Anson Williams

Actor | Director | Soundtrack
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KNOWN FOR 
Happy Days (1974-1984) | The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008-2013) | The Cape (1996)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. More »
NICKNAME  
Potsie
BORN 
Sep 25, 1949 (age 68)
HEIGHT 
5' 10¼" (1.78m)

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Past Film & Video (1 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (63 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for The Odd CoupleThe Odd Couple (TV Series) Clayton ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016 1
  • Primary photo for The Secret Life of the American TeenagerThe Secret Life of the American Teenager (TV Series) Director ( 31 episodes, 2008–2013 )  Less 2008–2013 31
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  • Primary photo for Take 2Take 2 (TV Movie) Mike, Director, Executive Producer  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Sons & DaughtersSons & Daughters (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2006 )  Less 2006 1
  • Primary photo for Lizzie McGuireLizzie McGuire (TV Series) Director ( 7 episodes, 2001–2003 )  Less 2001–2003 7
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  • Primary photo for Sabrina, the Teenage WitchSabrina, the Teenage Witch (TV Series) Director ( 10 episodes, 1999–2003 ) , Potsie ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 1999–2003 10
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  • Primary photo for Son of the BeachSon of the Beach (TV Series) Warden Jack Beatty ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 2002 1
  • Primary photo for Body & SoulBody & Soul (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 2002 1
  • Primary photo for The Nightmare RoomThe Nightmare Room (TV Series) Director ( 2 episodes, 2001–2002 )  Less 2001–2002 2
  • Primary photo for CharmedCharmed (TV Series) Director ( 3 episodes, 2000–2001 )  Less 2000–2001 3
  • Primary photo for BaywatchBaywatch (TV Series) Director ( 6 episodes, 2000–2001 ) , Councilman McKenna ( 2 episodes, 2000 )  Less 2000–2001 7
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  • Primary photo for TitansTitans (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 2001 )  Less 2001 1
  • Primary photo for ProfilerProfiler (TV Series) Director ( 2 episodes, 1999–2000 )  Less 1999–2000 2
  • Primary photo for Beverly Hills, 90210Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series) Director ( 9 episodes, 1996–2000 )  Less 1996–2000 9
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  • Primary photo for 7th Heaven7th Heaven (TV Series) Director ( 2 episodes, 1998–1999 )  Less 1998–1999 2
  • Primary photo for Cousin SkeeterCousin Skeeter (TV Series) Director ( 2 episodes, 1999 )  Less 1999 2
  • Primary photo for Melrose PlaceMelrose Place (TV Series) Director ( 9 episodes, 1996–1999 )  Less 1996–1999 9
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  • Primary photo for Star Trek: VoyagerStar Trek: Voyager (TV Series) Director ( 4 episodes, 1997–1999 )  Less 1997–1999 4
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  • Primary photo for The NetThe Net (TV Series) Director  Less 1998–1999
  • Primary photo for Star Trek: Deep Space NineStar Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series) Director ( 2 episodes, 1997–1998 )  Less 1997–1998 2
  • Primary photo for Love Boat: The Next WaveLove Boat: The Next Wave (TV Series) Director ( 2 episodes, 1998 )  Less 1998 2
  • Primary photo for CluelessClueless (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 1997 )  Less 1997 1
  • Primary photo for The PretenderThe Pretender (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 1997 )  Less 1997 1
  • Primary photo for The CapeThe Cape (TV Series) Director  Less 1996–1997
  • Primary photo for Hercules: The Legendary JourneysHercules: The Legendary Journeys (TV Series) Director ( 2 episodes, 1996 )  Less 1996 2
  • Primary photo for Xena: Warrior PrincessXena: Warrior Princess (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 1996 )  Less 1996 1
  • Primary photo for Seaquest DSVSeaquest DSV (TV Series) Director ( 7 episodes, 1995–1996 )  Less 1995–1996 7
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  • Primary photo for Live ShotLive Shot (TV Series) Director  Less 1995–1996
  • Primary photo for FudgeFudge (TV Series) Director ( 7 episodes, 1995 ) , Waiter ( 1 episode, 1995 )  Less 1995 7
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  • Primary photo for Robin's HoodsRobin's Hoods (TV Series) Director ( 2 episodes, 1994–1995 )  Less 1994–1995 2
