Hal Williams Poster


Jump to: Overview (2) | Mini Bio (1) | Spouse (2) | Trivia (8)

Overview (2)

Date of Birth 14 December 1938Columbus, Ohio, USA
Birth NameHalroy Candis Williams

Mini Bio (1)

A veteran professional actor who has co-starred as a television series regular in NINE, prime time, HIT series, and has established himself solidly in both the areas of comedy and drama. Hal's latest projects include Disney Family Channel's "Snow 2: Brain Freeze" and Hallmark's "Generation Gap" - both released 2008.

His 25 year professional career has seen him firmly plant both feet in such dramas as "Root II, The Next Generation," "The Waltons," "Harry-O," and "L.A.Law," while displaying his comedic genius in "the Sinbad Show," "227," "Private Benjamin" and "Sandford and Son."

Williams works tirelessly to maintain a versatility that enables his career to remain both constant and current. His movie accomplishments continue to be displayed in co-starring roles in feature films like "Guess Who?" with Ashton Kutcher and Bernie Mac, "Private Benjamin" with Goldie Hawn and "TheRookie" with Clint Eastwood.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: The Mass Appeal, Inc.

Spouse (2)

Dr. Renee Himes (16 December 1978 - 20 March 1984) (divorced)
Gay Anderson (11 April 1975 - 1976) (divorced)

Trivia (8)

Works on behalf of the Sickle Cell Anemia foundation, appering as host of the annual Baton Rouge, LA telethon.
Originally from Columbus Ohio, he started out in community theater in Ohio in the 1960s while working for the Ohio Youth Commission.
Moved to Hollywood in 1968 and worked a regular job with the California Youth Authority to support his family while going out for auditions.
His acting mentor was the late Redd Foxx.
Met Marla Gibbs on the set of The Jeffersons (1975). Some eight years later, she would later co-star on 227 (1985), as his wife.
Best known by the public for his roles as Sgt. Ted Ross on Private Benjamin (1981) and as Lester Williams on 227 (1985).
Best friend of Ralph Waite and Marla Gibbs.
He was fired from The Jimmy Stewart Show (1971) by its star James Stewart. According to NBC producer Hal Kanter, Stewart didn't think it would be appropriate for a black character to be ordering him around on television with a family audience watching.

See also

Other Works | Publicity Listings | Official Sites | Contact Info

Contribute to This Page