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William Katt

“The Greatest American Hero” starring William Katt:
William is the look-alike son of actor Bill Williams who played Kit Carson in the 1950’s TV series. After bit parts on TV William eased into films such as “Big Wednesday” (1978) & Butch & Sundance: The Early Days“ (1979) before becoming TV’s “Greatest American Hero” (1981 - 1983).

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Birth Name: William Katt

Date Of Birth: 16th February 1951

Place Of Birth: Los Angeles, California, USA

Spouse: Deborah Kahne (1981 - Present)

Film Debut: “The Late Liz” (1971)

Signature TV Show:
“The Greatest American Hero” (1981 - 1983)

William’s mother Barbara Hale appeared with him in the surf movie “Big Wednesday” (1978).

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William Katt’s Top 5 Movies on DVD

Big Wednesday [DVD](1978) DVD
Gary Busey, Jan-Michael Vincent and William Katt star as three surfing buddies who are kings of the beach in '60s California, only to find themselves 10 years later in an adult world they don't understand. Fine, underrated surfer drama from John Milius ("Red Dawn") with great sports footage. 120 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby stereo, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish; audio commentary by Milius; theatrical trailer; more.

Baby: Secret Of The Lost Legend [DVD](1985) DVD
Sean Young and William Katt are biologists who find a family of live brontosaurs in the African jungle, only to learn the animals' survival is threatened by industrialist Patrick McGoohan, in this thrilling adventure film for the whole family. 92 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital Surround.

House [DVD](1986) DVD
A writer moves his family into an old mansion for "atmosphere" for his work, but gets a lot more than he bargained ghosts, zombie soldiers, and gateways to other dimensions. Creepy thriller stars William Katt, Kay Lenz, Richard Moll, George Wendt. 97 min. Widescreen (Enhanced) Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: audio commentary by Katt and others; "making of" documentary; theatrical trailer; photo gallery.

Jawbreaker [DVD](1999) DVD
In this dark, satiric teen comedy, three beautiful and much-feared students at Reagan High School stage a mock kidnapping of their friend on her 17th birthday. The prank goes awry when the young woman accidentally dies, prompting the trio to concoct a bizarre story to get them out of the jam. Rose McGowan, Rebecca Gayheart, Judy Greer, Julie Benz, Pam Grier and William Katt star. 91 min. Widescreen and Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: English; interactive menus; filmographies; audio commentary; production notes; theatrical trailer.

Twin Falls Idaho [DVD](1999) DVD
Taking the "love triangle drama" to new heights, filmmaking siblings Mark and Michael Polish play conjoined twins waiting in a rundown hotel room for one brother's failing health to eventually do them both in. The arrival of their "birthday gift"--beautiful young hooker Michelle Hicks--leads healthy twin Mark to fall for her and consider life as a separate individual. Patrick Bauchau, Garrett Morris, Lesley Ann Warren and William Katt also star in this offbeat, darkly funny tale. 110 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; audio commentary; theatrical trailers; biographies; scene access.


William Katt’s Top 5 Movies on VHS

First Love(1977) VHS
Remember the "first time"? Well, if you do, you'll enjoy this look at all the warmth, humor and pangs of excitement of lovers falling in love. Susan Dey and William Katt play the couple, and Miss Dey has revealing, sensitive scenes in the nude. John Heard, Beverly D'Angelo. 92 min.

Butch And Sundance: The Early Days(1979) VHS
The fun-filled "prequel," showing how the outlaw buddies first met and started their infamous careers, stars Tom Berenger and William Katt as the desperado duo. Enjoyable Western action/comedy co-stars Jill Eikenberry, Brian Dennehy. 110 min.

Pippin(1981) VHS
Bob Fosse's Tony-winning musical is captured in a rousing stage performance. Join young Pippin, the son of King Charlemagne, as he searches for truth and meaning in life in Medieval Europe. William Katt, Ben Vereen, Chita Rivera and Martha Raye star. 115 min.

Desperate Motive(1993) VHS
A demented man and woman who have escaped from a mental hospital are determined to have a "normal" life, and, in order to do so, they visit the man's happily married cousin and set out to take over their hosts' identities. David Keith, Marg Helgenberger, William Katt and Mel Harris star in this intense shocker. 92 min.

Piranha(1995) VHS
In producer Roger Corman's remake of his 1978 cult favorite, scientists William Katt and Alexandra Paul accidentally release killer piranhas into a river. The deadly creatures threaten everything that stands--and swims--in their wake, but can they be stopped before they reach the ocean and spawn? With Soleil Moon Frye and James Karen ("the Pathmark guy"). 84 min.


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