  • Primary photo for Heaven Help UsHeaven Help Us (TV Series) Director  Less 1994– 
  • Primary photo for Diagnosis MurderDiagnosis Murder (TV Series) Director ( 4 episodes, 1993–1994 )  Less 1993–1994 4
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  • Primary photo for A Quiet Little Neighborhood, a Perfect Little MurderA Quiet Little Neighborhood, a Perfect Little Murder (TV Movie) Director  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Glory DaysGlory Days (TV Series) Director ( 2 episodes, 1990 )  Less 1990 2
  • Primary photo for White LiesWhite Lies (TV Movie) Director  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Dream DateDream Date (TV Movie) Director  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Your Mother Wears Combat BootsYour Mother Wears Combat Boots (TV Movie) Director  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for HoopermanHooperman (TV Series) Director ( 3 episodes, 1987–1988 )  Less 1987–1988 3
  • Primary photo for Just the Ten of UsJust the Ten of Us (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 1988 )  Less 1988 1
  • Primary photo for L.A. LawL.A. Law (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 1987 )  Less 1987 1
  • Primary photo for CBS Schoolbreak SpecialCBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 1986 )  Less 1986 1
  • Primary photo for The Lone Star KidThe Lone Star Kid (TV Movie) Director, Executive Producer, Writer  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for ABC Afterschool SpecialsABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 1985 ) , Writer ( 1 episode, 1985 ) , Executive Producer ( 1 episode, 1985 )  Less 1985 1
    • No Greater Gift (Sep 11, 1985) Director, Executive Producer, Writer  Less
  • Primary photo for I Married a CenterfoldI Married a Centerfold (TV Movie) Nick Bellows  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for Happy DaysHappy Days (TV Series) Potsie Weber / Pretty Boy ( 219 episodes, 1974–1984 ) , Performer ("Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen") ( 2 episodes, 1978 ) , Performer ("Rodeo Cowboy") ( 1 episode, 1978 ) , Performer ("Great Balls Of Fire") ( 1 episode, 1975 ) , Performer ("Mack The Knife") ( 1 episode, 1980 ) , Performer ("Take Good Care Of My Baby") ( 1 episode, 1979 ) , Performer ("Save Your Last Kiss For Me") ( 1 episode, 1978 ) , Performer ("My Dream Girl Of Phi Kappa Nu") ( 1 episode, 1977 ) , Performer ("Will You Love Me Tomorrow?") ( 1 episode, 1977 ) , Performer ("Top Banana", "Girl Of Our Nations") ( 1 episode, 1979 ) , Performer ("My Country, Tis of Thee") ( 1 episode, 1974 ) , Performer ("Calendar Girl") ( 1 episode, 1977 ) , Performer ("Deeply") ( 1 episode, 1977 ) , Performer ("Put Your Head On My Shoulder") ( 1 episode, 1975 ) , Performer ("John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt") ( 1 episode, 1977 ) , Performer ("Faith Of Our Fathers") ( 1 episode, 1977 ) , Performer ("Jail Song", "America America", "A Toast To My Country And Home") ( 1 episode, 1981 ) , Performer ("Glory Glory") ( 1 episode, 1975 ) , Performer ("Pumps Your Blood", "Bye Bye Love") ( 1 episode, 1979 ) , Performer ("America The Beautiful") ( 1 episode, 1976 ) , Performer ("All Shook Up") ( 1 episode, 1974 )  Less 1974–1984 219
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  • Primary photo for Fantasy IslandFantasy Island (TV Series) Dan O'Dwyer ( 1 episode, 1983 )  Less 1983 1
  • Primary photo for Little ShotsLittle Shots (TV Movie) Executive Producer  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for Skyward ChristmasSkyward Christmas (TV Movie) Executive Producer  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for Anson and LorrieAnson and Lorrie (TV Movie) Himself - Host, Composer (special music material)  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for SkywardSkyward (TV Movie) Executive Producer, Writer (story)  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for Greatest Heroes of the BibleGreatest Heroes of the Bible (TV Series) Nabar ( 1 episode, 1979 )  Less 1979 1
  • Primary photo for Brothers and SistersBrothers and Sisters (TV Series) Writer ("Brothers and Sisters")  Less 1979– 
  • Primary photo for The Hanna-Barbera Happy HourThe Hanna-Barbera Happy Hour (TV Series) Actor ( 1 episode, 1978 )  Less 1978 1
  • Primary photo for The Love BoatThe Love Boat (TV Series) Sean McGlynn ( 1 episode, 1977 )  Less 1977 1
  • Primary photo for 'Twas the Night Before Christmas'Twas the Night Before Christmas (TV Movie) Actor  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for Laverne & ShirleyLaverne & Shirley (TV Series) Potsie Weber ( 1 episode, 1976 )  Less 1976 1
