Anson Williams

United States

Anson Williams Bio

Who is Anson Williams

Anson Williams (born Sep 25, 1949) is an American actor and director. Hi is famous for his role as gullible but well-intentioned singer Warren "Potsie" Weber on the tv series Happy Days.

Early Life (Childhood)

Williams was born as Anson William Heimlich in Los Angeles, California. His father was Haskell. He was the captain of the track team when he attended high school and he also acted in multiple school productions.

Interesting Facts

Williams has played the same character in four different series as Potsie Weber: Love, American Style, Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.

Personal Life

Williams and Jackie Gerken got married in 1988 and they are living happily since then. They have 4 children. He was also previously married to Lorrie Mahaffey.


Williams was nominated in Golden Globes, USA for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV Happy Days (1974).


Williams and his co-stars, Erin Moran, Don Most, Marion Ross and the estate of Tom Bosley filed a $10 million breach-of-contract lawsuit against CBS, which owns the show.