Katt, William 1951(?)–

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KATT, William 1951(?)–

(Bill Katt, Billy Katt)


Full name, William Theodore Katt; born February 16, 1951 (some sources cite 1950 or 1955), in Los Angeles, CA; son of William Theodore Katt (an actor; known as Bill Williams) and Barbara Hale (an actress); married Deborah Kahane, July 22, 1979 (some sources cite February 16, 1981); children: Clayton Alexander, Emerson Hunter. Education: Attended Orange Coast College; trained for the stage with the Los Angeles Light Opera Workshop. Politics: Democrat.

Career: Actor, director, producer, and writer. Member of the South Coast Repertory Theatre, Costa Mesa, CA, and the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera Workshop, Los Angeles. Mentor and participant, HatcH audiovisual festival, Bozeman, MT, 2005. Military service: U.S. Air National Guard, served for six years.

Awards, Honors: Named one of the most promising new actors of 1977, John Willis' Screen World, 1977; Drama Critics Circle Award, 1979, for Bon jour la bon jour.


Television Appearances; Series:

Ralph Hinkley (name later changed to Ralph Hanley), The Greatest American Hero, ABC, 1981–83.

Congressional representative Thomas Bell, Jr., Top of the Hill, CBS, 1989.

Nick Calder, Good Sports, CBS, 1991.

Paul Carson, Models Inc., Fox, 1994.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Edward Marshall, Rough Riders (also known as Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders), TNT, 1997.

Television Appearances; Movies:

(As Bill Katt) Marine private, Night Chase (also known as L.A. Cab and The Man in the Back Seat), 1970.

(As Bill Katt) Davey, The Trackers (also known as No Trumpets, No Drums), ABC, 1971.

Billy Jack, The Daughters of Joshua Cabe, ABC, 1972.

Bob, Can Ellen Be Saved? (also known as Children of God), ABC, 1974.

Paul Drake, Jr., Perry Mason Returns (also known as The Defense Never Rests), NBC, 1985.

Paul Drake, Jr., Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun, NBC, 1986.

Paul Drake, Jr., Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star, NBC, 1986.

Paul Drake, Jr., Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love, NBC, 1987.

Paul Drake, Jr., Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam, NBC, 1987.

Paul Drake, Jr., Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel, NBC, 1987.

Paul Drake, Jr., Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit, NBC, 1987.

Paul Drake, Jr., Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace, NBC, 1988.

Paul Drake, Jr., Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake, NBC, 1988.

Brian Rutledge, Swimsuit (also known as Swimsuit: The Movie), NBC, 1989.

Troy Rooney, Stranger by Night, HBO, 1994.

Ben Healy, Problem Child 3: Junior in Love (also known as Problem Child 3 and Problem Child 3: Junior's in Love), NBC, 1995.

Dr. Dell Davis, Amerikan Cop (also known as American Cop and Americanski Blyuz), 1995.

Paul Grogan, "Piranha," Roger Corman Presents (also known as Roger Corman Presents "Piranha"), Showtime, 1995.

Andrew Burns, Devil's Food, Lifetime, 1996.

Paul Donahue, Rattled, USA Network, 1996.

Richard Tennant, Romantic Undertaking, 1996.

Harry Harper, Mother Teresa: In the Name of God's Poor (also known as In the Name of God's Poor and Mutter Teresa), Family Channel, 1997.

Jean Benoit, Catch Me If You Can (also known as Deadly Game, Hide and Seek, and Jeu mortel), Fox Family Channel, 1998.

John Logan, Determination of Death, Lifetime, 2001.

Gittis, Gentle Ben (also known as Terror on the Mountain), Animal Planet, 2002.

Donald Fiske, Mystery Woman: Game Time, The Hallmark Channel, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Pippn, Pippin: His Life and Times (musical; also known as Pippin), ON-TV, 1981.

Jimmy Curry, The Rainmaker, HBO, 1982.

The All-New Circus of the Stars and Side Show (also known as Circus of the Stars #16), CBS, 1991.

Host, Tabloids: Behind the Headlines, syndicated, 1993.

The Defense Rests: A Tribute to Raymond Burr, NBC, 1993.

Himself, Surf Now Apocalypse Later, 2002.