  • Primary photo for DollyDolly (TV Series) Performer ("Mack The Knife") ( 1 episode ) , Himself ( 1 episode )  Less 1976–  1
    • Episode #1.22 Himself, Performer ("Mack The Knife")  Less
  • Primary photo for Lisa, Bright and DarkLisa, Bright and Dark (TV Movie) Brian Morris  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for Marcus Welby, M.D.Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series) Actor ( 1 episode, 1973 )  Less 1973 1
  • Primary photo for Bridget Loves BernieBridget Loves Bernie (TV Series) Young Man ( 1 episode, 1973 )  Less 1973 1
  • Primary photo for The Paul Lynde ShowThe Paul Lynde Show (TV Series) Jimmy ( 1 episode, 1972 )  Less 1972 1
  • Primary photo for Love, American StyleLove, American Style (TV Series) Potsie (segment "Love and Happy Days") ( 1 episode, 1972 )  Less 1972 1
  • Primary photo for Owen Marshall, Counselor at LawOwen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series) Steve Baggot ( 1 episode, 1971 )  Less 1971 1
Self (53 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Battle of the Network StarsBattle of the Network Stars (TV Mini-series) Himself - Contestant ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Entertainment TonightEntertainment Tonight (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for The DoctorsThe Doctors (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for TodayToday (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 2008–2016 )  Less 2008–2016
  • Primary photo for The InsiderThe Insider (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Oprah: Where Are They Now?Oprah: Where Are They Now? (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Home & FamilyHome & Family (TV Series) Himself / Himself - Guest ( 2 episodes, 2014 )  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for MarieMarie (TV Series) Self ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for The Actor's JourneyThe Actor's Journey (Video) Himself  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for The Actor's Journey for KidsThe Actor's Journey for Kids (Video) Himself  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for UnscriptedUnscripted (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2011 )  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Celebrity Ghost StoriesCelebrity Ghost Stories (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for The Morning Show with Mike & JulietThe Morning Show with Mike & Juliet (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for The Early ShowThe Early Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2008 )  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for The Singing BeeThe Singing Bee (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Whatever Happened To?Whatever Happened To? (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for My First TimeMy First Time (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2006 )  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for The 4th Annual TV Land AwardsThe 4th Annual TV Land Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Movies That Shook the WorldMovies That Shook the World (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for TV Land ConfidentialTV Land Confidential (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Happy Days: 30th Anniversary ReunionHappy Days: 30th Anniversary Reunion (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Good Morning AmericaGood Morning America (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for ABC's 50th Anniversary CelebrationABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration (TV Special) Himself  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Intimate PortraitIntimate Portrait (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for BiographyBiography (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2001 )  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for TVography: Happy DaysTVography: Happy Days (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals 4Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals 4 (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Entertainment Tonight Presents: Happy Days - SecretsEntertainment Tonight Presents: Happy Days - Secrets (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Boy Meets WorldBoy Meets World (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1996 )  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Happy Days Reunion SpecialHappy Days Reunion Special (TV Special) Himself  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Body LanguageBody Language (TV Series) Himself ( 20 episodes, 1984–1985 )  Less 1984–1985
