Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$4.8 million, $4.8 million
Date Of BirthOctober 9, 1992
FactIs the older brother of Tyrel Jackson Williams.


Who is Tyler James Williams, the star of the series “Everybody Hates Chris”? Wiki Bio

Tyler James Williams was born in Westchester County, New York State USA, on 9 October 1992, so his zodiac sign is Libra and he holds American nationality. He is an actor and a rapper, best known for having starred as Chris Rock in the comedy series “Everybody Hates Chris” from 2005 to 2009. It also starred Terry Crews, Tichina Arnold and Tequan Richmond in the story following an African-American teenager living with his strange family in the ‘80s.

Early life and education

Tyler was raised alongside his two younger brothers – Tyrel Jackson and Tylen Jacob – in Westchester County, by their father Le’Roy Williams who is serving as a police sergeant, and their mother Angela Williams who is a singer. All three boys started acting while attending elementary school, and are today known in the film industry, Tyrel is popular for starring in the Disney series “Lab Rats”, while Tylen is known for portraying James Phillips in the sitcom “Instant Mom”.

Tyler attended a local high school, where he played soccer and basketball, while mostly being focus on working on his acting skills and appearing in school plays.

Upon matriculation, he didn’t enroll at college but decided to focus on his career as an actor.

Roles in TV series

Tyler made his debut TV series appearance in 2000 at the age of eight, in several episodes of the educational children’s series “Sesame Street”. From 2000 to 2002, he portrayed Bobby in the flash-animated series “Little Bill”, and then appeared in three episodes of “Saturday Night Live” in each as a different person. He was invited to guest star as Melvin in “Judge Mooney” in 2004, before portraying Kyle McGovern in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” in 2005.

In 2009, Tyler guest starred in single episodes of “The Cleaner” and “True Jackson, VP”, and then made his voice-over debut portraying Jason Rusch in the animated series “Batman: The Brave and the Bold” in 2010. He went on to appear in episodes of several more TV series, such as “Lab Rats”, “Let It Shine”, and “House”, before he was cast as the recurring character Owen in the sitcom “Go On”. He portrayed another recurring character, Noah in the apocalyptic horror series “The Walking Dead” from 2014 to 2016, while appearing in several other series in the meantime, such as “Criminal Minds”, “Ballers”, and “Instant Mom”.

From 2016 to 2017, he played the lead role as Russ ‘Monty’ Montgomery in the police procedural series “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders”, while some of his latest appearances in series have been in “Dear White People” in 2018, and “Whiskey Cavalier” and “A Black Lady Sketch Show” in 2019.

Roles in movies and discography

He made his debut (uncredited) film appearance in 2005, in the sport drama film “Two for the Money”, which starred Al Pacino and Matthew McConaughey. In 2006, he appeared as a Blue Teammate in the computer-animated fantasy comedy film “The Ant Bully”, and then portrayed Charlie Goldfinch in the comedy movie “Unaccompanied Minors”.

Tyler James Williams

In 2012 he starred in the musical film “Let it Shine”, while the next year saw him star as Simon Peeples in the comedy “Peeples”. Some of his latest appearances in movies have been in “Detroit” in 2017, and “The Wedding Year” in 2019.

In 2012, Tyler sang the “Let it Shine” soundtrack, while his second song “Me, My Brother, And a Mic” came out in 2015.

Awards and accolades

Tyler has been nominated for six National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards winning one for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series in 2007 for “Everybody Hates Chris”, and one for an Outstanding Independent Motion Picture in 2018 for “Detroit”.

He has been nominated for a Teen Choice Award for the Choice Actor: Comedy and for two Young Artist Awards, while he won a Black Reel Award for the Best Breakthrough Performance in 2015 for “Dear White People”.

Love life and relationships

Tyler has been keeping details of his love life hidden from the media’s curiosity, but has recently uploaded a picture of himself with a mysterious white woman, stating that they are in a relationship. Many people attacked him for dating a white woman, while a man going by the Instagram name De Bullevara has stated how Tyler hates his own women (black women) and that he ‘has been deceived by an angel of light’. Nevertheless, other people have supported Tyler and stated that he can choose to love whoever he wants, and wished them happiness.

