Tyler James Williams

While "Everybody Hates Chris," everyone seemed to love the series' precocious star, Tyler James Williams. The child actor, who portrayed the young Chris Rock in the semi-fictionalized UPN sitcom, learned early on how to ... Read more »
Born: 10/09/1992 in Westchester County, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (26)

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders 2015 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Roadies 2016 (Tv Show)

Himself

Ballers 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Criminal Minds 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Instant Mom 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Talking Dead 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Himself

The Walking Dead 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dear White People 2014 (Movie)

Lionel Higgins (Actor)

Peeples 2013 (Movie)

Simon Peeples (Actor)

The 44th NAACP Image Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Go On 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lab Rats 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Practice 1998 - 1999, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Everybody Hates Chris 2005 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 10th Annual Family Entertainment Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

The 40th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

True Jackson, VP 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 9th Annual Family Television Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Nickelodeon's 20th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 38th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Everyone's Hero 2006 (Movie)

Additional Voices (Actor)

The 37th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ant Bully 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Blue Teammate #1 (Actor)

Unaccompanied Minors 2006 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Let It Shine (TV Show)

Actor
Music (4)

The Hollars 2016 (Movie)

("Another Story") (Song)

Peeples 2013 (Movie)

("Drawers On The Floor") (Song Performer)

Spring Breakers 2013 (Movie)

("Moment 4 Life") (Song)

Jumping the Broom 2011 (Movie)

("Tonight") (Song)

Biography

While "Everybody Hates Chris," everyone seemed to love the series' precocious star, Tyler James Williams. The child actor, who portrayed the young Chris Rock in the semi-fictionalized UPN sitcom, learned early on how to carry a sitcom on his diminutive shoulders, having acted professionally in largely comedic roles since shortly after he learned to walk and talk.

Milestones

2016

Started playing Nate on the comedy series "RePlay"

2016

Joined the cast of "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders"

2014

Played Noah on AMC's zombie drama "The Walking Dead"

2012

Played Owen on "Go On"

2012

Cast as a young rapper in the Disney Channel musical "Let It Shine"

2006

Co-starred in the family comedy "Unaccompanied Minors"

2005

Landed breakthrough starring role on "Everybody Hates Chris" (UPN, The CW), a sitcom based on the childhood experiences of comedian Chris Rock

2005

Feature film debut, a bit part in "Two for the Money," starring Matthew McConaughey and Al Pacino

2000

Made TV debut on popular children's program "Sesame Street" (PBS)

Popular songs include "You Belong To Me" and "Don't Run Away".

Bonus Trivia

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Williams started acting professionally at the age of four.

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"There’s definitely diversity issues, although I do think we’re actually on the right track. One which being the fact that there’s so much content out there. Back in the day, if you weren’t on a show on one of the five major networks you just wasn’t on a show. Now every network is coming up with original programming. So I think that’s one way to address it, just by sheer volume of jobs available… So I think we just need to keep trucking forward and reminding people that it doesn’t necessarily have to be a black story for it to have a black actor." - from www.huffingtonpost.com, April 26, 2016

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"I went to college briefly. Think when you add all the times I went, it added up to about 2 and half months. Initially, I was a drama major. What stopped me were all the schools I wanted to go to and got into were conservatories that required me not to work for four years. Being that I have been working steadily since I was four years old, I just couldn’t shed it. I also didn’t like that most opinions were being filtered through one vessel. I have no issue with learning, and I have no issue with getting new information. However, I want to get all sides of the puzzle. I combated most of my professors. I purposely wrote papers that went against the grain. I just didn’t quite fit into that system." - from www.cwatlanta.cbslocal.com, October 17, 2014

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