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Willie Garson Biography

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

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