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Mykelti Williamson


Perhaps best remembered for his touching performance as "Bubba" opposite Tom Hanks in the Academy Award-winning Forrest Gump (1994), Mykelti Williamson is one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood, who has been steadily honing his craft since he first began acting professionally at the age of 18. This past fall Williamson starred as Lt. ... See full bio »

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Known For

Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump Bubba Blue
(1994)
Con Air
Con Air Baby-O
(1997)
Fences
Fences Gabriel
(2016)
The Purge: Election Year
(2016)

Filmography

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  Only You (filming)
Bobby
  Run the Race (post-production)
Coach Hailey
  Saint Judy (post-production)
Dikembe Mustafa
 2018 Canal Street (post-production)
Jackie Styles
 2018 Thriller (post-production)
Detective Raymond Johnson
 2017-2018 Chicago P.D. (TV Series)
Denny Woods
 2016-2017 Designated Survivor (TV Series)
Admiral Chernow
 2017 Rebel (TV Series)
Rene Knight / Mr. Rene Knight
 2016 Fences
Gabriel
 2016 The Purge: Election Year
Joe Dixon
 2016 Underground (TV Series)
Moses
 2016 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (TV Series)
Brigadier General Yazee Zwane
 2015-2016 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Clay Maxwell / Clay
 2015 You Bury Your Own
Detective Goodman
 2015/I Convergence
Captain Miller
 2012-2015 Justified (TV Series)
Ellstin Limehouse
 2014 Clementine (TV Movie)
Ray
 2014 Wild Blue (TV Movie)
Master Chief Donald Bowman
 2014 Nashville (TV Series)
Terry George
 2014 Hollows Grove
F.B.I. Agent Jones
 2014 Scorpion (TV Series)
General Ned Walker
 2013 Lauren (TV Series)
Prince
 2013 Touch (TV Series)
Detective Lang
 2013 Twist of Faith (TV Movie)
Uncle Moe
 2012 Single Ladies (TV Series)
Pierce
 2011 Rizzoli & Isles (TV Series)
U.S. Marshal Whitmore
 2011 Have a Little Faith (TV Movie)
Donnie
 2010 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Matthew Wade
 2010 24 (TV Series)
Brian Hastings
 2010 High School
Paranoid
 2007-2009 CSI: NY (TV Series)
Chief Brigham Sinclair
 2009 The Final Destination
George
 2009 My Summer Friend (Short)
Romell
 2009 Psych (TV Series)
Coach Sammy Winslow
 2009 Black Dynamite
Chicago Wind
 2008 Vice
Sampson
 2008 Ball Don't Lie
Dallas
 2008 One Hogan Place (TV Movie)
Lt. Dardin
 2007 August Rush
Reverend James
 2007 Spinning Into Butter
Aaron Carmichael
 2006-2007 Kidnapped (TV Series)
Virgil Hayes
 2007 Raines (TV Series)
Detective Bobby 'Fearless' Smith
 2006 Justice (TV Series)
Joshua Mortin
 2006 ATL
Uncle George
 2006 Fatwa
Grady Frank
 2006 Lucky Number Slevin
Sloe
 2005 Get Rich or Die Tryin'
Charlene's Stepfather (uncredited)
 2005 Third Watch (TV Series)
Detective Dante Rice / Detective Rice
 2004 After the Sunset
Agent Stafford
 2004 Monk (TV Series)
Captain Walter Cage
 2004 The Secret Service (TV Movie)
Mike Bradford
 2002-2003 Boomtown (TV Series)
Detective Bobby 'Fearless' Smith
 2002 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Tevis Lockwood
 2002 Our America (TV Movie)
Graham Ellis
 2001 Ali
Don King
 2000-2001 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Lt. Philip Gerard
 2000 Holiday Heart (TV Movie)
Silas
 1999-2000 The Hoop Life (TV Series)
Marvin Buxton
 1999 Three Kings
Colonel Horn
 1998 Gideon
Coleman Walker
 1998 Species II
Dennis Gamble
 1998 Primary Colors
Dewayne Smith
 1997 Buffalo Soldiers (TV Movie)
Cpl. William Christy
 1997 Double Tap
Agent Hamilton
 1997 12 Angry Men (TV Movie)
Juror #10
 1997 Con Air
Baby-O
 1997 Truth or Consequences, N.M.
Marcus Weans
 1996 Soul of the Game (TV Movie)
Josh Gibson
 1995 Waiting to Exhale
Troy
 1995 Heat
Sergeant Drucker
 1995 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Dr. Michael Alders
 1994 Time Trax (TV Series)
Luther Bell
 1994 Forrest Gump
Bubba Blue
 1993 Other Women's Children (TV Movie)
Leonard
 1993 Free Willy
Dwight Mercer
 1991-1993 The New WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series)
Donovan Aderhold / J.J. Jay
 1988-1991 Midnight Caller (TV Series)
Deacon Bridges
 1990 A Killer Among Us (TV Movie)
Greg Hopkins (as Mykel T. Williamson)
 1990 The First Power
Detective Oliver Franklin (as Mykel T. Williamson)
 1989 China Beach (TV Series)
Rousseau / Jean Jacques Rousseau
 1987-1988 The Bronx Zoo (TV Series)
Gus Butterfield
 1988 Police Story: Monster Manor (TV Movie)
Officer Don Luntner (as Mykel T. Williamson)
 1988 Miracle Mile
Wilson (as Mykel T. Williamson)
 1987 J.J. Starbuck (TV Series)
Calvin
 1987 You Talkin' to Me?
Thatcher Marks (as Mikel T. Williamson)
 1987 Number One with a Bullet
Casey (as Mykel T. Williamson)
 1983-1986 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Off. Ron Garfield / Raymond Hawkins Jr.
 1986 The Love Boat (TV Series)
James Rusell / James Russell
 1986 Wildcats
Levander 'Bird' Williams (as Mykel T. Williamson)
 1984-1985 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Sylvio Romulus / Leon Jefferson
 1984-1985 Cover Up (TV Series)
Rick
 1984 Gimme a Break! (TV Series)
Waiter
 1983-1984 Bay City Blues (TV Series)
Deejay Cunningham
 1984 Streets of Fire
B.J. - The Sorels (as Mykel T. Williamson)
 1983 Alice (TV Series)
Player #1
 1982 Desperate Lives (TV Movie)
Jack (as Mykel T. Williamson)
 1981 Father Murphy (TV Series)
Lijah
 1979-1981 The White Shadow (TV Series)
Fred / Malcolm Gruner
 1981 Freebie and the Bean (TV Series)
Lemar Washington
 1980 The Righteous Apples (TV Series)
Charles 'Big Neck' McMorris (as Mykel T. Williamson)
 1979 Sunnyside
Hot Dog (as Michael T. Williamson)
 1979 Salvage 1 (TV Series)
Eddie
 1978 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Bruce
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Publicity Listings:

4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Michael T. Williamson | Mikel T. Williamson | Mykel T. Williamson

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

Tim Olyphant is a machine. He never stops thinking and being creative. See more »

Trivia:

Mykelti is pronounced like "Michael Tee". See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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