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William Theodore Katt was born on 16 February 1951, in Los Angeles, California USA, and is an actor, musician, and voice artist, probably best known for being part of the series “The Greatest American Hero”. He also appeared in the 1976 version of the film “Carrie” as Tommy Ross. All of his endeavors have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is William Katt? As of early-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $500,000, mostly earned through a career in acting; he appeared in numerous films in the 1970s and 1980s including “First Love” and “Butch and Sundance: The Early Days”. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will increase.

William Katt Net Worth $500,000

William attended Orange Coast College, however he did not finish his studies, preferring to pursue a career as a musician. After a while, he started an acting career with small television roles. One of his first film projects was “Carrie” in which he played a jock; his popularity started to grow and so did his net worth. He then appeared in the film “Big Wednesday” as the young surfer Barlow, starring Gary Busey and also Katt’s real life mother. In 1979 he took a role in “Butch and Sundance: The Early Days” portraying the Sundance Kid. His popularity continued to grow, and he also became known in the surfing community thanks to “Big Wednesday” – he participated in the World Championship Tour Ceremony as part of the Association of Surfing Professionals.

Afterwards, William tried his hand at auditioning for the role of Luke Skywalker in “Star Wars”, and was considered for the role before it was given to Mark Hamill. Katt then starred in “First Love” which is about a college student and his first relationship. In 1981, he was cast in the Broadway musical “Pippin” which earned mixed reviews, but then got one of his most popular roles in “The Greatest American Hero”, playing Ralph Hinkley, with the show running until its cancellation in 1983, and helping to increase William’s net worth considerably. Thanks to the success of the show, he signed to MCA under the name Billy Katt, and released the album “Secret Smiles”.

In 1985 Katt starred in “Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend” and the horror/comedy film “House”, reprising his role in the sequel “House IV”, before becoming known for starring in a series of Perry Mason television films playing private detective Paul Drake Jr. and co-starring with his mother Barbara Hale. He would become part of a total of nine films, and then starred in the series “Top of the Hill” during 1989. His net worth was rising consistently.

Katt has since branched out to voice acting, working in projects such as “Justice League” and “Andromeda”. He also continues to act, with a few of his recent appearances including “Gamers”, “Heroes”, and “Alien vs. Hunter”. In 2013, he appeared in the spoof film “Paranormal Movie” and also wrote a “Greatest American Hero” comic book.

For his personal life, it is known that William married Deborah Kahane in 1979 and they had two sons before their marriage ended in 1986. Seven years later he would marry Danielle Hirsch, and they have a daughter, with Katt also inheriting a stepson.

Quick Facts

Birth date: February 16, 1951
Birth place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Height:5' 8½" (1.74 m)
Profession:Actor
Education:Orange Coast College
Nationality:American
Spouse:Danielle Hirsch (m. 1993), Deborah Kahane (m. 1979–1986)
Children:Clayton Katt, Dakota Katt, Emerson Katt
Parents:Bill Williams, Barbara Hale
Siblings:Jody Katt, Juanita Katt
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1He was awarded the 1979 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Performance for "Ormer Locklear" in a NTFN production at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
2William Katt also co-starred in several of the made-for-TV Perry Mason movies in the 1980s alongside his famous mother, Barbara Hale, and Raymond Burr. His roll in those movies was as Paul Drake Jr., a private detective, somewhat reprising the roll of William Hopper of the original Perry Mason (1957) TV series.
3Best known by the public for his starring role as Ralph Hinkley on The Greatest American Hero (1981).
4Acting mentor was Robert Culp.
5Won "Best Actor" for his performance in Deadland at the 2010 Mountain Film Festival.
6Disliked his The Greatest American Hero (1981) outfit so much, due to its look and discomfort, TV Guide had to use an illustration of him rather than a photo for one cover.
7In 2008, he started his own line of comic books, Catastrophic Comics, with the launch of the critically acclaimed book Sparks co-created with Christopher Folino.
8Attended and was a mentor at the 2nd annual HatcH audiovisual festival in Bozeman, MT in October 2005. HatcH is a film and arts festival whose mission is to provide mentorship, education, inspiration, and recognition to the next generation of creative innovators.
9During California's historic gubernatorial recall, after being asked about the research and preparation he had done for his short-lived series Top of the Hill (1989) . A fan asked, "So why don't YOU run for Governor?".
10Auditioned for the part of Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) opposite Kurt Russell, who auditioned for the role of Han Solo.
11Brother of Jody Katt (b. 1947) and Juanita Katt (b. 1953).
12Attended Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California.
13Has four children, two sons: Clayton Alexander & Emerson Hunter and a stepson Andrew and a daughter Dakota.
14Listed as one of twelve Promising New Actors of 1977 in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 29. [1977]
15Lookalike son of actor Bill Williams, who starred as Kit Carson in The Adventures of Kit Carson (1951), and mother, actress Barbara Hale.
16Appeared with his mother, Barbara Hale, in Big Wednesday (1978).


