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Birth name Richard Treat WilliamsNationality USABirth 1 december 1951
at Rowayton (USA
)Death 12 june 2023
(at 71 years)
Richard Treat Williams (born December 1, 1951) is a Golden Globe and Emmy award-nominated American actor and children's book author who has appeared on film, stage and television. He first became well known for his starring role in the 1979 film Hair, and later also starred in the films 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.
In 1969, Williams' high-school football coach, who was also a flight instructor, offered to train him in a Piper Super Cub. Williams became an FAA instrument-rated commercial pilot with privileges in both single engine and multi-engine airplanes, rotorcraft. He also is certified as a flight instructor. Williams holds a type-rating for Cessna Citation jets. He has owned a Clipped-wing Cub, Cherokee 180, Seneca II, and a Navajo Chieftain which is used for family travel between homes.
Williams lives with his wife, Pam Van Sant, and two children, Gill and Ellie, in Manchester, Vermont.