It is believed that Tyler was in a long-term relationship with his high school sweetheart, and that the two dated for over three years before splitting. It is rumored that he has dated two actresses alongside whom he starred in TV series, but this hasn’t been confirmed.

Hobbies and other interests

Tyler is interested in exercising and has been taking martial arts lessons since he was a teenager, while he also has several training sessions as the gym each week. He likes to rap, and often does freestyle rapping with his colleagues and friends, while his favorite two rappers are Eminem and Snoop Dogg. Tyler believes that the best songs are written when someone falls in love, and when they fall out of love.

He is also a dancer as he began taking dancing lessons while at elementary school, and has stated that he sometimes cannot function properly without music.

He has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Chris Rock, Will Smith and Halle Berry, while some of his favorite movies include “Meet Dave”, “Grown Ups”, and “Death at a Funeral”. He also enjoys watching animated TV series, with two of his favorites being “Family Guy” and “BoJack Horseman”.

Appearance and net worth

Tyler is 27 years old. He has short black hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 8ins (1.74m) tall, and weighs around 150lbs (68kgs). As of April 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $5 million.

General Info

Full NameTyler James Williams
Net Worth$4.8 million, $4.8 million
Date Of BirthOctober 9, 1992
Height1.73 m, 1.73 m, 1.73 m
ProfessionVoice Actor, Rapper, Singer, Singer, Voice Actor, Rapper, Singer, Voice Actor, Rapper
NationalityAmerican, American, American

Family

ParentsLe'Roy Williams, Angela Williams, Le'Roy Williams, Angela Williams, Angela Williams, Le'Roy Williams
SiblingsTyrel Jackson Williams, Tylen Jacob Williams, Tyrel Jackson Williams, Tylen Jacob Williams, Tyrel Jackson Williams, Tylen Jacob Williams

Accomplishments

AwardsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
NominationsBET YoungStars Award, Grammy Award for Best Rap Song, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Series or Special, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Comedy, BET YoungStars Award, Grammy Award for Best Rap Song, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Performance in a Youth/C...
MoviesDear White People, We the Peeples, Let It Shine, Unaccompanied Minors, The Ant Bully, Our Show, Dear White People, We the Peeples, Let It Shine, Unaccompanied Minors, The Ant Bully, Our Show, Dear White People, We the Peeples, Let It Shine, Unaccompanied Minors, The Ant Bully, Our Show
TV ShowsGo On, The Cleaner, Everybody Hates Chris, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, The Walking Dead, Ultimate Spider-Man, Ultimate Spider-Man, Go On, The Cleaner, Everybody Hates Chris, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, The Walking Dead, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Ultimate Spider-Man, Go On, The Cleaner,...

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Quotes

#Quote
1When kids tried to pick on me, I always had one line to shoot them down with: 'I make more money in a week than you'll make in your entire life.' Which probably wasn't true, but they thought it was.
2I don't feel like I should pay somebody to do something that I can do.
3I am an actor, and although I love music, and at times can't live without it, I eat, sleep, breath, sweat, and bleed acting.
4I have a saying: 'I'm good for three things: making fried bologna sandwiches, making money and picking out good movies.'
5I've been dancing forever; since I remember, that's what I've been doing.
6I got started acting by going to auditions that my mom found in the entertainment section of our local news paper. Then, I got a manager and started going out on more auditions.
7What I love most about acting is being able to play different types of personalities without being considered crazy.
8I'm very cheap. My friends hate me.
9I think some of the best songs are written in love and then out of love. That's the best time to put something together.
10What I remember most about working on 'Sesame Street' is having fun in the green room with the other kids while waiting for my time to go on camera to work with the puppets.
11Just because you are on TV, it doesn't mean you're not going to make mistakes.

