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One of the most versatile and accomplished actors of our time, TREAT WILLIAMS (Finnegan) most recently won rave reviews for his outstanding performance starring opposite Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt in "The Devil's Own." Williams also won an Emmy nomination for playing mega­agent Mike Ovitz in HBO's critically acclaimed "The Late Ship." Williams' other recent films include

"Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead," "The Phantom" and "Mulholland Falls." He is currently shooting "The Deep End of the Ocean" co­starring with Michelle Pfeiffer and Whoopi Goldberg.

His first feature film starring role was as Merger" in Milos Forman's landmark screen version of the musical "Hair." Williams went on to appear in Steven Spielberg's "1941 " and the comedy "Why Would I Lie?" before delivering his unforgettable performance in Sidney Lumet's "Prince of the City." Williams has since starred in such films as "The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper," "Flashpoint," "Once Upon a Time in America," "Smooth Talk" and "Handgun."

On television, Williams gained much acclaim for his indelible portrayal of the legendary boxing champion in "Dempsey" and as Stanley Kowalski in "A Streetcar Named Desire" opposite Ann­Margret. Williams also produced and starred in the CBS telefilm "Bonds of Love" which won Best Film at The Banff Film Festival, TNT's "Max & Helen," the NBC miniseries "Drug Wars: The Camarena Story" and in Showtime's "J. Edgar Hoover," playing the title role.

His stage credits include "Grease," "Over Here," "Once in a Lifetime," and "The Pirates of Penzance" on Broadway, and off­Broadway in "Some Men Need Help" and David Mamet's "Oleanna."

Williams made his directorial debut with "Texan," a 29-minute film written by David Mamet, which premiered at the Telluride Film Festival. The film also won the Best Short Film Award at the Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival and the New Director's Award at the Aspen Short Film Festival.

Treat, his wife Pamela, and son Gill divide their time between New York City and Vermont.

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