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William Katt Net Worth $500 Thousand

American TV and film actor William Katt comes with an estimated net worth of $500 thousand. He’s possibly famous for impersonating the starring character in The Greatest American Hero. Since 1993, he’s been wed to Danielle Hirsch with whom he has a daughter named Dakota. He was formerly wed to Deborah Kahane with whom he got two sons named Emerson and Clayton. Debuting to the business in 1970, Katt began earning extensive interest after being a cast member of the movie version of Carrie in 1976 where he played the character of Carrie White. His success on the movie later won him a starring part in a number of movies which include Butch and Sundance: The Early Days, Big Wednesday, and First Love. After his performance in the film adaptation of Broadway’s Pippin, he played the part of Ralph Hinkley on The Greatest American Hero TV set that has been considered as his most memorable character that year.

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Quick Facts

Full NameWilliam Katt
Net Worth$500 thousand
Date Of BirthFebruary 16, 1951
Height1.74 m
ProfessionVoice Actor, Film director, Writer, Singer
EducationOrange Coast College
SpouseDanielle Hirsch (m. 1993), Deborah Kahane (m. 1979–1986)
ChildrenClayton Katt, Dakota Katt, Emerson Katt
ParentsBill Williams, Barbara Hale
SiblingsJody Katt, Juanita Katt
NominationsTV Land Favorite Airborne Character Award
MoviesCarrie, Big Wednesday, House, Butch and Sundance: The Early Days, The Man from Earth, First Love, Perry Mason Returns, Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend, Mirrors 2, Problem Child 3: Junior in Love, House IV, AVH: Alien vs. Hunter, Desperate Motive, Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun, Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake, Daddy's Girl, Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit, Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star, Snake Island, A Pure Country Gift, Deadland, Twin Falls Idaho, Paranormal Movie, The Paperboy, Earthling, The Secret Lives of Dorks, Super, Cyborg 3: The Recycler, The Clean and Narrow, Bone Eater, Mother Teresa: In the Name of God's Poor, River's End, Double X: The Name of the Game, Stranger by Night, The Unwanted, Mystery Woman: Game Time, Last Call, Gamers: The Movie, Piranha, Descendant, Sparks, Circuit, Swimsuit, Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel, Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace, Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam, The Encore of Tony Duran, Deadly Game, The Rainmaker, Pippin: Special Edition
TV ShowsThe Greatest American Hero, Top of the Hill, Models Inc., Good Sports

Interesting Facts

1He was awarded the 1979 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Performance for "Ormer Locklear" in a NTFN production at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
2William Katt also co-starred in several of the made-for-TV Perry Mason movies in the 1980s alongside his famous mother, Barbara Hale, and Raymond Burr. His roll in those movies was as Paul Drake Jr., a private detective, somewhat reprising the roll of William Hopper of the original Perry Mason (1957) TV series.
3Best known by the public for his starring role as Ralph Hinkley on The Greatest American Hero (1981).
4Acting mentor was Robert Culp.
5Won "Best Actor" for his performance in Deadland at the 2010 Mountain Film Festival.
6Disliked his The Greatest American Hero (1981) outfit so much, due to its look and discomfort, TV Guide had to use an illustration of him rather than a photo for one cover.
7In 2008, he started his own line of comic books, Catastrophic Comics, with the launch of the critically acclaimed book Sparks co-created with Christopher Folino.
8Attended and was a mentor at the 2nd annual HatcH audiovisual festival in Bozeman, MT in October 2005. HatcH is a film and arts festival whose mission is to provide mentorship, education, inspiration, and recognition to the next generation of creative innovators.
9During California's historic gubernatorial recall, after being asked about the research and preparation he had done for his short-lived series Top of the Hill (1989) . A fan asked, "So why don't YOU run for Governor?".
10Auditioned for the part of Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) opposite Kurt Russell, who auditioned for the role of Han Solo.
11Brother of Jody Katt (b. 1947) and Juanita Katt (b. 1953).
12Attended Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California.
13Has four children, two sons: Clayton Alexander & Emerson Hunter and a stepson Andrew and a daughter Dakota.
14Listed as one of twelve Promising New Actors of 1977 in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 29. [1977]
15Lookalike son of actor Bill Williams, who starred as Kit Carson in The Adventures of Kit Carson (1951), and mother, actress Barbara Hale.
16Appeared with his mother, Barbara Hale, in Big Wednesday (1978).


