Montel Williams

Talk show host, Actor, Author
Montel Williams is a distinctively bald, mustachioed African-American actor and spokesperson best known for his long-running daytime talk series "The Montel Williams Show" (CBS, 1991-2008). As a host, he brought a ... Read more »
Born: 07/02/1956 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Filmography

Actor (37)

All My Children 1969 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Presenter

Make My Day 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Different World 1992 - 1993, 2004 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dave's World 1992 - 1995, 2004 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

JAG 1992 - 1995, 1997 - 1999, 2004 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Matt Waters 1992 - 1999, 2004 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Candidate 2004 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Host

Touched By an Angel 1992 - 1995, 1997 - 1999, 2004 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

War, Inc. 2008 (Movie)

GuideStar Voice (Actor)

Montel 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

My Name is Earl 2005, 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

True American Story 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Narrator

Second Time Around 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Dreams 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Veteran Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Noon Blue Apples 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Great American History Quiz 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The New Adventures of Robin Hood 1996 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Thirteenth Annual Genesis Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Plugged In: A Parents' Guide to TV 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 24th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 28th NAACP Image Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Happy New Year, America -- 1996 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Terrors of the Deep 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Donahue: The 25th Anniversary 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Mountain! Get Out of My Way 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 6th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 7th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Summer Showcase (08/30/88) 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Peacekeeper (TV Show)

Actor

Where Are They Now? (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

Montel 1992 - 1995, 1997 - 1999, 2004 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

The Simian Line 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (1)

Little Pieces 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Montel Williams is a distinctively bald, mustachioed African-American actor and spokesperson best known for his long-running daytime talk series "The Montel Williams Show" (CBS, 1991-2008). As a host, he brought a variously incisive, dignified, smarty-pants or pompous style to his duties discussing trendy and sometimes trashy topics with his studio audience. While serving in the military, Williams began touring the country, giving motivational speeches to young Americans. He later filmed an introduction to the classroom version of the Civil War epic "Glory" (1989) and within two years the tall, imposing speaker landed "The Montel Williams Show." Something of a vagabond in its search for a home, "The Montel Williams Show" did not challenge the dominance of Phil Donahue and Oprah Winfrey in the ratings, but Williams's more-than-decent start boded well for his future as a TV personality.

Williams made his dramatic debut in the TV movie "Perry Mason: The Case of the Telltale Talk Show Host" (NBC, 1993) and later starred in the short-lived CBS series "Matt Waters" (1996) as a concerned and caring high school teacher. While his daytime show thrived, he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and he began to actively manage the disease. He occasionally continued to dabble in acting, most notably with a recurring part on a few episodes of the military series "JAG" (CBS, 1995-2005). In 2008, "The Montel Williams Show" was canceled, and he moved on to a stint on the soap opera "Guiding Light" (CBS, 1952-2009). Eventually turning to infomercials, Williams later revisited acting with an appearance in the sports movie "Golden Shoes" (2013).

Relationships

Montel Brian Hank Williams II

Son
Born September 17, 1993 mother, Grace Williams

Tara Fowler

Wife
Married in Bermuda Oct. 6, 2007

My Karlsson

Companion
Swedish Williams admitted to having a relationship with Karlsson which led to his wife's filing for divorce no longer together

Grace Morley

Wife
Morley was a former burlesque dancer who appeared on Williams' talk show

Rochele See

Wife

Ashley Williams

Daughter
Mother, Rochele See

Maressa Williams

Daughter
Mother, Rochele See

Wynter-Grace Williams

Daughter
Born January 21, 1994 mother, Grace Williams

Herman Williams

Brother

Milestones

2013

Featured in the sports movie "Golden Shoes"

2008

Appeared on "Guiding Light"

2002

Played the judge presiding over Erica Kane's (Susan Lucci) murder trial on the ABC soap opera "All My Children"

1999

Announced he had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis

1996

Co-executive produced and starred in CBS drama series "Matt Waters"

1991

Hosted and co-executive produced the syndicated daytime talk show, "The Montel Williams Show"

1989

Hired by Pepsi to film an introduction to the classroom version of the Civil War feature film, "Glory"

1989

Left the military

Served in the military for 15 years; first with the Marines and later as an intelligence officer with the Navy

Given leave by the military to tour the country delivering motivational speeches to young Americans

Bonus Trivia

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The main catchphrase for promoting "The Montel Williams Show" is 'A cool head for hot talk'

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On an October 1998 show about breast cancer, Williams revealed that he underwent a double mastectomy at age 19 when a lump was discovered in his chest.

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