(In archive footage; uncredited) Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy, Arts and Entertainment, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(As Bill Katt) Jimmy, "Death by the Numbers," Ironside, NBC, 1972.

(As Bill Katt) Private first class, "Dear Dad," M∗A∗S∗H, CBS, 1972.

Wally Lytton, "Weird Wednesday," Emergency!, NBC, 1972.

(As Bill Katt) Andy, "The Ancient Warrior," Kung Fu, ABC, 1973.

(As Bill Katt) Jimmy Phillips, "The Old Neighborhood," The Rookies, ABC, 1974.

Lonnie Weeks, "The Tarnished Badge," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1974.

Marty Wadsworth, "Warning: All Wives …," Police Woman, NBC, 1974.

Carey Nysrom, "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Death," Kojak, CBS, 1975.

Porter Yarborough, "The Rolling Y," Ironside, NBC, 1975.

Flower prince, "Thumbelina," Shelley Duvall's "Faerie Tale Theater" (also known as Faerie Tale Theater), Showtime, 1984.

Ben Witherspoon, "Past Tense, Future Tense: Parts 1 & 2," Our House, NBC, 1986.

Dr. Burke, "A Stolen Heart," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, USA Network, 1988.

Jeffrey Teller, "Portrait of the Artists," Sisters, NBC, 1992.

Jeffrey Teller, "Teddy's Best Friend," Sisters, NBC, 1992.

Derek Hartman, "Love's Deadly Desire," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1993.

Jeffrey Teller, "Moving Pictures," Sisters, NBC, 1993.

Dave Dwyer, Okavango: The Wild Frontier (also known as Okavango), syndicated, 1993.

"In Cover of Darkness: Parts 1 & 2," Dark Justice, CBS, 1993.

Brian Cobham, "Who Killed the Fashion King?," Burke's Law, CBS, 1994.

Roland Spear, "Flashdance," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1994.

Voice of Dr. Roma, "No Face Like Home," Animaniacs (animated; also known as Steven Spielberg Presents "Animaniacs"), Fox, 1994.

Voice of Zowie, "Riddler's Reform," Batman: The Animated Series (animated), Fox, 1994.

Himself and Jake, "Lowenstein's Lament," Cybill, CBS, 1996.

Arno Krafft, "Black Box," Viper, NBC, 1997.

Madison Butler, "The Healer," Dead Man's Gun, Showtime, 1997.

Will Grayson, "Faith, Hope, and the Bottom Line," 7th Heaven (also known as Seventh Heaven and 7th Heaven: Beginnings), The WB, 1997.

Will Grayson, "It's about George …," 7th Heaven (also known as Seventh Heaven and 7th Heaven: Beginnings), The WB, 1997.

Guest, Howard Stern, E! Entertainment Television, 1997.

Dr. Philip Wayland, "Deleted," The Net, USA Network, 1998.

Keith Porter (some sources cite Keith Portman), "Warriors," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1998.

"The Seductress," The Hunger, Showtime, 2000.

Commander James Merrick, "Collision Course," JAG, CBS, 2001.

Congressional representative George Bukaki, "Three Days of the Condom," Son of the Beach, FX Channel, 2002.

Eddie Aldrich, "For Whom the Bell Tolls," Andromeda (also known as Gene Roddenberry's "Andromeda"), Sci-Fi Channel and syndicated, 2002.

Voice of Green Guardsman, "Legends: Parts 1 & 2," Justice League (animated; also known as JL, JLA, and Justice League of America), Cartoon Network, 2002.

Commander James Merrick, "Corporate Raiders," JAG, CBS, 2004.

Himself, Street Smarts, Game Show Network, 2004.

Himself, Battle of the Network Reality Stars, Bravo, 2005.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Ralph Hinkley (name later changed to Ralph Hanley), "The Greatest American Hero," The Greatest American Hero, ABC, 1981.

Congressional representative Thomas Bell, Jr., Top of the Hill, CBS, 1989.

Film Appearances:

Peter Addams, The Late Liz, Gateway, 1971.

Tommy Ross, Carrie, United Artists, 1976.

Elgin Smith, First Love, UMC Pictures, 1977.

Harry Alonzo Longbaugh (the Sundance Kid; some sources cite name as Harry Alonzo Longabaugh), Butch and Sundance, the Early Days, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1978.