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  • Primary photo for Match Game/Hollywood Squares HourMatch Game/Hollywood Squares Hour (TV Series) Himself - Panelist ( 15 episodes, 1984 )  Less 1984
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  • Primary photo for Battle of the Video GamesBattle of the Video Games (TV Movie) Himself - Host  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for All-Star Salute to Mother's DayAll-Star Salute to Mother's Day (TV Special) Himself  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for Pop! Goes the CountryPop! Goes the Country (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1980 )  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for The Mike Douglas ShowThe Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) Himself - Actor / Vocalist / Himself - Vocalist / Actor / Himself - Co-Host ( 12 episodes, 1974–1980 )  Less 1974–1980
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  • Primary photo for Kraft Salutes Disneyland's 25th AnniversaryKraft Salutes Disneyland's 25th Anniversary (TV Special) Himself  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for The Merv Griffin ShowThe Merv Griffin Show (TV Series) Himself ( 3 episodes, 1975–1978 )  Less 1975–1978
  • Primary photo for The Chuck Barris Rah-Rah ShowThe Chuck Barris Rah-Rah Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1978 )  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for The Hollywood SquaresThe Hollywood Squares (TV Series) Himself - Panelist ( 23 episodes, 1975–1978 )  Less 1975–1978
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  • Primary photo for ABC's Silver Anniversary CelebrationABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration (TV Special) Himself  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for Match Game PMMatch Game PM (TV Series) Himself - Panelist ( 1 episode, 1977 )  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for Match Game 73Match Game 73 (TV Series) Himself - Panelist ( 10 episodes, 1974–1977 )  Less 1974–1977
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  • Primary photo for The 4th Annual American Music AwardsThe 4th Annual American Music Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for The 34th Annual Golden Globe AwardsThe 34th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for Break the BankBreak the Bank (TV Series) Himself ( 6 episodes, 1976–1977 )  Less 1976–1977
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  • Primary photo for Dinah!Dinah! (TV Series) Himself ( 6 episodes, 1975–1976 )  Less 1975–1976
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  • Primary photo for Easy Does It... Starring Frankie AvalonEasy Does It... Starring Frankie Avalon (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1976 )  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for The Magnificent Marble MachineThe Magnificent Marble Machine (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1976 )  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for DollyDolly (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode )  Less 1976– 
  • Primary photo for The $10,000 PyramidThe $10,000 Pyramid (TV Series) Himself - Celebrity Contestant ( 1 episode, 1975 )  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for BandstandBandstand (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1975 )  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for Pat Morita: Long Story ShortPat Morita: Long Story Short Himself  Less
Archive Footage (6 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Entertainment TonightEntertainment Tonight (TV Series) Himself / Potsie Weber ( 2 episodes, 2015–2016 )  Less 2015–2016
  • Primary photo for TV's 50 Funniest Catch PhrasesTV's 50 Funniest Catch Phrases (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for The O'Reilly FactorThe O'Reilly Factor (TV Series) Potsie Weber ( 1 episode, 2008 )  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for 50 Greatest Comedy Catchphrases50 Greatest Comedy Catchphrases (TV Movie) Potsie Weber (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Weezer: Buddy HollyWeezer: Buddy Holly (Video) Potsie (archive footage)  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Happy DaysHappy Days (TV Series) Potsie Weber ( 1 episode, 1984 )  Less 1984
    • Passages: Part 2 (May 8, 1984) Potsie Weber (archive footage)  Less
Domestic gross includes USA and Canada.

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