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Nickname Mayhem
Height 6' 5½" (1.97 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Albert Romeo Williams grew up in Houston, Texas where he flourished in the arts including dance, theater and martial-arts. William's hard work and tenacity earned him a 2nd degree Black Belt and won him various accolades in kickboxing. But, Houston could not tame William and he set his sights on traveling; splitting his time between Las Vegas and Australia, where he spent a few memorable years as a lead dancer, singer and professional model; appearing on various billboards, catalogs, and television shows.

After William's traveling stint he moved back to the states permanently to pursue his true-calling as an actor. Hollywood seems to have embraced William with open arms, as he has co-stared in numerous television series including CBS's, "Without a Trace," and "Shark," where he shared the screen with the legendary James Wood; actor/producer/director. But, Hollywood came to a screeching halt as the impending "SAG Writer's Strike" came to fruition resulting in minimal work available for actors as contract negotiations are still pending. Enter: Reality Television and "American Gladiators!"

It was not purely the allure of the $100,000 dollar prize money or the glitz and glamour of fame that led "Mayhem" (William Romeo) to his "Gladiator" title on the hit re-make show. In 1989, the Gladiator known as "Mayhem" was chosen to be an alternate contestant in Houston, Texas on the original American Gladiators series. Although William Romeo did not get the chance to compete, his Uncle Phillip continued to give him unwavering love and support. That same year, William's Uncle Phillip passed away from heart failure. 19 years later, the opportunity presented itself again and William Romeo had the opportunity to audition for the new series of American Gladiators; this time as a Gladiator. The day William Romeo, Aka: "Mayhem" received his final callback fell on his beloved Uncle Phillip's birthday. Coincidence? . . . .Perhaps, but many of the stories behind American Gladiators are a testament that sometimes, dreams really do come true. William Romeo continues to pursue his dream of becoming a leading Hollywood Actor each and every day and when he is not reading scripts, at the gym, taking part in business meetings or networking, William can be found enjoying the beach or a good movie with his two boys, Josh and Josiah.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: William Romeo

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