Tyler James Williams


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Tyler James Williams is an American actor, 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 Chris and at the age of just 14 became ... See full bio »

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Everybody Hates Chris
Everybody Hates James (S4, Ep9)
Thu, Jul 29 12:00 PM PDT on FUSE (900)
Everybody Hates Chris
Everybody Hates New Year's Eve (S4, Ep10)
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Dear White People Lionel Higgins
(2014)
Unaccompanied Minors Charlie Goldfinch
(2006)
(2005-2009)
Detroit Leon
(2017)

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  Abbott Elementary (TV Series) (pre-production)
Gregory Eddie
- Episode #1.1 ... Gregory Eddie
 2021 The Funny Cartoons Show (TV Series)
- Static News: Vol. 3 (2021) ... (as Tyler Williams)
 2019-2021 A Black Lady Sketch Show (TV Series)
Detric / Rome
- Way to Ruin the Party, Soya! (2021) ... Detric
 2020 The Argument
Paul
 2019 The Wedding Year
Jake
 2019 Whiskey Cavalier (TV Series)
Edgar Standish
- Czech Mate (2019) ... Edgar Standish
- Two of a Kind (2019) ... Edgar Standish
- College Confidential (2019) ... Edgar Standish
- Good Will Hunting (2019) ... Edgar Standish
- Hearts & Minds (2019) ... Edgar Standish
 2018 Dear White People (TV Series)
Carson Rhodes
- Volume 2: Chapter IV (2018) ... Carson Rhodes
- Volume 2: Chapter V (2018) ... Carson Rhodes
 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)
Tyler James Williams
 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: Bionic Island (TV Series)
Future Leo
- Back from the Future (2012) ... Future Leo
 2012 Let It Shine (TV Movie)
Cyrus
 2011 House (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
 2003 Little Bill Thinks Big! (Video Game)
Bobby
 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 | Tyler 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:

Chris Rock originally did not want Tyler to portray him in Everybody Hates Chris (2005) because he thought Tyler was too good-looking. However, the network insisted it was either Tyler or the show would not be produced. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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