Who is Tyler James Williams, the star of the series “Everybody Hates Chris”? Wiki Bio
Tyler James Williams was born in Westchester County, New York State USA, on 9 October 1992, so his zodiac sign is Libra and he holds American nationality. He is an actor and a rapper, best known for having starred as Chris Rock in the comedy series “Everybody Hates Chris” from 2005 to 2009. It also starred Terry Crews, Tichina Arnold and Tequan Richmond in the story following an African-American teenager living with his strange family in the ‘80s.
Early life and education
Tyler was raised alongside his two younger brothers – Tyrel Jackson and Tylen Jacob – in Westchester County, by their father Le’Roy Williams who is serving as a police sergeant, and their mother Angela Williams who is a singer. All three boys started acting while attending elementary school, and are today known in the film industry, Tyrel is popular for starring in the Disney series “Lab Rats”, while Tylen is known for portraying James Phillips in the sitcom “Instant Mom”.
Tyler attended a local high school, where he played soccer and basketball, while mostly being focus on working on his acting skills and appearing in school plays.
Upon matriculation, he didn’t enroll at college but decided to focus on his career as an actor.
Roles in TV series
Tyler made his debut TV series appearance in 2000 at the age of eight, in several episodes of the educational children’s series “Sesame Street”. From 2000 to 2002, he portrayed Bobby in the flash-animated series “Little Bill”, and then appeared in three episodes of “Saturday Night Live” in each as a different person. He was invited to guest star as Melvin in “Judge Mooney” in 2004, before portraying Kyle McGovern in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” in 2005.
In 2009, Tyler guest starred in single episodes of “The Cleaner” and “True Jackson, VP”, and then made his voice-over debut portraying Jason Rusch in the animated series “Batman: The Brave and the Bold” in 2010. He went on to appear in episodes of several more TV series, such as “Lab Rats”, “Let It Shine”, and “House”, before he was cast as the recurring character Owen in the sitcom “Go On”. He portrayed another recurring character, Noah in the apocalyptic horror series “The Walking Dead” from 2014 to 2016, while appearing in several other series in the meantime, such as “Criminal Minds”, “Ballers”, and “Instant Mom”.
From 2016 to 2017, he played the lead role as Russ ‘Monty’ Montgomery in the police procedural series “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders”, while some of his latest appearances in series have been in “Dear White People” in 2018, and “Whiskey Cavalier” and “A Black Lady Sketch Show” in 2019.
Roles in movies and discography
He made his debut (uncredited) film appearance in 2005, in the sport drama film “Two for the Money”, which starred Al Pacino and Matthew McConaughey. In 2006, he appeared as a Blue Teammate in the computer-animated fantasy comedy film “The Ant Bully”, and then portrayed Charlie Goldfinch in the comedy movie “Unaccompanied Minors”.
In 2012 he starred in the musical film “Let it Shine”, while the next year saw him star as Simon Peeples in the comedy “Peeples”. Some of his latest appearances in movies have been in “Detroit” in 2017, and “The Wedding Year” in 2019.
In 2012, Tyler sang the “Let it Shine” soundtrack, while his second song “Me, My Brother, And a Mic” came out in 2015.
Awards and accolades
Tyler has been nominated for six National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards winning one for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series in 2007 for “Everybody Hates Chris”, and one for an Outstanding Independent Motion Picture in 2018 for “Detroit”.
He has been nominated for a Teen Choice Award for the Choice Actor: Comedy and for two Young Artist Awards, while he won a Black Reel Award for the Best Breakthrough Performance in 2015 for “Dear White People”.
Love life and relationships
Tyler has been keeping details of his love life hidden from the media’s curiosity, but has recently uploaded a picture of himself with a mysterious white woman, stating that they are in a relationship. Many people attacked him for dating a white woman, while a man going by the Instagram name De Bullevara has stated how Tyler hates his own women (black women) and that he ‘has been deceived by an angel of light’. Nevertheless, other people have supported Tyler and stated that he can choose to love whoever he wants, and wished them happiness.
It is believed that Tyler was in a long-term relationship with his high school sweetheart, and that the two dated for over three years before splitting. It is rumored that he has dated two actresses alongside whom he starred in TV series, but this hasn’t been confirmed.
Hobbies and other interests
Tyler is interested in exercising and has been taking martial arts lessons since he was a teenager, while he also has several training sessions as the gym each week. He likes to rap, and often does freestyle rapping with his colleagues and friends, while his favorite two rappers are Eminem and Snoop Dogg. Tyler believes that the best songs are written when someone falls in love, and when they fall out of love.
He is also a dancer as he began taking dancing lessons while at elementary school, and has stated that he sometimes cannot function properly without music.
He has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Chris Rock, Will Smith and Halle Berry, while some of his favorite movies include “Meet Dave”, “Grown Ups”, and “Death at a Funeral”. He also enjoys watching animated TV series, with two of his favorites being “Family Guy” and “BoJack Horseman”.
Appearance and net worth
Tyler is 27 years old. He has short black hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 8ins (1.74m) tall, and weighs around 150lbs (68kgs). As of April 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $5 million.