Wild CardAlan Farmer / Brad PittEp: Die, Die, Who Am I?
2005-06CSI: MiamiIan Sutter / Ian Sutton2 episodes: Sex & Taxes; If Looks Could Kill
2006Las VegasPete NatelsonEp: Bait and Switch
2007John from CincinnatiMeyer DicksteinAll 10 episodes
2008Chocolate NewsLarry TurnerEp: Episode #1.1
2009Imagination MoversPants ArmstrongEp: Second Chance Pants
Wizards of Waverly PlaceMr. FrenchyEp: Fashion Week
Pushing DaisiesDick DickerEp: Window Dressed to Kill
MediumAlan HitchensEp: The Talented Ms. Boddicker
MentalLeonard SteinbergEp: Rainy Days
2009-14White CollarMozzieMain Cast
2011-12Whole Day DownWillieAll 6 episodes
2012Hot in ClevelandDr. BrotzEp: God and Football
2013Two And A Half MenDr. StavenEp: Run, Staven Staven! Run!
Wendell and VinnieJury memberEp: Mock Law & Order
2014Girl Meets World[5]Harrison MillerEp: Girl Meets Popular
2014Hawaii_Five-0Gerard HirschEp: Stolen

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