Willie Garson Biography – Willie Garson Wiki
Willie Garson (born William Garson Paszamant) was an American actor, best known for his role as Stanford Blatch in the original series of Sex and the City. The popular HBO series first aired in 1998 and ran for six seasons. He also appeared in the follow-up films, Sex and the City, and Sex and the City 2. He was recently reprising the role in a reboot of the TV series, And Just Like That, which is currently in production.
Born William Garson Paszamant on February 20, 1964, in Highland Park, NJ, he often popped up in many small but notable roles in the 1980s and ’90s including Mr. Belvedere, Family Ties, Coach, Quantum Leap, Monk, Ally McBeal, Party of Five and Friends. His big opportunity arrived in 1996 when he joined the cast of NYPD Blue as Henry Coffield for seven episodes until 1999.
He followed that successful gig by playing Sarah Jessica Parker’s gay best friend in Sex and the City for the entirety of the series and the two films. Parker and Garson met after they were set up on a blind date.
Stanford and Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw were reunited for the HBO Max limited series And Just Like That… alongside Mario Cantone, who played his husband Anthony. The trio were spotted all around the Big Apple shooting since production began this summer.
In 2009, he joined the cast of freshman series White Collar for USA Network during its blues-skies era, playing clever conman Mozzie, close friend of lead protagonist Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer).
His film credits include Troop Beverly Hills, Soapdish, Groundhog Day, Black Sheep, Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead, Kingpin, Being John Malkovich, Just Like Heaven, There’s Something About Mary, Freaky Friday and The Polka King.
His 21st century TV credits also included a series-regular role on HBO’s John from Cincinnati; recurring on Hawaii Five-O, Supergirl, CSI: Miami, Stargate SG-1 and the animated Big Mouth; and guest turns on Code Blue, Spin City, CSI, Monk, Las Vegas, Medium, Hot in Cleveland and Two and a Half Men.
Willie Garson Age
Willie Garson was born on February 20, 1964, in Highland Park, New Jersey. He died on September 21, 2021. He was 57.
Willie Garson Wife
Was Willie Garson married? Garson was never married.
Willie Garson Son
Willie Garson had a son, Nathen Garson, whom he adopted in 2009. He was an active voice in the adoption community, having served twice as a spokesperson for National Adoption Day.
Willie Garson Family
Willie Garson was the son of Muriel (née Schwartz) and Donald M. Paszamant. He is survived by his son Nathen Garson, brother John Paszamant, sister Lisa Clark, nieces Katie Clark, Jenna Clark and Amanda Clark and nephews Joshua Paszamant, Michael Paszamant.
Willie Garson Death
Willie Garson died on September 21, 2021, at the age of 57 following a short illness. He had been suffering from pancreatic cancer, and was surrounded by family at the time of his death. His death was confirmed by his son, Nathen Garson, on Instagram. Nathen wrote: “I love you so much papa. Rest In Peace and I’m so glad you got to share all your adventures with me and were able to accomplish so much. I’m so proud of you. I will always love you, but I think it’s time for you to go on an adventure of your own. You’ll always be with me. Love you more than you will ever know and I’m glad you can be at peace now. You always were the toughest and funniest and smartest person I’ve known. I’m glad you shared you’re love with me. I’ll never forget it or lose it.”
“The Sex and the City family has lost one of its own. Our amazing Willie Garson,” Michael Patrick King, the executive producer of Sex and the City and And Just Like That said in a statement. “His spirit and his dedication to his craft was present every day filming And Just Like That. He was there – giving us his all – even while he was sick. His multitude of gifts as an actor and person will be missed by everyone. In this sad, dark moment we are comforted by our memory of his joy and light.”
HBO said: “Willie Garson was in life, as on screen, a devoted friend and a bright light for everyone in his universe. He created one of the most beloved characters from the HBO pantheon and was a member of our family for nearly 25 years. We are deeply saddened to learn of his passing and extend our sincere condolences to his family and loved ones.”
Mario Cantone, who played Willie Garson’s on-screen husband Anthony Marentino, paid tribute to Garson on Instagram. Cantone wrote: “I couldn’t have had a more brilliant TV partner. I’m devastated and just overwhelmed with Sadness. Taken away from all of us way soon. You were a gift from the gods sweet Willie. Rest …I love you.”
Award-winning actress Cynthia Nixon, who played Miranda Hobbes in Sex and the City, tweeted: “So deeply, deeply sad we have lost @WillieGarson. We all loved him and adored working with him. He was endlessly funny on-screen and and in real life. He was a source of light, friendship and show business lore. He was a consummate professional— always. My heart goes out to his son, Nathen Garson. Nathen, I hope you know how much he loved you and how proud he was to be your dad.”
Willie Garson Cause of Death
Willie Garson’s cause of death was not revealed. He had been suffering from pancreatic cancer at the time of his death.
Willie Garson Covid
It is unclear if his death was Covid related. In August 2021, Garson posted an image on Instagram that seem to state his position on Covid. It said: “I love being told that I have an “Irrational fear” of a deadly virus by people who freak out over immigrants, LGBTQ people, brown people, black people, working women, windmills, cellphone antennas, vaccines, electric cars, voting by mail, universal healthcare, environmental protections, and face masks.”
Willie Garson Net Worth
Willie Garson’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million.
Willie Garson Gay
Was Willie Garson gay or straight in real life? He was heterosexual in real life. Garson played an openly gay man on Sex and the City. He played Stanford Blatch, Carrie Bradshaw’s gay best friend in the HBO show “Sex and the City,” which aired from 1998 to 2004.
Willie Garson Girlfriend – Willie Garson Partner
Willie Garson had not known girlfriend. Mario Cantone played Willie Garson’s partner Anthony Marentino on “Sex and the City”.