1When I play a good guy, I try to explore them and figure out what shapes them and makes them interesting. When I'm playing a bad guy, I try to explore everything that makes them good. No one ever really thinks that they're a bad guy.


Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsFavorite Airborne Character(s)The Greatest American Hero (1981)



Distant Cousins1993Richard Sullivan
Murder, She Wrote1993TV SeriesDerek Hartman
Sisters1992-1993TV SeriesJeffrey Teller
Double X: The Name of the Game1992Michael Cooper
House IV1992VideoRoger Cobb
Good Sports1991TV SeriesNick Calder
Last Call1991Paul Avery
Ghost Writer1991TV Movie
Naked Obsession1990Franklyn Carlysle
Top of the Hill1989TV MovieThomas Bell
Wedding Band1989Marshall Roman
Rising Storm1989Elliott Kropfeld (uncredited)
Swimsuit1989TV MovieBrian Rutledge
Top of the Hill1989TV SeriesThomas Bell Jr.
White Ghost1988Steve Shepard
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake1988TV MoviePaul Drake Jr.
Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace1988TV MoviePaul Drake Jr.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1988TV SeriesDr. Burke
Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel1987TV MoviePaul Drake Jr.
Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam1987TV MoviePaul Drake Jr.
Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit1987TV MoviePaul Drake Jr.
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love1987TV MoviePaul Drake Jr.
Our House1987TV SeriesBen Witherspoon
House1986Roger Cobb
Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star1986TV MoviePaul Drake Jr.
Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun1986TV MoviePaul Drake Jr.
The Greatest American Hero1981-1986TV SeriesRalph Hinkley Ralph Hanley Hanley
Perry Mason Returns1985TV MoviePaul Drake Jr.
Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend1985George Loomis
Faerie Tale Theatre1984TV SeriesFlower Prince
The Rainmaker1982TV MovieJimmy Curry
Pippin: His Life and Times1981TV MoviePippin
Butch and Sundance: The Early Days1979The Sundance Kid / Harry Alonzo Longabaugh
Big Wednesday1978Jack Barlow
First Love1977Elgin Smith
Carrie1976Tommy Ross
Kojak1975TV SeriesCarey Nysrom
Ironside1972-1975TV SeriesPorter Yarborough / Jimmy
The Rookies1974TV SeriesJimmy Phillips
Gunsmoke1974TV SeriesLonnie Weeks
Police Woman1974TV SeriesMartin Wadsworth
Can Ellen Be Saved?1974TV MovieBob
Kung Fu1973TV SeriesAndy
M*A*S*H1972TV SeriesP.F.C.
The Daughters of Joshua Cabe1972TV MovieBilly Jack
Emergency!1972TV SeriesWally Lytton
The Trackers1971TV MovieDavey Paxton (as Bill Katt)
The Failing of Raymond1971TV MovieHarold (uncredited)
The Late Liz1971Peter Addams (as Bill Katt)
Night Chase1970TV MovieMarine Private (as Bill Katt)
The Man from Earth: Holocene2017post-productionArt
Rick's ParkingTV Movie post-productionRick
The Unwanted2014Troy
The Secret Lives of Dorks2013Mr. Thomas Gibson
Paranormal Movie2013Houseguest Bill
The Jonas Project2012Dean Taylor
Moon2011TV MovieWally Wilson
Stok Stalk Stock2011Conscience
The Encore of Tony Duran2011Art Smith
Pure Country 2: The Gift2010Winter
Mirrors 22010VideoJack Matheson
Super2010/ISgt. Fitzgibbon
Batman: The Brave and the Bold - The Videogame2010Video GameHawkman (voice)
House of Payne2010TV SeriesClive James
Earthling2010Ryan Donnelly
Numb3rs2010TV SeriesSven Regal
Batman: The Brave and the Bold2010TV SeriesHawkman
Heroes2008TV SeriesJim McCann
Big Game2008Dave
Beautiful Loser2008Father Hume
AVH: Alien vs. Hunter2007VideoLee Cussler
Bone Eater2007TV MovieDr. Boombas
The Man from Earth2007Art
House M.D.2006TV SeriesWalter
Backstage Pass2006VideoKurt Wilson
Gamers2006Reese's Boss
Mystery Woman: Game Time2005TV MovieDonald Fiske
River's End2005Ed Kennedy
JAG2001-2004TV SeriesJames Merrick Cmdr. James Merrick
Descendant2003Dr. Tom Murray
Treading Water2002The Investor
Andromeda2002TV SeriesEddie Aldrich
Snake Island2002Malcolm Page
Son of the Beach2002TV SeriesCongressman George Bukaki
Justice League2002TV SeriesGreen Guardsman Scott Mason
Determination of Death2002John Logan
Gentle Ben2002TV MovieGittis Malone
Dark Realm2001TV SeriesRandolph Blair
Learning to Surf2000
The Hunger2000TV SeriesJames
Clean and Narrow1999George
Twin Falls Idaho1999Surgeon
Jawbreaker1999Mr. Purr
Hyacinth1998Andy Gillis
Catch Me If You Can1998TV MovieJean Benoit
The Net1998TV SeriesDr. Phillip Wayland
Walker, Texas Ranger1998TV SeriesKeith Portman
Whacked1997ShortSgt. Niktaukus
Mother Teresa: In the Name of God's Poor1997Harry Harper
Dead Man's Gun1997TV SeriesMadison Butler
Viper1997TV SeriesArno Krafft
7th Heaven1997TV SeriesDet. Will Grayson
Rough Riders1997TV SeriesEdward Marshall
u'Bejani1997Father Bob
Romantic Undertaking1996TV MovieRichard Tennant
Daddy's Girl1996Don Mitchell
Devil's Food1996TV MovieAndrew Burns
Rattled1996TV MoviePaul Donohue
Piranha1995Paul Grogan
American Cop1995TV MovieDr. Dell Davis
Problem Child 3: Junior in Love1995TV MovieBen Healy
Stranger by Night1994VideoTroy Rooney
The Paper Boy1994Brian
Batman: The Animated Series1994TV SeriesZowie
Models Inc.1994TV SeriesPaul Carson
Cyborg 3: The Recycler1994VideoDecaf
Animaniacs1994TV SeriesDr. Roma
Diagnosis Murder1994TV SeriesRoland Spear
Burke's Law1994TV SeriesBrian Cobham
Dark Justice1993TV Series


