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Dick Anthony Williams (1934–2012)


Dick Anthony Williams was born on August 9, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Richard Anthony Williams. He was an actor, known for Edward Scissorhands (1990), Dog Day Afternoon (1975) and The Jerk (1979). He was married to Gloria Edwards. He died on February 16, 2012 in Van Nuys, California, USA. See full bio »

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 2010/II Breathe (Short)
Pence
 2009 Blood and Bone
Roberto
 2007 Steam
August
 2007 The Stolen Moments of September
Asa Jamir / Henry Washington
 2004 Virgin Again
David
 2003 Jonah (Short)
Elder Jonah
 2003 Black Listed (Video)
Missouri
 2002 The Shield (TV Series)
Reverend Neal Cook
- Two Days of Blood (2002) ... Reverend Neal Cook
- Cupid & Psycho (2002) ... Reverend Neal Cook
 2000 The Mutant Watch (TV Short)
 2000 Hot Boyz (Video)
Harold
 1999 The Parent 'Hood (TV Series)
Dr. Lathum
- 'Hood Sweet' Hood: Part 2 (1999) ... Dr. Lathum
 1998 A Room Without Doors (Short)
Clem
 1998 The Players Club
Mr. Armstrong
 1997 The Player (TV Movie)
 1997 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Charles Wilkes
- All in the Family (1997) ... Charles Wilkes
 1997 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Harvey Boutier
- Dead Man Talking (1997) ... Harvey Boutier
 1997 JAG (TV Series)
Lang
- Code Blue (1997) ... Lang
 1996 Sparks (TV Series)
Judge Pettigrew
- One on One (1996) ... Judge Pettigrew
 1995 Due South (TV Series)
ATF Agent MacFadden
- Bird in the Hand (1995) ... ATF Agent MacFadden
 1995 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)
Beverly's Father
- Beverly and the Prop Job (1995) ... Beverly's Father
 1995 The Client (TV Series)
Whitney Roland
 1995 Renegade (TV Series)
Police Capt. Frank
- Stalker's Moon (1995) ... Police Capt. Frank
 1994 Law & Order (TV Series)
Sam Burdette
- White Rabbit (1994) ... Sam Burdette
 1994 The X-Files (TV Series)
Agent Reggie Purdue
- Young at Heart (1994) ... Agent Reggie Purdue
 1994 Roc (TV Series)
Ray Boyd
- Citizen Roc: Part 2 (1994) ... Ray Boyd
 1993 The Gifted
 1990-1993 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Franklin Hovey / Charles Jackson
- Pacific Rimshot (1993) ... Franklin Hovey
- Safe Sex (1993) ... Franklin Hovey
- Bound for Glory (1990) ... Charles Jackson
 1993 Percy & Thunder (TV Movie)
Caswell Baker
 1991-1993 Homefront (TV Series)
Abe Davis
- All Good Things (1993) ... Abe Davis
- Shabbat Shalom (1993) ... Abe Davis
- The Lacemakers (1993) ... Abe Davis
- By Word or Act (1993) ... Abe Davis
- Garfield Slept Here (1993) ... Abe Davis
 1991 The Rapture
Henry
 1990-1991 WIOU (TV Series)
Billy Randfield
- Ode to Sizzling Sal (1991) ... Billy Randfield
- Mother Nature's Son (1990) ... Billy Randfield
 1990 Mo' Better Blues
Big Stop Williams
 1990 Shannon's Deal (TV Series)
- Inside Straight (1990)
 1989 Cast the First Stone (TV Movie)
Jackson Phillips
 1989 A Man Called Hawk (TV Series)
Frank Gilbert
- Life After Death (1989) ... Frank Gilbert
 1983-1989 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Malcolm X / Samuel Taylor
- The Meeting (1989) ... Malcolm X
- Keeping On (1983) ... Samuel Taylor
 1989 B.L. Stryker (TV Series)
Rick Herd
- Carolann (1989) ... Rick Herd
 1989 Tap
Francis
 1988 Bustin' Loose (TV Series)
Dr. Chuck
- The Kindest Cut (1988) ... Dr. Chuck
 1987 Grizzly II: The Concert
Charlie
 1987 Gardens of Stone
Slasher Williams
 1987 227 (TV Series)
Det. Fredickson
- A Good Citizen (1987) ... Det. Fredickson
 1986-1987 Heart of the City (TV Series)
Lt. Ed Van Duzer
- Out on a Limb (1987) ... Lt. Ed Van Duzer
- Beauty and a Couple of Beasts (1987) ... Lt. Ed Van Duzer
- A Rough Ride on Life's Merry-Go-Round (1986) ... Lt. Ed Van Duzer
- Busted (1986) ... Lt. Ed Van Duzer
- The Chemistry of Rage (1986) ... Lt. Ed Van Duzer
 1986 Stingray (TV Series)
Det. Kennedy
- That Terrible Swift Sword (1986) ... Det. Kennedy
 1985 Our Family Honor (TV Series)
Chief of Detectives Jonas Jones / Jonas Jones
- End of the Line (1985) ... Chief of Detectives Jonas Jones
- Lone Justice (1985) ... Chief of Detectives Jonas Jones
