Treat Williams: Basic Facts & Milestones

Treat Williams: Basic Facts & Milestones

Basic Facts

  • FULL NAME: Richard Treat Williams
  • BIRTHDATE: 01 December 1951.
  • DEATH: 12 June, 2023, Albany, Albany County, New York, USA
  • BURIAL: Rowayton Union Cemetery; Rowayton, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
  • BIRTHPLACE: Rowayton, Connecticut; United States of America
  • BIRTH SIGN: Sagittarius — The Archer
  • HEIGHT: 5’10”
  • HAIR: Light Brown
  • EYES: Blue
  • FATHER: Richard Norman Williams, a corporate executive
  • MOTHER: Marian (née Andrew), an antiques dealer
  • SPOUSE(S): Pamela Van Sant; Born: 10 February 1955. Married: 25 June 1988 – to his death.
  • CHILDREN: Son Gill Williams (B: 1992; Daughter Elinor Williams (B: 1998).
  • EDUCATION: Kent School, Connecticut; Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States.
  • FORMER JOBS: ????

Miscellaneous Facts:

  • The nickname “Treat” comes from one of his maternal ancestors, Robert Treat Paine, whose signature appears on the Declaration of Independence.
  • Certified Flight Instructor, rated in single and multi-engine airplanes and helicopters.
  • In 2003, completed two weeks of training to qualify for flying jet engine planes.
  • Andy Brown, Williams’ character on Everwood (2002), was ranked #43 in TV Guide’s list of the “50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time” [20 June 2004 issue].
  • Was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in June 2004.
  • Graduated from Kent School, the same high school that Ted Danson, Peter Farrelly and Seth MacFarlane attended.
  • He also is certified as a flight instructor.
  • Holds a type-rating for Cessna Citation jets.
  • Has owned a Clipped-wing Cub, Cherokee 180, Seneca II, and a Navajo Chieftain which is used for family travel between homes.


  • 1969: Williams’ high-school football coach, who was also a flight instructor, offered to train him in a Piper Super Cub. Williams became an FAA instrument-rated commercial pilot with privileges in both single engine and multi-engine airplanes, rotorcraft.
  • 1979: Played the part of George Berger in the Milos Forman film Hair.