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Michael Kenneth Williams

Michael Kenneth Williams was born on November 22, 1966 in Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for 12 Years a Slave (2013), The Road (2009) and RoboCop (2014). See full bio »
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 2016 179th Street (pre-production)
Black Jack Johnson (as Michael K. Williams)
 2015 Bessie (TV Movie) (post-production)
Jack Gee (as Michael K. Williams)
 2015/II Captive (completed)
Detective John Chestnut (as Michael K. Williams)
 2015 Anesthesia (completed) (as Michael K. Williams)
 2010-2014 Boardwalk Empire (TV Series)
Chalky White
- Eldorado (2014) ... Chalky White (credit only)
- Friendless Child (2014) ... Chalky White (credit only)
- Cuanto (2014) ... Chalky White (credit only)
 2014 Kill the Messenger
Ricky Ross
 2014 The Purge: Anarchy
Carmelo Johns (as Michael K. Williams)
 2014 RoboCop
Jack Lewis (as Michael K. Williams)
 2014 Lucas Bros Moving Co (TV Series)
Satan / Nigerian Dude
- A/C Tundra (2014) ... Satan / Nigerian Dude (voice, as Michael K. Williams)
 2013 The Devil Goes Down (Short)
The Devil
 2013 Battlefield 4 (Video Game)
SSgt. Kimble 'Irish' Graves (voice)
 2013 They Die by Dawn (Short)
 2013 Plant Hunter (Short)
Plant Hunter (as Michael K. Williams)
 2013 12 Years a Slave
 2013 High School USA! (TV Series)
- Adderall (2013) ... Lucius (voice, as Michael K. Williams)
 2013 Walk This Way (TV Series)
Rev. Daniels
- Redemption (2013) ... Rev. Daniels
- In His Presence (2013) ... Rev. Daniels
- Abstinence (2013)
- Good Advice (2013) ... Rev. Daniels
 2013/I Snitch
Malik (as Michael K. Williams)
 2013 MGMT: Cool Song No. 2 (Video short) (as Michael K. Williams)
 2012 Nobody's Nobody's (Short)
 2012 Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 23-33 (TV Movie)
 2012 You're Nobody 'til Somebody Kills You
Ad (as Michael K. Williams)
 2012 The Wire: The Musical (Short)
 2012 W8 (Weight) (Short)
Derrick Jones / Dee
 2012 LUV
Detective Holloway
 2011 Bayou Black (Short)
Willy Jones (as Michael K. Williams)
 2011 The Cookout 2 (TV Movie)
Cable Guy Mike
 2011 Aqua Teen Hunger Force (TV Series)
- Allen: Part Two (2011) ... (voice)
 2011 Taking on Tyson (TV Series)
 2011 Detroit 1-8-7 (TV Series)
Clarence Warrenton
- Legacy/Drag City (2011) ... Clarence Warrenton
 2010 Behind the Steve (TV Series)
- Dead Dreams (2010) ... (as Michael K. Williams)
- Epiphany (2010) ... (as Michael K. Williams)
 2005-2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Laurent / Paul / Ronnie
- World's End (2010) ... Laurent / Paul (as Michael K. Williams)
- Hollywood Brass (2005) ... Ronnie
 1997-2009 Law & Order (TV Series)
Charles Cole / Marcus Cole / Delmore Walton
- Great Satan (2009) ... Charles Cole
- A Losing Season (2001) ... Marcus Cole
- Shadow (1997) ... Delmore Walton (as Michael K. Williams)
 2009/I The Road
 2009 The Philanthropist (TV Series)
Dax / Dax Vahagn
- Haiti (2009) ... Dax
- Kashmir (2009) ... Dax
- San Diego (2009) ... Dax
- Kosovo (2009) ... Dax
- Nigeria Part II (2009) ... Dax Vahagn
 2009/II A Day in the Life
Killer Mike (as Michael K. Williams)
 2009 Addicts
Lil J (as Michael K. Williams)
 2009 A Kiss of Chaos
Demetrius (as Michael K. Williams)
 2009 Tell Tale
 2008 CSI: NY (TV Series)
Reggie Dunham
- The Box (2008) ... Reggie Dunham
 2008 Miracle at St. Anna
Tucker (Scared Soldier) (as Michael K. Williams)
 2008 Belly 2: Millionaire Boyz Club (Video)
Tone (as Michael K. Williams, credit only)
 2008 KeAnthony: A Hustlaz Story (Short)
Shawn (as Michael K. Williams)
 2008 The Incredible Hulk
Harlem Bystander
 2008 Human Giant (TV Series)
Chris Barksdale
- Respect. Honor. Discipline. (2008) ... Chris Barksdale (as Michael K. Williams)
 2002-2008 The Wire (TV Series)
Omar Little
- -30- (2008) ... Omar Little (credit only)
- Late Editions (2008) ... Omar Little (credit only)
- Took (2008) ... Omar Little
 2007 The Kill Point (TV Series)
- The Devil's Zoo (2007) ... Quincy
- Rabbit at Unrest (2007) ... Quincy
- The Great Ape Escape (2007) ... Quincy
- Visiting Hours (2007) ... Quincy
- Pro Patria (2007) ... Quincy
 2006-2007 Six Degrees (TV Series)
- Objects in the Mirror (2007) ... Michael
- What Are the Odds? (2006) ... Michael
- Pilot (2006) ... Michael
 2007 I Think I Love My Wife
Teddy (as Michael K. Williams)
 2003-2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Victor Bodine / Double-D Gamble
- Underbelly (2006) ... Victor Bodine
- Escape (2003) ... Double-D Gamble
 2006 5up 2down
Terance (as Michael K. Williams)
 2006 Mercenary for Justice (Video)
Samuel Kay
 2006 The Bondage
Willie (as Michael K. Williams)
 2005 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Randall Kirk
- Gone (2005) ... Randall Kirk
 2005 Alias (TV Series)
- Pandora (2005) ... Roberts
- Nightingale (2005) ... Roberts
 2005 Lackawanna Blues (TV Movie)
 2005 Guile (Short)
 2004 Doing Hard Time (Video)
Curtis Craig aka: Durty Curt From Detroit (as Michael K. Williams)
 2003 Freeway: What We Do (Video short)
 2002 Third Watch (TV Series)
Cop #1
- Superheroes: Part 2 (2002) ... Cop #1
 2001 The Sopranos (TV Series)
Ray Ray
- Army of One (2001) ... Ray Ray
 2001 Deadline (TV Series)
- The Undesirables (2001) ... Darin (as Michael K. Williams)
 2000 Broke Even
 1999 Bringing Out the Dead
Drug Dealer
 1996 Bullet
High Top
 1996 MugShot
Rumor (as Michael K. Williams)
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Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (23 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

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Appeared in music video "Trapped in the Closet Part 9" by R&B artist R. Kelly (2005). See more »

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Michael K. Williams


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Everybody is entitled to their own opinion and I respect them but I do my work and I go home. If they only see Omar as a one-dimensional character then they don't understand The Wire as a whole. What I will say about Omar is he helped the Black community by breaking this stereotype we have about homosexuals. I'm actually proud about that. See more »


Used be a dancer and then a choreographer, doing routines for music videos and tours. See more »


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