Facts

#Fact
1Chris Rock originally did not want Tyler to portray him in Everybody Hates Chris because he thought Tyler was too good looking. However, the network insisted it was either Tyler or the show would not be produced.
2Older brother of Tylen Jacob Williams.
3Is the older brother of Tyrel Jackson Williams.
4His father is a sergeant in the NYPD with nearly 20 years on the force.
5Has two brothers

Pictures

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Detroit2017post-production
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders2016-2017TV SeriesRuss Montgomery
RePlay2016TV SeriesNate
Instant Mom2015TV SeriesJamal
Comedy Bang! Bang!2015TV SeriesTemptation
Ballers2015TV SeriesWaterboy
Criminal Minds2015TV SeriesRuss Montgomery
The Walking Dead2014-2015TV SeriesNoah
Caught a Ghost: Get Your Life2014Video short
Key and Peele2014TV SeriesJaleel White
Dear White People2014Lionel Higgins
Peeples2013Simon Peeples
Go On2012-2013TV SeriesOwen
Lab Rats2012TV SeriesFuture Leo
Let It Shine2012TV MovieCyrus 'Truth' DeBarge
House M.D.2011TV SeriesLandon
Our Show2010TV Movie
Batman: The Brave and the Bold2010TV SeriesFirestorm Jason Rusch
True Jackson, VP2009TV SeriesJustin
The Cleaner2009TV SeriesKenji Simon
Everybody Hates Chris2005-2009TV SeriesChris
Unaccompanied Minors2006Charlie Goldfinch
The Ant Bully2006Blue Teammate #1 (voice)
Two for the Money2005Guest at Party (uncredited)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2005TV SeriesKyle McGovern
Judge Mooney2004TV SeriesMelvin
Saturday Night Live1999-2003TV SeriesJack Black's Adopted Son / Young Boy / Entari Shakunte
Little Bill2000-2002TV SeriesBobby
Sesame Street2000TV SeriesTyler

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Space Jam 2performer: "Don't Run Away from Let It Shine" announced
Peeples2013performer: "Drawers on the Floor", "Drawers on the Floor Club Remix" - as Tyler Williams
Let It Shine2012TV Movie performer: "Around the Block", "Don't Run Away", "Guardian Angel", "Let It Shine", "Make a Joyful Noise", "Me and You", "Moment of Truth", "Tonight's the Night", "You Belong to Me"
Everybody Hates Chris2005-2006TV Series performer - 3 episodes

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHimself
Criminal Minds: Season 10 - Criminal Minds International2015Video shortHimself
The Real2015TV SeriesHimself
Talking Dead2014-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - 'Noah'
The 8th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute2014TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
International Desk2014TV SeriesHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2012-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - The Walking Dead
44th NAACP Image Awards2013TV Special documentaryHimself
Disney XD's My Life2012TV SeriesHimself
Legendários2011TV SeriesHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2011TV SeriesHimself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself
41st NAACP Image Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
The 40th NAACP Image Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
The 10th Annual Family Entertainment Awards2008TV SpecialHimself / Host
39th NAACP Image Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Smokey Robinson2008TV MovieHimself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '072007TV SpecialHimself
The 9th Annual Family Television Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
38th NAACP Image Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
Christmas Celebration at the Grove2006TV MovieHimself
The Megan Mullally Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Hi-Jinks2006TV SeriesHimself
37th NAACP Image Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2006TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2005TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2005TV SeriesHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2005TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Walking Dead2016TV SeriesNoah
Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story2010DocumentaryChris

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2015Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Breakthrough Performance, MaleDear White People (2014)
2014Spark AwardRiverRun International Film Festival
2007Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Comedy SeriesEverybody Hates Chris (2005)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2013Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Program - (Series or Special)Let It Shine (2012)
2010BET AwardBET AwardsYoungStars Award
2010Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Comedy SeriesEverybody Hates Chris (2005)
2009Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Comedy SeriesEverybody Hates Chris (2005)
2008Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Comedy SeriesEverybody Hates Chris (2005)
2008Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Series - Leading Young ActorEverybody Hates Chris (2005)
2007Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Ensemble in a Feature FilmUnaccompanied Minors (2006)
2007Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Leading Young ActorEverybody Hates Chris (2005)
2006Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Comedy SeriesEverybody Hates Chris (2005)
2006Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsTV - Choice Actor: ComedyEverybody Hates Chris (2005)
2006Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Leading Young ActorEverybody Hates Chris (2005)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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