Quotes

#Quote
1When I play a good guy, I try to explore them and figure out what shapes them and makes them interesting. When I'm playing a bad guy, I try to explore everything that makes them good. No one ever really thinks that they're a bad guy.


Pictures

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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsFavorite Airborne Character(s)The Greatest American Hero (1981)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Distant Cousins1993Richard Sullivan
Murder, She Wrote1993TV SeriesDerek Hartman
Sisters1992-1993TV SeriesJeffrey Teller
Double X: The Name of the Game1992Michael Cooper
House IV1992VideoRoger Cobb
Good Sports1991TV SeriesNick Calder
Last Call1991Paul Avery
Ghost Writer1991TV Movie
Naked Obsession1990Franklyn Carlysle
Top of the Hill1989TV MovieThomas Bell
Wedding Band1989Marshall Roman
Rising Storm1989Elliott Kropfeld (uncredited)
Swimsuit1989TV MovieBrian Rutledge
Top of the Hill1989TV SeriesThomas Bell Jr.
White Ghost1988Steve Shepard
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake1988TV MoviePaul Drake Jr.
Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace1988TV MoviePaul Drake Jr.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1988TV SeriesDr. Burke
Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel1987TV MoviePaul Drake Jr.
Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam1987TV MoviePaul Drake Jr.
Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit1987TV MoviePaul Drake Jr.
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love1987TV MoviePaul Drake Jr.
Our House1987TV SeriesBen Witherspoon
House1986Roger Cobb
Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star1986TV MoviePaul Drake Jr.
Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun1986TV MoviePaul Drake Jr.
The Greatest American Hero1981-1986TV SeriesRalph Hinkley Ralph Hanley Hanley
Perry Mason Returns1985TV MoviePaul Drake Jr.
Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend1985George Loomis
Faerie Tale Theatre1984TV SeriesFlower Prince
The Rainmaker1982TV MovieJimmy Curry
Pippin: His Life and Times1981TV MoviePippin
Butch and Sundance: The Early Days1979The Sundance Kid / Harry Alonzo Longabaugh
Big Wednesday1978Jack Barlow
First Love1977Elgin Smith
Carrie1976Tommy Ross
Kojak1975TV SeriesCarey Nysrom
Ironside1972-1975TV SeriesPorter Yarborough / Jimmy
The Rookies1974TV SeriesJimmy Phillips
Gunsmoke1974TV SeriesLonnie Weeks
Police Woman1974TV SeriesMartin Wadsworth
Can Ellen Be Saved?1974TV MovieBob
Kung Fu1973TV SeriesAndy
M*A*S*H1972TV SeriesP.F.C.
The Daughters of Joshua Cabe1972TV MovieBilly Jack
Emergency!1972TV SeriesWally Lytton
The Trackers1971TV MovieDavey Paxton (as Bill Katt)
The Failing of Raymond1971TV MovieHarold (uncredited)
The Late Liz1971Peter Addams (as Bill Katt)
Night Chase1970TV MovieMarine Private (as Bill Katt)
The Man from Earth: Holocene2017post-productionArt
Rick's ParkingTV Movie post-productionRick
Subterranea2015Mockenrue
The Unwanted2014Troy
The Secret Lives of Dorks2013Mr. Thomas Gibson
Paranormal Movie2013Houseguest Bill
.3572013Smalls
Sparks2013/IMatanza
The Jonas Project2012Dean Taylor
Moon2011TV MovieWally Wilson
Stok Stalk Stock2011Conscience
The Encore of Tony Duran2011Art Smith
Pure Country 2: The Gift2010Winter
Mirrors 22010VideoJack Matheson
Super2010/ISgt. Fitzgibbon
Batman: The Brave and the Bold - The Videogame2010Video GameHawkman (voice)
House of Payne2010TV SeriesClive James
Earthling2010Ryan Donnelly
Numb3rs2010TV SeriesSven Regal
Batman: The Brave and the Bold2010TV SeriesHawkman
Deadland2009Shiv
Heroes2008TV SeriesJim McCann
Big Game2008Dave
Beautiful Loser2008Father Hume
AVH: Alien vs. Hunter2007VideoLee Cussler
Bone Eater2007TV MovieDr. Boombas
The Man from Earth2007Art
House M.D.2006TV SeriesWalter
Backstage Pass2006VideoKurt Wilson
Gamers2006Reese's Boss
Mystery Woman: Game Time2005TV MovieDonald Fiske
River's End2005Ed Kennedy
JAG2001-2004TV SeriesJames Merrick Cmdr. James Merrick
Descendant2003Dr. Tom Murray
Treading Water2002The Investor
Andromeda2002TV SeriesEddie Aldrich
Snake Island2002Malcolm Page
Son of the Beach2002TV SeriesCongressman George Bukaki
Justice League2002TV SeriesGreen Guardsman Scott Mason
Determination of Death2002John Logan
Gentle Ben2002TV MovieGittis Malone
Circuit2001Gino
Dark Realm2001TV SeriesRandolph Blair
Learning to Surf2000
The Hunger2000TV SeriesJames
Clean and Narrow1999George
Twin Falls Idaho1999Surgeon
Jawbreaker1999Mr. Purr
Hyacinth1998Andy Gillis
Catch Me If You Can1998TV MovieJean Benoit
The Net1998TV SeriesDr. Phillip Wayland
Walker, Texas Ranger1998TV SeriesKeith Portman
Whacked1997ShortSgt. Niktaukus
Mother Teresa: In the Name of God's Poor1997Harry Harper
Dead Man's Gun1997TV SeriesMadison Butler
Viper1997TV SeriesArno Krafft
7th Heaven1997TV SeriesDet. Will Grayson
Rough Riders1997TV SeriesEdward Marshall
u'Bejani1997Father Bob
Romantic Undertaking1996TV MovieRichard Tennant
Daddy's Girl1996Don Mitchell
Devil's Food1996TV MovieAndrew Burns
Rattled1996TV MoviePaul Donohue
Piranha1995Paul Grogan
American Cop1995TV MovieDr. Dell Davis
Problem Child 3: Junior in Love1995TV MovieBen Healy
Stranger by Night1994VideoTroy Rooney
The Paper Boy1994Brian
Tollbooth1994Waggy
Batman: The Animated Series1994TV SeriesZowie
Models Inc.1994TV SeriesPaul Carson
Cyborg 3: The Recycler1994VideoDecaf
Animaniacs1994TV SeriesDr. Roma
Diagnosis Murder1994TV SeriesRoland Spear
Burke's Law1994TV SeriesBrian Cobham
Dark Justice1993TV Series

