Variety reported that Willie Garson, best known for his friendship with Stanford Blatch (Sex and The City) and as Mozzie (USAs White Collar), has died. His son Nathen, whom he adopted in 2009, confirmed the news via an Instagram post. The news was confirmed by an Instagram post from his son, Nathen Garson, who he adopted in 2009.
Garson was born in New Jersey in 1964. He received a theatre degree from Wesleyan University, and then a Masters Of Fine Arts at Yale Drama School. In the 1980s, he started to act on television, appearing on Family Ties, Cheers, and My Two Dads. Near the end of the decade, he made his first semi-regular appearance on Mr. Belvedere. He then appeared in more roles in shows such as Twin Peaks and Quantum Leap where he played Lee Harvey Oswald.
In the second half of the 1990s, more recurring TV roles began to emerge, such as on Party Of Five, Ask Harriet, Party Of Five and NYPD Blue. These appearances were in addition to single episodes on Friends, Early Edition and Just Shoot Me. He was able to get the role of Stanford on Sex and The City, which was his big break. Garson reprised his role in the Sex And The City Movies. He was reportedly filming on HBO's revival series, And Just Like That.
After Sex And The City, Garson was still with HBO. He played Meyer Dickstein on the short-lived John from Cincinnati. But his second major role came soon after, when he joined White Collar to play the lovable conman Mozzie. (He appeared in all 81 episodes). Garson has also appeared on Supergirl and Hawaii Five-0 in recurring roles. He recently made a guest appearance on Netflix's Big Mouth.