- Mark of Cain (1985) ... Chief of Detectives Jonas Jones
- Homecoming (1985) ... Chief of Detectives Jonas Jones
- The Hostage (1985) ... Chief of Detectives Jonas Jones
 1985 Summer Rental
Dan Gardner
 1985 Space (TV Mini-Series)
Gawain Butler
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Gawain Butler
 1985 Challenge of a Lifetime (TV Movie)
Dr. Hume
 1984 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Brian
- I Do, I Don't (1984) ... Brian
 1984 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Grayson
- The Dog Who Knew Too Much (1984) ... Grayson
 1983 Through Naked Eyes (TV Movie)
Det. Wylie
 1983 Night Partners (TV Movie)
Instructor
 1983 The Star Chamber
Det. Paul Mackey
 1983 The Powers of Matthew Star (TV Series)
FBI Agent
- Starr Knight (1983) ... FBI Agent
 1983 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Sly
- Let Them Eat Pretzels (1983) ... Sly
 1982 Something So Right (TV Movie)
Morris Elliot
 1982 Archie Bunker's Place (TV Series)
Deputy D.A. Baker
- The Eyewitnesses (1982) ... Deputy D.A. Baker
 1982 Sister, Sister (TV Movie)
Reverend Richard Henderson
 1982 This Is Kate Bennett... (TV Movie)
Leonard Hayes
 1981 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Tyler Humphries
- Friends (1981) ... Tyler Humphries
 1981 The Sophisticated Gents (TV Movie)
Ralph Joplin
 1981 Omen III: The Final Conflict
Vicar (as Richard Williams)
 1981 A Gun in the House (TV Movie)
Det. Frank Campbell
 1980 The Night the City Screamed (TV Movie)
Jim Downs
 1980 Brave New World (TV Movie)
Helmholz Watson
 1980 The Jeffersons (TV Series)
Wayne
- Brother Tom (1980) ... Wayne
 1980 One in a Million (TV Series)
 1979 The Jerk
Taj
 1979 Hollow Image (TV Movie)
Danny York
 1979 Some Kind of Miracle (TV Movie)
Dr. Hopstone
 1978 Sparrow (TV Movie)
Martin
 1978 A Woman Called Moses (TV Movie)
John Tubman
 1978 James at 16 (TV Series)
 1977-1978 Man from Atlantis (TV Series)
Jomo
- The Siren (1978) ... Jomo
- Imp (1978) ... Jomo
- The Naked Montague (1977) ... Jomo
- Shoot-Out at Land's End (1977) ... Jomo
 1978 King (TV Mini-Series)
Malcolm X
- Episode #1.3 (1978) ... Malcolm X
- Episode #1.2 (1978) ... Malcolm X (credit only)
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... Malcolm X (credit only)
 1977 The Storyteller (TV Movie)
Anthony
 1977 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Maceo Prentiss
- Quickie Nirvana (1977) ... Maceo Prentiss
 1977 Freeman (TV Movie)
Freeman
 1977 The Deep
Slake
 1977 The Richard Pryor Special? (TV Movie)
Writer (as Dick Williams)
 1976 The Long Night
Paul
 1975 Deadly Hero
D.A. Winston
 1975 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Harry Martin
- Kill Huggy Bear (1975) ... Harry Martin
 1975 Dog Day Afternoon
Limo Driver
 1968-1973 Ironside (TV Series)
Reuben / Spokesman
- The Last Payment (1973) ... Reuben
- Robert Phillips vs. the Man (1968) ... Spokesman (as Dick Williams)
 1973 Five on the Black Hand Side
Preston (as Richard Williams)
 1973 Slaughter's Big Rip-Off
Joe Creole (as Richard Williams)
 1973 The Mack
Pretty Tony (as Dick Williams)
 1971 Who Killed Mary Whats'ername?
Malthus (as Dick Williams)
 1971 The Anderson Tapes
Spencer (as Dick Williams)
 1970 Nanny and the Professor (TV Series)
Mr. Williams
- The New Butch (1970) ... Mr. Williams (as Richard Williams)
 1969 The Lost Man
Ronald (as Richard Anthony Williams)
 1968 Uptight
Corbin
 1968 Dragnet 1967 (TV Series)
Mondo Mabamba
- Public Affairs: DR-07 (1968) ... Mondo Mabamba (as Dick Williams)
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He acted in James Baldwin's play, "The Amen Corner," in a Classic Contemporary American Plays production at the Ford Theatre in Los Angeles, California with BeBe Drake, Amad Jackson, Iona Morris, Lou Myers, Portia Realer, Riley Roberts, Pamela Shaddock, Michele Shay, Felicia Wilson, and Hattie Winston in the cast. Hattie ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Dick A. Williams | Dick Williams | Richard Anthony Williams | Richard Williams

Height:

6' 7" (2.01 m)
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Co-founder of the New Federal Theatre (NFT) in New York. See more »

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