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Tyler James Williams


Tyler James Williams is an American actor, known for Dear White People (2014), most recognizable for having played the title character of the Chris Rock-inspired sitcom Everybody Hates Chris (2005) and songwriter Cyrus DeBarge in the Disney Channel movie Let It Shine (2012). He became known for playing the lead role in the show Everybody Hates ... See full bio »

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Known For

Dear White People
Dear White People Lionel Higgins
(2014)
Unaccompanied Minors
Unaccompanied Minors Charlie Goldfinch
(2006)
Everybody Hates Chris
(2005-2009)
Peeples
Peeples Simon Peeples
(2013)

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 2017 Detroit
Leon
 2016-2017 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (TV Series)
Russ Montgomery
- Abominable (2017) ... Russ Montgomery
- The Ripper of Riga (2017) ... Russ Montgomery
- Obey (2017) ... Russ Montgomery
- Type A (2017) ... Russ Montgomery
- Blowback (2017) ... Russ Montgomery
 2016 RePlay (TV Series)
Nate
- Know Your Sound (2016) ... Nate
- No Requests (2016) ... Nate
- Don't Invite Your Ex (2016) ... Nate
- Match Your Beats (2016) ... Nate
 2015 Instant Mom (TV Series)
Jamal
- Jamal in the Family (2015) ... Jamal
 2015 Ballers (TV Series)
Waterboy
- Heads Will Roll (2015) ... Waterboy
- Raise Up (2015) ... Waterboy
 2015 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Russ Montgomery
- Beyond Borders (2015) ... Russ Montgomery
 2014-2015 The Walking Dead (TV Series)
Noah
- Spend (2015) ... Noah
- Forget (2015) ... Noah
- Remember (2015) ... Noah
- The Distance (2015) ... Noah
- Them (2015) ... Noah
 2014 Caught a Ghost: Get Your Life (Video short)
 2014 Key and Peele (TV Series)
Jaleel White
- Slap-Ass: In Recovery (2014) ... Jaleel White
 2014 Dear White People
Lionel Higgins
 2013 Peeples
Simon Peeples
 2012-2013 Go On (TV Series)
Owen
- Urn-ed Run (2013) ... Owen
- Go for the Gold Watch (2013) ... Owen
- Double Down (2013) ... Owen
- Ring and a Miss (2013) ... Owen
- Go Deep (2013) ... Owen
 2012 Lab Rats (TV Series)
Future Leo
- Back from the Future (2012) ... Future Leo
 2012 Let It Shine (TV Movie)
Cyrus 'Truth' DeBarge
 2011 House M.D. (TV Series)
Landon
- Carrot or Stick (2011) ... Landon
 2010 Our Show (TV Movie)
 2010 Batman: The Brave and the Bold (TV Series)
Firestorm / Jason Rusch
- Darkseid Descending! (2010) ... Firestorm (voice)
- The Siege of Starro!: Part 1 (2010) ... Firestorm / Jason Rusch (voice)
- A Bat Divided! (2010) ... Firestorm / Jason Rusch (voice)
 2009 True Jackson, VP (TV Series)
Justin
- Flirting with Fame (2009) ... Justin
 2009 The Cleaner (TV Series)
Kenji Simon
- Last American Casualty (2009) ... Kenji Simon
 2005-2009 Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series)
Chris
- Everybody Hates the G.E.D. (2009) ... Chris
- Everybody Hates Bomb Threats (2009) ... Chris
- Everybody Hates Tasha (2009) ... Chris
- Everybody Hates Back Talk (2009) ... Chris
- Everybody Hates the Car (2009) ... Chris
 2006 Unaccompanied Minors
Charlie Goldfinch
 2006 The Ant Bully
Blue Teammate #1 (voice)
 2005 Two for the Money
Guest at Party (uncredited)
 2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Kyle McGovern
- Parts (2005) ... Kyle McGovern (as Tyler J. Williams)
 2004 Judge Mooney (TV Series)
Melvin
 1999-2003 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Jack Black's Adopted Son / Young Boy / Entari Shakunte
- Jack Black/John Mayer (2003) ... Jack Black's Adopted Son (uncredited)
- John Goodman/Neil Young (2000) ... Young Boy (uncredited)
- Heather Graham/Marc Anthony (1999) ... Entari Shakunte (uncredited)
 2000-2002 Little Bill (TV Series)
Bobby
- Michael Sleeps Over/Michael's First Snow (2002) ... Bobby (voice)
- A Day at the Beach/The Get Well Song (2002) ... Bobby (voice)
- Chicken Pox/Shipwreck Saturday (2000) ... Bobby (voice)
 2000 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Tyler
- Episode #31.1 (2000) ... Tyler
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Alternate Names:

Tyler J. Williams

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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What I love most about acting is being able to play different types of personalities without being considered crazy. See more »

Trivia:

Older brother of Tylen Jacob Williams. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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