Anson Williams Net Worth

Net Worth: $1.8 Million
Statistics
  • Source of Wealth:

    Television
  • Age:

    68
  • Birth Place:

    Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Marital Status:

    Married (Jackie Gerken)
  • Full Name:

    Anson Williams
  • Nationality:

    American
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About Anson Williams

American actor and director Anson William Heimlick has an estimated net worth of $1.8 million. The "watershed moment" for this American actor came in February 1972. On a seemingly minor and inconsequential note, Williams -- then a 22-year-old, aspiring actor -- signed to appear opposite TV veteran Ron Howard on a one-shot episode of the anthology series Love, American Style. Entitled "Love and the Happy Days," the segment featured two characters named Richie and Potsie -- a rather conservative teen and his "experienced" pal, attending high school together and coming of age in 1950s Milwaukee. The ratings for that episode rocketed off the charts, and prompted series producers to spin off a sitcom entirely devoted to the said adolescent friendship.

And yet, though Happy Days premiered in January 1974 and ran for 11 seasons with consistently sensational ratings (virtually becoming an American pop-culture phenomenon), Williams and the Potsie character soon paled in comparison to the dynamism of Henry Winkler's rebel Fonzie -- carrying the show off in a much different direction than that originally intended. Williams nevertheless stuck with Happy Days through the end of its tenth season, and continued to pursue additional roles, though subsequent efforts (such as a turn in the dull telemovie I Married a Centerfold) never even came close to generating as much exposure as he had in Days. Perhaps for this reason, Williams (like Henry Winkler, in fact) stepped behind the camera and began helming television projects -- initially, primetime feature soap operas (Little White Lies, All-American Murder), then, as the years rolled on, episodes of hit series including Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, and Star Trek: Voyager. In the early 2000s, Williams also directed episodes of the popular Disney Channel series Lizzie McGuire, starring Hilary Duff.

Born on September 25, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Earnings 2012

Lawsuit Settlement 2012
Amount he received as payment from CBS for the fraud claim.
$65,000

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