On Tuesday, September 21, news broke that Willie Garson, who many had loved as Stanford Blatch on Sex and the City, has died at 57. We take a look at the actor’s impressive career and net worth in this article.
While Willie’s cause of death was not immediately revealed, reports claim that the actor was privately battling cancer for some time now.
Many fans and celebs alike mourned the actor’s death and remembered his incredible work upon hearing the news. Willie’s adopted son and only child, Nathen Garson, paid a heartfelt tribute to his late father on Instagram.
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Willie Garson’s net worth explored
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the Sex and the City star was worth approximately $10 million at the time of his passing.
Willie amassed his impressive net worth thanks to many of his highly successful acting roles.
Born in Highland Park, New Jersey, in 1964, Willie has been a part of the entertainment industry since 1986. The actor gave many note-worthy performances, both on big and small screens.
Besides Sex and the City, Willie’s other notable television performances have been in NYPD Blue, Mr Belvedere, My Two Dads, Coach, Quantum Leap, Boy Meets World,Girl Meets World, Friends and more.
His film appearances have been in There’s Something About Mary, Fever Pitch, Groundhog Day, Just Like Heaven, The Rock, Fortress 2: Re-Entry, Freaky Friday, Labor Pains, Out Cold and many more.
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A deeper look at the actor’s on-screen characters
Fans came to love Willie as Stanford in Sex and The City. Stanford is Carrie Bradshaw’s gay best friend in the HBO show, who is a classy, physically rather measly yet attractive NYC dweller. Like Carrie and girlfriends, Stanford is also navigating the dating scene in the city.
Willie appeared as Steve Cera in Friends, in the episode titled ‘The One with the Girl who hits on Joey.” He embodied the role of Ross’ neighbour and the president of the tenants’ committee. He didn’t quite like Ross.
The actor co-starred as Mozzie, a cunning conman, on USA Network’s “White Collar” between 2009 to 2014.
Besides his iconic TV performances, Willie also played the role of friendly doorman Ralph in the rom-com Little Manhattan, and Henry Coffield on NYPD Blue in 1993.
5 memorable Stanford Blatch dialogues from SATC
Here are some of Willie’s most iconic dialogues as Stanford in Sex and the City:
“Monogamy is on its way out again. It had a brief comeback in the 90s, but as the millennium approaches, everyone’s leaving their options open.”
“We All Judge. That’s Our Hobby. Some People Do Arts And Crafts. We Judge.”
“How can you not have a shrink? This is Manhattan. Even the shrinks have shrinks. I have three. Yes, one for when I want to be cuddled, one for when I want tough love and one for when I want to look at a beautiful man.”
“I can only stay a few minutes. I’ve got tickets to the “V*gina Monologues. Just because I don’t eat at the restaurant, doesn’t mean I can’t hear the specials.”
“Straight love has become closeted.”
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