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Willie Garson
Willie Garson.jpg
Garson at the Paley Center for Media, January 13, 2010
Born William Garson Paszamant
(1964-02-20) February 20, 1964 (age 52)
Highland Park, New Jersey, U.S.
Alma mater Wesleyan University
Yale Drama School
Occupation Actor
Years active 1986–present
Children 1 (adopted)

Willie Garson (born William 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 role as Mozzie, in the USA Network series White Collar from 2009 to 2014.

Early life[edit]

Garson was born in Highland Park, New Jersey. Garson attended Camp Wekeela in Hartford, Maine as a child for 11 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 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.

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 a seven-year-old son, Nathan.[3][4]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

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
1992 Quantum leap (5 season) 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 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 Amazing Racer Richard
Fops The King short
Periods.
2013 Walk of Shame

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1986 Family Ties Walter Ep: Paper Chase
Cheers Waiter Ep: The Cape Cad
You Again? Clerk Ep: Quit Is a Four Letter Word
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Gladstone's Assistant Ep: The Leftovers (31.7)
1986-87 Newhart Mr. Whorley / Steve 2 episodes: Desperately Desiring Susan: Part 2; Reading, Writing, and Rating Points
1986-90 Mr. Belvedere Carl 7 episodes
1987 My Two Dads Tom Ep: Crime and Punishment
American Playhouse Father Ep: The Price of Life
1988-89 It's a Living Phil Roman 3 episodes
1989 Coach Clerk Ep: The Loss Weekend
Chicken Soup Waiter Ep: Double Date
1989-92 Quantum Leap Alik Idell / Lee Harvey Oswald / Seymour 3 episodes
1990 Thirtysomething Ray Ep: Good Sex, Some Sex, What Sex, No Sex
Booker Mac Larson Ep: Mobile Home
1991 Twin Peaks Heavy Metal Roadie Ep: Episode #2.20
1993 Moon Over Miami Ep: Watching the Detectives
L.A. Law Jay Ep: Odor in the Court
Flying Blind Leech Boy Ep: The Bride of Marsh Man 2: The Spawning
A League of Their Own Ep: Marathon
1993-99 Boy Meets World Leonard Spinelli / Mervyn / The Minister 4 episodes
1994 Renegade Tommy Ep: 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 Ep: Do We Have to Write You a Check?
Mad About You Randall Ep: New Year's Eve
1995-99 The X-Files Henry Weems / Quinton 'Roach' Freely 2 episodes: "The Walk"; "The Goldberg Variation"
1996 Touched by an Angel Eddie Brenner Ep: Dear God
1996-99 NYPD Blue Henry Coffield 7 episodes
1997 VR.5 Strange Guy Ep: Sisters
Caroline in the City Annoying Guy Ep: Caroline and the Monkeys
The Practice D.A. Frank Shea 2 episodes: Trial and Error; Dog Bite
1997-98 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 All 13 episodes
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Security Guard Ep: Killed by Death
Conrad Bloom Spencer Ep: Gone with the Re-Wind
Party of Five Mr. Kroop 3 episodes
Star Trek: Voyager Riga Ep: Thirty Days
1998-2004 Sex and the City Stanford Blatch 27 episodes
1999 Friends Steve Ep: The One with the Girl Who Hits Joey
Just Shoot Me! Kurt Ep: Miss Pretty
Early Edition Willie Dretler Ep: The Out-of-Towner
Nash Bridges Leonard Voss Ep: Crosstalk
2000 City of Angels Norman Lewis Ep: Cry Me a Liver
Hollywood Off-Ramp Ep: And on Your Left...
Level 9 Bones 2 episodes: Mail Call; DefCon
Spin City Ned Blind Faith
2000-06 Stargate SG-1 Martin Lloyd 3 episodes
2001 Going to California Percy Utley Ep: A Pirate Looks at 15 to 20
2001-02 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 Ep: Counseling
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Bud Simmons / Sexy Kitty Ep: Fur and Loathing
2004 All About the Andersons Bud Barber Ep: Get Out of Dodge... Ball
Yes, Dear Gordon Ep: Kim and Gordon
The Division Deke Ep: The Box
Monk Leo Navarro Ep: Mr. Monk and the Panic Room
Wild Card Alan Farmer / Brad Pitt Ep: Die, Die, Who Am I?
2005-06 CSI: Miami Ian Sutter / Ian Sutton 2 episodes: Sex & Taxes; If Looks Could Kill
2006 Las Vegas Pete Natelson Ep: Bait and Switch
2007 John from Cincinnati Meyer Dickstein All 10 episodes
2008 Chocolate News Larry Turner Ep: Episode #1.1
2009 Imagination Movers Pants Armstrong Ep: Second Chance Pants
Wizards of Waverly Place Mr. Frenchy Ep: Fashion Week
Pushing Daisies Dick Dicker Ep: Window Dressed to Kill
Medium Alan Hitchens Ep: The Talented Ms. Boddicker
Mental Leonard Steinberg Ep: Rainy Days
2009-14 White Collar Mozzie Main Cast
2011-12 Whole Day Down Willie All 6 episodes
2012 Hot in Cleveland Dr. Brotz Ep: God and Football
2013 Two And A Half Men Dr. Steven Staven Ep: Run, Steven Staven! Run!
Wendell and Vinnie Jury member Ep: Mock Law & Order
2014 Girl Meets World[5] Harrison Miller Ep: Girl Meets Popular
2014 Hawaii Five-0 Gerard Hirsch Ep: Stolen
2015 Hawaii Five-0 Gerard Hirsch Ep: Best Laid Plans
2016 The Mysteries of Laura George Tilieu Episode:The Mystery of the Downward Spiral

References[edit]

External links[edit]


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