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Hal Williams Biography

Birth Name:
Harold Williams
Birth Place:
Columbus, Ohio, United States

Fast Facts

  • Moved to LA from his native Ohio in 1968; worked for the California Youth Authority while trying to break into show business
  • First TV guest role was in a 1970 episode of That Girl
  • Had a recurring role on Sanford and Son as Officer "Smitty" Smith
  • Reprised his role of Sgt
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  • Ross from Private Benjamin in the 1981-83 CBS sitcom version of the film
  • Costarred with Marla Gibbs in 227 on-stage in Los Angeles before it became an NBC series in 1985
  • Set up a scholarship fund for minority students studying TV communications in memory of his son Mark, who died in a camping accident in 1977
  • With 227 costar Gibbs, was honored at the Giving Back Corporation's spring 2010 Celebrity Roast & Toast


  • Mark Williams -- Son