Katt Williams

Comedian Katt Williams was a veritable firebrand every time he took the stage. His quick wit, manic energy, flamboyant outfits, and unapologetic insights on urban culture earned him comparisons to comic legends like ... Read more »
Born: 09/01/1973 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Actor (31)

Katt Williams: Priceless: Afterlife 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Lonely Street 2014 (Movie)

Rodent (Actor)

School Dance 2014 (Movie)

Darren (Actor)

Scary Movie 5 2013 (Movie)

Blaine Fulda (Actor)

Katt Williams: Kattpacalypse 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The Obama Effect 2012 (Movie)

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Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore 2010 (Movie)

Voice of Seamus (Actor)

Katt Williams: It's Pimpin' Pimpin' 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

BET Hip Hop Awards 2007 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Host

First Sunday 2008 (Movie)

Rickey (Actor)

BET Awards '07 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

BET Hip-Hop Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Host

Eddie Murphy: The Making of Delirious 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Epic Movie 2007 (Movie)

Harry Beaver (Actor)

Katt Williams: The Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Nick Cannon Presents Wild 'n' Out 2004 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz 2005 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Norbit 2007 (Movie)

Lord Have Mercy (Actor)

The Boondocks 2005, 2007 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Comedy Central Roast Of Flavor Flav 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Host

The Perfect Holiday 2007 (Movie)

Delicious (Actor)

2005 BET Comedy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

2006 BET Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Cuts 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Girlfriends 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

My Wife and Kids 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Tracy Morgan Show 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Friday After Next 2002 (Movie)

Money Mike (Actor)

NYPD Blue 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mission: Intolerable (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Comedian Katt Williams was a veritable firebrand every time he took the stage. His quick wit, manic energy, flamboyant outfits, and unapologetic insights on urban culture earned him comparisons to comic legends like Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy and Dave Chapelle. After making a name for himself in stand-up comedy, Williams became a staple on hit television specials including "Def Comedy Jam" (HBO, 1992- ) and "BET's Comicview" (BET, 1992- ). With his signature permed hair and pimp-esque swagger, Williams provided much of the laughter in films like "Friday After Next" (2002) and Eddie Murphy's "Norbit" (2007). Williams took his career to new heights with his sold-out performances - "Katt Williams: The Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1" (HBO, 2006), its 2007 film sequel "Pimp Chronicles Pt. 2," and "Katt Williams: It's Pimpin' Pimpin'" (2008). But like many celebrated comedians who run amuck, Williams could not escape the seedier trappings of fame and fortune, finding himself briefly jailed for alleged weapons possession, missing high-profile gigs, and entering mental health facilities for erratic behavior. But Williams would seemingly rebound with featured roles in comedies like "Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore" (2010) and with successful live performances like "Katt Williams Pimpadelic" (2009), which reignited his career and proved that there was always a place on stage and in people's hearts for fearless and original comics.

Milestones

2012

Co-starred in comedy film "The Obama Effect"

2010

Voiced Seamus the clumsy pigeon in "Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore"

2009

Performed to sold-out crowd in Washington, D.C. for "Katt Williams Pimpadelic"

2007

Returned for sequel "Pimp Chronicles Pt. 2" (HBO)

2007

Appeared opposite Eddie Murphy in "Norbit" and the spoof "Epic Movie"

2006

Starred in HBO comedy special "Katt Williams: The Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1"; also made executive producing debut

2003

TV series debut, "The Tracy Morgan Show" (NBC)

2002

Feature film debut, playing a flashy pimp in "Friday After Next" with Ice Cube and Mike Epps

1999

Moved to Los Angeles, CA; began performing stand-up at clubs such as The Improv and The Comedy Store

Received scholarship to The National Science Academy in Dayton, OH; reportedly turned down scholarship by purposefully failing a math exam

Bonus Trivia

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Williams was arrested on Nov. 15, 2012 in Oakland, CA for alleged battery. The actor/comedian was involved in a fight outside a night club. He was detained in L.A. the previous year in October 2011 for allegedly pulling a gun on fellow actor Faizon Love.

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Williams was arrested once again on Dec. 2, 2012 after allegedly threatening people with a pool cue at a bar in Seattle, WA. A judge issued a warrant for his arrest for failure to show up to his arraignment on Dec. 12, 2012 (on assault, harassment, and obstruction charges) stemming from the bar fight.

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On Dec. 28, 2012, Williams was arrested at his Woodland Hills, CA home for alleged child endangerment. An investigation from the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services reported there were numerous guns and illegal drugs in the house that created a safety hazard for Williams' four children.

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