Actor Willie Garson Passes Away at age of 57;
William Garson Paszamant (February 20, 1964 – September 21, 2021
Actor “Willie Garson” Passes Away at age of 57, “Sex and the City ” Fame Willie Garson
About Willie Garson
Garson was born in Highland Park, New Jersey, the son of Muriel (née Schwartz) and Donald M. Paszamant. Garson was Jewish. He attended Camp Wekeela in Hartford, Maine as a child for 11 years. He graduated in 1982 from Highland Park High School. In 1985, he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theater from Wesleyan University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale Drama School.
William Garson Paszamant (February 20, 1964 – September 21, 2021) was an American actor. He appeared in over 75 films and more than 300 TV episodes. He was known for playing Stanford Blatch on the HBO series Sex and the City and in the related films Sex and the City and Sex and the City 2, Mozzie in the USA Network series White Collar from 2009 to 2014, Ralph the friendly genial doorman in the 2005 romantic comedy Little Manhattan, Gerald Hirsch in the reboot of Hawaii Five-0 and Martin Lloyd in the sci-fi series Stargate SG-1.
Garson 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.
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 (“The Loss Weekend” episode as a clerk), Quantum Leap (once as a newspaper salesman/hack writer, and once as Lee Harvey Oswald), Twin Peaks,Monk, Boy Meets World, Girl Meets World (playing four different characters in the latter two shows’ universe), Ally McBeal, Party of Five, Star Trek: Voyager (in the episode “Thirty Days”), Special Unit 2, Just Shoot Me!, Ask Harriet, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Friends (as Ross Geller’s neighbor in the episode “The One With the Girl Who Hits Joey”), The X-Files (twice and as two different characters), Cheers (as a waiter in the episode “Cape Cad”), Yes, Dear, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Pushing Daisies, Stargate SG-1 (3 episodes), 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.
In 2009, Garson adopted a seven-year-old son, Nathen. Though Garson played an openly gay man on Sex and the City, he was heterosexual.
Garson died on September 21, 2021, at age 57; he had pancreatic cancer. His death was confirmed by his son.
Sex and the City star dies aged 57
Willie Garson, the actor best known for playing talent agent Stanford Blatch in Sex and the City, has died at the age of 57, his son says.
In the hit HBO series, he played the role of close friend and confidante of Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw. Most recently, he had been working on the spin-off series And Just Like That.
Garson was also known as conman Mozzie in the TV series White Collar.
The cause of his death has not been disclosed.
Born William Garson Paszamant in New Jersey in 1964, Garson studied theatre and received a masters of fine arts from Yale School of Drama.
He then took on small roles in several popular television series in the 1980s, including Cheers, Family Ties and LA Law. He also appeared in some hit programmes of the 1990s such as The X-Files, Boy Meets World and Friends.
In 1998, Sex and the City debuted and Garson appeared throughout the seasons as Stanford Blatch, a role he reprised in the franchise’s two films.
Mario Cantone, who played Garson’s on-screen partner Anthony Marentino in the series, wrote on Instagram: “I’m devastated and just overwhelmed with sadness… You were a gift from the gods.”
Cynthia Nixon, who played Miranda Hobbes in the series, said: “We all loved him and adored working with him. He was endlessly funny on-screen and in real life. He was a source of light, friendship and show business lore.”
The executive producer of Sex And The City and Just Like That, Michael Patrick King, said Garson had been working “even while he was sick”, without giving details.
“His spirit and his dedication to his craft was present every day,” he said in a statement. “His multitude of gifts as an actor and person will be missed by everyone.”