Fast Facts

  • In his early teens, began studying acting at the Actors Institute in New York.
  • Performed with several theater companies, including Naked Angels, the Manhattan Theatre Club, the Roundabout Theatre and Geffen Playhouse.
  • Long before he was chosen to be part of the cast of the hit HBO series Sex and the City (1998-2004), he was close friends with Sarah Jessica Parker for many years.
  • Has appeared in minor roles in more than 75 movies, including the Farrelly Brothers' films Kingpin (1996), There's Something About Mary (1998) and Fever Pitch (2005). Has also guest-starred on more than 250 episodes of television series, including Friends, NYPD Blue and The X-Files.
  • Winner of the first Texas Hold 'Em event on Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown in 2003.
  • Active in several charities, including Habitat for Humanity, Joslin Diabetes Camp, Big Brothers, Young Artists United and the Screen Actors Guild Bookpals.
  • Adopted his son, Nathen, in 2010 when the boy was 8 years old, and was named national spokesperson for National Adoption Day 2011.


  • Nathen Garson — Son


  • Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, United States (BA in Theater and Psychology, 1986); The Actor's Institute, New York, New York, United States

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  • Birth Name: Willie Garson Paszamant
  • Birth Place: Highland Park, New Jersey, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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