About Anson Williams
As for the day, Anson Williams net worth is estimated at $1.8 million and I think we can all agree that this is an impressive sum. However, it shouldn’t surprise you, because Anson has spent many years working as an actor and television director (he has 42 credits for the later kind of job). But let’s take a closer look at his life and career.
The star has loved acting ever since he was a kid and appeared in variety of school plays. Anson Williams net worth started to grow when he was around 22 years old, because at that time he landed a role on television series Owen Marshall, Counsellor at Law. The following year he appeared on a segment of Love, American Style, titled “Love and the Happy days”. The characters that featured on this show, including “Potsie” portrayed by Williams, were later spun off into what became hit situation comedy Happy days. The first season was quite popular, ranking No. 16 on ABC. But this early success did not compare to what came later: in 1976-1977 it was the most popular show on ABC. The rating of the series has dropped over the following years, but it was only during the final season that it was not ranked among Top 30. In total, the show ran for 11 seasons and Williams remained on it during this whole time, even though in the later seasons his appearances were rather scarce. Needless to say, this show added a considerable pile of money to the overall Anson Williams net worth. By the way, the girl who has portrayed Potsie’s girlfriend in the later seasons of the show was actually Williams’ first wife- Lorrie Mahaffey. The two got married in 1976 and remained together for the following 8 years, having one child.
After leaving Happy days Williams has appeared in several other television series and TV movies (including I Married a Centrefold, Fudge, Baywatch, Son of the Beach Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and Take 2) but acting was no longer the main source of income to him. Since 1985 Anson has been busy working as a director. At first he has worked on ABC Afterschool specials and later on went to work on movies and television series. As a film director, Anson debuted with The Lon Star Kid, while his first series were L.A. Law and Just the Ten of Us. during the following years Anson has worked as a director on variety of other television series, such as Beverly Hills, 90210, Melrose Place, seaQuest DSV, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Why, then, Anson Williams net worth remains relatively low? Because in most cases he has directed only one or several episodes of the same show.