River's End2005
Clean and Narrow1999


Descendant2003written by
Clean and Narrow1999writer


Sparks2013/Iexecutive producer


Pippin: His Life and Times1981TV Movie performer: "Corner of the Sky", "War Is a Science", "With You", "Morning Glow", "On the Right Track", "Extraordinary", "Love Song", "Finale"


The Greatest American Hero: The Fan Series2009Short special thanks
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy2004Video documentary special thanks


More Acting 'Carrie'2016Video documentary shortHerself
Crusty Demons 18: Twenty Years of Fear2015DocumentaryNarrator
Pioneers of Television2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Keeping It Real: The Visual and Special Effects of Mirrors 22010Video shortHimself
Hollywood Don't Surf!2010DocumentaryHimself
The 6th Annual TV Land Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
The Bob Show2007TV SeriesHimself
Battle of the Network Reality Stars2005TV SeriesHimself
Street Smarts2004TV SeriesHimself
Surf Now Apocalypse Later2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Acting 'Carrie'2001Video documentary shortHimself
Howard Stern1997TV SeriesHimself
Cybill1996TV SeriesHimself
The Defense Rests: A Tribute to Raymond Burr1993TV SpecialHimself
Vicki!1992TV SeriesHimself
Circus of the Stars #161991TV Special documentaryHimself
Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors1986Video documentaryHimself
The Making of 'House'1986Video documentary shortHimself
The American Sportsman1979TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1977TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Brewer Breakfast2016TV SeriesRalph Hinkley
La tele de tu vida2007TV SeriesRalph Hinkley
20 to 12006TV Series documentaryRalph Hinkley
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy2004Video documentaryLuke Skywalker
The Rage: Carrie 21999Tommy Ross (uncredited)
Locos por la tele1991TV SeriesRalph Hinkley Hanley

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