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Tyler James Williams
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Birthdate October 9, 1992 (age 20)
Birthplace Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 2000–present

Tyler James Williams (born October 9, 1992) is an American teen actor, voice actor, singer, and rapper. He is best known for his role as Chris, a mistreated, miserable, and unpopular character on the sitcom Everybody Hates Chris.

Life and career

Williams was born in Lafayette, Louisiana and raised in Yonkers, New York.[1] His mother, Angela Williams, is a singer/songwriter, and his father is a police sergeant.[1] Williams has two younger brothers; Tyrel Jackson Williams (b.1997) and Tylen Jacob Williams (b.2002). Williams previously starred in Little Bill as the voice of Bobby, briefly replacing Devon Malik Beckford in 2000, and played himself (or an eponymous character, "Tyler") on the children's show Sesame Street from 2002–2005. He has also guest-starred in Two for the Money, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and the show Hi-Jinks along with his Everybody Hates Chrisco-star Tichina Arnold. In late 2009, Williams appeared in the second season of True Jackson, VP as Justin in the episode "Flirting with Fame". He played a rapper named Lil' Shakespeare. Williams also played Cyrus in the 2011 Disney T.V. movie, Let it Shine.

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
2000Little Bill Bobby (unknown episodes)
Sesame Streethimself (various episodes, 2000–2005)
2003Late Night with Conan O'BrienKids Say the Darnedest Things (unknown episodes)
Saturday Night LiveJack Black's adopted sonepisode: Jack Black/John Mayer
2005Law & Order:SVUKyle McGovern (1 episode- "Parts")
Everybody Hates ChrisChris RockMain role (88 episodes, 2005–2009)
Hi-JinksHimself (1 episode)
2006Unaccompanied MinorsCharlie Goldfinch
The Ant BullyBlue Teammate #1 (voice)
Everyone's HeroAdditional Voices (voice, as James Williams)
2009The CleanerKenji Simon (1 episode- "Last American Casuality")
True Jackson, VPJustin "Lil' Shakespeare" Weber(1 episode-"Flirting With Fame")
2010Batman:The Brave and the BoldFirestorm (voice only, 1 episode)
2011House, M.D.Landon Parks(1 episode- "Carrot or Stick")
2012Let it ShineCyrus Debarge (Main role)
Go OnOwensupporting role
Lab RatsFuture LeoGuest

Awards

  • In 2007, Williams won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series. Receiving the prize at age 14, he is the youngest person ever to receive this award.
  • In 2010, Williams was nominated for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Tyler James Williams filmreference.com

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