Ted Kennedy

Played by Treat Williams

Treat Williams

Treat Williams has been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards, an Emmy and has won two Theatre Guild Awards. He began his career on Broadway as Danny Zuko in Grease, and first won the hearts of film audiences as Berger in the film version of Hair.

He was seen in Drunk Parents opposite Alec Baldwin and Salma Hayek, and is also starring in Chesapeake Shores and Mitchell Burgess’ Blue Bloods. He completed a series of comedy vignettes called Public Speaking, directed by Joe Cacaci. He starred in Reaching for the Moon with Miranda Otto. He played James Franco’s father in the Academy Award-nominated film 127 Hours, and appeared alongside Eric Bana and Sissy Spacek in Deadfall. Other notable film work includes The Ritz, The Eagle Has Landed, Prince of the City, 1941, Smooth Talk (which won first prize at the Sundance Film Festival), Once Upon A Time in America, Woody Allen’s Hollywood Ending, Deep Rising, Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead, The Phantom, Deep End of the Ocean, The Devil’s Own, What Happens In Vegas and Howl.

On television, Williams can be seen in the Hallmark mini-series Chesapeake Shores. He was a series regular on NBC’s Odyssey, and has a recurring arc on the hit show Chicago Fire. For four seasons, Williams starred as Dr. Andy Brown in the critically-acclaimed series Everwood, for which he was twice nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor. Other television credits include A Streetcar Named Desire, Hoover, Dempsey, The Late Shift, Max and Helen, Law & Order: SVU, White Collar, Hawaii 5-0, and The Simpsons, as himself.

Williams has appeared in multiple Broadway productions such as Over Here, Once in a Lifetime, Love Letters, Pirates of Penzance, and Stephen Sondheim’s Follies (Theatre Guild Award).

Williams has also experienced success as a director, as his short film Texan, by David Mamet, was awarded best film at three film festivals.

A pilot with over 40 years in the cockpit, Williams has been flying airplanes and helicopters of all shapes and sizes for over 30 years. He currently lives in Vermont with his wife and two children.