William Petersen

1953 - Today

William Petersen

William Louis Petersen (born February 21, 1953) is an American actor and producer. He is best known for his role as Gil Grissom in the CBS drama series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–2015), for which he won a Screen Actors Guild Award and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award; he was further nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards as a producer of the show.He also starred in the films To Live and Die in L.A. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Petersen has received more than 2,183,940 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,156th most popular actor.

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  • 2.2M

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  • 54.83

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 32

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.91

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.29

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, William Petersen ranks 1,142 out of 8,832Before him are Richard Bull, Claude Brasseur, Steven Berkoff, Hilary Swank, Edwige Fenech, and Corinne Cléry. After him are Michelle Phillips, Momoko Kōchi, Jean Delannoy, Don Cheadle, Richard Basehart, and Elisabeth Shue.

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Among people born in 1953, William Petersen ranks 73Before him are Bill Pullman, Gali Atari, Najib Razak, Loalwa Braz, David Morse, and Alpha Blondy. After him are Tico Torres, Johnny Clegg, Ciarán Hinds, Claudio Gentile, Hans Krankl, and Michael J. Sandel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Petersen ranks 2,083 out of 12,171Before him are Spiro Agnew (1918), Dr. John (1941), Dave Bautista (1969), Hilary Swank (1974), Pat Metheny (1954), and Ray Harryhausen (1920). After him are Archibald Gracie IV (1858), Andrew Wyeth (1917), Michelle Phillips (1944), Richard R. Schrock (1945), Kanye West (1977), and Harlan Coben (1962).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, William Petersen ranks 554Before him are Madeleine Stowe (1958), Zoe Saldana (1978), Bridget Fonda (1964), Sarah Wayne Callies (1977), Richard Bull (1924), and Hilary Swank (1974). After him are Michelle Phillips (1944), Don Cheadle (1964), Richard Basehart (1914), Elisabeth Shue (1963), Jason Momoa (1979), and Beau Bridges (1941).