William Petersen net worth and salary: William Petersen is an American actor who has a net worth of $35 million dollars and a salary per episode of $600 thousand. Born in Evanston, Illinois, William Petersen was originally focused on becoming an athlete, and attended Idaho State University on a football scholarship. However, he shifted his focus to acting after taking an acting class, and left school to pursue training full-time, moving to the Basque Country in northern Spain and focusing on Shakespearean theater. After returning to the United States, he moved to Chicago, where he studied and performed with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. He is a current ensemble member. He made his on-camera debut in 1981, in the film "Thief". However, it was not until his work in 1985′s, "To Live and Die in L.A.", that he began to gain attention. Since then, he has appeared in such projects as, "Manhunter", "The Kennedys of Massachusetts", "Return to Lonesome Dove", "Fear", "The Skulls", and "Detachment". He is most widely recognized for his starring role on the hit series, "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation".
William Petersen Salary Per Episode of CSI: $600,000