, who was born in New Jersey
, started training as an actor at age
13 and went on to study at Wesleyan University
, volgens a bio posted on the university’s website
His first break in Hollywood was in guest roles on TV shows like “Cheers” en “Family Ties.”
It was on television that Garson would go on to make a reputation for himself as a beloved character actor. In addition to his role in “Seks en die stad,” he had recurring memorable parts on USA Network’s “White Collar,” ABC’s “NYPD Blou,” and CBS’s “Hawaii Five-0.”
He was most recently slated to appear in the reboot of the series, “And Just Like That,” which is set to premiere on HBO Max later this year.
Garson was a proud parent of one child
, his son Nathen
. He was also an advocate for organizations that help children find homes through adoption
In Januarie, Garson marked his son’s Adoption Day in an Instagram-plasing
, sê, “Best day of my life
. It’s an honor @nathen_garson
, today and every day.
In the wake of his passing, Garson’s many friends and former colleagues expressed their love for the actor.
Mario Cantone, who played Garson’s on-screen husband in “Seks en die stad,” called Garson a “brilliant TV partner” in a heartfelt post.
“I’m devastated and just overwhelmed with Sadness. Taken away from all of us way soon. You were a gift from the gods,” hy het geskryf. “Rest my sweet friend. Ek het jou lief.”
, “Moderne gesin” actress Julie Bowen
, geskryf het
: “This breaks my heart
. Willie Garson
, a friend who loved me at my worst
, (and always let me know it
) is gone
. I love you always.
Actor Jim Beaver bygevoeg
, “Heartbroken at the death of @WillieGarson
, a fine actor
, devoted father
, and acerbic
, snaaks, gracious friend.