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Willie Garson
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Biographical Information
Real Name: William Garson Paszamant
Born: 20 February 1964
Age: 57
Originally From: Highland Park, New Jersey
Personal Information
First appearance: Blood Brothers
Portrays: Gerard Hirsch

William Garson Paszamant is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for playing Stanford Blatch on the HBO series Sex and the City and in the related films.

He plays Gerard Hirsch in Hawaii Five-0 and the 2018 series Magnum P.I.

Early Life[]

Garson was born in Highland Park, New Jersey, the son of Muriel (née Schwartz) and Donald M. Paszamant. Garson is Jewish. He attended Camp Wekeela in Hartford, Maine, as a child for eleven years. He received a theater degree from Wesleyan University in 1985, and also attended Yale Drama School.


Garson had a recurring role as Henry Coffield on NYPD Blue and as Stanford Blatch on Sex and the City. His other television appearances include Mr. Belvedere, My Two Dads, Coach, Quantum Leap, Monk, Boy Meets World, Girl Meets World, Ally McBeal, Party of Five, Star Trek: Voyager, Special Unit 2, Just Shoot Me!, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Friends, The X-Files, Cheers, Yes, Dear, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Pushing Daisies, Stargate SG-1, Wizards of Waverly Place, CSI: Miami, Mental, Spin City, and Taken. He co-starred in the 2007 HBO series John from Cincinnati. He co-starred as Mozzie in the USA Network series White Collar from 2009 to 2014.

Garson has also appeared in three movies from the Farrelly brothers: Kingpin, There's Something About Mary, and Fever Pitch. His other film credits include Groundhog Day, Just Like Heaven, The Rock, Fortress 2: Re-Entry, Being John Malkovich, Freaky Friday, Labor Pains, and Out Cold. He made a cameo in the end credits of Jackass Number Two, with the full context of the cameo being explained in Jackass 2.5.

Personal Life[]

In 2009, Garson adopted a seven-year-old son, Nathan. Despite playing an openly gay man on SATC, Garson is heterosexual.


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