Treat Williams died, a veteran actor who starred in the TV dramas Blue Bloods and Everwood, died Monday night as the result of a motorcycle accident in Vermont.

Treat Williams died, star of “Everwood” and “Deep Rising”

Treat Williams died, a veteran actor who starred in the TV dramas Blue Bloods and Everwood, died Monday night as the result of a motorcycle accident in Vermont.

Treat Williams died
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He was 71

Williams has not yet been identified by local officials, but the crash occurred on Monday at around 5:00 p.m. EST on Route 30 by Long Trail Auto close to Dorset, according to Jacob Gribble, the fire chief for Dorset, Vermont. According to Gribble, investigators think that when the collision happened, the driver of a car was turning and may not have seen Williams' motorcycle. Gribble has been contacted by CNN for comment. According to a Facebook post by Manchester, Vermont fire officials, two people were transported: one was airlifted to a nearby hospital, while the other was taken by ground ambulance.

He was born Richard Treat Williams in Rowayton, Connecticut, and after completing his theater degree, he relocated to New York. He was cast in "Grease" there as John Travola's understudy before taking over the part of Danny Zuko.

In filmmaker Milos Forman's 1979 adaptation of the musical "Hair," Williams played a supporting role. Two years later, Williams co-starred in the grim undercover criminal drama "Prince of the City" with another A-list director, Sidney Lumet.

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Williams seemed at first destined for major stardom, but his subsequent films fell short of that early promise. Nevertheless, he continued to work steadily, appearing in other TV movies and a remake of "A Streetcar Named Desire" in which he played a boxer named Jack Dempsey and the FBI director J. Edgar Hoover.

The actor moved into a variety of parts in the 1990s, including the antagonist in the pulp-comic adaption "The Phantom" and super-agent Michael Ovitz in the HBO film adaptation of the book "The Late Shift," which chronicled the struggle for control of "The Tonight Show" between Jay Leno and David Letterman. For the part, he received a Primetime Emmy nomination.

Later that decade, in the B-movie "Deep Rising," about a murderous sea monster, Williams starred alongside Famke Janssen, Wes Studi, and Djimon Hounsou.

Williams later experienced new success on television, starring for four seasons in the CW drama "Everwood" in the 2000s and again more recently in "Chicago Fire." In 53 episodes from 2016 to 2022, he was a regular cast member of "Chesapeake Shores," where he also appeared. In the past year, he has also appeared in the HBO miniseries "We Own This City," which was produced by David Simon and details the corruption and internal politics of the Baltimore police force.

  • The late actor's wife, Pam Van Sant, and their two children are still alive.
  • "I'm just devastated," McPherson said to People of Williams on Monday. "He was the friendliest man. He had such skill.
  • He was a performer's performer. He was adored by filmmakers. Since the late 1970s, he has served as the center of Hollywood, the speaker continued.

Williams remarked, "The one thing I would say to younger actors is, be concerned with what you're doing, not how you're doing," in a Netflix "Acting Lessons" video that he starred in 2020.

"You're going to be a lot more at ease and, I believe, truthful, if you're very focused on what you have to say, what you're trying to tell the other person, or what you're sharing with the audience."

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