Tyler James Williams

  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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While this young actor came to prominence when Chris Rock handpicked him to star as the comedian's younger self in the sitcom Everybody Hates Chris in 2005, Williams was already a veteran of the entertainment industry. At age 4 he won a role on Sesame Street and later appeared in TV commercials and a handful of series. But Everybody Hates Chris showcased his superb comic timing and natural charisma. He continues to show up on television and has also voiced the character Firestorm in the animated series Batman: The Brave and the Bold.

Fast Facts

  • Started acting at age 4 on Sesame Street.
  • Provided the voice of Bobby in Bill Cosby's animated series Little Bill.
  • Won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series in 2007 for his lead role on Everybody Hates Chris.


  • Tylen Jacob Williams — Brother
  • Angela Williams — Mother
  • Le'Roy Williams — Father
  • Tyrel Jackson Williams — Brother
MIXED-ISH - In "mixed-ish," Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white. This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)

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