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Travelers2013/IShort
River's End2005
Clean and Narrow1999

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Descendant2003written by
Clean and Narrow1999writer

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sparks2013/Iexecutive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pippin: His Life and Times1981TV Movie performer: "Corner of the Sky", "War Is a Science", "With You", "Morning Glow", "On the Right Track", "Extraordinary", "Love Song", "Finale"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Greatest American Hero: The Fan Series2009Short special thanks
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy2004Video documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
More Acting 'Carrie'2016Video documentary shortHerself
Crusty Demons 18: Twenty Years of Fear2015DocumentaryNarrator
Milius2013DocumentaryHimself
Pioneers of Television2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Keeping It Real: The Visual and Special Effects of Mirrors 22010Video shortHimself
Hollywood Don't Surf!2010DocumentaryHimself
The 6th Annual TV Land Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
The Bob Show2007TV SeriesHimself
Battle of the Network Reality Stars2005TV SeriesHimself
Street Smarts2004TV SeriesHimself
Surf Now Apocalypse Later2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Acting 'Carrie'2001Video documentary shortHimself
Howard Stern1997TV SeriesHimself
Cybill1996TV SeriesHimself
The Defense Rests: A Tribute to Raymond Burr1993TV SpecialHimself
Vicki!1992TV SeriesHimself
Circus of the Stars #161991TV Special documentaryHimself
Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors1986Video documentaryHimself
The Making of 'House'1986Video documentary shortHimself
The American Sportsman1979TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1977TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Brewer Breakfast2016TV SeriesRalph Hinkley
La tele de tu vida2007TV SeriesRalph Hinkley
20 to 12006TV Series documentaryRalph Hinkley
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy2004Video documentaryLuke Skywalker
The Rage: Carrie 21999Tommy Ross (uncredited)
Locos por la tele1991TV SeriesRalph Hinkley Hanley

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