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Tyler James Williams


Tyler James Williams was born on October 9, 1992 in Westchester County, New York, USA. He is a TV 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 ... See full bio »

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Known For

Dear White People
Dear White People Lionel Higgins
(2014)
Everybody Hates Chris
(2005-2009)
Let It Shine
Let It Shine Cyrus 'Truth' DeBarge
(2012)
Unaccompanied Minors
Unaccompanied Minors Charlie Goldfinch
(2006)

Filmography

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 2017 Detroit
Leon
 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
 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)
 2012-2013 Go On (TV Series)
Owen
- Urn-ed Run (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
 2011 House M.D. (TV Series)
Landon
- Carrot or Stick (2011) ... Landon
 2010 Our Show (TV Movie)
 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
 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 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Tyler
- Episode #31.1 (2000) ... Tyler
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2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Tyler J. Williams

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

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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