Jack Barlow, Big Wednesday (also known as Summer of Innocence), Warner Bros., 1978.

George Loomis, Baby, Secret of the Lost Legend (also known as Dinosaur … Secret of the Lost Legend), Buena Vista, 1985.

Roger Cobb, House (also known as House: Ding Dong, You're Dead), New World, 1986.

Himself, Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors (documentary), Media Home Entertainment, 1986.

Steve Shepard, White Ghost, Gibraltar Entertainment, 1988.

Marshall Roman, Wedding Band, IRS Releasing, 1990.

Rebel Storm (also known as Rebel Waves and Rising Storm), Academy Entertainment, 1990.

Paul Avery, Last Call, Prism Entertainment, 1991.

Franklyn Carlysle, Naked Obsession, Concorde Productions, 1992.

Michael Cooper, Double X: The Name of the Game (also known as Double X and Run Rabbit Run), New World International, 1992.

Robert Cobb, House IV (also known as House IV: Home Deadly Home and House IV: The Repossession), New Line Home Video, 1992.

Richard Sullivan, Desperate Motive (also known as Distant Cousins), New Line Cinema, 1993.

Brian, The Paper Boy, Republic, 1994.

Waggy, Tollbooth, Trans Atlantic Entertainment/New Line Cinema, 1994.

Decaf, Cyborg 3: The Recycler (also known as Cyborg 3 and Cyborg 3: The Creation), Warner Vision Films, 1995.

Don Mitchell, Daddy's Girl, LIVE Entertainment, 1996.

Father Bob, U'bejani, 1997.

Sergeant Niktaukus, Whacked, 1997.

Mr. Purr, Jawbreaker, Columbia/TriStar, 1998.

Surgeon, Twin Falls Idaho, Sony Pictures Classics, 1998.

Hyacinth, A Plus Entertainment, 1998.

(In archive footage) Tommy Ross, The Rage: Carrie 2 (also known as Carrie 2 and Carrie 2, Say You're Sorry), United Artists, 1999.

George, The Clean and Narrow, Sneak Preview Entertainment, 2000.

Learning to Surf, Rociante Films, 2000.

Gino, Circuit, Jour de Fete Films, 2001.

The investor, Treading Water, 2002.

Malcolm Page, Snake Island, DEJ Productions, 2002.

Dr. Tom Murray, Descendant (also known as Descendent, Descendent), Magic Hour Pictures/Mainline Releasing/York Entertainment, 2003.

Bookie, Instant Karma, New Line Cinema, 2005.

Ed Kennedy, River's End, Molding Clay Productions, 2005.

Voice of Scout, Firedog (animated), c. 2005.

Reese's boss, Gamers, Sideshow Production, 2006.

Film Work:

Coproducer, Blade Boxer, 1998.

Director, The Clean and Narrow, Sneak Preview Entertainment, 2000.

Director, River's End, Molding Clay Productions, 2005.

Radio Appearances:

Guest, The Howard Stern Radio Show, 1997.

Stage Appearances:

Young Fisher, We Bombed in New Haven, South Coast Repertory Theatre, Costa Mesa, CA, 1969.

Rolf, The Sound of Music, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 1972.

Cyrano de Bergerac, 1973.

Too Much Johnson, Shadow Box, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1975.

Serge, Bon jour la bon jour, Phoenix Repertory Theatre, Marymount Manhattan Theatre, New York City, 1980.

Abraham and Cliff, Sarah and Abraham, George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, NJ, 1991–92.

Also appeared in The Days of Wine and Roses.

Major Tours:

Rolf, The Sound of Music (musical), U.S. cities, 1972.



(As Billy Katt) Secret Smiles, MCA, 1982.

Singing voice of Golo, Pardon My English, Nonesuch, 1994.


Himself, The Making of "House," 1986, Anchor Bay Entertainment, 1996.

English voices of old monk and Tinzin, Sazan aizu (anime; also known as Sazan Eyes and 3×3 Eyes), Bandai Entertainment/King Record Company/Kodansha, 1991.

Himself, Acting "Carrie," Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists Home Entertainment, 2001.



Blade Boxer, 1998.

The Clean and Narrow, Sneak Preview Entertainment, 2000.

Descendant (also known as Descendent, Descendent), Magic Hour Pictures/Mainline Releasing/York Entertainment, 2003.